Monday, April 30, 2012

I’m seeing stars!!

So this was my first starburst page and it did not come easy! But I think it turned out great! I can’t wait to try it again it’s a great way to mix all the paper you love without it taking away from your pictures.

Products: Echo Park Note Worthy Collection Cardstock and Stickers, Foam squares, Brads and Bazzill.

Sunday, April 29, 2012

LGS Challenge #8

Got Love these ladies! They came up with another beautiful sketch! Here is what I came up with. I just love this line from Little Yellow Bicycle.

Products: Little Yellow Bicycle-Paradise Collection Cardstock, Chipboard and Stickers. Brads, String and Bazzill

Creative Memories Workshop

This is a layout that I created for my first CM Workshop. Now it’s not all CM products but it’s FUN! We will be getting a little messy but that’s part of the fun!
Products: Creative Memories Cheerful Collection Cardstock, Acrylic Frame, Ranger Alcohol Ink and Smooch Spritz

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Lots of Photos!

Sorry it’s been so long did you miss me!!! My girls have been sick so I have lost all personal time, but here is an older layout that is great for lots of photos that you just gotta use. It’s a super easy sketch from Scrapbooks Etc. I changed it up a bit because well that’s just what I do; I have to feel like it’s mine in some way J

Products: Bazzill Cardstock & Boarders, Reminisce Barnyard Buddies Collection

I’m working on my first Mini album so I should have it up soon!! And I will have a layout from one of my Creative Memories Workshops next week… So keep coming back!!!

Monday, April 23, 2012

Prima for Peyton

I had to do something special for this beautiful picture of Peyton, Michele worked so hard to get that perfect picture and as always she got it. So now it was my turn to make something beautiful, so I decided to try something new, plus it was part of my kit from Scrappy Chic.  So this is my first attempt at making ribbon roses and the first time I have used Prima Cardstock (crazy right?!) I’ve never used Prima mainly because the scrapbook store nearest to my house doesn’t carry it, sad I know. Yet another reason that I am grateful I was chosen to be a design team member at Scrappy Chic. Well this was my first go round and I’m pretty proud of this page, I think that it turned out pretty good if I do say so myself. I am sure I will be making lots more roses and I know I will be using a ton more Prima!
Products Used: Prima En Francais Collection Cardstock & Wooden Buttons, Tulle, Ribbon, Glimmer Mist, Bazzill & Core’dinations Cardstock, Paper Flowers, Bling & Pearls.

Picture by: Michele Bing, of Paris Productions.

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Working at the Car Wash

Sydney had so much fun washing the car with her daddy. It was so funny to see a two year old washing a car that had only been detailed by hand before she was born, it’s funny how much kids change everything!

 As you may or may not be able to tell by know I really like my two pagers and I’m not so great at the journaling. So the little cheat that I used on this page was to write directly on the picture. Now I know it’s not journaling but it’s better than nothing and it makes me smile every time I think of Syd calling the Jaguar a kitty.

Products used: Basic Grey Konnichiwa & Kissing Booth Collections, Kaisercraft Fine & Sunny Collection, Eyelets, Twine, MM Snaps, Distressing tool, and Distressing Ink.

Thursday, April 19, 2012

Real Simple Two Pager

It’s a super simple layout but I really like it because I’m actually in the pictures! I used a two page sketch from Scrapbook ECT. And it worked great for all the little pictures of the skaters. I bet it would work great for a zoo page or anything that you have a ton of pictures that aren’t great but you want to include.
A few Simple Tricks
·         Tip use a punch for your squares
·          Print wallet size pictures
Products: Bazzill, EK Mickey Mouse Paper, Joellees Titles

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

LGS Challenge # 7

Okay I’m addicted, here is another challenge. Stop by and check out the Let’s Get Sketchy Blog, they have great sketches every Monday!
Products: American Crafts –Dear Lizzy Neapolitan Collection Cardstock, Stickers & Chipboard Some Stickles and Bazzil

Monday, April 16, 2012

Fancy Pants, is so perfect for Sydney!

