Sunday, June 28, 2015

Project life vacay layouts

I've been busy scrapping up a storm getting our Abu Dhabi vacay pics organized and scrapped and it feels good!  I also made a Picaboo photo book of our trip which I love. It was hard deciding which pictures to order and how many but what I did was broke it down into 2 page layouts for most of the stuff we did, which made it manageable.  Here are my pages so far:

First off is the airport/flight spread


and next was an assortment of pics from our adventure 

 
and then was our adventure going up to the top of the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world!! It was crazy!!! The elevator goes 22 miles per hour and got us up to the 125th floor in 60 seconds!! Then we went up to the 148th floor, what an experience!!


Next was our trip into the desert where we saw wild camels and had a blast doing photo ops! 


Then we went to the Dhaya Fort in Ras Al Khaimah where we climbed to the very top of this fort at high noon, I thought I was going to die it was sooo hot!! Plus there are approx. 238 steps to the top and they aren't small steps!! Once we got to the top there was the UAE flag and we got a great pic! 

 
I still have more to scrap but I have put a good dent into it! haha I hope you enjoyed my layouts and have a great week!

Friday, June 19, 2015

Manly Men

Since Father's Day is fast approaching I decided to dig into my bin of manly men stamps and pay homage to all the men out there.  I made 3 ATC's celebrating men and the first one is called "remind him" using the Viva Las VegaStamps!  man with moustache stamp and the mesh texture stamp
and here is a detail shot showing his cute little fabric bow tie
The second ATC is called "one bar on my phone" using the angry man stamp, the mesh texturedouble coffee rings and the measuring tape section,  and I must say I do agree with him!! Am I right??
Last but not least is one of my faves called "Ecolda" and I must put the disclaimer out there that my man acts nothing like this but I've heard from other women that their men do.  My guy could be almost dying and he wouldn't complain!! I used the man in gas mask stamp, the measuring tape section, the mesh texture, the scrabble alphabet small AND the paperclip!
Here are a couple detail shots of Ecolda
I hope you enjoyed these and happy early Father's Day to all the fathers out there!!

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Scrappy Saturday

I know, usually I do a "Scrappy Sunday" post but how lucky was I to just play in my art room today? LUCKY!! I got two project life pages done which I love.

I must admit just like scrapbooking I have now gone overboard and purchased A LOT of project life stuff.... good grief.   I said I wouldn't do that again after the massive pile of 12 x 12 papers I have sitting here as well as purchasing the We R Memory Keepers 3 x 4 punch. God help me. 

Hope you enjoyed my projects and now I am going to work on my Abu Dhabi trip!!! Have a great weekend!

Art journal page

I had fun making this art journal page and took pictures along the way as what it originally started out looking like and what it ended up looking like are two different things.

First of all here is my finished journal spread
and here is my page before as I like to use up my inky stencils and stamps on blank pages
 and here I took my Gelli Plate and covered it with a pretty blue paint, then took my little took and made scribbles into it (lightly of course!!)
 I liked how it looked so I did both sides

 Then I took some beige paint and painted it here and there
 Then I took some orange and purple paint, wierd combination I know, as well as took white spray paint and sprayed it thick and let it drip on the left side, and spray painted a stencil on the right side.
 I'm obsessed with stencils and I loved this deer so I used black spray paint and put him on the left side and then again used some black spray paint to do the letters on the right side.
 I added some stamps as well as little yellow circles of sheet music, which I didn't like and promptly covered up as you will see below!
 Yes the yellow circles were horrid.  I used some tape and taped it onto the top of the left side as well as some camo tape on the right side, it's looking better now!
 I was kind of loving the tape and I've had it kicking around for YEARS so I also added some floral tape!
 Because I was on a tape roll I grabbed some washi tape and put that on as well.  I also found a tag (it's the door) that I had saved off a shirt I bought and glued that on as well as some other little embellies and here you have the finished journal spread again.
I hope you enjoyed seeing how this all came together.  That's what I love about journaling, if you start out with something and it's not working for you, just pile more things on and you can end up with something you love! Plus it adds layers and dimension to your pages.  Have a great day!

Friday, June 5, 2015

Cheers!

