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Thursday, October 8, 2009

Callie's 21st Fiesta!

Wow! My first 3 page layout. I guess I got a little picture crazy at Callie's 21st birthday party. For Callie's 21st birthday a group of us went to Casa Blanca to celebrate! It was a fun night and let's just say Callie enjoyed turning 21!
For this layout I used the striped birthday paper as the background purchased at Hobby Lobby. I used matching polka dotted paper as the border to my pictures. The stickers were purchased at Hobby Lobby as well. They were vellum stickers, so I had to put them onto varying colored cardstock to make them stand out. The title was cut out of purple cardstock using my Cricut.

Starbucks is Love!

Oh the joy of a nice cup of joe! :) If anyone knows me, they know that I love love love Starbucks. It's my absolute favorite indulgence. My best friend Ashley and I always get Starbucks before any of our shopping trips, craft shows, or outings! It's a must with us. Her favorite is Peppermint Mocha and mine is Pumpkin Spice or Cinnamon Dolce!
This layout was a little tricky and time consuming. I looked FOREVER for stickers for this page and finally found some. I purchased the swirly paper I used for the background at Hobby Lobby. I used turqoise paper and a spirally paper that matched my background paper for the border around my pictures and stickers. The two coffee cups were cut out using my Cricket. They are on the Christmas cartridge. I double layered the mini coffee cup on the front page. I put turqoise on the back and sprially paper on the front. I also cut out the title using my Cricut. Even though this layout took a while to put together, I wound up loving it!

Cookies, Cookies, Cookies!

Cookies cookies everywhere! Love this layout. Ashley and I had a scrapbooking/slumber party last summer. And you can't have a slumber party without cookies! I mean, hello! :) About 9 o'clock that night we decided it was time for a late night snack! We had so much fun making our Ghiradelli Chocolate Chip cookies. And they were declicious of course.
This layout was fairly simple as well. I bought the polka dotted background paper from Hobby Lobby. I used red and blue checkered paper for the borders behind my pictures. I alternated the two colors. The embellishments are from Hobby Lobby. They are the cut out cardstock embellishments. I do not know the brand. Simple, yet YUMMY looking!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Happy Big 21!

Happy 21st Birthday to ME! Finally a layout that isn't 3-4 years old! :) I just recently created this layout and love it. I did several things for my birthday this year. One night my friends Lindsey, John, Randi, Nathan and Joel went out to Buffalo Wild Wings to celebrate my birthday! Afterwards, we went back to John and Lindsey's house for a little Guitar Hero Action! :) We rocked out. Lindsey made me a cake for my big day! She made my favorite, funfetti cake with funfetti icing and neopolitan ice cream! John added some M & M's for decoration! They put 21 candles on it and sang "Happy Birthday!" It was such a fun night! My teacher friends are great!
I love this layout and it was very very easy to put together. I purchased the candle paper at Hobby Lobby to use as the background. I used the candle paper to match my cake pictures! For the borders around my pictures I used purple cardstock. On the corners I used one of my corner adorner punches and slid the pictures into the corner slits. I used the purple cardstock as the background to my white paper that I journaled on as well. Around the pictures and journaling I glued big rhinestones purchased in the craft section at Wal-mart. I thought they went well with the title embellishment. The BIRTHDAY title was bought at Hobby Lobby. It is made my Me & My Big Ideas. Its my favorite part of the page! :)

HS Graduation!

None of us ever thought this day would come! Let me tell you, it came and went by WAY too fast. Graduation was such a big step and accomplishment in life. It really was the end of the beginning. If that makes sense. We closed one chapter in our life just to move onto the next. Now it's hard to believe that I graduate college in May. WOW. Our graduation was at the Civic Center in the Arena. I was in the top 10% of my class and graduated 7th I believe. I had a National Honor Society chord and we recieved our top ten percent chords at the ceremony. It was such a memorable afternoon.
This layout was fairly simple, but I grew to love it. I tried to stick to using my HS colors. The graduation hat background paper was purchased at Hobby Lobby. I then used golden and white cardstock as border around the pictures. The title and words were cut out using my Cricut. Not much to this page, but the pictures say it all!

Basketball Championship!

