Saturday, April 28, 2007
Wednesday, April 25, 2007
Tuesday, April 24, 2007
Wednesday, April 18, 2007
I have been SO busy lately! Doing lots of good things, but not much time for stampin or bloggin. I usually stamp on Tuesday but had the opportunity to help out a good friend so...I stamped today. I also had the plumber coming today...I've waited almost 2 months for that guy so, I was going to be here! I was expecting a huge amount of work and a huge bill to match, but...it wasn't bad at all! I love that! But, I tell ya, plumbers make the money! The labor was more than 4 times the material and he was only here ...just over an hour!
Wednesday, April 11, 2007
Tuesday, April 10, 2007
Sunday, April 8, 2007
Happy Easter!! I thought I would share a scrap page that had springy colors on it. These are pictures of my younger daughter Sarah. She is a lot of fun! She is our peacemaker in the family. She has such a tender heart. We were trying to take pictures of the kids in the back yard for Grandma's yearly scrap pages and the kids had fun doing lots of poses.
These pages went together pretty easily. I started with two 12 x 12 sheets of whisper white cardstock. I then took two sheets of barely banana cardstock and cut curvy lines on them. I adhere the banana paper to some pixie pink paper and cut more curves in the pink. It was all quite random.... Then I took those layered pixie and banana papers and adhered them to the white page bases. I used blue gingam ribbon over the pixie and banana seams and then punched out a large quantity of daisies and circles in the pixie, white, banana, and celery cardstock. I put my pictures on coordinating cardstock layers and then adhered them to the page. I then filled in the seams with the daisies. I stamped SARAH with the old stencil alphabet on white carstock with black ink and cut it out and put it on the page. It is hard to see, but on the white middle section there are tiny pink flowers stamped. Just for a bit o' texture.
This is one of my favorite layouts of Sarah. I think it really captures her sweetness and her playfulness. Enjoy!
Saturday, April 7, 2007
Thursday, April 5, 2007
I didn't get to scrap or stamp today, but I did want to share a few scrap pages with you that I did a few months ago. These pictures are from our family vacation to AZ a few years ago. These colors are a bit out of the ordinary for me. I used the flip flops as my color jumping ground. The dots are actually 1/4" punches of cardstock glued to the page. It took a loooonnnggg time to do this, but it was fun. I used crystal effects to glue them down so I could just dot the CE and drop the 'dot' on it. The letters are traced from Heidi Swapp ghost letters onto vellum cardstock I had brayered with only orange ink. I used crystal effects on the back of the letters to glue them down and to add a bit of watery shine to them. The CE also makes the vellum curl a bit so the letters are a bit wavy. The pages have a lot of energy to them and that is exactly what the memory is of. We were at a waterpark in Mesa, AZ where the water just squirts up all over the place. It was SO hot outside that the kids had to be moving or standing in water or their feet would burn. The were running around like crazy. It was fun...and HOT!