Whether it's ribbon, embroidery floss, twine, bakers twine, lace, any kind of trim is my favorite thing to add to any layout. It can add texture like nothing else! So this week's challenge at The Paper Variety really got me in the mood to sit down and scrap! I used ribbon for a border and twine tied through the buttons to finish those off. The layout is of my dad teaching my daughter to 'clink' bottles. Her with root beer of course! :)
Tuesday, August 16
My goodness did I struggle with the sketch just posted at Once Upon a Sketch. I sat down with big ideas and putting them together just were a big ol' FAIL. I ended up moving a few things around and added the bracket where to cover some glue mistakes and now I'm thrilled with it. The extra challenge to go with the sketch is always a journaling prompt and with this one we had to include 2+ lines from our favorite lyrics. I have LOTS of favorite songs, but my favorite right now is 'Just the Way You Are' by Bruno Mars which is very fitting since this is a picture of my 2 older babies :)
Friday, August 12
A few days ago I shared a layout from my best friends baby shower. Now I'm to the page about sweet baby Julian who was the product of that belly bump!! The theme at Frosted Designs this week was 'animals' so I used this adorable froggy paper line. I love the layout so much, almost as much as his sweet little face!!
Wednesday, August 10
I originally made this as a gift, but I have fallen so in love with it, that I'm not sure I can give it up. I should have known better than to use my favorite My Mind's Eye line on the project!!!! I altered a clear jar and filled with 52 strips of journaling prompts. I altered a dollar store hard covered, spiral journal to match. I tried to think of questions I wish I could ask my grandparents about their life, memories that I don't want to forget, things I'd like my family to know someday. This was the most fun I've had making a project and I can only imagine it'll be even MORE fun filling out the journal. The theme at Papercraft Star is 'books' so the journal is my entry there. :)
Sunday, August 7
This month's GDT sketch at Sketchy Thursday's is one of my favorite. I just love the circle elements. It has an additional requirement of having a book/reading theme. Since it was my best friend's baby shower, I looked no further than my very favorite pregnancy book. It's an awesome read by Jenny McCarthy even if you don't find yourself currently knocked up. HA! I actually had thought about using it as a title for several of my preggo layouts, but I just never had any pics where I looked anything but miserable LOL! This fun shot of her and her hubby with their matching bellies (he had a balloon under his shirt) was PERFECT!!
Friday, August 5
All of the paper I used is misc brands from my local scrappy store. They have a Disney section and I just bought all the primary colored Disney sheets I could find. The sketch I used for the first layout is by StuckOnUSketches. I'm also sharing this with the open challenge welcoming back Raise the Bar!!
The second layout followed the Sketchabilities sketch posted on the 30th of July. This one was hard to incorporate into an 8.5x11 layout but that is what I am working on at the moment so I squished it in. Love the end result!!
Thursday, August 4
Thanks to everyone for their 'happy blogoversary' wishes. It's nice to know I'm not here talking to myself HAHAHAHA! Now for the winner of the Prima assortment. If you could please email me at chuckandchristina(at)yahoo(dot)com with your mailing address, I'll get these postal asap.
I looove the card and the fun ideas you shared when making it!!! CONGRATS :)