Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Graphics 45 Awesomeness


 
I love the papers and embellishments that Graphics 45 puts out - have you seen them? They have a cool vintage feel with amazing graphics and fantastic colors. I usually like to work with a whole line of papers. I have to be honest, I don't usually buy a whole line of Graphics 45 papers but I found a line that I liked and had the perfect project in mind for it. In the past I made these really cute and functional yearly planners out of my usual paper bags - so it had the feel of a paper bag album but was much larger.
 
It was made to stretch over a full year. So it goes from January to December - I usually make them more geared towards KIDS but this time the line of paper from Graphics 45 that covered all the months was perfect and each sheet had some borders & special little graphics for the months...so look what I made
 
 
 
 
using my paper bags and a spiral binding and the delicious Graphics 45 papers I made the most amazing year in review scrapbook

 
Best part is I made it for us grown ups...The paper lends itself to a vintage feel of times gone by.

 
Each month is a double page spread...

 
Each page is decorated with wonderful monthly accents

 
this photo below is June

 
July

 
December - sweet vintage feel right???

 
Last page is a place to jot down place perhaps you went to or things that happened that you wanted to jot down the details...I totally love the look of this album - very proud of it really.

If you love it and need to have it - it will be listed in my shop later today
 
linking this up to the parties above...
thanks for visiting
 
xo
tina
 


Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Summer vacation


CHECK
 
We just got back from a week long vacation in Palm Springs...it was hot, like 105' degrees HOT but lucky for us there were pools in every corner of the resort or should I say lucky for my kids.
 
 
 
We were busy pretty much everyday but still had lots of down time, mostly at night.
 
My hubby needed a great break from work and he came home rested - thank you Jesus.

 
We took a trek/hike at the Indian Canyons springs...it was so hot and humid but once inside the springs it was nice and cool but barely any water - just enough to keep us cool...


 
 
Now to get back into the groove of getting things done around here.
 
In fact my little dude is starting school in 3 weeks. So the rest of the summer will be just me and the girls (pictured above) should be fun, and QUIET!!!!
 
Hope your summer is running smoothly and that you are keeping cool.
 
xo
tina

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

Is it too early?

 
I know its July and I know there are still technically 6 months left until Santa pays us all a visit. But I am in "Ornament" mode...trying to come up with some cute ideas for my show in October. This one is real simple just using a wooden star - stamping some fun old script onto it then adding a little vintage wreath - the whole ornament fits in my palm. Sweet right>>>

 
 
I am linking this up to the parties above.
 
Happy Crafting
xo

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

Happy Birthday

 
I am back to making my albums - I find solace in doing something I am good at.
Strange or right on target. This new one is a birthday scrapbook made from paper bags...
 
 
I am expanding my range of albums from mostly using paper bags to using chipboard and making larger scrapbook pages.

 
I always try and use an entire line - papers, stickers & embellishments...


 
It makes things look more cohesive and unified

 
Its the pieces you pick and the placement of those embellishments & stickers that gives it a finishing touch and the part that always leads people to ask - "how do you put it all together."

 
Anyway - hopefully the birthday kid likes it...
I'll be listing the album in my shop later today...
 
Happy Crafting
 

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Some 4th of July

 
Goodness...Well this started off wonderfully. Love these papers but then I added the gold letter stickers and well I think I went a little too far...
 
What do you think?
 
Well, its a little bit of Holiday Happy -
I am linking this up to the following challenges:
 
kennys crafty krew - anything goes (spots or stripes)
 
happy crafting
xo
 

Sunday, June 22, 2014

My little Boy


(This is a long post - grab a drink--)
There are a few things that I am truly proud of one of them is being a mom. I do fall short a lot of times but for the most part I think I am damn good at being a mom and a cool mom at that.
 
My little guy as cute as he is

 
He can be quite the handful. Its maddening most days but he respects me and listens to me and ONLY me...which is nice. We celebrated his birthday today - he turned 7! I mean really where did the time go?


 
We are close and to be honest it worries me sometimes that he is too much a mama's boy...don't get me wrong...I love all the extra hugs and kisses but sometimes it seems excessive. I know in a few years he wont want to be even near me let alone giving me hugs in public so I should take it all when its available...

 
I do treasure it all, I just think maybe he should be less into me and more into his dad...I don't know I am just going with the flow

 
If you know my son then you know he has an evolving case of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder...(that's my personal diagnosis) so when he was 3 he took on a serious obsession with Michael Jackson. It was all MJ all the time, the clothes, the music, the videos, the you tube searches all day long and that lasted for 2 1/2 years
 
 
then about a year ago he started obsessing over SpongeBob - like videos and music and bedroom make-overs and clothing - ALL over again...he shared that lime light with Roller Coasters - he would look up the coasters online and talk about them constantly!
 

 
 
So he we are; he is 7 and his NEWEST obsession is SUPER MARIO BROS....
He's addicted to the Wii game, he watched people on you tube playing Mario, he had me draw him a shirt with all the characters and now he's collecting the plush dolls & sleeping with them.
 
I am always helping feed his current addiction and yes I will continue to throughout his life because as his mom I want him to be happy and find joy in his life so I will continue to listen to him talk incessantly about his newest obsession, I will watch his kooky videos, and buying him things to represent his new "thing"
Because he is currently into Super Mario Bros here is the Birthday card I created for him...
It's my first attempt at punch art-not exactly how I envisioned it but it looks cool - I think and he liked it.
 
 
 
Here's is to my crazy family and all our silly quirks.

 
We had a beautiful weekend celebrating him...
 
Hope you all had a great weekend and are enjoying your families.
 
I am linking this up to the following challenges:
 
cas on sunday - birthday
crafting when we can - green, blue, red
scribble & scraps - anything goes
 
 
xo
tina
 
 
 

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Been working


HARD
 
Made a bunch of new mini albums and wanted to share them with ya'll
 I am slowly listing them on EBAY in my shop
 
Here are 2 of my favorite
This one is made of chipboard and I used fun papers by Me & my big Ideas
 
I am married to a guy with a gotee - and right now he is sporting a full beard with STACHE

 
I think there is something fully sexy about a guy wearing a STACHE

 
I also love these papers - they are bright and happy and the embellishments in this kit are completely
coordinating. I think this album came out stupendous...

 
Bright - Happy

 
Amazing - right?
 
Then there is this carazyyy cute little mini 4 x 4 paper bag album that

 
I made using the cutest little brown paper bags.

 
Forget about the sweet papers I used by Dear Lizzy...

 
I also added matching embellishments and some homemade ones too.

 
This is totally happy & cheery and sweet and all kinds of AWESOME...

 
I mean if I do say so myself...

 
Scotty dogs - cuteness!!! The main reason I love this album is because it is incredibly inspirational or motivational - depending on how you see it.
 
Ok so blogging is not the go to thing to do in the morning right now - it has turned into taking all my extra time into scrapbooking when I can....
 
Well I hope that you are having a crafty week around your parts.
 
Happy Wednesday
xo
tina
I'm linking this up to the parties above.