Thursday, August 27, 2009

Croppin' Paradise August Projects . . .

Made this cute card using scraps from the Piggy Tales Yankee Doodle Dandy Papers and Epoxy stickers! Love how it turned out!

This is a close-up of the flowers that I cut out, distressed, and layering in the 6 x 12 layout using more of the Piggy Tales Yankee Doodle papers!
The actual layout . . .
Close up of the details using the MME Oh La La papers for Boy

I knew that I wanted to use this picture of my husband . . .
on the sun I put the word "adversity" . . .
it's been a rough year so far, but now we are all beginning to see the light with a new school year and a new job prospect. It's an exciting time for our little family.
The girls are glad to have their dad back
and I'm beginning to see the light come back into his eyes again . . . that's a GREAT thing!!

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Pictures from this week . . .

This is my left over make-up from the photo shoot that I did for my hairdresser . . . it was soooo much fun! It was 5 hours of complete and utter fun! Getting my hair and make-up done was a real treat!! Stephen's staff at Salon Salon ROCKS!! They really kept me calm and focused and at ease! It was a lot of fun . . . that is me with my eye make-up and false eyelashes!!
This is Em and I on the first day of school . . . I had my friend snap this before taking her off to class . . . that's my new hair color and cut . . . it's soo cute! She was such a big girl . . . so excited and thrilled to be starting a new experience . . . she's getting to be such a big girl!!
And then . . . I finished off the week with dinner and a photo shoot with this little guy!! He's such a doll baby!! Marcy had the girls and I over for dinner and drinks after the first day of school! It was so great! We relaxed and talked while Paul and the girls played in the sprinklers!! I was able to take several more shots of him while his mama was giving the girls a quick warm up and get the grass off bath! It was a great conclusion to my first week back to work!
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Pictures Part One . . .

These are a few favorites from my visit with my SISTA!! We went on this great 4 miles hike before I had to leave to board the plane. I love how the sun was shining through these leaves.
This is my sista walking and looking through her pictures that she had just taken . . . love that she's multi-tasking and just enjoying herself!!
This was at the 2 mile mark . . . Took this with the timer and my tri-pod was the mile marker! Not the greatest shot . . . but it was a nice reminder of the hike!! I had a blast and I can't wait to see her again!
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Sunday, August 16, 2009

Rest of my CW projects . . .

This above layout is one of my other Craft Warehouse projects. We had to use My Little Shoebox papers to create a layout that will go into a shadow box. The colors of papers are so brilliant .. . I thought they matched perfectly with this picture of my sista!!

We actually had to create 2 layouts that would go into shadow boxes and this is my other layout. I'll admit this layout was really frustrating to put together . . . I just couldn't get the papers to come together in the right way . . . it took me a looonnnngggg time to get this complete!! I think it turned out pretty good in the end though!

I have to say that this one is my personal favorite and I'm sooo sad that it will be going away!! The red flowers are my favorite . . . I added lots of bling to them so they really sparkle!

I am just in awe of the generosity of Craft Warehouse! I'm so lucky to have made this Design Team because they are so great to work with!! The products that I have been able to use have been so awesome! The other girls on the DT are really great as well! I can't wait to send of my projects and get my next one in the mail!!

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Craft Warehouse Canvas Project

Oh my goodness . . . I think this has been my favorite Craft Warehouse project so far!! We were given a stack of Pink Paislee papers and some chipboard embellishments along with a 12 x 12 canvas and told to create a piece of home decor!! This project was so up my alley!! I turned the canvas over . . . the back is now the front and vice versa!! It's so much fun to scrap the canvases like that!! I still have 3 more layouts to do which I hope to get started on tomorrow!!

Studio 101 August 1st Challenge . . .

It's been a couple of days . . . I finally got around to photographing the
Studio 101 August 1st Challenge!!
Here's reminder of the challenge info:

1. Use a non-scrapbooking item as an embellishment.
2. Use borders – be inventive! Unusual items as borders, layer them up, funky techniques, anything goes!
3. Combine your journaling with stamping. For example, stamped journal spot, stamp all your journaling with alpha stamps, include stamped images with your journaling – again, anything goes!

I had a lot of fun with this one . . . my non-scrapbooking item is the pennies in the title.

I used stamps as my border!

I also stamped the title . . . I didn't have letters small enough to do all my journaling!!

Check it out if you're looking for an out of the box challenge!!

Sunday, August 2, 2009

I tried out . . .

for a spot on the DT at Hip 2B Square, cool kit club based in Washington State. I didn't make it, but I wanted to share the projects that I did for them!! It was so fun to be challenged to make so many different things . . . I'm so glad that I did it!! Congrats to those who did make it!!

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Good Morning . . .

There's a new challenge posted at The Studio 101 . . . check it out!! It's pretty cool!
I still have to photograph my layout, but I did this one!! Turned out pretty cute I think!! It features the girls' new fish and some pennies!! Yes . . . that's right . . . I used pennies on my layout!!