May 4, 2010

Quick Hello, BUT LOTS to share

The weather has been amazing. Over the weekend we were out, playing in the new Slip and Slide that Little Man earned for potty training. Then last night Scott was putting together the twin bed, the other potty training reward. So life has been busy. Now we are starting to heat up so I have some time to catch up and show off what I have been working on the last few weeks.

First up is the ScrapTiffany challenge for the week to re-do an old layout. I have never done this before, but it was really fun. Generally I like to allow the old layouts to speak for themselves. I like to see the progression in my skills. It is fun to see the old product. But it is also fun to play with older pictures and see what kind of layout you would come up with today. So, I am going to share the old layout I did. But you CAN NOT laugh. This was literally the EIGHTH layout I ever did--I counted!

Hee hee, remember when ribbon buckles were the BIG thing? And how about that technique....paint and glitter on the large chipboard letters? That was my big technique lol! Some things though have not changed and that is fun to see too. I still like to journal. I still like simple pages. I dont remember the last time I willingly did a two pages though lol! So here is the re-done page:

Is it just me or is product just SO much cooler now?

Take a look at all the other designers re-do's. I have to say everyone's "old" layouts are fab too. It is only when you look at your own that you cringe, I think. If you want to take the challenge, be sure to email it to Tiffany by Friday.

May 1st was a big day for kit releases and that is what has been keeping me busy the last few weeks.

Serendipity Scrapbooks released two amazing kits this month. I got to work with the gorgeous Altered kit which contained a K&Co Mini album, Pink Paislee papers and goodies and patterned papers exclusive to Serendipity Scrapbooks because they are created by owner Kristen Simmonds. And let me just tell you she is quite a designer. The papers are BEAUTIFUL. Here is  the mini book I made:

It is an advice album for my girlie. I kept the design pretty simple. The Serendipity papers are so intricate and lush I kind of let them stand on their own. I did about 4 more pages and I still had so much kit left to make about 4 layouts and a card! Go on over to Serendipity Scrapbooks to check out the Altered Kit and the I Deserve it All kit.

Also on May 1st 3 Scrappy Boys released three kits. I had the pleasure of working with the main kit and it is FABULOUS. It features Lily Bee paper and chipboard embellies and American Crafts ribbon and Thickers. Lots of fun goodies and extras. I created down to the scraps so I have lots more to share, but for now here is a layout and a card I did. Go on over to 3 Scrappy Boys to check out the kit.

I'll be back in a day or two with lots more to share. Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Awesome projects Rebecca!! I love your 8th layout ever, looks alot like some of my first layouts!! Your mini album is very cool, I love the subject and the colors. And you rocked the 3 Scrappy Boys kit! Can't wait to see more!!

    And yeah for nicer weather. It's finally getting nice here and I love being able to stay outside longer at night!

  2. Gosh Rebecca you have been very busy, so love those baby ones so soft and sweet, and that mini album...fabbo

  3. Your redo is lots of fun. Your 'eighth page ever' was very sweet. I'd been scrapping a while by the time you did that -- chipboard and things were not in when I started!

    I love the 3 Scrappy boys project with the sun! So sweet!

  4. Awesome things here! I so loved that advice mini and the Lily Bee page is way cute, fun and brite!

    Great job with the re-do page. Things to scrap with have definitely gotten much cooler, but I still like both of your versions for this layout!

  5. I still like the buckle on the ribbon thing, but really love your redo page!! Ca-yute mini BTW!! And not to mention that last page is amazing!! (Yay! on the big boy bed too!!)

  6. That mini album is fabulous Rebecca!!! I love it! Love the LO with your little dude too. The picture is so precious!!