Thursday, March 24, 2011

My little sunshine and raincloud

We have a inside joke/song around here..Mason is my sunshine and Caden is my raincloud.  We even have a "raincloud" song that is it's own version of the "sunshine" song.  This weeks 1 page sketch at sketchsupport is the sketch I used for both of my pages. 

 I had A LOT of journaling for this one and so I added a full page of hidden journaling that pulls up and out at the top of the page.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

How about 1 last goodbye to winter layout for the first day of Spring?
 I absolutely LOVE these pics and had a great time making this one!

Friday, March 18, 2011

It is cupcake week--oh I mean add-on week over @ Sketchsupport!

This week our add-on is a cupcake and there are plenty of cute ones over at sketchsupport.  There are also several other takes on it that take it in a totally new direction that you will also want to see, so go over and check it out!

This is my card that I made this week using the cupcake..

Spring Break is Awesome!

First off I am sorry I haven't been able to get my posts to publish just freezes up on me so I hope this one works!   = ) I have really enjoyed this week off and wish I had more layouts to show you but I have been using this week to do a few home improvements instead.  Here are a few things I have been wanting to get posted.
This is a card I made at Christmas and gave away..I wanted to get better pictures of it and forgot before I gave it away-so this is as good as it gets! It is a bummer because the details in the flowers are so much better than you see here    : (  I made the roses out of scalloped hearts that I cut then ran through the Manhattan embossing folder from Stampin Up! Then I crumpled them a little and inked all the edges.  You just have to play around with them and fold/roll them until you get them how you want.  For the centers I used black stickles.  The frame and background also have dots of stickles that you can't really see in the pic.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Scrapbook Generation Saturday sketches

If your not familiar with Scrapbook Generation and their Saturday sketch sessions, you should check them out!  The following page is from one of the sketches Allison Davis has done in the past.  Either her or Debbie Sanders (Allison's mom) create a page following one of their sketches.  You get to come in and "assemble" it with your own touches and photos like I have to this one below.   I loved this layout and the colors worked perfectly with my pics!  These pages are great for those who don't have a lot of time, those who are just starting out, or those of us who probably have the supplies already but just can't pass up the awesome pages they create!

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Card sketch week

Last week was card sketch week on Sketchsupport and I turned it into a 2 page layout instead.  Here it is
To see the sketch and everyone's projects together go here!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

We are now a family.

This layout is made up of pictures from our first Christmas card as a family.  We had my mom take them at my grandparents house on Thanksgiving. 
The pics on the lower right corner are in a 4 x 6 interactive add-on from Close to My Heart.  I love can add as many together as you want anywhere on your page.  It is great for those pages where you have a lot of pictures you want to include w/o taking away from the overall page design.  I just cut a slit in the protector to allow the flaps to work if I put it in the center of the page instead of the side as I have on this page.

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Owl always love you...

 Caden actually made the 2 owls himself with punches and he drew his name on one of them.  We thought the colors and message fit this page perfectly so we added it in place of another picture.  Even though they fight like brothers, they love like brothers too!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Where does the time go?..Seriously!

I have not posted in a few days because I feel a little like I'm drowning in all the stuff I need to be doing and I keep getting further and further behind!  I love to post new layouts as often as I can but the truth is..I have been to busy to do any!  I did make it a priority today to make a shadow box frame for a friend of mine.  I really enjoyed getting to "play" a little amongst the many other things I should be doing.   : o)  So here are some's late in the evening and all the "good light" is gone today so the pics aren't the greatest but you get the idea. 

Sorry about the shadow in the last pic!  I used a shadow box frame and the song lyrics she wanted to use and then added some flowers, ribbon and some background papers with a punched lace border.  It turned out pretty good for a 30 min project that was done in a rush!   : o)