Everyone has a story to tell, here's mine sprinkled with some creative projects along the way.
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Friday, February 27, 2009

it's been a while

gosh has it really been a whole week since my last post? time sure flies when you're having fun. And fun was just what I had last weekend. I was off from work last Saturday and invited a couple of my girlfriends to scrapbook with me. We didn't really do much scrappin since we had our kiddos around but the chatter was great.
I was ambitious and made page kits to accomplish during the crop and finally after a week, I managed to finish them off. Whew! This is by far the longest time it took me to finish a page. Imagine a whole week! Well let's just say that I was draggin my feet to get them checked off.
Here's what I made....

Take me for a ride

These are pics of the family when Mitch and Marcus was getting ready to hop on the motorcycle for our Stake's annual father and son overnight camp. This page really didn't take me that long if you calculate the actual time I worked on it. I love that Picassa can make cool photo collages for me. A couple of clicks and this collage of pics is what I got. Isn't it cool? And the best part, it eliminated the time I need to crop them. Woohoo!

I wanted to add some personality to the handcut circles so I added some machine stitching.


I loved this circle chipboard accent from a making memories pack. I cut it out and used the space inside for my handwritten journaling.


I didn't have a bright red alpha set and I wanted the foam feel so I painted my white thickers red to match my other accents. I added a line of paint on the top and bottom of the page to create a feel of tracks that the bike makes. More handcut circles with stitching here too.

Pretty Pig tail girl

this layout was a long project for me. I usually sketch out what I want to do with a page but this one evolved into something different. This page is about how at this time (March 2008) I finally got Maddie to put her hair up without too much fuss.


I used an old floral pattern paper here so to give it a little more life, I handstitched some of the flowers of it.


the title is a combination of thickers and die cut letters


to create a visual triangle, I added layered flowers in the same color as parts of my title. Flowers were created in the Cricut expression.

There was this one time!

this one was about Maddie's "first haircut". She and Marcus got a hold of some scissors and decided to chop away at her hair.


The title was inspired by a movie quote. I used the line that was made famous in American Pie. Remember that girl that kept on saying.... "there was this one time, in band camp!" I thought of adding some laugh here. *wink*


I gave the ghost shapes more color by adding paint to them.


I kept some strands of her hair when this happened (of course I did, after all I'm a scrapper) so I made a handmade pouch for it by stitching some plastic onto the star accent.

a Dora invasion

this one was about Maddie's toddler bed when we first set it up. She was so excited in sleeping in it.

I added a lot of texture here with the buttons, plastic and felt alphabets.


I added white paint to the green background for some soft feel to the page. Handwrote the journaling in this scallop trim from Creative Imaginations.

and then on Sunday, I played with some scraps and made two cards...

I'm so thankful for you

I've had the bird rubon for a while now, I'm glad I'm finally finding a use for it. The card sentiment is from a text paper from Teresa Collins.

live.laugh.love card

You can't tell but I actually sprayed the light brown flower with glimmer mist. It was originally white, too bad you can't see the fun shimmer the mist gave it.



ok so there you have it. Hope you find some inspiration from here and create this weekend.

Till next time,
Grace







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Leisha said...

You inspire me! I love all your creativity! Thanks for sharing. I really need to get out my scrapbook stuff this week and get going again. I am not as good as you at posting my pages!