Saturday, May 31, 2014

Frozen 88, 89, 90, & 91

Still hanging in there. Only 9 more layouts to go.

First up is Magnificent Seven - my seven children - who it is nearly impossible to get them all home at the same time, so we had one on face time on the ipad.

 The vellum US was from a pack that was given to me for mother's day. The family ribbon slides were from our swap.
 The enamel flower eyelets came from a yard sale from a year ago. The title was cut with my Cricut.

 This is Matthew and his cousin, Gavin. I used bubble wrap and paint to make the background paper.
 The enamel dots were made with beads - melted in the oven. The circle was sewn with the machine.

 My husband was in these pictures and since he doesn't want his face online, it has been replaced. Pictured are Matthew and Drew.

 Almost everything on this page came from our swap. This is my grandson, Isaac dressed as a Christmas tree for Halloween.
 The title was cut with the Cricut.


Sunday, May 18, 2014

Still frozen after the big yard sale - # 84, 85, 86, & 87

I made it through the yard sale without buying any scrap goods. I was tempted, but I walked away.

Jill came over and we (Caitie, Jill, Cayli, and I) completed 13 layouts for her daughter's sign-in book for her wedding. I completed three of them. They are simple layouts. I also completed another one for the Hawaii album.

 The Dear Lizzy embellishments were cut from paper given to me for Mother's day by some of my kids.

  The next three are for my niece's album.

 This one is blurry because the light was gone at that point. The picture is not blurry in real life.
13 more to go! I'm nearly there.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Frozen 83

I could have a problem staying in the freezer tomorrow as it is our community yard sale, and yard sales are a week spot for me. I can't walk away from something I love when it hardly costs anything. But, I have done well. I've done many, many recipe cards and greeting cards that I haven't counted in my 100 layout challenge. I've also create a few two page layouts that I've only counted as one layout, so if I unthaw tomorrow, I've made a good, honest effort at using my stash. I haven't bought anything but adhesive and blades since I entered the freezer back in November ( 6 months without shopping).

Here is layout 83:

This is my grandson, Xander who gets to live in Hawaii, which is way too far from me, but he gets to live in Hawaii!!! with my other grandson, Sean and their parents.

The orange banner was cut from patterned paper that was a mother's day gift.
I painted the limes - they were both lemons, but I turned them into limes. The title is Opposites Attract by Cricut.
 The vellum arrows and banners by the pictures were a mother's day gift from my sweet kids. It was fun using something new without having to break my freeze to do it.

Saturday, May 10, 2014

Frozen 81 & 82

Eighteen more layouts to go. I am starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel.

Matt, Aliese, and Sean at Waikiki. The waves were wild that day and gave them a good thrashing. They were ready for the pool after a short time.
 Tags I've had forever are now out of my stash and in an album. There is also a charm from a broken necklace.
 Old stickers - one by Jolee's.
The title is a rub on from MME - from our stash swap.

 Our parking permit tucked behind a picture.

We got inked at the Polynesian Cultural Center. Aliese, Matt, and me.

 I hand cut the flowers out of a piece of patterned paper.


Saturday, May 3, 2014

National Scrapbooking day - still frozen #79 and 80

I have two layouts to share today and hope to get one more done after I get out in the yard and work on flower beds.

These are pictures of our fun day at the PCC.
 I've had the laser die cut forever and finally used it.
 I picked up the flowers at a yard sale last summer. One of our tickets is tucked behind the paper. I even used a stamp on this one.
 This was the day the waves were rough on Waikiki. It didn't take long before the kids wanted to head back to the pool and swim in quiet waters. This page is for Sean's book.
 The title is a rub-on that I got from our scrap swap - Thanks, Christy.
The enamel dots were made in the oven using bead that had been flower shaped, so they are not perfectly round. The fish is from a pack of Jolee's.
 The small blue circles are rhinestones. I loved the colors on this layout and the sewing.

Blue Star Kid

Just in time for her birthday, Aliese received her blue star for her daddy's deployment. It made me cry when she opened it. We are proud of our Airman - James. Stay safe, and we will see you in October.