Me thinks I've found my scrappy mojo! Yay! ;) Hand is doing much better so I'm able to do most everything I used to. The fingers won't lay flat though so holding small items is still next to impossible....but I can scrap nearly as good as new now so that's the good news. Here are the fruits of this weekend's scrappyness.
First of all, check out the new slideshow (see it on the menu to the left) for the vintage mini book I made this weekend. I really really love how it turned out!! They are some of my favorite old pics of me as a baby that I've been wanting to scrap for years. This just seemed the right time I guess. :) Papers for the entire book are Material Girl by Cosmo Cricket, misc. tags, lots of ribbons, metal charms, beads, buttons and ephemera. It was one of the most fun projects I've done in a while! And it was made from.....are you sitting down......empty toilet paper rolls!!!! Yep. The ultimate in recycling projects! LOL Plus I used tons of old stash which I love. :) Here's the cover.
Now for some of the layout I completed. Logan loves trains. LOVES trains. His dad works on the railroad. What a co-inky-dink! For this page I used pattern papers by Pebbles, Inc. The trains are Animal Stackers and the circles are from the Li'l Buddy collection. Train engine and tickets are QuicKutz, alphas are QK Diesel Classic and Studio skinny mini. "Train tracks" are machine sewn zigzag stitch and tickets are hand-lined and stamped.
Here is Logan again with more train toys. Again using Pebbles, Inc. Li'l Buddy paper collection. I love that line for boys. The color scheme is so cool. Embellies made with QK nesting stars and nesting circles. Journaling and title 'tags' are library cards; misc mini brads, string, staples, and Heidi Swapp metal clip. Spiral punch by Stampin Up.
Here are a few leftover pics I just couldn't part with. Outtakes can be as fun to scrap as the good pics! LOL Silly kiddos were so excited about their new p.j.'s I couldn't get them to stop acting goofy long enough to get a good picture. So I decided, why not just use the outtakes. :) Papers here are Cosmo Cricket Storytime from a few years ago.
Emmy's future is so bright, she had to grab somebody's oversized shades and try to keep them from falling off her little face! LOL Papers for this page are Basic Grey, Mellow. Dimension added with foam tape and fabric paint, spiral punch by Stampin Up, misc. zigzag rubons and QK scallops and dots embossing border.
QuicKutz scallops and dots border embosser. I love this design. But I think I did it upside down. LOL That's my only complaint about the new folders....they are so hard to tell which side is which as the impressions aren't nearly as pronounced as they used to be on the metal goosebumpz dies. Still, they work really well and they add a really nice touch when you need a little something but don't want to overwhelm a page or card.
And one more. This is Christopher's big catch at the derby in February. He won something with this whopper .... I think his prize was a fishing trip come to think of it. This page is 8.5x11 and will go in his fishing/hunting album. Metal licence plate title is Karen Foster, title is QK Chicken Noodle and Studio skinny mini. Boat and pilings are Cottage Cutz dies. Their dies are fabulous, by the way. If you haven't tried them, you really should. Super cute designs and they work exactly the same as QuicKutz and in the same machines as well.
Here's the rowboat and piling. Isn't it cute!?