Monday, November 23, 2009

Another Heritage Layout

I seem to be on some sort of "heritage" kick at the moment. Now, I am not saying there is anything wrong with that...its just it seems like I go through phases where doing heritage pages is all I want to do.

Let me give you a bit a history behind these pictures. The picture on the left, is the only picture my mother had of herself as a baby. The woman sitting in the tree is my grandmother, Anna Stingel Watson. She is holding a baby in her arms, who is my mother, Hazel Margaret Watson Archer. Then a few years ago, my cousin, Mary Lou sent me another photo (bottom photo on the right), which is of my mother as a baby and my grandmother and my great grandmother, Mary Ellen Gilbert Watson Thomas. Then Mary Lou sent me some more photos, which are the upper two photos on the right. It was thrilling to be able to put all of these photos together and realize, that this family spent a day at a park and took pictures to commemorate the day. I believe my grandfather, Harrison Thomas Watson, took the majority of the pictures. Look how creative he is! To be able to look through the lens of a camera and snap something that will last a lifetime. Or many many lifetimes!
I did these layouts, using Close To My Heart's "Workshop on the Go" kit. I did change it some, but kept the basic design the same. All the materials are from CTMH, with the exception of using some of my flower punches, and my Nestabilities for the 3" scallop circle.
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Until next time,
Happy Thanksgiving!

Sunday, November 8, 2009


What do you do with the scrapbooking and stamping magazines you purchase? Do you read them and then pitch them? Or do you save them? If you save you save the whole magazine or tear the magazine apart and pull just what you want?

I use to save all the magazines. I had them all set up in order according to the month and year. Very rarely did I ever pull them out to read them or to get inspired. In the last few months, I've been doing some reorganization here in the rubber room. And I thought holding on to all these magazines was using up precious space. So, I started going through each one and pulling out things that interest me.

So now, all these pages I've pulled from the magazine, are all sitting in a pile on my table. I will now have to go through each one and determine which file to put it in. I started doing just that at the beginning of the week. Then I came across this layout, which reminded me of pictures I have, and a Jolees embellishment. So I took this torn out magazine page and "scraplifted" it.

This is what I did:

The magazine is Scrapbook, etc, October 2008. The layout is on page 102. The original artist did a 8.5"x11" layout, I convert mine to a 12"x12. Papers I used is some old retired Heavenly Blue B&T paper from CTMH and some Bamboo cardstock. The red scalloped cardstock I picked up at my LSS last February and the Polka Dot paper in the center is Jillibean Soup, Minestone, Chopped Tomatoes. I painted some chipboard letter with MM scrapbook paint. I also used Martha Stewart's Lace Doily punch on the Bamboo cardstock. I also punch out circles and glued them to the centers of the red scalloped cardstock. Then I glued some blue "Dew drops" to the center of each circle. I got the dew drops from my good friend Jenn from Just4funcrafts.

I have some other projects, I am hoping to complete this next week and I am also hoping to be finish with this house. DH and I FINALLY moved the wall unit from the wall and DH is now finishing up the painting as I type this. YAY!! So now, I can get everything put back into place. And have this place sparkling!! I'll try to get some pictures posted when all is complete.

So, until next time, thanks so much for letting me share. If you like what I've done, don't forget to leave me some lovin'.

Take care and happy scrappin'!!


Friday, November 6, 2009

Under Construction

I am so trying to get back into the swing of scrappin' again. Its a long steady road, but I'm managing to move right along. This is another kit I pulled from my cropper hopper last week. My DH loves to put things together and he loves working with wood as well. He inherited a lauve (I know I spelled that wrong!!) from his father and he wanted a place to set it up and be able to work with it. So, he decided he wanted his own little workshop. So as he's measuring and cutting the wood and putting it all, I am behind the camera snapping pictures.
I used a combination of papers and embellishments. The layout comes from CTMH's How to book "Cherish, 'Visual Textures" sketch. Papers are Sticker Studio, K & Company and Close To My Heart. Embellishments are from Karen Foster, Little Extras, Stickopotamus, and Eyelet Outlet. Thanks for stopping by. Until next time. Happy Scrapping! Leanne

Thursday, November 5, 2009

Then and Now

Happy Thursday!

What a week this is turning out to be! Sometimes I feel its just a continuation from the previous week and there will be no end in sight. I guess this is what is called "Life!" LOL My son in law was finally able to find a job. We're so proud of him! Unfortunately, the job takes him away from his family. My daughter is feeling his absence as well as the children. So, to keep from feeling that anxiety of being separated, she and the children are finding lots a various things to do to occupy their time. I do my best to step in where I am needed. Sometimes, though, I do manage to drop the ball.

I started a few weeks ago with a bunch of gals from Spark People, an online crop. I was so deep into this remodel, that I couldn't think of doing any kind of crafting. We met last Friday, and I decided I wanted to scrapbook. I have so many unfinished layouts or layouts waiting to be done...that I just stuck my hand in my Cropper Hopper and pulled out a project. The papers and embellishments I pulled were for the pictures I took of when my DH bought his new truck.

I used CTMH's how to book, "Imagine, 'Grand Finale." Papers are from Sticker Studio. The other little embellishments I've had for a while and took them from my stash.

So, there is two more pages complete. I am now working on when DH built his workshop out in the backyard. I'll be posting that in the next few days.

Thanks for stopping by.

Until next time...

Happy Scrappin'!