Sunday, August 02, 2009

Fancy Pants - Rough & Tough and more!

Got a little distracted and forgot to post the last layout that I did for Fancy Pants for CHA Summer. This fun line is all about boys and is so fun! It's called Rough & Tough. Lots of great colors and designs here! Here's a quick preview of the line.

Here's my layout:
You can see all of the great creations by the Fancy Pants design team by dropping by the Fancy Pants blog.

There are 2 other lines that Fancy Pants is releasing, but I haven't had a chance to use them yet. I can't wait, though, because they are so gorgeous. Here's Little Sprout:

I love the soft colors and the tone on tone designs of Little Sprout...and it's not just for babies, either. Check out some of the DTs designs here.

And last, but not least, is a beautiful Christmas collection, Christmas Magic.

Deep colors and festive designs with this collection. More DT work here.

I hope to get creative this week with these last two lines. Keep your eyes peeled! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Friday, July 24, 2009

New Fancy Pants Dancing Girl!

Once again, I can share another one of my pages from the new Fancy Pants Summer CHA release. Since I am the mom of a boy, I don't often pull toward girly papers. I like deeper colors and more boyish designs. I do love the new Dancing Girl line from Fancy Pants, though. It is so fun and happy! Here's a little peek of the awesome-ness!

I like the colors of the tone on tone papers, and I think the doodley papers are adorable, too. Throw in some sweet rub-ons and notebook journal papers...and you've got a hit! I pulled out some pictures of my nieces for the page that I created.
This page turned out to be one of my most favorite that I have created recently. I used an acrylic page from one of FP's Mixed Media books as a home for all of my page elements. And, of course....I added my all time favorite buttons! It doesn't get any better than that!

Stop by the Fancy Pants blog for more pages and some giveaways! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

New Fancy Pants Trick or Treat!

I am so excited that I can finally share one of my Fancy Pants projects with you guys. I have never been one for Halloween stuff...I have probably only created 2 or 3 Halloween pages in my life. I think it has to do with the unconventional costumes that Ryan chooses...they never seem to go with any Halloween papers and embellishments. However, the new Trick or Treat line by Fancy Pants is so awesome, and I was thrilled to work with it! Here's a preview of the line:

It is just so fun, that I am actually looking forward to scrapping last year's Halloween pictures. I did get to create a very cute Halloween sign with the collection, and I love how it turned out. I originally wanted to give it to my friend because she is a big Halloween decorator, but now I just want to keep it for myself!
This was a shadow box that I picked up at A.C. Moore one time. I really never had any plans for it, but I am so glad that I got it. I drilled holes in the sides to add the ribbon for hanging. Here are a few close up pictures:

I will be back soon with more stuff from the new Fancy Pants collections, and you can check out their blog for awesome work from the other DT girls and some fun giveaways!
Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your day!

Friday, July 17, 2009

Another Page Already???

Crazy, huh? I guess I was just feeling motivated and creative. I have to say that my main motivation for this page came right from the picture. My niece, Brianne, shared the picture on her Facebook, and I fell in love with it immediately. I knew that once my mojo came back that it would be one of the first pictures that I turned to!
The colors are a bit off in my scan, but the lumpiness of the page made it tough to scan at all. I got to use the new Kraft Kuts Girl line from Fancy Pants for this page. FP introduced some new letter stickers last release, and I was thrilled! I love the basic font that they chose. You can see them on my page---they're the letters in "this is." Like I mentioned the other day, Fancy Pants has 5 new lines coming out this summer, so keep your eyes open here and on their blog for some new scrappy goodness! I got my goodie box in the mail the other day, and I have been on cloud're going to love what Fancy Pants has for you this time around!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Click, Click, Click & a sneak of the new Fancy Pants

These Summer days are just clicking right off. Before you know it, it will be back to school. Things are finally starting to get back to normal for me. I have my motivation back, and I have been working around the house a lot. The one thing that I have not been doing is taking pictures, and that makes me sad. Unfortunately, I can't go back over the past 4 months and re-live everything with my camera by my side. All I can do is plan for tomorrow. So, I have made myself a promise to carry my camera with me and take more pictures before the entire year of 2009 is gone! So, I guess Ryan better watch out because I will surely be following him around a lot more over the next few months!

So, I took some time to sit down and actually do some scrapbooking. I pulled some photos out that I took on New Year's Eve. It was Ryan's first attempt at Guitar Hero! He was hesitant to play, but he ended up loving it. So, it was certainly a scrap-worthy event.

