Sunday, February 15, 2009
Tuesday, February 10, 2009
I'm getting excited about Thursday. Lela (from SCS) is on a business trip in Dallas this week. We are getting together on Thursday night. I don't know if I'll cook or if we'll eat out, but I can't wait to get together later this week!
Sunday, February 8, 2009
This challenge was to scrapbook the loves of your life. I made a page about Roy, my husband. There was extra credit to include a French theme. I've tried to get to this layout for two days now and it's finally on paper. This is my submission for JAN09VSBNI. I used a very old sketch - SBSC39 - as my starting point though I did make a few changes. There's not a lot of stamping, but I adore the Urban Garden paper and wanted to keep the overall feel masculine. I also wanted to do a lot more journaling on the page than I am used to doing. I did throw in my only French set - Carte Postale. I included the Mon Amie stamp (My Friend). I had planned to use some of the other stamps as elements on the page. I just ended up liking the simplicity of the page too much to add those. I really like the journaling. Rereading it made me cry. I think it's good because it made my mother cry too. It's very sweet.
This challege was the most difficult for me. I never scrap myself. I included almost every picture I have of me in the past three years. I'm always snapping the pictures and don't get in them often. This is the last VSBN challenge I'll be able to get in under the deadline. I hadn't had time to work on it all week long and finally made time today. I used the Pencil Lines sketch 119. I also tried a new technique to me - sanding photos. I'm really happy with how it turned out. I'm also finding that I'm going to my distressing tools and sewing machines more often.
This challenge was to scrap your favorite things using your favorite things. JAN09VSBNG submission. This was a hard one for me! I couldn't find pictures that fit want I wanted. I used one of the Got Sketches? that I loved but never got a chance to use. It was also a starting point for the JAN09VSBNF challenge. Journaling says: Eliza. Eva Grace. Girl time. Scrapbook sketches. Ribbon. Anything metal, especially Hodgepodge. Brads. Sweet girls. A few of my favorite things.
Submission for JAN09VSBNH. The challenge was to scrap something new and to stamp on acrylic somewhere in the layout. This is our current house. These are pictures that I took when we looked through the house the last time before making an offer. We did make some changes before moving in but only a few. We had the carpet in the master bath removed and replaced with 18" travertine. We also removed the carpet in the living room, hallway, and formal dining and had a wide dark walnut put in. Everything else - including the paint - stayed the same.
JAN09VSBNF submission. I was going to use the sketch but I decided since I'm running so far behind I would do a "fast" one. I've never bought/used a Simply Scrappin' kit. My upline gave me Creative License a long time ago and I pulled it out for this challenge. It really went well with what I had in mind. Eliza wrote her first research paper this year. The students had to choose an animal they didn't know much about. What did my child choose? A swordfish! Do you know how many books are written about swordfish? Ones appropriate for a child's research paper? I finally found one and she read it and searched in the internet for more sources. They had to read their sources and write note cards. They wrote a first draft, edited and revised, and wrote a final draft. Finally, they illustrated their research.
I used: S(tamping) - title only. C(hipboard) - I flaked on this one. R(ibbon) - who can scrap without ribbon?! A(lphas) - title in Headline Alphabet. P(atterned paper) - contents of Creative License Simply Scrappin' kit. B(uttons) - under the ribbon. O(numbers) - stickers from SS kit. O(circles) - part of the patterned paper. K(udos) - woo hoo! my first SS kit attempt!