Carol’s Crafty Corner

Saturday, July 18, 2009

Scrappin' With Aymee

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend! Aymee and I have been scrapbooking. I wanted to share with you the things I have finished.

"Loves Chocolate A Latte' "
This layout is for 2 challenges on Treasured Scrapbooking: LJ's Ice Cream Challenge and Karen's Chocolate Challenge. I used Doodlecharms for the ice cream cone and Lyrical Letters for the title/cherries. I used the Cuttlebug D'vine Swirl and Argyle folder on my ice cream cone. I added Stickles and Glossy Accents. Here it is:

"Sunkissed Sweeties"
These pictures were taken of Ron and I with our closest friends at the beach a few weeks ago. This layout is for Jenn's 'Itsy Bitsy Teeny Weenie' challenge and Abbie's Recipe Challenge. I used Lyrical Letters for the flowers, title, bathing suit, umbrella, and brackets. I sitckled the flowers, bathing suit, and Umbrella. I also used the Fiskars Apron Lace border punch. This paper is by My Mind's Eye.

"A Berry Merry Christmas"
This layout is for Amanda's 'Christmas In July' challenge, Ginger's 'Ruby Red' challenge, and Aymee's 'July Sketch' on Treasured Scrapbooking. It is also for the Ziggy's 'Red' challenge on Just Scrappin'. I used Wild Card for the flowers, shaped frame, and 'chocolate' on the strawberry. I used Lyrical Letters for the title. The strawberry and vine is from Happily Ever After. The strawberry cap is from Accent Essentials. I used several different cuts from various cartridges to make my own strawberry. I also embossed the strawberry with Swiss Dots and D'Vine Swirl. I added Glossy Accents to the swirls on the chocolate. I also incorporated some green ribbon for my 'stem' on the strawberry.

Thank you for stopping by my blog! Be sure to check out Aymee's blog to see the work she completed while we scrapped together. Here is the link:
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Family Time

Hey Everyone,
Aymee is coming today for a visit. I am so excited! While she is here, we hope to get a ton of scrappy work completed as well as share some quality family time. I don't have any new work completed, but I hope to have some soon. I hope the rest of your week goes smoothly.

See ya soon,

Carol :)

Friday, July 10, 2009

Summer Time

TS has some fabulous challenges this month. Please stop by for a look at the work of many talented scrappers.

This first layout combines 2 challenges.
Debbie's Red/White/Blue challenge is using these colors without tying them to the 4th of July.
Pinky's Thank Heavens for the Sewing Machine challenge is in honor of - you guessed it - the sewing machine. She asked us to include sewing or fabric somewhere on our layout.
I cut the star and "a splash of" from the Plantin Schoolbook Cricut cart. The word "summer" was cut using the Lyrical Letters cart. I also used a star border punch on the red strip of paper, some red ribbon to help frame out the photo, star buttons tied with jute, and zigzag stitching around the edge of the star. Don't you just love this balancing act to wash the grass off his feet?!? He is so funny and smart. Carter had a great time "splashing" around in the water.

A close up of the border punch

A close-up of the title with the use of one of the buttons for the letter "o" in "of", the word "summer" and some of the stitching
This layout completes Aymee's "Life's a Bowl of Blueberries" Challenge. All Aymee asked of us was to use the color blue and a circle or circles. Now, how easy is that! My background paper has the circle shape repeated in many ways and is primarily blue. Also, Carter's plate and the bowl on his head (which was the hard-hat he needed for his job he said.) are circular shape. I used the Home Decor Cricut cart to cut these stars. Then, I used blue distressing ink on the edges of the off-white matting and journaling box before attaching them to the stars. I also used popdots on the largest star which is at the bottom of the page for some added dimension and interest.

A close-up of the stars, mats, and photos.

Thanks for checking out my blog today. Please come back soon.
Happy Scrappin'
Carol :)

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Another New Scrapper

Here is another new talented scrapper. I really enjoyed getting to know this intelligent, outgoing, etc... young lady today. As you will see, she also created some gorgeous layouts!

This layout is of her and her Homecoming escort. He is also a former student!

This pic shows a very beautiful layout!!!! She used the Storybook cart to cut the flowers, title. and the butterfly. She also added some rhinestones to some of the flower centers and some Fruit Punch Stickles to the butterfly wings.

Thanks girls for a great day of scrappin', and thanks for checking out my blog.

See ya soon,


A New Scrapper

Good Evening All,

I had a fabulous day! A former student and friend visited me today to learn a little about creating layouts. As you will see, they did an excellent job! I am so proud of them.

I was very blessed to have had the opportunity to be this young lady's teacher last year. She is a very intelligent, outgoing, dependable, etc.... individual. Also, as you will notice, she is creative and crafty.

In this pic, she is showcasing the layout she made about dance lessons. She cut out the ballet shoes (upper left-hand corner) using PDDU and then used ribbon at the top to represent the laces. She also found some blue ribbon that resembled the feathers on the hats in the pics and adhered it to the title strip. Then, she used a journaling card to tell her story about those beautiful photos.

Here is the first page of a double page layout .

Here is the second page of a double page layout.

Aren't you impressed? I am! :)

(These pics were posted with parental permission)

Monday, July 6, 2009

Open Wide!

Yah!!!! I finally finished a layout this month. This layout features none other than my grandson, Carter. This picture was taken at an amusement park when he was at the beach in Gulf Shores. My grandson really enjoys life. He has a good time at whatever he does. As you can tell, this is another example of him "finding" something to do.

The paper I used is textured and has some glitter on it.
I used the Accent Essentials Cricut Cartridge to cut the circles (scallop and plain).
Life's A Beach was used to cut the bamboo (pop dots were used to give it additional dimension).
Lyrical Letters was used to cut the title.
I also used ribbon for grass at the bottom and around the circle.

This view shows the dimension a little better.

This is a close-up of the folded ribbon used around the circle and a clearer pic of the actual colors of the papers that were used.

Thanks for stopping by for a look at my blog. I hope to have some more work posted by tomorrow night.

Happy Scrappin'

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