I used one of the more recent lines from Fancy Pants on this page. I am pretty sure that every single supply that I used was Fancy Pants...with the exception of my computer, cardstock, and a pen. The line is called Kraft Kuts Boy, and it is so fun! I just love Kraft so much, and the designs are awesome!

For those of you who have not seen the August issue of Creating Keepsakes yet, Fancy Pants is coming out with 5, yes 5, new lines for Summer CHA! I was drooling as I flipped across the ad. I scanned the page to share with you guys. I can't seem to decide which line I am loving the most so far. I'm diggin' the muted tones of the Little Sprout line...even though there are no babies in my life. I also love the Trick or Treat line and the Rough & Tough boy line (of course)!

I will be sure to share my new creations with you all once the new stuff arrives on my doorstep. I know that CHA time is so much fun with all the sneaks and stuff! I have my eyes open for what all of the awesome scrapbook companies have in store for us this summer!

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Not scrapping quite yet....

....although the thought has crossed my mind several times. I have been trying to get some stuff done around the house know those fun things like pulling weeds, painting, landscaping, etc.....My buddy, Ryan, is away this week with his Dad in North Carolina, so it has been perfect for getting things done that are hard to do when he's around. The weather has been a bit "iffy" at best...chances of rain almost every day for the past week or more...ick! Today was the first day that the sun actually was shining for most of the day....yippee! It's hard to sit in the house and do anything when the sun is out playing in the sky! So, I have my scraproom all straightened out and ready to go once my chores are done...LOL!

In the meantime, I have another layout to share that was published in the May/June issue of BHG Scrapbooks, Etc.
Lots of journaling here about how I finally got my first teaching job after 13 years of being certified! I had to get this story down on paper since it was such a HUGE deal to me. I'm pretty sure if you click on the picture that you would be able to read the journaling (if you are in the mood)! I was thrilled to have this published! Thanks for stopping by, and maybe you'll see a new layout from of these days!!! Have a great day!

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Back to our regularly scheduled program.....

I can't believe it has been almost 2 months since I blogged. Well, it has been a crazy 2 months, but my main reason for not blogging was because I was not feeling well. Not sure what it was, but I was just not myself. And worse than not blogging.....I have not scrapped in 2 months, either (gasp!). To make a long story short....I wasn't feeling well, and now I feel better. So, I decided that it was time to get back to "normal" if anything is normal!

School ended today. I will miss those crazy kids. My first year teaching Civics in the 8th grade could not have gone any better. They were a great group of kids, and I will miss them terribly. So, now the summer begins, and I will be taking a little break from anything that remotely resembles work!

I hope to be blogging a lot more and hope to share any new scrappy goodness with you....if anyone is still around! In the meantime, here is the last layout that I created with some Fancy Pants goodies:
I just received a bunch of new goodies from Fancy Pants.....Kraft Kuts Boy and Kraft Kuts I am eager to get creating! Hope everyone is enjoying their evening. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Happy Easter!

Truly cannot believe that Easter is here already! I hope everyone has a wonderfully blessed holiday. I can finally eat chocolate after giving it up for Lent...whoo hoo!

Thursday, April 09, 2009

BHG Make It Yours

I was recently contacted by BHG Scrapbooks, Etc. for one of my layouts to be used as an inspiration in their November/December Make It Yours Column. Needless to say, I was very excited. Woo Hoo! The awesome thing is that the page includes pictures of three of my favorite people in the whole wide world....Ryan, my Mom, and my Dad.

What I didn't realize was that my layout would first appear on their blog (duh!) so that scrappers could try their hand at "making my layout theirs." There are two other great pages available for lifting, also. I love to see how other scrappers interpret my designs as much as I enjoy using other's designs as inspiration. If you hop on by the BHG blog, you can see my page and the other pages. If you have some free time over the next week, why not try to lift any one of the could be pubbed in BHG!

