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.............................


Happy Stamper said...

Love the layouts and a peak at Emma's birthday....don't we all want a Birthday party everyday?

See you soon,

Anonymous said...

Great pages, Karen...the pics are cute! Glad Emma had a good birthday!
Talk to you soon...