Monday, April 30, 2012

Friends For Life layout

Here's another layout of my lil duckings when they were little.
This was 10 years ago & they are still just as close. I love that they have each other. My wish is that they will ALWAYS be this close. 

Supplies used:
~Pattern Paper - Lily Bee Designs
~Rosettes - AC delights
~Stickers - Lily Bee (memorandum) - Cosmo Cricket (clementine)
~Cardstock - Bazzill orange peel
~Punch - EK (primitive heart)
~Border Punch - MS punch around the page (cherish)
~Letters - AC Thickers (sprinkles) - Lily Bee (ABC stickers; buttercup)
~White Pen - Uni ball Signo
~Other - brads & twine

P.S. Please forgive the photos that are sideways, they are right side up in my computer...No idea what happened LOL
Thanks so very much for looking!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

You Are So Sweet layout (the Cricut boo boo fix)

Some of you may remember my Cricut bad day LOL. For those of you who don't you can see it here: Cricut Uggghhh!!

So here is what I did with that! I think it turned out great after all that!
This is my Sophia when she was tiny. So adorable, if I say so myself! 

Supplies used:
~Pattern paper, Chipboard, Stickers - EP This & That (Graceful)
~Chipboard Title - Lil Davis Designs
~Twinkle Goosebumps - Queen & Co. (Green)
~Twine - The Twinery
~Borders - Pink Paislee (Artisan Elements)
~Background - Cricut (Paper Lace)
~Buttons - MME lost & found

P.S. The EP paper that was ruined will be used to make something if it kills me. Just need to come up with something clever! :)

Thank you so very berry much for looking!
Hope you are all enjoying your weekend!!!
And hope your getting your scrap on!

Friday, April 13, 2012

Verrazano layout

I see this bridge almost every single day. I live about 10 blocks from it. I am in awe of it every single time I see it! 
I have so many memories associated with the Verrazano bridge. 

Going over it on family trips & especially family picnics. 
Going to Shore Road  as a child with my Mom & playing under it. 
My Mom surprising me with the view of it from our bedroom window when we moved. 
Drawing a picture of it for my Mom (which while going through the stuff she left realized she kept it all those years. Then balling my eyes out) 
Going for walks under it with my childhood best friend AnnMarie & sometimes my cousin Kathleen. 
Bringing my children & getting icecream at one of the rest stops along Shore Road & playing under it.
Sitting near it on Shore Road to watch the fireworks on 4th of July. 
Going over it when I moved back to Brooklyn after living in Staten Island for close to 10 years. 
Tony & I going for our walks & having many conversations while looking at it. 
AND most of all seeing it on our way home from long trips & feeling that wonderful feeling of being home again.
So you get the idea....This bridge is VERY meaningful to me. 

*All photos are from Google Images*

Used my Studio Calico City of Lights Kit along with some other goodies.

Supplies used:
~Pattern Paper - EP (style essentials), Sassafras (SC exclusive), SC Abroad (continental)
~Stamp - SC (Enjoy the ride)
~Tag - Pebbles (with love)
~Washi Tape Frekled Fawn (aqua), Pretty Tapes (cloud with hearts)
~Stickers - SC (butterflies)
~Badges - SC (Abroad)
~Epoxy Stickers - Heidi Swapp (sugar chic)
~Travel Tag - WRMK (travel light)
~Prescription Envelope
~Letters - AC Thickers (everywhere)
~Photo Corners - Recollections
~Tiny Letters - Lily Bee Designs
~Punch - Stampin Up (hearts)
~Ink - Prima Chalk Inks (old road)
~Other - Brother Typewriter

Had so much fun with this layout. Hope you all get to enjoy a weekend of doing something fun!

Thanks so very graciously for looking!

Thursday, April 12, 2012

WOYWW....Wait what?

It's Thursday!!! Oh well I'm a little late on this. I did take these pictures yesterday but could,t get them uploaded to blogger. And it's not really of my desk but more of my shelf.

What's on the shelf that's so special you ask....Well look what arrived yesterday

THE CAMEO!!!!!!!!

I now know why everyone is in love with this machine. It's like magic. SERIOUSLY MAGIC!!!