Senior Basketball! We ruled in sports Senior year. Our football team made it to the finals in playoffs and came out 2nd in the state. Our basketball also made it to the finals in playoffs and came out 2nd in the state! What a great year in sports for BHS! Luke and I drove down to Birmingham for the final round of playoffs. We ate lunch with his grandparents to celebrate his birthday before the game. The game was so much fun! It seemed like over half the school drove down to support the boys! We ended up loosing to Ramsey which is a school in Birmingham, but still it was great to be 2nd in the whole state in our division!
This layout was a little time consuming to be honest and wound up not looking like I wanted it too. Oh well that's life! I used basketball paper for the background that I purchased at Hobby Lobby. I used navy paper to border my pictures. (again, sorry about the camera flash in the picture!) The side borders were purchased at Dollar Tree I do believe. I think they are Miss Elizabeth brand. The basketball outfit stickers on the first page of the layout came from Dollar General. The scoreboard stickers at the top of the 2nd page are Stickopotamus brand and were purchased at Hobby Lobby. I cut the title and words out using my Cricut!

Opryland Hotel Christmas

Well, this was ages ago as well. I can't believe I'm just now getting to finish these pages up. This was a day trip that I took with my HS boyfriend, Luke and his family. We took a day trip to see the Gaylord Opryland Hotel all decorated for Christmas then shop at Opry Mills. It was a fun day. I always LOVE seeing the hotel all decorated for Christmas! It is my favorite time of year!
This layout was fairly simple as well. I used Christmas Twoile Paper for the background that was purchased at Hobby Lobby. I used red and green cardstock to border the pictures. I used a combination of stickers as embellishments on this page. I used a few cardstock christmas stickers. I believe the brand is Doodlebug from Hobby Lobby. The candy canes are Jolee's Boutique. I used green cardstock to border an off white peice of cardstock to journal on. I handwrote the days activities. The title and 2006 were cut out using my Cricut! I don't know what I would do without that machine!

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

2005 Football!

Senior Football! 4 years ago, really? Wow, time flies doesn't it. This was actually a GREAT year for us with football. Out of my 4 years at Buckhorn we never made it as far as we did this year. What a year to be a Senior! We won almost all of our games and even made it to the final round of playoffs in Birmingham! We were 2nd in the state in our division. Homewood beat us for the championship, but what an honor to make it that far! :) Everyone was excited yet, sad at the same time! I didn't get to make it to the Championship game because I threw a 25th wedding anniversary for my parents that night!
This page was very simple to put together. I bought the football background paper at Hobby Lobby. I then glued the newspaper ad from the paper onto the middle of the page and placed my embellishments surrounding the picture. The embellishments are cardstock cut outs. I do not remember where I purchased these. I want to say it was at the Scrapbook discount store in Pigeon Forge, TN. Simple, simple, simple. GO BUCKS!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Ashley's 19th!

Happy Birthday Ashley! If I do say so myself, I really like this layout. This was such a fun day! Ashley and I drove up to Nashville to shop for her birthday! We went to Opry Mills and the Galleria I do believe! On our way home we stopped at Logan's for dinner! We got a huge birthday browine with ice cream and hot fudge to celebrate! It was so much fun! I always love spending time with Ashley and shopping in Nashville.
I actually took my pictures to Hobby Lobby to match the paper and stickers. Ashley and I have started doing this and we've found it's alot less wasteful and the pages look thousands of times better. I used the green and polka dotted paper for the background. I then used matching striped paper, also purchased at Hobby Lobby, as the first layer of border around the pictures. I then alternated navy & yellow paper as the 2nd layer for the border around the pictures. I also used the navy and yellow paper around the stickers. The balloons were cut out using my Cricut. For the strings on the balloons, I used ribbon to add some texture! The title was also cut using my Cricket.

Happy 20th!

Happy Birthday to me! This was my 20th birthday. That night all of my friends came to dinner at O'Charley's and then we went back to my house to play Taboo! It was so nice to have all my friends come to my dinner party! The food was good too! Love some O'Charley's! :)
This layout was alot of un tocreate. I actually used my pictures to first find the embellishments. I have started taking my pictures and matching the stickers and paper to the colors/theme of the picture. It works so well. I bougth these stickers off of Ebay. They are made my Jolee's Boutique and are one of the birthday themes. After I got the stickers in I went to Hobby Lobby and got the paper. I used Polka Dotted paper as the background. I used yellow, light pink, green, and orange cardstock as borders behind the pictures. For the title background I layered pink, orange, then brown cardstock. I then cut the title out of yellow cardstock using my Cricut.

Destin, FL 2006

YAY for the beach! Part of Senior Trip I went and stayed with Angie & Dave in Destin. These are pictures from one of the mornings we got up and made sandcastles and layed out on the beach in the warm June air! Can't believe this was over 3 years ago! For this layout I used Sanddollar paper bought at Hobby Lobby as the background. I then cut my pictures and glued them on without any bordering paper. The border stickers at the top and bottom of the page came from the Dollar Tree. The other embellishments also came from Dollar Tree. I believe both brands are Miss Elizabeth. I used my Cricut to cut out the title! Simple layout..yet says it all!

