Wednesday, January 7, 2009

You Go Get 'em, Girl!

It has been raining non-stop here this week... we've gotten 4 inches of rain here already in 2009!!

With all that dreariness, the Love Story kit definitely helped chase away some of those "I've been trapped inside with the kids for way too many days" blues. ;) I just love all these bright, happy colors!

*ETA- I got the inspiration for this design from the Inspired Blueprints Sketch #5!

I have this funny story about Em that I had to get down on paper before I forgot. You can click on this pic to read the journaling if you're inclined. :)

A cupcake's not a cupcake without sprinkles, right? And what better way to add them than with stickles? (Fruit Punch Stickles not included in kit, but you can get some here- they match perfectly!)
I've also been on a big organizing kick (as I'm sure all of you are too!), and one of the things I wanted to make sure I had was a new sketch book I could throw in my purse to jot down ideas and sketches for scrappy stuff.

I cut out the covers with an AccuCut machine, and then used the insides from an old MemoryDock planner that I had. (The MemoryDock always looked a little intimidating- I was always afraid I would "mess up" the pages inside with my scribbles. It's so refreshing to put them in a book that looks like I can get messy inside!) I punched holes with my Crop-a-Dile and bound them up with some Bind-it-all rings. If you don't have access to those rings, you can always take them out of an old notebook or journal and use them! (I've done this before too!)

I make a lot of journals this way, and it's really easy and quick!


Deanna said...

Wow V! You ROCKED that LO and then that sketch book is to DIE for! Love them both! :D

Jana Eubank said...

I love all the different edges on the layers in your layout! And the sprinkles on the cupcake, Heck Ya!!! Ya GOTTA have sprinkles! :D I'm thinking I need a new sketch book now after seeing your new beauty! Great job, V!

Greta Adams said...

dang it girl...that sketch book rocks

and i agree about the sprinkles...
i am playing catch up!!