3.29.2015

Cherish: A Wedding Scrapbook Page

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Hello, friends!  I've created another scrapbook page using my Prima Marketing Special Delivery box, The Bright Side.  This is also the opposing page to the Always & Forever layout.  


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Chalkboard inspired paper matches the chalkboard in the photo.  Groupings of pretty flowers and a cute
Instagram camera die cut finish off this pretty little page.  


I added the same flowers to this page but skimped on the pleated tulle.  I'm going to save the rest of that tulle for some bride photos!

3.27.2015

A Pretty Little Party: Pretty Little Liars Inspired Food

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Hello, all!  I hope you enjoyed the Pretty Little Liars inspired tAgs step-by-step photo tutorial! If you haven't seen it yet, make sure to check it out!  This blog post will be devoted to the food we served at our Season 5 finale watch pArty.  Hope you find some inspiration for your next PLL themed party or season 6 watch party.


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Pretty Little Liars Season 6 artwork, courtesy of the Pretty Little Liars Facebook page.

First I'd like to share the fun idea my mom came up with.  We had an empty large square vase with dirt in it (I'm sad to say my green thumb does not extend to indoor succulent gardening--I killed them all!) and she found a tool in the garage that closely resembled the Boo Boo's Ice Cream ice pick.  She embedded it in the dirt and added some red carnation blooms and some vines cut from one of my grandmother's plants.  We left it in the entryway to welcome my sister and her husband to the pArty in only a way A can!

3.26.2015

A Pretty Little Party: Pretty Little Liars Inspired Tag Tutorial

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I only have a few television shows that I obsess about and I must admit, Pretty Little Liars is one of them!  March 24th was the Season 5 finale with the #bigAreveal and I spent the entire week leading up to the episode in endless hours of neuron exploding thought trying to figure out who A is.  And even after the episode I'm still left wondering which actor on the show is Charles (#CharlesIsA)…PLL writers, you are frying my brain!


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Photo courtesy of the Pretty Little Liars Facebook page.
Even though it was only going to be myself, my mom, my sister and her husband watching the show, I still wanted to do something fun!  (I know, right!?  My sister's husband is so nice to sit with a bunch of girls and watch the show!)  

So I set to work making some really cute "tAgs" inspired by A messages to go with the food.  Warning:  A sometimes uses "unsavory language" so the pictures may contain a choice word or two!

3.22.2015

Always & Forever: A Wedding Scrapbook Page

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Hello, all!  I recently received my Prima Marketing March Special Delivery, The Bright Side, in the mail and couldn't wait to use it!  (Prima, you have got to stop doing this to me!  Two kits in a row that match my sister's wedding colors…I just can't resist!)


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For my sister's wedding reception, I decorated an ampersand with paint, flowers, crinkle ribbon and the like and we tied it to the happy couple's chairs.  So I matched the tulle with a little bit of gathered tulle trim around the photo mat.  I also used some vellum to create the large ampersand in the background then mirrored it with a Maya Road ampersand paperclip.

3.20.2015

Freshly Cut: A Wedding Bouquet Scrapbook Layout

Freshly Cut:  A Wedding Bouquet Scrapbook Layout by Alice Scraps Wonderland

Hello, my friends!  Spring is in the air...unfortunately it's a little too seasonably warm for Colorado.  April is usually our snowiest month and I'm waiting for the other shoe to drop and kill my flowers that are starting to wake up and grow a tad bit too early.  So in hopes that all that hard work I did 2 summers ago landscaping my mother's front yard and 2 summers worth of nurturing those flowers doesn't go to waste, I created a layout featuring my sister's wedding bouquet!

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Caitlin's wedding was a Hillside Gardens, a little eclectic community garden with a wonderful view of Pikes Peak and lots of statues and vintage typewriters and the like scattered around the gardens.  Our cousin, the wedding photographer, got a lovely shot of the bouquet on a vintage truck and a vintage toy wagon.  

3.16.2015

Roll On, Deep & Dark Blue Ocean, Roll: A Scrapbook Page

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Hello, all!  I've got another pretty layout for you, this time in shades of blue.  I mixed up Corvette, a bright blue, from Marion Smith Designs Color Lab a few weeks ago with ocean themed layouts in mind and this past weekend I mixed up Monterey, a pretty teal, just for this page.  

