Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Scraptivations Challenge 3...all about me

So this Scraptrivations challenge is perfect for me at this time as I declared this year all about me. I want to put me into the books a little more and I want to take care of myself a lot more. I figure if I am taking care of myself I will feel better and be able to better care for my loved ones. 

So yay I made it into the album a few times this year so far and I have been taking better care of myself too. Both of these things are easier said than done but I am a work in progress. Here is the adorable sketch I had to work with. I LOVE sketches they make it so easy to get started on a page. 

I didn't stray to far from the sketch. I often stay pretty close to the general layout. I extended the photo's a little and moved the title and journaling around.. I also love to rotate sketches. I might give this sketch another go at a later date and turn it on it's side. I have done that in the past and ended up making a whole vacation album that way. It was so fun and easy to do.

I have been wanting to scrap these photo's of me at the beach for a while but was not sure where I wanted to go with them as I didn't like the way they turned out but since I love the ocean so much I didn't want to not use them. I was so excited when the title just came to me along with the little journaling box that starts off "i love..." I decided to journal about how the ocean gets deep in my soul and make any and all worried away and even though I live thousands of miles from it when I get near it just makes me feel like I am home.

I don't know if you noticed but I also have little black flowers behind my main flowers. I have had these for a long time and have almost tossed them a few times because I said to flowers when will I ever use those? Ha see it is not always so bad to hoard your scrapbook supplies! LOL This is also something I am working on. Using what I have, I guess I can check that box off too. I am really on a roll with my goals for the year.

One last look.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Scraptivations: Challenge 2

This time we had a really color challenge. We had to look at a photo and draw inspiration from it. I decided to pull the colors from it. Green, yellow, and brown. I have been trying to decide what I wanted to do with this inspiration and then today as I was going through photo's I came across this one of my oldest daughter Danielle. This was from a fun day when we went and took a ton of photo's for her senior photo shoot. This is the one we put in her graduation invatations. 
I pulled this design off of a horizontal 8 1/2 x 11 PageMaps sketch. I don't really do that size so I just motified it to fit my needs.

I popped up a few of the circles to add some deminsion.

some chipboard letters

and some buttons and my new favorite fiskars punch. I also did jounaling in a white gel pen. I also took my journaling to a new level. Normally I just journal about the photo's but here I decided to write a message about how proud and how blessed I am. I think I will try and do this more for each of my girls. I know I would love to have something like that from my mom. I know she feels those things for me but when it is in writing...well it makes me a little mushy.

Here is the inspiration photo.

Won't  you come and join us over at Scraptivations?

Stampin Up Papers and ribbon, Papertrey buttons, thickers letters, white gel pen.

Sunday, April 3, 2011

Enjoy the Ride-

Little Miss Maizie got a brand new bike for her birthday. She is in love. She love things that can help her move. This is extra awesome because it also involves Dora.  Poor daddy didn't realize that before you give the gift you have to put it together. Haha! I snapped some fun photo's of him putting it together and Maizie helping. Since she is three now she knew just how to help. I was a little worried at first because there were some extra parts laying around but alas daddy was the hero at the end of the day because Maizie is now the proud owner of something to ride around and around the first floor of our house.

Here is a close up of the title. I also finally found a way to use one of those awesome chipboard circles that I have had forever and a day.

A close up of this adorable felt flower embellishment from Dear cute!

added a button to the middle with some ribbon and a little bling bling

and just a different view.

I just adore this paper line from My Minds Eye - Erica over at Personal Scrapper has a great way of putting the kits together. I got all this stuff with my march kit. I cannot wait to see what April's brings!


American Crafts Coffee Cardstock
Stella and Rose – Little One Blooms Paper from My Minds Eye
Stella and Rose – Gertie Delightful Sweet Strip Paper from My Minds Eye
Stella and Rose Gertie Little One Label Stickers
Dear Lizzie Chatter Lush Rhinestone Brads – orange from My Minds Eye