Saturday, March 26, 2011

Lucky Charms

I wasn't even going to scrap this photo even though it's cute.
I knew that kelly green paper would be difficult to locate in my stash!
Then I found a scrap lift challenge at The Scrap Room and one of the girls had a St.Patty's day layout with lots of different papers and the title "Best Lucky Charms". Also, in my last box of purchases there was this glittery shamrock thrown in as a freebie. So that was it, I decided to go ahead and scrap it! I used the sketch by Scrapbaby! at Memory Lane PA.
This is my layout:

This is the layout by Melanie Call that I used for my scraplift:
I didn't scraplift the design, but it was more the color scheme, title, and banner that inspired my layout.

This is Jessica's sketch (I turned it):

Honestly, all of the product except the Shamrock is from deep in my stash and scraps so I don't even know who the manufacturer's are. The Shamrock is by Making Memories.

Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Spring Fling

Well, sometimes a layout just won't come together and this is one of those times.
You can't love every layout you do, just put it in the album and move on!

I do love these pictures, though! We had a very rare 74 degree day five days ago and took Quinn and Jacob to the park. Today we had snow! It's still grey outside so hard to get a decent picture.

Sketch by Sketchy Thursday's (I turned it):

I put some netting under the flowers - it didn't help - lol!

close up of the journaling.

Paper and Chip alpha are My Minds Eye, Lush Pink;
Leaves are Prima; Lace & Pearls are Recollections;
Sakura Gelly Roll glitter pens

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, March 19, 2011

My 2nd She Art girl - Robin!

See this post for an explanation of She Art and my first girl!

This is my second girl - for my daughter, Robin -  I have tremendous respect and admiration for the way she begins each day anew, never dragging forward any "junk". She is amazing and I love her so much!

The heart in the upper right corner really is not that prominent,
I think the light was just bouncing off it when I took the picture.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

My Guys

Great Gran'dad Gordon (my dad) and Jacob (my grandson) at Gran'dad's 80th birthday party.
This layout entered in the Guest Design Team Challenge at
Sketchy Thursday's - one of my very favorite sketch challenge blogs! The sketch is below and they requested spring colors.

Here is the sketch:

 Patterned Paper: Kaiser Craft: Ever Blooming "Birds of Paradise"
                            My Minds Eye: Ooh LaLa "Soiree"
                            My Minds Eye: So Sophie "Birds of a Feather"
"Delightful Adorable" Tag: My Minds Eye: So Sophie
Die cut tag w/date: Prima packaging
Scallop journal tag: Fancy Pants "Summer Soiree"
Title: "my Guys": Fancy Pants "Like Father Like Son"
          word blocks: Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type
Ribbon: Unknown
Brads: Kaiser Craft
Sparkle flourishes: Local Memories
Distress ink: Tim Holtz "Vintage photo" and "Broken china"

Thanks so much for looking, I appreciate your comments!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

"She Art" = FUN!

I am taking an on-line workshop by Christy Tomlinson of Scarlett Lime. She is an incredibly talented mixed media artist and the workshop is how to create what Christy calls "She Art". We are creating mixed media art on canvas featuring girls. I used an 8"x10" canvas.
This is my very first one and I am over the top pleased with how she turned out. I made it for my boss, Dr. Sandy. I've included a picture of her here also, I'm so pleased with the similarity! One of the things Dr. Sandy says a lot to her patients is "Your thoughts create your reality" so I included that on my canvas.
You really should go visit Christy's blog, her work is amazing. I am so inspired by her and am having a blast taking her workshop.

Close up of the face:

Picture of Dr. Sandy:

Thanks for looking, I appreciate your comments!

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Quinn's Fishy Face

Of course I had to scrap this picture!
My sweet Quinn making her fishy face!

Entered at the MLPA challenge using Jess's awesome sketch:

Patterned paper is by Fancy Pants Designs, Love Bird collection;
Wave border is Autumn Leaves sprayed with Tattered Angels Pearl mist;
Tim Holtz distress ink "fired brick";
Letters are Sizzlits "Fruit Smoothie"

I cut every other space on the patterned paper die cut,
then scored the ones I didn't cut, bent them up and
pop-dotted them for dimension:

I sprayed the border with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Pearl
to give it some shimmer and I traced around the fish with
a Sakura Gelly Roll pen in silver:


Thanks for looking - I'd love to hear your comments!