Wednesday, December 22, 2010

Zach's last page "what Zach really liked...about Europe."

Chelsea took some funny pics of Zach doing all sorts of things on their Europe trip. I thought it would be funny to show what he really liked about Europe:

1. Sleeping on the night train to Paris
2. Kitten in Innsbruck
3. Truffle in Innsbruck
4. Crepe in Paris
5. Cute pug dog in Salsburg
6. Lemon ice in Venice
7. Furry chair in the Sworovski store in Innsbruck
8. and of course my daughter


  •  Paper-The Daily Grind by Michelle Coleman
  • Core'dinations cardstock to match- burgundy, cream
  • We R Memory Keepers black button brads
  • Black CTMH ink and Classroom Alphabet stamp set
  • Circle cutter- Creative Memories
  • CTMH layout book-Reflections for inspiration pg127

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Zach's Paris

Who doesn't love Paris? I loved doing this layout!! Again...great pics.

  • We R Memory Keepers- White out line
  • Core'dinations cardstock-chocolate
  • EK Success border punch-Fleur de lis
  • CTMH-Chocolate ink, blue buttons and blue Rick Rack
  • DMC brown floss
  • Stampin 'Up word slot punch
  • Enjoy clip-no idea brand(from Dat's of course)
  • Cricut cart-Don Juan for title
  • CTMH-Imagine layout book pg 74

Monday, December 20, 2010

Zach's Venice

Venice...gotta love Venice. My daughter got some great pics. Again...thanks Donna for helping me choose this paper.


  • Basic Grey- old paper line
  • Dark brown Core'dinations cardstock
  • Bella Bling brown circles
  • Stampin' Up ord slot punch
  • Cuttlebug Embossing folder-Morrocan Screen
  • CTMH Chocolate ink and swirl stamps
  • Cricut Cart- Old West for font
  • CTMH layout book Imagine for inspiration pg 92

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Zach's Verona

The kid's made an unscheduled stop in Verona...I'm so glad they did. They went to the locations from the movie "Letters to Juliet". Love these pages...So bright and gorgeous in person...So So with an indoor pic...oh well.


  • Paper-Global Views by Deja Views
  • Core'dinations cardstock to match
  • Stampi' Up ribbon, word slot and window punch
  • Bazzill In Stitches sewing templates
  • DMC floss to match
  • Cricuit cart- Storybook for font
  • stapler
  • CTMH layout book "Imagine"pg 65 for inspiration

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Zach's Salzburg layout my friend Donna talked me into using a Christmas line of paper for this layout. I never do this...I really don't ever think of using a seasonal line of paper in a different way. She was right...I'll never look at a seasonal line of paper the same way! I love how it turned out!!! The kids went on the Sound of music tour while in Salzburg. Love it!!!

  • Echo park- Merry Christmas
  • Bazzill-Cream
  • Stampin' Up word window punch
  • Sewing machine for the zig zagging
  • Cricut Cart- Birthday Bash for the banner and font, Quarter note-Sound of Music cut
  • CTMH- Imagine layout book pg 94 for inspiration

Friday, December 17, 2010

Zach's Vienna pages

Vienna...Gorgeous. I paused a second before placing flowers on this page...too girly? Hey, I had to have something fun to add, no pink, no glitter...minimal bling. Girly withdrawl!

  • Bo Bunny- Flutter butter line-paper, buttons and flowers
  • brown brads- no idea brand
  • small circle punches x2
  • number stamps
  • CTMH Chocolate ink
  • Bo Bunny green ribbon
  • We R Memory keepers Precious metal accents
  • Cricut Cart- Feeling Groovy-title
  • CTMH-layout book-Cherish page102 for inspiration

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Zach's Innsbruck page

This is the layout page from Innsbruck, Austria. I love how it turned out!!! Sooo colourful...totally me!
Thanks Donna for helping me with paper choices. What would I do without my friendly neighbourhood scrapbook store DAT'S. Again...sorry for the indoor's even brighter in person.

