Sorry about the crummy scan (my layout had a few too many buttons for my scanners liking...ha!)
To create the hearts, I stamped on cardstock using Hero Arts stamps and then punched them out with a heart punch. The journaling block was created with the new Ali Edwards stamps from Technique Tuesday...love them.
The polka dot design on the green cardstock was achieved by stamping the Raindrop Design Block stamp using Versamark and then embossing with white embossing powder.
Please check out this link HERE on how we can help our Australian friends who are going through such a difficult time. My heart goes out to them. I am so glad that there is a way we can help through scrapbooking.
Jennifer has kindly arranged to ship the layouts people create and to cover the cost of shipping internationally. Please check out her post HERE for the address and details.
I know that I will be creating as many layouts as I can.
If you are an owner of the Silhouette, have you downloaded the update for the online store? It is fabulous. The new design is so sleek and amazing. Plus, QK is now offering subscriptions for downloading their designs. Read all about it HERE. I just downloaded loads of new things yesterday! :)
On my never ending quest for the perfect button storage solution, I decided that having all my buttons in one jar, all mixed up, was not working for me. So, I have spent a bit of time sorting them into individual glass storage jars. And then I was in our storage room and I happened across this wine holder that I didn't really have a spot for in the house at the moment and it crossed my mind that the glass jars might just fit in the slots. And you know what? They did! I was more than a little tickled with myself. ha! Here's a peek at how great this looks on my shelf. I love it.
2peas Midmonth Garden
The mid-month Garden is fantastic. So much eye candy. I shared my Love layout in this POST a couple of days ago and here's my other mid-month layout:
(c) Two Peas In A Bucket
This layout was inspired by the fabulous Sheri Reguly. Her work is amazing. In fact, she has the layout of the week over at Hero Arts. Check it out HERE. I just can't get enough of her work!
More Project 365
I still need to do a bit of work on the last couple of weeks layouts but here's a couple more for now. :)
I'm still plugging away on my album. I really love the process and I love recording just those random everyday things that make up our lives. Those things that tend to get forgotten when scrapping those big events and holidays, etc.
week of january 18-24:
week of january 25-31:
On this one I had two vertial photos I wanted to use and I wanted to try something different than placing those photos in the smaller "journaling card pockets". I remembered seeing on Becky's blog that there were a few downloadable digital kits available with Project 365 KOTM components so I downloaded the files and used the 4x6 cards and digitally created the 4x6 inserts for the 30th and 31st. So fast and easy. Click HERE for the link to download the Project 365 pieces.
I hope that everyone had a wonderful Valentine's Day. We didn't do much here. Both Chad and I really enjoy staying home and enjoying some quiet time on Valentine's Day. Chad worked most of the day so I prepared one of his favorite meals as a special treat and nice way to let him know how much I love him. :) We weren't going to give one another gifts but of course he treated me to a couple of new Le Crueset cookware pieces that I had been eyeing (they are RED so that is sort of Valentine's-ish, right?). And then there were these that were delivered in the morning. Gorgeous. :) (Payton got a half dozen pink roses from daddy, as well. She was on top of the world!)
I just wanted to share the kid's Valentine's that they gave to their classmates last Friday. I purchased these treat bags at Target and we filled them with candy and created bag toppers out of scrapping supplies I had lying around here.
Then we punched scalloped circles out of scrap pieces of red and pink patterned papers and punched smaller circles from white cardstock to adhere in the center of the scalloped circle. We punched hearts using the Stampin' Up Heart to Heart punch and adhered them to each for a sweet accent and then the kids wrote on the tag before adhering them to each of the treat bags. :) Simple and easy.
And since I'm sharing all things love here today, the mid-month Garden went up at 2Peas today. :) Here's one of my shares for the 'love theme'. Sorry about the crummy scan.
The filmstrips are older Narratives, the journaling cards are Daisy D's, Stamps are all Stampin' Up, hearts all diecut using the Cuttlebug.
This layout is currently in a shadowbox frame in my living room so we can enjoy it throughout the Valentine's holiday. :)
Shimelle's Here, There & Everywhere 6 week online workshop went live today at 2Peas. I know I mentioned it before in THIS post but I am so, so excited about this class. As with all of Shimelle's classes, they are so well put together and thought out with fabulous PDF handouts, samples, downloads, message boards just for class participants and SO much more! If it fits into your budget, please consider playing along. It is such a fantastic journey!
I have lots of fun things to share this coming week, so check back if you get the chance!
I was on a bit of a card kick last week and got several new cards made. I love being able to just concentrate on card making. It reminded me that I need to try and find some time just for that again sometime soon. :)
Here's one of my favorites I created using Hero Arts stamps. I just love this tree.
Other (String, Staples, Colored Penicls, Gamsol & Pop Dots)
I created the "grass" by taking a velvet textured ribbon from MM and cutting slits into one side of the ribbon before adhering it to the card. I then just played with it a bit to make it a bit for "realistic".
So I started this post on Monday and here it is Thursday....I have no idea what happened. LOL
First I had a few questions + answers that I wanted to share here this morning.
Q: Where do you purchase your kraft cardstock.
