A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Sunday, November 2, 2008

I Cropped My Little Heart Out!!!!!!

Hey everyone! Well, this weekend flew by for me! I cropped alot and got minimal sleep! LOL. First, I met one of my gf's (Michelle) on Friday night to scrap. She was just the sweetest thing ever! She has a beautiful home and we had a wonderful time. She also gave me lots of scrappy goodies.....we are talkin' a whole bag full. How nice of her was that to do!!! I can't wait to get together again. We met at 5 and scrapped until after 1 am. I finally got home and had to unpack/repack for my crop on Saturday. I bet I got like 30 min. of sleep! LOL. Then my gf Quake picked me up at 8 am on Saturday and we scrapped with the girls all day! I got home after 1 am. So I finally got some sleep! I did not wake up until 2 pm today! I slept like 12 hours! But I was dead to the world! But it was well worth it! I cropped my little heart out. But it was also so fun to scrap with others! I wanted to share the things I did. I only got 4 cards done on Friday night. We had chatted alot....but so fun. Then I got 6 layouts done on Saturday. I have to put some finishing touches on 2 of the layouts, so I will show the 4 I got done and post the other 2 on Monday. So here we go.

First, here are the layouts I did. This first layout is of me and my best friend, my mom, Carol. I scraplifted this idea out of Scrapbooks ETC magazine. I just loved the idea and had to give it a try. It is called "Things I love about us." I wrote the things I love most about our friendship on the leaves of the flowers. The 5 most favorite things are:

1. I love it when you call and we talk on the phone for hours!
2. I love it when we have girls night out with our friends!
3. I love it when we scrapook together for hours on end!
4. I love it when we veg all day in our jammies!
5. I love it when we get giddy and giggle together!

I use some new sparkly pink chipboard that I won for our recent crop on JS. Love it and all the other pink goodies I got. The girls know I love me some pink. I also used some ghost wings on the flower...a first for me. So here it is:

Next, I did a layout of Carter. This photo was taken this past summer. Again, another idea that I was inspired to do because of Scrapbooks ETC. I cut the tree out at 10" using the Stretch Your Imagination cartridge. I then cut the owl and squirrel out with the Disney Happily Ever After cartridge. I ran the top portion of the owl through the Cuttlebug using D'vine Swirl for some dimension. I paper pieced together the 'shrooms and deer. I also tore some green cardstock for the grass at the bottom. I ran it through the Cuttlebug on Swiss Dots. I then ran the mat for the photo through the Cuttlebug using D'Vine Swirl. I cut the title, which is Explore, using the Plantin' Schoolbook cartridge. And finally, a little distressing on the photo frame. I love this layout. It is a different look for me and I like it. I definitely have to get the Stretch Your Imagination cart!!! My gf Quake had it and her new Cricut Expression at the crop. So fun. Here is the layout:
This next layout is of my nephew Carter. He played T-Ball for the first time this past summer. He was so cute out there with his little face! He squinted his eyes in the sunlight and I just love this photo!!! I used some chipboard for the title that Cristal sent me. I also incorporated some ribbon and some distressing. Here is this one:
Look at that little face! Hilarious!
Next, I did this layout of Carter and his daddy, my brother, Tyler. This one is called "Hop on Pop"....LOL! I just had to use that title! Cracks me up! I used the Cricut Accent Essentials cartridge for this one. Another cartridge of Quakes that is now on my want list. I love it! I ran all the arrows and title through the Cuttlebug using Swiss Dots.
Ok, now for the cards that I did with Michelle on Friday night. These are all either Christmas or Thanksgiving. This first card is in non traditional Christmas colors that I am soooo in love with!!!
This one is a Thanksgiving card. I cut the turkey out with PDDU. I cut off the 'feathers' and replaced them with my own, which I made by folding scalloped circles, cut with the Cricut Storybook cartridge.
Another Thanksgiving one using PDDU.
And last, a Christmas card. I used one of Michelle's snowmen stamps on this one.
Well, that is what I've been up to this weekend. I hope you all had a great weekend and a great Halloween. I have got to go and clean up my mess. My scrapbooking stuff is scattered all over the living room. Yall have a great week! Thanks for stopping by! God bless!
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scrappin_mom3 said...

I love everything...you did crop your little heart out!! Great work!!

jess said...

Looks like you kept busy! I really like the squint LO--the framing, and the wave of the patterned paper. Everytime I see a LO with that I think that I need to do it, but I always forget! Good job on everything.