A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Monday, March 1, 2010

Happy Monday!

Hey guys! Happy Monday! I hope you all are enjoying a wonderful Monday so far! I have been a busy scrappin' bee and have lots of new stuff to share with you today.

First, as always, Monday means a new challenge over at The Cuttlebug Spot. If you can, you must go over and check out my fellow DT Sista's creations this week! Wow! I am blown away by their cute projects! Also, while you are there, leave a comment for a chance to win a gift certificate!!!! Whoo hoo! Here is the link for ya:


This week we are celebrating the Irish with green projects. For my project this week, I chose to create a shaped card. Yall know how much I adore shaped cards!!! I found the SVG file for this Irish Hat on one of my fave SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) scrappy sites. She gives away lots of cute freebies. Here is the link for that:


I pulled up this hat file in my SCAL, did a little tinkering, and created this shaped card. I embossed with the Distressed Stripes and Swiss Dots embossing folders. I also added a gold button, green rhinestones, and Stickles. Here is the card:

Next, I created this card this past week. I have been wanting to do a submarine shaped card for quite some time. I found a clipart picture of a submarine I liked online, edited a bit, made my own SVG for it, and opened it up into SCAL. Once there, I tinkered to make this card. I am so happy with the way it turned out. I giggle each time I see it. I added some rhinestones, alphabet, and a handmade flower. I cut the 'sublime' with SCAL also and this font is called Mr. and Mrs. Popsicle.

"You Are Simply Sublime"

Next up, it's the beginning of another new month (can you believe it??!! I can't! LOL) and I have some reveals for Scrapbook Circle to share with you. This March kit is AWESOME!!! It is filled with so many goodies!!! If you would like to purchase this kit or see the other DT's fab creations, go here:


The kit really has a country feel to it and I love that. All of the added embellishments and paper are divine. I knew when I saw this kit that I had to scrap a picture of my Daddy from when he was a little boy. I grew up hearing this story about him from my whole family and I knew I had to one day scrap this memory for him. I am so glad I finally got to. First, let me tell you about the picture and the story. The picture is the original photo taken in the early 1950's. I wanted to use the original to keep that vintage, country feel to the layout. As a young child, my Daddy lived on a farm with all sorts of animals. Well, one day he was able to catch a chicken. This next part is not so pleasant, but it is the story and must be told. LOL. After he caught the chicken, he proceeded to try to poke it's eyes out and literally squeezed the chicken to death. Now, he was just a young boy and by no means meant to kill the poor little chicken. But he is a boy and we all know how boys can be! LOL. So through this story, and I guess mind going a bit south (Bad Aymee! Bad Bad Aymee! ROFL) I came up with this title. You will have to excuse, but I promise it is all in good fun.

As for the layout itself, I used some of the burlap from the kit and frayed out a few of the edges for a country feel. I also used a few border punches and added ribbon, but everything else you see (patterned paper, mini black clothespins, stickers, alphabet, and tag) is all from the kit. So here is this page....

"Choking Chickens"
Note: No chickens were harmed in the making of this layout....tee hee! :)

Love, Love, LOVE these banner stickers from Jenni Bowlin. The sheet comes with the pennant stickers as well as the alphabet you see on top of them. I added the little black clothespins (also included with the kit) to the center of my bows. Also, to adhere the burlap, I added brads.

The alphas shown here are from a Jenni Bowlin Bingo Cut and Paste card from the kit.

Isn't this photo hilarious! Poor chicken!!!! If you look close, you can see my Daddy's index finger poking away. I fell over laughing when I saw this picture! Also, stay tuned for part 2 of his animal escapades. I learned of a goat he had a child and let's say it met its demise as well.....

Next up, I created this layout using the March kit from Scrapbook Circle as well. This layout is of one of the very best friends I have ever had in my life, my grandfather, Leon. He was my very best friend and sadly, passed away a few months after Brandon and I married. It's been seven years and there is still not a day that goes by that he is not in my mind. I miss him very much!!! This is one of my favorite pictures of him!!!

I love this shaped paper from the kit too! It is from My Mind's Eye. I added in the ribbon and the buttons, but everything else you see is from the kit.

"My Best Friend"

So handsome!

I staggered the buttons. They give some great dimension.

Well, I think that is all from me today. I hope to scrap again today and will share with you as soon as I can!!!

Also, update on my Daddy. He is doing great with his recovery! Thank you all for your thoughts and prayers!!!

Have a wonderful day! Happy Scrappin'!
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LuvinmyLabs said...

Such great projects and layouts and I love the new look of your blog!! I always enjoy your work. I've left you an award on my blog. When you get a minute, stop by and check it out. :-)

Courtney said...

Your blog is very cheerful & springy! I've enjoyed it. Great projects - very inspiring!

Diana said...

LOVE these fun creations Aymee! I really like your Hat card--just precious!

Vieve said...

Amy I love the story and the layout...oh what little boys get themselves into :) I love the farm feel to the layout. You are so talented! I also added the cuttlebug blog, thanks for passing that link along. My cuttlebug sits in the corner doing nothing, maybe this will get me to start utilizing its green greatness for potential :)

I can't wait to get SCAL, I am saving up for it...but it will take some time. I only have my work laptop, so I need to get a computer first.

Cher~ said...

Wow, you've been pretty busy! I love the chickens layout the most. I have two chickens in my backyard and have been thinking I need to scrap them sometime. Thanks for some inspiration.

kim.mom said...

WONDERFUL LOs!!! Love that shaped cart!! TOO CUTE!!!

Rhonda V. said...

Super adorable as always Aymee!! I just love your chickens layout!

Thanks too for the fun folded paper ribbon tutorial over at Tally! I've done it a few times and it adds just the perfect touch on things.

Happy Tuesday to you!!!

Liz said...

I miss ya GF hope all is well and dad is doing good you too.

Karen AKA Soccerboyzmom said...

Your cards rock this week -- do you have a pattern for the hat? Also where can I find the ribbon tutorial that Rhonda is talking about?

Southernbelle said...

Thanks guys!

karen...the link to that card is right above it in the post. It can be found at 'Little Scraps Of Heaven' blog. Love her blog! She just opened a store too with cute goodies! Also, I believe the ribbon tutorial she is speaking of is the one I had done for Scrapbook Circle. Just type Scrapbook Circle into your search engine and once there, click on the blog icon at the top. You may have to scroll down a bit. :)