A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

A Few New Things...

Hi Y'all! Happy Tuesday to you! I hope you are having a grand week so far! The hubby and I decided on a whim to come down to see our families in Alabama for a bit, so I am at home visiting. But it's all good because my Mom is a scrapper too. I brought a few of my own supplies and she let's me have access to her scrappy stash as well, so it is so much fun! We scrapped together for several hours last night and had a ball! We hope to ask my grandmother to come and scrap with us one day while I'm home. The three of us haven't scrapped in a long time and I thought it would be a blast to get together. So I am very excited about that!

Last night, I was able to finish 1 layout and 2 cards. Then I woke up bright and early this morning and got to work again. Sadly, Mom had to work. She teaches 5th grade and I know she is counting down the days 'til summer. But it was nice to scrap in her room. She has such a nice space. So I wanted to share all that I finished with you today. Here is what I accomplished...

First up, another layout for the album I'm working on for Mrs. Kiel. I created the following layouts focusing on Audrey's first bath at home. I've said it before, and I'll say it again, she is just such a cutie! I love how she even has a pink bow in her hair while she gets her first bath! So sweet!! As you can see in the pix, Mom gets help from big sister too!

"Bare Bottoms Welcome Here"
Supplies Used
Cardstock: The Paper Studio, Die Cuts With A View, Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: Sassafras, The Paper Studio
Alphabet Stickers: Making Memories
Die Cuts (journaling spots, photo corners, floral border): Carolyn Gavin (Hobby Lobby)
Rhinestones/Pearls: Queen & Co.
Glitter Glue: Stickles (Ranger Industries), Eucalyptus
Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts
Circle Cutter: Creative Memories

(click on any of the pictures to make them bigger if you'd like to see more detail)
 These 2 little circles are where Mrs. Kiel can journal her thoughts.
 I added some pearls/rhinestones to the centers of the flowers on this border strip.
 As you can see, I have a new toy!!! Tee Hee! I purchased one of the Martha Stewart Large "Punch Around The Page" sets. I was quite shocked when I received this punch set in the mail. They are huge! And although I love them and would recommend them, if you have trouble applying pressure to punch down, these might not be for you. I had a  little trouble applying pressure to punch with these and I was using medium weight paper. I told Mom that I thought some people might have trouble with these, especially if they have arthritis or other hand/wrist problems. Mom said I should work as a tester for Martha Stewart...I said 'sign me up!' LOL

HERE is a link if you'd like to see this punch set. I purchased mine on Ebay for about $20.
"Bathing Beauty"
Supplies Used
 Cardstock: The Paper Studio, Core'dinations
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio
Die Cuts (photo corners, journaling spots): Carolyn Gavin (Hobby Lobby)
Alphabet Stickers: The Paper Studio
Rhinestones: Queen & Co.
Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts
Glitter Glue: Stickles (Ranger Industries), Crystal
Circle Cutter: Creative Memories

This page will be next to the page above, so I tried to color coordinate them a tad since they were on the same subject.
These little heart die cuts are where Mrs. Kiel can journal her thoughts. 
 I cut these butterflies out from the patterned paper and used them as embellishments.
 Next, I have a couple cards to share with you. Mom said she needs lots of birthday cards for her card box, so I tried to create a few for her. These are super simple and I had them both done in under 30 minutes. I hope she'll like them.

"Happy Birthday"
Supplies Used
Cardstock: The Paper Studio
Patterned Paper: My Mind's Eye
Pre-printed Card Base: The Paper Studio
Velvet Trim: Jo-Ann
Pearls: Queen & Co.
Stamp: Stampabilities
Ink: Tim Holtz (Ranger Industries), Old Paper
Edge Distresser: Heidi Swapp
Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts
 As you can see, I continued to get scrap happy with my new punch! LOL
 "HB" (Happy Birthday)
Supplies Used
Pre-Printed Card Base: The Paper Studio
Die Cut: Anna Griffin
Alphabet Stickers: The Paper Studio
Pearls: Queen & Co
Adhesive: Helmar Zap Dots
 These are foam alpha's...
That is all for me today. I'm back to Mom's scrappy studio!
I hope you all have a wonderful evening! Thank you for stopping by my blog!
Happy Scrappin'!!!
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Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Wow you got a lot done and the pages are BEAUTIFUL. Love the detail and the bling. TFS

Christine said...

Awesome projects Aymee! I really love that first layout and the HB card...looks like vacation is good for your mojo :)

Audrey Frelx said...

Wow, Aymee, these are gorgeous!