Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Layout #15

I'm starting to worry what my daughter's going to be like when she's 15. She's already right into flirting with the boys! This layout came together pretty easily. I almost went for purple papers to match her dress, but I'm glad I didn't. I really like the navy blue and light pink together (it reminds me of my old competitive gymnastics suit). I have a journal with acid free, lined paper, and I try to write stories in there whenever I can. Then I can just rip out the page and add it to my layout, which I did here. Saves a bunch of time! I usually find journaling the hardest part, don't you?

Supplies (all CTMH): White Daisy cardstock, Dazzling Die Cuts in Outdoor Denim, Exclusive Inks stamp pad in Outdoor Denim, The Works Alphabet My Acrylix stamp set, Liquid Glass, Prisma Glitter

Other: patterned paper from Provo Craft, pink jewels from the dollar store, black pen from Creative Memories, journaling spot from my notebook
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Layout #14

Aussie Scrapper, I hope you're looking at this layout! Basically, it tells about the conversation between my daughter and her daycare worker. Ailis told the lady that it was okay for her to eat bugs because she's an Australian Aborigine! I howled with laughter when her daycare worker told me the story. It is true, she is an Aborigine, but only one sixteenth or something. Too cute!
This was a quick layout. I almost made my own patterned paper for the purple strips by heat embossing white snowflakes on purple cardstock, but I'm glad I used the other paper instead, because it save a bunch of time. I also love the tag - I saved it from something or other, then I sponged and swiped the edges to grunge it up a bit. Enjoy!
Supplies (all CTMH): White Daisy and Desert Sand cardstock, patterned paper from Bella Level 2 paper pack, Exclusive Inks stamp pads in Black, Cocoa, and Desert Sand
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Sunday, March 28, 2010

Layout #13

This is the first layout I've completely finished since having Brenna! Feels really good! I really wanted some nice photos of my pregnancy, seeing as this will be the last time I'm pregnant, and also because I didn't get any decent photos from my other two pregnancies. So, I put my husband to work as photographer, and these four were the best of the bunch. I wanted to try again, but just kind of ran out of time. I was able to use some new and old supplies together on this layout: the paper pack is new (to me!), and the rub-on, letter stickers, and buttons are old. I used a pattern called Double Take from Imagine, and I really like how balance it is. Enjoy!

Supplies (all CTMH): cardstock and patterned paper from Sweet Home Level 2 paper pack, White Daisy organdy ribbon, Exclusive Inks stamp pads in Garnet and Indian Corn Blue, Thoughtful Seasons and Key to My Heart My Acrylix stamp sets, Natural Hemp

Other: Rub-on from Basic Grey, pen and letter stickers from Creative Memories, buttons from my stash
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Easy Page!

Well, this page came together really quickly because the base was pre-made. All I had to do was add photos and do the journaling. Unfortunately, I can't count it towards the 2010 Layout Challenge (which I haven't given up on, by the way) because most of it was done last year. It's nice to get these photos safely on a page, though.

Supplies (all CTMH): cardstock and patterned paper from Stardust Level 2 paper pack, page pattern from Imagine

Other: journaling block from Little Yellow Bicycle, pen from Creative Memories
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Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Birth Announcements on a Dime!

Wow, I haven't posted in quite some time! Could have something to do with having a newborn in the house! I forgot how much work it is to take care of a baby. But, birth announcements are a must, so I've been plugging away slowly at it. I really wanted to buy some new papers and stamps from Close to My Heart to do these, but in times of financial strain, you have to separate the "wants" from the "needs". So, the Topstitch paper pack and Love You Forever stamp set can wait, and really, I don't think anyone is going to know that I used materials I've had in my stash for a while (unless they read this blog, that is!) I decided to try my hand at a Michelle Zindorf style card. I stamped the stork image in black, then masked it with a circular piece of paper and sponged all around. This allowed me to use plain white card bases from my stash, plus, I didn't have to use any patterned paper. I used some clear photo corners to hold in the photo. That way, people can remove the pic and put it in an album or on their fridge or whatever. I got my husband to print out the announcements at his work (thanks honey!) seeing as our printer is down, and I just attached the paper with heart brads. Now all I have to do is make about 20 of them and mail them off... Hmm, could be a while!

Supplies (all CTMH): White Daisy card bases, Key to My Heart, Classmate Alphabet, and Around the Block My Acrylix stamp sets, Exclusive Inks stamp pads in Blush, Hollyhock, and Smokey Plum, Exclusive Inks Marker in Parchment, Watercolor pencils, and sponges

Other: stork stamp from PSX, photo corners from Creative Memories, brads from Making Memories
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