Thursday, April 30, 2009

Scrappy Thursday

2 more LOs for my cute little niece's baby book.  

Going Home 2 a full house

A totally cool challenge at Scrapwhispers this week.  Black and white only plus one item of another color. Obviously the photo frame is pink, no searching for it.  I also made baby Alexandra's pinkness pop on the photo, I feared the object of the photo might be lost if I left her grey.  The flourishes are grunge board painted black and then white, then sanded.

Inside joke is the full house is made of a joker and 2 queens.  Shhh, I doubt they will ever get bored enough to read my scrappy blog:)

Bones of this LO is a sketch by Julie Bonner at 52 Sketches.

My Girl

Mix it Up mixer #17, use assorted letters in the title.  I also used the sketch they provided in the mixer.  

The thing under my sister's chin is a clear box to put non acid free stuff.  I was hoping she would add the hospital bracelets, but it's up to her.  I put in a couple of baby themed pieces of chipboard just to occupy the space (in case my sister never gets around to adding anything)

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Bokeh by computer program

One of my favorite sites, I heart faces is giving away a copy of some truly amazing photo editing software.  Alien skin bokeh.  For those of you with point and shoot cameras who want to get bokeh, this program will do it.  It's amazing.  Click through and check it!

Monday, April 27, 2009

Check it, blog candy

Keepsakes by Melissa has awesome candy, check it out!

Passion for Crafts also has amazing blogiversary candy.  AMAZING!!!  I want it all.

Friday, April 24, 2009

ScrapSketch, check it out

Found ScrapSketch this week.  I think the sketches are really awesome.  They are having a DT call right now... hurry if you're interested, entries due by midnight tomorrow.

I converted the first one to a card.  I needed a card for a dear friend whose husband is in need of a miracle.

This second LO is of "Grandpa Stan" and the Andrew (Erik was there but not while the camera was out) tasting honey straight out of a honey comb.  Stan found the honeycomb while cutting down a tree.  I thought it was a very cool thing for them.  I had to put a stop to the honey eating as the boys would have kept going until they were sick.

I made the back ground by putting paint on bubble wrap and stamping it.  CLose up is of the bee flying into the flower on the edge of the title.  

The last LO is of the boys watching the concrete guys working on our new front porch.  They spent a lot of time staring out the front window that week.  I think there is a natural attraction from boys to construction equipment.  

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Check it

Blog Candy by Crafts for Kim

Cool stuff, I'd post a picture but I think you should go see for yourself.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Blog Candy

Paper Popsicles, check it!  Very cool.

A LO and a new toy.

Sketch #16 at 52 sketches (blinkie in the margins)

Here in Ohio many flowers had already bloomed when we got our final (hopefully) snow fall of the year. Like the insane scrapbooker I am... we postponed breakfast and walked down to "crazy flower lady's house" to take a few pictures first thing. Papers from are Pink Paisley Pop Fashion line, Bazzil Swiss dots, and DCWV Metal stack.

This thing is the coolest.  Got the hookup at Yand M photo in Boardman this weekend with Beth.  What does it do, you might ask?  It allows the white balance in my new camera to do it's thing.  It measures the light in the room and makes adjustments by shooting through it.

It made taking the late night picture of my latest LO much easier.  I probably over paid for it, but honestly got so much really useful advice that I still felt it was a bargain.  

Sunday, April 12, 2009

 II love this LO, inspired by a challenge at "scrap the boys"  I love it!!!

Punk is cool

I can't wait to make a page.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Scrappy Thursday Report

First up is Andrew's Birthday.  The LO is from a sketch on the scrappiest, they are having a DT call with this sketch. I love the sketch, it ended with a LO which I think has a wonderful layered look.  The birthday paper is Target $1.00 isle stuff, the circle is Bazzil African flower die cut.  Andrew had a blast at his party.  I was shocked that he wore that silly hat most of the time.  

Page 2 to the birthday LO.  BASB challenged me to use only cardstock, stamps, and pictures.  Dang I couldn't stamp straight...LOL  I tried to make it look like I did it on purpose, but you now know the truth.  I cut the bowling pins out of white cardstock and stamped the stripes on, likewise the bowling ball is black cardstock

This LO uses Sketch #46 at Creative Scrappers , it also serves the purpose of Scrapjazz's use a TV show name as a title.  I was going to use Law and Order as Erik was explaining to Andrew that he needed to settle down, but then Cindy cut Family out for Mary and I wanted to use the negative to make a mask... and so it happened.  I think Family Guy is a much nicer title anyhow.  I'm totally loving this BG Periphery pack so much... 
I used some more of it.  Yummo.  Have you ever used up an entire line of paper and thought to yourself you'd like to get some more?  I fear I will feel that way when Periphery is gone.  This LO is a Julie Bonner 52 sketch LO.  Check the blinkie on the right for a link.  

Candy Alert

Wow... charmed stamps blog candy.  Love, love, love those markers!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

Blog Candy

Check it here, Kim at Crafty Makes is having a bloggiversary!  Awesome fun candy.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

April (snow) showers and flowers

My good friend Beth said I should take pictures of snow on flowers today... idea in head... off to take pictures before breakfast.  The boys said it was cold and time to go home twice on the way to "crazy flower lady's" house... but they were happy enough to pose once there.

As bummed as I was to have snow this morning they were thrilled to put on their snow clothes and go for a walk... that is until they got cold... which happens much faster in spring than mid winter.

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Big Die Machine Giveaway

Check it!  Super awesome giveaway... go kittens and register now!

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Scrappy Thursday

Today was mostly thank-you cards for Andrew's thrid birthday, can you believe he is 3?  Time flies, I'll be making graduation cards in no time.

Any how the LO I completed was for scrap whispers colors of the Rainbow challenge.  This is definitely louder than the colors I generally consider to be pretty but I think it works.  

Paper is American Crafts and the sketch is a Julie Bonner.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Blog Candy

Keepsakes by Melissa  is giving away a CUTTLEBUG!!!  And some GRUNGEBOARD!!!  Dang, dang, dang... now would be a really nice time to be lucky!