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19 October 2011

SiSiS: Stuff I Scrapped in September, part one.

Hey folks -- I'm back!

So far in October, I've done very little scrapping -- and I have a bunch of it to do before month's end, so I guess I'd better get on that. However, September was pretty productive for me, so I thought I'd share a few batches of those layouts with you.

You can see some of my scrap-related projects from September in this post, and in this one. Here are some layouts you haven't seen yet:

First up, a bright and cheery layout about the little sort-of surprise party we had for my aunt's 59-and-a-half-th birthday (like that? Thought so.) I used some Basic Grey goodies here -- the fun Indie Bloom line, specifically. I fussy-cut (yes! me!) a big ol' flower and some leaves to frame my cluster of little photos, and used another subtler pattern to anchor the cluster and my title. Six photos is a lot for an 8.5x11 scrapper, but I was up for the challenge. Also, we did not make her wear that silly hat and vest all day -- just long enough to get some photos! Next:

These photos are from the exact same party, just later in the day. My uncles decided to fire off this tiny antique cannon that had been used primarily as a yard ornament -- and it worked. And it was LOUD! Who knew? It's a little hard to see in the photo, but the whole thing is not even two feet long! The title is true -- my uncles are seriously easygoing guys and mild-mannered in the extreme. I guess gunpowder just riles them up, eh? Ah, men. Anyway, I used Crate Paper's Farmhouse line here -- the ruler print is two sheets from the 6x6 pad lined up together, while the quilty squares are un-fussily-cut from a 12x12 sheet. The letters started white, but I inked 'em. Fabric-covered letters are handy for that! Oh, and those asterisks are from Studio Calico -- they started as plain wood veneer, but I hit them with some Distress Stain (thanks for the tip, Liz).

Pretty much everything here is available at Scrappy Chic, so shop (locally) away!

I'll be back soon with either a couple of pages featuring the hubster, or a few featuring little me. Which would you like to see next?

Have a blustery grey wet lovely day!


scrapfool33 said...

Hi Angela - Love your use of the ruler print - that looks great!! Today I got to see your work in person when I finally got a few hours off work to head straight to my favorite store. you are so inspiring & i think I'd like to see more of your mini me pix. Bye, Cathy C.

Lindsey said...

Love these layouts, Ang! And six photos look great on the first one. Wait, maybe you should make some layouts of both you AND your husb! :D

Jocelyn Olson said...

WOW, Angela! The papers are fabulous and the colors are so cheerful! I can't believe you could get 6 pics on the LO--you go! The design on the second is really interesting with the strips of paper on an angle--super cool! I love the fabric letters, too.

Liz Michaud said...

I remember these layouts :) I was thinking we should plan another scrap day! I can't believe how much you got done in one crop!

Meg said...

I'm pretty sure I would become a little second amendment-happy if I got around a mini cannon and some gun powder, too! Love how you extended the ruler-so clever.

And I'm so proud of you for breaking out the fussy cutting! That bright paper is so festive, and I am very impressed about your ability to get six pictures on a page!

Whew, what a whirlwind of scrapping!

Emily Leiphart said...

Holy smokes, am I really this behind or have you been blogging more than usual? These are gorgeous! I love the colours on both and especially those strips of squares on the second.