Thursday, December 23, 2010
Credits:Kissin' Frogs by Nikki Epperson, Solo Act 2 by Fizzy Pop Designs
Credits: Ho Ho Ho by Chelles' Creations, Sweet Starts Volume 1 by Nikki Epperson
Credits: Friendship Collab Part 2 by Jaclyn Bernardo Designs, No Matter the Miles by Lauren Grier
Saturday, December 18, 2010
Friday, December 17, 2010
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Here are a couple recent projects. The first uses Christmas Goodie Bags and Christmas Recipe Cards by Elle's Studio - the bags are the perfect size to slip in six small cookies and a gift card!
And the second project just adds a sparkly bow and Christmas Gift Tags (also by Elle's Studio) to locally made candles to make a simple gift!
Tuesday, December 7, 2010
Tuesday, November 30, 2010
Monday, November 22, 2010
Sunday, November 21, 2010
It WAS cheapy cheapy! I found junior fit t shirts at AC Moore 2/$7 - these are terrific and the small fits my size 6x daughter. Alexa picked out the fabric, which was on clearance at Joann's for $4 a yard - I needed 3/4 of a yard - so the dress cost me a grand total of $6.50.
Because of the length of the shirt, I didn't need the fabric tube described in the tutorial - I just sewed the ruffles right onto the shirt. This means of course that the ruffles show over the top, rather than being under the shirt. I think the finished product is cute either way!
It's not 100% perfect - the ruffles on the top layer are a little uneven and the stitching isn't perfectly straight - but all in all, I think it turned out great. The layers are nice and even, even though you can't see it super well in the photo. Go me!!! :)
Friday, November 19, 2010
Thursday, November 18, 2010
And the big news - BasicGrey digital products are now available at The Digichick!!!!! If you were at any point a paper scrapper, you know what huge news that is, and I am so thrilled to be able to work with their gorgeous digital yumminess.
So here's what I've been up to - credits under each!
Credits: Le Chayim by ViVa Artistry, Sweet Starts Vol 11 by Nikki Epperson
Credits: A Happy Place by A Joyful Heart and Designs by Jen Yurko
Credits: Urban Coutre by BasicGrey
Credits: Lollipop Shoppe by Basic Grey
Monday, November 15, 2010
In other news, we were in Florida last week visiting The Mouse, Adam's family (mom, grandma, aunt & uncle) and my parents. It was a really fun and relaxing week - except for the frantic call we received from the petsitter on Monday saying Archie would not or could not get up. He's 11 1/2, which is old for a German shepherd, so I had some not so nice thoughts about what that might mean. Thoughts I definitely DID NOT want to be facing while on vacation 1000 miles from home. Adam flew home Tuesday morning and thankfully my old guy (Archie, not Adam) has Lyme disease, which is treatable. He's much better but still wobbly. And Adam got a nice vacation away from the kids while I stayed with them at my mom and dad's. He ended up flying back down on Saturday, just in time for me to pick him up at the airport and continue the long drive home to Pennsylvania.
OOOOkkkay then. So that's the personal news. On the creative team front, I haven't been doing much (you know, no scrapping computer), but I definitely wanted to make sure you're aware of the upcoming FREE class at Jessica Sprague:
And, I was actually able to get another hybrid project done! I hate that I can't effectively edit images and the quality of the photo is so poor, but there you have it. This little bag was so much fun to make and would be perfect for little Christmas gifts. I used Perfect Packaging: Boxy Bag Curved by iKari Designs and the soon-to-be-released Dashes Through the Snow paper and elements packs by Echo Park.
And yes, Christmas is coming!!!
Friday, November 5, 2010
Thursday, November 4, 2010
Hope this gives you some inspiration!
(Sorry about the photo quality. My cat pulled a glass of water over onto my scrapping laptop and I'm limping along on my netbook using Gimp rather than PSE.)
Saturday, October 30, 2010
Friday, October 29, 2010
Credits: Little Rabble Rouser, Little Rabble Rouser Stackables and Little Rabble Rouser Page Edgers, all by Danielle Engebretson.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Because the templates are letter sized, they're easy to print on any home printer, or you can resize them to make a desktop-sized gift!
To finish mine off, I used Walk in the Park Paper Pack 1 and Walk in the Park Paper Pack 2 by Echo Park. Hope you enjoy!
