Sunday, May 26, 2013

Show and Tell Saturday (kinda) - My favorite Cut Files

Okay, so I know that it is Sunday - sorry graduation parties are keeping me busy - but I wanted to share a few of my favorite Silohuette Files.  I received a Silohuette for Christmas and have been hoarding files ever since.  I'm kind of a hoarder - Ahem . . . here they are!

1.  I love this cut file from Ashley at the Paper Bakery.  This file would be awesome between picts of my two kids!!! 
2.  I love these gears for boy themed layouts from KLDezign:
3.  Perfect for Project Life or any layout - Also from KLDezign:
4.  I love this star and circle border from Chic Tags:
5.  Also from Chic Tags:

6.  And even though you have to pay for these from Two Peas:
Just thought that I'd share!  ;)  Enjoy!

Saturday, May 11, 2013

Summer Scrappy Goals - Show and Tell Saturday

One of the things that I love about teaching is the summer.  No, I don't get the summer off with classes, planning, redoing curriculum, learning new techniques, etc, but I do get some time to work on projects that I can't get done in the regular school year.  Most of the time my evenings are spent cooking, cleaning, grading papers, making seating arrangements, or falling asleep on the couch!  So I thought that I would share a few scrappy/altered ideas that I want to do this summer!

1.  I love anything that displays photos so when I saw this wreath from Try It Do It, I knew I must try it.  I have tons of old photos that have been passed along to me and my plan is to make copies and display.  My family would love to see my Great Grandmother, her great grandparents, etc!

2.  I want to make this perpetual journal from Meredith Winston for next year - and maybe even do one to finish this year.  I then can record awesome memories all year long - and as my kids have my sense of humor, it is always interesting to hear the stuff that comes out of their mouth!
3.  I must decorate my hallway going up the stairs like they did here.  I painted last year and hope to decorate this year.  I love the extra embellishments here and would love to add some vinyl quotes as well!

4.  And who could resist this display by  These would be so cute on the mantel up the stairs!
5.  And finally, I am absolutely in LOVE <3 a="" album="" camera="" from="" href="" mini="" shaped="" target="_blank" this="" with="">Bo Bunny

So those are my summer goals for this year.  I would add more but this is also my home improvement time and I have tons to do!  Hope you can take some inspiration from this post and use it in your home!  I will post my progress as the summer begins - OFFICIALLY JUNE 10th at 2:30 pm but who's counting????  :)

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Re-using Sketches????

There are so many amazing sketches out there to inspire and challenge us on a daily basis but I began thinking . . . (yep dangerous) . . . and sometimes I come across a sketch that I want to use more than once.  My worry is that my pages may start to look the same so I try to mix it up a bit and use older picts on one and newer on the re-used sketch layout so they won't be so close together in my albums.

That definitely works but this time around I wanted to use the same sketch in the same album (livin' on the edge!)  So I thought that I might try to angle the sketch so it won't be so obvious!

I re-used this sketch from Sketches with a Twist - and changed up the angle and embellishments.

 Here is the first layout:

and the second angled layout!

So that's it!  Re-using favorite sketches with a slight twist!  Try it out!