Tuesday, August 25, 2009

You Are My I Love You

Here is a layout I made following a sketch on Inspired Blueprints. This photograph means so much to me. My sister took it of Kevin and I. We were playing around with the settings. And I wish we could say we did it on purpose, but... Anyhow, I think this photograph just captures the essence of our relationship, just WHO we are together. For the layout I used Fancy Pants Daydreams collection. Yes, I used pink and purple to do a layout of my little boy, but this is for my album, not his, so I figured I would try to get away with it. Thanks for stopping by today.

Saturday, August 22, 2009


Two posts in one day, isn't that a treat. I almost forgot that today is the deadline over at 2 sketches 4 you challenge blog. I made this card using Imaginescince snag 'ems stamps (Now available at Michaels- YAY) I saw these at my LSS, didn't buy them and then next thing I knew they were out of business. So I was really happy to get these little guys at last. I wanted to stamp an 'Aloha' sentiment on the card, but I had a problem with doing it on the glittered paper. So, instead of ruining my card, I put the sentiment on the inside. I colored in the Penguins with Radient Pearls and some watercolors. Thanks so much for looking.

Circular Layout Summer Means

I don't really do many shaped layout, but this was a challenge at embellished.ning.com a couple weeks ago. I used some Scenic Route paper. I loved the summery look of it. Also appearing are another part of the jeans I cut up. I made the tree paper piecing a while ago following a pattern from Scrapbooks Etc. I actually have a nicer tree that Jill made for me in a swap, but this was on my table and in hand's reach, so on it went. I made the title letters with my Cricut and inked and sketched around them to give them a little more interest. Thanks for stopping by. I hope you have a great day.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

An American Boy

I did this layout following Becky Fleck's pagemaps contest sketch. I love the pagemaps sites, but I most often use the card maps. The theme for the contest is Summer, and you can't get anymore summertime than 4th of July. I combined paper from My Mind's Eye, Sassafras Lass, and K&Co. I use a piece of denim to mat the photo. The alphabets are doodlebug and KI memories. Thanks so much for looking. Have a fantastic day.

Saturday, August 15, 2009

Amazing Eyes

I made this layout for a contest over on the Embellished.ning group. I didn't get very far in the contest. I guess you win some and you lose some. I love entering challenges though because, even if you lose, you got inspired and motivated to make something. That is almost a prize in itself. I really love how the layout turned out. I stamped the piece of plain canvas under the picture with Red Brick Distress Ink. Then I frayed the edges a bit to give it more of a distressed look. This is one of my favorite recent pictures of Kevin. The kid has amazing eyes, so I am very happy with the picture and I'm very happy that it is scrapped and in the books, so to speak.