Saturday, November 26, 2011

Simple Layout Saturday!

Here is my layout for Saturday November 26th. Sorry I missed last week. I had a layout almost done and didn't take any pictures of it before I got busy with cleaning. The day slipped by I didn't realize I forgot to post. Duhhhh. So here is this weeks.

If you're seeing a theme here you're catching on pretty quick. I'm using my Simple Layout Saturdays to get a good start on my son's Civil War reenactment album.This one is about the Rapid Re-load contest at the Wolcott Mill event. It was very interesting to watch. They had to run thru the contest twice, first time to weed out half the crowd. The same guy won both times. He was quick!

Have a wonderful Saturday!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Bitten Smitten!

Twilight is all the rage these days. Me I loved the books but the movie was just so so. But that is neither here nor there. What I do know is that this is an adorable pattern set. Bitten Smitten by Little Scraps of Heaven Designs. 

This was a fun set to play with and here's the layout I made.

Here are a few close ups of the piecings.

I based my layout on this 2 page sketch from Sketch Support.

The beauty of Sketches is they are a jumping off point. You do not have to follow them exactly. As you can see I didn't but the similarities are visible. Thank You Sketch Support. I will place some journaling under the photo on the right side of the layout.

Hope you've had a crafty day.


Friday, November 18, 2011

One Month!

Here is yet  another Baby Album page. We thought it would be fun to give her a page for each month. That way she could just use a random cute picture, taken sometime in the month, to document how the little one is changing. This is what I did for month 1.

She can easily add some journaling strips to record the story.

To make the cute little baby I used a pattern from Beary Sweet Designs. She has the cutest set called "Elfing Around". It's the Elf on the Shelf set!

I choose to use the little one hugging her knees and turn her into a baby girl. Sometimes you have to think outside the box. She is perfect for this layout.

I hope you all have a GREAT Friday night!


Thursday, November 17, 2011


Sisters are so important to those of us that are lucky enough to have them. When you become a BIG sister and your 4 it's pretty amazing. My girlfriend Becky will soon have 2 daughters. I'm sure there are many "Sister" layouts in her future. I thought this one would be a wonderful 1st "Big sister- Little sister" layout for her baby album.

I used the "Big Sister Little Sister" pattern set from Little Scrap of Heaven Designs for this one.

Here's a close up of the two pieces.

I can't wait to put the whole book together for Becky. She's going to love it. I have a few more left to show you . So stay tuned for more baby pages.

Have a wonderful Thursday!


Monday, November 14, 2011

Baby's 1st Thanksgiving

Here's another layout I did for my friends Baby album. Oh and I'm back over at Little Scraps of Heaven Designs on the Design Team. Thank You Tricia! I enjoyed my last run over there before my summer building frenzy in the Upper Peninsula got in the way. It's tough to be on a design team when you have NO internet. So this is also my first DT project.

This little baby turkey is just adorable. My friend can easily tuck a picture under the paper piecings on the photo mat and add a white journaling block above the turkey to finish the page.

Here is the original set over at LSHD it's called Baby's 1st Thanksgiving.

Here's a close up of my Turkey.

I hope you have a productive Monday.


Sunday, November 13, 2011

Polar Love!

Today I'm going to show you the front page of a baby album I'm helping put together for a friend. I mention often a message-board I chat on, Scrap Sisters Studio, the girls over there are throwing a virtual baby shower for our friend Becky. I'm in-charge of putting together the baby's scrapbook. So we started a post and came up with a bunch of page ideas, then we divided them up with everyone picking a couple pages to make. I made the front cover:

The paper piecings are from My Scrap Chick. This is the original pattern set:

I took the little bear peeking out from behind the arm of the couch and turned her into the baby. Wrapped her up in a blanket and placed her on mommy's lap. I eliminated the bears holding the picture frame as my 8x8 page size didn't allow for them. I also eliminated the bear popping up from behind the couch. The Drass Family has 4 members counting the new baby.

I'm very please with how it turned out. Stay tuned I will be posting some more of my Baby Book pages this week. I still have a few more to make.

Have a wonderful Sunday afternoon.


Friday, November 11, 2011

Saturday's Simple layout!

Here is another edition of Saturday's Simple layout. This one came together really fast. Hope you enjoy it. I'm off scrappin' all day!! Yippee. I'll have lots to blog about next week.

Enjoy your Saturday.


Saturday, November 5, 2011

Saturday's Simple Layout

Well today I thought I'd try something new. A quick Simple layout every Saturday. This one took less then an hour start to finish. My layout once again came from Cathy Zielske. She's so inspirational. They are having a sale over at Designer Digitals, if you want to try out some of Cathy's templates you can head over there. But hurry up, it's a one day only sale. Ends Saturday night at midnight.

My layout.

I want to have a whole album for the kid on his Civil War reenactments. So this is the beginning. I'll document the Unit- 15th Michigan and the reenactments they participate in. Here's a shot of the title.

 And my journaling. This page is all about being one of the  Boy's in Blue. He's very proud of his uniform.

Saturday Simple Layouts my become a regular item on my blog. It sounds easy enough to do. Next Saturday I'm attending a crop so I'll make the layout on Friday.

Have a Crafty weekend everyone!