I'm off to enjoy the first day of Spring Break....looking to end up at the playground or something fun. Maybe I'll even get my old camera out! Enjoy your day and thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 07, 2009


It's not often that I share many personal details here on my blog. Not that I have anything major to say, anyway. I set up this little blog to share my scrapbook layouts, and I try to keep it that way. I do have some online friends who visit here, and several of you have e-mailed me to ask where I have been. So, I figured it would be okay to share just a tiny part of my personal life which will explain my absence over the past several weeks. Another reason why I am hesitant to share personal details is because I guess there is a part of me that is a bit superstitious...even if I try to deny it. Anyway, my absence as of late has been because I met someone. For those of you who know me, you may already be aware that I have placed the priorities in my life in a certain order....Ryan, school, scrapbooking. It's been that way for years. That has been my choice, and I have been very okay with that. Being a good Mom has always been #1. Everything else falls into place after that. Being a first year teacher and trying to scrapbook as much as possible left very little time for anything else. So, my free time was my free time, and I was not about to give up my "me" time for anything or anyone. I was adamant about that....up until about 2 months ago. I wasn't looking to meet just happened. Isn't that how it usually works? I was so caught off guard, but yet it was okay. I found that I wanted to spend time with this new someone...even give up my "me" time to do it. Imagine my surprise. If someone would have told me that I would make that decision a few months back, I would have told them that they were nuts. Without boring you with any further details, let's just say that I'm actually allowing myself to enjoy time with him and think that I might just be falling for him. Pretty crazy, huh?

So, my hobby and my blog have taken a back seat for the time being. I have had a few layouts picked up by BHG, so I think that makes my lack of scrapbooking okay in my mind. I also tell myself that school will be out in less than 2 months, so I will have way more time for "me" then. In the meantime, I can actually say that I am happy with the way things are. I am knocking on wood as we speak...there's that superstitious streak once again. Wish me luck....maybe he's the one!

And because I always feel the need to share some eye candy here, I will leave you with this layout that I made earlier this year. It's another Disney nieces in particular and the fun they had on our family trip.
I was thrilled to be able to use that little Minnie Mouse sticker from EK Success. It's not ordinarily something you would see on my pages, but I so fell in love with it and had to have it! It turned out to be the perfect embellishment for my page!

Spring Break is here in less than 24 hours, so maybe...just maybe...I will spend some time creating. Or maybe not. If I do....I will be sure to share here on my blog. I hope all is well with everyone! Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Cool Stuff!

I received an e-mail from one of my friends who thought that I needed to try this awesome website that she found. So super glad that she thought of me because this website is uber cool! Check out what you can do with pictures. From this:

To this:

From this:

To this:

Pretty cool, huh? It is so super easy, too. I tried this type of cartoonization last year with some software that I had. It turned out okay, but it was a lot of work. This website does all of the work for you. There are so many other options, too. Like charcoal, ink, and scribbler. You have to try it. I have so many ideas for this running through my head right now! Fun stuff! You can head to the website, BeFunky, to give it a shot!

Have fun with it and enjoy your Sunday!

Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Hello Tuesday!

Glad to have gotten Monday out of the way this week. I really do not like Mondays. I am not sure why, but they are just not one of my favorite days. So, I was glad to say goodbye to Monday for another week. The weather here is starting to get a bit nicer, and I have been itching to get outside. I finally took down my Thanksgiving decorative about a little late! I did some yard clean up and then had to stop myself because I tend to want to get everything done right now! I have to realize that it is not possible, so I need to be happy with the little things that I can get done.

I finished up a Fancy Pants layout this past weekend. I used some random pictures of Ryan that I took a few months back...since I have been a slacker in the photo department. This was a quick and easy 8.5 x 11 one. It came together so fast, but I am happy with it.

I have been into using the chipboard letters raw lately. Not only does it save a bit of time, but I like the look. It's just another one of the little kicks that I get on. You know...from beads to buttons to fiber to chipboard to digital stamps....I seem to get hung up on one thing or another. It's all good.

I am amazed at how fast time has been flying by. It is hard to believe that we have already completed 125 days of school with only 55 days left! WOW! Summer will be here before you know it. Looking forward to it.....really looking forward to it! How about you?

Wednesday, March 11, 2009

I seem to have forgotten....

...that I have a blog. I cannot believe that it has been so long since I last updated. I guess I have been a bit preoccupied these past few weeks. Maybe because it has been feeling so "springy" around here, and I have been having a hard time sitting at the computer or in my scrap room. Not sure. Of course, we have more daylight hours, and I am looking forward to nicer weather. I'm done with snow days and cold temps!

I did have a chance to do a page last week. page. That's pretty sad, huh? But, it is better than nothing. I tore out some of my Fancy Pants goodies for this one.

And, yes...those are pictures of me! Imagine front of the camera! It happens so very rarely because I am always the one behind the camera. Of course, I have not even been behind the camera lately. I really don't think that I have taken a picture in over a month! It makes me kind of sad, but I guess there just has not been too much going on to take pictures of. I need to change that, so I am making myself a promise to drag the camera out with me more often this month. Now that I have actually said that out loud, maybe I will really do it!

