Archive for July, 2007

Girly Girl — Part 1

It’s not just crocs and sandals with velcro anymore. They’re all “I want to do it myself.” Especially Mommy’s shoes. She loves heels. Walks around in them all the time lately. 🙂

No question about it, she’s girly. From loving to have her nails painted (and insisting on showing them off to everyone she sees), to wearing necklaces and carrying a purse all the time, she’s a girly-girl. 🙂

Here she is all ready to go to lunch with her Mommy.

Here is the face she makes when I ask her to smile.

And here she is on the move. Ready to go yet, mom?


Autumn the artist

the new bed I put in. a lot of stuff is dormant right now, but I’m happy with it.

chalk art.

This is the mouse mentioned in the last post, which seems to be attached to Autumn lately. Here she is taking it for a ride in her car.
Love the off center smile photo. 🙂

LOL. Sounds gross, but it’s because of the “if you give a mouse a cookie” book. Autumn has been carrying around the mouse that goes with the book as if it’s attached to her. And she has to read the book several times every day.
So I broke down and made cookies. Way reduced in fat cookies, with splenda instead of sugar. So they weren’t the best ever. But Autumn thought so.
She was so excited about the “mouse cookies.” She helped mix and licked the spoon and stole chocolate chips from the mixing bowl. Then she got to share them with daddy–so proud of herself! 🙂

Everyone, I want to invite you to come visit the new Savvy n Sassy blog!  There will be contests and challenges posted there, as well as all the design team creations and store news.  Check it out!  I just posted a couple altered items and some cards with the July Sassy kit. 

These layouts are made using the July “Sassy” kit from SavvynSassy ribbons.  The colors in this kit are AWESOME!!  While they’re great for fun summery pages, there are also come great ribbons for more subdued or vintage pages as well.  I had so much fun working with these!  (And I still have lots of ribbon left for other projects!) 


For this layout I was going for a very vintage feel. 

I used the brown grosgrain ribbon from the kit by weaving it through some vintage crocheted lace.  Not only does it give a nice design element, it also makes it a lot easier to adhere the lace to the page. 

Adding to the vintage feel of this page, all the papers are sanded and inked.  The edges of the photo are sanded as well.  Chipboard flowers are covered with vintage handkerchief material and then distressed.  I handcut the leaves from the reverse side of the patterned paper. 

Also Included: We R Memory Keepers papers; Purple Onion stamps; various buttons; jute twine; 7 Gypsies stickers; The Paper Studio chipboard

FUN in the SUN!

When I took this picture I KNEW it would go perfectly with this ribbon kit and my new stash of Autumn Leaves French Twist paper.  And it did.  🙂 Oh, and can you tell I’m on a serious button kick lately?  😉  I need to buy more (again!)

Here’s a quick and fun way to incorporate ribbon into your pages.  I used ric-rac and buttons to frame off a section of the page.  You could also frame off the photo or the whole layout. 

I also used some little ribbon scraps layered behind the journaling block to add more texture. 

Also includes: Autumn Leaves paper, American Crafts chipboard; Purple Onion stamp; acrylic paint; and a scalloped paper coffee coaster



You know those annoying red timestamps that are on a lot of older photos?  Here’s a tip–use ribbon around your photos to cover them up!  This wide polka-dot ribbon from the July kit was perfect to cover up the timestamps on this layout. 

These pictures have been sitting around, not being scrapped just because of the timestamps, and now they’re done!

Also Includes: We R Memory Keepers papers; various buttons; EK Success Retro Flower Punch; unknown sticker

Just a fun little layout for a challenge at Transparent Touches

Supplies: HL Cardstock; Daisy D’s, Reminisce, MME papers; Flower punches; Bazzill Bling Blossoms; Scrapworks alpha stickers; various buttons; The Paper Studio large brads; Queen & Co. Felt trim

Made for a challenge at Transparent Touches

Picture is dd and her grandpa at the beach.  Love this pic!

Supplies: unknown ancient cardstock from my stash; Ethan Kate Scrapworks paper and alpha stickers; DMC floss; scalloped paper coaster; primas; various buttons and eyelets; Hobby Lobby lace trim; flocked wrapping paper; Cat’s Life Press stamp.

In Your Hands Layout

This is another picture that has been waiting a while to be scrapped.  Finally stopped hoarding this Fancy Pants paper and just went for it. 

Supplies: Fancy Pants paper; jute ric-rac; Purple Onion butterfly stamp; MM clear accent on photo; Primas; scalloped paper coaster; The Paper Studio chipboard; unknown ribbon;