Thursday, January 27, 2011

No pictures please and Unity FFF!

Good Morning!

It has been a long time since I have participated in Unity Stamp Company's Friends with Flair Day. I am excited to be back, well at least for this week. I have been scrapping quite frequently lately and for today's  layout I used an older stamp set which are my favorites. This is a layout of my daughter at 3 months old. I tried to get a very pretty picture of her one Sunday morning before church but my baby girl would not let me. One of my goals for this year is to finish her first year album and I wanted to show every aspect of her.

For this layout, I used the stamps in the following Unity Stamp Set called "Growing in Unity". This stamp set can be purchased here.

Also, I used the January 2011 Kit from Swirlydoos to complete this layout. Please take the time to visit the all the participants blogs today. Have a good day!

Thursday, January 20, 2011


Well, I have another layout to post from the Jan 2011 Kit from Swirlydoos. I was truly hestitate at first due to the bold bright colors but after creating 2 layouts I love this kit even more. This layout was for the SGC Action Challenge on their forum. I was required to use an action photo, chipboard and paint. On this layout, I chose a photo of my daughter swinging on a swing at the playground. I painted the chipboard letters white and I painted the wings before the glitter was added.

For some reason, I am very addicted to glimmermist. I always end up using it somehow on a layout. This time I masked another set of wings that came with the kit. And I used my new found love, the radiant rain dauber in gold.

I have 2 sick babies tonight so hopefully I may get some scrapping time as they fall asleep. I have two more layout to create for the last two challenges.


Monday, January 17, 2011

Its been a long time....

Happy New Year!!

Its been a long long time since my last post. My holiday schedule was very hectic this year and I took a much needed break. Also, I am transitioning back to work so I gave my babies the attention that they needed. Even though I was not blogging, I still found time to do a layout or two.  

For the new year, I joined a kit club called Swirlydoos for 6 months. I have been stalking their forum and blog for a while. I just new this was the right club for me. I am trying to get my daughter and my son first year album together. I know spending money will give me the extra push I needed to get it done. So, my first kit that I just ordered came in this weekend. I was able to finish one layout and participate in one of the challenges.

This layout is for the "The odds are..."Challenge. You are required to add items to your layout and in the quantities of 1, 3, 5, 7, 9 and the twist was adding 11 items.

For my layout, I added the following items:

1 key
3 layers and ribbon
5 flowers
7 leaves
9 heart rhinestones
11 grommets

I added timeless lilac and patina glimmermist to make the white chipboard letters stand out. Then I added a homemade vine and rosebuds. My scrapbook store does not sale many prima flowers so I had to create my own. I also played a little with my new love besides glimmermist is the Radiant rain daubers. Those daubers give a lot of shimmer. I added it to the leaves and the yellow petaloo flowers. 

The two layouts I did while on Christmas break, I will added to the blog later or maybe in a photo slideshow on the blog. 

By the way, I hope everyone is remembering Martin Luther King, Jr today besides just laying around.