TBT: Hawaii Revisited

Hawaiian Hibiscus Scrapbook Page A little Throwback Thursday: 

Eight years ago, I got the chance to revisit Hawaii with my honey.

Hawaii is the place where I met this good-looking guy.

Oh how I’d love to be able to go back today.

Good Times, Good Memories.

I can’t believe how much younger and tanner I/we look.  (not to mention how short my hair is)

Little Black Dress Mixable Medley Album

Clear Scraps LBD new album

When it comes to scrapbooking, I have a lot of stuff.

I have so much stuff… I should never buy another sheet of scrapbook paper.  (but I will )

I love paper.  I love pretty patterns.  I love mini albums.  (so much to love)

Lately, I’ve been on a quest to use more of the stuff I have on hand.

So, when it came to making this Mixable Medley Album for Clear Scraps, I pulled

from one of my favorite collections, the “Little Black Dress” collection from Basic Grey.

The album also uses Clear Scraps New Oval Fancy Mirror Frame.

To make the mirror stand out and give the album a vintage feel, I sponged “Spiced Chai”

Stazon Ink onto the back of the acrylic cover leaving the center of the mirror clear.

LBD Album 2457   LBD Album 2458

This project was created for and sponsored by Clear Scraps.

“Herbs & Honey” Tag

Basic Grey's Herbs & Honey Tag

A quick share today.  I’ve got my little buddy coming over in a little bit for a play day and sleep-over.

We’ve got big plans;  Garden Shop, Playdoh, Break the Ice, the movie Frozen w/ popcorn, and dinner out with Grandpa.  It’s going to be a good day.

This tag was made with Basic Grey’s Herbs & Honey Collection for The Paper Forest Design Team.

Basic Grey’s: Herbs & Honey Home Decor

Herbs & Honey Home Decor

One of the things I look for when I go treasure hunting are picture frames.   Square ones in particular.  I am just drawn to square frames.  Doesn’t matter how ugly the picture is inside.

Herbs & Honey Home Decor before

I gave the gold frame a white wash look with Tim Holtz Distress Paint in Antique Linen. (frame cost .50)

Herbs n Honey Home Deco close up

I made a simple 3″ pinwheel using two different pinks from the “Herbs & Honey” Collection.  The middle of the pinwheel was made using “bottle cap” stickers from the same collection.

What do you look for when you go treasure hunting?  (I think that sounds better than garage sales)

Sowing seeds of Love

Mini Garden Double Layout

There’s nothing better than spending quality time with someone you love.

I knew as soon as I saw the pictures from “Nick and Grandma’s Mini Garden”, our special project, they would make wonderful scrapbook pages.   (see the original post here)  Lucky for me, my design team packet for The Paper Forest was the garden themed collection “Herbs & Honey” from Basic Grey.

I choose to keep the layouts simple with a focus on the story and the pictures.

Garden Layout #1Mini Garden Layout #2