Hi there, today I made a trio of pocket cards using the fabulous Viva Las VegaStamps! stamps and I thought the theme this time would be alcoholic beverages.  I myself love a great red wine followed by some Coors Light. :)

One of the great thing about doing pocket scrapbooking, or pocket pages or Project Life, whatever you want to call it, is that the little 3 x 4 cards come already embellished so it makes them easy to use.  I had this little book of pocket cards
so I picked out 3 that I wanted to work with
and then I picked out 3 lovely stamps (aren't they gorgeous?)
and then I colored them in with watercolor pencils and arranged them onto the cards
The first card is called "leftover wine" using the large lightbulb and the distressed lady
and this one is called "say them anyway" using the pinup in stockings
and the last one is called "another glass of wine" using the pin up girl on phone
and here is my double pocket spread using all 3 of the cards
I love being able to customize my own pocket cards depending on what I'm scrapping and I found that these sassy sayings about wine gave it the humour I was wanting.  I hope you enjoyed my project and I would love to know which card was your fave!

Sunday, May 24, 2015

Scrappy Sunday

Well it's that time again, Sunday, which is like my Funday! haha I'm just popping in to share some project life pages and here they are


I am now working on our vacay pages which is going to take me some time as I took a TON of pics!!! haha Happy Sunday everyone!

Monday, May 18, 2015

May inspiration at VLVS!

Hi there, this month there is a fabulous new challenge over at Viva Las VegaStamps!  and here it is:
gorgeous right?? I was inspired by this piece to make an art journal spread about my love of the show "Vikings", here it is:
oohh how I love me some Ragnar!! I used a bunch of stamps to make this page including the blood dripping, bubble wrap texture, cityscape sunrise, coffee ring stain, double coffee rings, grunge circles, man and woman symbol (but only used the man), star pinbiohazard (only used the word) and last but not least the measuring tape section.  I hope you enjoyed this journal page and I'll leave you with a few close ups:



Have fun with the May inspiration and I can't wait to see how you are inspired!

Saturday, May 9, 2015

New RubberStampMadness!

Got my issue of the Summer 2015 RubberStampMadness and I'm on page 49!! Woohoo!

I love these guys!! Have a great weekend everyone!

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Silhouette love

Hi there, today I would love to share some silhouette love! What I love about using silhouette stamps is that you can make such pretty backgrounds and let the gorgeous silhouette take center stage.  I made 3 different ATC's using the fabulous Viva Las VegaStamps!.  This first one is called "cherish" using the lovers kissing in boat stamps as well as the flying bird trio.
What I did was stamp the lovers kissing in boat stamp onto some white cardstock  that I had cut to ATC size.
Then I got out my handy dandy watercolor pencils and colored in the water and started in on the sky
and kept coloring using colors I thought would make a nice sunset background.
Then I blended in the watercolors
and then I mounted the card onto some black cardstock so it would pop more, added the flying bird trio, some gold stars and the word cherish.
The next card is called "Abu Dhabi 2015" in tribute to my recent trip to the Middle East. It was amazing!!!!

I stamped the Moroccan scene onto some white cardstock
and since my ink smudged all inside the stamped image I decided to cut that inside area out like shown below.  I also used my watercolor pencils to color in the sand.
Then on the smaller piece of white cardstock I misted it with some blue and orange inks
and the I glued the pieces together and also used the fabulous flying bird trio stamp again and added my words that I printed off from the computer and here is my finished ATC.
My last ATC is called "seek paradise" and it's another tribute to my trip to the Middle East using the fabulous camel and rider stamp as well as the seek paradise stamp along with some rub ons, clear tape and stickers.
I hope you enjoyed seeing my ATC's and as always I would love to know which one was your favorite!  I hope I've also inspired you to use some silhouette stamps as they are sooo fun!! I will leave you with a few pictures taken last month from my trip Abu Dhabi & Dubai!
 I totally wanted the photo op of me wearing the abaya but had to rip it off as I was so scared on the camel ride and I was getting hot! haha The guide was taking us up big dunes and it kept feeling like the camel was going to tip which freaked me out!!!

 I'm ready for my camel ride!
 We saw these camels just walking wild on one of our drives, it was amazing!!
If you ever have the chance I would totally recommend going to Abu Dhabi and Dubia as it was the trip of a lifetime!!! Here is the hubs and I at the Doubletree by Hilton Resort in Ras Al Khaima, it was beautiful there!!!
We also went up the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in THE WORLD!!! It was freaking amazing!!
and here is a selfie at the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Abu Dhabi
 What an experience, we did so much in 2 weeks and experienced so many amazing things.  I am still in awe of our vacation.

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