August 16, 2011

Grandpa Knows Best

I finished my first scrapbook layout in a long time, yay! This two-page layout uses five 4x6 photos of when my grandparents and parents bought me my first Chicago Cubs jersey. As you can see I was very happy. I used all October Afternoon paper from Modern Homemaker, Rocket Age, The Thrift Shop, and 5 & Dime collections. I started with kraft cardstock that I misted with some of October Afternoon Sprinklers (Red Wagon, Robot Blue, and Set Sail) and a Tattered Angel Glimmer Mist (Patina). I really liked the effect and think it would have looked even better if I had some white cardstock.


The title is Cubbies (American Crafts Thickers Dear Lizzy in Merry) and Grandpa Knows Best (October Afternoon Sticky Keys in Black & Cream). Growing up I spent a lot of time at my grandparents house. One of my favorite memories is watching baseball with my grandpa. Our favorite team to watch was the Chicago Cubs, especially when Harry Caray was the announcer. To this day I still route for the Cubs.

For the journaling area I just used notebook paper that I had sprayed with what I used on the cardstock. I kept the frayed edges and LOVE how it looks!

I also used some stickers to just further show how happy I was, even though the pictures really say it all. The stickers I used were either from October Afternoon Word Stickers in Thrift Shop or Modern Homemaker.

If you're interested, I also made a video on the layout and mentioned an upcoming giveaway. More details will be coming soon on that, so be sure to stop back. And as always, stay crafty!

Christine is Back, ALRIGHT!

Yes, you read right! I am back and hope to get things back to normal. Although I can't make any promises once classes actually start. Anyhoo, I made a little video of my apartment, well my room at the apartment, and if you need a good laugh be sure to stick around till the end. Thanks for stopping by and as always stay crafty!

August 6, 2011

"I'm not funny. What I am is brave."

One of my heroes has always been Lucille Ball and today would have been her 100th birthday. So won't you join me in celebrating this gorgeous, funny and gutsy lady's life and work? Happy Birthday Lucy! You are an inspiration to all.