Tuesday, April 28, 2009


For the last 2 weeks, my husband was out of town Monday through Thursday. So, what's a scrapper to do? I scrapped till I dropped! It was great, although I did miss him. Glad when he came home. But I had my own crop-a-thon!

At SIStv we play this "free shopping" scrapping game on the weekends and this weekend I got to play along. The first person lists 10 scrapping items. The next person chooses, or "buys" 3 of those items to use on a layout and then replaces them with 3 other items. Well, the 3 items I bought for this layout was:
1)black as a background,
2) masking to create my own paper and
3) Thickers.

I also took this opportunity to practice my photo editing skills on this 1962 pic of my sister, brother and me. It was awful; full of, what looked like, rust stains. I was thrilled to restore it!
The other photo is from my niece's wedding in May 2008.

This layout fulfilled requirements for 2 challenges. Scrapper's Block said to use no pattern paper while Scrapping Out Loud said to use a grid and the word "hope". I used the collage feature on Picasa to create the grid of pics and then cut them apart for the layout.
Sewing on layouts...what a great embellishment...it adds texture and detail! I used it here on this layout about our trip to Stone Mountain, GA back in 2007
Another layout about Stone Mountain, GA
When we were in Atlanta we wen tto the Coca Cola Museum. While there I bought these Coke papers not knowing I could get them nearly anywhere. They've been sitting in my box since 2007 and I just felt I had to use them. So, here's a double layout with lots of machine stitching.

This layout is a more somber one; brought me back down to earth. Scrap Mojo had a challenge based on the story of Peter Pan. We were to use anything in the story as inspiration for a layout. I chose this quote, "All children, except one, grow up". At first I started gathering all sorts of pics of my daughters when they were little. Then I stumbled upon these pictures of my nephew Adam and my children with my 2 nephews. This challenge then took a complete "U" turn - a completely different meaning. We lost Adam in 1988; he was torn from our lives. I used the color core card stock whick let me use sand paper to create Adam's name above his photo. The challenge also said to use a frame and I used this circle border from Magistical Memories.
Thanks for stopping by. I had a great time at my own personal scrap-a-thon!


Michelle LaPoint Rydell said...

Wow - you have been busy! I love all of your new layouts! and that masking is GORGEOUS!

Laura said...

Great job, Peggy! I love the way you, your brother, and sister would stand stairstep next to each other! Cute photos!

Anonymous said...

Wow you got alot done!! Love the new pages and the techniques you used are great!!

Lucy Edson said...

You had a very busy weekend! Love the shopping list idea - and the masking on your then and now layout is fabulous!

So sad to read about your nephew. Beautiful layout honoring his memory.

Thanks for visiting us at The Next Step! Hope to see you next week! :)


Bethany Kartchner said...

What fun pages! You are on fire girl! I love your experimental, artsy style. Great job!

Lady Guinevere (Mandy) said...
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Lady Guinevere (Mandy) said...

Thnx for the comment on my blog! Love your style! And the LO about Peter Pan's so sad :( Such a good way to interpret that quote, but heartbreaking.

Btw, really LOVE the blogstyle, the cute trees header and rest of the stuff!