Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Christmas Mini Page Kit - Altered CD Cover, Journal Box and Title

This is a mini page kit for a Year Round Swap. The green and red cardstock is Bazzill and the white is Bazzill Bling. The patterned paper is Creative Imaginations. I cut the present using the Doodlecharms cart. All inking is done with VersaMagic Chalk Ink in Red Magic and Cloud White. We couldn't decide what we wanted the title to say so I cut Christmas, Eve and Day wit my Cuttin Up' cart and put them in a little baggie so that each person can decide on their own.

Christmas Swap Layout

I made this 2-page layout for someone as part of a swapping photos challenge. We sent each other photos and we scrapped them without having any info about the pictures. All I know is that this little girl went to a party with her grandmother. It looked like she was having a ball so I made a party page with fun accents. All cardstock is Bazzill and the patterned paper is American Crafts. The stars and stocking were cut with the Doodlecharms cart and the lettering was cut with Alphalicious. I can't remember who made the "party" bling title.

Naptime Princess Baby Pages

I made these pages to be included in a gift album for a new mom. My theme was naptime but I didn't want to go with the obvious naptime title so I came up with the whole "The Princess is Sleeping" theme. The pink cardstock is Bazzill Bling and the brown is just regular Bazzill. I can't remember who made the pink and brown argyle paper but I loved it at first sight. Pink and brown are two of my favorite colors together and I thought they looked darling for a baby girl page. Crowns and lettering were cut on the Cricut Alphalicious cart. The heart is from Doodlecharms. I used Silver Stickles for the shiny dots and VersaColor ink in Pinecone for the inking.

Sweet Dreams Baby Pages

I made these pages to be put into a gift album for a new mom. Purple and white cardstock is Bazzill Bling. I can't for the life of me remember who made the patterned paper. The little tags are Karen Foster. Sweet Dreams was cut with the Alphalicious cart.

Exploding Box and Matching Card

This is my first ever exploding box and a matching card I made for someone as a birthday gift. The cardstock is Bazzill and all patterned papers are American Crafts "Elegant" line. All of the inking is done with Silver and Graphite VersaColor inks. The flower on the card was cut with my Cuttin' Up cart. The center is a rhinestone brad.

AK "Leopard" Page Kit

This is a page kit for a Disney's Animal Kingdom swap. The theme is leopard but I think it can be used for general pieces as well. There's a lot of stuff going on here. The patterned paper is from Creative Memories. All cardstock is Bazzill. The slide frame is plastic, the meshy stuff on the tag is Magic Mesh in Black and I got the fiber from a swap so I've no idea where it came from.

AK Tiger Borders, Deco Squares and Journal Box

This was a "tiger" group for a Disney's Animal Kingdom swap. Cardstock is Bazzill and patterned paper is by BoBunny. Black metal brads are Making Memories. I have no idea who makes the shaped tiger brads.

"Asia" Title and Slide Mounts

These pieces were for a Disney's Animal Kingdom Swap. My topic was Asia (obviously.) Patterned paper is DCWV Far East and cardstock is Bazzill. Title was cut with George and Basic Shapes cart.

Friday, September 7, 2007

Typhoon Lagoon Title/Paper Piecing

This is a title/paper piecing for Typhoon Lagoon at Walt Disney World. Miss Tilly is the shrimp boat perched on the top of Mount Mayday.

I designed this to look like the life preserver from the boat. All base cuts were by hand. Letters were cut from the Cuttin' Up cart on the basic setting. All paper is Bazzill.

Winter Summerland Mini Golf Mini Kit

This was a really fun kit to make. Winter Summerland Mini Golf is supposedly where Santa's elves go for vacation so the theming is a mix of snow and sand. Many of the decorations are winter themed whether you play the sand or snow side. I had so much fun mixing the two themes.

The snow paper is by Pressed Petals and all cardstock is Bazzill. The title letters were cut with the Cuttin' Up cart on Serif. The sun, palm tree and sand castle were cut with Doodlecharms and the glitter on the peppermint/beach ball is Xmas Red Stickles. The round red slide frame is wrapped with white ribbon and was designed to look like a peppermint candy float.

New Orleans Square Title/Paper Piecing, Journal Box and Deco Squares

It's a Small World might be my favorite ride at Disneyland but New Orleans Square is, by far, my favorite land. I take so many photos of NOS that I always need more stuff for my pages. I decided to do a combo title/paper piecing. I chose to create a lamppost from Bazzill and make my signs as the title. Since I journal like I talk (read: alot), I decided to make a really large journal box that could also be used as a small photo mat and two deco squares. Background paper on all three is royal purple Bazzill with green and gold embellishments.

Paradise Pier Title and Slide Mounts

This is a set of elements I made for Paradise Pier at Disney's California Adventure. The slide frames are covered with random paper I had in my stash. The mini California Screamin' and all of the paper on the title are Bazzill. The title is embellished with chalk ink, Gold Stickles and letters cut from the Cuttin' Up cart on Serif. I used the chalk ink to try for a sand and sea weathered effect on the title but I'm not sure if I achieved that. The cotton candy is cotton colored with chalk. The cone is a small piece of rolled Bazzill. These were my first-ever slide frames and I LOVE how they turned out.

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Electric Water Pageant Title, Jounal Box/Tag and Deco Squares

This set is my favorite from the Shows/Parade Swap. It is for the Electric Water Pageant that travels the waters of the Seven Seas Lagoon and Bay Lake at Walt Disney World. One of my favorite memories from our trip to WDW was sitting on a swing on the beach at the Poly with Roger. It was 30 degrees that night but we had such a great time snuggling together and watching the Electric Water Pageant pass by and then watching the "Wishes" fireworks in the distance. It was incredibly peaceful, yet so special!