I finished off this page with a quick run through the sewing machine to give it a little bit more….
Now I’m happy with it J
Products Used: Fancy Pants –Be you Collection Cardstock and chipboard, Bazzill and Bling.

Friday, April 13, 2012

Custom Buttons

What you need: Scrap of cardstock, Glossy Accents, Sanding Block, Scissors, Piercing tool and a Clear Button.
Here is what to do its super simple!
1.       Glue button to paper
2.       Let dry a bit
3.       Cut button out of paper
4.       Sand around edges **you could ink it to if you like
5.       Poke button holes and you are done!

Oh so Pink! Created for Scrappy Chic

       I really had something completely different in mind when I first saw the papers Angela had picked out for me this month but this is what I ended up with.
     I used a few of my little tricks to make custom embellishments, using clear buttons and glossy accents.
      Products: Doodlebug- Sugar and Spice, K&Co. Bloomscape, K&Co. Blossom, Clear Buttons, Ribbon, Glossy Accents and Eyelets, Bazzill Dotted Swiss.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Challenge for My Creative Scrapbook!

I ran across this challenge and I just loved the sketch so this is what I came up with.

Products: Bazzill Dotted Swiss, Core’dinations Cardstock, Fancy Pants Childish Collection.

Wednesday, April 11, 2012

2 Page Sketch Challenge

So last month I found this wonderful little group on Each month they have a fun challenge using two page sketches, now I don’t know about you but I love 2 Pagers!! Here is what they had for us this month and here is what I came up withJ.

You should stop by next Month!
Products: Bazzill, Kaisercraft Fine and Sunny Collection Paper & Sticker Sheet, Some Rhinestones and Glossy Accents.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

Using up the attic Stash!

 I finished this layout on my last trip to the Gotta Scrap Inn in Manchester, Mi. If you have never been you really should make the trip! But back to my layout I used Reminisce’s Happy Easter Collection and a bit of Bazzill. I really liked the way I cut the bunnies ears out so they would not be lost behind the pictures. I hope you all like the layout, Happy Bunny Day Everyone!

Friday, April 6, 2012

One of my Favorites

This page is a bit of a hodge-podge but it is one of my favorites! My favorite thing about this page is the picture, Sydney is of course not looking at the camera but I just love the fact that she thinks if she kisses frog it will turn in to a prince. Yes, she truly believes she is a princess.
Products: Basic Grey, Bazzill and K& Company, Recollections Embellishments, Kaiser Rhinestones, Jolee’s Boutique Stickers and KI Memories paper lace. I also used a little distressing ink and glimmer mist.
Picture Taken By: Paris Productions in Southgate Michigan

Thursday, April 5, 2012

Wishing it was Summer

I just love Imaginisce products in fact I have been known to hoard the lines until I find the perfect picture. I finally decided to use the “Splash Dance” collection with these pictures of Sydney wearing her oh so cute sunglasses!
Products: Bazzill Cardstock, Jolee’s Boutique Title, Splash Dance Collection Cardstock, Epoxy Stickers, 3 Dimensional Stickers and a bit of ribbon.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Welcome to my Outlet!

A little about me:  My name is Lanette, and I live in south-eastern Michigan with my husband, two daughters and three cats. I have been scrapbooking for about five years and I have the stash to prove it. I have always enjoyed scrapping but my girls have turned my scrapping hobby into a true obsession.

My daughters have changed a lot of things in my life as all children do. After the birth of my second daughter we decided that it only made sense for me to stay home with the girls. So I have been a stay-at-home mommy for a little over a year now and on certain days I think my last job was easier. Previously, I was a Branch Manager working roughly sixty hours a week. My job was crazy and at times it made me crazy but it was a huge part of who I was. Now don’t get me wrong, I love being home with my girls, but at times I miss the working world (aka the grown-ups).

So there is the reason for my blog - I needed an outlet and a tie to the grown-up world. So when you stop by, expect anything from my latest layout, card or altered project, a recipe, and very possibly a random rant.