Monday, October 4, 2010

Two Scrapbook Layouts and Two Cards

Fall has officially arrived here in New Jersey. Believe it or not, I had to turn the heat on yesterday. All of the rain we've received has really cooled things down. The temperature in my house was hovering around 62 degrees, which is way too cold for my blood. I like it around 68...maybe 70...not too hot and definitely not too cold. I love Fall because of the beautiful color palette, but I'm still not completely ready to let go of the warm weather, so I'm hopeful for a few more 70 degree days.

One thing I do enjoy about the colder weather is getting to stay inside to do what I love most...scrapbook!!! All of the beautiful colors of Fall inspired the colors on this layout that I created for Helmar Adhesives, using Premium Craft Glue.

Premium Craft Glue is one of my "go to" Helmar Products, especially when I'm creating a project like the one below, where I've used thin strips of paper, borders, and ribbon. I use Premium Craft Glue on everything and I don't have to worry about it oozing out, causing a sticky, glue-y mess. It adheres ribbon perfectly...I couldn't ask for a more versatile adhesive!! I used Quick-Fix Permanent Adhesive Runner, another of my faves, to adhere my photos.

All of the products used here (except gems and bull clip) are from Preferred Partner, Jillibean Soup. I love how easily these products go together and how well they accentuate the photos of my little "Professor", a nickname give to him by my mother-in-law.

I took these photos of Donovan in his Kindergarten classroom on the day of his graduation.

This layout was created using a PageMap sketch.

This All About Me layout was created for gonescrapbooking/ I love using lots of patterned paper on my layouts, but I wanted to keep this one simple since there was a lot of journaling. The circle design helped me to achieve both. I was able to include 16 different patterns (18 if you count the die-cuts) without overwhelming the page. To read the journaling click here. I mixed quite a few October Afternoon lines with some from The Girl's Paperie and I love the turn out.

The photo is a self-portrait taken 2 months ago on my 36th birthday.

A few other things that I love about cooler weather: eating creamy tomato soup from Panera Bread (which I had for lunch today), drinking yummy flavored teas and hot chocolate, pulling out my favorite sweaters, and scrapping winter events which usually means including my favorite color, blue!

I made this card for gonescrapbooking/ using Petaloo's new reindeer dazzlers and glittered paper. I created the "snowy" background by embossing the my epic six!!

And finally...a card I created just because!! I'm getting a head start on my Christmas cards this year..YAY!! These sweet little papers are from Creative Imaginations new Polar Express collection. I recently created a layout of Xander during his first Christmas season and I can't wait to share it with you!

I hope wherever you are in the world that you are staying warm and dry and taking the time to scrap those memories!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog! Until next post...happy scrapping!


curlyqmosaics said...

What cute layouts and cards! I am particularly loving the one with the circles. How clever, I just love it!

Diana said...

GREAT creations! I really like the self potrait, the layout is DARLING. The pictures on the professor layout are GREAT!

Frances said...

Love all of creations, but that pic of your little boy is just the cutest!!

ellen s. said...

these are awesome. i cannot believe how big Donovan is! WOW! hope all is well with you, miss seeing your around.

Gina Lideros said...

awesome projects Tanisha. I really love the smile layout and all the cute lil circles :)

Stephanie said...

Love that layout with all the circles! Great inspiration there!

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