Archive for the ‘Scrapping’ Category

Sunset in Grand Cayman!

Published by Tracy on July 30, 2008

A month? Seriously?!?! WOW.

To be honest, I haven’t done any new crafting in that time. It’s disgraceful, I know. Part of my problem is my craft space is a PIG STY. I’m slowly working on gaining control in this room, but it’s clearly a huge undertaking.

I have an all-day crop I’m going to on Saturday with a bunch of my scrapping girls; Donna, Nicole, Darla, Amanda, Jill, Deb, Sandy, Sonia, and Mom! It’s going to be so much fun! We’re going to be spending the day at one of my favorite scrapbooking stores - Treasury of Memories! I had pictures printed last weekend for 2 mini-albums I’m going to be doing. I know what papers I’m going to use for one, and I just have to pack everything up and I’ll be good to go!!

This is a scrapbook page that I did at the June Retreat I went to. I had a ton of pictures from the sunset on the beach. I just kept clicking so it was in all stages. I didn’t really know of a good way to scrap this - and came up with this. This was a pre-printed CTMH base page, but I changed it up. The basic design is the same though.


Supplies: CTMH Chocolate Base Page, Bazzill Cardstock, CTMH Grosgrain white ribbon, CTMH Circle Window Charms

Paper Bag Book

Published by Tracy on May 17, 2008

I made this paper bag book using some of my all time favorite (albeit, retired) CTMH paper. I haven’t decided what I’m going to do with it yet, but I love how it all turned out! Enjoy!

Disney Page

Published by Tracy on April 30, 2008

Here’s another page I did a couple of years ago.

Mostly I’m posting this because this is my first attempt at playing in Photoshop Elements. I scanned this image, and then merged them in PE. It’s not anywhere near perfect, but for my first time, it’s not bad at all.

I actually do like the way this page turned out though. If you flip the picture that’s on hinges, there is another picture, plus some hidden journaling. And I cut a slit in the page to act as a pocket for my brochures to the Animal Kingdom. This page is created on a CTMH Base Page (cranberry). I did my entire Disney Album from the Base Pages - so quick and easy. I put an 18 page scrapbook together in 1 1/2 days - and I actually like how all the pages turned out as well. It was the first scrapbook I actually COMPLETED for myself.


Vintage Travel Scrapbooking

Published by Tracy on April 29, 2008

I’ve been away awhile. I’ve realized that I just keep making cards just cause. Well - I have cards coming out of my ears! Seriously. I need to be more thoughtful with the cards I make, and try to make them with a purpose in mind. I have all these random cards, that I just can’t use for anything.

Anyway, I’m going to try and concentrate on scrapbooking for a bit. I have a ton to do - I still have the last 12 days or so of my Europe trip from 2000 to go. As I was flipping through my done pages, I found this page - it’s one of my favorite pages from this book so far.

In Barcelona we went to a park where an artist had done a TON of mosaic. I replicated that on my page by created a mosaic with silver embossing powder and scraps of paper. I love how it turns out.

I used the CTMH Vintage travel Papers (LOVE this paper), Pewter eyelets, and chocolate grosgrain ribbon.


True Fit Folio Album

Published by Tracy on April 14, 2008

This album is made from a CTMH 12×12 True Fit Folio.

The papers are from More to Adore, and I used misc embellishments!


Canvas Scrapbooking!

Published by Tracy on April 6, 2008

So, here’s something that’s way out of my comfort zone on ALL levels:

1 - Canvas
2 - The major use of the color Orange
3 - Rub Ons

I’ve never done a piece of canvas before. I started by picking my picture. This particular picture was taken over 4 years ago - but it’s long been a favorite of mine - it’s me (in the middle), my best friend Melissa, and our friend LeRoy. It’s a great picture of all of us and shows what a great time we were having that particular weekend.

I painted the canvas with MM acrylic paint (orange) mixed with Pearl glaze. Then the green flourishes are actually one huge rub on.

I added the circles as mats for the photo. The word friends is made with my Cricut - cut from vinyl! I’ve had vinyl for my Cricut for a couple of months, but haven’t found a reason to use it - until now.

I’m really pleased with how this turned out and will definitely be working with canvas again soon.

At the Beach in Barcelona!

Published by Tracy on November 28, 2007

I also managed to get some layouts done at the Retreat I was at earlier this month (only 3, but I’m quite proud of those 3 layouts :P ).

Back in May 2000 I went to Europe with my parents and a friend. I’ve spent the last 4 Retreats I’ve been to scrapbooking this trip. I’m on Day 5 of a 17 day trip, and have a total of 21 pages down. Sheesh! I’m going to have a HUGE book!

This was Day 2 or 3. We were leaving on a cruise from Barcelona. The day before we walked all over Barcelona, and ended up at the Beach. We were so excited to get to the Beach, but were quickly disappointed. The beach was just filled with trash everywhere (litter), and it was a nude beach as well! Let’s just say there should definitely be rules about who should be allowed to go nude and who shouldn’t be (think little old women AND men!!!!).

Anyway, at the Retreat they had a Block Bucket (I think that’s what they called it - correct me if I’m wrong you guys)! It was a great idea really. Inside a bucket were dozens of different challenges if you couldn’t decide what you wanted to do on a page. I pulled one out for this page and the Challenge was to mat a photo on a photo. I’m not sure that this is exactly what they meant by that, but this is how I went about it!


Papers: CTMH - Metropolitan Level 1 Kit (retired), Vintage Travel Papers, Vintage Travel Stickease
Accessories: CTMH - Brads, Photo Hangers, Ribbon, Hemp

These are My People!

Published by Tracy on September 22, 2007

There’s a new Blog out there called Scrapping The Music. I was Blog-Hopping the other day and found it.

The idea behind it is you listen to the song they’ve chosen for the current challenge, and then scrap a layout based on the Song. I thought the idea was pretty cool actually.

The current Challenge is Rodney Atkins’ “These are my People” (it’s country for those that don’t listen to it). You can hear the song, and read the words by clicking on the link to the Blog.

I created a 2 page layout. All products are CTMH. Papers are Simple Pleasures Paper Kit, and I used the Rustic Alphabet stamp set. And since pewter is my favorite metal of choice, all embellies are pewter! I also used the new CTMH Scrapbook Idea Book “Imagine” for the layout ideas. I didn’t use the exact layout in the book, but kinda morphed the ones I liked together the best.

Page one is a pic of me and my parents, and my brother and sister in law. Page two are random shots of other family members!


Jack and Benny

Published by Tracy on July 16, 2007

Here are a couple of 6×6 Scrapbook pages I made of my dogs Jack (white) and Benny (red).

Papers: CTMH - Pawsitively Pals Paper Pack
Inks: CMTH - Desert Sand
Stamps: CTMH - Best Friend Doggie
Accessories: CTMH - Silver Spirals, Silver Photo Hangers, Olive Ribbon; Other - Black pen