Thursday, May 31, 2012

Layouts to Share

Hello in blog land! I have a couple of new layouts I wanted to share. The first one is for Ashley Horton's sketch challenge on Club CK. Here is the sketch:

I immediately thought of windows when I saw the sketch. This sketch was really easy to work with and very adaptable. Here's what I came up with, just in the nick of time:
I doodled the scenes in the windows and colored them with good ol' fashioned crayolas. 'Cause, you know, only the highest end scrappy supplies for me people. 

This next one is a layout I created about our first official day of summer break. I should really write some sort of ode to summer break, since I adore it so much. Here's the page: 
 For this layout, I used strips of white cardstock. I punched random circles, backed it with dimensional tape, slid colorful scraps behind the holes, and added buttons. The journaling is inside the little envelope. Innovative, I know. Ha!

Thanks for stopping by! I hope you are having a blessed and happy day!

Monday, May 28, 2012

Welcome to the poor little blog that has been neglected for far too long! I am planning to have more time for all things scrappy this summer and will hopefully update this little blog much more often. I am going to start things off by showing off my brand-spankin' new scrap room. :) All the kudos for this room go to the hubby. You'll have to excuse some of the poor photography. The window makes for great light but also a lot of glare. That's my excuse anyway. Here goes:

This is the view from the door:
The big shelf was my Mother's Day gift. It is currently holding some albums in the bottom, random crochet projects and some of my coptic stitched notebooks. As a side note, I am becoming addicted to coptic stitching! That really isn't an ugly black chair you see, by the way. It's an ugly black chair that is going out the door as soon as I get a snazzy new chair. See the distinction? hee hee...

This one shows some random shelves which aren't honestly all that pretty. They are desperately awaiting some jazzing up.

Let's pretend those are much more glamorous, shall we? Moving on, this next picture is the beautiful desk my husband built me, and I adore it:

My desk is by far my favorite part of the room. When my son outgrew his toddler bed, years ago, we stuck it outside in the shed where it was sadly neglected. My husband resurrected it to build this desk. He used some other random wood as well. It makes me grin to know that it used to be my little boy's bed, but also makes me want to cry because he's been out of it for so long. Sniffle. My hubby wanted to sand it down and paint it, but I sort of like the peeling paint-two tone thing so I asked him to leave it. Here's a view of the top: 
These are the rails that were on the toddler bed. I use them to hang cards from when I finish them. The basket inside is a very cheap dollar store find that I covered in scraps of patterned paper. When I started this room I knew I wanted bright colors everywhere. Since I live in a house full of guys (hubby and son), I try to squeeze in bright and cheery at every opportunity. :) 

Which brings me to my handy, dandy desk organizer: 

It's a yard sale find that I covered with some scraps of patterned paper (sensing a theme here?). It holds approximately 17,000 pounds of junk and has lots of nifty little holes for hiding stuff that has no other home. Here is another organizer: 

 This is another cheapie that I added patterned paper to. Three cheers for scraps! 

Here's my page display: 
This idea came from someone on Club CK. I cannot for the life of me remember whose it was. Whoever you are, thanks! Sorry for the poor picture quality! Again, the glare did it. 

Thus ends the grand tour. Hope you enjoyed it. My husband built this room from the ground up and I am forever in his debt for that. All I really did was paint and decide where to put stuff. lol. Thanks for stopping by!