Posts Tagged ‘CARDSandSCRAPPIN’’


So just playing around in Photo Shop again.  I am lovin’ the two Peas digital kits.  You can use wonderful elements over & over again & in different ways ….. and your craft studio isn’t messy.  :)

Here’s a picture of the boys from the other day.  I’m starting to understand my camera a bit more … what has that been, like a year before I figure out how to use natural light??? zoinks.  

My favourite part of this is that the boys are having a great time together, curled up on the rocker in front of the tele … with it off!  Believe me that tends to be a bit of a battle at times.  


Used from Two Peas:








Happy with Hand-Me-Downs

Was having some fun with Digital Scrapbooking.  I used two kits from Two Peas, one from Kristina Werner (new! so exciting!) & one from Holly Mccaig (fun & colourful!)  

And yes, My Aunt’s name is Vermuda.  She’s a sweetie, originally from the East Coast,  who’s parents probably misheard the Island of Bermuda from some sailers on leave.  This page will serve as a wonderful reminder how considerate she is of me & my family.  

Used, from Two PEAS:



2Peas Goofball & AL Worn Machine Fonts






World’s Pickiest Eater

We have battles with Liam, our absolute pickiest eater.  He wants the world to embrace “hot dogs” as a fruit.  Anyways, thought I’d have some fun with them the other night & try using chopsticks (elasticized together of course).  Emma is pretty good with chopstick, but I had just cleaned the floor, so I wanted to make sure no rice went flying.  It did anyway, as a result of the impromptu ‘light saber’ battle between the boys.

Used:  (See Two Peas for most products)

AL Eyewitness Font

2Peas old type font

Blank card with nubers Note to Self SandeKrieger 2Peas

Rhonna_Farrer_2PS_SEWSCRAPPEASTITCHES (this was a FREEBIE over at TWO PEAS!)

Created Clipping Mask, inspired by Stampin’ Up!’s Lots of Tags.

My Baker

What a summery Colour Inspiration from Paper Craft Planet’s Colour Inspiration Group for Challenge #10 (2/4/09, exact tag: pcpcolor10 ) this week.  I thought I’d try my hand at Digital Scrapbooking again.  I figure the more I use it, the more I’ll learn.  Also, I was running low on Tango Tangerine CS for a tradional Scrapbook page.  LOL

Here’s the inspiration photo from Ann Taylor fashions, & the colours we were to use:

Here’s my take on those colours:

I took these photos the other day while my 7 & 9 year old were at school & Liam wanted to bake.  The little Chef Hat I made years ago … so easy to make, btw, it’s just a really big fabric circle gathered in and a big rectangular square (lined with fusible interfacing to make it stiff) & then sewn together.  You could probably even glue it together.  

Be sure to check out other fun interpretations at Paper Craft Planet.

Used: Almost all the the supplies were Free Downloads from Scrapbooks Etc* that I recoloured.  Kim Cruthers Scrapetc Paper (recoloured in Blue, Yellow, & Orange)*, SBE Cool Basics Heart (recoloured in yellow)*, KatiePertiet 4×6Frame (recoloured with Lisa Whitney Paper Blue)*, Lisa Whitney LAW Stencil Golden 3*, SU Thoughts & Prayers (turned into a brush & coloured with KatiePertiet* Marigold Fields paper), Pictures of Liam, & my chicken scratch handwriting

BTW what did we make?  Not something for the kids in their classes, it’s the stuff for home & the neighbourhood kids who aren’t allergic to PB, Peanut Butter Balls.

Be well!

Siblings & learning something new.

My goal, that I set what like over a year ago, was to get back into scrapbooking, 1 spread per week. Um ya, didn’t happen, but I am pecking away at it. Digital scrapbooking has seemed to motivate me lately so here is another. I made the green graph paper, but colourizing* regular blue graph paper. The faded scallop circle was motivated by the new Stampin’ Up Catty that has that idea through out. The layered feathered photo was a mistake, which I kept as was the curly bracket outlines, made in Illustrator with Charlemagne type font & then messed around with in photo shop. The Blue Paper, SBEGraphicPopBluePaper, was more freebies from Digital Scrapbooks Etc and I just changed the colour a bit. I think I must have had 25 layers by the time I was done this layout, but that’s because I kept messing up & trying new things. That’s the way to learn, for me anyway :)

Amy’s Photoshop learning curve:

I’ve gotten a few inquiries about Photo shop, do I know what I’m doing? Um, not really, but every now & again I stumble over something & it works. Thought I’d share this with you, for those who have asked. Hope it helps.

*colourizing: Changing a complicated PatternPaper with a One-Tint Colour. (how I changed the graph paper)

Like I said, I’m learning, slowly.

My Day Dreamer.

Time for Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge! I had fun last night playing along with the Friday Sneak Peeks and this morning when Brooke & Sankari revealed that CSCC 16 was the Epic Wizard of Oz, I popped over to You Tube & hummed along with the song clips. (which I think I watched every year on TV as a child). Man, I wanted to wear those ruby shoes & that gingham dress LOL.

As I was listening to the lyrics of “Somewhere Over the Rainbow”, I was thinking how it reminded me of my day dreaming daughter. Emma-Sian can zone out the world so quickly & then come back with these stories and images and just ramble on about them. She’s my oldest & she’s adorable & this is for her.