I hope that everyone is well. I'm hoping to get some blog hopping time in, so I can see what you all have been up to! Hope you are enjoying your week...Friday is on it's way!

Sunday, March 01, 2009


Yes, I am done with my scraplift page! Funny how when I started it, things were moving along so slow. It sat alone in a cold, dark room for a few days, and then I returned. I swear, within less than 1 hour...I was done. Everything just seemed to come together so good! Don't you just love when that happens!
So, here it page:
As I mentioned before, I was thrilled to use my BasicGrey Marrakech. I love the color scheme of this line. Mostly everything here is BasicGrey except for some tiny brads, a rub on, and a sticker. I am loving their chipboard micro letter stickers. I never had them before, but now I will for sure be getting more!
Here is the original page side by side with the new page. I really changed up the whole color scheme and made some small variations to the design. Love the freedom to do as I please! Funny thing...both pages use BasicGrey, and I did not even realize that until just now! How about that?

Hey, enjoy your's hoping it flies by so we can enjoy another weekend!

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Still no layout =(

Yes, I was all ready to scraplift one of my old pages. Real life just seemed to get in the way. I started it, but never finished it. It is sitting half done on my scrap table where I started it many, many days ago. Oh well, I guess there is always tomorrow. It's Thursday, and the weekend is almost here...yippee! I hope to have some time on Sunday. In the meantime, I do want to share a page that I did a few weeks back.
It was for a call, but I never heard I guess it isn't getting picked up. That's one of the things that you have to live with when you choose to put yourself out there in the publishing world...rejection. I have received so many e-mails regarding how to break into the whole publishing thing, but I never really have any special advice. All I can say is that you just have to submit, submit, submit. You also have to ready to handle the rejection. It is always great to get that call or that e-mail, but you have to be ready to just hear nothing. I am proud of what I have accomplished so far, and I do plan on keeping at it in the publishing world. It's fun, and it makes me some extra money to play with. I have also met a whole lot of wonderful people that I would not have known otherwise. So, if you even have the thought of being published, I say just do it! What do you have to lose?

So, this page here is another one for the Disney album. Our Miss Emily was crazy for all of the princesses at Disney, and I had to document that. I am really happy with how all of my Disney pages have turned out so far. I do one every now and again....when the Disney mood hits me! It was nice to do a girl page...I don't get too much of a chance to do that!

Well, off to do some more "real life" stuff...Hope everyone is well! Thanks for stopping by and enjoy your weekend!

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Pencil Lines!

Long blog!

I know, I know. I've been absent for the past few days. I have no excuse. I guess I just didn't have anything interesting to say or share. I do have something interesting to share today, though, so I'm glad you stopped by. I am still in the process of scraplifting my last layout, and I hope to share it with you soon. I did, however, have the honor of being asked to be the Guest Designer over at Pencil Lines. I was thrilled when I was asked. I even went ahead and created my own sketch...go me! Sketches rock. I think I have mentioned that before. I am a huge fan of the ever-so-awesome Becky Fleck and her PageMaps. She just oozes talent! I have used so many of her sketches to jump start my creative self, but I never ever entertained the thought of creating my own sketches. When I was asked to guest design for Pencil Lines, I was psyched to try my hand at it. So, here is the sketch that I came up with:

Now, I know that it's no PageMap because Becky just has a special flair, but I don't think it came out half bad. Here is the layout that I designed based on my sketch:

I used some of my favorite Fancy Pants goodies, of course. The doodle/hearts design is one of their awesome transparent it! What is even more cool about my sketch is seeing how other talented scrappers interpreted it! It is so neat to see someone else use my sketch. Hop on over to the Pencil Lines site to check it out! You will love it!

I am off to do some school work today! Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Scraplifting myself again!

I really had fun lifting one of my old layouts last week. I just received my new BasicGrey Marrakech in the mail this past weekend, and I am itching to scrap once again. I had planned on doing some scrapping this weekend, but know what they say about plans! So, I am going to try for this week. Maybe I will start while Ryan is at karate today with his Dad.

I decided to lift this layout that I did in October 2006: This is my niece, Emily, from the summer of 2006. Boy how time flies, huh? I remember taking this picture, and it feels like it was only yesterday! I think that using Marrakech with this design will be great...I'll be able to use a lot of the great patterns for the strips! Cool!

Once again...thanks for stopping by...keep smiling and enjoy your week!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Facebook Fun!

