Friday, July 30, 2010

my, oh my, she sure is pretty...

heehee. i used my two layout titles as my blog post title...

pretty this first one is based on a sketch by kristy dalman -
you can find it at design dollies!

the journaling under the photo reads:
that was mimi's nickname when she was a girl... could be yours, too.

i used two lines of basic grey for this one - nook & cranny and lemonade... the lace paper is ki memories and i sprayed it with glimmer mist, and the flowers are prima (sprites) and i glimmer misted those, too! i don't remember where i saw this wire flower idea, but it's not my idea. i saw it somewhere and loved it.

my, oh my... i must be on a basic grey kick. this is indian summer...
and i used a sketch by liz qualman. she has some pretty awesome sketches!

i made that little tulle flower
after a few attempts to use it as a border
and it wasn't turning out
like i envisioned...

thanks for looking! have a great weekend.
i'm sure i'll be posting more shtuff -
i'm trying to cram all i can in before work starts again...

Thursday, July 29, 2010

lucky me

sassy lil' sketches revealed their july 28th sketch and
i {heart} this one!

this is how i used it... a few nights before sam's birthday i had her pose for pictures. lately that's like pulling teeth! i got a ton that night, though. i guess feeding her mexican food mellows her mood...
i used a lot of scraps for the circles here. i ALSO used my ancient old paper crimper! the trick for that is to crimp then punch the circles...

i'm not done scrapping yet today... :) gotta take advantage of the summer before i have to head back to work!

rain is a good thing...

well. not all the time. getting tired of being soggy, think i might start molding. eek! no, not really - but my flowers might.

however, rain is good for scrapping... here's some of what i've been playing with. there's more, too, but it's dt stuff that i have to hold off on posting.

some kind of wonderful i used a cosmo cricket mini blackboard album i've had dragging around forever. it was perfect to showcase those be funky photos and picnick pics.

sarcasm made this one using this week's sketch from sketch inspiration... i think sarcasm in a language spoken by ALL teenagers.

home just a little layout of our humble home in the winter sun... yes, it's mostly shop. argh.

it's almost the weekend. hang in there, and stay dry! or cool, if you live anywhere but alaska. (apparently i speak sarcasm too)

Sunday, July 25, 2010

cool technique...

i found this cool idea on the ideas for scrapbookers blog... it's called the circle punch folding demo, and you can find it here. also featured is a sketch from sketch inspiration. she has some great sketches there and a weekly prize!

little dog i used the folded circles on this layout about my daughter and our dog. also used some new paper called a walk in the park (by echo park paper co.), along with my beloved dotted swiss from bazzill and some other cardstock...

thanks for looking, and hope you're having a pleasant weekend. dark, dreary and chilly-ish here... wondering where summer is, and losing hope that it will find its way here.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

a little bit of everything...

i quit made for who's that girl #13 - the prompt was to journal about something people don't know about you or something you don't tell people right away... i wrote about my quest to quit smoking. i'm ashamed that i was a smoker, but proud to say i'm a quitter...

you are my sunshine for scrapfreak's july GDT spot. the prompt was to use yellow as your focal color. i sponge painted the background paper, painted the edges black, painted my chippie alphas, painted my corrugated alphas, and used leftover (negative) chipboard alphas to trace the word shine... the photo effect is from! love those effects... i also got an extra 25 points for my total by doing a layout for the GDT spot. (i'm currently 3rd or so in points! woohoo! go, scrap, go!)

meeting linda another challenge over at scrapfreak - use any of the topics from this year's daily inspiration column. i used 1.14's DI - markers. use your markers to doodle, draw, whatever. i doodled some journaling spots, linda's name, some flowers, and the border around the photo block...

how 2 B a super hero another challenge - i used 4.14's daily inspiration - watercolor stamping... i stamped the word hero and watercolored it. also used a sketch from valerie salmon.

pixie ish another challenge - 5.11's daily inspiration - using brads. i drew an arrow shape and used brads to define it. this one's based on a pagemaps sketch.

well, that's it for now. tomorrow is my girl's 14th birthday, so i'll probably play in my scrappy stuff till she wakes up, but then i'm hangin' with her. have a good weekend!

Monday, July 12, 2010

you shine...

i made this one for scrapfreaks' bonus opportunity #2...

Bonus Opportunity #2 - Due 7.14
Find something in the
Daily Inspiration forum to copy, create, or try for the first time. For every Daily Inspiration idea you use, you can earn an additional 25 POINTS! Ideas must be used on a card, layout, album, etc. unless it's a project in itself. To earn the points, be sure to upload your creation to the Scrapfreak gallery, link back to this thread AND link in the appropriate Daily Inspiration thread.

i love how the stars photographed! they look like they're made out of metal or something...

here's the idea that i used:
7.7 Daily Inspiration - 3D Star Embellishments

and that's allllll i got done today, because it was hitting 75ยบ around here, and that calls for me being outside. :) tomorrow looks like it's going to be cloudy, so i'll be creative then...

Saturday, July 10, 2010

i am seriously considering giving these people money so i can use their site... be funky

i LOVE all the different things you can apply to your photos! here's just a few of the free applications you can use. i stayed up way too late playing with pics there.

i think this sunburst one above is one of my very favorites...

yup. seriously considering a membership there.