Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Layouts using the Boy June Kit from Annette

The lizard on this layout is a picture of a wooden cutout at the playground we were at. Totally cute!

Added stickles to the paper and did some fussy cutting. :-) The pompom fringe added a great dimension to the paper and layout!

I added a couple of extras from my stash with this one. Really... the colors match wonderfully with my existing stash. It's AWESOME!

The blue circle alpha stickers were PERFECT for the page on our trip to the blueberry farm!

I really LOVED the way the kit came together this month! The colors were great and the embellishments really were fantastic!

Thanks for looking at my pages. I hope you all enjoyed them! Now go hurry and get your own TOP SHELF MEMORIES KIT!!!! They'll be gone before you know it!

Monday, June 28, 2010

Some more layouts!

I finally had the chance to scrapbook this past weekend!  I rented out my own scrapbook retreat house (The Hamburg Hideaway) with some friends, and used ALL Top Shelf Memories kits!

Here are a few layouts using the October Afternoon Fly a Kite Kit:

Here are some layouts using the Basic Grey Green at Heart kit:

Here are some layouts using the Little Yellow Bicycle Fresh Print Clothesline kit:

And here's one using the My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary mini kit:


Wednesday, June 16, 2010

another page from julie

here is another page i did with the fly a kite kit!
i used lots of pop dots! for the flowers and the journaling spot.
i stitched the center of the butterfly, and tied it tightly in the back to lift the wings up!

Monday, June 14, 2010

first fly a kite page (from julie)

this kit is soooooo stinkin' awesome!!!
i love me some pop dots!!! this kit was just screaming for some dimension fun!
here you an see:
how i used pop dots and the cloud stickers.
i cut the banner stickers and layered them a little off center
here is another pop dot and oa sticker idea...
layer the same color flower! i added the stickles to the petals and a button center.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

First glance inspiration - Fancy Pants My Family

At first glance there were three things that really grabbed my attention when I opened this fabulous boy kit ~ Fancy Pants My Family.

  • The warm homey rustic colors in the papers
  • The fantastic journal sheets from Fancy Pants
  • A sheet of paper from My Family FP line, Cards

The strip you see missing from that sheet of paper above is what struck my creative energy. My photos do not do these fabulous products justice, but I had to give you a nice close up of the goodies that I've been playing with. ;)  I even created a sketch this month... I don't do that very often, so you know the creative juices were flowing. You know Lindsey Krauss creates fantastic sketches, so this isn't the official sketch, but one I came up with for my first layout.

I absolutely LOVE the size of the journal sheets. Their big enough to house a 4x6 photo and still leave room for journaling... or you could actually just use them for telling your story. So much diversity with these, you can't go wrong. The itty bitty squares with the words family, joy, love, etc... *swoon* they would even be great for card making.

Look for the kits to be released June 15th in the store. Taryn put some wonderful products together this month, and I can't wait for you to get your hands on them! Keep checking back for more inspiration from your Design Team here at Top Shelf Memories!


Thursday, June 3, 2010

Blog Launch WINNERS!!!

Sorry it's taken longer than I expected to draw and post the winners.  End/beginning of the month is always crazy!  Anyway, onto the exciting part, the announcing of the winners!

Sketch Challenge #1--ahiltz
Scraplift Challenge #2--Scrapping Nana
Become a follower of the blog--CandaceH
Sign in--anet
Post on your blog--Dawn Hopkins
Become a fan on Facebook--Amy (from Kansas City, MO)

Congrats to you all, and thanks to everyone for playing along!  I am putting together the June kits today and will have pics up later so you can see the full reveal.

Winners, if you can please EMAIL ME at with your name, mailing address and if you prefer boy or girl that would be great.


Wednesday, June 2, 2010

a mini with mme mini scraps!

i used the mme quited the contrary boy kit and an old bazzill mini to make this book.
i added a few buttons and some october afternoon numbers.
i also added a few crate paper journaling spots for my daughter to fill out