Monday, July 26, 2010

I went stamp crazy!

I made it into the Top 3 at Memorable Seasons and the last challenge was to use 3 stamps in 3 different ways. At first I panicked a bit! I'm good at buying stamps (Very good!) but not so good at actually using them! Surprisingly, once I chose some to use, it wasn't that bad--it was really kinda fun! And I may have gone a bit crazy after I got started.

Here are the stamps I chose to use. As you can see there are a few more than 3! LOL!

And the finished product...

Everything except the pink paper and the photos is stamped.

I stamped the number circles on the white background, punched circles in the pink background, and adhered that layer with pop dots to create little windows.

The orange circles around the edge are done with the same stamp I used with the pink paint. I punched the circles out individually and then sewed them around the entire page.
The striped paper was created with a Tim Holtz stamp.
And then because I was on a stamping roll I used more stamps on another page last night! Recognize these people?

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

The Dress

I've been wanting to scrap these photos for a long time but wanted the page to be perfect. I have made it into the top 5 & this week's LSS challenge was the perfect opportunity. The challenge was to use 12 inches of hand cut swirls, 12 rhinestones/brads/or buttons, & 12 hand cut flowers.

This dress was mine as a baby and both Drew & Addyson have worn it.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

4 Years Ago Today...

we met this cutie! All 8 pounds, 3 ounces of her and our lives were forever changed!

The past 4 years have been filled with a lot of these...

And lately, a lot of these...

And because this is my blog and because I can I MUST share this photo from the day. Yes it's gross but you have to admit that it's quite possibly the coolest picture ever!

Monday, July 12, 2010

I Fall More in Love with You

I've made it to Round 4 in the Last Scrapper Standing contest at Memorable Seasons--I'm in the top 8! This week's challenge was to use a solid background and create some sort of pattern using an ordinary/non-scrappy item. My first thought was to use a tire & paint or ink and do a page about my Mustang. Someone else posted a page with tire painting before I even got started and I didn't want to look like a copy cat so I had to go with Plan B. I just didn't have a Plan B at the time! LOL! I finally decided to sand my pattern onto my paper instead of using something as a stamp with paint or ink. I knew that diamond plate would make a cool pattern and I figured I could do a Jeep layout with that. I took my orange cardstock out to the garage to use the diamond plate on my golf cart but realized that it wasn't the typical pattern. I used it anyways and decided that it looked a bit like straw or hay bales and chose some pumpkin patch photos. Despite a minor (well kinda major!) altercation with my sewing machine I managed to come up with a page that I really like. (I know I've said that about all of these pages but for the first time since my pregnancy with Addyson I'm making pages I'm happy with!)

I really hope I make it into the next round. I can't wait to see what the challenge is!

Monday, July 5, 2010

Ooooops! I did it again!

DO NOT, I repeat, DO NOT picture me singing or dancing like Britney Spears when you read that! It will only traumatize you for life! LOL! I am blogging again! And it hasn't even been 9 months! LOL!

This week's challenge was to create a layout with negative space and embellishment clusters. I dug through all my stuff and threw everything I thought would work for the pics I chose into a canvas basket. I may have come up with too much stuff! LOL!

Of course I couldn't fit all that stuff on 100 layouts but I managed to come up with a page that I LOVE! It was pretty fun to layer all those tiny pieces. I may have to do that more often!

Voting ends tomorrow and I'll find out Wednesday if I've made it into the next round.

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Don't pass out!

This is indeed a post from me! LOL! It's been a while huh? :) Facebook has pretty much taken over my blog type posting and I need to get back to posting over here too. I'll try to get back into it!

There's absolutely no way I could possibly summarize the past 9 months on here so I won't even try. We'll just start with now and if you wanna know anything that's gone on in our lives since October just ask! LOL!

For the past few weeks I've been participating in a scrapping contest over at Memorable Seasons. It's a survivor type challenge and I'm happy to say that I have now made it into the Top 10. Even though it's too late to join the survivor part of the contest you can still complete the challenges for a chance at gift certificates or other cool prizes. I can't post my pages in any of my galleries yet but I can share them on here (Yeah! You caught me! The main reason I'm blogging is because I really, really, really want to share these 2 pages! LOL!).

The first week's challenge was "The American Child" & to use stars & stripes. I immediately thought of these photos from last year's 4th of July photo shoot. I really wanted to make a 3-dimensional pinwheel to go along with the photos.
I love red, white, & blue and was very pleased with my outcome.

The second challenge was to create homemade flowers & use a black cardstock background. I knew I wanted to use some of my denim flowers (tutorial will be posted soon!). I love this photo of Jason with the 2 tinies. They love their daddy and he sure loves them! I combined the denim with pearls to make it both masculine and girly. And I broke out the sewing machine for this one! (I'm pretty sure Hollis thought I was gonna sew clothes with it when he got it for me! LOL!)

This week's challenge is to create a layout with a lot of negative space and an embellishment cluster. Both of those are a challenge for me but I managed to make something I'm pleased with. I'll be back to share it tomorrow! (And I'll work on changing my blog header since there is another member in our family--and has been for almost 15 months now! LOL!)