Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Super Son layout

I hope everyone had a great Memorial day weekend. Over this great weekend, my husband and I celebrated our 10 year anniversary. I can't believe it, it's been 10 years!!! Anyway, here is a page that I was working on for over two weeks. Why couldn't I get this page together? Because I didn't care for the pictures...My husband really wanted them in the scrapbook. The pictures are of my son making believe he is taking off as superman. The second is of my father-in-law with my son. This is actually the last picture we got of him before he passed away unexpectedly a few weeks later. The third is a family shot and I don't like the picture of me at all and the last is a far away shot of my son at the park. Hopefully the next page wouldn't take me so long. Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of the day. Hugs to all.

Wednesday, May 21, 2008

Thank you Laurie

Looky what I got in the mail!!! Isn't this card beautiful? I received this card and stamp from LaurieU at ASB. Two weeks ago Laurie had a contest, complete two cards...emboss resist and sponging and be entered to win a stamp. For those of you not familiar with ASB, Laurie is in charge of the technique challenge, which she puts up every Monday. She has made some stunning cards. If you are interested in doing one of her challenges, they can be found here.
The stamp states "Simply put you make the world better". Isn't that so sweet. Thanks so much Laurie, I really enjoy your challenges and I absolutely love my gift!!!

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Sponging card

I have been struggling with my latest scrapbook page but I didn't want to whole weekend to go by without something on my blog. I made this card for one of the ASB challenges. The challenge was sponging. I used my chalks to sponge the background and colored using colored pencils and marker. The patterned paper is Anne's digital paper Summer Sherbert. I used my cuttlebug to emboss the card, and my Gina K (punchy words) for the sentiment (thank you Heather).
I hope you all have a great week.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Sketch Challenge

Here is a card I made for todays sketch challenge. This is the first time I used this stamp set. I just love the fairy and the mushroom. The stamp set is from Art Inkables and paper is all SU and I glittered the mushroom dots and flower on the fairies head because my friend Heather loves glitter and has inspired me.
Thanks for stopping....hang in there everyone, just a few days until the weekend.

Sunday, May 11, 2008

At the Park

Here is my second page that I made for the ASB design team this month. As in the previous post we used Anne's Digital paper called "Summer Sherbert". These are really cool colors that I would not normally pick up, but I am glad I did. I love the brightness of the Patterned paper and how they compliment the my pictures. Thanks for looking and again "Happy Mother's Day"!!

Friday, May 9, 2008

Look Who's 6

Here is a page I made of my son's 6th birthday this past March. The colors are much more vivid in real life. I like how it came out. I used ASB Anne's Summer Sherbert digi paper and cut it into stripes. I punched the stars and letter from my sizzix dies and the number "6" is chipboard that I inked black, added some glitter and clear embossed. Thanks for dropping by and to all you mom's out there....have a great Mother's Day!!

Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Beaded Pen Chat

I have been neglecting my blog. I have been so busy that I haven't had time to sit down at my computer and write anything much less make a layout. I did make two beaded pens but I can't show them since I lifted a sports team logo from the internet and I am not sure if there are any legal issues attached to a Trademark Logo.

In the past I have made beaded pens by stamping on a mailing label....but I wanted a sports team. I went online found a graphic, played with it in Photoshop, personnalize the graphic then printed the graphic on printer paper. I ran it through my sticker xyron then wrapped it around the RSVP pen. Then the rest is the same for beading a pen, get the red sticky tape and wrap it around the pen, heat it then press pen into the beads and roll it on the counter to make sure all the beads are stuck.

My friend really loved it. Just a quick project that you can make for anyone you know who has a favorite team, TV show etc. If you have any questions, let me know. I am happy to help.

Thursday, May 1, 2008

Finding inspiration

Sometimes when I am stuck and can't seem to make a card or a page, I look for inspiration in galleries or blogs. Sometimes looking at someone's work will just trigger an idea. When all else fails I try to find a sketch to help me along.

A few weeks ago, I wanted to make a card, but couldn't seem to get going. I went out to get the mail and I saw this cute stride rite advertisement and new instantly that I would make a card based on this ad. This is what I came up with. Of course I didn't have the same colors but I am sure you get the idea. I just made a regular sized card with an extra inch or so that I scored to flap over the card. Thanks for stopping by, I hope I will have a page to show you soon.