Wednesday, March 31, 2010

1st day of preschool layout

Yes, I know this one is really late. My daughter was 3.5 years old in this picture. She is now 6. But those big event, typical scrapbooking pages have never been my thing. I like the little stories that go with everyday life much better. Did I ever mention that my son's 1st year album isn't done yet? Yeah. And he's 4 now. My daughter's 1st year album is ALMOST complete. Just lack the first birthday layout to finish it up. You see a pattern here? :)

Anyway, on to the more interesting aspect of this layout. That flourishy heart. I knew I wanted something flourishy in that corner. I grapped the first thing in my blank chipboard/grungeboard drawer and this is what I withdrew (this is the picture after I applied black copics and fruit punch stickles that is):

And this is the beauty of grungeboard. I can use my copics to color it, then apply stickles to it. Then after all is dried, bend it into any shape my heart desires. Even a heart! :) Here's a close up of the heart:

Papers are close to my heart (notebook), grungeboard from Tim Holtz, chipboard "1" from Heidi Swapp, fruit punch stickles from Ranger. That's it, as easy as could be.
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Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Stamping Layout

The forum I participate in was having a scrap olympics for the month of March. Of course I signed up for way too many events! LOL. One of the events was Stamping on a layout. So here is my layout:

I had a great time making this layout. The papers are from Close To My Heart. The stamps are from Close to my Heart and Papertrey Ink. And the ribbon is from Close to my Heart and Papertrey Ink. Lots of little things on this page including more of the flip flap photo protectors from CTMH. Truly a great little invention that makes it so much easier to include more photos on your layouts. Remember you can click on a photo to get a better view. Oh yeah, dh reminded me to tell everyone that this layout took 2nd. :)

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Monday, March 29, 2010

Pallenge #5

Okay, so more than a month goes by....and I don't post a single thing. Not that I haven't been creative this last month. A forum I participate in was having a scrap olympics, so I have been creating. Just haven't been blogging. But I'll share some of the stuff I've been doing over the last month here too. Just give me a bit of a breath to catch up. Didn't help that the kids had spring break recently too! :)

On to Pallenge #5. I know I've missed the last few, but I'll work on being more active in the coming weeks. This challenge is: one layer. Oh my. One layer? Just one? No matting to cover up mistakes or.....okay, I can give it a try. And believe it or not only one card went into the trash in the process. Woohoo!

I used my nestabilities to emboss the labels image into the front of the card. The stamps are from everyday button bits (Papertrey Ink) except for the "wishing you a Happy birthday" sentiment which is from everyday classics (papertrey ink, not available for sale). Colors are all from papertrey ink, Ocean Tides, Spring Rain, Lavender Moon, and Plum Pudding. The only item not from Papertrey Ink is that little purple gem on the top card, I have no clue where it came from. But it was perfect for the little balloon!

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