Monday, June 30, 2008

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Sunday, June 29, 2008

father's day 2008

...I'm not sure if anyone else goes through this. But as Collin grows, he lets me know that I'm imposing when I want to get pictures. So I don't photograph him as much.

...So this layout is from Father's Day. Collin hadn't intended to get wet, but he did!

...The base cardstock is Bazzill, the ribbon is Offray, and the paints are Memory Makers. I like those paints because they dry quicker than regular acrylics. The title letters were made with the Quickutz Studio alphabet, which I *heart*!

Cutie Pie.... I came across some old pictures I'd ordered a long time ago, but had never done anything with. Erin is the little messy baby here.

...the tape is that fabric tape from Making Memories (Hot Spot from Archivers! Woot!), the buttons are from some embellishment packs I got from Wal-Mart (that I bought every color of, and which I've not seen since), and the letter stickers and cardstock are Leaving Prints (which closed its doors a few years back). Gotta love using up stash and mixing it with new stash.

Saturday, June 28, 2008

Mother of 3

This layout was with some pictures that were taken either by my mother-in-law or my sister-in-law while hanging out at the in-laws' house. Long gone are the days of nursing them for the entire weekend to build back up my milk supply after pumping all week. I'm still surprised at just how very little I remember from those days. Though I really shouldn't be!
Anyway, I have a huge button stash, and lots of letters and things. So I used a lot of them on this layout. I have never really done a collage of letters or numbers before, but I like how this turned out. Apparently, without even thinking about it, I've begun an album of my own. Which is OK by me!

Sunday, June 22, 2008 this is a tribute to my step-mom, who has been my stability as far as parents go. The "thanks" is one of Heidi Swapp's clear stamps, with white Brilliance ink. I also love the Souffle Jelly Roller white pen that I used to journal. The pattern paper is Leaving Prints, which is a blast from the past! The flowers are Heidi Swapp, and the center of the flower is a Scrapworks Alphadotz that I put Glossy Effects in. The buttons were in my stash.
....I really felt compelled to pay a tribute to her. I hadn't really jotted down those feelings before in something permanent.

Saturday, June 21, 2008

I'm Back!

...I know you'll find it shocking. We have internet at home again, and I've been on a scrapping streak since I didn't do the karate tournament. I really do feel like I'm lacking serious crafting mojo. The first page is a stretch for me, and I feel like it's missing something, but don't know what. I've been using only from my stash lately, since I have so much stuff and haven't been using it lately. The paper is All My Memories (I'm pretty sure... it was a stack that I got half off two years ago from Hobby Lobby. Has a bunch of fun designs and I've still not tired of it.). The little brown/burgundy sticker is from Creative Cafe by Creative Imaginations. And the buttons are ones I had on hand.

.....This second page is an Ali Edwards knock off of this layout. I really love her style! She has an elegant style, and I really feel like I learn a lot by reading her articles in Creating Keepsakes and on her blog. She's one of those people that you just come to really like when you peek into her life every day on her blog.