Monday, March 30, 2009

Scrapping Across the Universe Challenge #12

I struggled with this one, making myself so transparent is not always fun.

I learned it's easy to be the creativity behind a LO, and not so easy to be the one on display in the LO.

Here's my LO for the Challenge: Secrets from your past, check out all the fabulous LOs over at the Scrapping Across the Universe challenge blog.

The journaling reads: I fought {chubby} as a child...Still Today he is a constant companion.


Decorate Life!

Sometimes its all about the journaling.

The journaling reads: "Decorating is an art, whether you are decorating foamy sunhats or granddaughter's cheeks. Decorating is an art. Papa was Robert's helper for his year end playschool beach party and he was a hit. Papa was the best part of the entire day. Papa was also Reese's greatest pleasure. Who knew that decorating one tiny cheek with a foam sticker could be so much fun? Decorating is an art. Decorating grand children's cheeks is an art filled with so much love that the sticker becomes a tattoo on the heart. Decorating is one way of showing just how much we can love. Decorate LIFE! Decorate your life with LOVE, decorate by giving, decorate! DECORATE!


Saturday, March 28, 2009

My little Water Babies!

Here's another LO I made during Crop Suey's crop a couple of weekends ago.

I've been holding onto this paper (I tend to do that alot lately) and finally decided to just do something with it. Here's what came of it.
Just a little prelude to all the summer pics that should be coming my way soon.

Come warmer weather come!


Friday, March 27, 2009

I'm trying out...

Lotus Paperie is have a DT call and I've been watching them for some time.

I'm contemplating trying, I did a LO tonight following their sketch that they want DT applications to submit.

Here's the sketch:

Here's my take on it:
The journaling reads: It's been 37 years...37 years of you and me...37 years of marriage...37 years and 2 daughters...37 years and 6 grandchildren...37 wonderful years of US.

That's my parents, after all these years they are still crazy about each other!


Thursday, March 26, 2009

52 Pick Me Up

Here is my week 12 for Andrea Weibe's 52 Pick Me Up. I'm staying the course!

Week 12 Side 1:

Week 12 Side 2:
Enjoy the rest of your week.


Wednesday, March 25, 2009

A little Making Memories...or a lot!

Just a little LO using some of the Making Memories Flower Patch collection. I had some fun with the "ruffles" I put at the bottom of the pic. I took strips of paper and made tubes with them and then sewed them to the!
The journaling reads "Only you can turn "Definitely Not" into, No, Not really, Maybe, Well ok, and then Absolutely YES!"

Have a great day! It's tax time so my free time is very limited, I'm trying to stay ahead of the deadlines...not actually behind yet...but very close!


Saturday, March 21, 2009

My lovely niece...

I made this LO with Making Memories Flower Patch. The paper is so springy and fit the pic of my niece perfectly.
My sister has only one girl and she is absolutely beautiful. That means that all the pink pages will be of her DD and I have another girl to scrap about! Look for the many cousins LOs to come in the future...they will be girly and they will be PINK!

Also, keep checking out Crop Suey's blog. We have Technique Tuesdays and Webisode Wednesday (every other Wed). We also have lots on our calendar coming in the next couple of months. Check out our website and blog to keep up to date.


Friday, March 20, 2009

An artist on the rise...

If you read Crop Suey's blog, you saw that my son was featured with one of his art projects.

Last week we made another project at home. I pulled out some canvases for my kids and a little water colors and they set to work. Reese was not so interested in the project, but Robert...he was truly enjoying himself.

He stripped off his shirt to "not get dirty" (his words) and then set to creating.

He was working on his masterpiece for almost 45 minutes and I enjoyed watching him every moment. He had so much fun!

One more piece to decorate lesson was learned though...remove the black paint first!

I'm looking forward to our next will be messy and so much fun!


Wednesday, March 18, 2009

My 52 Pick Me Up...

I can hardly believe where the last weeks have gone. It's also hard to believe that the first quarter of the year is almost behind us already.

I've been keeping up with my 52 Pick Me Up ATCs, I just haven't been finding the time to post them here.

Here they are:

Week 10 Side One:

Week 10 Side Two:
Week 11 Side One:

Week 11 Side Two:

This challenge has really kept me digging and seeking. Thanks Andrea for the great challenge.


Friday, March 6, 2009

Beach Buns!

Here's one that I posted over at CropSuey's blog yesterday.

It's one that I had so much fun making because I had been holding onto the picture for so long. I used Photoshop to edit the colours in the pic (taking out all the colours except the water, then making it a vibrant blue-purple). Then I used a jean pocket that I had leftover from the pants I used to patch all the holes in Robert's knees as a place for hidden journaling. It was fun to see the finished product.

So, combine an old jean pocket, a great pic and, of course, some Sassafrass Lass from Bree's Choloclate Bunnies Kit and how can the finished product not be a success.

Here it is:
And here's the hidden journaling:

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My 52 Pick Me Up creations!

I have to admit that I have been ignoring my scraproom for almost a week. Bree and I have been so busy with CropSuey that there's been next to no time for the fun stuff (well, Crop Suey is fun stuff too, but it's fun business stuff!!)

So, here's my Week 8 Side 1:

Week 8 Side 2:

Week 9 Side 1:

Week 9 Side 2:

It's been good keeping up with these, it keeps me vigilant.

Also, I've been playing with Bree's "Chocolate Bunnies" March kit. I will post some pics in the next few days of what I've made.


Monday, March 2, 2009

Another new month for Crop Suey!

It seems hard to believe that we are entering month 7 of our venture. Bree and I are pretty excited about what's ahead.

Just up on Crop Suey are the new March kits.

Check out their yumminess (is that a word?)

Chocolate Bunnies: In fitting Bree style, it's a little more Sassafrass Lass and a lot more fun! She really knows how to put these kits together. Every day she is coming up with new ideas that, I have to admit, I don't think I would ever come up with.

and Salt Water Taffy: I love Cosmo Cricket and here's my chance to overdose on it! Love the colours in this month's kit.

Oh yeah, on another note! I was published in the Making Memories for You March/April Ezine! Yahoo, what fun! They chose me as the winner of a Scraplift Challenge; the LO I submitted was my "Measuring Up" that I showed you in my last post.