Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Valentines from the Archives

In case I haven't mentioned it before, I love my alma mater, Smith College. One of my favorite places on campus was the College Archives...I remember doing a paper in my first-year English class where we had to use sources from the archives. How much fun to get to dig through alumnae's letters and scrapbooks to get a glimpse of what their lives were like. I think that motivated me to keep scrapbooks of my college days...the thought that they might someday end up in the archives, with some future student looking at them!
A lot has changed in the 20 years since I graduated...they now have a blog where they post some fascinating items from the archives. Today, they have a great post about Valentines & Candy, with some cool samples from scrapbooks from as far back as 1878! Check it out:

Friday, February 10, 2012

10 on the 10th

Another month gone by already? That means it's time for Shimelle's 10 on the 10th again!

This month, I bring you another 10 crafty projects. Mostly layouts, with a card and a tag thrown in! Most of these were completed at a recent crop at my local scrapbook store, The Papercraft Clubhouse. Love that place, so had to give them a shout out!

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From my summer road trip with my niece and mom. Jillibean Soup paper,  Sketch Support sketch   

Another road trip layout! Basic Grey paper, Sketch Support sketch.

This was the page kit we received at the crop. Perfect for a picture of my sweet girl, Melody!

A Christmas layout, completed shortly after Christmas! Woo hoo! Crate Paper papers,  Sketch Support sketch  .

Summer scrapbook retreat! Basic Grey papers,  Sketch Support sketch  .

My niece, loving my dogs! Basic Grey papers.

Sarah "meets" Stephen Colbert! Authentique papers.

Fancy Pants papers. Scraplift of this layout by Sue Althouse of Life and Memories.

Simple Birthday Card...will be going in the mail today!

This was the make and take from the crop. Lots of Tim Holtz goodness here!

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

January Counterfeit Kit Layouts

Well, despite a busy January (painting and rearranging our guestroom/office, resuming classes, etc.), I did manage to create four layouts with my January counterfeit kit. I thought the papers worked well for family layouts, and layouts of visits to historical sites. (Click on any of the pictures to see them in a larger version).

Basic Grey Piccadilly papers and embellishments

Paper: Echo Park; Sketch: Sketch Support

Paper: Echo Park, My Mind's Eye

Paper & stickers: Echo Park; Buttons: Making memories; Tissue Tape: Tim Holtz
Can't wait to see what the counterfeit kit is for February! Thanks for stopping by!