The Electric Water Pageant was the pre-cursor for the Main Street Electrical Parade at Disneyland. It features several barges with 1,000s of lights showing King Triton and his servants from the deep. The seahorses pull his carriage, the dolphins frolic along in his wake and the octopus travels as part of his entourage.

All paper is Bazzill. The title is cut from Alphalicious, the seahorses from Doodlecharms and the octopus and waves from ZooBalloo. The dolphin was hand-cut.

Block Party Bash Title and Slide Mounts

The Block Party Bash at Disney's California Adventure is super high energy and tons of fun! It features all of the Pixar characters in floats made of piles of blocks. Using the blocks as inspiration, I created the title from blocks that match the colors of Buzz Lightyear. The slide frame is decorated with a traffic cone like the ones on the float.

All the paper is Bazzill. The blocks were cut using the Mini Monograms cart.

The Bootstrappers Title, Mounted Quote and Deco Squares

"The Bootstrappers" is a funny act that was playing on the streets of New Orleans Square the last time we were at Disneyland. They have since moved over to the Pirate's Lair on Tom Sawyer Island. The premise of the act is that the pirates are cursed to sing "Yo ho" every time a bell rings. Many jokes follow along with some lively pirate shantys. It's a cute show!

All paper is Bazzill cardstock. Ink is VersaColor Pinecone and stickers are SandyLion epoxy pirate pack.

Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular Title, Journal Box/Tag and Mini File Folder

Roger LOVES the Indiana Jones Epic Stunt Spectacular at Disney MGM Studios at Walt Disney World. He took several photos of the show when we went to WDW the last time so I thought this would be a good subject for my MGM Show group. I downloaded the logo online and printed directly on Bazzill cardstock. The spears, journal box, snake and file folder are also Bazzill. The snake was cut with the Animal Kingdom cart. Roger picked out the brown vine ribbon for the journaling tag.

"Zoo" Tags

Another group was for "Zoo" tags. All pieces had to say "Zoo" on them. I like the way these turned out. Cardstock is Bazzill and the animal faces and "What a Zoo" phrase were cut from Karen Foster patterned paper. The "zoo" phrase was cut with the Animal Kingdom cart.

"Jungle" Tags

One of the groups was for "Biomes" and I chose jungle. I like the way the layered vines came together and I LOVE the layering with the "It's a Jungle" phrase. Cardstock is Bazzill. The vines are actually the branch cut from the ZooBalloo Cricut cart and the phrase came from Animal Kingdom.

Tiger Tags

I love my cute little tiger! He's made from Bazzill and is layered on BoBunny patterned paper. The word and tiger are also from Animal Kingdom.

Monkey Tags

I'm really happy with the way these monkey tags turned out. Cardstock is Bazzill and the monkey was made using my Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge. I've no idea who made the patterned paper but I love how whimsical it looks behind the monkey. These are Roger's favorite since he just LOVES monkeys!

Giraffe Tags

These are tags for one of my Zoo Tag groups. Cardstock is Bazzill (is there any other kind), patterned paper is BoBunny and the giraffe is made using my Animal Kingdom Cricut cartridge.

The Swap Obsession

As much as I enjoy scrapping, I think I spend more time swapping than actually creating pages. I've just finished a couple of swaps on the DIS Board Swap Board. One is a Zoo Tag Swap and the other is a Shows/Parades Swap for Walt Disney World and Disneyland. I'm really happy with the results and hope that my swap buddies are also!

Tuesday, August 21, 2007

All About Me

So, considering this is my blog, I guess I should probably include some info about me. My name is Shauna, I'm 30, married, no kids, and have 2 kitties. My husband's name is Roger and we will be celebrating our 5th anniversary this October.

I was born and grew up in Texas. I moved to California in 1999 to be with Roger and have been here ever since. Roger and I do lots of volunteer work, mostly with Girl Scouts. I have a troop of Juniors that I lead and he is our Outdoor Specialist.

In my free time, I scrap, swap, read and try to knit. Notice all of my hobbies are expensive? This is only a problem because Roger has no hobbies and spends no money on his "fun stuff". He reads books from the library, rents video games and goofs around on the Internet. He pretty much says I spend enough on my hobbies for the both of us.

We are both HUGE football fans. I'm a total Dallas Cowboys girl and have been my whole life. Roger grew up in Chicago so the Bears are his favorite team. We both love football so much though that we'll pretty much watch any game that is on. Our perfect Sunday activity is watching as many football games as possible.

I am a total, obsessed Disney fan and he goes along with me in that obsession. I would live in Disneyland if I could. My favorite ride is "It's a Small World". It just makes me so happy when I'm on it or anywhere on Disney property for that matter. We go as often as we can and I'm trying to convince Roger to get annual passes.

Most of my swapping has been Disney related although I am trying to branch out. So far, I've not scrapped any of my Disney trips but I'm starting that now. I'll be sure to post some of my creations soon.

Tuesday, August 7, 2007

So about this blogging thing . . .

So I finally bit the bullet, jumped on the band wagon and committed about 10 other cliches by sitting down and creating a blog. I've always thought it was a little pretentious to assume that anyone would find my ramblings interesting enough to read so I never bothered with the whole "blog thing". Yes, I enjoy reading other's blogs but just never felt I had enough to say. I still don't so everyone who comes here will probably be bored. And if you are, that's just too bad, 'cause this blog's for me so you don't have to like it. I'm sorry . . . did that sound snippy? Well did you READ the title?