Tuesday, June 23, 2009

New Layouts and a Sneak!

I am very excited for Scraptacular's July kit! It is gorgeous and perfect for yummy summer photos. I have already made three layouts with it and have a ton more ideas. Here's a little sneak of what's to come on July 1st:

And this:

I had the chance to do some major scrapping this weekend with some of my scrappy buddies! We had a lot of fun laughing, eating and scrapping. Here are the results of my productive weekend:

Yes, that one above is me as a little girl. I have started throwing in some of my childhood pics to scrap. I love doing them because it is such a trip down memory lane.
I am sooo excited because this weekend is another scrappy weekend! I will be spending all weekend at the Hamburg Hideaway, a scrappy retreat house here in PA. I get to scrap all weekend! Wooohoo!

Sunday, June 21, 2009


This is pretty much what I did all day today:

We had a nice relaxing Father's Day here. Hubby went to the Hershey Auto Museum with his papa and brother so Bridgette and I did exactly what this silly dog did all day. Read a little, watched some tv, played some pokemon (Bridge, not me) and took a nap.
I hope your Dad's day was just as fun!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Girls Day

My husband and brother-in-law went hiking today so Bridgette and I decided to have a girls day! We did each other's make-up:

And had tea using our "special girly" tea set:

Sometimes life gets so busy that I forget to slow down and just enjoy the little moments. I have to remind myself that life is not a race. Today I took the time to hang out with my "little girl" and enjoy her silly company. It was so nice to spend some one on one time together!

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Pinwheels Part 2!

As promised, here is the layout I made using the pinwheels. I made three. One was 4", one was 3" and one was 2". I used all Crate paper supplies:

Thanks for looking!

Monday, June 8, 2009

Pinwheels Tutorial

Pinwheels are really growing in popularity and they make a really cute accent for spring and summer pages. Here's a little tutorial on how to make these fun embellishments.
To get started, you will need some paper, a trimmer or ruler and craft knife, a brad and some glue dots.

First, you are going to cut a square out of double sided patterned paper since you will see both sides. I made mine 4x4 since I needed a big accent.
Then you need to make a dot right in the middle of the square. I'm not sure if you can see it, but there is a dot there!

After you have made your mark, place your square on the diagonal on your paper trimmer (or use your craft knife and ruler).Trim down the diagonal, stopping when you are about 1/4" from the dot. You don't want to cut any further or you will cut it in half!

Do this with all for diagonals and your square should now look like this:

Now you are gonna fold the corners in to the dot and adhere them with glue dots like so: (I don't crease my fold, however, because I like the fold to be a little rounded.)

Do this with all four corners:

Now your pinwheel is almost done.

I added a brad in the center to finish it off, however, you could use a rhinestone, button, flower or any other tiny accent. The goal is to hide the adhesive and polish it up.Here is my finished one! Voila!

I will post a layout I did using pinwheels tomorrow. See you then!

Thursday, June 4, 2009


Here's a few new ones like I promised:

I never scrap about my life apart from my family so I made this one about my two bestest friends from High School:

These two are from the May Layouts Class at Scraptacular. I believe there is still one kit available:

Looks like things around my house are starting to slow down, finally! We've got a Girl Scout picnic tonight despite the rain, my secret sister reveal on Sunday and the school is officially out on Wednesday. I am anxiously awaiting being able to sleep in!!!

Stay tuned later this week for a fun little tutorial!