Friday, July 18, 2008

2 more pages

The last couple of days I have finished 2 more pages! Yippeeee!!!!! It feels so good to take the time to scrapbook again.

The first one is of a picture Mom took of Emma. The paper is CTMH and rub-ons are SU (flowers) and Melissa Frances (words-love them!).

Not sure how well you can see the words in the scan but it says "be who you are and say what you feel because those who mind don't matter and those who matter don't mind. Dr. Suess".
The second one is of Joe and Emma. The challenge was to alter a photo so I painted a journalling "block" on the picture and lightly painted around the edges. I then used a rub-on (again Melissa Frances, again- LOVE them). I added Swarski (sp?) crystals to the flowers on the rub-ons for a little bling and dimension but I kept it pretty simple and focused on the pic.

Close up of paint and rub-on.

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Birthdays and Yellow polka dot bikini scrapping

I have been having problems with my internet connection the last few days so I haven't been on the computer much and when I have I have been Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Scrapping ('ll explain later).

Emma's Birthday was Sunday and we had a Teddy Bear Picnic (inside because it was too windy). The kids all brought their teddy bears and we had snacks on blankets in the living room. After Emma opened her presents they went outside (the best part. LOL) and played for quite a while. Everyone seemed to have a good time and Emma wants to have a birthday party every day now :)

On the weekend CompuPro Scrapbooking held a Yellow Polka Dot Bikini Crop Online (you didn't have to wear a bikini luckily but did you notice my avatar on the right?) and I am so excited that I have 2 layouts done and plan on doing more this week (some of the challenges aren't due till Sunday).

The first one was a sketch challenge and we had an hour to complete it. I am not happy with the journalling but it isn't stuck down very well so I will probably change it later.

The paper, ribbon, stickers and bling were from a Chatterbox kit I got at Co-op a few weeks ago. I love the colors and it helped make the layout go together much quicker. I just had to pick out cardstock and the flower to match.

The 2nd one was a Triple Threat Challenge where you had to use 3 pieces of chipboard and do something different to each one.

The star I covered with Patterned Paper and the edges inked with white craft ink. The photo corner was inked with brilliance ink and then I added the dots with my white gel pen. The sqaure piece I painted with paint daubers and inked the edges with white craft and then journalled on it.

The paper for this one was from a pack I got at the barn (love it!- so boy-ish, which can be hard to find) and the stickers were from a different company (also from the barn) and they went together perfectly.

Anyway, I just had someone (actually a really cute guy) from Aliant here to fix my internet. He gave me a new modem and it seems to be working good now..................yay!!!!! It is a really nice day today and now that he is gone I should take the kids outside but I really want to scrapbook. Hmmmm.............................

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Way too long

I can't believe how long it has been since I posted on my blog! This is going to have to be a quick post because I don't have my cards ready for tomorrow night (shocker, eh? LOL!) and I wanted to start them this morning while Ian is at VBS.

I will try to stop back either tomorrow or Friday with another post (maybe with some pics I have taken the last while). Hope you are enjoying your summer!