Welcome one and all to my little world! What will you find here, you ask? Well, you will definitely see a lot having to do with my favorite hobby - scrapbooking (both traditional & digital) and paper crafts. I also like to post tidbits about my life every once in a while to keep it "personal." The biggest stars in my world are my son, William, and my hubby (and biggest fan), David! I hope you enjoy it here, and please feel free to become a follower (Click "Follow this Blog" below to the right!). I'm constantly adding new ideas, great deals I may find on craft goodies and you may even run into a tutorial every now and then! Happy Blogging! :o) ~Vicky Jo

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Latest Round of Layouts

Well, once again, my scrap moments are few and far between lately. Here's a collection of the one's I've completed over the last couple of months. However, my goal lately has been to complete layouts that I started and never finished (I am famous for doing that). So here goes...

Christmas '08 (yes, 2008) :o(

PP: Basic Gray (Figgy Pudding); Stamps (around title) - Stampin' Up!; Glitter letters - Making Memories; Sticker accents - K&Co.

This next one is one of those that I had stashed away for a long time, and I finally got around to finishing it!

PP: Basic Gray (Lime Rickey); Letters - AC Thickers

Another one that was on the back-burner for awhile - July '08!:

PP: Basic Gray (Boxer); Stamps/Ink - Stampin' Up!; Cricut cart (title) - Gypsy Font; Letter Stickers - Cosmo Cricut.

And here is Halloween 2008:

PP - Recollections; Edge punches - Martha Stewart; Letters - AC Thickers.

This is probably the oldest one of all - I am so happy to have finished it, and I love how it turned out! I punched the hearts out and used them as a mask on the background and sprayed glimmer mist on top. Then I removed them and doodled lines around them. The photos were printed on vellum and punched out with my circle punches.

PP: Basic Gray (Sugar Rush); Glimmer Mist; Punches - Stampin' Up!; Letters - AV Thickers & Gypsy Font (Cricut Cart)

This is a straight-up lift from Kelly Goree. I love everything she does with Basic Gray!

PP: Basic Gray (Bittersweet); Martha Stewart edge punch; Storybook Cricut Cart.

And yet ANOTHER LO that has been in the works for a while... I went crazy with all the handstitching and would work on it here and there - I finally hunkered down and finished it!!! (BTW - I have another LO sitting around that I started to stitch, and I wonder how long it will take me to get that one finished):

PP: Basic Gray (Marrakech); Tim Holtz Metal Embellishments.

This is one that I basically gave up on Plan A and went to Plan B. I prefer Plan B much better:

PP: DCWV (Mod-Retro, I think)

Another 100% lift from Kelly Goree (LOVE this paper!):

All supplies used are from Basic Grey (Wisteria).

I was surprised this one turned out as good as it did. It wasn't going that well at first:

PP: We R Memory Keepers (MVP); Star Punches - Stampin' Up!

Thanks for Lookin'!!! :o)

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

William's 2nd Year Book

Here's the digital book I did of William's second year to give as Christmas presents last year (make sense?) lol. These are always so much fun to do!

Monday, March 1, 2010

Latest round of layouts

Yay! For scrapping time! These are some of the layouts I've been able to work on during the last month or so.

PP: Fancy Pants "About a Boy"; Letters: AC Thickers & Cosmo Cricket

PP: Bo Bunny; Journal Label: Fancy Pants; Letters: AC Thickers; Various Snowflake punches

Here's a close-up of the journaling!

PP: DCWV "Mi Casa"; Journaling block: MM; Letters: My Little Shoebox & "Zoobaloo" Cricut Cart; Ribbon: Fancy Pants

PP: My Minds Eye & DCWV "At Home"; Letters: My Little Showbox & Paper Studio Chipboard inked with Cateye Chalk; Diecuts from "New Arrival" Cricut Cart.

PP: SEI "Moravia"; Most Embellishments from MM "Vintage" collection & K&Co.

PP: Basic Grey "Origins"; Letters: AC Thickers & "Old West" Cricut Cart.

TFL! :o)
~ Vicky Jo

This year's V-Day mini album

This year's V-Day mini album for David. The base is from Maya Road, I covered it with BG "Bittersweet" PP. I used lots of Tim Holtz metal embellies, and my SU heart punch for the pics. The scalloped heart behind all the photos is a SU embosslitz die for the big shot.

TFL! :o)
~Vicky Jo

Tuesday, January 5, 2010

"Finally Fall"

I love how this one turned out! My favorite part is the hand-stitched swirl with the die cut leaves. PP is Fancy Pants "About a Boy" collection.

"Giving Thanks"

Ahhhh! Here we go... this one's a bit better. I can't believe I'm just barely getting around to scrappin LAST Thanksgiving though. As in 2008. Man... I have a lot of catching up to do!

I broke out an old BG line for this LO - "Infuse"! Remember that one? :o)