Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Mud on the Mountain

Mud on the Mountain, originally uploaded by msceejay2000.

Finally got my event photos... had to put them to good use. \\

On the scrappy side everything is OA except the card stock and rivets.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

my Machine

my Machine, originally uploaded by msceejay2000.

I've been at the gym a lot. I prefer the 3rd treadmill in the second row. I've noticed all the regulars have a favorite machine. If mine is taken I don't run.

Basic Grey sketch challenge 5.21.12

I finally killed Periphery. I'm really sad about it, it's my favorite all time BG line. I used the entire collection pack, all that is left is scraps. The chipboard, brad and rub-on are Boxer and there is just a little Indian Summer.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Basic Grey Weekly Challenge

SO yesterday I wanted to take the kids out to do something active, they wanted to veg and play video games.  I compromised with them by allowing them to take their DS games and play them on the drive out to Thomlinson Run State Park.  Andrew said the trail was creepy, Lizzie said the ferns tickled.  Erik and Diamond didn't complain.  After some time on Fern Trail we walked down to the water and then came back to town for some ice cream.  I think they had fun.

Create a multi-photo layout.

Awesome!  I've been wanting to use the Basic Grey June Bug kit I got at the last Scrapbook Super Station Crop.  I love their kits, I buy their kits, I forget to scrap their kits.  Finally today I used one and I have to say, worth every penny.

I made only a few adjustments.  I exchanged the multi-color brad flower centers they had included for larger matching ones.  Added a little journal tag.  (<--could be what throws me about SBSS kits, multi photo and no journal spots).  Exchanged the dot on the i for a button, and I fussy cut the one flower to allow it to go over the photo.  I'm thrilled with the results, beautiful paper put together in a terrific kit.

again?! Got Sketch #143

Very cool sketch by the talented Valerie Salmon.  

Papers are all MME from the Totally Girl Slab.  Journal tag is MME too, not sure which line.  Title and altered chipboard are Pink Paisley.  Buttons are fresh off a shirt which is too big for me... yea Atkins!  Don't know the manufacturers on the rickrack, cardstock, paper clip or flowers.  

My middle child is a little bit rough and tumble, he has skinned up his nose several times.  This incident was caused by playing flash light tag.

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Authentique Sketch

The equipment for a mudder had us all looking a little strange.  From the wide receiver gloves to the duct tape on the sneakers.  Hair tied back with a bandanna, spandex from wrists to knees.  

All the patterned paper is Authentique from the Gathering line.  All the cardstock is core'dinations.  Butterfly punch from Martha Stewert, add wire and beads from unknown source.  Alphas from Target, Cosmo Cricket, and Making memories.   Rick Rak is from Hallos.  

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Paper Variety Sketch with October Afternoon papers

Erik Jr and I have been seeing a psychiatrist to work through his extreme moodiness.  I have come to accept that he probably has ADD, along with a not age appropriate ability to handle frustration.  To help ease the ADD symptoms, thus easing the general frustration level, we have begun to drink coffee together in the morning.  I must confess I enjoy having someone to drink coffee with, it's a very nice time for us to calmly plan our day and enjoy conversation.   

Please excuse super terrible cell phone picture... and cross your fingers that I am able to recover my good camera at the martial arts school where I left it last night.  My kid isn't the only one with ADD :)

I love sketches and this one is no exception, I followed it almost exactly.  I'm very happy with the results, I'll use this sketch again.

Papers are mostly October Afternoon from the 5 & Dime collection with a couple from Boarding Pass and maybe even a little sidewalk.  I've got it all in one envelope and I'm starting to forget what belongs with what.    Stickers and elements are also OA from the same lines.  Only exceptions being the DYNO journal strips, the strip of red polka dot washi and the twine from sew easy.  

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Basic Grey_ shape challenge

Use a shape other than rectangles and squares.  I chose hearts:)
Patterned paper is all BG Urban Prarie
Cardstock is Bazill
Journal spot is from a Fancy Pants notebook.
Dymo label maker
All cuts using MTC and my Gazelle

Vintage Basic Grey... NSD

I've had this chipboard forever!  I think it's from Recess.  I altered it with acrylic paint and mist.  Misted the night sky with Maya Mists, everything else is Coredinations cardstock.

Friday, May 4, 2012

Basic Grey NSD Sketch

The picture of the picture is never as good as just the picture... so you'll have to take my word for it.  Andrew sticks out his bottom lip when he is concentrating.  We bought the shoes on the 3rd or 4th, on the fifth it was still taking a lot of effort to get them tied.  So cute.

Anyhow, I followed the sketch pretty precisely as you can see. I even had the ribbons on the upper right, but they just didn't work and I damaged the paper trying to make them work so I added the circle and pop dotted and stickled the bumble bee.  He's too cute not to embellish.  

The paper is all BG Urban Prairie with the exception of the mats being bazzil bling and the beige circles being coredinations.  A couple random buttons, a little floss, a random ribbon and the DYMO I don't use hardly enough for journaling.  Circles, scallops, title, etc all cut with MTC on the Gazelle.  

Basic Grey Card

Papers are from BG Scarlet's Letters
I got to play with my new alcohol markers on the stamps.  
Fun, fun.  Definitely a learning curve to these things, all in good time.

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Got Sketch? Fifth Birthday Sketch

Cute sketch, followed it pretty precisely accept for changing up the photos.  Everything except the washi (M's) and buttons (no clue) is from the Little Yellow Bicycle Travel line.  Turned out awesome.