Sunday, May 10, 2009

Pirate Talk

So a few years ago my daughter was a pirate for Halloween. I always want my girls to be something fun and sweet and they always pick something not so sweet. A pirate was a nice middleground.

Here is a close up of the buttons and the chipboard letters. I had to get creative as I had no t or y. I needed TWO y's.
I love waxy flax as you know I absolutly think this is a must have for every single crafter.
Here is the "journaling" I know itis not much but it is a tiny bit.
I hope you had a great day.

Friday, May 8, 2009

Down by the seashore

Many moons ago I drove all by myself from Chicago to the Atlantic ocean with my girls. It was a huge thing for me at the time and I think it still would be today. It was amazing and wonderful I had them convinced that they would see blue grass in Kentucky, we stayed with a friend in North Carolina and then on the way home we went into a cool cave. It was an awsome vacation! I had always wanted to dip my toes in the Atlantic as I had never been to the east coast. It was very pretty and so much fun. The waves are so much smaller than they are in the Pacific.
Anyway you want to know about the scrapbook pages not my vaction. This is from a on line crop challenge over at Personal Scrapper. The a black and white page and use either color or black and white photos as well. Originally I was going to do color photos but then I ran across these as I was getting together photo's for my 8th graders recognition night. I knew right away that I wanted to use these photos of my girls on the beach!
I loved the polka dots from the get go but struggled with the flowers and the rub ons...did I want buttons, did I want rub ons, journaling space, something else? I decided on the rub ons as they are cute and fun!
The flowers came to me at the last minute and then I decided to do the black brads in the middle and cute. Just like my little girls in their matching suits.
Oh how I miss those days when I could get away with matching outfits. These are very pretty to with fun bright colors. Perfect for a day at the beach.
I love the simplicity and the pure wonder that is caught in these photos.
I can't wait to get that new baby girl to the beach and man oh man I need a family vacation as the last one was apparently durring the summer of 2000. Yikes!
The paper is from the Silhouette level 2 paper pack and then you have the colonial white flowers and black brads and My Stickease letters.

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Scrapbook and Share contest

Hi everyone, I just wanted to remind you to enter into the Scrapbook and Share contest with CTMH during the month of May. You can enter more than once and your pages will be fetured on the blog. It does not have to be CTMH but of course it would be great if it were. There are different categories that you can enter into and you can win $150 worth of free product!

Saturday, May 2, 2009

Life is good...

So I got this new stamp set Treetops and I think it is so much fun I had big plan for it. I thought oh...these trees would look so cute if they had a few layers on them.

I was looking at my friend Debra's blog last week and she had the most adorable postage card. I have not made one of these in years and I have always just loved them. She also has a template that is available.

So here are the layers up close

I used Sweet Leaf, Chocolate, and Hollyhock. I also sponged the sky with Crystal Blue. The patterned paper is from Boom-D-ada.

I waned to make a card that was fun and pretty. I spent the morning going to garage sales with my three girls. It was so nice out and there were so many that we just put the baby in the stroller and found all sorts of good stuff. My mission was to find baby clothes. My little one wore 12 months for about 2 seconds and is now in 18 months. At first it was all about the boy clothes and I was starting to think that maybe their were no boys in the town. Then I found it...a garage sale with adorable girl clothes yeah! We went to a ton more of them and found super cute stuff and then we went to lunch. As I was sitting there with my girls I is good.

That is why I decided to work with this set when I got home cuae life is good. When I look at this card it makes me smile. Spring is here and it also makes me smile. My girls make me smile. My husband makes me smile. Blue skys and flowers make me smile...

I hope you tood time to smile and I hope you think life is good too!