Friday, July 23, 2010

Scrapbook Pages and more

Used a 4x6 brag book quick page (Homeroom kit) by Melissa Bennett at Sweet Shoppe Designs on the layout and added more pics and elements to make it 12x12. This layout will go in Hunter's album
Little Lion kit by Mandabean at Sweet Shoppe Designs
This layout will go in my LOM albums in the All About Us album under Hayes
My Playlist Mini kit by Libby Weifenbach at Sweet Shoppe Designs
This layout will go in Hunter's album
Best Buds kit by Creative Memories; Chunky Chip alpha by Amber Clegg at Scrap Artist
Will go in Hunter's Album
Boom Boom Clap alpha by Libby Weifenbach at Sweet Shoppe Designs; Fancy Cuts shaped paper by Amy Wolff at The Lily Pad. Although I made a Week in the Life album as inspired by Ali Edwards for myself, I wanted to create a one page layout for each boy's album showcasing their week.
Will go in Hayes' Album
Will go in Hunter's Album
Dressed Up papers by Amy Wolff at The Lily Pad; Nail Polish No. 5 alpha by Sahlin Studios at Scrapmatters; Stacked Vintage Frames by Katie Pertiet at Designer Digitals
This layout will go in my LOM albums under People We Love, Angie's Friends

Cottage Garden 12x12 Predesigned Pages by Creative Memories
This dbl layout will go in Hayes' album

Make a Wish kit by Sahlin Studios at Scrap Matters
This double page layout will go in Hayes' album

In Pursuit of Libery kit by Michelle Coleman at Little Dreamer Designs; Banner from United We Stand kit by Makita Studio at Little Dreamer Designs
This layout will go in my LOM albums under Holidays and Traditions
All Hands On Deck by Christy Lyle at Sweet Shoppe Designs
I am working on a vacation album but this layout is for Hayes' album

Celebrate Independence by WM Squared Designs at Scrap Matters
This layout will go in Hunter's album

News, Sales and Coupons has a $5 off coupon to her site that expires 7/31 code: ELLA2010
Two Peas in a Bucket has their CHA Summer Online Social 7/27-29 where there will be videos, challenges and prizes.
This is the last day of Ella Publishing's Blog Tour of the Nine Most Influential Scrapbookers Awards where they are giving away LOTS of prizes.
10% off a class at Big Picture Scrapbooking. Must go to the link expires 12/31

Please let me know what you'd like me to post. Also, I'd love for you  to click on the "Follow" link up at the top to become a follower so I can know who is reading my blog....Thanks, Angie

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Home From Mississippi

Hello, I am finally home from all my summer travel and just plan to hang out here in the Orlando area until school starts.  I had a great time in MS visiting family and attending a local scrapbook weekend called Crop Connection. The ladies who put on this event are terrific and really spoil attendees. I also enjoyed spending time with my friends who I used to go on road trips with when I lived in Lousiana and Mississippi. They came over to join me for the event.

Cindy Davenport, Delaine Stoner and Angie Kyle

This event is held every January, but this year they decided to host a summer event. It was smaller than their usual crops like 50 attendees vs. 100 attendees.  We shopped at the vendors and our food was included.

Here are all the goodies they gave us.

Here's what I bought

forgot to add theses purchases to the first picture. And now for my FAVORITE PURCHASE OF THE DAY!!!!!..........

I LOVE THIS APRON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
This apron is by an up and coming apron and bag company, Vintage Glam, out of Mobile, Alabama that is in the process of  getting an Etsy page going and showing up at more scrapping events like, Scrapfest in Mandeville, Louisiana. If you run into Tiffany, tell her I sent you. She takes special orders, and I plan to order a full size apron as well.  She will be sending me a link to look at her samples, photos, etc. until her Etsy site is up and running. Don't you just LOVE this apron? I noticed ladies wearing aprons for crafting and shopping not just cooking.  Did I tell you how much I LOVE this apron? She had more that I drooled over which made it so hard to decide which one to buy. Oh, and one more thing, she uses designer fabrics and she scotchguards them for protection, and they are washable.

