Saturday, July 30, 2011

Hawaii Mini

I made this mini for a friend's birthday...Haven't made a mini in quite a while! I first pulled a bunch of pieces of patterned paper, and then cut them out in a scallop circle shape with the Cricut. Then it was just a manner of layering different papers and embellishments. This is a great time to use up some odds and ends in a fun way.
I have about 100 pictures printed out from my sister's wedding. I am overwhelmed with that amount! Do I pull my favorites for 12x12 layouts, and put the rest in an album? I am leaning towards a bigger mini, that is less detailed but able to keep all the photos together. Still thinking through that one!

Friday, July 29, 2011

Viva Las Vegas

Finally back at home for the long haul! Just the hubby and I took a trip to Las Vegas. Probably about 15 years ago, when all the new casinos were popping up, Bellagio was the one that I wanted to stay at. I got my chance, and it was so very pretty.
All of these pictures are from the conservatory area. A worker there was saying they change out the flowers every day. Early one morning I saw some being replaced, it was amazing!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Layouts, and More Layouts

Layout extravaganza today!! The last two I posted on the Scrapbook Sussies blog last week...Using up more of the July kit.

I took a snapshot a couple weeks back in the midst of scrapbooking. Everything sprawled out on the floor with a pile of pictures. It is a good kind of mess!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Scrapping

I have been happily scrapping the summer away, (while using lots of polka dot paper!)

Thursday, July 7, 2011


I don't think I have shown the Dora mermaid cake...It was so stinkin' cute! My friend did an amazing job, and her cake always tastes great. Although I am somewhat capable of baking, it really stresses me out! Outsourcing can be a good thing:) 

Over at the Pluff Mudd Studio blog there is a post about Audrey's party, and a few new pictures of the banner that was done up for her birthday. Thanks again Pluff Mudd Studio!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Flower Power

Lately, I have just been scrapping away and trying to find inspiration in different places. I loved the colors and the flower print from this page in Lucky magazine. It gave me the opportunity to try some color combinations that I wouldn't normally think of using.
Here is a shot of one of our little fountains we had going for the 4th...The wind made it look really crazy!

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July Scrapbook Sussies Kit

I had such a great time with the July Scrapbook Sussies kit! Still got a couple more items from the kit that I really want to use- one being a really cool photobooth strip, so cute.