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3.15.2015

And Then She…: A Scrapbook Layout for CSI

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Thanks for stopping by my blog!  I've been scrapping up a storm again lately and I've already finished up another page for a challenge.  This time it's for Color Stories Inspiration case file #158.  I really enjoyed this challenge as it gave me a chance to use some of my patterned paper stash.  The pastels were perfect for the Pink Paislee Color Wash collection!


CSI case no. 158





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Soft pastels and a cool brown create the base of this layout.  Layers of gesso and embellishments accent the photo.

I used just a thin wash of gesso over the background then spritzed and dripped some color mists on top of that.  I added a bit of a background stamp then used my Silhouette and sketch pens to do some journaling.  Finally I layered on my embellishments including a sweet little vellum pouch from Studio Calico filled with sparkly sequins!

3.13.2015

Dreams are What You Make Them: An Ephemera Scrapbook Layout

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Hello, all!  I spent the whole afternoon working on a scrapbook layout and thought I would post it!  I made this layout for the CSI case file no. 157.


Color Stories Inspiration (CSI) case #157



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I'm never big on selfies as I like being behind the camera better than being in front of it but every once in a while I'll turn the camera on myself. It was one of the journaling challenges at CSI this month and it really puts me out of my comfort zone. Especially since this is a photo of me with my hair just thrown up in a messy pony tail on a lazy afternoon.

3.12.2015

Love this Family: A Scrapbook Layout

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Hello, my friends!  I hope this week has been kind to you.  I had my very first jury duty experience this week.  I've received notices before but this was the first time I actually had to appear at the courthouse.  It was really an easy day as several of the scheduled trials were resolved out of court or postponed for one reason or another.  Only a handful of jurors out of over 200 required to show up were selected and I'm glad I wasn't one!  It was a good way for me to dip my feet into the experience without having to go all the way.  I admit that sometimes I'm a bit timid about new things--though my mom might say I was pretty angry the night before about having to show up.


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It did put a kink not only in my weekly schedule, but my 94-year-old grandmother's.  Any change in her schedule really messes her up.  She gets so confused and sometimes belligerent.  And I was upset that it took me away from my scrapbooking just when my

3.07.2015

With this Ring: A Wedding Scrapbook Layout

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Hello and happy weekend, everyone!  Late Friday night I finished up one of my most favorite layouts to date.  My mom and I just couldn't stop staring at it and I can't wait for my sister to see it in person.


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The layout was created with gesso, Bazzill cardstock and tons of Prima Marketing flowers and embellishments.  A few strands of pearls and gems were added for a bit of sparkle and shine.

3.05.2015

Hello Magnus: A Scrapbook Layout

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Hello, everyone!  Thanks for visiting my blog.  I've scrapped another lovely layout using the Scrap Around the World March 2015 mood board challenge.


Scrap Around the World mood board challenge March 2015


This time my layout features an absolutely adorable photo of my puppy, Magnus.  In this photo he is 2 months old.  I had just picked him up the day before and he was happily getting to know his world, though he didn't stray far from my side.


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My how things have changed!  He is now 8 months old and he loves to run around outside so much I have to leash him out at my grandmother's in the country.  He is still very attached and I have a hard time getting out the door without him trying to follow me.  When I leave for music rehearsals in the evening and leave him with my mother, he cries for a few minutes after I leave.  If I ever get a full time, regular job again, it will have to be one where I can bring him to work or bring him into work!

3.02.2015

A Li'l Bit Feisty: A Scrapbook Layout

A Li'l Bit Feisty:  A Scrapbooking Layout by Alice Scraps Wonderland

I've been working my way through my sister's California Trip album and wedding album with the help of online scrapbooking challenges.  This week I'm sharing with you a layout I created using the Color Stories Inspiration (CSI) challenge  Case File No. 156 and a photo of some super feisty seals at Pier 39. 


Color Stories Inspiration Case File No. 156


Instead of going for my usual shabby chic style, I used a more contemporary style.  One of the clues was triangles and I love every chance I can get to use my Glitz Design doodle rollers.  The Raven giant doodle roller in triangles was perfect for this project.  So the first thing I did to my white cardstock was ink it up with some black triangles.  


A Li'l Bit Feisty:  A scrapbook layout by Alice Scraps Wonderland | Contemporary and geometric stylings add fun and panache to this travel-themed layout.
Contemporary and geometric stylings add fun and panache to this travel-themed layout.
 




Then I added a few splatters of color mist and started layering on the papers.  Grey thread