Monday, March 31, 2008

Product layout challange

okay the object of this contest was to scrap a layout based on a product ...from your pantry or just base it on an advertisement. This was very difficult for me because as you can see the layout is very basic stay true to the product. It was hard to get over the desire to mat my photo. the little guy at the bottom is based on the actual "for dummies" guy ...he is a paper piecing ...not a copied picture. The letters written on the yellow paper were traced with a light box. The for dummies was writen with white paint pen then colored over with a yellow sharpie to make it yellow. I was really proud of this layout, but dont think I will be winning the contest because the competition is WAYYY too stiff

Saturday, March 29, 2008

Punk Kiss

I created this one for my shop and as a trial for my punk swap. I like it because it has that bit of sexy and a little badness

Friday, March 28, 2008


I made these as a gift for a couple moms in the groups ...they needed some toddler little girl things. I had a really hard time finding something toddler like and then suddenly this came to me

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Good times Layout (Liam's album)

It's funny ...since I have signed up for these online groups I feel as though I have learned soooo much ...and grown in sooo many ways as far as my techniques are concerned. Not only have a leanred alot but I have gained more confidence ...allowing me to create layouts faster ...without worry if I am doing things the "right" way. I have learned there is NO right way

Creativity is allowing yourself to make mistakes. Art is knowing which ones to keep.

Scott Adams

Liam has really been growing alot lately....not only physically but mentally. He picks up the most random saying from the oddest of places. One of them has been "good times....good times!" I will never forget the first memorable time I heard him say it. The boys and I met Brian at Taco Bell for his lunch break ( we occasionally go have lunch with him when he is in town ) In their kids meal they got these little puzzle dice. Well for the next two days, they were liams favorite form of entertainment. A few days after our taco bell lunch, we were driving round town ( running errands) and Liam says to me " MOM guess what IIIII made ??? ( big pause ) I'll give you a hint ( another big pause ) It's not a pooper scooper!!! " LOL This statement just made me bust out in giggles. Liam starts laughing his biggest belly laugh ( he is in that phase, where they try out all different laughs ...) ...then he gives a big sigh ...and says " ahhh good times ....goooooood times!! "
So I created this layout

Friday, March 21, 2008

punk tags for swap

these are the tags I made for the punk tag swap

Tuesday, March 18, 2008

black, white and one accent color tag

...rules you can only use black white and an accent color for this swap ...I had noooo good black and white paper so I heat embossed dragonflies ...shaded the wings with a gel pen ...and inked the edges ....hand stitched around the tag ...and wrote fly in white paint pen ...cut a gerber daisy with my machine ...and cut it in half....topped it with a jewel ...thinking about next tag makin a teal flower ...and inking it black

Sunday, March 16, 2008

Character tags for swap

I keep telling myself no more tag swaps ....because honestly I dont use them on my layouts ....but then another one comes up with a subject that is totally irresistable

...this was one of them
I thought another great version of this tag would be one that said "trashy"

adopt a family page 2

This is the second page to the adopt a family Christmas LO's I did

Friday, March 14, 2008

foster family pages

After watching Oprah the other day ( I know corny ) but I felt the need to come up with a "charity" project ( I hate that word ) I decided to start a swap within my scrap group online. The hostess ( me this time since I started it ) "adopts" a family in their local community. In this case I decided to adopt a foster care family from Liam's class. Well basically what we do is each person who signs up will make two premade scrapbook pages ( or more if they want ) for the family and then send it to the hostess ...the hostess then builds a premade scrapbook for them from the pages everyone made ( all they have to do is add their own pics ) . I chose a foster care family for a couple reasons . First reason because I would love to be able to be a foster mom. However we lack the room to take responsibilty for anymore children. Second reason I believe that it is definately an underappreciated job. It's my way of saying thankyou for being such an unbelievable person to take care of a child who has next to nothing.

The third reason takes a little back up story ...Back before Aj was born I worked at a local clothing store as a front desk manager ( I guess you would call it ). When I first worked there I met the most unbelievable person.( Angela ) The kind of person that you looked forward to seeing everyday. When your day was really shitty she always knew the right words to say. When we first met it felt like she had been my friend forever. Well we also worked with another lady who had an adorable little grand baby .(krissy) Angela couldnt have children herself :( so she adored this little girl. On more than one occasion she told me that she would love to adopt her ( because her parents had a ROCKY relationship and both had drug problems ) . Well as many of you already know from other blogs ....Angela died in a motorcycle accident on 4th of July. ( about 3 or 4 years ago)

Well just recently when I volunteered for my sons field trip I noticed that krissy was in his class. I found out that krissy now lived with foster parents temporarily while her parents get things straightened out. so in a small since I did this for Ang ....I love you girl !! I miss you a ton !!

Anyway here is one page for the scrapbook

baby shower tag #2

This is the second tag I made for the baby shower for missy

baby tag for baby shower

In my online groups, we have "showers" that when someone is having a large event in their life ...everyone send them tags or scrap supplies for the event. Well Missy is having a baby ( unknown sex) and I signed up to do two tags for her this is one of the tags I made for her.

Sunday, March 9, 2008

Altered Notebook front

Here is the front of the altered notebook that I did for the swap. I used the bohemia line of paper ...I love that paper The quote says : It takes a lot of courage to share your drems to someone else

Altered Notebook swap

Here is the latest swap I did. I have never attempted an altered composition notebook before. This is the back of the notebook ...I dont like my handwritting ...but other than that it turned out okay

Monday, March 3, 2008

Birthday card

Here is a birthday card I originally started for my dad , but decided to give it to my brother...the card was cut with my Craft robo ...along with the utensils ...the mustard and ketchup, and burger stickers are from creative memories. The kiss the cook was traced on with a light box. I hand sewed the border....the card below slips into the poscket

Sunday, March 2, 2008

Challenged ----all about me

I decided to take a challenge this weekend in on of my groups. The rules were as follows :

This challenge is to make a page about yourself. The catch is you can't use any pictures, (unless you draw them) no embellishments: such as stickers, ribbon, brads, eyelets, etc, and no papers. Everything must be written in your hand using pens and/or markers.

When I took this challenge I decided to do it because it is something I have been meaning to do forever, but never have the time because I am always doing swaps or scrappin the kids. I decided to really put my whole heart into it and to challenge myself artistically....think outside my normal symetrical box. Everything I do ( with exceptions to my paper piecings) is always very symetrical and "neat" I decided to throw all of that to the wind and be very random ...and crazy.