Catching Up!

So – right after I planned my “Day In The Life” with Ali, and I was doing fine with documenting my day, it went to hell and became a day I didn’t want to remember or really permanently document the goings on.  It’s life. I’ve let it go and I’m moving on.  I took a bit of a much needed scrappy break too. With my mojo revived I made a card on Friday, cropped all day Saturday and into the night after I got home. I had a bunch of things I wanted to work on, as well as some sketch challenges to get caught up on. There will be more to come today..

For ScrapMuch? August week 1 and 2..


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A complete stash busting layout. Using up some old Close To My Heart papers and cardstock I had to have when I was in a hostess club, featuring some flowers from the botanical gardens in DC. Ribbon is also CTMH. Fabric flowers on left are Heidi Swapp from my stash, epoxy flower centre says bloom (yay glare!) from Little Yellow Bicycle and there are 2 more epoxy bits on 2 of the photos from the pack too, bloom on right is very old Prima and the bling is in bulk from my stash, tag is by Tattered Angels and misted in Crushed Shells glimmer mist, lettering is by Pink Paislee.


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Paper is 100% Heidi Swapp from my stash. I am a Heidi Swapp fanatic.  I think she’s always been a very cutting edge industry leader in scrapbooking.  I LOVED and MISS Creative Escape like nobody’s business. I was fortunate enough to buy a large box of Heidi Swapp products from her stash a few years ago and there was so much stuff in it and I’ve barely put a dent in it. I actually wound up selling a lot at a LSS garage sale because I really didn’t need 10+ sheets of each paper. I digress.. Lettering is again from Pink Paislee and the ribbon and HK embellie I picked up at an amazing store in Arizona when I was there for Creative Escape called Rufflers Roost.  If you are ever in the Phoenix area this store is a must stop. Wall to wall ribbons and great service and prices!

Here are some layouts inspired by some Creative Scrappers sketches:

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Papers are Graphic 45 Birdsong, wood letters are Pink Paislee and CS is Stampin’ UP! Yes, I did fussy cut all those lanterns at the top 🙂

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Papers are Graphic 45, flowers and leaves and clear button centers and clock tag are Bazzill, CS is American Crafts, washi is Bella Blvd and from a bulk stash, Y sticker and word strip stickers are 7 Gypsies, Remember This and clock are Teresa Collins, key is Maya Road, love dictionary definition is Fancy Pants. The cut flourish was from Eileen who made a happy mistake while making up ScrapMuch? kits and it was my gain!

These are some layouts using stash items:
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Papers are from Echo Park and a little bit of Fancy Pants too, stickers are Echo Park, flowers are Prima, buttons are Stampin’ UP!, Journey embellie is from Margie Romney Aslett’s Girl’s Paperie, bling from stash.

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Cut title, soak up the sun sticker and ricrack are from ScrapMuch? crop goody bag! Other papers and stickers are from Echo Park, ink is Tim Holtz Distress, flair is American Crafts, flowers are Prima, button and CS is Stampin’ UP!, pearls are Ruby Rock-It.

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Here I took a Creative Escape sponsor gift kit (sponsor is no longer in business) and made it a bit my own. The papers were from WeR Memory Keepers, ribbon and bling are from my stash, flowers are Prima, another Margie Romney Aslett Girl’s Paperie tag, frame is from Fancy Pants, cs and button are from Stampin’ UP!, ink is Tim Holtz Distress.

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4 thoughts on “Catching Up!

  1. oh my goodness yo have been busy, so glad you got to scrap after you got home from the crop, that way i have much more of your gorgeous eye candy to admire! Thanks for sharing this with us at ScrapMuch?

  2. Wow Tiiu!! You have been super productive and your creations are very inspiring!! It’s so good to see you at our crops. We love having you! Thanks for sharing the final product!!

  3. Love them all! So fabulous and so many great details. Best of all, I enjoyed getting to sit with you at our crop while you created some of them! Thanks so much for sharing!

  4. Amazeballs! Loving the layering your are adding to your pages, the sakura layout is awesome & first class diva rocks!
    Let me know when you go out cropping next. I have nothing in my area and would like to join you 🙂

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