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Thursday, March 29, 2012

Picture That Sound - Fold Out Birthday Album
The photo above is the one that has the actual "Picture That Sound" card mounted underneath it .  The star surrounded by the circle is where you push the "play" button.  When you push the play button you can hear all of the kids at Madison's birthday party singing "Happy Birthday" to her. It will be something she will treasure forever. There is a place on the card where you can replace the batteries, which are just small watch type batteries.  Sorry the pictures aren't clearer, but I couldn't retake the photo's as the company still has my samples. 

This shows the fold out album side one.  The "Happy Birthday" topper is really a floral topper and is not stuck down permanently, so that you can move it back and forth depending on which side of the album you want to display. (I say album, but it's really a standing photo frame.)
 This shows the opposite side of this fold out frame, which stands up by it's self.  This was a REALLY fun project and I have plans to do more of these, I think they make beautiful keepsakes!  Here is a link to the sound card's website: Picture That Sound.  The frame is not sold by Picture That Sound, I purchased it separately and it was intended to be a baby photo frame, as that is how it was decorated till I recovered it with scrapbook paper to fit my theme.. Happy Scrapping! Love Penny

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Picture That Sound

Here is a link to the "Picture that Sound" cards video that was shown on HSN.  The card with the police officer and lady in pink are my brother and my mom! These cards are so great, I loved working with them, and the owner is super nice.  My project is shown last just about at the end of the video! Picture That Sound This was so fun to do! On this card is a button (on my card you press the badge) and it plays this poem, that I wrote and recorded to the card from my mom to my brother:
As you leave for work and start your shift today,
Come back home safe to me I pray,
and when you are safe back home in your bed
I can finally lay down and rest my weary head.
These cards are really great and can be recorded with any sounds you choose, then you get to decorate the front of the card, and it can be left as a card or can be placed in a shadow box, or directly on a scrapbook page, or frame. Tomorrow I will share the second project I did for them that is a fold out birthday album. Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
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Sunday, March 25, 2012

My Mind's Eye - I love you

This layout is for the My Mind's Eye Challenge located here MME Challenge.
It's a photo of Sequita, and the kids.  The small gingham tab on the right hides a pull out journaling block, which reads:
"Sequita, Matthew and Madison, such a happy young family in 2006.  Thank goodness for photos because time flies when they are so little.  I love you always Granny."
This is the first time I have sewed on a layout for a LONG time and I was scared to death that I would mess up the paper, after all it was MME, which is some of my all time favorite paper, and MME for a contest! 
This is also the first time I did rolled flowers.  I found that the end of my exacto knife worked really great for rolling the flowers, but I highly recommend taking the blade out before trying this.  I used an old one that didn't have a blade in it. I also rolled these on a thin carpet (think oriental) instead of a hard desk, so I'm not sure how that played into the final product.  Happy Scrapping! Love Penny
This layout was also entered on this site: Just keep on Creating, and it was also chosen to be published in the online E magazine Scrap N Art! 

Supplies for this layout include:

  • Pattern Paper - MME -Happy Dots #KS3064 Kaleidoscope
  • Title Block - MME - Sweetest Thing - #KS3118 Kaleidoscope 
  • Cardstock - DCWV - Blue, white , and red
  • Ribbon - Recollections
  • Twine - Stephen Lawrence - Metallic Cord 552
  • Punches
  • McGill Perfect Petals
  • Buttercup - 84005L
  • Floriano 84002L
  • 1 5/8 Flower
  • Fancy Square - 92092 & 92093
  • Marvy Uchida - Oval Scallop
  • X-cut Round Scallop
  • Martha Stewart - flower
  • Bling dots - Martha Stewart
  • Therm o web - glue dots
  • Brads - Recollections and unknown (Gingham brad)
  • Letter stickers - Unknown
  • Sketch was by  Anam Stubbington
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Okay, here is the updated photo of the Cheer Leading layout. I don't know if cleaning the camera lens helped or the fact that today there was more light, but it does look much better, not as good as my old camera, but better. I also did not use the zoom as the camera review said that the "halo" effect was more apparent on the outer edges. Either way at least this photo while not perfect is a lot better than the other one! Thanks for your help ladies, you are a LOT of help to me as I sort through this thing called a "blog"!
Journaling reads: Our very first year of cheer leading, Madison looked so cute in her uniform.  She wanted to wear it everywhere.
Supplies for this layout include:

