Friday, September 30, 2011

TCR and Creative Scrappers!

So up until this point, I hadn't made a page of my new baby. You'd think a layout of her would have been one of the first pages I'd make once I had a chance to get back into'd think. Well I had a really difficult time, not because I didn't have photos or didn't want to but because I felt worried (!?)...I wanted every page to be so perfect, so beautiful (because that's how I see her) and I started to feel a sort of stage fright pressure! Weird I know!

Then I saw this color combo at TCR and this sketch at Creative Scrappers and a wee little idea began to form..that got the ball rolling and finally a page dedicated to my newest emerged...whew!!

Palette #77- His Room

I'm pretty happy with the results...did a bit of misting and molding paste-ing (is that a word??) in the background, piled on some flowers and trinkets and voila! it was done!

Thanks for looking and I hope everyone has a fabulous weekend!!

Tuesday, September 27, 2011

Shout Out!

So my birthday was 2 days ago and let's just say I'm at an age where the prospect of getting older is not horribly exciting to me! BUT that doesn't mean I don't enjoy the festivities:) This is where the shout out comes in.. my sweet hubby put on a lovely BBQ party where I got a chance to hang out with friends and family, AND my awesome five year old made me this card (with a little spelling help from hubby):

How great is that?  Just warmed my heart to see this (and I think I see a budding scrapper in the making)!  Thank you to my wonderful family for making my birthday so special!!

Monday, September 19, 2011

Mixing Media

I just finished a page using pencillines sketch #251. Had a lot of fun with this one using some mixed media! The background is canvas that I covered with gift wrapping tissue paper, then painted, inked, and gessoed. Same for the yellow and blue papers except I used tissue paper over cardstock. I just love the texture that tissue creates!  Used molding paste with stencils to make the birds, grass, and molding paste! Decided to make the tree more dimensional by adding "leaves"'s actually small prima flowers that I misted, crumpled, and glued. Got that idea from a recent Creating Keepsakes magazine. Pretty nifty look I think!

This is a picture guessed it, us, family:) These pics are pretty rare because it's usually me or my husband taking the pics. So even though it's not a perfect pic, I still cherish it!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Nothing Like a Good Challenge..

I love the challenges over at! I have many, many pictures I want to scrap but sometimes I have a tough time just getting the ball rolling..well in come the challenges! They might suggest a word or a color or an embellishment and ding!! the bells go off and I get going.  This time it was a subject challenge: falling leaves. I won't go into too much detail but I've had a bag of fabric leaves gathering dust and hooray!! I got to use them. Also got inspiration from this lovely sketch:

Hope everyone has a great week!

Thursday, September 8, 2011

And Finally a Layout!

OK, OK, it took me a really long time to get it together but here is it, my first LO in over 3 mos!  The mild chaos of time managing a new baby (and older sis) and moving back into our home (after 7 mos out) took it's toll but hopefully I'll be able to get back into the swing of things and let some creativity flow!

I followed this weeks palette #74 over at TCR to inspire me.  I gessoed, painted, and misted the background. Used some alphabet stenciling to signify my 4 year old starting Kindergarten! And truely, despite all the warning, I am surprised at how quickly the time has passed! When did baby girl become big girl?! 

I hope everyone has a wonderful upcoming weekend!

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