Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Parisian Flair Guest Room

Just thought I'd share these photos I took a few months ago.

Our guest room has seen many transformations over the past few years. This is the Parisian mood. It was cute, but it didn't last.....one of my boys moved back in for a few months before his marriage, so out went all my feminine decor and in went his grungy guy stuff.....ahhh sigh.....it's available again so maybe soon, I'll get in there and play the decor game again!

Back to the Past!

A few weeks ago, I did a post with some of my past layouts and promised to post more of them soon. It's fun looking back to the past and seeing what your time and effort has accomplished. Blogging gives us an opportunity to archive our scrappy art, share it with fellow artists, and feel a sense of accomplishment that we have contributed a small amount to the grand and vast beauty in our great big world.

After going down "scrapbook memory lane" I am inspired! I may even try to make one of these layouts again for ebay.

I hope all of you are saving pictures of your creations. It's fun to look back isn't it?
We certainly grow and improve with time, but there are some things that turn out to be timeless, classic, and always inspiring.

Monday, August 22, 2011

The auction was going strong when they rolled out this beautiful sideboard, a few months ago in a nearby town. I wanted it. Babylove started bidding for me and can you believe we walked out that night with this beautiful treasure for only $85.00! Now that is what I call a wonderful night! I was so excited. Our home is a double wide mobile, and that presents some major decorating challenges, but I won't let it deter me from making our home a place we love.

As the stores fill with school supplies and children return to school in the community, I feel that familiar tug at my senses to begin my fall decorating. It's a bit early for that, so I am just incorporating a bit of the colors to my decor for now. Am playing around with the sideboard and entry table. I love decorating for Fall and then for Christmas.

One of the best decor items is books and the best part is that books fit into most any design style. I love using books to add height and dimension. And one of my favorite books "Welcome Home" by Emily Barnes rests on the entry table to welcome my kids each weekend.

In the photo below, you'll see a glass bowl with a brass rim and bottom stand. BabyLove came out of an antique store several years ago with this in his hand. "What in the world is that thing" was my first thought as I saw him smiling like he'd found a rare and priceless jewel. I thought it was some sort of globe for a light fixture. When he handed it to me I saw that it was a bowl. It was filthy and I was so happy that he had bought me something, just wasn't sure I was happy with the something he had bought.
Wow! After washing it with hot water and dawn dish liquid I sat it on the counter top and was amazed. It has a sheer like quality in places and swirls that are lightly running through the glass. It is now one of my favorite things to use in decor. I'm always reaching for this bowl to make arrangements and vignettes. Thanks Honey! I love it!

Monday, August 15, 2011

"Vintage Rose" Scrapbook Kit

"Vintage Rose Scrapbook Kit"
I used several graphics from http://www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ to go with the set.
Love this kit. It has 4 photo mats, and lots of graphics already cut out. Some have been backed with chipboard and covered with modpodge
This Kit is on ebay for a few days, so go there to bid.

Friday, August 12, 2011


My youngest son and his new bride, leaving for their honeymoon. July 2, 2011

Life certainly has it's ups and downs doesn't it? It seems that the past 6 months, I've been on auto pilot. I haven't even been decorating like I usually do. The weddings of my two sons has kept me busy, and a bit stressed I guess. But, I must say that I have two wonderful daughter-in-laws. We have fun together too.

I haven't been keeping up with my blog as I should, but I haven't given up on it either. I've been reading the somerset blogging magazines. One article said keep going with your blog even though you feel like it is a far cry from what you want it to be. It gets better with time. So, I am doing that.

This one gives me more of a journaling opportunity than my scrapbookgiggles blog. I have several posting ideas for the upcoming near future.

Thanks for stopping by to all those who may happen to find my little spot on the web.

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Spread Your Wings and Fly

One page 12x12 layout.
This is on ebay 8/10/2011 - 8/17.


Loved creating this one. I made it in a couple of hours. Needed a quick relax! Didn't want to start a mini album this morning, so this was my quick fix! Ha! Love it.

This pic below shows the pull-out tag that goes behind the photo mat.
The graphic is an "In My Cedar Chest" graphic that I purchased from her etsy shop. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Love is Like Paris......simply divine!

I had so much fun with this mini album. I love the "grunge Chic" romantic collage. So many images and lovely embellies. I used quite a bit of graphics from The Graphic Fairy and some I purchased from "In My Cedar Chest."

This one will be up for bids on ebay (Tuesday, August 9, 2011 through Tuesday the 16th)

Front Cover

Back Cover