Monday, August 30, 2010

Childhood Memories ...A Southern Outback Challenge.

I did this LO for a challenge issued at SO from Joanne to "think outside the square" and do a non square LO I hand cut the paper from two other papers I used as templates and traced. Then as a personal challenge I used my new Hero Arts stamp and stamped and embossed the inner circle of beige CS then sprayed with my Glimmermist (Key Lime Pie)that I had won from Mandy at the last crop at SO. LOL I also included the original stick that DD had in the picture. DD now knows that she is NOT allowed to move about with sticks on the playground but she still loves to dig with them LOL. Fun challenge...I wanted to do up this pic for a little while since I did all the other pics in an Ali LO.

Another Double Ali LO

I am soooo loving these sketches...still! This is the same day as the last LO but pics with Mom...just found it easy to divide them that way to break them down into manageable amounts of photos :)Don't look at the pics of me...just look at my cute gal! LOL Made the balloon template title myself with my silhouette.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Playing in the Park LO

Another Ali double...done! I'm still having such a blast with the sketches!! There is another double from this same day, needing to be done now, of me playing with DD.

Thursday, August 26, 2010

Todays Layout.

Today I'm trying something that I hadn't really thought of since I started scrapping my daughter's pages.If I do inky I do vintage....or else I just go with the bright girly colors with no ink or maybe the ink color I am working with (blue usually or pink LOL or green). Here's the scoop...I saw the most lovely set of Layouts over at My Creative Scrapbook which were done by the UBER talented Mommy5X...she has the most lovely inky style- they are rich and deep. Yes those of you that know me know I love my ink but what I never thought to do is what she does...she does these beautiful Layouts and she uses ink with these beautiful Brilliant papers. I have always thought more along the lines of "vintage" when I think of inking. I never really thought about adding them to bright papers DUH!! so I gave it a whirl...what do you think??

I just realized you can't read the journaling it reads...
"Whether it happens to be watching Baby Einstein, reading a book or playing a game...being together is always... [TIME WELL SPENT]"
This is a twist on many levels on an Ali sketch...for some reason I thought the photos called for were horizontal and they weren't they were vertical (rolling eyes at myself) also when I went to print the pics, they wanted to cut off the photoshopping I had done (my printer likes to crop and I didn't want them cropped so I had to put the white border and then cut it off in order to leave the detail. So the pics are going a different way and they are a different size, however I think it still has great flow and Ali would be the first to tell you YOU CAN ADAPT THE SKETCH!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

New LO

It's a lift of Gabrielle's.
This is DD and I snuggling and listening to Michael Buble...her FAVE. I played it for her when I was pregnant all the time especially when I was trying to get her to turn around. Anytime she is cranky all I have to do is throw on the "Bubbles" and give her some cuddles! I should mention I had to Photoshop in the pics which is why the embellies are under and not over the pics...out of ink!

A couple LOs to share.

Here's a couple LOs I did that didn't get shared yet.

Had fun with this one, I embossed the stripes in my cuttlebug swiss dots folder and the flower...I actually cut the corner out of it for a more 3D effect. I love that smile!
This one is this last years Christmas with Santa pic! I really liked working on this's all bits and pieces of leftover papers and just a snip of the prima ribbon (??? for lack of a better word)Two small 3/4 or so inch snip of this K&Co. ribbon stuff I've been hoarding that Debbie gave me years ago!!
I love the berries they look like they have frost on them! The Chipboard title I traced on CB because I didn't know how it would turn out and I didn't want to ruin the beautiful Title that Tammy gave me.
Then I painted it and then covered it in tissue paper then I stickled it. I like the effect and the tissue I was saving for some perfect project like this!

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Hot Fun in the Summertime!

I did this LO for the MME sketch Challenge, Here's the sketch

And here is my LO :)Sheesh the MME one came out big compared to on the LO to zoom in if you like! It's My little gal having a blast at the waterpark...she makes me giggle nearly the whole time! Uses Bloom and Grow and some more of the papers from my HOME them! I made the Silhouette cutting file myself after seeing something similar and not being able to find out who made the die cut I just cut my own!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

A new LO-A lift

I did this as a challenge over at My Creative Scrapbook to do a lift of a DT members work. I did this one of Delaina's because she had done a step by step showing how she used the smaller die cut shapes and a light bulb went off for me...I can cut these shapes on the sil but since they won't cut at 12X12 I figured I had little use for them except for journal I can use some pretty papers and still save the design of the paper I want! The title is a sil cut, the heart/flower shape and the bracket shape are from UK scrappers.

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Alls I got is 3 cards to share today.

Didn't get a LO done, just the three cards one for Gloria's Challenge on CDNscrapswapChat site and two for the Scrapping Outback challenge that Jule's put on.
I don't consider myself a card maker so you need not leave a comment telling me so LOL!
Gloria's Challenge

Jule's Challenge

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Another day and another LO! :)

Another LO from an Ali sketch...I think I may actually need more of these books....need some variety :)
At any rate this LO is one of DD in her jumperoo.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Another days worth of pics scrapped!

his LO was for a challenge on Scrapping outback...usually I just hang with my Aussie girls and scrap at the crops but I never seem to get the monthly challenges done. Well this month Julie put up the perfect challenge, with all the Ali Sketches I've been doing I am left with LOs that are 1,2, 3 and even some 4 pic LOs to do so since the sketch was for 3 pics I took advantage of that fact and did up this LO. The little You're a Winner Chipboard piece was from Scrapping Outback that I won during a crop.

Then while I was scrapping in the Outback...I did Jane's challenge- Baby card thank you's with a paper piecing and stamping and some blue.

I'm actually going to see if I can get all the challenges accomplished...that would be something for me! LOL

Sunday, August 8, 2010

A quick Layout and something special I did up.

First the quick LO not that it's not special, it is too but you'll see in a minute what I was trying to say...these pics are really old, so I wanted to get them done so I could fill up the gap in DDs first album! There will hopefully be more of these Layouts to come. :) These are two shots of DD with her Daddy on two days that were close together so I scrapped them together.The frame is a My Scrapchick cutting file.

Next up is a project I have been working on on the side, it's one of those things I just had to pick at as I needed tiny pieces, and frankly I'm not convinced it's totally finished there is a square or two I may still add to.
Here we go anyway....This is a? Shadow box? Curio shelf piece. I started by painting it red and then I crackled it...well I don't know why it didn't work so well but since it didn't crackle everywhere I took and sanded back the second coat of black paint to expose the red in spots. I was TOTALLY inspired to get this done when I finally found the Tim Holtz Lost and found's Exactly what I envisioned it to be in!! I actually have 2 to 3 more of these to do...anyway I'll just show you because the rest speaks for itself.
First the whole piece-

Next is all the close ups for you

The key represents DD holding the key to our hearts and being the "key" to the family we are. (see top with family and the Lock and heart)

Candlestick is representing DD being the light in our lives.
The little spool I hand made for the size I wanted, the spool is a spool album seen here

The colors on the dominoes represent red for DD (our heart) yellow and blue my DH and My favorite colors.

the Present charm opens to reveal a message for my DD

Saturday, August 7, 2010

A Double Double Zoo Layout....How Canadian is that? LOL

This LO is actually Two Double Layouts. For you who are not familiar with Tim Horton's of Canada a Double Double is a Coffee Tim H. offers (it's a coffee shop/Donut shop :) )
Anyhoo there are twenty six photos in the Double Double. Oh and as far as the journaling goes...yes it's crooked, somehow it moved when heading through the printer, yes I had paper and I could have re printed it but I thought it looked cool so I left it like motto is "I meant to do that!" There are no accidents, just opportunities don't cha know :) I made the Giraffe PP over the stripes myself by inking a piece of 1/2 inch CS with Tim's Vintage photo and then coloring in the spots and then applying glue and then flocking. It's an Allison Davis sketch again and the word ZOO is courtesy of My Scrapchick it's actually a word book but I shrunk it down.I may go back in and add a couple of embellishments but I might not as I put in the PP instead of CS making it a little busier than without it...still I might ;)
So here is the double double all laid out together

Here's the first Double Layout of "It's a Zoo"

And the second half

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Today's upload :)

This is our Halloween LO...I had previously done a one pager with just the pics of DD standing, but I wanted all the photos in one spot so this is it. It's another Allison Davis sketch.
On a side note I have heard people say they like to have there pics printed in a shop versus at home because they are of a better quality. Um Me? Not so much the top right photo I printed off as I needed it to go horizontal not vertical (the original is hiding in the pull out tab as it is a full shot but didn't work with the sketch) At any rate the ones printed out are dark and gloomy compared to the ones I print off so I probably won't be using that store again if any to do my printing, it was my first and possibly last experience with that!'s the LO

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

One Ali sketch....two Layouts :)

I got two Layouts done with the same sketch they just worked out that way LOL.
First we have a LO of my DD and hubby ...I love the way she was looking at him with so much love in her eyes.

Next is a Layout from Christmas...I didn't take very many photos (bad bad Mommy!) But in my defense I was living in the moment playing with my little gal having a great time- so here it is.

Monday, August 2, 2010

Now I'm cooking with gas!!

LOL I'm going to add a bunch of stuff today. :)Sorry for any weird glare on the pics...they say to take pics outside but that didn't work out to my advantage today at all. (rolling eyes)
First...Please ignore the pics of me and concentrate on DD in the pic....especially wherever you see my white as chalk, chubby legs! LOL
First up...two Ali Davis sketch LOs I got done. Both are with recent pics.
First LO is Beach Baby, Beach Baby, gimme your hand. It's of DD and I at the Beach and her first time in the ocean. We went while Daddy was on vacation. I made my own Background Patterned paper for this one not having anything suitable in my stash!

Next is a LO of DD and I playing at the water park. She takes after me in that she loves the water.

Okay...not Ali related but still rolling with the mojo is a simple fast one... I was inspired by a LO by Jules the bling Princess...Mine is way simpler and not as elaborate believe me...anyway, here is my "Sweet" gal (older pics)

Okay...I'm off to scrap some more after lunch when it's nap time...wish me luck!
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