  • Orange, and white cardstock
  • Black scalloped cardstock - while this cardstock came scalloped it did not have the holes punched in it,  I did that with a standard hole punch, then placed strips of white behind the black cardstock to highlight the holes.
  • Sticker letters - Making Memories
  • Small photo was printed out on the Kodak Picture Maker, where the border and the name was added. 
  • Photo turns- unknown
  • Brads - Recollections and Seven Gypsies
  • Button - Unknown
  • Fiskers Deco edge Scissors
  • Cheerleading megaphone - Sizzix
  • Ribbon - Recollections, and special order (Pirate)
  • Flower gems - unknown
  • Word sticker - unknown (For the love of the game) 

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Saturday, March 24, 2012

Thanks card
 For this "Thanks" card, I used a Fisker's border punch.  This photo doesn't show it very well, but the bottom inside of the card is striped to match the outside middle strip.  While using the rub-on letters the last letter I put on was the "T", and of course it broke into two pieces, so I had to rub-on another one on top of it, and hope for the best! That is why it's a little whiter than the rest of the letters!

  • Supplies for this card include:
  • Fiskers Pattern paper:
  • Vineyard Flowers Decor - 12-70051
  • Vineyard Decor Stripe - 12-70056 (this is on the inside of the card)
  • Fiskers - border punch
  • Making Memories - Rub-ons
  • Bling - Studio G
  • Flower punches:
  • Mcgill - Large flower, and med flower
  • Small flower - Papershapers
  • White and purple cardstock
Now onto the second card that uses the die cut:
For this card I used the Fisker's corner punch, this punch and I fought for a while before I figured out that it worked much better turned upside down, where you could properly see the corner placement, after that it was a breeze!  Both of these cards were super easy and do-able for even beginners! The die cut on this card was purchased in the "Teacher's" supply section of the local "Dollar Tree".  It was acid free, and came in a pack of 25-30 for $1.00.  They usually have different selections of die cuts per season, so check them out regularly. I couldn't have die cut them out myself for that price! Till next time Happy Scrappin! Love Penny

  • Supplies for this card include:
  • Punch - Fisker's corner punch that has a moon, star, and sun.
  • Making Memories - Black letters
  • Vellum quote - unknown
  • Die Cut - These were purchased in a pack of teacher supplies at Dollar Tree for I think 25 for $1.00, they are acid free.
  • Brads - Orange Recollections
  • Studio G - Orange Ink
  • Orange, yellow and white
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Thursday, March 22, 2012

Cheer Leading

Hi Ladies, my good camera was stolen about a month ago, so I am using my boyfriends camera, which is a Kodak Easy Share ZD710 with a 10x Zoom. Now my old camera was a couple of years older than this one, but it also was a Kodak Easy Share, so I am used to this kind of camera, however this camera takes CRAPPY pictures, and I'm not sure if it's something I'm doing or it's the camera, lighting etc... For example while trying to photograph this layout, the whole bottom half is completely washed out, and so were all the other layouts photos I'm taking with this camera, either the image is blurry, or the color on the bottom of the layout is washed out, anyone have any suggestions what is going wrong it's driving me crazy! I haven't been able to post a decent photo on my blog since I lost my camera. Thanks for any help you can give me. Love Penny 

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Saturday, March 17, 2012

St Patrick's Day - Kiss Me I'm Irish

This layout was done for a St Patrick's Day for 
We were having fun with the camera one day, and I told them to hug, then I told Matthew to give his sister a kiss, I thought he would just reach over and peck her on the check, HOWEVER he grabbed her and let her have a BIG smooch! They  all started laughing, we had a ball that day. 

