Sunny Days

It has been alternating between really warm and cool/rainy in San Diego lately, but this weekend is projected to be super sunny and hot.

I don’t like hot, but the sun is awesome!

It made me think of this hot day in Disney California Adventure when we headed up to check out Cove Bar, hang out in Paradise Pier, and just have some time together:

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It’s not a perfect picture (taken with my iPhone 4s at the time), but I love it. It reminds me of the heat, and the sun, and the joy of the day.

Side note: I used to be a huge iPhone girl, but since switching to the Samsung Galaxy S6, I will never go back to an Apple product. Seriously. I love that the selfie camera is almost as good as the forward-facing camera on the latest Apples. Can’t make me go back to Apple. 😉

The word papers were from a stack that I picked up at Tuesday Morning (can’t remember who made it, sorry, as it was loose in my paper bin); the other papers were from Stampin Up! and I have had for years and years; the embellishments are from Freckled Fawn, EK Success, and Elle’s Studio.

I seriously love the products that Freckled Fawn and Elle’s Studio create. I get their monthly subscriptions, and find that I use almost everything they create because it fits well with my style, and the few things that don’t, will go well with how my friends scrap, so those things can be given to them.

The weekend has some plans with friends in the sun, but I also hope to make more progress on my Week in the Life album, so that I can share that next week.

Have a good one!

T

Recent Cards

I can make cards, but my first choice for my crafting time is scrapbooking.

Recently, as part of National Scrapbooking Day/Week festivities, I participated in some challenges that helped flex my card muscle once again.

3x4 cards

These cards are 3×4, and will be used on a layout rather than a PL spread. I absolutely love the products in Elle’s Studio’s monthly subscription, and all of these elements came from past products (other than the Mickey head – that was a punch from my stash).

I am obsessed with sewing on layouts, so I had to (carefully) add some texture on these with my machine. I love how they turned out!

Pink Card

This card is so very pink! The papers and binky washi strip are from their latest Live, Laugh, Love line. It’s fantastic! I also added the flower from the puffy stickers, and I had the tag from one of their previous releases.

I recently cut up their tag sheets, separated everything into like colours, and put them into crayon storage cases from Walmart that were $1.25 each. I love this system, and it has helped me locate some of the tags that I know I have, but previously couldn’t locate.

I love organization so much.

Thanks for looking! Have a fantastic weekend!

T

 

Our home away from home…

I usually jump into a page with my own idea of how I want it to look, or I let the papers speak to me while creating. Sometimes, though, using a sketch is a fun challenge, especially ones by Susan Stringfellow. She is incredibly talented, and I love all her great layers!

As part of a challenge in our Disney scrap group, we were asked to try out Sketch #164:

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At first, those circles along the top had my brain spinning – but then I thought about a cute Mickey punch I have where he is mid-stride…which got me thinking about walking…which got me thinking about walking down Main Street…which got me thinking about a random quote I saw about walking into DL and seeing the castle…

And that is how this page was mentally created:

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The background paper is from DCWV Le Blanc, the other papers I had from an old Disney stack that I cannot remember much about (I tore it apart eons ago). The star vellum is from Hobby Lobby, and is one of my favorite papers of recent months.

Embellishments are from Hobby Lobby (enamel dots), Freckled Fawn (Love clip, pink heart, wooden word, colored with a silver Sharpie), Elle’s Studio (acrylic house), and The Crafty Pickle (blue starry night flair).

Once again, sewing really completes this page – I love that added texture! It’s quite feminine for me, but I am learning to embrace that aspect of my personality (my Mom would be so proud!).

Thanks for looking! 🙂

T