Friday, October 30, 2009

Busy, busy, busy for BY DESIGN

Perspective...Life is kind of funny....yes it is! This is dear, sweet Makael. I was unable to get good pictures of these layouts. Usually I take them with good so. Lots of rain here and no sunshine.
Yes, this is my (oldest) little prince (Christian) when he was 15 months old. I had a photo copy of the original and cut out the image and backed it with cardstock, then I used my photo tinting pens to color his clothes. The crown is from Buzz and Bloom. I was originally clear acrylic. I used Tim Holtz alcohol metallic gold ink on the back and some rhinestones and stickles on the front. Sometimes stickles can be a bad thing! See that lion on the bottom???? Should have left the stickles alone! You know sometimes you are looking for that perfect flower for your layout, and there's not one in your stash? Well I found this one on the Pink Paisley blog. I did not use a rubberband like they did, instead I used embroidery floss to tie it off. Rubberbands deteriorate over time.
Trying to channel my friend Kristen. Her pages are always so funky and cool...I didn't even come close...but still something different and challenging for me. This IS a picture of me from 1992. The night Patrick and I got engaged. Look at all that hair...YIKES!!!! But hey, they bigger the hair the closer to God, right?

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

October kit for By Design

You can get your kit here

I scraplifted from one of my favorite artists for this layout. I just couldn't resist. She just has a way with colors and I loved the green with this paper. See her layout here
Thanks Susan!
See what the rest of the chefs did. Le Bistro Rose Blog

Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Just a couple more

I just loved the scent of this candle when I bought it...what I didn't love was the Asian character on it. So I covered it to match my scrapbook room and the character is gone! This is for By Design. I used spray paint that looks like stone to cover the mat. I really like the texture it gave it.

Christmas Layouts

Some Christmas layout done for By Design.

This is an ornament I made using the new Cosmo Cricket line.
Lots of glitter going on here! I used my Cricut...Storybook...for these letters. I sprayed them with adhesive and loaded on the red glitter. I used stickles on the birdcage.

More Cosmo Cricket...I wish you could see the stickles...they sometimes don't show up.

Halloween Layouts

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Just Dessert

I spent last weekend in Galveston with all my scrapbooking buddies. Sunday morning before we all left we did a round robin with plates. A great idea I got from Timi at By Design. This 1st one was done by me for the owner of The Red Victorian. This was a pass the plate idea...we just passed the plate around and everyone added a little something vintage. When it got back to me I went to work on getting it done before she went to bed. I got the pictures from the owners computer....with her permission. She just assumed I wanted them for my own. I printed them in sepia tone to be more cohesive. Kim, the owner, has put her heart and soul into restoring this 1860's Victorian home and is doing an amazing job! Oh, she has the most amazing Alaskan Husky named Cherokee. That's a lot coming from me...not much into dogs. BTW...she loved the plate...I think it really choked her up...especially the small letters that say, "the house that Kim built".

Maria's plate....loved this! So colorful and fun!!!

Terri's plate...her and DH on their 10th wedding anniversary.

Theresa's plate...her and DH on vacation....I bet she's glad she finally decided to come with us!

Kim's plate...(not the owner)...she decided no pic on hers...pretty cool...just home decor!

Kristen's plate....this was a blast to work on...she had all this strawberry stuff...and she is "berry" sweet!

Brandi's plate...this is soooo her taste...another one without a pic....wonder where she's gonna put it?

Ashley's sweet is this??? I loved how she centered the pic...and all that pink and black...gotta love that!