Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Get Picky Sketch Challenge # 11 and Scraps of Darkness Round Robin

Good Evening,

I had to create a layout for the Round Robin Challenge at Scraps of Darkness and I decided to use the Get Picky Sketch for this challenge. I used the new August Kit "ENVY" from Scraps of Darkeness. It definitely pushed my creativity to use the color green. So I used a picture of my daughter and my DH from her 3rd Birthday party which she wore green Princess Tiana dress for her princess and the frog party.

For the ribbon detail, I thought the ribbon was too thick for me so I cut the ribbon in half to use as the string to the bird cage and to trim the bottom of the photos. I also wanted the new pink paislee resist labels to show under both sides of the photo so I cut the label in half too. I LOVE those new pink paislee resist labels.

Thanks for looking. Have a good night!

Monday, August 15, 2011

July Sketch Challenges Completed!!

Good Evening! I am not feeling well today so I am keeping everything short and sweet tonight. I am also in the progress of given this blog a face lift.

Last night, I entered this layout into the Scraps of Darkness July Sketch Challenge. It is a picture of my daughter at 3yrs old. The picture was edited by a close friend, Jennifer also known as Jrabs in the forums.

Last night, I entered this layout in the Swirlydoos July Sketch Challenge. It is another picture of my daughter at 18months outside the Henry Ford Estates.

Close up of the Dusty attic that I decorated with stickles, shimmerz paint that I cut into pieces:
(for some reason the picture keeps rotating when I insert)

Thanks for looking! And I appreciate all the comments left lately!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Scraps of Darkness Round Robin and a Family Display Project

Good Morning,

I have an extremely busy Monday so I decided to post my Scraps of Darkness Round Robin week 4 layout early. I created my layout with the July Kit. I thought the paper in this kit was busy but very pretty colors. So for this layout, I had to scraplift Renea's beautiful layout for the last round of the challenge. I havent titled my layout yet but its a picture of my daughter at 3 months old right before she was headed for a stroll in the stroller on a nice spring day. My goal is to have my daughters first year and second year album completed. It feels like I have alot of work to do. I am happy at what I have accomplished so far.

So back to my layout,

A couple weeks ago, I was asked to create a decorative display for my Aunt's Family Reunion. The products listed in this display where bought from Michaels or I had in my stock already. I really like the vintage feel to the project and the personal poem she wrote for the family. I place the poem inside the Dusty attic skeleton clock. The members of the family are in random order since the family were required to guess which person was who.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Swirlydoos July Kit

Hey Everyone,

I was finally able to play with the July Kit this week from Swirlydoos! I created two layouts so far. One is for the July Budget Blooms challenge. For this layout, I used the Stuck on You Sketch and flowers from Dollar Tree. This was my first attempt at all this fussy cutting on a layout! So much work, LOL! But I love the way it turned out.

It is a picture of my daughter at 18 months old at the Henry Ford Estate waiting for professional pictures to be taken. It was extremely hot and she went from being silly to very irritated for this picture session. So i decided to take pictures while we were waiting.

For my 2nd Layout, I created this layout for the August Round Robin Challenge. This time I was to lead off the challenge. The theme of the challenge is HOT, HOT, HOT. So I used a picture of my daughter playing in the sprinklers last summer to cool off.

Thank you for looking! Goodnight!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Glitz Challenge Entry #2

Hey, I had a few moments and decided to enter the Glitz Challenge again. I love the Laced with Grace papers from Glitz and I cant wait until the new CHA papers ship. Hopefully, they will be in one of my Swirlydoos Kits! That will be sweet! Anyway, the layout is of me... and yes, I barely scrap myself. But its a picture of me 6 months pregnant with my baby girl. This layout is for her baby album. Thats why its title "You and Me".

By the way, all the products on the layout is from Swirlydoos May Kit and Swirlystore.

Thanks for looking!