Sunday, March 27, 2011
Saturday, March 26, 2011
Monday, March 21, 2011
Sunday, March 20, 2011
I can't believe that it has been nearly 2 weeks since I last posted on my blog. It has been a rough couple of weeks....very busy and being short handed at work makes for coming home exhausted and lacking any spark of creativity. Throw into the mix the sudden, unexpected death of one of our sweet little birdies and I just haven't been in the mood to do much in my scraproom or on my blog for awhile. However this past Wednesday morning I saw the new challenge over at The Paper Variety and I was instantly excited again about scrapping. It is a beautiful sketch from one of my favorites sketch artists out there...Jana Eubank. I finally got a chance to spend some time today in my scraproom and play with my Little Boy collection from Echo Park. I used a picture of my boys and their dad from 1989 on our one and only trip to Florida and Disney. Matt (age 9) and Adam (nearly 8) had gotten terribly sunburn earlier in the day which might account for the reason no one is smiling in this picture! I went shopping for a few hours and asked Ed to make sure to put sun screen on the boys and he did....once. And it was right before swimming. This was 1989 when the sunscreens were not as good (or as waterproof) as they are now and the boys got terrible burns. A couple of days later at Epcot, Matt was especially miserable as his burn blistered. That was the only bad part of an otherwise fun trip. I am working on my sons' childhood books and will do another layout of this same picture but I will probably change it up a bit just to keep the two books different. I really love working with old pictures and new collections. I feel like my creative spark has returned so hopefully I will have more new projects to share soon.
Monday, March 7, 2011
It's my granddaughter Abby's birthday today. The precious princess is 3 years old. She spent a quiet day at home with Dad and when Mom got home from work they had ice cream cake, opened presents and hopefully took lots of pictures for grandma! It is hard to miss the celebrations in my family's life but thank goodness for web cams, Facebook, and all the modern technology that connect us even though distance keeps us apart.
I wanted to share the card I made for Abby's birthday. I used Imaginisce's Birthday Bash collection which I had been saving (well hoarding actually) for this special occasion. I love how versatile it is....perfect for all birthday layouts and cards.....young and old; boy and girl. I can see that I am really going to need to get more of this collection.
Sunday, March 6, 2011
Saturday, March 5, 2011
Aren't those flowers made from recycled corrugated cardboard gorgeous? I ordered them from my favorite Etsy shop.....Precocious Paper which you can check out HERE. Tessa is the sweetest and one of the most talented ladies around and her stuff is gorgeous! (and reasonable) And NO she did not pay me to say that I just feel that it is right to recognize someone's talents and workmanship.
I have been working alot with paper and glue this weekend so I will be back with more posts throughout the next few days. Hope everyone is enjoying a good weekend.
Also entered at: http://doyoustackup.blogspot.com/2011/03/dysu-9-just-green-it.html