Two blog posts in one week. I love this time of the year, as it is the only time I really have to craft.
I just now got around to creating this page, even though I took these pictures 2 years ago. They are of my cousin Alexis. I wanted to use the colors in her shirt, which is a beautiful aqua color; it looked so fantastic next to the bright blue Texas sky. I found a paper pack by DCWV with three shades of aqua, that were a perfect fit for this page. I cut the waves out of the paper using my cricut and attached them to a solid white background. Then I added the pictures, the title (which is a rub on) and the sheer ribbon just for some texture. I love the colors and calm of this layout.
Paper: DCWV - Brillants and Brights Textured Cardstock Stack
Cricut: Craft Room Basics
Title: "Beautiful Smile" - My Minds Eye
Ribbon: Simply Sheer White by Horizon Ribbon
Take a look at the pictures from the photo shoot.
I took these pictures in June 2012 at the Fort Worth Water Gardens.
I got around to doing a layout to highlight the pictures I took of my son in his Halloween outfit, for Halloween 2012. He was so cute in his fireman jacket, so I knew I wanted to create a theme page to really highlight the pictures. I think I use my Create A Critter cartridge more than I have any other, but I couldn't resist the little fire dog and accessories. The title, was cut using Create A Critter as well, but cut the letters using the Disney Mickey Font cartridge. I used my Cuttlebug to add texture. I really like how this page turned out, one of my favs of the year. This was also his birthday theme, which in is October as well.
A co-worker asked me to make a little something that would say thank you from everyone at our organization in Texas, that we can send to a retiring friend in Washington D.C.. So I thought what better way than to scream "Texas", and we did. I used the Texas shape, word Texas, the Texas Flag, our state flower - the bluebonnet, and a star to represent the Lone Star State. I think the page turned out really cute and it has plenty of room for personal messages on the back.
Cricut: 50 States, Craft Room Basics, and Disney Mickey Font
Paper: The Nantucket Stack by DCWV and Recollections
Pen work: Blue gelly roll pen
Hiding in my Craft Room - Super Scraps
Pause Dream Enjoy - Friendship
Frosted Designs - Travel
Scrappy Mel - Spring is in Bloom
Lasting Memories - Use your Scraps
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"From the boy who thinks that you are the sweetest girl ever. -Ramon
A friend of mine lost her grandfather yesterday, and it made me think back to my grandfather who we lost in December 2009. This digital scrapbook page features my grandfather when he was in the military. He signed the front of the photo "To my darling. - Ramon" and on the back wrote "From the boy who thinks that you are the sweetest girl ever" on the back. I really love this picture because it shows the love between my grandparents. I think it is sad that we don't do things like this anymore, it's such a great symbol of their life together.
Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge - Old Fashion Photos
I ordered my pictures from Christmas at my Grandma Betty's house, and when they came in, I set out to scrapbook them right away. Every year, we take pictures of: Grandma with her kids, grandkids, and great grandkids, then we take family group pictures. When I was younger, it was just something we did, but now that I am a little older, I love that we have done this for so many years. I love that I can see how our family has grown and changed over the past 34 years of my life. The problem, these days is that it's hard to get everyone to smile and be still all at the same time....so some of the pictures are a little crazy.
When I made this page I wanted to use the Christmas laser cut that I bought at the Great American Scrapbook Convention back in June in Arlington. So I found the two peices of patern paper, which I love and layed out my pictures. I wanted something that would be able to give some context to each picture group. I cut out 6 snowflakes and used my white gel pen to outline each of them and write in the titles for the pictures.
Cricut: Speaking of Winter (snowflake name tags)
Laser Cut: Paper Wizard
Paper: The Paper Studio - All Seasons II & Textured Cardstock by Imagine That
Nutcracker stickers: Sandylion Essentials
Ribbon: Bobbin Ribbon
Bitten by the Bug 2 - Snowflakes
Go Fish Challenge Blog - Winter
Pause Dream Enjoy - Use Ribbon
Fantabulous Cricut Challenge - Tags
I have only got to go see Alexis dance once this year, so I wanted to save that memory in my scrapbook, so I will always have it. These pictures are from the October 19th, 2012 Quinlan-Ford Homecoming game. The girls did a great job. I love watching this team perform, as it brings back so many memories.
This page was a quick and easy page, I think the whole thing took me 15 total. You can't see it very well in the picture, but I cut down the blue giltter paper by 1/2 in on two edges and backed it with a white peice of cardstock. Then I cut down each of the images, and matted the feature photo. The stars are white glitter stickers, so they went on really quickly. I finished it up with a square ribbon brad, a small peice of ribbon, and the "dance" title (which is also a sticker). I wrote the date, Alexis name, and Belles using a white opaque pen. (I don't usually write on my pages, as I hate my handwritting, but I thought it was important to have some basic info on the page, so I broke down and wrote it.) Very easy, but I love the way it turned out.
Paper: Blue Jean Sugar Coated cardstock by Doodlebug Design Inc, and basic white cardstock
Stickers: (stars and title) White Blossom: Sparkle Stickers
Ribbon: Sheer White by Details (I bought this in the bargin bin at either Hobby Lobby or Michaels)
Brad: White Ribbon Brad by Bazzill
My name is JoNeita Kelly and I have been crafting for at least the last 20 years. I live in Forney, Texas with my son, Dallas. I am a High School teacher and Cheerleading Coach. I love to craft and to continue to improve my photography and editing skills whenever I have free time. What I love most is telling our story using pictures, it is the most important gift I can leave my family.
Former Design Team Member for Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog