29 September 2011

Sticker Queen

Aren't these papers so bright and fun??? Thank you JulieClawser for sending them to me! She blessed me a few months back with Echo Park Country Drive for the happy mailbox on the CMB. I love these papers and they were just perfect for the silly pics of C with stickers all over her! I know I used a sketch from somewhere but not sure where, so if you recognize it please let me know so I can give credit. How do you like the little "x" faux stitching? Too much? Not enough? I love word stickers right now and was so happy to see that this collection came with so many! YAY! Added a little faux stitching to a few; pop dotted the bee; a bling swirl and there you go! What do you think?

27 September 2011

Crafts and Chicken fun

This is the single layout I did with a few more pictures from that fun day. I sure hope C does not grow out of this tradition too soon as I love it. I like seeing her smile and play and figure things out. The weather is usually great, the scenery is amazing and they have demonstrations for woodworking etc that I find rather interesting. I hope we at least have six or seven more years of this before I am dragging her there :)!

26 September 2011

Kinderfarm Harvest Days

We love fall! Seriously it is the best time of year for us, we do so many more activities in the fall. I love the colors the Earth is during this time and the weather is just perfect for my tastes. I try to pack something into every weekend (sometimes three things!). Last year we started a new tradition for our little family and that was attending the free Kinderfarm Harvest Days activities. It is one day of pure free (mostly) fun out in a beautiful park. C loves the park on normal days so add in face painting, petting zoos, pumpkins, rides, crafts, and games and she is in heaven overload. Here is my first layout about this new family tradition. It is almost my second assignment for Allison Davis' Sketch Support class this week. I tried, really I did, to go off the exact sketch but it is not exactly like the one she gave us to work with. Oops, I am think I am stuck using them as suggestion instead of direction which makes sense if you know me since I am not so great at taking orders :).

24 September 2011

Port Discovery continued

Good morning! Yesterday I shared my two page layout using stamping for CKCB Challenge three. Here is the other two page set from that day. I used the same sketch but they do look rather different. I also carried the colors over but switched up the sizes of photos and embellishments. What do you think?

23 September 2011

CKCB Challenge THREE: Stamp an embellishment

Hey there! Today I am here to share a layout based on Allison Davis two page sketch HERE. I stamped quite a bit on these layouts. I stamped the journal box, and the date circle on the left page. The right page each of the squares have stamped sayings, brackets, circles with hearts, and scallop circles that I used to mount my tiny embellishment clusters on. The sketch originally called for 9 pictures but I was able to get 11 on here and I don't think it looks too busy! So what have you stamped lately!?

22 September 2011

Week one/Assignment One Sketch Support Class

Hey all! Yes we are still in KY, waiting for the builders to fix the things we found during the home inspection before we close. Once that is done C and I will travel back home to start loading up our new home! Our very own home! YAY! I am so excited! So close yet so far!

Anyways, I signed up for the wonderful Sketch Support class taught by Allison Davis before we left and I am glad I did. Even with the limited supplies (and the ones that I bought while here) I am getting some things done. Here is my week one, assignment one. I wish I would have used a different card stock for base as this one looks washed out to me but I forgot all my card stock minus white/Kraft/and the few sheets in my CKCB Sept kit OOPS!

19 September 2011

H2O fun

This is from my CKCB kit for this month. I saw a layout online that did the staggered rounded rectangles, however I had lots more pictures than the four she had on her layout so this is my version. I had to hand draw and color the water droplets, I think they add just the right touch. These are from our day at Port Discovery, there are several layouts from this day as it was jam packed with activities but the water room was C's favorite hands-down. I tried something different this time and only inked my photos; not mat them, not sure how I feel about this yet. What do you think?

18 September 2011

My wonderful FALL swap items!

Dee-Ann really put a lot of time into my goodies for this swap. I love love love the rosettes, journal spots and the pumpkin that C thinks is a cake LOL! Thank you so much sweetie!

17 September 2011

CKCB-Thank you cards

While here in KY two people have blessed C with some items. So I wanted to make sure they knew that we were thankful. I whipped (read it took me over an HOUR!) these two cards together with my kit. I did add the butterfly punch but that was with my stuff here. What do you think? I hope they like them!

15 September 2011

Stamp me some paper baby!

YAY! I am so happy I got to play for this mini challenge on the CKCB this month! I have tons and tons of stamps (love them!) and always forget to USE them. So this month I made sure to pack LOTS of them and various inks (but forgot my embossing things UGH) to ensure I would USE the stamps!

For this layout I lined up four different circles from the PTI Boy Basics: Simple Circles stamp set and stamped my yellow textured background in green, two oranges, and a red. Then I stamped several of the bigger circles, used a one inch circle punch to punch them out, and popped them on some SU! Dimensionals (Thanks Jamie!) for a little depth on the layout. With the smaller circles I faux stitched and dotted around them for added detail. Pop a few blings on randomly and there is my background paper. What do you think? I also stamped three journal boxes to hold mini embellishments and of course the journaling. YAY! So how have YOU used stamps lately!?!?

13 September 2011

I love Fall swap

Dee-Ann if you are reading this STOP! You probably do NOT have your goodies yet and I don't want to ruin the homemade portion!

OK here you go ladies and gents. I LOVE fall like most people LOVE Christmas time! It is what most of my supplies are made of these days. We do SO much in the Fall usually so I do use most of it! Here are the things I made for the I Love Fall/Halloween swap I hosted on the Cricut Messageboard. We were to make five thing and buy five things. I hope Dee Ann loves what I made her as I had a great time (after a minor freak out after I forgot flowers and buttons!) making these for her. Thank you Jamie for sending me a few flowers and buttons, they SAVED me you ROCK!
all "five" things

Five journal spots that I made
The tin I altered and additional stamped journal spots
Huge altered "D", not sure how to remove the date since I am using Moms camera so please excuse that.

Two bookmarks, exact same design on reverse.
a tiny notebook to carry in her purse to keep track of swaps etc
Altered clipboard for fall, she can use it for lists or pictures etc

So what do you think? Good? Bad? Too much? Too little?

10 September 2011

Aug-Layout 15-CKCB

This is the 15th layout that I did for the August challenge. I forgot to upload it with the packing/storing and long ride to KY. This was from our trip to see the Cherry blossoms this past spring. I love the photos of C.

06 September 2011

Fake it baby! Sept CKCB Kit

Good morning! It is that time of month already, the best time in my humble opinion. DT Reveal day at Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog. I have a huge kit this month only because I pulled tons and tons of fall out of my stash to go home and it coincided with the kit we are copying this month YAY! I may only get the challenges done this month but I like that I have this kit pulled for later as fall is my favorite time of year hands down. We do lots of activities and I scrap at least 30-40 layouts easily from just end of August to Thanksgiving. We love our Fall around here. So without further ado, or jabbering by me here is the REAL kit from Sweet Peach Crop Stop Sept 2010 Juicy.
Now you will notice there are lots of browns, greens, some black and red with a splash of yellow. Well I took the green, yellow, red, brown and a few patterns and went from there. My kit is much more "fall" colored than this one but if you notice I have a polka dot paper, cherry paper (think it is the same one), striped paper, and lots of journal cards, buttons, bling, ribbon, and alphabets that are also in the original kit. Here is my kit (below):
I have included several fun things to alter in fall themes as possible home decor for the new home. I have some Maya Road bottle caps, chipboard pieces (maybe a mini?) and not pictured is a frame/shadowbox. I threw in several trims, decorative tapes, fall themed stickers, corduroy buttons/brads, tags, alphabets, and even some fabric swatches and velvet paper. I was even a good girl and pulled a few pieces from my scraps before I recycled them, figured it was good to start new and fresh in the new space. I hope to get around to see all your kits at least, if you don't hear from me, it is simply because I am buried in family fun time or boxes, take your pick :) LOL.

04 September 2011

Layout love

I love love love these pictures. The one on the far right (last one) page was blown up and framed for part of my Mother's day gift this year. J set up an impromptu photo shoot while I was off volunteering one day. The many faces/personalities of C sure did come out in this shoot. You can see where she was play laughing, really laughing, was pouting because she was "done taking pictures" and the finished product. I absolutely love these pictures. I only had one piece of pattern paper for this two page spread so what is a girl to do? STRETCH IT! I decided I wanted polka dots to mimic the ones on C's dress. I punched 1.75, 1.5 and 1 inch circles with my punches, cut out the journal spot. I knew I would not have enough to cover the whole page so I left room for an embellishment cluster (or my version at least), and then figured out where I wanted the pictures, laid them out, lightly traced and did not fill that space in. For added interest I faux stitched around some, added bling, butterfly bubble things, clear heart buttons from Ephiphany crafts tied with twine, Maya Road chipboard butterflies, inked with sharpies and white pen. I also added some primas, inked to blue from pink to match, and some bling swirls. I love how this one came out and will probably frame them to go on the wall since I love the pictures so much!

02 September 2011

Sweet Smiles (CKCB Layout 14 August)

Yes I know it is September now but I have this last layout to show you, or at least as I am pre scheduling this post it is the last one. This is layout 14. Can you tell I had just bits and pieces of paper left at this time? Nothing special, except the people in the photo, but I love it anyways.