The supplies on this layout include the following:
  • Pattern paper - I don't know who made the main background paper on this layout I have had it FOREVER!  The middle background paper is a Lego background paper, and the bottom is made by Echo Park.
  • Black and Lime green cardstock by DCWV
  • Lace doily- Bought at Dollar General, they came in a pack of 20 I think, super cheap.
  • Arrow Punch
  • Silk Flowers - Bought at Dollar General, I just removed them from their plastic stems.
  • Assorted Brads
  • Title - Sticker sheet
  • Wooden accents - Rainbow, Round hat, - Holiday time, purchased at Wal-mart
  • Gem - Studio G, and 
  • Scalloped border - These were purchased at Dollar General in the Office supply section, they weren't long enough to go across the page to I taped two of them together. Perfect shapes and didn't have to break out my scissors. 
  •  Happy Scrapping, Love Penny
  • Check out this board I found on pinterest printables  and this one
  • paper scraps
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Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Lucky Me! 
 The dollar sign on this and on the above photo were a pair of old earrings that I broke apart and used here.
 This little man is my 2001 swap item made by Donna Curruthers.  I think he is adorable!  I added the bling, and the money behind him.
I did this layout for this site:
The challenge this month was to use GREEN! 
Be sure and check it out this month it also has some really great tips on saving money while scrapping, this Fridays tip was about making soda can metal embellishments, it was great, and I'm going to try it!
For my layout I used a swap item that I have had since 2001!  (The site is called "Scrap your stash", after all, LOL! ) The scalloped border at the bottom was bought this way from the office supply section, and was a "post it note" type of thing. This layout will be too themed for a lot of people, but it was fun, and I finally used this little swap guy, so it was worth it to me! Love Penny

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Saturday, March 10, 2012

Basic Grey - Music Time part 2
This is part two of the Music Time layouts.  This layout features Scotty, Matthew's dad, playing in his band.
I made my own banner using a square that I cut into triangle shapes, then added the sticker accents.  After it was glued in place I sewed it down and added the gem dots.
Supplies for this layout include:
Pattern paper:
Basic Grey
Red Gingham - Unknown
Echo Park - "B" side (this is the banner)
Journaling block paper was from an unknown stack
Music time title was cut off an unknown sheet
Hot Off the Press - punch outs, this is the music strip on the bottom and the star shape on the top right, I know these must be at least 8 or 9 years old.
Star Punch
Assorted music note dies, some from Creative Memories
Studio G - Brad
Assorted Brads
Bo Bunny - Stickers
Stamps - "You Rock"
Eyelet Outlet - I love you hand (this was tan, colored and I painted it black with a permanent marker.
Starting point by Shimelle
Happy Scrapping, Love Penny
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Friday, March 09, 2012

Music Time 

This is a layout of my grandson's dad Scotty.  The journaling reads:
Scotty, Matthew's daddy ham's it up for the camera, while playing with his band.  It was the first time Matthew had been able to see him in several years.  Matthew was so proud, and he clapped after every song, he really loves him.
The "Hard Rock" embellishment at the top of this layout is really a jacket pin, and the journaling block came from the inside of a record your own CD label.  Since it already had pre-printed lines I used it for journaling instead.
Supplies used were:
Pattern Paper:
Music Time - Unknown
flowered paper - unknown, it was bought in a stack, perhaps DCWV, but I am not sure.
Banner is Echo Park
Red Gingham - unknown
The jouranling block is an actual CD disc insert.
Guitar is from Paper House
Several brads
Stickers are Bo Bunny
Hard Rock - this is actually a key ring
Guitar Pick - GHS Strings (real pick)
Black stars are rub-ons
Rock star - is a stamp
Starting point by inspired by Shimelle
Love Penny Happy Scrapping

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Thursday, March 08, 2012

Basic Grey - Flower Fairies 

The paper is two different sheets of Basic Grey.  I cut the large flower out of one sheet and pasted it where I wanted it on this sheet. The journaling reads:
One year mom and I became "flower fairies" and planted flowers at  mom's church.  It was so much fun watching our hard work bloom into such pretty flowers.  Everyone commented on how beautiful the church was that year.  2008.  Our Lady Of Lourdes Catholic Church.  Love Penny

