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Photobooth!!! | Scrapbooking

First, let me apologize - Typepad was down for most of the past week, and it's only now that I'm able to do this post.  Thanks for bearing with me and hopefully there won't be any issues anymore!!!

Last night I (finally) felt like I needed to bond with my craft room and do some scrapping.

I've had these photobooth strips chillin since Ang & Joe's wedding...back in October.

Yeah.  I know.  A solid 8 months ago.

Procrastination is what I do best.  

I decided for this layout (which is a bare-bones take on a Studio Calico sketch) that I'd let the photos tell the story.  


The back is black heavy cardstock, splashed with Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Bronzer.  I used a Studio Calico gold camera, Teresa Collins "smile" chipboard element, Prima flowers, and heat embossed a Tim Holtz stamp on the journal card.


My friend, Erin, is the creeper from Blair Witch in that bottom photo.  You may remember her photobomb from my sister's wedding.  She's a bit ridiculous, and I love her.


Erin also convinced the guy at our table with the gigantic handlebar moustache to go into the photobooth with us.  It.was.awesome.  

Apparently the more I drink, the more I want to wear fedoras.

I kinda love fedoras.  I wish I could pull that look off on a normal day, not just in the photobooth with Wyatt Earp.

Congrats, again, to Angela & Joe - your wedding was beautiful & we all had a blasty blast at your reception.

Wedding Shadowbox | Scrapbooking

Hello friends!  We're bracing for yet another arctic blast here in the northeast, which I am NOT happy about.  It's bringing a snowstorm with it today, and I'm quite frankly just over it.  Yeah, I know.  It's only January.  But still.  Over it.

I hate winter.  I'm 33 going on 90 when the temps dip below 60 degrees.  My whole body just hurts.  UGH.


One good thing about hibernating during these really cold days is that I get a little more time to craft than I do when it's warmer, simply because I make it a point to be outside more often when it's warm.

My friends Angela & Joe got married in October, so it was time to use some of this hibernation to make the shadowbox from their invitation.  If you've followed me for a while, you know I've done one for my sister, my friend Danielle, my friend Jamie, and my friend Erin's sister-in-law.

It's seriously is a shame that everyone's beautiful invitations just get tossed aside after the main event, which is why I started doing this with the invitations I receive.

Plus, it's fun!


Ang's colors were black and champagne, so I got as close as I could to the champagne with bronze.  I sprayed the black background with Heidi Swapp's Color Shine in Bronzer, and used her Color Magic hearts, which I also sprayed in Bronzer.  I used my Cricut to cut out the "H" monogram, using glitter paper, and black for the shadow.  The font is from the "Tie the Knot" cartridge.

Simple, yet elegant.



Congrats, guys!  Love you both!


I Bonded With Color Shine Last Night | Scrapbooking

Holy crap, you guys.  Holy crap.

I don't know how many of you dabble in scrapbooking, but one of my fav designers, Heidi Swapp (you may remember me being stupid excited to make this mini album from scratch using one of her tutorials), has a line of paper called Color Magic, and mists called Color Shine.  

I'm legit obsessed with the gold.  True story.  I may need an intervention.

Anyways.  The paper has this...magic...quality to it where only some of it absorbs the color of the shine that you  use.

Observe - 

Do you see that???  The color is all over the letters, except for the dots around the center.

Hello!!!!  That heart sticker?!!!??  Purple + gold = obsessed.  See how it zig-zags & the color is only on part of it??  Seriously. LOVE.

You may recognize this album....it's the one I made from scratch using Heidi's tutorial.  I finalllyyyyyy found a use for it - I'm going to make it sorta like a SMASH book with all my Instagram shots I've taken and had printed from last  year.  {ps - for those of you looking for an awesomesauce printing company for your Instapics, Persnickety Prints is AMAZEBALLS.}

Not even kidding.  I think everything will be purple and gold.  OB.SESS.ED.


"Amazing" stamp by Kelly Purkey; "created" date stamp by Amy Tangerine

Clearly, I have more work to do, but I had to walk away from the Color Shine.  It was getting out of control.