Monday, August 24, 2009

Tru Luv -

For this layout I used a sketch that Julie posted in Scrap Happy ( from Pink Sketches- I believe). It is fortunate that I had the perfect picture to go use for the sketch. :) The designer paper is and the chipboard alphabet are from SU! The flowers are flora doodles ( man I LOVE those flowers- I so need to buy more!) I painted them with Ranger crackle paint in pewter ( I think ). The sentiment stamps are from Unity. :)

The photo I used for the layout was taken by Johnny ( as you can tell :O) ) while we were visiting the Oregon Coast ( the beach is called Short Beach)- about 2.5 weeks ago. I don't have many pictures of us together so it was really fun to scrap this one.

Thanks for stopping by- I hope that you're week is off to a fantastic start! Tomorrow, I'm off to Port Orchard to sign my son up for online public school- and we also have to head to the JR. High to see if we can't get LULU'S schedule fixed- She'd really like to take French this year- though I don't understand that...Her dad took Spanish and I took German- We are SO not going to be able to give her any help!

Sunday, August 23, 2009

Some Serious Cuteness & A Card

This layout is based on a challenge in Scrap Happy ( hosted by Sara)- we had to jack Kathryn's LO ( isn't it fortunate that she's my bff? )-Anyhow, this is my take on her layout. I didnt' do a title like hers ( I was having issues and my printer is broken ) so I added the buttons and her initial. I'm pretty pleased with the end result. Besides- the baby is so cute- nothing I do can enhance that!
I used twine instead of ribbon and x's instead of loops.
I painted the K with crackle paint then added stickles.
The card is based on a sketch that was posted in an online group. The stamp is from Unity!
Wow! I can't believe that the summer is almost over- My kids start school on Sept. 2ND. Which is earlier than normal- they usually start back around the 6TH. Soccer season has started here as well- my daughter Linsea has already been at practice for 2 weeks. Emma doesn't start practice until after school starts. When that happens my life will be super busy! I'll be at soccer practice 4 days during the work week and at least 2 games on the weekend. YIKES! Not only that- but we head to CA. towards the end of Sept. for my sister's wedding. Everything just snowballs after that- something to look forward to, I guess. Thanks for stopping by- I hope you had a great summer---> and are looking forward to the fall.

Thursday, August 6, 2009

Pretty and Pink

My friend scrappinsara posted this challenge in our Online group. We were to jack someones layout. This is what I came up with. This was one of the only pieces of paper I had that was in this shape- so I ended up going with pink and black as my color choices. These are not my typical color choices- but I think the layout turned out pretty well. I have to admit, layering flowers isn't as easy as it looks. I always have such a hard time getting them layered- "just right". Perhaps, it's just me- making things more difficult on myself ( which I have to say is pretty typical).

The flowers are from floradoodles, the paper is from Making Memories- the Sabrina collection, letters are from DCWV.

Well, I'm off to take my daughter to Barnes and Noble- so that she can use her gift card. We're on our way to Tillamook tomorrow morning- so the book will definitely come in handy ( it's a 5 hour drive from our house)! I'm pretty excited about the trip ( we're just staying overnight)- we're going to do the beach thing ( ah, nice sandy beaches. The beaches near our house are rocky.), hit the Cheese Factory ( and buy some yummy smoked cheddar)- and hang out with my BFF for a bit. We have to be home on Sat. cause Johnny has to work Sunday night- there is no one who can do what he does...lucky him, HUH?

Thanks for stopping by- I hope that you have a fantastic weekend!