Monday, November 16, 2009

Pumpking Patch Layout

For me this is my wow layout. I am tickled with how it turned out. I worked on it here and there through out the week and finsihed it up Saturday.We made our annual trip to the pumpkin patch and of course I lugged the big gun out and shot everything thing in site so as not to forget a moment. It was hard just choosing a few photos for this 2 page layout. You cannot really tell in the photo but the two pages are mounted on colonial white cardstock. The patterned paper is from Twiterpated, the CTMH Stamp sets featured are Many Thanks, Homestead and Elegant Script Alphabets. You also see Barn Red cs, chocolate ribbon, journaling spots, Top Coats, and colonial buttons with chocolate embroidery floss. Everything except the round scalloped page is CTMH. It's from Bobunny. Doesn't it work great with this gingham paper?

Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Road Trip Layout

My daughter and I traveled to see my best friend in Myrtle Beach. We had so much fun making this a "just us" trip. Here's what my hidden journaling reads about the first part of the trip:

Kallie and I loaded up in the car on Sept. 23, 2009 for a trip to visit our very good friends Jennifer and Jon Dale in sunny Myrtle Beach, SC. Heavy flooding in and around Atlanta changed our course. Instead of spending the night in downtown Atlanta and visiting the Aquarium we traveled the back roads and stayed the night in a wonderful Holiday Inn Express right in the heart of historic Savannah, GA. Kallie was thrilled the entire trip and never complained, even when our AC went out. She loved stopping at the Lane Peach Orchard right outside of Warner Robbins, GA. We bought two peaches, toured the shop, tried out every thing on the playground. The morning in Savannah was spent touring the river walk and the shops along. We saw tug and steam boats, and pet a horse. Kallie’s two favorite things about Savannah were the clock and bell tower on top of their city hall building, and the cobble stone streets. We watched and listened for the bell chimes throughout the morning. My favorite landmark was The Lady and Son’s restaurant. Kallie only ate the bite in the photo, but trust me everything was delicious. We then moved on in a very hot car ride to our destination.

I bought this paper and coordinating accents at a cute store in Myrtle Beach. This is the Abby Road collection from My Mind's Eye. the fibers are from Adornment. the Eyelet and the two tags Scenic route and adventure are from Making Memories. All embellishments are from CTMH. The LO is based on a sketch from the June 2009 Creating Keepsakes (High School Junior by Suzy Plantamura).
The two beach pictures printed too dark and will have to be reprinted and replaced, so forgive them, I just couldn't wait to post it. Hope you like it.

Tuesday, November 3, 2009

New Vision

I love it when something new and original comes from something ordinary. I think this card is just that. Lisa Stenz created a beautiful Christmas card I just had to lift and share with you. She saw a beautiful Holly branch in the Stamp set that came with the Twitterpated On The Go Workshop from Close to My Heart. Here's the stamp set as is.

If you would like to make your own you can order the Twitterpated WOTG or any of the current WOTG from me. This is the finished project with all of the wonderful coordinating embellishments.
For my card above I used all CTMH products, The Twiterpated WOTG exclusive stamp set, Festive Thoughts Stamp set, the Childhood stamp set for the string and bows, the New England Ivy Buttons, white embroidery floss, Chocolate, Holiday Red and New England Ivy ink.