Friday, June 21, 2013

Scrap Your Story :: a picnic for SUPERS

It's FRIDAY! And we are having a great time this week at Scrap Your Story! Embrace the sunburst!

That awesome sunburst paper is from American Crafts, Shoreline collection. I got it in a Scrapbook Circle kit (I think last summer?).   I used my sewing machine to stitch a bunch of circles and lines on the paper to make it even more sunburst-y (it's a word, really).

The banners are stamps from Ali Edwards.  First I misted some plain white card stock with orange and yellow Mister Huey, then I used orange ink and clear embossing powder to heat emboss them.  After cutting them out, I popped them on with some pop dots for a bit of dimension. For the title I added some DIY Thickers (that I misted with orange Mister Huey) to the picnic tag from Elle's Studio.

This was a fun layout.  I will likely add some journaling to the page, but I haven't decided exactly what or where, and I hate to rush these things!  However, I did print and scrap these photos the same day that I took them!  The girls were having such a good time eating a picnic in their super hero costumes.

Hope you link up over at Scrap Your Story! It's the perfect time of year to embrace that sunburst!

PS, I am counting down the days to when my summer begins.  I cannot wait to have more scrappy time one week from now!

Monday, June 17, 2013

:: exciting day ::

Today my oldest daughter had a gender reveal party. On May 30, she had an ultrasound, the Dr. Office wrote down the gender of the baby and sealed it in an envelope.  It was then sent to the baker.  Until today, only the baker and the Dr. Office knew the gender....

 I got to cut the cake!

It's a boy!!!!!

I started a minibook and gave it to my daughter today. It has ultrasound photos and belly shots, etc. Will share soon!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Scrap Your Story :: bubbles and boots

It's Friday! This week at Scrap Your Story Challenge Blog, we have a sketch!

Thank goodness I am not a chronological scrapper! The moment I stopped worrying about scrapping things in order and getting "caught up", was the moment that I started scrapping more. I bring this up because these lovely photos were taken June 29, 2011, nearly two years ago! Look how little B. is! And that face. This story just had to be told -- but two years ago it just wasn't happenin'.

Journaling reads: B. frequently suggests going "outside deck". On this night we had fun with bubbles.  This is after she insisted that it's a good idea to wear fur-lined boots -- no matter the weather."  True story.

It has been super busy around here!  Out of town for several days, working with teachers writing assessments, designing professional learning for next week, and so much more. I have managed to get a little bit of creative time in, but I am looking forward to the end of June when I will have a bit more free time for projects big and small!

To the left is Christy's awesome sketch that I used for this layout!  Won't you make some time for creating, and play along with us this week?

I have several fun announcements and creations to share -- soon!

Thanks for following!

Friday, June 7, 2013

Scrap Your Story :: adventure is out there

It's FRIDAY!  There is a new challenge up at Scrap Your Story! Our theme this week is "A Journey". Here is my take on the theme:

Journaling reads: You have become so obsessed with Batman! Daddy bought you this fabulous t-shirt with an attached cape! I found the tutu and you added the boots.

My "journey" is really more about the adventure of raising an imaginative three-year-old! This is the ultimate journey; navigating parenting with my Soul Mate. What a lovely adventure! I used the quote (from the movie UP) "Adventure is out there" for my title, and aren't super heroes adventurous?! 

If you follow me on instagram, you may have seen that I purchased gelatos (not the food, the awesomeness from Faber-Castell). I have had so much fun playing.  I love getting a new toy -- it always makes me want to create and gives me a boost of inspiration.
I used a mix of gelatos and Tim Holtz Distress Paint  to make circles in a grid on white card stock. I blended the gelatos with a round, foam brush. Then I used a dropper and dropped some of the blue paint right onto the page in big blobs (that took forever to dry).
 I added some stamping (Ali Edwards) some wood veneer and some sequins for fun!
I also mixed the gelatos with water to make these orange splotches. I am in love with this product. I just know you will find gelatos showing up on my layouts more and more.

I am actually on a bit of a journey right now. I'm in St. Charles, MO for a PLC conference for work, but I brought a few scrapping supplies along with me, and I created my layout for this week's challenge in the hotel (first time doing that for me). This is the longest I have been away from My One True Love since 2007, and the longest away from my daughter EVER. I'm certainly glad that I had some scrappy supplies to keep me company (and more importantly, try to keep my mind off missing them)!

I hope to see your 'journey' layouts pop up on the Scrap Your Story challenge blog soon!

I scraplifted the basic design of this page. I saw this layout by qingmei on the Studio Calico blog and I knew I had to make my own version!