  • patterned paper-Bo Bunny-Gypsy line
  • Bo Bunny ribbon
  • Stampin'Up word slot punch
  • We R Memory Keepers bras metal accents
  • Cricut cart-A Childs Year for the font
  • Zutter-Edge distresser
  • CTMH Pacifica ink to distress
  • CTMH-Imagine layout book pg112 for inspiration

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Zach's Florence page

This is the first 2 page layout I made for Zack's Europe album. I really like how it turned out. I had an idea...Donna from Dat's helped me use this old paper I had...and helped me make it look beautiful.
  • patterned paper-Scrapabilities
  • black Core'dinations cardstock
  • Brad and ribbon-Scrapabilities
  • Stampin' Up word window and slot punch
  • Cuttlebug Victoria and twig embossing folders
  • Cricut cart-Alphalicious for title

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Zach's Europe Scrapbook

My daughter and her boyfriend went on a school trip to Europe this last summer. I have been making my daughter an album...I have posted a few of her pages. I got this brainstorm to surprise Zach with an album of his own to commemorate his trip. It's kinda for his mom know how boys are...their pics are few and far between. Luckily, my daughter takes after me, and I had plenty of pics to make Zach an album. Over the next little while I'll post his pages. Here is the first page...I decided to use a pic of Venice as the title page. My girl took some beautiful pics in Venice...Please excuse my indoor pics of layouts...not very bright...but you get the idea.

  • Core-dinations cardstock
  • patterned paper from Dat's(no idea of brand)
  • Stampin' Up edge punch
  • dark blue and lighter blue brads-no idea of brand
  • CTMH denim ink and classroom alphabet stamp set
  • Cricut carts-George for the circle cuts, Quarter Note-"M"
  • CTMH layout book Reflections-inspiration page 28

Monday, December 13, 2010

Halloween 2010

Halloween layout 2010. My kids both decided to stay home this no pics of Halloween costumes...BOO HOO! I did take some pics of them carving their pumpkins. The Halloween album was saved for another year. Next year I will have only one kid carving a daughter will be away at school...sob!

  • Bo Bunny-Whooligans line and Ocean and Kiwi double dot
  • Scrap cardstock-red, pink and brown
  • Stampin' Up orange ribbon
  • CTMH-black ink, Seasonal thoughts and Moments in time stamp sets
  • Martha Stewart's Drippy Goo punch
  • Cricut Cart Gypsy exclusive Smiley Cards-pumpkin cut

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Son's School Pic Layout

Wow...100 posts...I can hardly believe it. This layout is for my son's school book. I add a page every I do for my daughter. It turned out well...even without the bling. Donna from Dat's suggested this paper line...she was right as always.

  • Reminisce paper line "making the grade"
  • Core'dinations cardstock-burgundy, rustic and mantis
  • blue DMC floss
  • navy brads-no idea of brand
  • silver brads and decorations- We R Memory Keepers
  • Cricut Cart.-Designer Calendar for "eleven" cut

Sunday, December 5, 2010

My daughter's school pic layout

This layout is for my daughter's 8x8" schoolbook. I add a page or two every year. Usually her school pic and when she was in elementary school...her class pic. I also add in anything special like grade 6 and grade 8 grad. I guess this book will be finnished this year...sniff...sob! I'll add in her grad and prom and it'll be complete. JK to Grade 12. It's kinda neat flipping through the pages and seeing her grow up all over again.

  • Bo Bunny Midnight Frost line(Donna talked me into winter paper for a school page)
  • white Bazzill
  • Stampin' Up ribbon
  • Bella bling-blue, clear and blue donuts(to cover any obvious snowflakes)
  • CTMH-Pansy ink
  • Stampin' Up slot punch
  • Reflections layout book from CTMH for inspiration

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Santa layout

Every year I insist that my kid's get their pic taken with Santa. This year was no exception...I know they're teenagers. I tell them it's all I want for Christmas. When they were tweens, it was understood that the mission would be aborted if anyone they knew were in the mall...Lucky 4 me that it never happened. I have an 8x8" scrapbook that I made to keep these pages in. I just love it!! Pic isn't the greatest...but you get the idea.

  • Imaginisce-cottage christmas paper line
  • matching Bazzill-green, orange & red
  • Stampin' Up ribbon
  • CTMH- White Daisy ink and date stamp
  • Making Memories white metal clip & green little button brads
  • silver metal "believe", no idea of brand
  • Cricut cart-Jolly Holidays for Noel banner cut

Friday, December 3, 2010

Christmas card 2010

 I made these Christmas cards at a summer crop with a bunch of my pals. They all thought I was crazy for working on these...bwa ha ha!! Who's laughing now? I came up with the design, and Donna (friendly neighbourhood scrapbook store "DAT'S" owner and operator) helped me with the line of paper I wanted to use. They came out great! I especially like the grinch fav Christmas movie!

  • Basic Grey -Dasher paper line
  • cardstock to match
  • CTMH red and olive ink
  • CTMH grinch sentiment stamp
  • EK Success tag punch
  • Stampin' up-eyelet border punch
  • American Crafts-clear glitter buttons
  • Bella Bling-olive and clear
  • inside card 2 & 2.5" square punches
  • DMC floss to match
  • platinum Stickles
  • Wild Card Cricut Cartridge-gift and bow cut