I began this blog to document my POTD (picture of the day) for our Project Life album in 2010. In Sept. 2011 I had our first baby and I plan for her to have the most documented life possible. I have continued each year with Project Life, but also have expanded my blog to include layouts and other creations. Life has gotten busy, so I don't post as often as I used to, but am still determined to try. I would love to have you join me on our journey! Thank you for visiting!
Thank Goodness this week is almost over. Sometime work overwhelms me completely, this is one of those weeks. I should be working, but instead I finished this layout of DD when she was just 2 months old. Daddy is determined she will be a soccer start, and has started her early.
I played along with Sketches4All - Stacey H-W's August Stash challenge. This month the challenge is to use a messy medium on your project - paint, ink, multi medium, gesso, water colors, etc. I am really NOT a messy scrapper. I used a hexagon template and paint to replicate the soccer ball on the background, but the paint bled through the template and is not crisp. I also tried to splatter paint, but that didn't work either and it just looks like some paint was spilled. I'm not sure how the artistic painters get that nice even splattered look. I also covered the little stars on the background at the top with pink paint circles. For this layout I used the sketch below from Sketchbook 365 - August sketch challenge.
I used hexagons in lieu of the circles and my frame is a bit different in shape, but my layout is pretty true to the sketch. Finally, I played along with Scrap Your Story - Challenge #22 to use arrows. I used 5 different foam arrows from American crafts. Here are a couple of close-up photos:
Materials Used: paper - CTMH, frame - LYB; paint - Making Memories; arrows - American Crafts; fabric sticker - LYB; ticket sticker - Simple stories; corrugated heart - RAK from fellow scrapper; journaling block - Making memories; alphabet stickers - Thickers; chipboard numbers - Simple Stories; stencil - Studio Calico; chipboard corners - American Crafts. Thanks for visiting!
I was planning to play along with the August challenge over at Sketches4All which required the use of the Pagemaps sketch below. I completed this layout and then realized that it was supposed to be a "Summertime" layout, whoops. So instead I decided to play along with the Sketches4All Busy Scrappers August challenge - "Just Us Girls/Ladies". So here is my girl layout:
This is little Maddie at 4 months. Hard to believe she was so small.
Here is the sketch I used:
I also played along with Colorful Creations's E challenge for August - to use layers and buttons. I used cardstock buttons from LYB and lots of layers including paper, ribbon, transparency, border punches, journaling blocks, chipboard, and stickers.
Hello! We had a playdate, two birthday parties, and a million errands to run today. Tomorrow is yet another birthday party, and I am exhausted. Somehow in between all of this I finished this layout of Maddie in her sandbox.
I created this layout using the Sketches4All - August "Summertime Anything Goes" challenge. I am Guest Designing over at Sketches4All this month, so I wanted to play along with this great challenge. The challenge is simple, create a project using the "Summertime Anything Goes" theme and use the sketch below:
I am also linking up with Paper Issues - Um Wow Chipboard challenge. I used a CTMH chipboard arrow, chipboard Thickers, and K&Company chipboard letters. For my title, I used the word "Play" in "playing in the sand" for the Colorful Creations - August Song Challenge. This month the challenge is to use a word(s) from "Private Eyes" by Hall & Oates. Finally, I played along with Scrap Our Stash - Stash Challenge #6 Summertime. This challenge is to create a Summer themed layout and you MUST include (3) or more pre-made Die-Cut embellishments from your stash! I used a lot of different die-cuts on this page including the large view finder for journaling, the details piece, the canvas cloud, the little star that I added a pop-dot to, the red file tab at the bottom, and the cork shape piece next to the fence. Here are a couple of close-up photos:
Materials Used: paper - Simple Stories; ribbon - Michaels and unknown; chipboard arrow - CTMH; border punch - Fiskars; Canvas shape - LYB; corkboard shape - LYB; stickers - Simple Stories, Jolee's; chipboard alphas - Thickers and K&Company; canvas alphas - Deja' View; cricut - George & Basic Shapes; view finder die-cut - Studio Calico. Thanks for visiting!