Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Birthday Boy

This boy just celebrated his special day.
I tried to moouse his hair down before the party and he got upset because he wouldn't be able to twist his hair while he sucked his thumb without getting it all yucky. Yes, he still has that quirk about him.

Watch out or Kenzie will knock you over!

A little frightened at first but Paxton wanted right back on that slide.

No hugs from little brother

Thanks grandma for my Super Mario cake!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Oct Sneak Peek

A peek at what's in store for the scrap-room's October kit using Teresa Collin's celebrate line.

The tiny ticket tags and red baker's twine are fun embellishments included in the kit. There's a whole sheet of paper with birthday titles that make it so easy to add toppers to your page.

A technique I use quite often is making my own flower embellishments. Here I cut and layered scrunched up circles and topped them with a star. The heart bling is from the add-on embellishment kit.

Wait until you see the rest of the reveal...it is AWESOME!

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Imaginisce September Sketch

Loved this sketch designed by Aida Huron for Imaginisce.

Roadmaps and a Winner

Did a couple layouts for fun using some roadmap challenges that my friend posted. Try following these for something new.

1. choose 2 photos
2. choose 2 patterned papers; use one paper for background and one for a large photo mat
3. frame or mat your photos identically
4. use a word or phrase strip or sticker
5. use a circle element (I forgot this step...need to add some stitched circles yet)
6. use an abbreviation in your title
7. journal on a journaling block, placed up against your photos

1. choose 3 pictures, and arrange in a row across, or an up-and-down column
2. choose a dark solid or dark tone-on-tone background
3. choose 3 or more patterned papers, cut in long strips and placed in a border behind photos
4. choose 2 basic shapes of embellies and repeat the shapes at least 2 times each (for example--mine are circles and stars)
5. use a scallop somewhere on the page
6. put journaling and the date on tags and/or tabs
7. use light-colored words on your dark background as part of your title

And now to choose a winner from last week's giveaway. The lucky person using the random number generator is poster #2...

it is so hard to actually CUT the pretty papers :-) but i certainly would like more papers for my scrapping.thanks-shen

Congrats!!! Please send me your address at Lan214@yahoo.com and I'll get your prize mailed out.

Thursday, September 16, 2010


I was the lucky blog winner from Sassafras Lass's blog giveaway and recieved not one but two sheets of every new paper from this CUTE line,Count me In.

So I thought it was about time that I gave back and hold my first ever blog giveaway. Just leave a comment by September 23rd and tell me what other scrappy items are on your wish list and you will have a chance to receive some of these pretty papers and an extra surprise from me!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Pool Party

The TSR September kits have been mailed out so I can now post my recipe page using October Afternoon's Seaside kit. Farwell to the last day of summer and looking forward to the cooler weather of fall.

The top three photos shows Kenzie, Micah, and their cousin Dara as they line up and get ready to plunge into the pool together. Except Micah would stop right at the edge of the pool and wait for daddy to grab his hands and actually carry him into the water. Making a note to myself that next summer I've got to enroll these kids in swimming lessons so they are more comfortable.

Copic Cupcakes

Decided to dig out my new copic markers and give them a try.

I used the following colors...

To fill in this cupcake...

Then added to this page.

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