Tuesday, March 9, 2010

For the love of oldies but goodies!

So last weekend, I hunkered down and completed some pages for a lady I scrapbook for. It's funny how I always seem to gravitate to newer things out on the market. I tend to do some more traditional scrapping for her, that's what she likes. Since I hadn't stamped in awhile, I was able to get some stamps out for a Halloween layout I did and I also used my beloved Souffle markers~ I love these so much! Not sure why I don't use these more often, there's so much you can do! On the Birthday layout I did, I just cut out some letters from the Cricut machine and used the markers to dress them up with some dots! I also used these recently on one of my own layouts to create faux stitching around the edge of my pages. So simple and it adds great dimension to the pages. Lastly on the other birthday layout, I used my new Sweet Treats Cricut cartridge for the Title and #3, it has some adorable images!

Product of the week for me!~ Souffle 3-D Opaque Puffy Ink

Here's what I used to create these pages:

My Minds Eye Patterned Cardstock Paper
Title: "Halloween Time" Cricut- Alphalicious Font
Bazzill- Orange Cardstock
Pumpkins & Boo- Little Yellow Bicycle- Trick or Treat Clear Cuts
Stamps: Stampendous & Studio G

Bazzill: Gold Cardstock
Words: Cricut- Alphalicious Font with Souffle Dots
Stickers: Making Memories
Yellow Leather Buttons: American Crafts
Rub-ons: Top Line Creations

Bazzill Cardstock: Cream
Patterned Paper: Close to My Heart
Title: Cricut- Sweet Treats Cartridge
Brads: Basic Grey

Hope you're creating something fun this week!

Scrap it Swanky Sister~ Nicki

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Weekend Recap

Memory Bound Crop Weekend Recap:
I had a great time at the crop over the weekend at our local scrapbook store, Memory Bound. It was a very inspiring day. We started the day off with a speaker, a sweet girl named Valerie, she was working on a special project. She’s a case worker at a local hospice here and she was finishing books for one of her patients. The patient was diagnosed with Lymphoma, a Mother, 40 years of age who has 3 children, and is now to the point where she’s lost the use of her hands. Her children, a 12 yr old who is a quadriplegic, a 7 yr old and a 5 yr old. She wanted to have her children’s books finished before she passes on. Valerie had 58 pages on Friday completed from ladies at the crop and on Saturday the rest of the pages were completed, a total of 150 pages! It was so sad to hear the story and to think that these children will have to go on with life without their mother, but it was soooo amazing how everyone jumped in, including myself to grab some photos to help complete these memories for this woman who we don’t even know. My heart goes out to her and her family! I cannot even imaging what this mother is feeling and going through right now, but I can tell you that there wasn't a dry eye in the place thinking about her situation and even more the support of the women that wanted to help her! Just speechless!

It was also bitter sweet looking at old pictures and reminiscing with my sister. It’s always so much fun when we’re able to get together for some scrapping time! Crazy thing, I also was able to spend some time with my neighbor who we ended up sitting next to at the crop and her friend Carisa, such lovely ladies! I was so busy I forgot to take lots of pics. But I got a couple in while I could.
Rebecca & Carisa

Carisa, Christi (my sis) & Rebecca

I was able to accomplish one 2-page layout, pathetic I know. I put a lot of thought and time into my layouts and after the emotions of the morning, it took me awhile to get back into the swing of my own scrapping project! OR it could have been that my sister and I were gabbing a lot and I wasn't paying attention therefore I kept goofing up on my pages! (hee hee)

Then I went shopping! I bought a few items that I'm in LOVE with right now!!

Jenni Bowlin products: Mini Springtime Bingo Cards- I don't have a pic of these, but they're little mini bingo cards that are sooooo adorable. I love Jenni Bowlin, tons of cute little vintage items she creates. Stinkin cute! Here's some of her mini birthday bingo cards that she has on her website that are similar to the ones I purchased. I want these ones too!

My Minds Eye Paper: Quite Contrary Line, cute little "Sweetie Pie" title card and adorable Strawberry Paper

That's all for now! Have a great rest of the week!

Scrap it Swanky Sister~