Sunday, April 11, 2010

I've been a busy bee!

Hope everyone had a great weekend! Mine was very tiring and busy as usual. My son Cameron had his first soccer game of the season today and he did great! It was nice to get out there and watch him play again. Today was my Hubby's birthday and he spent it working :{ I had lots of time in my craft room this weekend so that was nice for a change. I made a layout based off of a sketch from this really cool site called Let's Scrap over on Ning. It's a challenge site and they have lots of great inspiration to get your mojo flowing! They are having a DT Call over there until April 16th so I thought I would give it a whirl! You can find the sketch and information about the DT Call on the main page of the site.

Below is my take on the sketch. This is of my daughter Finley and when she got her face painted like a butterfly. The title is "Flutter Wonder" and that's the title Finley chose when she saw the layout. I thought it was a great choice! I used Basic Grey Kioshi paper, chipboard flowers from Making Memories, K & Company flower stickers, Inque Boutique butterfly stamp, cut all die cuts on my Quickutz Silhouette. I also used some 3mm Swarovski Crystals for the circle on the bottom left and on the butterfly. I think the papers really bring out her eyes :}

Below is the card I made for my awesome Hubby! Happy Birthday baby! This is for the April 2010 week #1 Card Challenge over at Simply Scrapping Crafts on Ning. It's hard to see, but I made it on a clear transparency background. I used American Crafts papers, Fancy Pants clear acrylic circle, star & sentiment spot, Unity Stamps, The Stamps Of Life by Stephanie Barnard & Inque Boutique, random buttons, stitching & ribbon. I used a piece of mercerized cotton to tie on the star. Hubby loved his card and then I promptly took it away to get pictures and upload it! LOL!

Well that's it for me for now! I'll be back as soon as I have some more yumminess for you! TTFN!

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Some more yumminess!!

Hope everyone's Easter was just fabulous! The weather we have been having the past couple days is just divine! My girls and I are just loving it! My youngest little girl has grown very fond of eating sand, very large amounts of it too! Oh well, it will come out the other end some time right?
I am blogging about a bunch of my layouts & cards that I have done over the past few months to kinda catch up from the little break I took :} Hope you don't mind, but I figure let's get all the past projects out of the way so we can start focusing on the newer stuff I'll be doing and maybe start some really cool challenges!! I give only the best RAKS away over here so you will want to keep your eye on this one baby that's for sure! So, here goes!

I so love this layout below of my baby girl Lilyann, or Pudge as we like to call her. She was 10 months old in these pictures and they are my favorite of her and those baby blue eyes!

I used a Fancy Pants transparency and added some goodies to it like stitching around the photo collage. I used some fabric behind the main photo and made it pop out a bit from the rest of the photos. I used Fancy Pants papers, rubons & crochet flowers with stick pin, Autumn Leaves stamps, American Crafts thickers that I inked up to match better, some Inque Boutique little paisley stamps and little odds and ends from the Fancy Pants collection I used.

The next layout of my daughter Finley used such a neat photo editing technique called color isolation I believe. I took a black & white photo of her and went into my ACDSee Photo Editor and made only the blue of her eyes show through. You take two of the same photo, one color on the bottom and one black & white on top, and lay ontop of each other and then use the eraser tool to erase the area of the top photo to allow the colored portion of the bottom photo to show through. Isn't that neat? Very simple to do and gives a very cool effect! If you happen to try it please do send me a photo of your project so I can see how it turned out :}

I used Daisy D's paper, Making Memories ribbon, Cosmo Cricket chipboard letters hat I painted to match, the large flower, pearls on the letters & butterfly ribbon are from a Scarlet Lime kit, and I used my Quickutz Silhouette to cut all the fancy borders and finally added stitching and my journaling around the outside. Love it!

My boy, my boy, my boy! What can I say, I love my boy! This has to be one of the best photos ever taken of him. He usually runs when he sees the camera, but he was in a good mood this day so I got lucky!
I used pretty much all Basic Grey paper, stamps & letters. I used Daisy D's rubon around the picture and Making Memories brads. Stitched around the outside of the layout and around each square and distressed the edges too. So handsome he is!

This is what a typical lunch time is for Pudge....all over the place! How can you not love that face though! This is what happens to her lunch when she is done, or she just doesn't want it, take your pick.

I used Cosmo Cricket papers, Fancy Pants rubons, and cut the borders with my Quickutz Silhouette. Love to layer everything and give it dimension as much as possible. I'm a very visual person so there must be lots of color & texture! Yummy!

That's all I'm gonna do tonight but, don't despair I'll be back with some yummy stuff again soon! Oh, and a little something exciting if your a fan of Glitz Designs, they are having a small little DT call! Check it out here! You bet I'm going to apply because I'm no fool! Love them! Again, check out Scrapbook Challenges over on Ning too for some great inspiration, as well as Simply Scrapping on Ning too! Lots of great challenges and a great group of ladies over there too! I'm off now to create and hope you all have a great night! TTFN!