Supplies for this layout include:
Pattern Paper - Basic Grey
Aged and Confused Flower - ACI - 051
Urban Couture - Tweed - URB-374
Butterfly - Recollections
Flower - Studio G
Gem - Studio G
Large Gems are actually an earring
K & Co Border strip
Fairy - Walmart, this was supposed to be used as a Christmas ornament.
Cardstock - Unknown
Letter Stickers- Unknown
Gel Pen - Pilot Neo 07
Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo TIM 19527
Flower punch - All Night Media
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Wednesday, March 07, 2012

Adore - Acrostic Challenge 
I created this layout for an Acrostic Challenge
An Acrostic layout that features a word going down the page, and then use the first letter of that word to start new journaling words with.

The layout features my boyfriend's mother, and her granddaughter. I just loved the way she was looking at her grandmother in this photo!  You could tell she adored her grandmother!

Since I made the layout for my boyfriend I used the word "Mom" instead of grandmother.  I also gave her granddaughter a copy of this photo that she now treasures as her grandmother has since passed away
I also entered this layout in this challenge on this site,  Love my Tapes the challenge there was to use lace.

My Acrostic word choice was :"Adore".
My journaling reads:
A: Always loved you, no matter what you did!
D: Devoted to family and friends.
O: Openly loving, and quick with her hugs, and kisses.
R: Ready to help out with anything you needed.
E: Enjoyed her life even when it became difficult for her to live.

The paper used on this layout is some of my old Basic Grey stash that I break out for my favorite photos. I also used tiny alphabet tags for my Acrostic word. The cameo was a flea market find, and I hand cut the black banner at the top of the page. Have fun creating your own Heritage memories!

The supplies used on this layout are:

Pattern Paper - Basic Grey - Sublime Collection Confused ACS - 055
Cardstock - DCWV - Light Tan, and two small pieces of black
Tag Alphabet Stickers - Sticko SP - RSN - 12 Rebecca Sower
Cameo - Flea Market find
Oval - McGill
Photo Corners - Martha Stewart
Rick Rack - Trim tex - G1-114
Lace - Flea Market find
Assorted Brads - Some were from Recollections
Silk Flower - Creations Elements - WMF503027 Floral w/pearl 2x red
(I added the leaves behind the flower and I also inked those leaves - unknown.)
Ribbon Bow - Offray - (I added the bead strand behind it, beads unknown)
Ink Pads:
Studio G - WM - 0027
Tim Holtz - Vintage Photo - TIM - 19527
Word sticker - Basic Grey
Zots Glue Dots
Gel Pen - Pilot NEO 07
Love Penny Happy Scrapping!

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Tuesday, March 06, 2012

John Deere Green - Scrapbooking layout

John Deere Green -Scrapbooking

Be sure and read the details about this tractor die cut, it was a blast to make and was SO easy!
This layout features my boyfriend Buddy, when he received his brand new John Deere mower. I know a lot of people have steered away from themed layouts, but frankly like a lot of you I have too much money invested in my themed embellishments not to use them, regardless of the current trends, so you will still find them here :)

Due to my horrible chicken scratch handwriting which is even hard for "ME" to read the journaling says:
After push mowing our yard for years, no one was happier than Buddy to finally get a riding mower! 2007

Tractor Die cut:

There is a secret about this green tractor die cut, it looks like I did a ton of paper embellishing on this die cut, however I did not.  All the black colors on this die cut were drawn on with a Sharpie Marker! Including the wheels, smoke stack, steering wheel, basically anything black on the die cut was done with the Sharpie! My only tip about this it to make sure you color your die cut BEFORE it is glued on to your layout to avoid any kind of marker bleed. (Don't ask me how I know this...)

The yellow was done with a tiny strip of yellow cardstock, and two circle punches. Then I just sewed on the buttons. (You could glue the buttons on if you prefer) Super quick, and easy! The John Deere logo is just a sticker, from a sheet of John Deere stickers.

Other interesting items used on this layout were the green sewing rick rack, the green sign post which is actually a garden marker, and the tiny tractor brad.  The lawnmower sticker came from one of my grand kids coloring books! (If you tell them I WILL deny it!)

