Thursday, February 11, 2010

For Mom



Sometimes inspiration comes at the strangest times. Like at 3 am after not sleeping for about 5 hours, I came across and old issue of Memory Makers (July 09). I saw a layout and knew right away I wanted to get something together like it for my Mom. Here is my take on what I saw. Her birthday was this week. Hopefully she won't see this until it get to Germany!








Saturday, January 16, 2010

Finding my mojo...Easel Card



Its been months but I finally sat down to bang something out. Working crazy hours can put a serious dent in your mojo. I want to say it was forced but I would have to thank SplitCoastStampers for the project Easel Card Project. CS Ivory Elegance cardstock, patterned papers and Pima flowers from my stash, a little bling, Baby Wheel from SU, scallop punch from SU...viola! A baby card for....I can't say yet.. ;o)

Friday, May 1, 2009

Slip-n-slide

This is what came out of my latest hybrid scrapbooking project. Fun day with son and my nieces on the slip and slide. Cherleen is older (3) and Sophia is 2. Cherleen is not is these pics since she cant stay still. I have tons of pics of her only from behind or in a blur.

Andrew (my DS) let me take tons of great pics. His layouts will be coming next.

Sophia would not slide down the slip and slide, just walk. She would make me hold her hand all the way down so I ended up soaked. Best day of my life! The journaling reads:

We spent the day
playing in the slip-n-slide.
The phrase that filled my heart:
"Titi, peas hole my han."

Thursday, April 30, 2009

Super quick digi layout


Nothing spectacular creativity wise about this layout but the amazing pic of Sophia and Cherleene. The page is a quick drop by Jessica Sprague. Part of the free download for her mini class freebie. Gotta love a freebie!

Love the two blessings God gave me more. My nieces can make any bad day unforgettably wonderful.

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Bling cards -

Most of the supplies are SU, used some pigment sprays, glassy effects and dazzling diamonds.. Much better looking in real life. Hot pink and mandarin colors.

Bling ATCs

Friday, March 6, 2009

Bottoms up!


Stencils and Stickels Baby! Here are some more martini stencil cards from the After 5 kit. I put it on a POP from Academy and the G2G from Farmers Market..LOVE IT!

Spring yet?


Its raining and miserable here. Sunday is supposed to be 65 but more rain. At least its not snow. I made this card from a CS stencil from May 06, Farmers Market papers and a stamp from Wings.

Thursday, March 5, 2009

My Food!


This is a layout of Sophia. We set the table and for some reason she was really excited when we put her plate down.. She yelled "my food!" As if it were her long lost friend..

Fun with stencils





Here are some cards I made today. I use more techniques than I can list but it was fun.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pizza Making 101


Nothing better than this. Ok, if Andrew were home it would have been perfect. 1) they kneaded the dough, 2) they ate all the cheese they could get their little hands on. 3) they chowed down...No better day to be a titi.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Hybrid Scrapping - Digi and Traditional


I love this one already because its my first hybrid layout. Its all about the pictures here. I lightened the pictures so they were almost black and white but not quite, (ok, one of my really smart friends just told me its called desaturating) I added some crowns, flowers and some text to the actual pictures but the rest is on regular paper. Hope you like it!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Ms. Puff



I have to thank my Mom for these layouts. We took some pictures on her birthday and right after she looked at them she said 'I look like Ms. Puff!' She turned on the DVR and put on an episode of Sponge Bob. Low and behold.. Ms. Puff. I took a few shots of the TV and here is the layout. Anything good or funny about me comes from my Mom. She can even laugh at her own expense.

Monday, February 23, 2009

Vanessas book


Here is what I did for Vanessa's book. I hope she loves it.

Monday, February 16, 2009

Scraplift a card?

This is a scrap lift of a card I got at least a year ago. I loved it so much I hung on to it and decided to try and reproduce with a twist. I used an old stamp from CS, not sure what kit its from.. scripty hieroglyphics from 2005 (Written Word or Science)? Anyway, that is stamped on some mustard colored card stock from Bridges. The daisy stamp is from Rhapsody, stamped first in dark yellow and then outlined in dark brown. I attached gold embellishment to the center and stamped another daisy with Staz-On, then inked the edges with some ink from the same kit. I attached a bunch of brown ribbons I had in my stash and attached them with some staples I had inked with alcohol inks so they were brown too. I mounted it on some brown POPS then on some blue from Farmers Market.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hilda on a Rainy Day


Im not sure if I like how this went. I did a lot of work on the background paper but you cant see it so much thru the image. I printed it out on vellum and used draft mode but still you cant see the rain in the back.. Anyway, watercolor, guesso, glimmer mists, pigment dye, some bead and fibers from Refresh and a whole lotta patience.. I would have gone in a whole other direction if I knew I could apply my not so clean version..

Mask cards


I made these for the Monthly card swap I am host. This months theme is masks. I used pigment sprays, masks, stickels and some water coloring.

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Bubble Madness!

Today was indeed their day! I put their bubble machine in the living room and they danced around for over an hour!

Sunday, February 1, 2009

More fun with Digi


I did this layout last night at my sisters house while showing her how to work with PSE. I should have added some drop shadows but as soon as I realized it, I had accidentally saved it as a jpg instead of psd....oopsie! Anyway, Cherleene is clearly our princess.
This one I just finished. I took the picture last night at my sisters. My son Andrew is in the middle of his two cousins Cherleen and Sophia (munchin on her favorite snack 'bokli'). He sez they are 'too cute'. Appropriately titled 'can you feel the love'. I know I do.

Friday, January 16, 2009

365 project





I have the actual photos on the 365 blog.. www.joyfulcropper365.blogspot.com but these are some of the pics in a photo book

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

Thinking of you cards




For the swap on the CS board. Rhapsody themed so rhapsody stamps, rhapsody white background paper I used a swirl mask on with some copper Glimmer mists. The actual card is from a CS pack I bought at retreat, not sure what kit..Love these..