Thursday, December 2, 2010

2 Months

Tobin's 2 Month photos!

Details: Background star paper is My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup. Green paper with stitching is by We R Memory Keepers. Number 2 size sticker is by Creative Imaginations. Clothesline stickers, wire, brads by K&Company Small Wonders. Remember sticker is by We R Memory Keepers. "2 months" was written with Creative Memories alpha stickers. Tree was cut using the Meow Cricut cartridge.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Scrapbook Generation Publishing Creative Team

Exciting news!

As I've mentioned before, I love sketches and I use them for much of my work. A favorite resource for double page sketches is Allison Davis' blog.

Well Allison, along with her family, own Scrapbook Generation Publishing under which Allison and her mother have published sketch books. And they have a scrapbooking store in MO, too! As part of their expansion in 2011, they've rounded up a Creative Team to help them show what sketches are all about. They will now be creating single page sketches, card sketches, and add-on sketches for smaller projects, too!

I've been asked to join their Creative Team!

I made these 3 projects with their sketches as part of my entry for the "job:"

I'm so excited to work with Allison and the other members of the Creative Team!

You & Me soon to be 3

Photos from my maternity shoot with my awesome photographer friend Elyse. We took these photos in and around out new home.

Details: Striped paper with little butterflies and green strip are by SEI Bridgeport. Stickers and flower border are by Basic Grey Wisteria. "3" is a Thickers Cream Soda Foam alpha by American Crafts. Black letterpress alpha stickers are by Making Memories. "you&me" was cut using the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge.

2 Zeta Bellies

It was very nice being pregnant at the same time as one of my sorority sisters. We were able to share our experiences and relate. =) Here we are at Anna's baby shower.

Details: Papers are by Bo Bunny Peacock Lane. "2 zeta" was written with Thickers Sprinkles Glitter Chipboard alphas by American Crafts. "Bellies" was cut using the Gypsy Font Cricut cartridge.

Celebrate This Day

My cousin Alessandra's graduation from college. I wish I could have attended the celebration!

Details: Patterned paper is by SEI Moravia. Frame and title were cut using the Creative Memories Reminisce Cricut cartridge.

Pitter Patter

I just can't get enough of Tobin dressed as a froggie! And here he is in his little bassinet from the days when he slept in our room.

Details: Blue/green circle paper is by My Mind's Eye. Other papers are by Me & My Big Ideas. Cream scallop is by Bazzill Just the Edge. Clear overlay on left photo is by Making Memories. Epoxy sticker in lower right corner (sweet baby boy) is by MM Animal Crackers. Pitter Patter sticker is by K&Company New Baby.

Monday, November 29, 2010

Making Scrapbooks for Others

I was happy to help on this project with friends.

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Thinking of You

Details: Flower photos were taken by me. Patterned papers are from SEI Oasis. Paper flowers are by K&Company. "Thinking" was written with Creative Memories alpha stickers. "Of you" was written with Making Memories alpha stickers.


Our first family photo shoot!

These gorgeous photos were taken by the talented Constance Elyse Photography.

Details: Blue/silver and plaid patterned papers are by My Mind's Eye Lost and Found. Thin grey strip on left is by K&Company Poppyseed. Zigzag strip is by Bazzill Just the Edge. Black patterned strip is by SEI. Clear/black accent journaling blocks are by Little Yellow Bicycle Fancy. "Through the lens" journaling block is by LYB Clothesline. Grey button rubon is by Studio Calico. Glitter buttons are by American Crafts. "family" was written with DCWV All Dressed Up alpha rubons.

Dressed for Fall

Tobin all dressed for fall in NH. We took these photos on my parents front porch as it was decorated for the season.

Details: Copper textured paper and aqua/copper strip are by Making Memories from their 2009 fall collection. Fall words patterned paper strip and leaf stickers are by Imaginisce Apple Cider. Journaling block is by SEI. "Dressed for" was written with Creative Memories alpha stickers. "Fall" was welded and cut using the Opposites Attract Cricut cartridge and Gypsy.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

1 Month

Awww, Tobin used to be so skinny.