A: I have been buying all my kraft cardstock at Hobby Lobby. It comes in a 25 sheet pack, I think, and it's cheap and the perfect "kraft" color.
Q: I was just wondering, do you have to use the Big Shot die machine for the Bigz dies?
A: I am not sure about the longer Bigz dies, as I don't have any of these yet, but for the regular Bigz dies (i.e. the Top Note label die, it works with the Cuttlebug. The Cuttlebug is wide enough to accept these Bigz dies and I have used mine with this die. As far as the longer Bigz dies, when I get the extended cutting pads and longer Sizzix dies I will try them with the Cuttlebug and let you know for sure. :)
Q: Can you please tell me if the birdie embellishments are stamps also? (on THIS layout)
A: Yes, they are. HEREis a link. I stamped them once on the background and then on several sheets of patterned paper, then cut the individual pieces from the different papers and glued them over the first stamped image.
Q: What did you do for the inside of the cover? (on THIS album)
A: In the album I used the inside was paper covered so I didn't do anything, left it "as is". But on my Christmas album I painted the inside cover. (see photos below)
do stuff today album inside cover.
christmas album inside cover (painted).
Q: Are these albums still available through MM? (same album as above question)
A: They are from the 5th Avenue Collection which isn't new so I'm not sure if they've been discontinued or not. I did find a few in stock HERE. I have ordered from here several times (I get all my We R leather albums here).
Q: Can the goosebumpz be used in either the Big Shot or the Cuttlebug?
A: Unfortunately, I did try the QK goosebumpz with the Sizzix Big Shot and I wasn't very impressed with the impression it left and the goosebumpz didn't work at all with the CB. :( Sorry.
However, if you have the Big Shot and are looking for some great embossing products check out these new texture plates from the new Stampin' Up catalog.
And the Cuttlebug embossing folders DO work with the Big Shot. :)
Today is February the 5th so that means it's time for a new class layout, sketch, PDF handout and video for my class Celebrate the Seasons over at 2Peas.
This month the focus is on Valentine's Day and/or Love. (but if you are a fan of Groundhog Day, by all means, scrapbook that instead!). :)
(c) Two Peas In A Bucket
I chose to document and scrapbook one of our family's favorite holiday traditions: baking, frosting and decorating homemade sugar cookies. Yummy! We always try to make themed cookies around the major holidays. A fun activity and good to eat. :)
Click HERE to see more of the layout, the sketch, PDF file download and how-to video.
HERE is the link to the Education Board post where you can ask questions, share links to your layouts and more.
And HERE is a link to the GG Blog Post about this class with some additional ideas for creating your layout!
Okay, I have a BIG project I'm working on for THIS new class being offered by Shimelle at 2peas. One of Chad and I's favorite hobbies both as a couple, individually and as a family is to travel and it's a huge part of our life. I am so excited to be able to have a place to record everything about our HERE, THERE and EVERYWHERE. If you love Shimelle's Journal Your Christmas class every Christmas season take a look at this new workshop. I am providing one of the sample albums for her class. So fun! Lots to do so I better get busy!
Hard to believe it's February already. January was over in the blink of an eye.
Since it's the first it's time for a new Garden over at 2Peas. This month's focus was 2Peas 10th Birthday. Hard to believe I've been a member since July of 2000. Wow. :)
Here's a peek at my projects:
This layout was inspired by the Member Gallery. I stumbled across several layouts people had done about the Twilight series and thought since I've blogged so much about it since last June that I should probably document for myself my obsession. ha! This was an excellent reminder to me that I need to scrapbook about ME and those little things about me more often. Click HERE for supply list, etc.
(c)Two Peas In A Bucket
For this layout I wanted to document something funny Ethan says to me all the time lately that I don't want to forget. I was inspired and encouraged to start stamping, specifically stamping on my layouts, by 2Peas and the Garden way back when. :) I remember thinking that stamping was for cards, and I was never going to be a card maker. ha! How quickly that changed into an all-consuming addiction of stamping supplies (both for layout and cards!). Click HERE for supply list, instructions, etc.
(c) Two Peas In A Bucket
Finally, this layout was for the New Product Spotlight, focusing on the new Quickutz dies (Jacqueline Alpha & Birds dies) all cut from glitter paper. Love these products! So addicted to all things die-cutting. So sad. lol Click HERE for supplies, etc.
(c) Two Peas In A Bucket
And here are just a few layouts that caught my eye this morning.
Love THIS layout by new Garden Girl, Caroline Ikegi. All the little photos and papers assembled into strips plus the sentiment behind the design. So cool.
Robyn always does such lovely work. And LOVE that she was inspired by Cathy Blackstone. LOVE Cathy. :) Click HERE.
THIS layout by Cindy Liebel...oh my...those circles are amazing! I want to create a page like this!
I love both THIS layout by Laura Kurz and the original by Rhonda Bonifay. stunning.
I looked at THIS layout by Erica Hernandez and gasped. Seriously. Perfection.
Love Laura Kurz scraplift of Ali Edwards. One of my favorite layouts ever. Reminded me I still want to lift that design. :)
I *heart* Jennifer Gallacher and her style. Love THIS layout. Such a great use of the October Afternoon Night Light Collection.