Sep 15, 2009
Labels: Today's Creative Blog
I opened all of my drawers and boxes of scrap stuff and showed her some scrapbooks and we went to work!
First, we took posterboard and painted it our background color and then took a contrasting color and added 'spots' on the edges. Taylor is a girly girl so she of course chose pink with a darker pink background.
We then took corkboard and cut into 7 even squares and then a bunch of little ones. We painted the squares' edges in our contrasting color. The littler ones are going to be mostly hidden in the end with papers..(or whatever she chooses to put up there)..so I just painted the fronts sparingly.She decided where she wanted the squares to go and then we hot glued them down along with the littler pieces. She wanted to make decorations to fill in the space around them. She wanted her weekdays to be apart from the weekend days and wanted them to have a different look. She took some black and white ribbon and outlined the weekend squares.
We finished the weekend days by adding embossed titles of the days. (She did them all!!) She embossed on white and then took a pink ink pad and briefly touched the edges. Then added it to a sparkley background paper and pinned them onto the cork board with brads. She cut out a dino from the Cricut and added him with a sparkley eye and a bow using the remaining ribbon.
For the weekdays, she wanted a more easy-going look. She made the titles the same way using different embossing powder and background paper. In between a few of the days, she wanted to add color with some flowers and buttons.
All together, she did most of the work, but it helped me get back into things as well!!!
I will get a picture up soon of the after...lol
Aug 26, 2009
...and then all of a sudden... gone...
No inspiration, no desire to sit and scrap... just nothing ..
I am starting a new project hat I have seen twice now and it might be just the thing I need to get get back into the swing! **cross fingers**
So in the words of some really strong guy... "I'll be back!!!" *snicker*
Jun 10, 2009
The first page that I want to share with you is from a sketch that I found on 52 sketches...52 weeks. It is her sketch 16 and it was one of the 'possibilities' for the DT submission.
I am really trying to pop out of my bubble and try more techniques. For instance, the grey paper behind the picture, I did not have the actual paper in this shape, so I had to come up with a way to create it. And if you know my style, I cannot free hand. I have no artistic ability that can magicly draw out shapes and have them turn out looking like anything recognizable... :)) I took my cricut and cut two of the shapes that I needed at 11 inches and then traced the shape by piecing them side by side to get the shape I wanted!
For the journaling, I stamped three separate journal pieces and ripped the edges. This is something that I am really trying to get better with. I have not been very good with journaling in the past, and it is a resolution....so far so good!!!
The journaling reads... This is but one moment when time stands still, and I can reflect on how perfect you are. How much my heart has grown every moment spent loving you. And looking forward to every moment to come. I am Blessed!
This was another possible submission for the DT. It was sketch 12, and in this one, I played with a little paper cutting and colors. Like the blue flower...I would have put on a green, white, or pinkish to go with the colors of the page...but I saw this blue and it just kind of worked...still not sure why, but I like it!! :)
Jun 9, 2009
#1 ~ Over the next few days, I need to update the blog links as some no longer work...very sorry about that!
#2 ~ tanjascraps ~ The blog winner from a few weeks ago...my apologies...but the package came back in the mail and my husband told me what I did wrong on the address (going to Germany I did not think it would be that different..but a little is I guess...) Soo sorry.
#3 ~ Today is the last day to enter your application over at 52 sketches...52 weeks. And if you haven't had a chance to take a gander at her site...take a look! She has weekly prizes and some wonderful sketches!! And new this year is a forum for you to share ideas and such!
#4 ~ I GOT PAGES DONE THIS WEEKEND!!!! The last month has been crazy around our homestead. We took spring pictures of the kiddos...packing for the move, still looking at houses...blah blah blah...but I scrapped!!!! It felt soo great to get some pages done!!
This is one of the few from this weekend. This picture is of all 4 kids piled onto the couch to give Tyler a hug. And if you look really close, you can see all four!! lol
Jun 1, 2009
Couple of things today...
Also, Sisterhood of Scrap now has a Forum!! Yeah!!! And they are celebrating June 1-15 with RAK's, challenges, and inspiration!!! Love to see you there!!
May 27, 2009
Anyone out there facebook?? I was on there last week and found "The Girls Loft"!! A super cute site linked to this blog (I'm just a girl) Anyway, they are giving away their kit for 6 months to 3 lucky ladies!! So make sure that you go take a look before Sunday to have your name in the hat!!!
May 22, 2009
First ~ there is a blog hop and they are giving away some great stuff!!!
It starts at Pamela's blog! So go jump and have fun...meet some new gals and be sure to finish the sketch!
Be sure to stop by the Farewell crop over at Scrap Lovers and wish them well!!!
Crud...there was a 3rd...hmmm... I will find it and update this post.
But for now, be sure to stop by the other two and get some scrappy inspiration!!!
Labels: Blog hop
May 18, 2009
I have been soo sick this past week...and still am. Blah... But I was able to get a few pages done this weekend. Although I am trying out for a DT position at 52 Sketches...52 Days, I am not sure I can share it yet...but if anyone else is interested, check out the notice here! She has some amazing sketches an her current DT is WOW!