Details: Gear paper is by Recollections. "boy," "baby," and "little wonders" accents are by Crate Paper. Yellow words strip is from the 7 Gypsies "B is for baby" sticker sheet. Number sticker strip is by Creative Imaginations. Title was written with Creative Memories stickers.

Bath Time

Tobin's first experience being washed! Little did we know his belly button would take 2.5 months to heal and we'd be sponge bathing him for a really long time!

Details: Background elephant paper is by Hambly Studios. "Baby's First Bath" sticker is by Marcella K. The rest of this layout was made with the Making Memories Pitter Patter collection.

I cracked out the sewing machine for this layout and stitched around the teal paper.

As with most of my layouts, this was made based on a sketch. This sketch came from the new Page Maps 2 book.

Sunday, October 24, 2010

3 Months

One of my favorite layouts. But I totally scraplifted it from the October Scrapbooks Etc magazine. =P

Details: Patterned papers in circles are by K&Company. Kangaroo is from SEI Playday chipboard pack. "3 months" was written with Thickers by American Crafts. The sticker to the right of the photos is from this set by Creative Imaginations.

Froggie Tobin

* Colors are more vibrant in person, not sure why this photographed so poorly.

Tobin sleeping like a little frog on grandmama. His favorite way to nap in the first few weeks.

Details: Green leaf paper is by K&Company. Froggie paper is by Basic Grey. Blue edged journaling block is by October afternoon. "July 5" was written with Joann alpha stickers. Black swirly rubon is by colorbok. "Smile" fabric sticker is by Little Yellow Bicycle.


Our first post hospital mother and son photo.

Details: "Baby" is by Colorbok (from Target). Circle journaling block is by October Afternoon. Carriage sticker is by Jolee's. "Sweet little love" sticker is by K&Company.

Double Decker Kitties

Our kitties sharing their post. Zeus used to always take the top rung but now he lets Poseidon up there. =P

Details: Patterned papers are by Basic Grey Max and Whiskers. Title is written with vinyl Thickers by American Crafts. "Meow" fabric embellie is from Joann.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010


A simple layout for our group trip up to Berkeley for the afternoon. We got pizza together and then visited the Lawrence Hall of Science to see the Race exhibit.

Make 2010

Maker Faire San Mateo in May. And I got to meet the Cricut mascot, haha!

Details: Swirly paper by jillibean soup. Brown squiggly border is Bazzill Just the Edge cardstock. Title was written with chipboard Thickers by American Crafts.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mirror Tobin

Tobin was just full of giggles, squeals and smiles for his new best friend, Mirror Tobin!

Welcoming Julia

One of my sorority sisters, Anna, was pregnant at the same time as me. The girls gathered in VA back in March to celebrate with her. Here is her baby shower, and her adorable Julia's birth announcement. This photo doesn't show it, but she has super cute spiky baby hair!!

Celebrating Baby

A few pictures from the California baby shower my friend Ali threw for me. We had a wonderful morning tea and then gathered at our new home for cake and presents. Other than the interruption of having our washing machine and dryer delivered during the event...ugh... it was fabulous!

Details: Colorful showers paper on left is by My Mind's Eye. Circle journaling block is by October Afternoon. Metal dots are by Heidi Grace. "Sweet memories" journaling block is by Making Memories. Fabric chipboard stickers are Thickers by American Crafts.

* Title thought up by the talented Sara! One more raffle ticket for you. ;)

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Growing & Glowing

These are two different layouts for the same photos. The first (double 12 x 12) is for my regular chronological album and the second (single 8 x 8) is for my mini maternity album.

While in Austin for my baby shower hosted by Jennifer, Ashley and Sylvia, Jennifer had a couples photo shoot with her husband. The photographer, the amazing Mollie of Bloom Photography, saw my bump and snapped a few shots for me. =) I love that we got these photos with the bluebonnets!

