Friday, May 2, 2014

A Return and a Project

I have been horrible at even thinking to blog let alone getting it done. The kids seem to grow up faster by the minute and I am grasping on to every moment we get to share.  With time quickly slipping through my hands, like the sand in an hour glass, I try my best to always choose the time spent with the kids.  In a blink of an eye they will be off the college.  With that said, I also am trying to make time for more of my interests.  Of course my main interest is Scrapbooking or Paper Crafting.  I am years behind, 10 I believe, but that is OK.  I love reliving the memories.  I also hope to improve my photography skills, which need a ton of help.  I am also tossing around the idea of starting school back up again in the fall. Needless to say, I am crazy and things tend to easily fall trough the cracks (i.e. cleaning house). 

In an attempt to fill my personal me time joy meter up with a completely selfish act, I am hoping to get more scrapbooking in this year.  To start things off here is a project I worked on yesterday. This is from a camping trip back in '05

Here are two (almost) identical layouts. Once again sorry about the photography. On top of not being that good it was late at night when I took these.  I got inspiration from my Pinterest scrapbooking board. As always I am using up my ever growing stash, so I will reference the things I know.

Pretty much all the paper comes to me from my sweet SIL who so kindly passed them onto me as she was cleaning her stash out (an I never pass any of that goodness up). Needless to say I have no ideas what brand they are just that they were perfect.  The main cream background paper and the beige square were from The Paper Studio in packages I picked up at some point. 

The flashlight, fire fly jar, dutch oven, fire, and roasting sticks stickers are from Stickerpotamus. They are the Great Outdoor set.  I have no idea if these are even still around or how long ago I bought them, but they are still adorable. The square were cut out with Creative Memories square punch ( except the large 2" was cut with my Fiskars straight cutter)

The Happy Camper Log title sticker is from Me and My Big Ideas Camping Kid Stickers.  I love this set too and also could not tell you when I bought them.

The button brads are from The Paper Studio Spare Parts line. Love them!!


This next picture shows a close up of the papers I cut in varying widths (1, 3/4 and 1/2 inches) and lengths (2 1/8 inches and under) to add more texture and dimension to the layout.  I also used Colorbox cat eye ink in Chestnut to in around the edges of some of the papers embellishments. The star stickers also come from the Stickerpotamus set.

Finally I made two cards (I only have a picture of the one and will post the other later, maybe) with the left over scraps. It is simple, but that isn't always bad. The Stamp used was from Stampin' Up, not sure what set. This was another great inheritance of my SIL's cleaning out and simplifying. I the "rope" was left over from??? It was originally white and I rubbed in Colorbox ink in Chestnut Roan. I also stamped the sentiment with this color.
I will also be post this on a couple of challenge site check them out Stampin' Pearls with Candice with Candice and Let's Scrap


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