Tuesday, March 23, 2010

So Tired Today and a LO

I am so tired today. I was all keyed up about testing so I woke up at 4am and it was nonstop. Happily I got all my stuff turned in with no major issues. Now I am trying to relax and I am watching the Apprentice. Apparently Ron Blago loves balloons and hair gel.

Today I am sharing a LO I made of Ryan. I used paper from the 7 Gypsies Venice collection. My title is chipboard that I inked and then covered with Glossy accents. I added a swirl with rock candy stickle for a little sparkle and a vintage style Prima flower. I made the two smaller flowers using organza. These are fun to make because the petals can be cut out very freely and they are singed on a candle. My favorite part of this LO is the journaling section. I cut a strip out of a plain piece of white cardstock and glimmer misted it with two different colors. I did this on my patio table and rubbed over it hard with a paper towel to make the diamond pattern of the table come through and show in the background. I love how this accents the diamond pattern of the patterned paper.
My journaling is a portion of a beautiful poem by Neruda that reads:
Perhaps your dream
drifted from mine
and through the dark sea
was seeking me
as before,
when you did not yet exist,
when without sighting you
I sailed by your side,
and your eyes sought
what now--
bread, wine, love anger--
I heap upon you
because you are the cup
that was waiting for the gifts of my life

I love the imagery and expression of this passage and it makes me think about some of the events that Ryan and I were both at as teenagers before we met one another.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

2day I Choose Remodelaholic as Post of the Week

Okay, I guess this wasn't technically from this week, but I found it this week and I think that counts. This was created by Cassity at Remodelaholic and featured by U Create. In case you can't tell what exactly you're supposed to be seeing here I'll give you a hint...it's something made out of paper (surprise!). Give up? The beautiful mosaic behind her bed is a board with a black base coat that she then glued about a million one inch paper squares on and then mod podged over. Her tutorial is great, but she had mentioned how long it took. I'm thinking a LONG time! I think I'll save this as a summer project for the new house.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Another Challenge LO from the Crop

This challenge was to use the title "Lucky Me" with journaling. I just got a set of the Prima Pastiche line in the mail and it is so beautiful. I used alpha stickers that are a part of the pastiche line, of prima pearls and flowers layered with some border stickers and ribbon, and matted my pictures on a pieces of velvety dark red paper. Easy peasy. The paper is so detailed it doesn't take much to get a lovely LO

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Happy St. Patrick's Day

**I entered this LO in the Practical Scrappers challenge to use something you've had for over a year. I don't even KNOW how long I have had that background paper! Definitely more than a year. You can visit Practical Scrappers to see all the challenge entries.**

Today I thought I'd share one of the layouts I made during the Seeing Green crop last weekend. The challenge was to do a monocromatic layout using all green embellishments and patterned papers. I dug through all of my stash to find things that were green and then put together this LO with pictures of Bailey eating her goldfish. I liked these pictures because the green bowl goes with the whole "green" theme. I used some glittered letters for my title and sprayed glimmer mist onto my background paper. It is in a floral design, but it is difficult to see.

I used a Basic Gray doilie on the bottom of the layout. For the solid portion I turned the paper over and glimmer misted it with Olive. I cut out three of the flowers from the unused portion of the doilie to use as accents and layered on a light green Prima pearl swirl.

Saturday, March 13, 2010

Challenge Reveals!

I planned to post more sneak peaks this week, but I didn't quite get there. I didn't get my final picures taken until this afternoon so I'm jumping right into the reveals.

The Seeing Green challenge at From Here 2 Scrapternity starts tomorrow and I picked the first three challenges.

Challenge #1 is to use blooms and blossoms on a LO. My LO uses 2 pieces of Webster's Pages paper from the Life.Beautiful. line. I glimmer misted my PP and chipboard frame and also defined some of the cherries with Glossy Accents. I also used a filmstrip that came in my March Swirlydoos kit.

Challenge #2 is to use a Dr. Seuss quote on a LO. I scrapped a picture of Bailey from family night when I was dressed as the Cat in the Hat. She is my Thing 1.

The third challenge is to scrap green by recycling on a LO or altering packaging into a gift. I altered a plastic chipboard package into a thank you present for a colleague.

The crop is all weekend so come over and play!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Beautiful Blogger Award

I have a blog first-I got an award! Nadya over at Nadya's World graciously awarded me the beautiful blogger award.The rules of this award are:

1) Add a link and note of thanks to the person giving the award
Thanks again Nadya!

2) Pass the award on to 7 bloggers whose blogs you have recently discovered that you love
Always full of creative ideas, Brown Paper Packages
Erin over at Girl, Paper, Scissors has cute layouts
Cristin over at SER.EN.DIP.I.TY always has lots of fun seasonal inspiration
Mango Mommy over at Adventures in Crafting has great DIY crafts
Read about the ambitious year of no eating out at 365 In
Love the ideas for using up my stash over at Practical Scrappers
and the beautiful detailed layouts over at Scrapperlicious

3) Share 7 things about yourself.
1) I have a birthday coming up, but can't always remember how old I am. I think I'm too young for that!
2) I love to camp and travel
3) I have been married for 7 years
4) I like to use fussy cuts and die cuts in my scrapping
5) I think caffeine free diet coke better than regular
6) I love indian food
7) I have one beautiful daughter!

Monday, March 8, 2010

Things I Love About You

I made this layout for the February journaling challenge at From Here 2 Scrapternity. The challenge was to do a "10 Things I Love About You" layouts. My background paper is 7 Gypsies and is from the Swirlydoos February kit. I covered the chipboard heart with canvas, also from the Swirlydoos February kit.
I love the glitter frame. I used Making Memories letters I got at Tuesday morning. I like the look, but it is a tight fit so they are hard to keep straight!

I love the font. It is Bleeding Cowboys downloaded from dafont.com. I love that site! I have found so many fun fonts to use on my layouts.