Details: Now that I blog away from my scrapbook space, it's getting harder to write every product I used. I'll do my best, but if you want to know about anything, just post a comment and I'll respond. =)

12x12 layout: Title was cut using the Ashlyn's Alphabet Cricut cartridge.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Painting Tobin's Nursery

While visiting for my baby shower, I got help from friends and family on the nursery. Jennifer primed the room and the two grandmothers painted it green. =)

Details: Patterned papers are by K&Company. Flowers are by (clockwise) Making Memories, Prima, Making Memories. "Tobins" was written with alpha stickers by American Crafts. "N" is a polka dot puffy alpha sticker by Making Memories. "ursery" was cut using the Lyrical Letters Cricut cartridge. Title background block was cut using Storybook.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Sahar & Chris' Wedding

Only a year+ later I finally scrapped this wedding. Our friends got married last summer in Austin. They had a beautiful ceremony downtown, then we gathered at The Salt Lick for some wonderful BBQ and celebrating. Chris even brewed his own beer for the occasion!

Sadly, my photos of these layouts are a bit bleached. For example, the scalloped paper on the left side of the lower layout has a pattern on it, Oh well...I tried.

Details: Blue/browm patterned paper is by the Paper Company. Green flourish was cut using the Storybook Cricut cartridge. "B~" was cut using Lyrical Letters. "Texas Celebration" was cut using Plantin Schoolbook. And "style" was cut using Calligraphy.

Monday, August 30, 2010

Second Anniversary

Another Melting Pot layout! We like to go for our anniversary each year. Such a great excuse to go stuff ourselves with awesome food.

Details: Paper is by ____ (I need to update) and it came with the stripes, flowers, and bird. I used an exacto knife to cut around the flowers and slide the photo underneath. Stickers above photo - flower and circles - are by Stampin Up. Journaling block is by Little Yellow Bicycle. "The love of my life" fabric embellishment is by _____.

Our New Home

Here is a picture from move in day at our new home! I've paired it with the cute card my friend Jennifer gave us when we finally closed. =)

Details: Brown paper with houses is from the Bazzill glazed cardstock line. Glitter number stickers are by Making Memories. Title sticker is by Jolee's ( from Jennifer!).

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Watching Our Garden Grow

My top priority when we moved into our new home was to get a potted garden up and growing. I found these beautiful blue pots and knew they were perfect! I tried to grow a large variety of produce this season to determine what grows well. The best were: tomatoes (though they need bigger pots next year!), cucumbers, lettuce, and carrots.

Details: Patterned papers and stickers are by Cosmo Cricket Garden Variety. "GROW" was written with Making Memories cork alpha stickers and the rest of the title was also written with stickers by MM. I forget who makes the bumblebee brads.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Daddy & Me

One of our first father and son photos. Warren is showing off the scruffy beard he grew out before Tobin's birth.

Details: Patterned paper is by American Crafts. Chipboard embellishment with quote is by Making Memories. Title was cut using the Stamped Cricut cartridge.

Scraplift: Sweet Baby Gazette

Our sweet baby boy born in June. The reason I haven't gotten much scrapbooking done this summer. ;)

Totally scraplifted this page from here: Making Memories

Details: Most products are by Making Memories Pitter Patter collection. Instructions for making the stars is in the inspiration link above.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Strawberry Picking

The day after my Austin baby shower, we packed up the leftover finger sandwiches and headed out for a picnic, strawberry picking, and fresh strawberry ice cream. What a fun, tasty day!

Details: Strawberry paper is Strawberry Fields by Cosmos Cricket's Garden Variety line. Polka dot paper is the back of Strawberry Jam by October Afternoon's Fly a Kite line. Journaling block is by K&Company. "April" tag is by jillibean soup. Woodgrain chipboard letters are by K&Company. Small yellow letter stickers are by Basic Grey.