I created this first layout from pictures of my son's 9th birthday. I embossed the yellow cardstock with the happy birthday cuttlebug folder. I added the red, green, blue and yellow buttons on the curve which made it go perfectly for a challenge in one of my Yahoo groups. We are doing a game virtual crop and this challenge was Twister! Create a layout with red, green, blue and yellow circles! Truly I didn't even mean to follow it...I just realized it after the fact! LOL. I have noticed I'm doing a lot of embellies on a curve lately. Bling on Kate's layouts and buttons or brads on Nick's.
Saturday, March 28
Friday, March 27
Whoo hoo!!!! I have made the transition! I have accomplished so much more than I usually do in a day. Once I got started I just couldn't stop.....12x12 ROCKS!!! I was really looking forward to being able to fit more photos into a single layout, but my first layouts I am sharing today (and next) have only one photo each, with the exception of one that has three, but that's okay. Baby steps right? :) Enjoy and let me know what you think of my move to 12x12!!
I had tons of photos of the kids playing in Crayola Land. Rather than scrap them all I asked the kids to look at the pictures and tell me some of the things they got to do in this jungle gym styled playground. Then I wrote each on a piece of paper and scattered it around like journaling confetti. It was a fun technique! You should try it! If you do link the pic or blog post in my comments so I can come see it :)
Wednesday, March 25
Now that my 2008 album is complete, I can start the new layouts in 12x12! YAY! Here are my last two 8.5x11 layouts for a while. I still have 2-3 layouts planned and a spot saved for that I need to buy a few supplies to complete earlier in the book though. Enjoy the last of my smaller layouts and I hope you'll enjoy sharing the next phase as much as I do :)
Wednesday, March 18
The first card is my take on this week's Mojo Monday Sketch. What a fun sketch they offered up this week and I really had to think a bit to figure out how I was going to incorporate my paper crafting style of little to no stamping into the sketch that has the big image spot. I ended up using pink mulberry paper and 2 coordinating papers from JoAnns that have a 'mother' theme. I matted the top piece with the same cardstock as the middle stripe. The 'MOM' letters are cut from the reverse side of the 2-sided mulberry paper. The ribbon is just the closest match I could find in my stash. I hope you enjoy it :)
The Cuttlebug Spot. It was there first time offering up a sketch as the challenge and I think it was a GREAT sketch!! To see the original click HERE. I used the same patterned papers, cardstock and 2-sided mulberry paper. The center O was covered with primas as a way to incorporate the flower from the sketch. Totally different spot, but it's there! LOL. :)
Tuesday, March 17
Friday, March 13
Wednesday, March 11
1. What were you doing before you started this post?
Catching up on my blog subscriptions and eating a PB&J on wheat =)
2. What is the last thing you read/are currently reading?
Proofreading a looong email I was getting ready to send.
3. Do you nap a lot?
Not nearly enough in my opinion, but I'm willing to bet still far more often than most other mom's of 2 kids.
4. Who was the last person you hugged?
My daughter, Kate. She just got her ears pierced last night and I did another clean and turn this afternoon and gave her a hug when we were done.
5. What is your favorite TV series?
I don't watch a lot of TV, but the only thing I watch religiously now is Grey's Anatomy, but my favorite shows of all times were probably the longer running dramas like Dawson's Creek and 90210 (no I don't watch the new one at all LOL). I had so long to really get attached to those characters so I still catch them in reruns when I can.
6. What was the last thing you said out loud? You don't need another juice box.
7. What websites do you always visit when you go online?
Blogger, myspace, facebook and I'll admit it....perezhilton =) LOL
8. What was the last item you bought?
Other than dinner out last night and Katie's ear piercing....the last actual ITEM I bought was the stylized flower embossing folder.
9. What is your most challenging goal?
To create 365 projects this year. Cards, layouts, swap items...etc.
10. If you could have a house totally paid for, fully furnished- anywhere in the world, where would it be?
South Florida. I miss home =*(
11. Favorite Vacation spot?
Disney. We have been twice (I have gone a few times as a kid too) and it's always are happiest trips.
12. Say something to the person who tagged you:
Thanks Margie! You, as always, rock =)
13. Name one thing you just can't resist no matter how bad it is for you:
14. What is your favorite item of clothing?
Probably blue jeans. I wear them daily and love them =)
15. Whis is your favorite beauty product?
I have naturally curly hair so my Aussie mousse is definitely a lifesaver!
16. Name one thing you can not live with out:
17. Has a celebrity's haircut ever influenced you on your own hairstyle?
Not really. The only bad thing about curly hair is it's hard to change the style too much....but I do tend to change the color on a monthly basis.
18.What is your drink of choice?
Lipton's iced tea with sweet n low. Occassionally A&W root beer.
19. What is something you do every day?
Shower? Go pee? Play with my kids? Play chauffer? There is a list....LOL.
20. What are you wearing right now?
Black shorts (yes it's 30 degrees outside, but I have no intentions on leaving the house...LOL) and a red KC Chiefs tee.
21. What's your favorite room in your house?
22. What is your favorite color?
Yellow and pink is a close second.
Sunday, March 8
This card is my creation for the color challenge over at Color Throwdown Weekly Papercrafting Color Challenges. Every week, they give you a color combo to create with. They colors listed are Stampin' Up colors, I believe, but being as awesome as they are over there, they welcome you digging through your own stash of any old brand paper and finding similar shades. The colors this week were, Pretty in Pink, Barely Banana, and Regal Rose. My colors were similar shades from the DCWV cardstock line.
Once I had my color palette chosen, I headed over to Sketches! by Tamara to check out her card sketch this week. She never ceases to amaze me and this week did not disappoint. You can see the original sketch by clicking HERE. Thanks for looking :) I'm off to create more cards. I absolutely LOVE when I'm in the zone :)
Once I was done and moved on to the next card idea I realized it also fit this week's challenge to use food or drink as a theme in your creation over at Cute Card Thursday. Lucky me...three birds, one stone :) Make sure you check out this blog because they always have fun challenges like that! Every Thursday :)