Monday, March 29
Sunday, March 28
Tuesday, March 23
All the papers are from the We R Memory Keepers 'White Out' collection. They are a great line of double sided papers so that of course doubled the pattern choices!! :) I picked them up at Michael's just before Christmas.
I think the key to this technique is spreading the acrylic paint out thin on a paper plate. If you gooped it up too thickly, the detail on the stamp was lost. Also, they are pretty big letters (but so fun right?) they held up to acrylic paint better than a smaller stamp did.
Monday, March 22
I'd forgotten how much I loved the pink and brown color combo until I dug this journal box out of a box of misc swap items I've received but hadn't found a use for. I happened to have just bought a pile of paper at Joanns 6/$1 sale and these two brown/pink papers jumped out at me. The ribbon is just from my stash of leftover pieces, but I thought it went perfectly since the writing on it is pink and brown too!! I am still considering adding the words 'Alllie and her Great Grandpa' to the top of the layout (layered over the circles paper) in brown, but ran out of brown cardstock. Since the first day of spring decided to bring a MASSIVE snow storm with it, I am stuck home waiting.
Sunday, March 21
After settling on my papers it occurred to me that it fit perfectly with the color challenge on a blog I just found the other day, Secret Crafters. The challenge was to use only shades of grey. I hope white and black are okay because I thought they made for nice contrasts.
The stickers are from the wedding decorations aisle at Wal-Mart. There is a flat sticker with a duplicate image raised slightly with pop dots. The ribbon is just a grey satin edged piece from my leftover pieces box. Click HERE to see the original sketch at Mojo Monday and to give it a try yourself.
I have had the DCWV paper pack 'Animal Crackers' for over a year and never got around to using it. The patterns are just so busy that I was scared to put them together on one page. Then about 2 months ago I was in my local Michael's and found the chipboard embellishment box for the DCWV line 'Safari Kids'. The animals looked exactly the same it just had a few more pinks in it so I picked it up. Then I headed to Joanns (I tend to hit all the stores when I make a shopping trip...LOL) and there on the clearance rack was ONE 'Safari Kids' paper stack and ONE 'Animal Crackers' chipboard embellishment kit. It was too good to be a coincidence so I snatched them up and finally sat down to give them a whirl. They all mix and match perfectly. For as nervous as I was about mixing so many patterns, I must say I LOVE how it turned out!!!
Saturday, March 20
Friday, March 19
The sketch I followed is Creative Scrapper's sketch #95. Head over and try your take on this great sketch...I'd love to see it :) You can click the sketch below to go directly to the post with the sketch or the link above to go to the blog's homepage.
Tuesday, March 16
Monday, March 8
A few weeks ago we took the baby to the nursing home to visit her Great-Grandpa again. It was hard for me to visit there at first, because it was just a reminder that my Grandma wasn't here anymore. Seeing how happy the kids make him eased that pain right away :)
Below is the sketch I followed from Julie's blog, Starting Now. Clicking the link will take you to her blog, clicking the sketch will take you to the individual post.