Monday, July 12, 2010

I Love My Tree of Life

I just love my Tree Of  Life that I got last summer at my local scrapbook store, Scrappy Boutique, in Orlando. I have been decorating it with different themes each season/holiday. I keep it in my scraproom. The pictures I chose for the themes are over the years for each holiday; not just the current year.  Now that each set is made, all I do is add one or two pictures to them from now on.  My family and I really enjoy the little memory display highlighting for example, all the first days of school over the years. I also really like the opportunity to use up tons of little embellishments from my stash that didn't quite get used during my page and album making.

Here are my themes: Valentines Day, Spring/Easter, Birthday, Fourth of July, Back to School, Halloween, Fall/Thanksgiving, & Christmas. 

As you can see, I don't have one for EVERY month of the year. I didn't want to get overwhelmed with the ongoing project, and I wanted to enjoy each one a bit longer.  Now that my set is complete I may go back and add additional themes like summer vacation or new years if the mood strikes.

Valentines Day -Jenni Bowlin mini bingo cards, Little Yellow Bicycle

Spring/Easter comes next, but I must not have taken a picture of it.

Birthday-Jenni Bowlin mini bingo cards, Bo Bunny 

4th of July-Jenni Bowlin mini bingo cards

Back to School- Jenni Bowlin mini bingo cards, KI Memories 

Halloween- Pink Paislee

Fall/Thanksgiving-Pink Paislee

Christmas- Holly Jolly collection by Cosmo Cricket

Saturday, July 10, 2010

Sales, Info and Scraproom

I am on lots of emails lists of sites I frequent and have some info to share:

20% off Michelle Underwood digital products (love the Stella collection) over on Two Peas until July 12
30% off Christmas and Winter products at Scrap Matters (love Sahlin Studios & WM Squared) until July 16
$2 off an Ella Ebook with code STUDIOCALICO until July 15
Price decrease of Creative Memories page prints starting August 1
Daisy Wheeled Cart now in stock at Creative Memories

I just love my scraproom/office and want to include pics of it on my blog.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Updated My Library of Memories Albums

These are my original Library of Memories albums that I copied exactly from Stacy Julian. Now that I have been doing this method for two years now, I have found the need to add another category to my library, Holidays and Traditions. This category was originally located in the Things We Do album. I found that this album became full at a faster rate than the others; so this is my remedy. Also, the American Crafts albums are more of a binder with the raw chipboard covers that I never got around to customizing. I originally went with these because that's what SJ uses, but also because they were available in my colors. Although much more expensive, the We R Memory Keepers leather albums which I've been drooling over all this time finally came out with albums in my colors. I like the nice leather, bookplate and metal protective corners. So I took the plunge and am very happy with these new albums. You can also find the albums here.

Now what to do with my old albums???? I'll probably see if any of my friends want them and the gazillion American Craft page protectors I have. My friends and I often sell our leftover scrapbook supplies to each other for garage sale prices.

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

More Layouts to share

Digitial Kit- Drive Fast by Libby Weifenbach at Sweet Shoppe Designs. Date remembered by Leora Sanford at Little Dreamer Designs

Simply Stylish Creative Memories predesigned pages. Then added extra embellishments.

cupcake paper by Andrea Victoria's Cupcake Princess kit; alph is in Sweet Cupcake kit at Sweet Shoppe Designs from designs by dani.

Layout idea from Donna Downey's book Designing Layouts; Circle of friends wordart by Tina Chambers at Digital Scrapbook Place; Title and embellishments by WM Squared Designs Back to School kit at Scrap Matters.

Sunshine and Daffodil elements by Sahlin Studios at The Lily Pad; Bunny is by Miss Mint-April Morning kit; paper is by mlima in a summer collab kit at Little Dreamer Designs.

Sunshine and Daffodil kit and Snippets Easter by Sahlin Studios at the Lily Pad

Squiggle it stars by Robin Carlton and Christy Lyle at Sweet Shoppe Designs

Rebel Kit by Creative Memories

Squiggle it kit by Robin Carlton and Christy Lyle at Sweet Shoppe Designs

Home of the Brave kit by Julie Billingsley at Sweet Shoppe Designs