Thursday, September 3, 2015

Halloween 2014

Now that it is September, Halloween rolls around next month (!). I scrapbooked the photos of Evelyn in her Tinkerbell costume from last year towards the tail end of my maternity leave earlier in the year. There were too many photos I wanted to use, so I ended up with a very photo-heavy layout with a small embellished strip. To go with the green in her costume, I chose to use mostly green embellishments.

There weren't many trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood. When we left our house to take Evelyn around the neighborhood, we actually left a handful of candy bars at the front door (we bought full-size candy bars), and either none or only one of them were taken when we got back. Part of the reason we buy full-size candy bars? Because we know there's not many trick-or-treaters in our neighborhood, so the ones that do stop by our house get legit candy.

At three, Evelyn didn't last that long trick-or-treating. We made it to maybe three or four houses, before she said she had to go potty, at which point we headed home. Those wings also didn't stay on very long. We made it across the street before they came off because they were itchy, and mommy (that's me) was left holding them the rest of the time.

Halloween 2014 | shirley shirley bo birley
Halloween 2014 | shirley shirley bo birley

We're all ready costume-wise for Halloween this year - we bought it for 50% off following Halloween last year. Holla for being a crafty consumer! Ha.


SUPPLIES:

Paper: Bazzill (marshmallow cardstock, green cardstock)
Embellishments: Evalicious (journaling card, cutouts/tags, puffy stickers); Pinkfresh Studio (wood beads, acetate heart, watercolor print card, wood veneer shapes, letter stickers)
Stamps: Pinkfresh Studio (border stamp)
Tools: Pinkfresh Studio (emoji die, geotag die); Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher
Ink: Kuretake Zig Writer; Ranger Distress ink
Other: Die cut shapes; Admit One ticket

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Bitty Bag Cards

I admit, I am a use-bitty-bags-as-patterned-paper fiend. Case in point, these two cards.

The first is a navy horizontal strip middy bitty bag that I cut down on the top and right side to create a sleeve for a tabbed flat card, then heat embossed the front with gold powder. Sometimes I forget to use it, but the EK Success powder tool does help cut down on stray specks of embossing powder!

Bitty Bag Cards | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Bitty Bag Cards | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Bitty Bag Cards | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

The second is a baby card where I used the gray honeycomb middy bitty bag as a base, adding a coral block on top. The focal point of the card includes an aqua scrolly square label and a fussy cut blue chick petite sticky.

Bitty Bag Cards | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Bitty Bag Cards | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

SUPPLIES:


Navy Stripe and Gold Embossed Congratulations Card
Paper: Whisker Graphics (navy horizontal strip middy bitty bag); Staples 8.5 x 11 white cardstock
Embellishments: Pinkfresh Studio (gold foil washi tape)
Stamps: Unity Stamp Company (image); KI Memories (sentiment)
Tools: Jo-Ann gold embossing powder; Stampin' Up tab punch; EK Success powder tool
Ink: Tsukineko VersaMark clear pigment ink

Coral and Gray Honeycomb Baby Card
Paper: Gray honeycomb middy bitty bag; Bazzill (coral and mint cardstock); Staples 8.5 x 11 white cardstock
Embellishments: Aqua scrolly square label; Blue chick petite sticky; Pinkfresh Studio (black gems)
Stamps: American Crafts
Tools: Papertrey Ink (die); Sharpie pen
Ink: Tsukineko Memento Tuxedo Black ink

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Hate on the Baby Layout

It took me forever (okay, four years) to finally scrapbook the cute baby-in-a-hat photos of Evie from this Hate on the Baby blog post.

Hate on the Baby Layout | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Hate on the Baby Layout | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Hate on the Baby Layout | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Hate on the Baby Layout | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

I started with a piece of yellow ombre patterned paper and added a spot of robin's egg blue acrylic paint for journaling, as well as used a stiff paint brush to add splatter to the rest of the page. I also used acrylic paint to re-color some of the letter stickers in the title. Rather than write out the IM conversation on the layout, I printed it out, mostly because I had my doubts as to whether it would all fit if I hand-wrote it. I used a marker to journal the rest on the painted acrylic spot, but I learned that it sucked my marker dry. I went out and got some Sharpie pens to try out on future layouts.

SUPPLIES:

Paper: Echo Park (yellow ombre patterned paper)
Embellishments: American Crafts (letter stickers), My Mind's Eye (letter and word stickers), Pinkfresh Studio (wood veneer letter and shapes, epoxy frame, canvas tag, watercolor cards, scallop puffy stickers, heart sequins, washi tape), Evalicious (flair, puffy stickers)
Ink: Jo-Ann (robin's egg blue acrylic paint)

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Die Cut Leaf Thank You Card

I've been in a scrapbooking (and minimal blogging) mood lately, but I made this card a few months ago using the leaf die from the March 2015 Pinkfresh Studio kit, along with a watercolored panel of white cardstock.

All those die cut leaves were actually a bit painstaking to glue on to the card! Heh.

Die Cut Leaf Thank You Card | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Die Cut Leaf Thank You Card | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Die Cut Leaf Thank You Card | shirley shirley bo birley Blog

SUPPLIES:

Paper: Paper Source (paper bag cover stock); Staples (white cardstock); Michael's (vellum)
Embellishments:
Stamps: Pinkfresh Studio (heart circle); Savvy Stamps (sentiment)
Tools: Martha Stewart starburst punch; Loew-Cornell Dry Pan Watercolor Paint Cakes 24 Colors from Jo-Ann; white embossing powder from Jo-Ann; Papertrey Ink metal die; Pinkfresh Studio leaf die
Ink: Tsukineko VersaMark clear pigment ink
Other: Thick vellum tags (got from a local scrapbook shop years ago)

Saturday, August 15, 2015

Parker's Six Month Photo

Little bit more on time with these six month pictures. Holla.

He was pretty squirmy for these pictures, so I had to be fast and didn't get him straightened out on the blanket.

Parker's Six Month Photo | shirley shirley bo birley Blog
Parker's Six Month Photo | shirley shirley bo birley Blog