Sunday, March 31, 2013

I've been busy!

Can you believe I made five layouts this week?  Five!  That may be the norm for some of you all, but for me, that's a ton in one week lol.  And it was SO much fun!  I played along at the Spring Fling crop for the Noel Mignon kit club (gorgeous kits, btw!), and there was a new challenge posted every day.

The challenge for this layout was to create homemade flowers:

And the challenge for this layout was to create a layout with the following journaling prompt - "you know it's spring when":
Speaking of this layout, I actually took those photos and scrapped them the same day (another first for me!) - last Monday, we had our first decent snowfall of the year.  Um, yeah, that would be at the end of MARCH, several days into spring.  Sigh.  At least we got to go out and play.

Will be back soon with more to share.  Hope you all have had a great week, and for those of you that celebrate Easter, I hope you're having a great holiday!

Saturday, March 23, 2013

Heidi Swapp love

So, after years of being a Heidi Swapp fan, i've been in heaven with some of her products now being available at Michaels (especially now that we're down to one LSS after the closest one to me recently closed), and i've been in a creative frenzy!  Haven't been blogging so much still, but I have been scrapping.  Anyway, here's a recent layout I did (I threw in some other goodies, as well, like that Jenni Bowlin stencil I adore!) - for my textured background, I first sanded over a lego (lord knows we have enough of them in this house ;) and then used mist over a stencil:

I also made a mini-album for a contest Heidi Swapp is having - haven't done one in a couple of years, so it's been long overdue!  I've always loved making them but they do take me awhile - but this was soo much fun to make and well worth the time.  I used several different HS wood albums by combining the different sizes and types, and I had a ton of fun with her Color Shine, papers, and embellishments.  And I even sewed on several of the pages - who would have thought you could sew on wood?!  Now to find the perfect spot to display it :)

For my cover, I played with molding paste for the first time - so much fun!  The pink ric rac looking trim is actually the HS zig zag trim that I sprayed with Color Shine and then cut out the triangles to match my molding paste zig zags (and I recycled the cut out triangles as arrows next to the title).  I love dangling things from my mini's, so I added some chipboard hearts to the seam binding for some extra texture.  I used only wood pages for this album - I didn't use any of the paper inserts.  You can see how thick it is - I packed a lot into this bad boy ;)

Here are a few of the inside pages:

There you have it, everyone, thanks for putting up with my photo overload!  Happy weekend, friends!

Sunday, March 10, 2013

Sunday Funday

Oh, that crazy girl of mine.  This is one of my favorite pics of her that I captured, spur of the moment, on my iphone.  She was dancing around, being goofy and making funny faces.  She has such a silly side, and I love that about her.  This pic was taken awhile ago now, so it was about time that I did something with it, don't you think? ;-)

Here is another recent project I did - I attached a bunch of Fancy Pants chipboard frames to make this wall hanging for our front door... nice to brighten up the blank back of the door :)

So, we had gooorgeous weather this weekend! It was SO nice to get outside and play! Today we threw our bikes in the mommy van (it's good for something!) and headed to one of our favorite nearby parks that has a pretty lake and lots of bike/running trails (it's actually where I did the Iron Girl tri this summer). We biked around for a bit and then hit the playground to play. Here's my favorite photo from the day:

Hope you all were also able to get out and enjoy your weekend... i'm so happy that spring is on it's way!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Glitter and paint and stencils... oh my!

Had so much fun getting messy with a fun new stencil I bought.  I used some gold paint, added some gold glitter and then some gold leaves (see a theme here? :-) and voila - a fun little embellishment.  I was inspired to go gold with my paper choice - I just can't get enough of the Dear Lizzy gold polka dot vellum - so pretty!  And, of course, i've jumped on the washi bandwagon and love the extra layer the tape adds.

Hope everyone had a great weekend!  I did lots of creating this weekend, so i'll have more to share soon :-)