The very first thing I cut on it was this image below. I asked Tony to write something using a black marker on an index card. I then scanned it into my computer & changed it into a PNG file. I then opened it in silhouette studio & used the trace function. Then TADA Tony's handwritten cut file. Magic I tell ya!

So I'm off to go play some more with my Cameo. I don't think I've ever been this excited over a gadget. AND that's saying a lot considering I'm inspector gadget & have all kinds of fun gizmos.

See ya later alligators! Thanks for visiting!

For more fun on WOYWW visit The Stamping Ground

Tuesday, April 10, 2012

Sunshine layout

Sharing another layout of my chickens when they were just chickies! Sometimes I wish I could turn back time & run through the sprinklers with them again & giggle till it hurts. 

Some of the items came from my Little Red Scrapbook kit

Supplies used:
~Papers' die cuts & buttons - Bo Bunny Alora
~Cardstock - Bazzill
~Twine - The Twinery ( I love the thickness of color in this brand)
~Brads - Basic Grey
~Title - Lil Davis Designs (oldschool LOL)
~Clear tags - Go West Studios
~Border punch - EK Success
~Butterflies - U/K 

Thanks so very much for looking!!!

Monday, April 9, 2012

My Treasures layout

Here's a layout I did last week. It's of my 3 darlings when they were little almost 10 years ago.
I enjoyed the process of making this layout & I broke out my mini sewing machine again.
Really fun sewing on paper. Love the sound it makes too. Something strangely soothing about it.

Supplies used: 
~Pattern Paper, brads & aqua stick pins - MME Miss Caroline
~Stickers - October Afternoon
~Flowers & orange stick pin - Prima
~Mini Roses - I am Roses
~Ink - TH vintage photo distress ink
~Mist - SC Mister Hueys (opaque white & classic tan)
~Doilys - U/K
~Machine sticthing done with Easy Sticher tabletop sewing machine

Thanks so very much for looking
Have a fantastic start of the week!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

WOYWW & the Cricut boo boo blunder... Doy!

Ok so not too much on my desk today. There should have been but here's what happened:
(An Excerpt from my post at 2p's)
Posted: 4/4/2012 4:28:37 PM   

Ok so I sit at my desk & I start getting scrappy with it. Then I decide to 
cut out a background on my Cricut. I pick my image. Plug my gypsy in.
 Paper on mat.NOW it has to update! Seriously. I forgot I never used 
my gypsy on this one. Can you say FOREVER! What a way to lose your mojo

Posted: 4/4/2012 4:41:31 PM   

Ok I just have to laugh now. My gypsy died near the end of updating. 
Not only that, I now need to get my images again.


Posted: 4/4/2012 4:50:56 PM   

OMG My cricut just fell on the floor while cutting! I'm hysterical laughing. 
I moved it out a bit to make room for the back to cut & I guess it I moved 
it too much. It actually continued to cut but it moved so the paper is totaled. 
I can't freaking believe this. Someone doesn't want me scrapping today. 
Or my Cricut is jealous because my Fiance just bought me a Cameo. 
LOLOL It was my EP This & that paper too. 

Posted: 4/4/2012 4:59:04 PM   

Wahhhh it was supposed to be an image from the Paper Lace Cartridge. 
Now I need to hope I have another sheet in one of my monthly kits 
or something. 

And this is what happened....

So I changed it to this.... Which is in process, so this is just a sneak peek

 I will make use of that ruined paper some day. I have a few ideas brewing.

Also just to let some of you know I posted my clear stamp storage earlier today so you can check it out here- Clear Stamp Storage

Some of you guys thought it would be a hoot to do this & I agree soooo
Wedding Update:
Ok so as far as the wedding is going I'm sending out the invites next week... Ahhh it's really happening. I'm sure in the upcoming weeks there will be much more than that along with photos. Plus some of the things I'm making for the big day!

You can find out more about WOYWW on Julia's site The Stamping Ground

Thanks so much for looking & hoping all you aren't having the day I am, LOL

P.S. We ordered out Greek food tonight because I was afraid with the way my day is turning out, I might burn down the kitchen. Hee hee