Monday, February 22, 2010

Olympic Photos

We braved the crowds yesterday and took a bus to Whistler to snap a few photos and get into the spirit of the games... the bus was a double-decker so the trip up was a little longer but very scenic since we were on the top deck! We wandered around the village and took in the sights for about 4 hours before heading home... here are a few photos.
We're not sure if he is real or not... there have been so people all made up to look like statues...!
The empty chair is where I should be sitting by this time....
It's hard to see but there is a flame burning on top of this torch!
And here is a torch carrier who was posing for photos with people - I caught him just as people left.
Such a beautiful day here.. and snow where it should be... on the mountains!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

Time For a New Post!!

I can't believe that it's been so long since I've posted to this blog... time to fix that I guess. I do have three blogs on the go (oh I know... crazy eh?) so what isn't on here... should be on there!!

I've been working on layouts doing a challenge day (on the 12th) at the Sisterhood of Scraps website... we have such a good time there.
Here's what I've gotten done:

this is a card for my Valentine!

Saturday, June 27, 2009

A Little Digi Scrapping

I am working on a challenge using one photo so thought I would do some digital scrapping.

This layout uses paper by Nancy Wilkins & Jessica Sprague (the yellow one); the circular narrative is from a Pick Of The Patch digi kit; the yarn and tag I believe were by Holly Van Dyne.

This layout uses paper by Tracy Turchin of 2 peas; the flowers and the pink ribbon are by Ann Langpap.
This one is a little different! It took me a long time to get that photo just the way I wanted it but I like how it finally turned out. The paper, flower and title are by Tia Bennett.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Cropped Out!

I have been doing an online crop this weekend... and it's still on till Thursday. Here is something I made for a challenge - it was great fun doing something totally different.
First I got an old hardcover book and cut out the 'book' part... then got out the inks and paint and layered it on... did a little crackle too and some metallics as well... then found that some of the ink just wouldn't dry good enough so had to coat it with some clear finish.
The inside pages are a mix of cloth and paper... the right page is cloth... an old sheet I liked... and the photo is sewn on as is the word 'mom'.

this is the other side of the sewn page... I covered up the stitching with a journaling page and pinned it with tiny blue pins.

This is a paper page on the left and is still being worked on... the cloth page on the right is still waiting for some buttons! I still have to do the rest of the book (there are 8 pages altogether) but I want to work slowly so I can make it unique. I found that I had to take it apart to work on the pages so they could be sewn easier if that is what I wanted to do but all in all, this was a really interesting challenge! Then there was dealing with the guilt of wrecking a book... ha ha ha!

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Some Of My Favorites!

I've been looking over some of the projects I've done over the last year and thought I'd post some of my favorites here. The first one is using an "Ethan" paperboard book grow chart and Scenic Route "Metropolis" papers available at:

This is how it tucks into the box and can be stored like a book on a shelf or hung up and used to measure the child as he or she grows.
This is the beginning... the clear ruler is also included so you can track growth right on the chart!
I loved all the little cut out places to insert a photo.
I've used an arrow on the upper 'page' to point to his height at 4 years old.
and a few more arrows here too!
On the last page, which is at the top of the chart, I've left room for a few small photos to add later and pointed out his height at 10 with two die cut photo corners. When he outgrows the front of the chart I may add his age and measurements onto the back... just for a record. I've also punched two holes and added eyelets to hang this up with a ribbon or other fiber.
This was a fun project and I am intending on giving it to him when he graduates!

Friday, March 6, 2009

It's A Birthday!

It's been awhile since I've posted a layout or made one for that matter!

Oh... to be 25 again...the things I'd do differently!

Here is a close up of the 'flower'. This layout uses Bazzill 'Maraschino' cardstock; Basic Grey's 'cupcake' line of papers which are 'celebrate', 'clown nose' and 'frosting'.

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

It's been awhile

So... I thought... why not update my blog and try something new! So I did and I love the change, the only thing I am having trouble with is editing the html to make three columns instead of just the two...I followed the steps but for some reason it just isn't the same in one of the steps so I wasn't sure what to do and it wouldn't work! Darn... it would have been nice to have one more column to bore everyone with!!
It's been almost a year since my cousin (who is in the header with me) died and I have been running across a few photos of us... so I am going to share.
Here are the cousins - most of us in 1998 at a family reunion.

and here we are on my birthday 4 years ago before things started going horribly wrong. We had such a good time just being silly together.