Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Neighborhood Watch!

Good evening!

Of course, I didn't get too much done at the scrapbook retreat I attended, but I did have fun!  :)  Lots of laughs, and lots of memories.

I had mailed a bunch of things over so that I wouldn't have to check in a bag.  When packing my return box, of course I didn't think to set my most-used tools/supplies aside, and NOT pack them.  LOL

Dear Lisa was kind enough to take my things to the post office/UPS (thank you Lisa!!), and I will have them soon enough!  Yay!  (Ever realize how much you use something when you don't have it?  hehe)

Anyway, here's a page I finished at the retreat.. yes, journaling and all!  Maybe that's why I can usually get more done at a crop.. I usually save the title and journaling (and sometimes embellishing) for doing at home.

These pictures were taken at our temporary apartment.  We stayed in a 2-bedroom unit with a patio while our building (which is actually across the parking lot, and you can see it in the first photo) was being finished.  Fluffy loved being able to watch people and cars go by the window on the patio door.  She's so nosy!

Yes, she'll even see a dog or person all the way on the other side of the complex/neighborhood, and she will stop what she's doing and watch them.  It's quite possibly for this reason that she does so well when we have to leave her at the vet for her comprehensive exam... there's so much going on in front of her and she's too busy watching to miss us!  lol

Lots of die-cutting and punching on this one.  The little shapes at the bottom were created using the 2-3/8" Scallop Circle punch.  After punching them out of the Sweet & Sour Specialty Designer Series Paper, I folded them in half, and kept them closed with Stampin' Dimensionals.  I also attached them to the page with Dimensionals, and the white rick-rack (how do you really spell it, anyway?  Not knowing kind of bothers me..) is threaded through them as well.

I created the journaling spot by first die-cutting a circle with the Circles #2 Originals die, then drew lines with Old Olive and Rose Red Stampin' Write markers.  The scallop circle behind it is cut using the Scallop Circle #2 die, and embossed with the Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions folder.

The journaling reads:  "Fluffy loves to people-watch and observe the world around her.  Our temporary apartment had a patio, and she absolutely adored sitting at the door!"

Here's a close-up picture of the journaling:

The rest of it you can probably figure out, but feel free and ask me about anything!  Thanks for stopping by!

(By the way... you can get the Beachfront Ribbon Originals and the Loads of Letters chipboard pack on the Clearance Rack in my online store!)

Neighborhood Watch scrapbook page supplies (12x12):
Stamps:  Punch Potpourri
Ink:  VersaMark ink, Old Olive Craft Stampin' Pad
Paper:  Pumpkin Pie, Basic Black, Old Olive, Whisper White, and Chocolate Chip cardstock, Sweet & Sour Specialty Designer Series Paper, Urban Oasis Designer Series Paper (retired)
Accessories/Tools:  Beachfront Ribbon Originals (retired), On Board Loads of Letters (retired), Basic Black, Old Olive and Rose Red Stampin' Write Markers, Neutrals Designer Buttons, Basic Black Brads, Raven 1/2" Lace Trim, Paper Clip from Clips Assortment, Linen Thread, Elegant Bouquet Textured Impressions Folder, Stampin' Sponge, Scallop Circle #2 Bigz and Circles #2 Originals dies, and Full Heart, Scallop Edge, Word Window, and 2-3/8" Scallop Circle Punches


  1. How cute, Melissa!! Fluffy!! What a cutie!! She certainly does like it there!!

    Love the color you used and the title work is great!! It and the title drew me right in!!

    All your embellies are great. Love this!

  2. Love this one Melissa. I watched as you created this, knowing it was just going to be beautiful!
    I am always so inspired by your color choices!
    And now, I really must go to the clearance rack!

  3. This is adorable! That title is PERFECT!!

  4. what a sweet page - love all your elements and what a sweetie!


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