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!)

10 comments:

Chris C said...

Love those layouts Brandi! And good luck in the contest!!!

Daniela said...

Both of these are stunning!!!! Good luck with the contests!

Leslie Ashe said...

YAY!! A B post a B post!!!
Your layouts are AMAZING!! Submit those babies!
Good luck with your contest!!
Happy 4th...
hugs!

Lisa said...

Brandi.....they both are just GORGEOUS!!!!!!!! Soooooo pretty!! Congrats on the top 10!!

Susie said...

awesome layouts and that pinwheel is so pretty!!!

ellen s. said...

yeah!! so glad to see you back on the horse, girl!

and that pinwheel and denim is FAB-ulous!

~Telah said...

Brandi, you know I love both of these, but especially the second one! Good Luck in the contest!

AmyG said...

Both of these pages are amazing, Brandi!! You really did a great job! Love them both!

Brandy said...

That makes me want to scrap. I think blogs are dead-ish, but I think they're still great for sharing scrap stuff. If you keep announcing these, I'll keep visiting

Ronda Simpson said...

Wow! I'm so proud of you for blogging! lol!!
Your pages are amazing--I miss seeing your work! Always love it! :)