Monday, July 25, 2011

25th Birthday LO

Here is a simple LO for my 25th birthday.
I don't know the name of this paper -- but I love this! When I was at GASC I saw a lot of booths with this paper line. Super cute!
With my Gypsy I made the balloon and banner. The "25" and "Happy Birthday" are all from Don Juan... the balloon itself is from Create a Critter and the flags for the banner from Straight From the Nest.

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Oh what fun! This was my first trip to the Great American Scrapbook Convention - and I LLLOOOOVVVVEEEDDD it! We had a blast!

Something I like about this LO - to spell out the GASC acronym (that is the Don Juan font) - I used my sharpie markers, Simply Sweet, and my Gypsy to write out the "Great American Scrapbook Convention". Love the way it turned out!

Instead of putting the cover to the program of the convention, I just cut out the key points and adhered them to my LO.

Here is a picture of the picture collage I did. Love using these collages! :)

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Mudbowl LO

Every year our youth group at church celebrates the beginning of summer by having a mudbowl. I avoided the mess this year and glady accepted the photographer role. :)

The font is from Don Juan, the brackets are from Plantin Schoolbook, and my favorite is the mud blobs and they are from Everyday Paper Dolls.

I made the font and mud blobs glossy. I used Versamark, clear embossing powder and heat dried it.

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3 Year Anniversary LO

I am so excited to share this LO! The is a double page LO, and on the left side of the LO is from my hubby!! He made this for me! On our 3 year anniversary I came home from work and had a present (with my Create a Critter cartridge in it!) and a scrapbook page that my hubby had made. It has the first picture we had ever taken together... we were so young then! :) He told me I had too many tools and was a bit intimidated in my craft room.... but he did a great job still!

I made the right side of the page and tried to have it flow as well as possible.

The arrow below is from Graphically Speaking. It has three circle in it as it is, I used my Gypsy and the hide contour feature to hide the circles and replaced them with hearts.

"3 year" is from Mini Monograms and "anniversary" is from Sweethearts. The cut from Sweethearts actually says "Happy Anniversary" originally... but I used the hide contour feature to hide the "happy" and just use "anniversary". I love the hide contour feature!

The heart border I made using my Gypsy using George and Basic Shapes. I welded the hearts together. I re-cut the skinny hearts in brown and pop-dotted them to the border to give it a pop of color and dimension. I'm really happy with the way this LO turned out!

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Baptism LO

I love the way this LO turned out. It is really fun and captures the great memories from my Godson being baptized.
His outfit he is in is a family tradition... the outfit is guessed to be over 100 years old. Little man only wore it while he was on stage.... :)

I had the privilege of being named his Godmother... so happy!

The titles on this LO are from Calligraphy and were given a gloss by stamping them in Versamark, covered with clear embossing powder, and heat dried. I love how it gave it a clear shine and didn't have to dry like glossy accents would have to.

The dove, bible, and cross embellishments were store bought from Hobby Lobby.

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24th Birthday

Happy Birthday, hubby!

Here is a simple LO I made for my DH's b-day...

The "Happy Birthday" is from Create a Critter and "24" is from Sweet Treats.

Some white faux stitching, buttons and a ribbon added to this LO and made it more personal.

The word "Birthday" and numbers "24" were placed on pop dots to give it more dimension .

Thanks again for looking!

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Mother's Day 2010 LO

Happy Mother's Day to all the moms out there! I pretty much have the best mom and grandma in the world. So I made a LO just for them.

*I do have to add... that I also have the best mother-in-law in the world, but this year she was recovering from a recent chemo treatment and didn't feel up to pictures. Don't worry - I'll make it up next Mother's day!*

This LO was actually started at the Great American Scrapbook Convention in a class. I loved the new technique of flowers they we learned. The bottom layer of the flowers is actually a light-weight fabric that distressed easily. Love it!

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