Thursday, August 30, 2012

Capital on Foot

Basic Grey Sketch Challenge 8.27.2012:

Paper is all BG Oxford.  
I've been trying to make a point to use some of my overstocked and older supplies, on this LO I used a button (overstocked) and eyelets(older)!!!
Pictures are from when I went to show my sister and the kids around DC.  The whole time I planned this walk I did not really believe it was possible the kids would do the entire thing.  I figured at some point we would jump on the subway and go back or catch a tour bus.  They were troopers.  We walked all the way from Foggy Bottom through the Vietnam Memorial, through the Natural History and Modern Art Buildings, a stop for lunch a couple blocks off the mall, up to the Capital Bldg and finally to Union Station to ride the train back to the hotel.  Had a great time and got a lot of fabulous pictures.  I'll probably add one of those project life style pages next to this one in the album filled with just pictures and a little more journaling.

Thanks for looking and cross your fingers that if I'm lucky enough to be drawn to win this challenge that they have another pack of Oxford stashed somewhere in the back :)

Woot, woot!!  It was the winner!

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

A layout and a card

First up the layout using Authentique Paper LO Sketch Challenge:

Everything but the cardstock is from the Carefree line.  

At my boy's school they were asked to make "Flat Stanlys" to look like a native Ohioan to mail to friends and relatives.  After talking Erik out of making a Native American Flat Stanly he decided to make flat stanly look just like him.  I helped him make Stanly's Gii and Orange belt with green stripes, Erik decorated his hair and face.  His Flat Stanly went to Alaska and had quite the adventure with Aunt Christy and Cousin Alexandra.  

And a card for the Basic Grey Card Challenge:
I made a card for my good friend Erika's little bundle of joy.  I need to get over to the town she lives in to say hello to the new baby... but life has been keeping me real busy.  Making the card gets me one step closer to being ready to make the trip. 

"Sidewalk" Chalk in Calcutta

DCVW stackoholic Challenge August#1 

Followed the sketch, why make changes?  It's a good sketch I'm going to follow it.  All the cardstock is from the A Type of Art collection.  I have both the patterned paper and the cardstock collection which is so nice. Things come together much faster when it's all pre-coordinated.  

Pictures are from Memorial Day.  The kids put a sun, clouds, flag, hot air balloon and several other items into their masterpiece.  We might have hung out for results but it started to rain just as we were finishing up.  

Monday, August 6, 2012

My Mind's Eye 10 photo challenge

After taking the kids on a "Picture Walk" on May 19th we went to the Ice Cream Stand for a treat.  Photos show the boys choosing their flavors and then trading cones.  They also show Liz before and document the drama as I tried and failed to get her to have vanilla.  The Purple shirt was a total loss.

What: August Challenge- 10 photos
When: Due Tuesday August 14th at by midnight
Winner announced: With 2nd challenge on Wednesday,August 15th
Rules: must "look" like it is a MME project,must be created new
Prize: collection of your choice.

Can't "look" anymore MME than this:)  It's almost all Lost and Found Two "Breeze" with just a few pieces of Bazzill and a few brads that may or may not be MME as I don't keep brads in their packaging.