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
And you all know how much I love Mari Koegelenberg - check out this beautiful, non-traditional fall kit - Falling for You:
And finally - check out my beautiful ballerina!! I just love this soft kit - Give - by Design by Heather T. The awesome frame is from Layered Frames by ViVa Artistry:
Sunday, October 17, 2010
We had a blast carving our pumpkins - although Owen really did not like the feel of the pumpkin guts. EWWWW!!! GROSS! was heard more than once. Here's a layout I did using Fall Whimsy by Jennifer Labre:
Then I made apple crisp, apple cake, apple pies and applesauce. Pies and sauce are in the freezer, but we're enjoying the crisp and cake! YUM!
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Credits (all available at jessicasprague.com):
Perfect Packaging: Gable Box by iKari Designs
Happy Halloween Paper Packs #1 and #2 and Journal & Element Pack by Echo Park Paper Company.
Hope you enjoy!!
Thursday, October 14, 2010
Credits: Spookville by Mari Koegelenberg
Credits: Spooky by Elise Hansen
Credits: Frolic Thru Fall by Creations by Rachael
Monday, September 27, 2010
1. Photoless layouts. Sometimes I want to tell a story or say something but just don't have a photo to go with it...and I find these layouts to be a ton of fun, mostly because I don't have to remember to keep the design of the layout focused on a photo. Here are two I've done recently:
Credits: Transformers v9 and Road 2 Nowhere by Lauren Reid
Credits: Sign of the Times Collection: Zodiac Bundle by ViVa Artistry
2. "Event" layouts. Here are a couple of our recent afternoon trip to Paulus Farm.
Credits: Wild Oats by Chelle's Creations and Sarah Bennett
Credits: Terra Cotta by Elise's Pieces (also the kit I used to design my blog)
And here's one I did as part of a challenge at Ninth & Bloom. I'm especially proud of this layout because it took me HOURS to get the shadows on the intertwined ribbons right, and I normally don't have the patience for that kind of detail.
Credits: Ever+After by Lauren Reid and Micheline Martin
3. Altered items. I had SO MUCH FUN altering these clothespins with paint, rub-ons, ribbon, buttons and flowers. They're perfect to hold photos and notes.
4. "Moment" layouts that I do "just because."
Credits: Trademark by Lauren Reid and One Little Bird
Credits: Things That Matter by Kelley Mickus
Hope you enjoy! :)
Friday, September 24, 2010
I'm trying to figure out why my sidebar tags have a white background. They were saved as .pngs with a transparent background and uploaded from my computer just the way I always do so I have no idea what happened. Any ideas?
Friday, September 3, 2010
But I digress - wanted to share a school layout and a soccer layout - here they are! Credits under each:
Credits: Kick It! and Kick It! Purple Team by Chelle's Creations
Credits: Back to School by Mari Koeglenberg and Melissa Wilson
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Thursday, August 12, 2010
I truly am obsessive backup girl. People (you know who you are) make fun of me because I am REALLY obsessive about it. HA! I have been vindicated! I lost my hard drive (actually I somehow lost the segment of my hard drive that contained the operating system) last Thursday and the ONLY items I didn’t have backed up were a couple layouts I had done between my Sunday backup and the crash. My super techno geeky husband was able to access those files through the DOS prompt and copy them over to my EHD, so I ended up losing nothing!
But…the saga continues. Not only was the hard drive shot, but the little connector thingy between the hard drive and the motherboard also needed to be replaced. This cheap but hard to come by wire thing had to be ordered from Dell and I got it yesterday, so I’m cookin’ with gas (BTW – I ADORE my laptop – a Dell Studio 1737 with a giant honkin’ screen and there is no way I wanted a new one. I know. Who am I and what have I done with Tracy?).
So anyhoo – here are a few layouts that I meant to post last week, plus one I did last night. As always, linked credits under each!Enjoy!!
Credits: She's All That by Jennifer Labre
Credits: Chillin' & Grillin' by Chelle's Creations
Credits: Contemplation by Viva Artistry, August 2010 Grab Bag by Nikki Epperson
Credits: Daydreamer Kit, Dotty Papers and Necessary Neutrals Alpha, all by Danielle Engebretson
Credits: Bug Catcher, See Through You: Words, and Stitch Me Up: Frames, all by Chelle's Creations