Wednesday, June 24, 2009

one more little peek...

Did I mention that I ordered the Pattern Paper add-on that goes with the "Oceanside" kit???
Well I did and in it there is a "sheer" from KI Memories. Well this little peek is using that sheer as a base.

You really can't see it here (sorry :wink:) but this is the first that I've worked with one. I love the thickness. They are a bit heavier in weight than a regular transparency so they make a much better base for your page. This layout is a 6 x12 transparent layout that I placed a picture on each side. (Since I use 12x12 3 ring binders for albums it's easy to vary my page sizes, I love a variety). I also used some of the chipboard pieces from the Cosmo Cricket chipboard add-on and yes that is one of the Fancy Pants papers...I altered it. Those "dots" were originally orange, but I needed blue. A little marker with blue "Stickles" added to the top solved my problem.

By the way Lisa has finally gotten the full kit videos up (a little computer problem delayed the process. If you haven't checked them out yet; you should here.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

where is the month going???

It's been another blur of a week...

So many things happening I'm just mentally exhausted and have had a hard time feeling enthusiastic about much, but I feel as if I'm coming out of my funk. I think a lot of it has to do with this horrible weather...lots of cool temps and rain. bleh!

Just got home from here...

My boy is off on his own at Boy Scout camp for a whole week. He's been away before but never this long. Luckily it wasn't raining today, but the campsite was quite muddy. (Glad I'm not spending a week there :wink:)

Here he is racing by his lean-to (it appears to be a glorified wood shed if you ask me) so sorry the picture is a bit was a whirlwind of activity. He's staying in this "lean-to" with 4 close friends. I'm sure they will have loads of fun this week. Fingers-crossed that they will have some sunny days.

So this past week I did get some scrapping done...2 more layouts with the fabulous "oceanside" kit. Pre CHA-W09 I saw peeks of the Cosmo Cricket Snorkle & Fancy Pants Summer Soiree and decided they were my must haves (well after seeing stuff in person at CHA alot more joined that list) and I'm SO happy that both lines are in this kit!!!! Then there is some sparkly ribbon from Prima that is just too beautiful to use, but I do have an idea for it...maybe tonite :wink:

Anyway I did another 2pager!!! I really don't understand...2 months in a row now. Prior to this I could probably count the number of 2 page spreads that I've done on one hand. I guess I'm on to something new, so I'll just go with it. Here's a little peek...

It's been hard to find good light with all this crummy weather.

On other scrappy news I was sadden to receive an email from Angela that the Scrapbook Cafe will be closing next weekend. I'm off on Friday so I think I'll drive up to collect my stuff. So sad.

P.S. On the decorating front...Fritz is all settled into his new room and on the way home today we stopped at the Home Depot and picked out paint for Becca's room (Bubblegum pink...go figure!)

Friday, June 12, 2009

Another full week

This week I had 3 nights of this....

Yes, it was dance recital week here at our house. 1 dress rehearsal and 2 nights of performing. On the last performance night I was backstage corralling dancers, making sure they were in the proper costumes, helping change, and lining up to go downstairs to the stage. What a night! Anyway dance is now done until the fall. Only 4 more half days of school and summer vacation will be here.

Nothing creative to share tonight,
but really hoping I get a chance to create this weekend.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

Time for an update...

It's been almost a week since my last post...sorry! Just busy with life.

Anyway this was on the porch when I got home on Thursday...

This is the Fabulous "Oceanside" kit available for pre-order now over at Coordinates Collections.
Loads of fun stuff from Cosmo Cricket (snorkel), Fancy Pants (summer soiree), KI Memories, and Jillibean Soup to drop a few names :wink:. Check the CC message board after June 15th to see the full kit highlighted in video. I also picked up the pattern paper add-on, some sparkly KI alphas, and orange Jillibean color I didn't have yet gasp!

So last night I printed out some pictures and early this morning while Becca was still sleeping (the boys are away on a camping trip with a group from scouts) I completed my first layout.
Here's a little peek...

You get some "dotted swiss" cardstock from Bazzill in the first time using it and I LOVE it! And yes I used sprouts again...I can't get enough! The stars and dot stickers are found on the Jillibean Soup alphas...tucked between the letters. I hardly ever use the shapes that come in my alphas, so I decided to give it a whirl.

I did finish the trim in Fritz's "new" hopefully when everyone gets home tomorrow we can get him moved in.

That's all for now.

Monday, June 1, 2009

June reveal

Can you believe it's June 1st already???

Well the 1st of the month is always reveal day over at Coordinates Collections. I've uploaded my projects to my gallery, posted the monthly contest info & GDT info on the message board, and of course I shopped to pick up some addons for the July kit that is headed my way this week.

So here's a couple of this months projects (the rest are over in the CC gallery)

This one is my favorite...

I love the bright colors paired with the kraft & white. I loved the big dark circles on the pattern paper by Jillibean Soup, but it was just a bit much on the whole layout. Instead I opted for a small strip cut to hold my title and then cut out 3 of the circles, trimmed the paper down and flipped it over to use the solid reverse side. I glued the cut circles down in the bottom left; added a piece of American Crafts pattern paper that cut a scallop edge; an American Crafts "teen" remarks journaling sticker was cut out to make a frame for my picture, some journaling "sprouts" of course :wink:, AC chipboard pieces, and some white penwork.

Now here's my 2 page spread....

This is the layout I used those cut embellished butterflies on as accents.

Then one more...

I have an old box of pictures that my Dad gave to me a few years ago and every once in a while I dip into that when I'm scrapping. These are pictures of me doing the May Pole dance in 3rd grade. The school I attended always had a May Fair the 1st weekend in May and the 3rd grade girls always performed this dance.

Side note...still working on the painting, have trim still to do. Hopefully I can get Fritz moved into his new room on Sunday.