Thursday, February 9, 2012

New Set of Wheels

I did these pages last year for one of my workshops, then realized I never shared them on here.  So, I am trying to make up for lost time and decided to share them with you now.  The papers are from Close To My Heart's My Reflection's "Sofia" paper pack.  The pictures are of my darling little granddaughter, Deborah and her Poppi (grandpa)  We had just bought her her first tricycle and she so enjoyed riding down the driveway.  I used Martha Stewart's Punch Around the Page punch for the border and I stamped the tricycle you see behind the title and enlarged it and printed it on transparency film. 

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Wednesday, February 8, 2012


When Felicity paper pack was first introduced as a National Scrapbooking Month Special for Close To My Heart, I knew right away, what pictures I wanted to scrapbook.  These pictures were taken in May 1999, at my oldest son's graduation.  I don't have very many pictures of my husband and myself together as a couple so its special to have these and be able to scrapbook them.

I used a combination of Prima flowers and handmade flowers to create my clusters with flourishes I cut with my Wishblade, along with buttons and waxy flax.

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Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Chuck E. Cheese Birthday

Its been a busy month here in the Rubber Room and I have so much to share with you. As I have mentioned in previous posts, I've set up kind of a monthly schedule for myself on what to accomplish for that particular month.

So, for the month of January, I've selected birthdays to be my theme for the month. Although, I am very behind in filling up the album, I feel I have made great headway in getting more pages accomplished.  Even though I've completed the same amount pages as I have in the past.  But I believe by concentrating on a theme, I am completing pages, I would normally put off for another time.

Back in June 2007, we took, Deborah and Matthew to celebrate Matthew's 3rd and Deborah's 5th birthday to Chuck E. Cheese and we made it a family affair with the Jaden and Benny joining in on the celebration.  And as usual, I am behind the camera snapping pictures galore.  I just wanted to make sure I had enough pictures to chose from for their scrapbook pages. 

As I have done before, I've keep the sketch the same for all the layouts. And again, I used one of Allison Davis' sketches from her blog, Sketch Support. With Deborah's layouts, I used DCVW's "Sweet" and "Nana's Kids" paper stack. I found a cut file on the web of Chuck E. Cheese and used it on the right side of the layout.  I even went to Chuck E. Cheese in Bakersfield on New Year's Eve and purchased some tokens to use on the layout. And as usual, journaling isn't done yet.  I've even asked my children to help with the journaling.  LOL

Now, with Matthew's pages, I used CTMH's My Reflections, "Fanfare" paper pack. And the layout is the same as Deborah's, just different colors. 

This was a bit more difficult scrapping the pictures of the twins.  They were only 17 months old at the time. Jaden didn't care too much for the rides or the games, so Kevin ended up holding him most of the time.  But one thing I have say about the twins...they sure enjoyed that pizza!!  And drinking out of a different container other than their sippy cups was a big thrill for them.

Now, Benny, he was a different story.  He enjoyed himself enormously.  It was very difficult for this Gamma to keep up with him.  With the twin's pages, I used DCWV's "Nana's Kids" paper stack.  These paper stacks by DCWV can go a LONG way. 

So, between trying to finish up layouts I was working on before the holidays, getting my layouts completed for my monthly workshop, I was able to squeeze in one more layout for the month.

This layout of Matthew eating cake for his second birthday will complete his 2nd year album.  The picture just doesn't do the layout any justice at all.  But the fun he had "wearing" his birthday cake was just choice. LOL  This is the first time I used My Mind's Eye Designer Paper.  It came in a big 180 sheets stack.  It was within all my stash and thought that using these papers would really accent the birthday theme.  There was no sketch to go by with this layout, but I tried to keep a "round" theme going throughout.  The cupcakes, title, candles, stars and scalloped circle were all cut with my Wishblade.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my layouts.  I'll be back to share some more in the next day or so.  Thanks for stopping by...
Until next time...
Happy Scrappin'!!


Saturday, February 4, 2012


 A while back, I purchased some Autumn Leaves papers from my LSS.  When I bought them, I thought these would make some great layouts of the twins.  I didn't have any photos in mind at the time.  So, when I got ready to use these papers, I went in search of the photos.  Not only did a find some cute pictures of Benny and Jaden, but I also found some adorable pictures of Matthew as well.  Then, I found the perfect sketch from Allison Davis' blog, Sketch Support.

So, these are Benny's pages.  Primary reason I chose these photos was because of the shirt Benny was wearing. 

Now these photos are of Jaden.

And these photos are of Matthew. 

The age of the boys in all three of these layouts are about the same.  So, as I mentioned before, the papers are Autumn Leaves, I cut the dinosaurs with my Wishblade, along with the title.  I'm quite pleased how these turned out.  But I didn't stop there...
I simply had to do the same sketch, but different papers for my Deborah.  So, I knew I had some photos of her, just like the boys, and instead of using a big star like I did with the boys, I decided to use a big paper sun.  So, I selected CTMH's Mayberry paper pack.  I still have jounaling to do on her layout, but I wanted to share with you the layouts so far.  I am really bad when it comes to journaling. 

Thanks for stopping by and permitting me to share some of my layouts I've just completed. 
Until next time...

Happy Scrappin'!!