Saturday, November 29, 2008

Autumn's Layout

My youngest daughter Autumn brought home her 8th grade pictures right before our break started. She did not like them very much but really what female likes pictures of herself. I use to dodge cameras every change I got but now I don’t fight it so much cause I know that my girls will want them when they are older. I love pictures of my family in every form so I know that they will cherish pictures of me also. I just wish I could get my mom and husband to understand this to. Anyways as soon as she brought her pictures to me I knew I wanted to do a 12 x 12 layout of the 5x7. I usually do not do 12 x 12 layouts of one picture but I thought this one was to cute to add other pictures with. I realize that this time next year her braces will be off ( heaven help her Dad and Me) and her looks will change yet again so I wanted to preserve this image. Both my girls are growing up so fast. My oldest will graduate high school next year!!! Wow!! I do not think I am ready for them to grow up. Don’t you wish sometimes you could zap them back little again.

I used mostly Close to My Heart supplies for this page. The flowers where white and I mixed create-a-shade paint (CTMH) and groovy guava re-inker (SU) and sponge painted it over both flowers until they where completely covered. I really like the pearly shine it gave the flowers.

Supplies I used:
Stamps: Homestead Alpha (CTMH)
Paper: Evensong CTMH kit and Sorbet
Ink: Old Olive (SU), Groovy Guava re-inker
Big Blossoms, create-a-shade paint, holiday buttons, hollyhock rick-rack ribbon, sorbet marker (all CTMH), Top Note Die (SU)

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Monday, November 17, 2008

Snow Swirled Class

These are three of the five cards I will be having at my monthly card class this evening. I thought with the holidays coming it would be a good time to make some Christmas cards. I really like this set because it can easily be used on cards or scrap booking. As you can tell I like to use non-traditional colors on Christmas cards. I will be off from both jobs all next week for Thanksgiving so I hope to get more time to create and blog.

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Ink: Perfect Plum
Paper: Perfect Plum Sahara Sand, Pale Plum, Vanilla
Top Note Die, gems, Ribbon for Michael’s

Ink: Riding Hood Red
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Baja Breeze, Kiwi Kiss, Whisper White
Circle Punches, Martha Stewart Punch, SU taffeta ribbon, gem, SU scallop edge punch, Cuttlebug folder

Ink: Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze
Paper: Close to Cocoa, Baja Breeze, Whisper White
SU Scallop Circle Punch, Circle Punches, Curly Label Punch, Ribbon from Michael’s

Tuesday, November 04, 2008

Shaker Village

This is the second layout I have completed on my days off. This layout is of our boat ride at Shakers Village when we went to Lexington on my Hubby’s 40th. I was inspired by the WICKED challenge on the demo only forum on split coast. The wicked challenge is to use only current SU products but I used Basic Grey paper and Prima flowers so I will not list it under the challenge but I loved the sketch so I wanted to give credit where it is due. Well I need to get a shower so I can go vote!! Boy am I nervous to see how it all comes out. Oh I go swap cards yesterday and WOW are they wonderful. Some very talented ladies is all I can say.

Supplies I used:
Stamps: Inspired by Nature
Ink: Old Olive, More Mustard
Paper: Basic Grey, More Mustard, Textured Baja Breeze
Prima flowers, SU buttons, CK computer program for journaling

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Monday, November 03, 2008

UK Big Blue Madness

I am off from work today and tomorrow and I am finally getting some scrapping done. This is the first layout I finished so far today. It is of out day trip for Jerry’s 40th birthday Oct. 10th. This layout is of the Big Blue Madness scrimmage we went to that evening. I used our tickets and a big badge a local channel was giving out for embellishments. I cut off the pin on back with wire cutters and doubled up on foam on back to make it stick. I actually cut the foam that holds pop dots and stuck it on back. I hate to waste. I also used SU five petal, scallop circle and circle punches to make my own embellishments. The buttons are from Wal-mart and the cardstock is CTMH textured.

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