Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays - 3.17 Challenge

Here is my take on Sketchy Thursday's 3.17 challenge. I haven't done ST in a couple weeks and am glad to have gotten a chance to finally join in again. I'd been trying to figure out what to do with these random pics of my husband and son sleeping and finally came up with this idea. The journaling talks about their similar personalities and their shared propensity for falling asleep at the drop of a hat *LOL*

For this I used a bunch of paper scraps: Kaiser Craft and some other unknown PP; Bazzill cardstock, cheap CS from HL,  white uniball gel pen, Pine Needle Distress Ink (Ranger), McGill botanical bird punch, Sizzix (Tim Holtz) wood grain embossing folder, ColorBox chalk ink (chestnut roan), and AC Thickers

Monday, March 21, 2011

Echo Park Springtime

 Have I mentioned loving Echo Park's lines? Probably- 'cause I do :P  Anyway, this LO fits the bill for the design team April challenge at Cropchocolate.com (spring theme) and fit in with my typically chrono scrapping. I used Paper Company CS from Archivers, EP papers and journaling card, MM letters, MM flutter ribbon and random Easter/spring stickers that have been in my stash for ages and ages

Friday, March 18, 2011

Carnival- Walk in the Park - Again!!

I can't seem to get past using Echo Park's Walk in the Park line with all our carnival photos- the colors just seem to work really well and I really love the papers. They are just so versatile and they seem so easy to use for mixing patterns- something I normally have trouble with. Anyway, I used a few papers from the line; the alphas , banners, and ticket are from the line's coordinating sticker sheets. I also used CS by Bazzill and my new twine from The Twinery
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Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Cosmo Cricket Togetherness

After J's cousin's wedding, we spent time visiting family. While we were inside with his aunt and uncle, the boys were outside with K, their second cousin of the flaming red hair. I used all CC Togetherness for this LO except the homemade paper flowers which were made with scraps of  BG - maybe June Bug line? I did some fussy cutting - though not nearly as "fussy" as it could be - and used one of the handy-dandy word strips for a "title". I still need to journal of course. And I kind of feel like his one is missing something. It's not my fav LO ever but I am done trying to fix it- not every layout is gonna be my version of a personal masterpiece or even a favorite :P

Saturday, March 5, 2011

Another SPCS Juicy layout - well sort of

This is another layout from my cousin-in-law's wedding. I must admit that sometimes I wish I would forget the camera or wouldn't feel compelled to scrap so much of these things 'cause I get sick of the same event after a while :P  The problems of being a chrono scrapper I know- but I am too OCD for anything else *LOL*

Anyway, this uses the negative of the Bazzill circle I used earlier, Jenni Bowlin paper and AC Thickers from the Sweet Peach February Juicy kit, and the flowers, tulle and ribbon from the wedding favors.

The pics are of my husband's aunt and her granddaughter who has the deepest red hair I have ever seen on a little girl. Cute, cute, cute.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Echo Park Carnival

This is another layout I did last weekend of our "staycation" at the little parking lot carnival. Poor R was too little for this ride so he was on the caterpillars while Dad and A rode the dragon "rollercoaster". All the papers and stickers are again Echo Park Walk in the Park. Buttons are Button-Ups. Title is AC Thickers. I keep having the urge to change out the button in the pinwheel to maroon but I am still currently resisting :P Also used my handy-dandy zig marker for faux stitching and colorbox catseye ink to define the pinwheel "stick"

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Family Matters - and a challenge

Here is another layout from my cousin's (in-law) wedding.  I used papers - Bazzill CS and Jenny Bowlin - and the JilliBean canvas stars from Sweet Peach's Feb Juicy kit. I added flowers, tulle and ribbon from the wedding decorations/favors as well as chatterbox artsylicious buttons and bling and homemade resin flowers. I have not yet added a title and journaling but it will be about how much Joe loves his cousins and how awesome it is to watch the relationships bloom between them and my kids - cause family matters :)

As for the challenge part, I got the wild hair to start my own challenge blog and - since my friend CJ thought it was a great idea - I shanghaied her into joining me :P. I am gonna post challenges here weekly and give out prizes for participants monthly at first and probably twice a month if participation grows. Heaven knows I have enough stash for prizes for a looooooong time. The first challenge will be homemade/DIY embellies - like the red flowers on this LO - and the first prize will be some of those resin embellies in colors of the winner's choice :)