Monday, December 30, 2013

Frozen 36 and 37

I found some time to scrap this weekend. Cayli came over and joined me; I really enjoy scrapping with her. She had a new Christmas kit, and it really made me want to shop. 63 more layouts to go, and I will shop - with pictures in hand.

My stash is continuing to decrease because nothing new is coming in. The Cricut is the hero of the day. It takes longer to complete layouts because I can't just open a package and place embellishments, but I am happy with the results I am getting and love that my scraps are getting used. I feel this frozen process is forcing me to be more creative. I see a look I like, and I have to figure out how to get that look with what I have in my scrap room.

I cut the rectangles with the Cricut and placed them where I wanted them. I even used eyelets on this one. This is a simple clean layout of Matt and his good friend.

 The black foam letters are American Craft and the red ones are from the Target dollar spot (several years ago).
This is from a trip to the Great Salt Lake. I got creative on this one. The blue paper was hand painted by me several years ago, and I loved how it looked with these pictures. I used the Cricut, stamps, wire, and embossing powder on this layout.
 The letters are some Frankensteined sticker letters and American Craft glittered chipboard letters. Yes, the A is an upside down Y with an * stuck on top of it.
I used stamps behind the picture block and then used glitter embossing powder to get the look of salt crystals. The dragonflies are stamped, colored, cut out, stacked with pop-dots, wire added, and placed on the layout.

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Frozen 34 and 35

I've completed 35 layouts since my spending freeze and used 89 sheets of paper and assorted scraps.

Up first is Angie's family. Of course I'm so behind on my scrapping that she's added another baby to the mix since these pictures were taken. I made the flowers with my Cricut - Plantain Schoolhouse cartridge.

These are two of my grandkids - James's. I punched the circle embellishments out of patterned cardstock and added rhinestones. I also used up some old vellum scraps and ribbon on this one.

Monday, December 16, 2013

1/3 of the way there Frozen #33

This is my grandson, Isaac. I found "The Raven" paper at a yard sale. I didn't think I'd ever use it, but when one loves Poe, one must have "The Raven" paper. I used up some really old rub-ons; I was surprised they still worked.

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Frozen 31 and 32

My Cricut is becoming a good friend while I work on my frozen challenge. I am getting to know my cartridges  a lot better.

These are my three grand daughters. The flowers are cut by my Cricut using George and basic shapes.

 This is my son Matt, my grandson and a good friend. The nines are cut using Graphically Speaking by Cricut.

I am almost 1/3 of the way to my goal! 

Thursday, December 12, 2013

Frozen # 30

I have made it to 30 layouts without shopping for more supplies. I have used up 71 sheets of paper.

These are pictures of my daughter, Angie and her family, Tim, Isaac, and Callie.

I used my Cricut, a stamp, and embossing powder to make the embellishments. I even used some old fastenator staples.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Frozen 28 & 29

71 more layouts to go before I can go shopping for scrappy supplies.

This is my grandson, Xander. I inked the ribbon to make it match the photos.


This fun little one is my grandson, Jace. He is such a happy and playful baby. 

Thursday, December 5, 2013

Frozen # 26 and 27

I am really wanting to shop for scrap stuff, but I need to hang in there and use up what I already have.

These layouts feature pictures of my little grandson. They were taken last year at this time. I haven't even printed any of 2013 pictures yet, so I need to keep on scrapping and get more supplies and pictures into my albums.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Layouts 24 and 25

I am making a scratch in my scrap supplies - not a dent yet, but a scratch.

This is my little grandson, Jace. He is the sweetest little guy. I used up a lot of little doo-dads on this.

I was lucky enough to get two little grandsons in 2012. This layout is about Xander and uses up a few more doo-dads.  


Sunday, December 1, 2013

Frozen 21, 22, and 23

I've been making page kits with my supplies, and it's a new fun way to use up the old.

I used eyelets, ribbons, and some old MM fabric tags on this one. This is my daughter and my grand daughter.

My youngest son at Christmas time.

These are some of my favorite ladies and myself. I used some raw chipboard painted white.

Sunday, November 24, 2013

1/5th of the way there 19 and 20

I'm 20% done with my frozen challenge.

Saturday, November 23, 2013

Layouts 16, 17, and 18

I am nearly 1/5 of the way to being done with my frozen challenge. I only have three more layouts to do before I finish up 2012 Christmas pictures. I've used 39 sheets of paper (and a lot of ribbon) for the 18 layouts I've completed and not bought anything scrap related since I started this challenge. This means I am making room in my scrap area to organize what I have more efficently.