So, who belongs to Facebook? Well, as of a week ago, I was oblivious! I had heard about it from my nieces who are in college, but I never gave it a second thought.

At the recommendation of a good friend and because our twen- (cough, cough) -tieth class reunion is coming up, I decided to join. I started to get requests from fellow scrapbookers to be friends and realized that I can make so many new friends that also love this great hobby of ours! It really is cool, and you can do so much more than just connect with old friends and make new ones. I created an album where I can post my layouts, I created some reminders, and I can also watch blogs all through Facebook! I love it! If anyone belongs to Facebook, maybe we can be friends! I added a link to my blog here for the Facebook Blog Network and also a badge. Kind cool....our world is getting smaller every day!

Well, off to do some school work and then hopefully scrap a bit today! Now, that would be fun!!! Enjoy your Sunday and thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, February 12, 2009

It's a lift!

Well, I did it! I finally finished scraplifting myself. It would have been easy and done within a few hours had I not gotten sick! Yes...I ended up with a 101 fever and a sore throat! I am still not 100%, but I do feel tons better. I've been in bed for the past 2 days sleeping and watching TV. I have been ready to jump out of my skin. I am not a sitter. I need to keep busy, and it is so hard for me to lie around doing nothing! Missing school has been killing me, too....but I don't need to be dragging my butt into school only to spread germs to the kids!

So, anyway, here is my new page:

Here they are side by side:
I was looking for an excuse to use some of my BasicGrey stash. I am such a hoarder of that stuff, and I have no idea why. I think that I just love it so much that I don't want to use it because it will be gone! Since I am (im)patiently awaiting the arrival of their new Marrakech line on my doorstep, I thought it would be the perfect time to use the Offbeat that I have been hiding away!

Well, I am off to rest a bit more. I hope everyone is having a better week than me. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, February 09, 2009

Scraplift yourself!

Sometimes I get into a sort of funk, and I feel like I don't have a creative bone in my body. It usually happens after a big assignment or a trade show that I design for. I guess I just kind of use up all of my creative energy and am left with nothing. So, instead of beating myself up for being so lame, I decided that I was going to find an older layout of mine that I wanted to re-create with new papers, pictures, and embellishments....a scraplift of myself.

I started browsing the scans of my old layouts and found this one that I like:

I still like this layout after about 3 years, and I thought it would be great to see how a scraplift of it would turn out. So, I am taking a few hours tonight to scrap. I deserve it! I spent the entire weekend either doing work for school or doing homework for my night class. Everyone needs a little break every now and then, right? If you are looking for some scrapping inspiration, give it a shot. Try scraplifting a layout of your own that is more than 2 years old...or you can even scraplift the layout of mine above!

Stay tuned in the next day or two for the results! Thanks for stopping by and have a super night!

Friday, February 06, 2009

Creating Keepsakes has a BLOG!

Good news, people! Creating Keepsakes has joined the blogging world.
I am very excited about this. I love their mag, and I am thrilled that they will be blogging along with the rest of us dedicated bloggers (ok...somewhat dedicated bloggers, in my case).

You can check out their new blog here!

I'll be posting more this weekend with another layout. Thanks for all of your sweet comments on my last layout. You guys really know how to make a girl feel good!

Happy Friday!

Thursday, February 05, 2009

A Disney Page

I am slowly, but surely scrapping my pictures from our Disney trip this past summer. Since I took almost 1,000 pictures, I am guessing that it will be a while until I am done. I am in no hurry, so no biggie. I am not creating an album that has any particular theme with specific embellishments or papers. I may, in the future, decide to do a mini, but no plans yet. Right now, I am just picking some pictures and creating pages. I do plan on putting all of my Disney pages into one 3 ring binder, so I guess it will eventually be an album of sorts.

This page is dedicated to our visit to Animal Kingdom. I have no intentions of scrapping every picture that I took, so I pretty much just chose some favorites from the day.

I used my Silhouette to cut out the jungle leaves underneath the title. I got the leaf design from a piece of clip art from the Internet. Did I mention how much I love my Silhouette? Well, if not...I love it! It saves me so much time. I love hand cut titles and shapes, but using the exacto knife took me forever. Don't get me wrong, I did enjoy it. It was sort of relaxing, but the time factor was an issue. But, not anymore!

Another awesome thing about the Silhouette is that I can purchase individual files online from Quickutz to use with it. They have all kinds of shapes and borders and things. Very cool!

