Don’t say the “S” word

I can’t believe all the snow that’s been falling the last few weeks.  It’s been relentless.  You’d think with all this snow it’s kept me inside doing crafts, sadly no.  However I have had a chance to sneak down and duplicate a card Dawn Griffith did with Shelly Gardner on her YouTube channel using the Butterfly Basic stamp set. Here’s their card:

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Heres mine!

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Now im not saying mine is better, but I do love the look of the white embossed on top of the shadowed layers.  Something I’m going to explore.

I hope it inspires you to try embossing, my favorite technique!

I’m off to a Girl Scout Senior conference with MD and scouts for the weekend down at Salve Regina University!  Should be exciting.  Some time out to work on our Harry Potter themed Girl Scout Camporee this summer.  Never a dull moment!

Have a Magical Day!

tinalala

Tim Holtz February Tag

imageHappy Tim Holtz Tag Day!

Tims tag this month was about inspiration and they things you love.

 

MB and I got together last week and using the new Thift Store Epherma packet we pulled together some things and came up with these two tags.

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MBs tag is to the right and mine is to the left.  I love how the both came out.  Her use of the wood pieces is so great.

I hope Tim likes the, too!

 

Have a Magical Day!

tina

 

Skyscraper Solo

This year is an extra special year for us; well for MD actually because this year after 13 years,  she will perform her first dance solo!  So proud of her, she’s really worked hard and earned this performance.

So our dance studio had a fundraiser where MD and J performed two separate but amazing dances.  With the power of Project Life I scrapped it already!

 

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Such a a cute picture of the girls, oh and J’s friend!  Actually the hairpiece in the middle right picture, MD and I whipped that together the night before her recital!  Oh and J’s friend?  Yup her boyfriend!

I can’t wait to print this out so I can add the program, tickets, ribbon from the headpiece and add it to our book!

Hope it inspires you!  Have a Magical day!

Tinalala

 

It’s a Blizzard out there!

No seriously it really is a blizzard, Blizzard Juno actually.  When did we start naming blizzards?  IDK.  Well the Lalas were homebound this week watching the snow totals reach almost 3 feet!

Recently I’ve learned about Project Life, specifically their digital app that has made my life super simple for scrapbooking our life!  I take pictures on my iPad, download them to the app, pull in cards, create my journaling and I’m done!  So easy!

So easy in fact that I’ve already whipped up a page for the storm!  You can see in the middle page a frame by frame of how quickly the snow came down.  Each picture was taken 2 hours apart!  You can see how much snow by the front of my car!

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Don’t get me wrong, I still need to get my hands on creating.  I plan on obtaining Project Life cards and Design layouts so I can add my special touches to each card.  If you enjoy scrapbooking, take a look at this Project Life app and let me know!

UPDATE – ok I went to Michaels and purchased a Project Life Photo Pocket Pages; Design A and redid my Blizzard page.  Click on it so you can see it closer. What do you think?  Let me know in the comments!

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Have a Magical Day!

tinalala

Scrapbook 101?

Ok so I’ve never taken a ‘class’ for any of the crafts I’ve done and kind of learn from a lot of you actually.  That’s right I scower the Internet and watch tons of YouTube videos to learn the techniques.  Sadly time has a way of showing it’s cruel head an limits when I can practice those techniques, as I’m sure all of you understand, but when I do get a chance I try to do my best to share something awesome to inspire you.

As most of you know I love all things Disney.  One of my favorite characters are those found in Alice in Wonderland because everything is crazy, nothing makes scene but at the same time it’s a story of a little girl growing up.  Well MD was lucky enough to be a part of the High School Drama Club when they put on a production of Alice in Wonderland.  How excited we were when she came home and said “I’m the Three of Clubs!”  THRILLED!  So with my New Years Resolution in mind I quickly ‘scraped’ the page!

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It’s a bit much, but I love all the details.  I found many of the ephemera – which is a fancy word for printed images that represent themes – on the internet and just printed them on cardstock and cut them out.

Tip#1 – Plan your page – I definitely learned that you need to plan out your page so you have some idea of what you’re doing.  If you want a lot of themed details you need to do some research to obtain unique images that will add more character.  You don’t need ALL of this True!  However I’m all about the details and uniqueness.  I’ll have to work on a simple page to challenge myself.

Well I hope you like it.

As always thank you for stopping by.  Have a Magical Day!

Tinalala

Tim Holtz’s Tag #2

So I always say “Sharing is Caring”!

My friend MB has joined me this year in taking the Tim Holtz Tag challenge.  She started to work with me last year on a few and really enjoyed it.  We both really enjoy working with Stampin Up products and are in the same monthly club so I knew Tim’s tag would appeal to her.  So here’s Tim’s tag as a reminder:

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And here is MB’s tag:

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I think it came out awesome!  I love how she aged the tag itself and patina the number.  She used Stampin Up’s En Français background stamp – which I LOVE!  Plus she used Tim Holtz Weathered Clock die, colored it black and then aged it with a Rub ‘n Buff Wax Metallic finish in antique gold.

The words she picked to inspire her this year came from the Tim Holtz Ideology Chitchat collection and she picked amazing words to inspire her for the 2015 New Year!

Such a great tag!  Hope you enjoyed it.

Have a Magical Day!

Tinalala

 

 

 

Tim Holtz Tag – January 2015

I still can’t believe its January.  I’m so excited to see Tim Holtz is doing the monthly inspirational tags again this year.  This month Tim has given us another inspirational tag.

 

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So here is the tag I came up with.image

 

I was really inspired by the words and the stamping I did underneath.  2015 will bring a lot of amazing things; MD will turn 16, my Girl Scout troop will go to Disney and run their first golf tournament, I will be running a Camporee for my Girl Scout service unit – Harry Potter themed, I have a new boss and new position with of course means more responsibilities and it’s my 20th wedding anniversary!  WOW that’s a big list.

This year I’ve put a major resolution on myself too – work on my daughters’ and GS troop’s scrapbooks.  So far that has meant learning about journaling and Project Life.  I’m excited for the year and can’t wait to show you more!

As always thank you so much for taking the time to share some crafting moments with me.

Have a Magical day!

tinalala

 

 

 

 

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