Sunday, May 29, 2011

Scraps of Darkness May Kit

Happy Memorial Day!

I decided to join Scraps of Darkness this month with the assurance that I will have a kit for June. I was excited when Melinda emailed me saying she had a current kit available. This month kit has an Asian flair. So far I was only able to finish two layoits with the kit. I finish the May Sketch and a layout for my son. This kit papers were bright and busy. I struggled for a minute with the kit due to the business of the papers.

The May Sketch layout is a picture of my daughter at 3 months old. I didnt have a fan in my kit so I created one with the bamboo sticks that were in the kit. The flower vines were from my stash at home.

**** This Layout won MAY SKETCH CHALLENGE at Scraps of Darkness ****

The other layout is a picture of my son when he was 3 months old. With this layout I forced myself not to use flowers. I love flowers and I grab for them alot. My son has those girly eyes and hair so I really do not want to use alot of flowers. But I know its coming soon for me to create a boy layout with a few flowers. The crane from this kit was painted with leftover white paint in the brush and little mermaid

 A closeup of the crane.

Thanks for looking and Have a wonderful holiday!

Thursday, May 19, 2011


Good Evening!

Whew! Finally, I was able to finish this layout tonight. This layout contains a picture of my grandmother. Pictures of her are very rare since she hated taking photos and any she found she threw away. Thank God for digital pictures, so we can always reprint the photos.

In this layout, I followed the "Stuck on U Sketches" sketch for this week. Since I used my Swirlydoos May Kit, I am able to submit this for the glitz challenge too. Our May kit contains the laced with grace collection from Glitz. The Glitz challenge was to include the technique of clustering.

Thank you for visiting my blog and Good night!

Monday, May 16, 2011

Swirlydoo's Challenges for May

Good Evening Everyone!

I am excited to post two layouts Ive created this month for Challenges at Swirlydoos. I am excited because I am keeping my goal of scrapping something every week for my babies, sister, and family scrapbooks. I hope by the end of the year each child will have one album completed. My only problem is that I like to jump between 4 years based off the mood I get from the kits and papers.

For the Round Robin challenge, I was second string this time for the Team Swirlynators. I had to scraplift Erica's gorgeous layout and use mist. This layout is a picture of my 14yr old sister and my daughter. My daughter loves to follow her around. This layout also includes dusty attic chicken wire,

For the May Sketch Challenge, I used pictures of my daughter on Easter Sunday 2010. We had a beautiful day that Easter and majority of her pictures came out very nice. It went well with Swirlydoos May Kit. For the dusty attic birdcage, I used magical micas powder with glossy accents. I followed a tutorial by Camilla (DT at Swirlydoos) and I love this technique. I need to take a photo tutorial so you could see how this technique work. But in the meantime, the technique is under the April Kit on the Swirlydoos layout.

Thanks for looking.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mothers Day and National Scrapbook Day!

Well... My Mothers Day is over and I had a wonderful weekend!  On Saturday, I participated at the Swirlydoos Forum and Ustream for a half day of activities. My hubby and my babies gave me a wonderful day on Mothers Day! I was able to have family time with Church and dinner. And quality time with the babies and my hubby separately. Also, they both gave me time to scrap too.

So, I was able to finish the Inspiration Challenge for NSD at Swirlydoos. This layout is of my daughter and her best cousin on Easter Sunday 2010. For this layout, I used different supplies from Swirlydoos Kits, store and spotlight kit. This layout is 100% of Swirlydoos Products. I used the following inspiration picture for my layout.

For the small details, I created this flower based on Lisa G's flower tutorial on NSD and used moonshadow mists for the first time. I am truly loving them too. The flower is actually gold but it looks brown on this picture. I used glossomer gold moonshadow mist.

I also used clearsnap glue gloss to attach each tiny bead to the Dusty Attic dress form.

The next layout is of my baby sister who was 13 yrs old at the time of her "Girls Going Godly" Catillion Event last spring 2010. I used the following "Once upon a sketch" Sketch as my inspiration for this layout.

I painted the two Dusty attic chipboards with clearsnap smooch frosted aqua and a pink color.

Thanks for looking! Have a great Monday!

Monday, May 2, 2011

Loving u in 2004

Happy May Everyone!

Today I am posting a layout that I was able to complete for the Swirlydoos Chipboard Palooza! This is a layout that I have created of my husband. This is one of the pictures I found before we were married. It was not his favorite but it remind me of our Ford Motor Company days. For this layout, I used the Swirlydoos Spotlight Kit which contain the Bo Bunny Timepiece Collection and a Dusty Attic skeleton face chipboard.

For the dusty attic chipboard, I painted it with white acrylic paint first. Then I added vintage photo and fire brick red distress stain. I also used stiletto glimmer glam, flirty glimmer glaze, rock candy crackle paint. I personally colored the numbers 11, 12, and 4 due to our actual wedding date 11/12/2004. I tried to make this layout as masculine as possible. The following picture is a close up of the clock

Thanks for looking and have a nice evening!