Traditional Scrapbooking Pages

Hi Everyone,
Well here we are on a Satruday afternoon and we have lots to talk about!
Wendy and I have alot in common, but the greatest thing we have in common is our scrapbooking! 
Its so unfortunate that we live 4 hours away, but like any situation in life where there is a will there is way.  We have made a way!
As we mentioned in our profile we scrapbook over the phone and last night we were up until well past 1am scrapbooking! 
We had lots of fun chatting, even though we communicate no less than 3 times a day either on the phone, or through email.  It had been a few days since we really got to chat…. So we tore it up last night, scrapping, laughing and chatting.
Here are a few things we got accomplished!
Our 5th Sketch!
Wendy’s sketch is on the left in brown and green. Tina’s Sketch is on the right in blue and purple. Its amazing how we each look at the sketch and see it different. 
I was noticing when I was editing the pictures that Wendy chose to make her square wider behind her pictures and I chose to make mine longer. I also love the way Wendy used the last square for journaling instead of a picture.
My Sketch Details: Wendy hand picked this paper for me at Heart to Heart in Elk Grove, Ca – I love paisleys, so it was a pretty safe pick on her part.  The Blue flower paper I hand picked at Michaels about a year ago. The purple cardstock was also hand picked, it is Bazzils and I got a bunch of that to label all my stuff in my craft room.
I used SCAL to cut my title and I cut in with the font called “Anderson Stingray” you can download this font at www.defont.com – I love this website and get lots of my fonts from there. (Please keep checking back on our blog under Cricut Machines for more information and updates for the SCAL program as well as Design Studio. We are even hoping to be able to start posting SVG files for free at some point.)
I used my Creative Memories Circle Cutting System for my Circle – I personally love my CM cutting system for moments like this when I need something quick and small.
I also used the CM Heart punch and paisley punch.
Wendy’s Sketch Details: Hi Everyone, I hand picked my background paper for my nephew actually.  But when I saw these photos I wanted to use something a little more boyish, just because of the title.  The layered block under the photos is  from the Whoop De Doo paperpack that I got at Michaels.  The solids are handpicked from Heart 2 Heart, and are bazzils.  I tried out using my glue stamp set for my flower.  I stamped a design with the glue and then glittered it.  It really did not turn out anything like I hoped, but this was my first shot at it.  Then I added a button on the flower to make it look a little more finished.
Mostly I love the title of this LO.  My grandparents, who are both in the hospital right now after a horrible accident, live down this old dirt road.  It is where I drove my first car, for the first time.  My Grampa taught me to drive.  So when I let my little girl sit in my lap and drive down this road, I got very nostalgic.
Here is a LO I did for our family album that is of my girls in matching outfits.
I cannot get enough of Ladybugs – I love them. I can’t help it, they are cute. This is some paper that I got at Ross for $2.99 – Quick story – 
I found the Ladybug paper on the the left at a my Local Scrapbooking Store and it was $1.69 a piece. I don’t make it a habit to buy paper like that, but I thought it was cute so I caved, so for over a year I had been looking for that paper. 
 I never could find it. About 3 weeks ago I was in Ross looking at the their scrapbooking stuff and I noticed this paper pack that was Basic Brand – From Walmart – I flipped through it and wouldn’t you know it – the Ladybug paper I had been dying to find – 
This paper pack had 4 of each design – 12 designs, Solids to match – with 4 sheets of punch outs, 2 sheets of letter stickers and 2 sheets of punch out stickers! I couldn’t believe it – so of course I took 2 sets – split a pack between Wendy and myself and gave another pack to a gal that just started scrapbooking. What an amazing deal!
Cute As A Button: – A little something Wendy did:
So over at the Cricut MessageBoard where we spend a lot of time, there was this Martha Stewart Button punch that everyone was raving about.  Wendy and I both ended up getting it!  (By the way, we save our Michaels 40% off coupon and got them at almost half price.) It’s so cute.  The punch embosses as well as punches the shape out.  The brown buttons on the left side, the blue ones on the right side are all from the punch.  Super cute and what a great punch to have for accents.  WE LOVE OUR BUTTON PUNCH!
Here is our next sketch
As always this was not designed by either one of us, we got it online.  With so much going on right now with both of us we are not sure when the sketch will get done.  Let’s just say it will be done when its done.
Last but not least – Wendy is always coming with these crazy ideas, and recently she had a chance to use Skype at work so we are on our way to getting to getting Webcams and we are going to start doing this – and maybe even getting some videos up! How fun!

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