Monday, September 21, 2009

some projects from various sites

Hello all! I have several projects to share from different sites today. First is an altered bottle set I created for the Ally Scraps blog using the cute Boo-tiful collection from Nikki Sivils.
I decided to add some lime green tulle around the edges to give it a potiony look. This is by far my most favorite bottle set I have created thus far.

pp: Nikki Sivils
Ranger Stickles
frapp bottles
spray paint

Here is one for this weeks color combo over at the SPCC blog. I have wanted to scrap these pics for awhile and the colors this week are perfect for them. I kept it simple and sweet. Be sure to check out the challenge for your chance to win a fun prize.
Here is the color combo:

here's my layout:

pp: American Crafts, MME and ?
American Crafts Thickers
white Bazzill cs

Lastly I have a layout for Mixer 29. I am not overly fond of this layout, but I did step out of my comfort zone. I wanted to try a more artsy look and it looks like a little kid made it. lol. Oh well, they can't all be great, right? Skye really does make the sun shine with her bright and fun personality though, so I did manage to capture that. The DT totally rocked their layouts though. Love each and every one of them.

pp: Ki Memories, WRMK, Fancy Pants designs and Imaginisce
stickers- Pink Paislee
masking tape
chipboard piece: Ki
border punch

Thanks for stopping by! Take care,

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

a Fall banner

I saw this Pink Paislee contest on the Everything Scrapp'n blog and since I had some time to spare, I decided to create a fall banner this morning. I am happy with how it turned out and it's on display in our living room. I was hoping to use some of the new Halloween papers from Pink Paislee, however my order didn't arrive. It must be an omen though because it "forced" me to use my stash. :) It's a random draw for the winners, and there are some great prizes, but even if I don't win I have something that makes me happy.
Be sure to check out the wonderful banners that the other ladies created in the comments on the Everything Scrapp'n blog.
Here is my banner:

Thanks for stopping by! Take care,

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Say It With Letters projects

I was digging through some of my stash the other day and came across these fabulous shapes from damoboise designs (Say it With Letters). I have this problem of hoarding certain things, you know, waiting for the perfect paper to come along so they will turn into something spectacular. I decided that now was the time to create something with them (the fact that there is a design team call out gave me the extra push I needed... lol!). I had time and one cannot enjoy something that is not being used, so I grabbed some of my new paper stash and went to town. I am really happy with how they all turned out. I am going to find a place in our home for the house trio and give the cupcake to one of the girls.

pp: Basic Grey and October Afternoon
stickers: Basic Grey and Making Memories
die cuts: October Afternoon and K&Co.
pearls: Melissa Frances

it's hard to see, but the cherry has diamond glaze on it for a shiny effect.
I added some glitter and some pearls:

pp: Basic Grey and October Afternoon
sticker: Basic Grey
die cuts: October Afternoon
chipboard: American Crafts Thickers
glitter: Martha Stewart
pearls: Melissa Frances

Wish me luck on making the team. I have applied several times before and never managed to make the cut. Either way it's all good. I am a huge fan of the shapes and if I could I would have them all.
Take care!

Friday, September 11, 2009

pics from the week and SPCC #14

Hi everyone! It was a long week... I am not used to working until 10PM, let alone several nights in a row. I was exhausted. Fortunately I had yesterday and today off to rest and just catch up on things around the house. I washed all the drapes, I vaccumed the ceilings and windows and heaters. I did several loads of laundry. The weather was perfect, in the 70's, and that along with a fresh clean house made me so happy! Today was another gorgeous day in the mid 80's and I sat outside and read. I also scrapped, and I will share these projects in the near future.

Here are some pics... it was a busy week around here with Ashlyn's 10th birthday (9/9; she was born on 9/9/99... how cool is that?!)) and the first day of school. I cannot believe how much Skye has grown, and this picture of Emily, Skylar and Meghan on the first day of school. I didn't get a picture of Ashlyn since she hasn't started school just yet. Hopefully next week. I have had her working on workbooks and reading and other schoolish things in the meantime. I must admit that it's really quite nice to not have to worry about making sure she is up and dressed and ready for school. She actually wakes up, takes her pills and goes straight to work on her workbooks. She takes a quick break for breakfast and then goes back to work. She has also spent more time reading. I am sure every day won't be this wonderful, but I do not miss having to get her off to school.
Emily is a freshman, Skye is in the 8th grade, and Meghan is a senior:

Here's Ashlyn posing by her cute little poodle cupcake cake. She's not supposed to have sweets, so she was thrilled to have this cute cake for her special day. We celebrated with some family on Monday afternoon since we had to work on her birthday.

Here is what I saw when I got home from work on Tuesday night when I went to give Ashlyn a kiss goodnight. I think Charlie needs his own bed. lol!

I am such a slacker...
This should have been posted on Monday, but I haven't been on the computer much at all this week. It's for SPCC #14. This was a challenge for me since I am not really into this shade of blue or grey for that matter, but these pics worked out well.

If you are ever stuck or in need of some inspiration, these color combos are great! I hope you'll play along... there are also other great challenges on the blog as well, so check those out, too.
I am off to go read. I have been taking more time to read lately and my mind feels so free from clutter.
Take care and have a fabulous weekend!

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

a back to school message board

I made a little time to create today. I haven't done much scrapping lately and I am not feeling well today, but mentally I was feeling the urge to create so I sat on the floor and I made a message board using some fabulous Fancy Pants Designs items I have been hoarding, along with a 16"x20" poster frame I've had lying around. Surprisingly this came together quickly and was really easy (I spent maybe about an hour and a half). I still feel awful, but my heart is lighter and I feel better spiritually. Sometimes that's more imortant than feeling well physcially.
Since i will be working several evenings a week, I needed something for the girls (well Meghan, Emily and Skylar) to use to communicate with me. We will use the clips for when they have things that need to be signed/have been signed. They also each have a spot for an activity they have.

I used my Crop-A-Dile to punch the holes in the plexiglass and then placed a felt brad through the back of a clip and poked it through to the back of the frame to secure it. I may not use my CAD often, but it sure is something I am glad to have because it sure is handy.
Here it is being used:
Fancy Pants Designs 'All Fall' and 'The Daily Grind' paper and All Fall chipboard pieces
Making Memories clips
Creative Cafe felt brads
poster frame
This is going to be a year of serious change and organization around here with me staying home to school Ashlyn during the day, and then working late nights along with it... both things that I haven't done before and structure is going to be the key to success. I hope this board will make things a bit easier.
Take care,