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Gatlinburg 2008

I love love love love this layout! In January of 2008 Casey, Michelle and I took a mini vacation to Gatlinburg, TN. We took a 2 night 3 day get away after new years before school started back! It was the first trip we'd all been on with out PARENTS! :) It was so much fun. We stayed in a hotel that was within walking distance of the Gatlingburg strip. It even SNOWED while we were down there! We ate at Bubba Gump's the first night we were there. That next day we walked the strip and went into Pigeon Forge. The last morning we were there we walked to the Pancake Pantry for breakfast. It was such a fun trip.
This was also a really fun page to create. I bought the winter paper that is used for the background and the snowflake paper & white paper used as the border for the pictures at Hobby Lobby. After I purchased the paper my friend Ashley came over to scrapbook and brought her Hobby Lobby magazine, and low and behold the front cover had a layout using the exact same paper!! It was like a light bulb went off when I saw the magazine. I had to tweak it a little to suit my pictures but I love it. I put white paper around the tops & bottoms of the pictures first. Then I put the snowflake paper underneath the white paper, creating a double border. I then put rows of silver rhinestones on one side of each of the pictures. The rhinestones are a Paper Studio product and purchased at Hobby Lobby. I then took plain white paper and cut it with a wavy border to resemble snow and glued it to the bottom of my pages. Around the waves of the "snow" I put blue rhinestones. Those were also purchased at Hobby Lobby. The stickers came from Hobby Lobby. They are the cardstock stickers. I believe the title of those are WINTER. The title GATLINBURG 2008 was cut out of white cardstock using my Cricut. Again, I love this page! :)


This is in some ways a random page in my album. This night us girls got together and had a spend the night party at the house that KC was watching. It was actually our boss' house. We ordered pizza, made non-alcholic margaritas, ice cream and played cards. We even turned the whirlpool on and all got in! It was a fun night.
I decided to make this layout a friend layout. I took random paper I found in my pile with pink, orange and white polka dots and used it as my background. I used this paper because it matched my shirt. I then used peach cardstock to border my pictures. I used the corner rounder on all my pictures in this layout. The embellishments on the page are stickers from Hobby Lobby. I believe they are Paper Studio brand. This isn't my favorite layout but it is PEACHY KEEN :)

Senior Picnic!

After graduation practice, the faculty and staff threw us Seniors a picnic. We had BBQ sandwhiches, chips, cookies and cokes. Everyone ate and mingled on the old football field. After we ate several of the guys played football. It was a very relaxing afternoon!
I really like this layout. I had this layout already in mind when I got the pictures developed. I knew I wanted to make it look like a picnic table and think that I was able to achieve that. For the background I used the red checkered cardstock. I then used light green and dark green paper to border my pictures. The embellishments came from a store in Pigeon Forge, TN. They are actually cardstock. You have to cut them out and glue them to use them. I was sad they were not stickers. After I arranged the embellishments and pictures, I took left over green cardstock and did my journaling on it. I really liked how this all came together!

Easter 2006

Can I tell you how much I love these kiddos? This layout is from Easter of 2006. Hard to believe that it was close to 4 years ago now. This year the "family" had Easter lunch at Kenny & Trish's house. After a wonderful lunch, the kids had an Easter Egg hunt. I helped everyone hide the eggs for the kids. As you can see Garrett, Gunner, and Hillary's son Collin had a great time and found lots of eggs! Nothing better than finding tons of eggs with candy in them! For this layout I used a flowered paper as the background. I got this paper from Hobby Lobby a few years ago. I then added my embellishments. These Easter stickers came from Hobby Lobby. They are some of my favorite stickers. I believe they are chipboard stickers. I then matched paper that borders the pictures with the colors in the stickers I used. This isn't one of my favorite layouts but I do think it shows the brightness of Spring!

Friday, October 2, 2009

Senior Breakfast

First off, my apologies about the camera flash showing up in the pictures. Ugh, I'm still trying to figure out how to get good quality pictures without getting the flash in the picture. This was our Senior Breakfast. Every year the staff of Buckhorn HS sponsors a breakfast for the Seniors at the Holiday Inn Downtown. It was so much fun and sad at the same time. It was one of the last times we would all be together as a class! They had an awesome buffet fixed for us! The senior class president and SGA people spoke and we also had a guest speaker. At the end of the breakfast, our senior slide show was reveled. All of us girls along with Kelly, Hope and John got to sit at a table together.
For this layout, I used the brown/cream circle paper from Hobby Lobby as the background. I used the yellow and blue color in the pictures as background borders around the pictures. I purchased the stickers from Ebay. I had the HARDEST time finding breakfast food stickers but finally did. I think they are Stickopotamus brand. The SENIOR BREAKFAST title was cut using my Cricut and off white cardstock.