I used my cricut cutter for the frame around Emma’s Face and that lace … that’s a punch from Martha Stewart. The Bling thing, I picked up with Emma in mind. You hafta’ know Emma, at 9 years old, she’s about the bling. I took these pictures of her in May 2008.

Did I do the “tin-man” challenge & include something metallic? Um, yes, there are some buttons there.

Here are the supplies I used. Well, actually, I changed my mind about the musical note brads & glitter letters. Will save those for another time.

Be sure to check out other fun interpretations at Cinema Saturday Creative Challenge or SplitCoastStampers: keytag CSCC16 at Paper Craft Planet: keytag cinemasaturday. Thanks Brooke & Sankari for the fun inspiration.

Used: Blue Awning K & Company PP, SU Night of Navy CS, Ivory CS, Say it in Crystals (Prima Marketing Inc.), Elan 15 mm buttons (termann), Martha Stewart Doily Lace Edge Punch, Headline Extended Type Font, Antique Linen & Vintage Photo Ranger Distressing Ink, Cricut Cutter & Cricut Home Accents Cartridge Frame set at 4 1/2″.

Wife of a Steelers Fan.

So, what were we doing tonight? After our Chicken Wing & Cut up Veggies for dinner, we watched a bit Tele. Okay, DH watched & I surfed on the laptop. I doubt the kids are sleeping through Mike jumping around the family room.

23-14 Pittsburgh won over Baltimore. My DH is nutty for the Pittsburgh Steelers. I’ve know that for years, & watching him tonight, reminded me of January four years ago. I pulled this out of the scrapbook & took a picture (the colours are off below, I was rushing a bit taking the picture).

That’s all, just a few notes from a Steelers Fan’s wife. The Terrible towel is now back in my linen closet. :)

Pittsburgh Steelers: AFC Champions!

Button Borders

I was perusing Split Coast Stampers today and saw this Scrapbooking Challenge Post for Button Borders, IFC22. The Contest started last week, so I don’t think I’ll be able to come near for points; however, it’s a wonderful motivator for me & if I can make even a few scrap layouts, it’s better than none.  

Here’s the a link to the SCS Gallery for Button Borders for all the fabulous creations that have been submitted so far.  

Here’s my layout.  I can’t seem to work in just one page, I always look at facing pages as one unit.  So here’s my ’stitched-buttoned’ scrapbook layout of our Bowling day, oh my almost a year ago. 

Thanks, Jenn, for the fun inspiration.  

Used:  Always Artichoke Textured CS, Always Artichoke DSP, Provo Craft Natural Pine (Debbie Crabtree Lewis) PP, Assorted Navy Buttons, Thread & Sewing Machine, Chalk Board Font, Mini Glue Dots.

My first digital Scrapbook page!


I’m not sure if I “get” this whole digital scrapbooking, but I bought a magazine the other day & thought “Hey, I have an unloved Adobe Illustrator CS3, let’s try something new”.  So here is my first ever scrap page, yes it’s not a layout, it took me 2 hours to figure out how to do one page LOL.  I saw Kristina Werner’s tutorial on using Illustrator to Quickuts Silhouette (which I don’t own), but the Illustrator copy gave me ideas for the “Love of my Life” type.  

That’s all, just thought I’d try something new & maybe dust off some cobwebs off of Ai CS3.  I have to laugh as a good chunk of time was remembering how to draw a heart with the pen tool.  (My own note:  Draw One pen line up & directly below that,  one pen line down & bend, copy, paste, reflect & reposition)  Oh my too funny.

Used:  time & Ai CS3.  No kit. No glue. No Stamps. No Ink. No punches …. ahhhhhhh

Mike: Pretty in Pink & Rosey Red

Oh my, I must admit I had a bunch of fun with Kristina’s Colour Inspiration #36.  I had these pictures of Mike that I took recently & I really wanted to scrap ‘em!  Little did I know I would use Pinks & Roses for him. If you knew my computer programming, hockey coaching, Monty Python loving hubbie, you’d know the man doesn’t wear pink.  Ever.  I think that’s why I had so much fun with this layout.  The Orchid & Carnation flowers on the ‘make shift’ office in the dining room were what motivated me to use this photo for this colour challenge.  

Here are the colours and the fun pin-cushion inspiration, courtesy of Kristina Werner, we used for this weeks challenge:

I pulled out my sewing machine & some No. 100 Mettler Olive thread, just freehand sewing.  The Sizzix Shadow Box Alphabet Set,  as well as the Big Shot Top Note Die.  My chicken scratch handwritting, which is kinda on an angle now that I look at it, lol.  Ya, I’m babysitting 2 of the neighbour kids today 5 & 7, as well as my own 3 kids … have a little grace for me.

Here’s my Scrap Spread:

Thanks for the fun, Kristina!  I’m off to make lunch for the kids, but will be checking out the other fun interpretations, when I have a chance this today & tomorrow!

Used:  Rose Red DSP, Pretty in Pink CS, Old Olive CS, White CS, Old Olive Marker, No. 100 Mettler Olive thread, Sizzix Shadow Box Alphabet Set,  Big Shot Top Note Die, Big Shots, Dimensionals, Tag from Staples.