you and me...

I am looking forward to the weekend...
Here is another layout from our mini vacation to Wisconsin.
If I was caught up on my scrapping I would be so happy!!
I guess I am working backwards and everything in between.
I don't think I have ever been done with a whole year!!
Have you? I still have unscrapped photos from 2007!!
This paper is from My Minds Eye. I've had it for a few
months...I purchased it when it first came out.
I think it is perfect for these photos.

I used my cricut to cut out the big shape and the border,
Tim Holtz rosette die, the stars and arrow are from CTMH.

I used notice the details stamp from CTMH for the date.
I am loving that stamp set!! It has so many great
date stamps (you will be seeing that stamp a lot)

The little bit of journaling was done on my computer.
As you can see I got my husband to take a picture
with me of our feet only! He gave me a hard time
about it...but in the end I won!!

Have a crafty day!
~hugs Pat

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Sweet Franchesca...

Almost the weekend!!!
I have been scrapping a little every day!!
I am using up lots of old paper, ribbon and lots
of embellishments.
I took these pictures of my BEAUTIFUL niece in
July at my grandmothers birthday party.
I have been wanting to scrap these just didn't have
the mojo...when my friend Monique was over the other
day she did a beautiful layout of her granddaughter using this
sketch...I loved it!! so, I used the same sketch.
I love the ribbon threaded thru the pictures!!! I would have
never thought to do that.

This paper is from My Minds Eye (love love love it)
I used some misc. ribbon, pearl swirls and of course had
to use some CTMH stamps.

The sentiment/title is from Heidi Swapp. I printed it
on transparency paper. The flowers are from Michael's
wedding department.

I just love her beautiful smile!!
Hope you have a great day!!
I am looking forward to the weekend...

Happy Crafting!
~hugs Pat

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Happy Hump Day!!
I have been on a roll with my scrapping...
Thanks to Monique and Sylvia!
We have been scrapping like crazy!
This layout uses no dp only cardstock!!
WHAT?? I would never have scrapped that
way before! I am trying to get out of my box, trying
different things and I love it!
This layout is right out of an old CTMH idea book.
I think it's perfect and I love the color combo!

I used my cricut (art philosophy) to cut out the letters

I didn't journal...I think the title, calendar and
misc. word stamps say it all.

I am off to finish up another layout I started yesterday...
Yes, we had a last minute spur of the moment scrapfest
Have a crafty day!

~hugs Pat

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Escape to Maui...

Happy Tuesday!!
I had two fabulous days of scrapping with my
friends...wish I could do it every weekend!
I am almost done with my Maui vacation pictures
(I took over a thousand pictures!)
I used the new Dreamin' paper pack from CTMH
(I made 3 two page layouts with this paper pack!!)
I love these pictures!! it was our first day in Maui.
The layout is right out of Magic.

here is a close up of page 1
I inked the new cork letters with chocolate, butterfly punch
is Martha Stewart, paper rosettes are from Tim Holtz
mini rosette die (thanks for "strongly" suggesting I need this
Monique!! I love it). I used scraps to make them.

page two
the brackets are from milepost shapes (ctmh)
I added a couple flip flaps so I could add a couple
more pictures.

using the flip flaps I was able to add 3 more photos to
my layout and a spot for journaling.

with the flaps open.

I have a couple more layouts to post...just need to
finish up a couple small details.
I will be crafting today...I need to play along
in a couple card challenges.
Happy crafting!
See you tomorrow!

~hugs Pat

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Getting caught up on some old stuff...
I have had this paper for a couple of years...
finally using it!!
I call this "cheater" scrapping...the layout is
already done for you all you have to do is add photos,
title, journal and embellish.
Not much to think about

close up of page 1...I used some cut out words to get
some journaling (very easy)

page 2...

I am so glad I am getting back into my scrapping.
I am getting caught up little by little.

Have a crafty Sunday!

~hugs Pat

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Well, I have been scrapping all week...
it's taken me 3 days to complete this layout!
I love these pictures...we took these in Hawaii.
My children were having fun dancing on the beach
at sunset and I loved watching them.
I used the new Dreamin paper pack from CTMH.
I used various sentiment stamps from CTMH
and I did the title and journaling on the computer.

