Saturday, July 20, 2013

N is for Family

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop! For this hop we will be featuring the letter N. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as her N element will be featured in her post.
If you came from Linda Norman at Scrappy Therapy then you're on the right track! 
If you came from Celebrate Crafts then click HERE to jump to Scrappy Therapy.

N is for Family. Thankfully I'm not a first grade teacher because I'd have some pretty confused 7 year olds on my hands here. BUT N is for my family ... Nemitz. This layout is for made specifically for our ABC blog hop. I'm so happy to have a reason to go all out and try a few things I've been thinking about doing for awhile. AND I'm even more happy that I finally had an opportunity to play with some of my newest Close To My Heart toys and supplies.  This is my first stab at Artbooking (the newest Cricut cartridge from CTMH). It was a BIG learning experience because a girl REALLY has to pay attention to whether that "real dial size" button is lit up or not. I don't always like to pay attention. I just want to cut. SO ... I did a whole bunch of cutting because I didn't pay attention.

This sort of thing have been popping up all over.  This was created by yours truly using the Cricut Craft Room and the Artiste alphabet. In less than two weeks Artbooking will be available in CCR too. BUT I really couldn't wait for that!!
How do you like these little sneak peeks??? I learned that from a friend of mine. If she's reading this she'll be able to see that it's far more rewarding to see sneak peeks when you actually get to see the real thing shortly after the sneak peeks.

It's soooooo hard to throw letters away that come out of negative cuts. BUT truthfully I know that it's very unlikely that I'll ever need my last name cut out this size in this color ever again. REALLY ... pretty much NEVER again. I saved one set right here. It ended up creating a little visual triangle. That's one of those "rules" that I try to follow regularly.

Check out these Artbooking frames. I've never owned a polaroid camera. Now that doesn't matter any more. To spruce them up I used this amazing technique to add color. It's called put the frame down on a piece of paper that can get inky and then drag the ink pad across as straight as possible. You might just be learning that technique right now. That's because I made it up. I am NOT afraid to try anything. I did one test of this that really didn't work like I thought it would. Then I went ahead and did it anyway. Ink and cardstock. They're like warm chocolate chip cookies and milk. They go best together. Even though each can be used alone there's just something about the combination.

If you're wondering about the little aqua dot. It's a new product available on August 1st. When you call me to order it just say you want some Aqua Dots ... because that's exactly what they're called in the Idea Book!!

OK ... I think you've seen enough of the pieces. Here is the whole layout. It's colorful because so are we.

Here are the pages alone.
The large frame is cut using Artbooking. I chose it because I love my family EVERY day. I love them especially on the days that don't seem like much.  If you're one of my Mission Possible customers you might just see that frame again in a layout I'll be creating with this exact paper pack. 

Look at my precious kids!! Well, actually they're mostly adults now. These photos are about 2 years old. I wanted to pick a few pictures where they weren't trying to "smile for the camera".  They smile a lot, but this is just their regular old every day face. In case you're worried that I'm wasting a bunch of space on this page ... don't. I have plans to write sweet things about them that I just don't you to see it.

Here's my family just a few days ago having dinner. It's so much fun to have my college boys home in the summer. I look forward to printing this up and getting it in a scrapbook some day. This is one of my favorite parts of our life ... sharing a meal together. Are you taking pictures of things that don't seem like they have that WOW factor? Trust me when I tell you that these kind of little things turn out to be the big things when time passes.

Your next stop on our Everything ABC'S blog Hop is Theodora at Celebrate Crafts 

There are just three of us in this hop so you probably won't get lost. BUT in case you want to jump around ...

Linda Norman - Scrappy Therapy
 Shelly Nemitz - Just One Piece


  1. Oh, Shelly, you have mastered your very own version of the "sneak peek!" Soooo much fun!!! Your layout is as fun as you are my friend! I will have to take this one and run, you know. LOVE the second page and can't wait to try that new inking technique! Love you and your namily...I mean family! ;)

  2. Love your scrapbook pages....your blog is very cheery!