I have another Disney page that is coming up in the March issue of Memory Makers magazine and one in the May issue of CK . If you're a subscriber to either magazine, keep your eyes peeled. I can't wait to see them in print myself! I still get excited about getting's just fun!

I hope everyone is having a wonderful week. Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, February 01, 2009

Winter "Blahs"

I guess it has been a while (a week to be exact) since I have posted. It just ended up being one heck of a week. It started with my buddy getting sick last weekend....the dreaded stomach virus. I felt so bad for him. Since it is best for me not to miss school, he stayed with my Mom & Dad, and they took great care of him. Then, we ended up having 2 snow days from school. Yuck! I know that lots of kids and teachers love snow days, but not me. It only means that you are stuck in the house with nothing to do in the middle of the winter, and then you will end up staying in school longer at the end of the year when the weather is beautiful. Add to that the fact that my grades were due and the tons of homework that I had for my University class...and it was just a "blah" kind of week. So, I am optimistically looking forward to beginning a new week. Ryan is better now, and my glass is half full...LOL!

On the scrapping front, I do have another layout to share. This time, I used the new Fancy Pants Delight line by Nancie Rowe Janitz. It is very fun collection. I especially love the colors...they are so bright and cheerful. You can stop by the Fancy Pants Gallery to see some other great creations from the Fancy Pants DT.

I had this layout started before CHA, but the journaling just was not working for me. So, it had to sit half done while I figured out what I wanted to say. Journaling is really important to me, so I hate to rush it. After Ryan got sick and spent time with my Mom & Dad...everything just came together. In addition to my new Fancy Pants goodies, I also got a chance to use my new Cuttlebug swiss dot embossing folder. If you click on the picture, you will see that my circles are dry embossed with it. Fun stuff!

I hope that everyone is well and having a great weekend! I am off to finish some school work...and maybe do some scrapping if I work fast enough. Enjoy your day!

Sunday, January 25, 2009

*NEW* Fancy Pants Mixed Media 8x8 Books

I meant to post my mixed media book sooner, but my buddy Ryan got the stomach virus. I have been taking care of him since yesterday afternoon. Poor thing is so pathetic...sleeping and being sick. He is with my parents now, so I thought I would take a minute or two to share.

So, these 8x8 mixed media books by Fancy Pants turned out to be so much fun! I have to say that I was a bit intimidated at first. Believe it or not, I never created an album or a scrapbook page on a clear acrylic background. I sat and pondered how to do it. How do I keep elements from showing on the other side yet still keep the truly fabulous design of the clear page? I know that I have seen it done, but I guess I never paid much attention to how they did it. Well, I just decided to stop over-thinking it and jump right in. I just started resizing and printing pictures as if I were going to put them on an 8x8 page. The rest just happened! As it turns out, I am thrilled at how this book turned out! So, before I drive you nuts with my rambling, here are the pages:

This is the front cover. I chose to use the clear acrylic page so that a picture of Ryan would show through from the page underneath.

January's page:

February and March pages:

April and May pages:

June and July pages (half of a felt page):

More July:

August and September pages:

October and November pages:

December's page:

Back Cover:

As you can see, the album has pictures from each month in 2008. It is just a snippet of our lives for 2008. The neat thing is that I can easily add additional pages with more pictures and journaling if I would like. Speaking of journaling, if you click on the images, you will see that I do, indeed, have several typos =( I saw this after I had the book all packed and ready to ship out for CHA. Thank goodness that I saved all of the journaling. Once I get the book back, I can just reprint it and change it out. Easy as pie!

You can check out more of the great shapes of 8x8 mixed media books and designs from other Fancy Pants DT members on this Fancy Pants blog post. Fun stuff!

Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Thursday, January 22, 2009

*NEW* Fancy Pants "On A Whimsy"

Another adorable line is being released by Fancy Pants at CHA this upcoming weekend. It is called On A Whimsy, and it is just so......whimsical. The talented Jackie Eckles created this sweet and playful collection. It has line drawings and pretty colors that I loved working with. And the acrylic stamps that go with the collection are so stinkin' cute! I cannot wait to create more pages and use more of the stamps.

I used some older chipboard from Fancy Pants to create my own little sunshine on this layout. If you click on the layout to make it larger, you can see a close up view of that sweet little lady bug stamp on top of the "m." It is just ever so tiny and ever so cute!
Once again, you can check out more of this collection in use by clicking on this Fancy Pants blog post. Keep your eye out here because I will be sharing an awesome mixed media book that I created for Fancy Pants. I am so happy with how it turned out, and I can't wait to show you guys!

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