Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Layout # 26 2011

Okay, so this paper is very flowery, and vintagey, and pretty, and doesn't go with the idea of potty training, but the colors of it were so perfect for the photo, and I loved the paper, and so I made it work. I am pretty pleased with the final product. Simple, and done.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Layout #25 2011

This layout was inspired by the Sketches 2 Scrapbook app. I love having sketches with me, on the go, and it proved super useful when we were scrapping in March. This layout also uses MME, which, if you have ever read my blog before, you know I would die without.
I am going scrapbooking today, and hope to get three or four layouts done! Wish me luck

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Future Fashion Day

Today was Future Fashion Day at Avery's school, and I completely forgot about it. 100% slipped my mind. So last night, when I got home from the Spring Fling at the school, I got a message from a friend asking what I was going to do..... what else??? Google Gaga, of course. I am sure I could have wrapped her in tin foil and called it good, but I thought I would see what I could find Gaga-esque first. And that is where the Glimmer Mist and Kaiser Craft pearls came in. I clearly started with garbage bags. I then made a balloon skirt using my tape gun... and also made a pocket at the waist of the skirt (again, tape gun) to thread through a belt... of tulle. I then covered the skirt with pearls. As for the crystals on Gaga's dress, I immediately thought of those little origamo fortune tellers. So, I cut up some thin chipboard, sprayed it with glimmer mist, and set to folding. Then I stapled them on to the shirt and skirt. Because tape and staples are how people will dress themselves in the future.


Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Layout #24 2011 More Christmas

Loved this line from Crate Paper. The chipboard accents were adorable. And the colors were perfecto for the gingerbread house pics! I think after these last entries, I am pretty much caught up on 2010. Makes me feel good, because I am no where near started 2011....

Monday, May 16, 2011

Layout #23 2011

The Fancy Pants Happy Together line was perfecto for the photo of my handsome little nephew. Is it just me, or is Fancy Pants one of those companies that rarely fails when they launch new lines? I am loving all of their new stuff... but have to exercise some self control.... we'll see!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I have a six year old

How did I get a six year old??? I can't honestly believe that I have a child who has been around for six years. I still remember the first time I held her. I remember her tongue tie, her need to suck on a soother constantly, her adorable little smile. And now....? Now I watch her read chapter books, and teach her little brother all about dinosaurs, and listen to her whine when she gets her hair brushed. This is my six year old daughter. And what that really means, is for the last six years I have felt a love that I never had before her.
She wanted a dinosaur cake, and so, of course I didn't go all out like I did last year, because that was a major exercise in frustration. So this year I made a slab cake, and threw some of her dinos on it. Her first comment after seeing it was, "That's a pretty good scene." Thanks Monkey. She also told Haley about her gifts, and my favorite was, "The best thing I got was a trampoline, and the worst thing I got (and it was here that I started to panic about what she was going to say because there were people all around....), was a papercut." Love this girl.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Layout # 22 2011 a little Christmas

I have been MIA for a while. I got a job with Statistics Canada for Census 2011 Enumerating and that has kept me on the road, and off the computer. But I currently am on a bit of a break, and I will hopefully get a chance to get into the scrap room just for myself.
This layout is of Avery's Christmas Concert and I used the Making Memories Noel line. It is pretty sophisticated for anything in my life, but I love the simplicity of this layout. I was able to throw this together in under 45 minutes. Not bad considering I was probably talking the whole time too!