Friday, June 29, 2012

Tissue box cover

Whenever I buy tissues, the box never quite matches our decor.  To remedy that, I made a tissue box cover.

First, I used the firm back side of a paper stack to make a top shell.  This way all the tissue pulling won't wreck the cover.

Then I arranged my nice papers to see where I wanted each pattern.

Next I began to adhere the top ones to the shell.

And wha-la ! 

A super fancy tissue box cover...

 ...that looks awesome from any angle...

 ...and gives you a conversation starter or bragging rights because it's handmade.

'Dots, Stripes & Plaids' and 'Linen Closet' stacks from DCWV were the source of the 10 stunning papers.

Thursday, June 28, 2012

Happy Brothers

The boys were putting their jump ropes on my legs.  It was a lot of fun and I was soooo glad I had my phone on me.  That was the only camera I had access to in that moment.  I was impressed with the pictures.  They led to this layout:

 Aren't they cute?  I really lucked out.  Even though the main picture is great, I had to include other ones of them playing with the jump ropes.  I hid them under the caravan banner.

 I fussy cut squares from the paper and attached them as tabs on the bottom of the pictures.  They are all matted too.  The photos slide in between the 3-D adhesive strips for the banner.

I used 9 different papers from DCWV 'All About Boys 2' stack.  I was really excited when the alphas were the right color AND fit on the truck.  The words in the upper left corner are a rub-on.

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Thanks! card

It's been so hot outside that I have been hiding in the house and at my scrap desk.  I'm so happy with the things I have been created.  Here is one of them, a card.

The DCWV Dots, Stripes & Plaids stack was the dominant source of papers.  There are 11 different papers on it.  This is such a fun, cheerful card. 

I really like that it opens in the middle, not on the side like most cards. The stamp I used is by Fiskars. 

Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Trucking stones with Momenta

I love printing pictures.  It gives me so many new things to scrap.  Here is a layout with my boys trucking stones around the driveway.

My Momenta supplies were great for these photos!  I used papers and card stock from PA-1334, PA-2328, PA-2390 and stickers off ST-2567, ST-2526, ST-3281.  Everything coordinated well and looks great together.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Dig it

First of all, I apologize for taking so long to post this layout.  I've had it done for almost a week.  But we got caught up in working the garage sale, Father's Day, etc.

I was very excited to find this dirt paper.  I was even more excited when the boys were helping their dad dig.  Perfect!

It's a simpler layout, but I used 4 different brands of digging stickers.  I love being able to utilize products.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012


This is a fun layout of my boys playing.

Monday, June 4, 2012

Santa's cookies

I wanted to scrap these pics for a few months now.  They show the boys getting cookies ready for Santa.  This was the first year they could really participate.

The Momenta papers were just the right colors.  I used some from PA-0925, PA-2375, PK-2147 and 16863.  Then I traced the embossed area on the circle/plate to give it some pop and imitate a plate pattern.  The journaling around the edge is supposed to be plate decor too.

I entered this in the circle challenge.  I had a great time making it.  The boys even supervised me as I worked.

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Sweet boys has really kept me scrapping this past month.  Here is a layout I did for their chocolate challenge.

The boys had no problem eating chocolatey foods.  This was a lot of fun.  I got to use a lot of products on here.  Brads, Thickers, Everyday Paper Dolls, Create a Critter, Sponge Bob cartridges and Momenta vellum stickers.

Those vellum stickers (ST-0465) are cool.  The paper 'disappeared' and left only the words.  I was really excited to FINALLY use my chocolate chip paper that I've owned for 5 years. 

Now I'm excited to scrap other eating festivities.