Aug 26, 2008

Harry Potter baby!

New layout to share. This is a layout featuring my nephew and fellow 'potter-head' Bryan. He is the coolest kid and a amazing artist to boot. Be on the lookout for his name in the comic industry in a few years!

Yes I did cut up the books dust cover but it was a extra one. This will eventually be a 2 page layout. I have the pics from the HP movie I saw with the boy too. Gosh I miss those kids! We haven't had the money to get them up here to visit this year. Totally bummed about that.

Never forget the cute kid pics!

He was playing baseball and had to get set by sticking his tongue out and squinting his eyes. LOL He's so funny!

Aug 18, 2008

Carni Kid and a funny daddy

Just finished this one and I love it! This is the second LO of our day at the county fair. I used seven pics and 47 brads!!! lol I wanted the brads to kinda look like the lights all over the carnival. I actually mounted the photos (totally eyeballed it) put the brads on, then cut around the whole group of photos and remounted it. I didn't want all those brad prongs catching on things.
I'm trying to be more open to journaling on pages even though I HATE my writing. It reads:
We had a great time at the Clark Co. fair. We rode to the fairgrounds on the city bus. Simon was so exited to be on his first bus ride! Once we got there and he saw the carnival rides, he was over the moon! We all rode the spinning bears, then Simon and Peter went on the swings. I was afraid to let him go on the cars and boat, but he did great!
While I was working on this Peter and Simon were playing in Simons' room. When I went in to show Peter the LO this is what I found. LOL
Simon said they were building a big birdie house. I think Peter look ridiculous and cute all at the same time! I love my guys!

Gettin' scrappy with it! (long post!)

I'm tellin' ya I think I've scrapped more in the last month than I did in all of last year!!! Being over on the All Moments Remembered message board has truly inspired me. I love all the challenges an crops. We really are a close community. So friendly and uplifting. Aug 9th was the online crop. We had until Wednesday to complete all the challenges and while I didn't get them all done, I did pretty good. I even completed the ones I didn't get to with in the time limit. This first one is not from the crop but from a weekly AMR challenge. IT was to do a monochromanic LO. I really love the way it turned out. I actually added a journaling card to it in that blank spot on the left side. I just forgot to take a updated picture.

These cards are from the AMR crop. We had to make a Christmas, Halloween, Thanksgiving and Winter card.
This crop challenge was pretty hard for me. In actuality I don't like this LO right now. I'm going to change a couple of things and then I hope it will be better. I think mostly it's the title that is just buggin' me.
This challenge was to use stitching on a LO or card. Most of us took the easy route but Melonscraps really rocked it. Check it out on her blog!
Ugh! The iris folding challenge! I had the hardest time getting a proper sized template for this thing! Once that was taken care of it came together pretty easily. I might try it again if I ever feel the need to fold paper for hours on end! lol
This challenge I loved!! I didn't quite make it in under the time limit but that was okay with me because I love this LO! We could only use two different sheets of coordinating pp and card stock. The only exception was the title. The whole thing had to be tilted and it had to have at least a paragraph of journaling. (mine is under the photo. It's a bit personal.)
This one bites too but I did it with 15 minutes until time was up! LOL We had to either make a acrylic album (Melonscraps was the only one to do that) or use a acrylic tag on a LO or card. It was actually really easy and I'm sure I will try it again some time.
This was for Melonscraps challenge. I love how this one turned out!
Can you keep a secret? The photo in this LO is of my Grammie at her 75th b-day party. I was supposed to do a album with the pics and still haven't finished it. She's 80 now! Doh! I want to try and complete it for her for Christmas but I just have such a hard time scrapping that way!
This was for Chris' challenge. We had to do a interpretive design. I didn't do the challenge right but I still like the LO! It is 8 1/2 X 11 for my "All about me" album. Even thought I don't have a actual album that size yet! LOL
This is definitely one of my favorite LOs from the crop. Jessica wanted up to use memorabilia (she used some fancy word for it.) on the LO. I used a fan that we got at the Clark Co. fair the week before. I just ripped the stick off of it and used my StazOn to die it brown. Kinda did this one for my mom too since she is a new SU! demo and all the product on this page is SU!.
This next one is not from the crop but again one of the weekly challenges. We had to use Red and green but not on a Christmas LO. I think it turned out pretty dog gone good!
Oh and here's some cute kid action!
He's playin' his geetar!
On the bus going to the fair. He loved being on that bus! lol He kept telling us everything we were passing like we couldn't possibly see it without his help!

Aug 15, 2008

I've been tagged!

Okay so Tigardlilly aka the smartest scrapbooker in the world has tagged me! So here goes it! There is only 1 rule, ONE WORD ANSWERS!! 1. Where is your cell phone? Ummmmm???
2. Where is your significant other? Work
3. Your hair color? Brown
4. Your mother? loving
5. Your father? weakened
6. Your favorite thing? giggles
7. Your dream last night? Fire!
8. Your dream/goal? freedom
9. The room you're in? livingroom
10. Your hobby? crafting
11. Your fear? kidnappings
12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? home
13. Where were you last night? home
14. What you're not? smart
15. One of your wish list items? TV
16. Where you grew up? Cali
17. The last thing you did? dinner
18. What are you wearing? jammies
19. Your TV? off
20. Your pet? none
21. Your computer? addictive
22. Your mood? grumpy
23. Missing someone? nephews
24. Your car? Crappy
25. Something you're not wearing? shoes
26. Favorite store? Crafties
27. Your summer? Boiling
28. Love someone? yeppers!
29. Your favorite color? Yellow
30. When is the last time you laughed? bedtime
31. Last time you cried? yesterday
32. Who you want to Tag? Inara Phew! That was harder than Ihought it would be! Okay off to make inchies! Oh and he's a cute kiddlet for ya! Well so much for that. Blogger isn't letting me do it. Grr!

Aug 5, 2008

Up to stuff

I have a few new scrappy projects to share!
This is a little mini album I did for my hubby. He has been asking for something like this for a while so I made it for his birthday on the 25th. It only took me about an hour and that was with my little 'helper'.
LO I did on Saturday. I really enjoyed making this one. It challenged me because the epoxy stickers I was trying to use just wouldn't stick. I had to figure it out since I really wanted to go with the design in my head. It ended up working out but not before I sent out a plea for help over on the All Moments Remebered message board. Gosh I love those gals!
And a cute picture just because! We went to the Clark County Fair yesterday (7 hours! Phew!) Simon was introducing himself to the ducks. He kept say "Hi! I Shimon! I two!" over and over again. I think he was dissapointed that they didn't say anything back. lol

Isn't this paper line just fab?!? It's called Vintage moon by Pink Paislee. I just love, love, love this stuff. Stacy over at All Moments Remembered has this and a hole slough of other great product in stock. You can check out the link in my side bar and it will take you to the wonderful world of AMR. Also it you haven't yet hop on over to the AMR message board and have a chat with some of the nicest scrappers out there! Everyone on this board it inspiring and encouraging. Stacy and Heather make sure that this is a place where everyone feels comfortable. This coming Saturday is the monthly online crop at AMR. We have a great time completing challenges and chatting. Hope you can join us!