BBTB is also having a blog hop with some blog candy!!! The start of the hop is here, and each will have the link to the next!
May 1, 2009
Jeanie Nieva x2 (card and LO)
But there can only be one winner...and that winner is....
Apr 30, 2009
Hey Gals and Guys!!! The DT has been hard at work planning some new exciting things coming up. And to kick off National Scrapbooking Day (May 2nd) we will be holding our first ever Online Crop!!
Each day we will be posting a sketch and a new challenge! And even a few fun games to get us searching!! Everything starts on Saturday morning, so be sure to stop by and help us celebrate this very Merry Merry Month of May!!!!
Be on the lookout for more details...and feel free to grab the banner and post it on your blogs. Help us get the word out! The more the merrier!!
Labels: Online Crop
I was finally able to get a few moments to scrap some of the challenges from the Sisterhood of Scrap online crop!! Yeah...and they were soo much fun! If you haven't had a chance to get to any of them...today is the last day! Tonight I will be drawing a winner for my challenge ~ so check back tomorrow for the winner!!!
This challenge came to us from Jenn who also happens to be the sister for May!!! Challenge #4 was to take the title of a famous 50's song and use it as a title on your layout. She also wanted to see 5 round elements reminiscent of records and roller skates!! These pictures are of my daughter at 18 months, 6 years, and 12 years.
Challenge #6 came from Carla and I knew when the challenge was given that this is one one I would be doing!!! I LOVE this look and the pop that the all white gives. I have done it before with a black/white picture, and it looks just as good with a colored picture!!! This picture was taken in Oklahoma City in Bricktown.
Challenge #3 came to us from Candace!!! Take a look and listen to the YouTube link that she has!! Too cute!! Anyway, she wanted us to use the song Lollipop as inspiration. So I decided to look up the lyrics and found this one that went perfect with this picture!! This was taken on a day when my son was not feeling very well, so he stayed home from school. He ate lunch and then went into my room to watch cartoons. I was only a few minutes behind him, but he had already fallen fast asleep.
This challenge #7 came to us from Ali! She wanted us to play with numbers...and to have a clock on the page! I thought of this picture and have had this paper forever!! It's of my step son during our Fall Pictures outing. Thanks Ali!
Wow!!! Seven out of ten challenges done!!! How many did you'all get done!!??
Apr 20, 2009
Now, onto my challenge!!
We have a restaurant here in Colorado that prides itself on it's 50's inspired interior and atmosphere! The guys slick back their hair and the gals wear the poodle skirts! You can have your burger and shake while listening to Buddy Holly and the Drifters on the jukebox!
I took my son there this last week and took pictures of everything, but I settled on one for today's challenge. This is the front of their menu and it depicts the Diners part of our crop!! I want to see your pages or cards using the colors on the menu!
(feel free to use other colors as well...but these four must be there somewhere!!)
That's it....it's that easy!!! And here is my layout !
If you try this challenge, please link your blog or gallery in the comments for everyone to see!!! All challenges are due by April 30th and I will be holding a drawing with a prize for those that complete this challenge!! What is that prize you ask???
Well my son went shopping with me the other day and we picked out a few things that 'every scrapper could use'!
And I am going to follow in Deanne's footsteps *wink* If you choose to do both a layout and a card, you will get your name in the hat twice for the prize!!!
Cannot wait to see what you come up with!!!
Apr 19, 2009
Phew...I was able to sit down for a few hours today and scrap!!! I think it's been about 2 weeks since I could get anything done. It seems that my mojo comes and goes. When it's with me, I can just pop pages out, but when it's visiting someone else..aka Suzi...I go weeks just looking at my stuff with no inspiration. :(
Anyway, here are a few pages that I got done today. And be sure to check back tomorrow...Sisterhood of Scrap is having their 2nd Anniversary Online Crop this week, and my challenge goes up tomorrow!
This page is for my daughter's 13th birthday. It was the hubby's turn to 'coach' the party, so I took the boys to see Santa, but took the camera with me. So he used his phone camera and all of the pictures came out with a yellow tint. I tried to fix them before I printed, but this was the best that I could do. So I used it and had a yellow background with green. ~And I don't know why they all have their mouths open in every picture~
Now here is a question for anyone who embosses. I used grunge board numbers and covered them with Color Box Pigment Inkpad. I then put clear embossing powder on and embossed. It should have come out clear, but it started to bubble and show these white speckles. My heater was pretty far away, so it was not burning it, and I love the outcome. But I am not sure why it did this. Any ideas would be appriciated!!!
Apr 13, 2009
The other day, I was looking over at Today's Creative Blog and found a post for Easter Eggs and a way cool way to color them over at Our Best Bites! Take a look at the site for a tutorial on how to make these amazing creations!!! But I thought that I would post my pictures here of the end results.
Here are the ties.....
Now, one thing that I did, and not sure that I will do again, was boil them all together. My water in the end was a purple color and I think that it did bleed into some of the other eggs, so they did not turn out as brilliant. But I will definitely do this again next year, I will just buy the hubby some new ties!!!
Labels: Altered item