Pre-Prom Lunch!

Our Senior year, prom was on the Saturday before Easter. Which meant we had Good Friday off from school! Whoo Hoo! Us girls were all out prom shopping that day and decided to meet up at Sonic for lunch. Nothing beats a cheeseburger, fries and Diet Cherry Limeade! :)
For this layout I used a blue striped paper as my background. I got it out of a paper pack bought at Hobby Lobby. I then took red cardstock and cut it into strips. I then glued them onto the background paper. Under two of the photos I added a darker blue background border to make them stand out. I couldn't find any kind of Sonic stickers to use so I wound up printing off Sonic's logo to use on the page. I cut around it and then glued it in the middle of my page. For journaling, I just wrote on the background page using my red calligraphy pen.

Sushi Night!!

I love this page. Even though it's a somewhat simple layout it's become one of my favorite ones I've done. This was actually the first time I ever tried sushi. My friend Callie loved to go to Dollar Sushi Nights at Miako's on Mondays. So one night CC, KC, Callie, Kelly, Me and Michelle all went! It was fun to see everyone's reaction when eating the sushi. Some of us loved it some of us didn't! I tried the spicy tuna roll, cucumber roll, and california roll. I thought it was absolutely disgusting and never wanted to try it again. However, I now LOVE sushi. Kinda crazy, huh? I used plain orange cardstock as the background of this layout. I then added alternating lime green and yellow borders around the pictures. The embellishments/stickers came from Ebay. They are made my Jolee's Boutique. I think these particular ones were called Sushi or Japanese. For the title and journaling I used the lime green cardstock and actually wrote out everything. I have a Lettering book which had Japanese looking letters in it. I decided to freehand everything with a pencil and then outline it in black sharpie. I LOVED how the lettering turned out. I feel like it made the page! :)

High School Memories

This was such an exciting night! My best friend Casey Clark was nominated to be a representative of our Senior class on the Homecoming Court! All 4 of us girls were so excited for her that night and anxious to see who was going to be crowned Homecoming queen. When they announced that Casey was the 2005-2006 Buckhorn High School Homecoming Queen we all screamed and jumped up and down! :) She was so excited that she cried! To capture this memory I used this flowery paper as a background. The paper came from Hobby Lobby. I matched the colors to her sash and my shirt. I bought corresponding polka dotted paper which was used as the first background layer behind the pictures. To make the polka dotted paper stand out, I put plain turqoise paper as another layer behind the pictures. I took the same turqoise paper and inked the edges with brown ink to create a distressed look. I then used a red calligraphy pen to journal. To create the crown I used my Cricket. I cut out the crown shape then put Elmers glue onto a Q-tip and spread it all over the crown. I then put silver glitter on and let it dry. After it was dry, I added jewels on top of the crown. I think my favorite part of this page is the crown. I wanted an embellishment on this page that stood out! Nothings better than a little glitter! :)

Thursday, October 1, 2009

Birthday's, Birthday's!

"Happy Birthday to ME!" I can't believe it's been almost 3 years since this celebration. For my 19th birthday my friends Callie, Casey C. and Michelle joined me at Chili's for a mini party! :) Callie brought me cupcakes as you can see! This page was fun to create. I actually pulled it together from scraps. I used a leftover piece of striped paper for the background and matched solid paper to use behind the pictures. I dug through my birthday stickers and miraculously found some that went perfect! And realized when I looked at them that they came from the Dollar Tree! I cut out the Happy 19th Birthday letters using my Cricut (of course!) I wound up loving this page since it's so bright and colorful. I can't believe how long my hair is!

Happy Fall Yall!

This is my 2 page layout from Thanksgiving of 2008. We had the "family" over to our house this year and it was a great Thanksgiving. For the background I used Thanksgiving paper out of my holiday paper pack from Hobby Lobby. Behind the pictures I used the matching Thanksgiving striped paper. I purchased the stickers and rub ons in Gatlinburg a few years back and finally got to use them. The 2008 was cut out using my Cricut. When I was digging around in my goodie basket one day I found the little Thanksgiving buttons that are randomly placed on the pages. I glued those on using hot glue. All in all, this is one of my favorite layouts I've created so far. :)