I don't know why the color is off on these..
I tried taking pictures in different lighting
and this is the best I can get. :(
The base page is bamboo it is looking very yellow in this picture.

page two...

I had fun doing this...even if it took me 3 days!
it was so worth it.
Have a great Saturday!

~hugs Pat

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Mojo 203

It's Mojo Monday on Tuesday!
I still don't know why I can't copy the sketch
and save it to post on my blog...
but, you can go here to play along
in this weeks sketch.
Here is the card I made for this week.
I am sending this to my brother in laws
parents...they had us all over for a bbq a couple
of weeks ago.
I had a few CTMH scraps on my desk so
I used them to make this card.
The sentiment is from Card Chatter from CTMH
(I LOVE it) I have every single color of, I decided to use a colored ink
(why do I have them all if they are just
going to sit on a self? right?)
The butterfly is a MS punch.

I wanted to give the butterfly some dimension
so, I punched two and used a pop dot and
added some stickles to the body.

I am off to get my workout in so I can come home
and get some more scrapping done!
I am so inspired with all the new goodies from
CTMH. I just want to sit in my scrap room all day and play
with my scissors, paper, stamps and ink!
Have a super crafty day!

~hugs Pat

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San Francisco

Happy Monday!!
Well, I didn't get as much crafting time this weekend...
I did finish up a few layouts I started and never completed.
I started this one a couple of months ago...
the paper and buttons are from CTMH. I love this
color combo and these buttons are my favorite.
The stamps are from Heidi Swapp.

Here is a close up of page one...I painted the chipboard
letters (I have tons of paint and never use it!)

page two...
We love love love San Francisco and try to get there
two or three times a year.

I am planning to get a couple of challenges done today
and another two page layout done!!
(that is my goal for today)
Happy crafting!!

~hugs Pat

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Rehearsal dinner invitations

I hope I have a FUN weekend of crafting!!
(that's my plan)
My friend Sophia is getting married next month...
she needed rehearsal dinner invites so, I
volunteered (with great pleasure) to make them.
Her colors are black, white & pink.
This is what I came up with.
I hope she loves it !!

They are very simple...but I think very
classic...the look I was going for.
Have a great day & happy crafting!

~hugs Pat

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Another Roxie layout

I used Roxie paper pack from CTMH to finish up
my pictures from our Vegas Bachelorette party...I have
a few more pictures to add on to my last two pages and
then I will be done! and the best part is I used up a
whole pack of paper! I am learning to "consume" not
"collect" my paper packs.
I was having trouble coming up with a title for these pictures...
My son was sitting at the table with me while I was scrapping
with my friend Sylvia...we were thinking of all different titles
when he said "you should call it Counting the ounces...look at
that table of drinks" we laughed and then thought about
it and used it...I added the club name.
I loved it...a very different title. Then again it's VEGAS!
I used some flip flaps (also from CTMH) to add more pictures
I used a 12x8 in the middle and one 4x6 on each page.

I don't know why my letters don't look real life
they are perfect (I used a ruler to make sure)

close up of the middle flap laying on top of page two.

Middle flap opened...(I was apble to add four extra pictures)

The 4x6 flap opened.

close up of second page.

As you can see we had some FUN girl time. They
had a pole off to the side in the club we were at so...
we all decided to take a turn (come on who whouldn't?)
It was lots of FUN!!! There is a flip on this page too.
We celebrated my new sister in law on this weekend
and it was also my daughter's (23 years old) first time
in Vegas. I am so glad I was there to experience it with her!

Happy Crafting!

~hugs Pat

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Christmas card challenge #35

I am finally getting back to playing
in the Christmas card challenge!!
If I continue to play for the rest of the year
I should have enough cards by Christmas...
This week was a sketch challenge .
Here is my take on the sketch. I used
kraft paper from CTMH to make the card
the dp is from CTMH (from last year)
the stamped image is from the CTMH idea book
D1494 Christmas Cheer.

I love the way this card turned out!!
I made four cards just like this.
Here is the sketch...

I hope to be creative today!!
I have lots of new stamps, paper and photos
to scrap.

Hope you all have a creative day!
~hugs Pat

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