I have had a few private E-mails asking me why it is taking me so long to upload my scrappy blog. There are two reasons. The first, I have started homeschooling and my time is limited. The second, I am having to use a different camera and it takes a lot of time to get the pictures from the first computer (my laptop can not download from the disk) to this computer then to the blog. So, one of two things is going to happen. I am either going to have to upload about once a month or not at all. I am sure it will go in spurts, but at the present time my time is really limited. Regardless, here are the uploads for the month of August!

I used the back side of one of the Christmas Prima Paintable pages that I would never ever use and created this page with watercolor crayons to kind of mimic the colors my son used in his painting. I then used this medium by a company called Golden and painted over that. I added some glitter on the edges, painted the stars, and Glimmer misted the packaging to chipboard stars I had saved. To do the title I just used this really cool spray called “Smooches”. I flipped over the transparency letters and sprayed them.

This LO I used Paper Trunk pp on. I have had this pp in my stash for about three years and finally broke it out. I really love it! I made the lollipop flower out of a pair of old jeans. I then cut apart the jeans and added a small strip along the bottom of the first word in the title. The title I stamped with Poster Alpha stamps from CTMH, cut them out, and added pop dots to every other letter.

All I can say is this LO is done! I have a hard time with Birthday Layouts — as you can see!

This LO was originally suppose to be three separate pages. However, my book is getting really full so I decided to make it into one. I made it at the end of summer and just did a summary of what we did all summer long. Homemade pizza, parks, and the movies.

This is mostly CTMH supply. I made the flower at the bottom by using a circle punch and then folding each circle and lining them up to make the flower.

I used the backside of some very ugly pp I got in a C2P kit. Gag! This stuff was hard enough to use the first time around. However, once I flipped it over and used the backside it was perfect for this! Once again I made the flower with those old jeans. We were in Texas and found the only NFL shop that was really a Dallas Cowboy shop. So, we just had to take the picture. The LO is a total joke 😛

I actually am not very happy with this LO, but it is done.

My Mom has amazing flowers around her home and this was my very favorite! I just used my circles cutter to cut the rings and flowers from my stash.

More flowers from my Mom’s garden.

This is so my style! I think this is one of the most beautiful LOs I have ever done. Most all of it is by Prima, however I did make the flowers using my Cricut and the heart setting on it.

Here is a close up of the flowers. First I cut out 18 hearts in three different sizes, inked the edges, put a hole in the bottom of each of them, layered them then crumpled them up, pulled apart the crumpled up hearts, and sprayed with smooches (I think I like “Smooches” better than GM because it is so vibrant!). I then added blingy centers by Prima and now I have beautiful flowers!

I made the swirl with a template and small bling pieces.

Finally, the last one! I used another product by Smooches. It comes in like a nail polish bottle and can be used on transparency. This is a Prima transparency that I flipped over, painted and then flipped back over. Why flip? Because if a little paint gets on the black line it does not show on the other side! I then adhered it to bling CS, made the swirl and added some flowers.

All of these were created from my stash. I must admit that I have an unusually large stash and said I could scrap out of it for the next ten years. However, it has been about a year since I have been using it and I must confess, I would love to get some new things. My PP is not nearly as abundant as it was. I am glad that I have been digging in my stash to create and I must say that my creativity has really been challenged. I think I have grown as an artist because of it! Thanks for looking!

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