This is me with my granddaughter.

This is my grandson. I used MM foam stamps and acrylic paint on this layout, and I still like them.
 This is my little granddaughter and her parents (my daugher and SIL).

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Frozen Challenge layouts 10 through 15

I am making progress on getting product used and pictures into books. I pulled a bunch of Christmas paper and am scrapping my way through Christmas 2012

This is my son and his beautiful wife.
This is my Grandson. At our Christmas party we make homemade pretzels. The kids love to make and eat them.
 This little sweetie is one of the two grandson who were born last year. The pocket with journaling is a gift tag.
 This is my son and his beautiful family. I love being a grandma. I used an old piece of Hot of the Press vellum on this one and some glitter stars.



Monday, November 11, 2013

Still frozen layouts 7, 8, and 9

On two of my layouts this week, I used up a couple of really old things.

This first one is of Isaac climbing my hallway walls. I got the spiderman tag from an article of clothing or a bag or something. I've had it so long that I forgot. The other tag came from a blouse  I bought from Kohl's. The spiderweb ribbon has also been sitting in my stash for a long time.

I used up a piece of Hot off the press vellum on this layout. I thought it went well with the CTMH Mistletoe collection that I found at a yardsale this summer.
 I used some old rubons on this one. This is my little Callie who was very afraid of Santa. This is also paper from the CTMH mistletoe collection.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Layouts 3, 4, 5, and 6 of my 100 layout challenge

I've been in the scraproom again using up my stash. I'm still on my spending freeze wishing I could have fellow scrappers over to do a stash swap.

I am trying hard to use up my ribbon. All of these have at least a little ribbon. My goal to get my the ribbon I own to fit in the storage system I currently have. I have a way to go.  Six pages down, 13 pieces of 12X12 paper used, 94 layouts to go before I get to buy something new to scrap with.

 My husband does not want his picture on the internet, so in this layout, he is the ghost.
 The grandkids love my son. He is such a good uncle.

Sunday, November 3, 2013

Scrap Spending Freeze

I have challenged myself to not buy any more scrap supplies until I make 100 layouts using the supplies I have on hand. I can still buy adhesive and blades but nothing else.

I made two layouts and five cards this weekend but only the layouts count toward my challenge.

This first one has pictures of my oldest son and his family, plus his little brother (my youngest son). With the exception of the large 12X12 paper, I used all scraps on this. I made the leaves by stamping, embossing, and inking them.
This one has pictures of my youngest son and two of my grandchildren. The leaves are real. Again, all the paper with the exception of the large background paper was from my scrap bin. I used up an old slide holder. I am also trying to use fiber and ribbon as I have so much. I'd say too much, but I'm not sure that is possible - at least for me. I used ribbon or fiber on everything I made this weekend - including the cards. I don't want to post the cards because some of them go to people who read this blog.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

Using up the stash

Unless the supplies come from a yard sale, I am using up my stash and only buying blades and adhesivie.

This first one is of my granddaughter, Aliese. The border punch is by Martha Stewart.
 This is my grandson, Sean. I found the metal eyelets at a yard sale this summer as well as the paper.
 This is from when Matt took Fencing lessons. The paper has lettering under the picures that say It's all about the Game, but I just wanted the border, not the wording.
 This is my grandson, Isaac. The paper is from a yardsale.
 This is my granddaugher, Callie. The patterned paper is from so long ago from Hot off the Press.

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Trying to scrap my way to the new Hawaii Pictures

I am so behind on my scrapping, but I think I will get the new Hawaii pictures printed and start them anyway.

Here are a few layouts I've completed since the last time.

 The first two are of Callie and Kayana playing in our back yard on Easter.
 This is an earlier easter of Callie and Kayana tormenting each other.
 James, Angie, Brandon, Caitie, and Matt - my babies.
 This is from our first trip to Hawaii. Matt and Aliese got to help open a coconut.
 And for a real throw-back - James leaving for Illinois on his mission over 13 years ago.

Monday, June 10, 2013

June 2013 Layouts

These are pictures of my grandchildren, Aliese and Sean with their new brother, Xander. Yes, the cream dots are paper punched and glued around the blue paper. Yes, I am a little bit crazy.

Matt and I spent a day at a lake near our house.

I never thought I'd use the back ground paper on this one, but there is always a use for nearly every paper. After we got back from the lake, we made a baking soda bomb and lemonaide in a bag.

My granddaughter Kayana and I almost share a birthday. Her day is two days after mine. The embellishments were cut from patterned paper.