Wednesday, July 29, 2009
I used the Bo Bunny It's My Party line for this layout. I had to be careful not to use anything that said birthday on it. I think it turned out pretty cute. I also have just a little bit of Bo Bunny Grease Monkey included. The cut out sheet and the paper behind are both Bo Bunny dot.
We had a tree stump removal man come this morning and grind away 4 tree stumps from trees we cut down in our back yard. Now I get to go clean up the wood chips and start landscaping for Canyon's sky fort. Yard work is never ending!
Saturday, July 25, 2009
I did this layout 2 different ways. Originally I was going to have a very muted look and try to make the pictures really show. I whitewashed the horizontal strip of paper to fit in with my whitewash theme. Then, I decided to use red letters and added the red flowers. Now I am not sure if I should use the whitewash stips or let the color show.
I think the pictures show up better in the layout with the whitewash, but it kind of looks off balance, so I thought I would post both until I decide. ;)
Friday, July 24, 2009
This is BoBunny Alissa. For the card I cut out the flower from the cut-outs sheet. Then I punched holes and cut out the slits around the petals. I painted the back of this piece white so that it would look better on the inside. I cut the black flower for the backing from another sheet from the Alissa line and painted the back of that white also. The back and front are sewn together down the side to form the card. I also added some pink stitching around the middle of the flower and to attach the rounded rectangle to the card. The thank you sentiment is also a cutout. I love making these distressed flowers. I inked them up black after I scrunched them up. The brad is painted black and has glossy accents on it.
Tuesday, July 21, 2009
Sorry, I've been neglecting my blog, I just have nothing to show you. I currently have pictures, papers and embellishments spread all over my table. Hopefully I can kick myself in the butt and enjoy some scrapping time this afternoon.
Saturday, July 11, 2009
Thursday, July 9, 2009
Seriously, I love the book series. I read it twice and wish there were more.
Here is my layout. The layout idea with the torn paper and the laced look came from the blog of the amazingly talented Gabrielle Pollacco. When I saw her original layout it just screamed Twilight at me! :)
After I took the picture I added some red bling to the dots on the i's and below the quote on the journaling circle. I think the bling added alot to the layout, but I can't retake the picture because I already dropped the layout off at The Playground. If you are local make sure you make a stop at The Playground and check out the rest of the Twilight layouts. They are all so unbelievably different, and all great!
I found this quote which kind of mirrors the way that I felt about the book series. When I went to print on the circle the paper moved, so it isn't centered the way I wanted, but I only had one shot.
It took me forever to find the right font. There are many sites out there that say they have the Twilight font, believe me, I downloaded most of them. I will try to find the site where I downloaded the correct one and add a link to it. The font itself is called Twilight. I printed it mirror image on the back of this silver paper I got at The Playground then cut it out by hand. What a pain!
Saturday, July 4, 2009
About 2 weeks ago Marissa went home with her grandfather. He lives in Isle Minnesota, which is about 100 miles north of the cities on Lake Millie Lachs (think that is spelled right). So we went to pick her up.
I am not an outdoorsy girl at all. Several comparisons were made between Eva Gabor from Green Acres and myself while we were in Isle. Oh my goodness..bugs. Yes, I knew there would be bugs in Minnesota, especially at a lake house. I just had no idea how many there would be. It was unbelievable. Luckily it wasn't hot, I don't think I could have done hot and bugs.
We drove from Minneapolis to Albert Lea Minnesota to visit JT's aunt and his grandma. JT's grandma is in a nursing home. She will be 102 this August.
JT's Aunt and Uncle are amazing people. So interesting to talk to. Jim is director of operations at the airport, along with owing most of the planes there. We got to walk thru the hangers and look at all the planes, including a helicopter and a water plane. We stood on the runway while 3 planes took off and one landed, it was sooo cool. JT's uncle holds several aviation records and there house is like a museum. They once flew a single engine Cessna from Albert Lea to Antarctica and back making a stop at every single country in South America along the way. Among his other hobbies are skydiving, mountain climbing and running marathons. I love just sitting back and listening to the stories they can tell.
We got home last night, If I was clothes all day today and tomorrow maybe I can catch up! :)
I hope everyone has a happy and safe 4th of July!!