Supplies for this layout include:
DCWV - Yellow Cardstock, Green, Black
Wrights - Rick Rack 116402 Emerald Green 44
Creative Imaginations Heritage Logos - John Deere 26927 08211
Letter stickers - Making Memories Little Letters 16025
Black Sharpie Marker
Pilot Gel Pen - 07
Circle Punches - Yellow tire inserts
Marvy Uchida
Making Memories - Leather photo corners
Brads - Eyelet Outlet - Tractor 95A, Recollections - round brads
Buttons - Unknown, matching thread
Plant Marker - this is supposed to be used to mark where you planted your seeds outside in your garden, but I thought it made the perfect sign holder.
The lawn mower sticker came out of a children's sticker / coloring book.

Until next time Happy Scrappin! Love Penny
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Monday, March 05, 2012

Working on my Son Tan
This is an older layout of mine that someone asked me to post, the journaling reads: 
Matthew on spring break in Panama City beach.  He was a big hit with all the ladies. 
Love Penny

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Friday, March 02, 2012

Karen Foster - Best Friends A Special Bond Always My Sister
Journaling reads:
Matthew and Madison so close in age being 5 & 6 years old.   They fight like cats and dogs, but protect each other from the rest of the world, like real siblings do.  I hope they stay this close forever.  Love always Granny Penny

Karen Foster:
Sister's Circle - 64758
Sister's Collage - 64757
Stickers- Sisters Forever - 11552
Pop dots
Red Twine
K & Company - Borders
Tim Holtz Ink - TIM 19527 Vintage Photo
Studio G- Bling
Confetti Butterflies - Unknown
DCWV - Blue, red, brown
Primitive Heart - Eyelet Outlet
This little flowers on the bottom of the journaling box is a little girls barrette.

Read this on the internet this morning, and thought I'd pass it along:

Painter's Palette
Did you know that a small painter's palette will cost you at least $6? Save some money and just use an old compact disc. It fits in your hand and is great for mixing oil paints. Also, the hole in the disc makes it easy to hold on to.

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Thursday, March 01, 2012

My Mind's Eye - Leap Into Summer - Boy layout
This is a layout of my grandson Matthew as he played gleefully in the water sprinkler at my grandmother's old home place. I took several photos of him, and his sister that summer. It's truly amazing how much fun kid's can have with just a little water! Oh to be that young again! 

When completing this layout I had chosen solid white journal strips, however when I placed them on the layout the white was just too stark against the background so I took inks that matched the background paper colors, and smudged the strips till they no longer contrasted with the background Kaleidoscope papers. While the effect is not perfect it did improve the overall "look" of the journal strips against the background paper.

The title on this layout was made using alphabet punch outs, simple, easy, and most importantly quick! The flowers were plucked straight off a stem of silk flowers purchased at a local Dollar General.  I love it when I can be frugal with my scrapping dollars, but my favorite accents have got to be the frog brads! Gotta love my brads!

The journaling on this layout reads:
Matthew playing in the sprinkler's. I love the look of pure joy on his face! Oh, to be that young again! 2009

Supplies used:
MME Kaleidoscope "Me and Dad" Paisley/Periwinkle #KSI079 (This line of paper and the "Wild Asparagus" line are STILL my favorite collections of all time, and I will truly be sad when it is all gone!)
Tim Holtz-Tim 21445 Dusty Concord Ink (Purple)
Brilliance Ink BR-38 Pearlesecent Sky Blue
Lime cardstock
Dk blue cardstock
assorted brads (loved how the frog brads fit in with this month's theme)
Colorbok-Glitter Alpha letter punch outs
Silk Flowers (these were actually purchased from just the floral department at the local "Dollar General" store. I just tore them off the stems and put them on my layout, with brads.)
Martha Stewart-photo corner punch
Kodak Picture maker-I used this to edit, print and put the border on the photo.
Elmer's glue stick
Fiskers Paper trimmer-I have had this thing FOREVER and even though I have several "FANCY" ones, this is the one I use repeatedly.
Brads - Eyelet outlet - Frog,
Recollections - Brad Flowers

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