Archive for July, 2008

Here’s a couple I finished up yesterday.  This one is for my daughter’s best friends mom.  She doesn’t scrap so I am just going to put it into a black frame for her to hang in her daughters room.  Uhoh…hope she doesn’t read this before I give it to her.  It is based on a BH sketch from the June 2008 Creating Keepsakes.  i used CTMH cardstcosk, Imaginesce PP, Fiskar’s, Love Elsie and Inque stamps and Heidi Swapp Journaling spots.

The next one uses papers from DCWV.  I basically bought the whole stack because I just love that apple paper. 

Advertisements

Splashpad pics

Posted: July 30, 2008 in everyday life
Tags: , ,

We met Stephanie and Karis at the Downey Park splashpad.  I was a little concerned since Tyler is trying very hard NOT to have any fun this summer no matter where I take him.  I was pleasantly surprised.  His natural need to show off in front of girls took over and he ended up having a blast.  He also learned a valuable lesson about girls.  If you want one to pay attention to you, pay attention to her friend.

Later on we took them all to see Space Chimps.  Let me tell you, I was excited about seeing this movie.  It was actually kind of cute and blessedly short!  I have to admit, I loved the alien planet.  So pretty and colorful and full of cutesy characters.  I’m such a sucker for that kind of thing.  More importantly, it kept Tyler’s attention.  he only asked how long we’d been in the movie 3 times.  The boy has recently developed an obsession with time.

I was thinking red , white and blue would be a good idea to use for New Year’s pics because of the fireworks.  Unfortunately, I used up all my patriotic paper but I still have 4th of July pics to scrap.  Now they look way to Independance day for me.  Oh well, another set of not so great pics scrapped.

Lot's of Love Elsie stuff

Lot's of Love Elsie stuff

I love the journaling on the second one.  I can’t take credit for the idea though.  I scraplifted the idea from someone’s blog.  I’ll have to look it up so I can give credit.

Ok, I found it.  I borrowed the ide from Milkcan at 2peas.  here’s her blog.  She is truly an amazing artist.

http://www.balzerdesigns.typepad.com/

More beach pics

Posted: July 27, 2008 in Uncategorized

Here we go again.  Same beach, different day.  This time the Dorrer’s also joined us.  It was another picture perfect beach day.

I’m posting this one really quickly because we are off to the beach.  This sketch is kind of funky.  All of the circles are photos in my version.  It’s great for all those really busy, not so great photos because it allows you to crop out the distaracting elements in the back ground.  Sorry for the typo in the title.  You know it wouldn’t be me without some silly typing error.  You can adapt it in any way as long as it is relatively recognizable as the sketch.  I’ll randomly choose a layout next sunday to send a RAK.

And here’s my version.  For the title block I painted Tim Holtz crackle paint and then stamped over that with foam stamps from Lil Davis.  Had to blow the dust of of those puppies!  In keeping with my vow to use my acrylic stamps on every page I embellished with stamps from Inque (love them).    I used  an Autumn Leaves stamp for part of my title.  PP is from Scenic route and rubons are basigrey.

Thanks to everyone who participated last week.  the winner of the random drawing is Nathalie O.!  Get me you snail mail address and I’ll send out the stamps immediately.  Here’s Nathalie’s layout.

Scrapped a little bit

Posted: July 26, 2008 in Scrapbooking

I was playing with some techniques last night.  Most of which went terribly wrong.  This layout came out of the process.  I used a color wash of 7 gypsies Fabric and paper dye in walnut-scarlet for the hint of red on the white paper.  I use Tim Holtz distress powder on the edges of the patterned paper and the corners of the white. Stamps are from WillN Way, Rusty Pickle, Technique Tuesday and Inque.  For the title I stamped using distress Ink and embossed with distress powder.

Homemade ClipItUP

Posted: July 24, 2008 in Scrapbooking
Tags:

Thanks to the ladies on 2peas for the inspiration.  Initially the rod was attached directly to the wall but it didn’t stick out far enough for my items to hang sideways.  Imstead I drilled large holes in the shelf brackets and fed the curtain rod through.   I found the rod on clearance at Joann’s.  The clips are also from JoAnn’s.  The shelf is one I got awhile ago at Target.  Now I wish I had used a larger shelf and bar.  I may still add another one somewhere else in the room.  I just love how much this thing holds and how easily accessible it makes all my rubons.  I am considering taking on of my pegboards off the wall since this system seems to be a more inefficient use of space and even provides a horizontal surface to store stuff.

 

 

I also hung some layouts that have been published.