21 April 2012

Here are some simple layouts...

...I made when I was feeling *very* little mojo. I was hoping this yummy AC Chap line was going to inspire me, but looking at these some of these now, I cringe.
I also don't know why fifty percent of my project pictures are coming out of my camera super blurry, while the other fifty percent are fine...but I suspect it may have something to do with a certain 2 year-old who likes to stick his finger into the lens!
You can barely make out the stitching I did on the one above, it took like for-evah, for very little impact. boooo! Look at those twinnies up on the dining room table! We've got some serious monkey-see-monkey-do-itis here in this house!
I do really like the colors in this one. And the picture. And the stickers, which you probably can't read because it's blurry.
I like this one too. But I am totally firing my camera! Look, I used my new Jenni Bowlin punch, those little label tabs on the left. LOVE! And every single picture I have scrapped has been from my phone, and instagrammed as well...I guess we know the reason for that, now don't we? Consider yourself warned, camera!

I just noticed Paper Issues has a kit of Chap goodies up for sale in the shop--go grab it and prove you can make it look way better than I did. And save 20% off with the coupon code  Sukeydookiedoo!

18 April 2012

Pretty Party

I can hardly believe it's only a couple of months until Chloe is turning five! We just received confirmation that she'll be going to our neighborhood schoool, the same one D. attended growing up. Kindergarten! It's a whole new chapter.

But I want to remember the cute little baby that stole my heart almost 5 years ago, and what better way than a mini album commemorating each of her birthdays!?

I used a fantastic mini-kit from Paper Issues, which includes Crate Paper Pretty Party Accent Cuts, baker's twine, seam binding, trinket pins and clothes pins.
All held together on the super cute 7-Gypsies ATC holder, I love the way it looks out for display!
I added some Pink Paislee's Soiree embellishments, Sassafrass chipboard, vintage book pages, and vellum.

It's so fun looking back at these pictures of my girl on each of her birthdays! I included pages so that  I'll be able to include her upcoming birthdays as well  :)

17 April 2012

Simply Smashing

Long time, no blog...I have been gone a while, but have been busy and have lots to share. Today I am excited to show you a project that's been a little while coming--our Vacation Smash Book! Back in February we took our first-family-of-five vacation (other than up to the lake, which while it is a fun time away, for some reason doesn't have the chillin' on vaca vibe to it) It felt like quite an accomplishment, and I am proud that we wrangles all 3 kiddos on an airplane and through customs etc. etc. etc.

The Mini Smash book seemed like an ideal travel journal, although to be honest I only completed 2 pages or so while on the actual trip...It was the first time I tried scrapping on the road, and the challenge of not having the actual pictures in front of me proved to be too much. Having the book with me, however, was a helpful reminder to collect memorabilia and make note of some details which are easy to lose track of with 3 little ones.

Washi tape seemed like the obvious choice for the cover. That teeny flower embellishment shouldn't be there, and I'll probably add a title...
I used lots of Instagrams...what can I say--I'm addicted!
That's most of the pages, a few were pretty text-heavy so a little less interesting in photographs. I used lots of random stickers, these mini pockets, tape, twine, and doo-dads.

I'm linking up at Paper Issues Smash Party-- there's tons more Smash inspiration, and even a giveaway!

Don't have a Smash book? Make your own! Or go buy one--and don't forget to use the code Sukeydookiedoo for 20% off!!