Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Sunday, February 16, 2014
I wanted to share with you the album I did for our nephew and his new bride. I have so much fun doing this project. My plan was to just complete 20 pages, but once I started putting the pages together, the project grew. I eventually ended up completed 44 pages and split the project into two albums. I made the first album all about the wedding ceremony and the second album was all about the reception. You can view their wedding album here.
I hope you enjoy browsing through Kyle and Kristana's wedding album. Feel free to leave a comment or two to let me know you've been here.
Thanks for stopping by.
Till next time...
Wednesday, January 29, 2014
I can't believe its been over a year since I've posted anything on my blog. I deepest apologies for being so neglectful. I've spent the good part of the year working on our nephew's wedding album. It kinda got away from me and as not a such a new scrapper, but this being my first wedding, I wanted to include EVERYTHING in the album. The album ended up being split in two album, first one being the ceremony and all the preparations and the second album concentrated on the reception. Each of the albums has 22 pages in each. So instead of posting all the pages here, just copy and paste this in your browser (https://picasaweb.google.com/Scrappingamma/KyleAndKristanaEislerSWeddingAlbum#)and it will take you to see all the pages in the first album. Now, the second album is waiting to be shipped to Kristana and Kyle. I didn't want to mail it during this busy time of year. So, once we get past the holidays, and Kyle and Kristana receive their album...I'll post the second link. UPDATE (29 Jan 14) The second album for Kyle and Kristana was mailed out last Thursday. So, they should be receiving it within the next week. I am so excited for them to receive it and make their wedding complete.
Let me tell you a bit of what I did for this album. I used CTMH's La Belle Vie paper pack in addition to using Vineyard Berry cardstock. Its been retired now. But I love how well it all went together. I made a lot of the flowers and used flowers from Prima Marketing and I am roses and flowers from my stash. I used alot of sketches from CTMH's "How To" books, searching on web, pinterest and using sketches from friends who have such a gift of constructing an easy to follow sketch, such as Susan Springfellow and Amarylis Doria. I love you guys and still in awe of your talent.
I didn't want to leave today without sharing something with you. So, before we left to go to Kyle and Kristana's wedding, I had completed a few layouts. Unfortunately, there was no time to for posting. I am still very computer illiterate and have such a difficult time with blogger. But its a love hate relationship, and we'll get past this eventually. So, keeping with the season, I wanted to share these layouts with you of my twin grandson's Jaden and Benjamin. These photos were taken in 2007. (You can see how far behind I am in my scrapping) I've used CTMH's papers that have been retired a while. The wreath on the left side, I cut with my Wishblade and glued each one down. I love how the wreath came out!
Thanks so much for stopping in today. Even though its the end of January, I don't think its too late to make a New Year resolution. I am going to try (get that TRY) to post on a more regular basis and share with you the pages I have completed. One thing I didn't do this year was to put an outlandish goal of completing so many pages each month. They'll get done when they get done right?
So, until next time.
Happy New Year and Happy Scrappin'!!!
Saturday, January 5, 2013
I can't believe we are 5 days into 2013. Where has the time gone? It seems like only yesterday...
Now doesn't that sound familiar? How many times have you heard that? Countless times for me. But then again, I'm getting older. That happens! So, let me tell you what's been going on here in the Rubber Room and my many adventures outside the Rubber Room.
Since my last posting, DH and I attended a wedding of our nephew, Kyle. We celebrated Halloween with the grandchildren. We had a nice cozy Thanksgiving, just the two of us. We had our family gather together to celebrate Christmas. And I brought in the New Year, scrapping here in the Rubber Room.
The wedding we went to was just so beautiful! It was good to see DH's brother which we haven't seen since 2004. It was his son who was getting married. I just loved the colors of the wedding, which were gray, burgundy, black and white. It was an outdoor wedding and the day was warm and the sun was shining! All through the wedding, I kept thinking what fantastic scrapbook pages these would me. I kept thinking of patterned papers, cardstock, embellishments, pages, etc. Till I finally asked the bride, if I could do her wedding album. She was thrilled and told me she would love for me to construct her album. So, from that point, the wheels started turning and they haven't stopped. That was in September.
Once we returned from Denver, I knew what papers I wanted to use. So, I gathered all my embellishments I could use for the pages and started making a list of what I needed besides the papers. Then I went in search on the net for what I thought I would need.
In October, Kristana (the bride) sent me a cd of all the wedding pictures she received from the photographer. Now I was busy snapping pictures all during the wedding as well. But so was our other nephew, Ben. He sent out the pictures he took of the wedding. And all the friends and family, who are on Facebook, posted all their pictures with Kyle and Kristana tagged, so I scarfed them up as well. So, by the end of October, I had gathered over a 1,000 pictures. Now the task of sorting all those pictures began.
You just have to love modern technology! If it was for the computer, I never would have been able to complete the task of going through these pictures. I could have done it, but how long would that have taken? So for six weeks, I sorted pictures, designed the album, found sketches to use for the layouts, searched for poems and quotes to use. I made up a small 6x6 album and for each page, I had for the wedding album. I made notes, ideas for the pages on inserted them in the smaller album. I, also, spent time constructing paper flowers.
The beginning of December, I started putting the album together. Now, if you know anything about my pages, its not just patterned paper and pictures. To me, its the tiniest bit of detail that makes a scrapbook page go from, "Oh that a nice page!" to a "Wowie" page. I learned that from Stacy Julian, when I watched my first CTMH cd when I became a CTMH consultant, almost 11 years ago.
So, that is what I've been up to the past few months. I bet you're asking, where are the pages? We want to see some pages! I am sorry my friends, but when Kristana was asked at the wedding, whether she wanted to see the pages as I completed them, or to wait and see the album completed. She chose the latter. But I do have something I can share with you....
I was in the middle of constructing this layout when we left for Denver and the wedding. Its of our visit to the Eiffel Tower when DH and I went to Paris in 1993. I've been working on this album for quite a while now, but this layout just makes it that much closer to being complete.
I used Close To My Heart's "La Belle Vie" papers along with their My Stickease. I thought you might like to know, I am using these papers as well for Kyle's and Kristana's wedding album.
So, I gotta get back to work.
Until next time....
Saturday, September 1, 2012
So, as you can tell, the layouts are the same. The photos are the same. The only thing I did differently is the arrangement of the photos.
This is what I did and products I used to complete this project. My inspiration came from the plaid pattern paper by Laura Ashley. I love plaids and I love the crispness of this plaid. I purchased this paper back in 2005. I've been waiting to find the perfect layout to use and this was the perfect project. I was afraid I wouldn't have any complimentary colors to go with the pattern paper. But to my surprise, CTMH's Spring Iris (retired) cardstock matched perfectly along with CTMH's Topiary and Sunkiss Yellow (retired). The sketch I used for this project came from Allison Davis' Sketch Support blog, #13 double page layout. The banner I cut out using my Wishblade and then used some embroidery floss to tie the banner together. The flowers came from my stash and I used Martha Stewart's butterfly punch.
I hope that my sharing has given you some inspiration. Thanks for joining me here in my Rubber Room! I'm so glad you popped it! And I hope you continue to enjoy your Labor Day weekend. Stay safe!
Friday, August 31, 2012
Its been a busy month here. I went to crop a few weeks ago. In planning on what to work on at the crop, I planned out several different projects to take with me. I gathered up my papers, and sketches. I chose the stamps I thought I might use. I printed out the pictures for those layouts. Now I knew I wouldn't get all these projects completed, but it gave me a wonderful head start for the month ahead. I didn't realize till later, how much faster I can scrap when I am so organized. I thought I was doing a pretty good job before...but this one little organizational tip, helped me accomplish so much more than I ever expected.
So, let me share with you some of those layouts. This first layout is of our grandson, Matthew. He's about 18 months old and my husband, Dave thought it might be fun for Matty to go for a ride on the ATV. Matty sat in the comfort of his Poppi's arms and helped drive the ATV around the backyard. He wasn't too sure if he liked riding this thing. So, he found comfort with his thumb.
Monday, August 6, 2012
All of the products used for these 2 pages are from Close To My Heart. I also pulled some things from my stash to use on these pages. I use various tools to cut some of my embellishments. For instance, I used my Spellbinders scalloped circle dies to create the scalloped border. I also used Martha Stewart's butterfly punch for the butterflies. The heart lockets I cut on my Wishblade, then ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot with my Cuttlebug embossing folder. The flowers at the bottom of the pages, I cut using my QuicKuts die and used the Cuddlebug "Swiss Dots" embossing folder.
The photos are of my granddaughter, Deborah. Her hair was half way down her back and she decided she was tired of having it so long. So, she decided she wanted to donate her hair to "Locks of Love." I knew Deborah was growing up to be a beauty, but when she cut her hair, I truly realized how beautiful she actually was. My baby girl is growing up.
Monday, July 30, 2012
Sunday, July 29, 2012
The artwork I would like to share with you today is of my grandson, Matthew. He wanted to be Batman this past Halloween. We tried to make other suggestions for him to chose from but he was very insistent about wanting to be Batman. So, we got him a Batman costume and he was as happy as any little boy could be.