Sunday, September 26, 2010

Sweet Girls

I love these two pictures of my nieces! The dresses are adorable, their smiles could melt anyone's hearts, and the one where they are messing with each other... well, it shows that they're not quite little angels. =o)

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Clean & Reorganized

I haven't been doing much scrapping since my visit to Dallas. Instead, I've been super motivated to clean up my scraproom/office. Got some new shelves, a new over the door Elfa system for my Circut cartridges, recovered my window bench, did something new with my ribbon, and covered up my work stuff (so I don't have to see it when I'm trying to have fun!).

I've seen ribbon hanging before, but seeing Jessica's made me decide I needed to do it. I saw this idea in PaperWishes, but didn't like how expensive they were, and they only held 2 ribbons each. Mine hold four 1/2-inch ribbons, and I made the cards out of a couple of folders I found at Walgreens.
Here's the close up:
And here it is with ribbon on it:

Monday, September 6, 2010

Productive Scrap Weekend!

I have been in Dallas this weekend, scrapping with my BFF, Jessica. Amazingly, I have nearly matched her in the number of pages completed... normally I don't get very much done at all. Here are the last three layouts I completed. =o)

Saturday, September 4, 2010

I am a Llama (Scrapbook Challenges BLOG HOP!)

In another life I owned an art gallery & frame shop in Monument, Colorado. It was an amazing experience, and one of my favorite things was meeting lots of people. One of our regular customers owned an alpaca farm and invited us to visit. Besides alpacas, they had two "guard" llamas (apparently they are quite loyal and territorial) and two camels. I cannot tell you how bizzarre it was to see two camels standing quite happily in the snow. One of our resident artists, Janice Hill, was snapping photos and took this one of Frank and I.

I completed this page as yet another Scrapbook Challenge, this time for a blog hop! The hop starts at Pamela's blog, and you can view the entire list of hoppers here. Here is the sketch I used for the challenge:

Most of the paper is by Cosmo Cricket- the scraps of solids... who knows! I cut the title using the "stilts" setting on the Jubilee cartridge (Cricut). Oh, and I totally made my poppy! I flipped the petals of a paper flower so they were concave (I used a stylus to help it 'stick'), tied some DMC floss around a brad, trimmed it, and flared it out.

Prius Power!

I love that Jessica has hooked me up with Scrapbook Challenges. I am using supplies that I normally don't use, trying techniques I don't usually try, and best of all... completing pages 100%. My m.o. is to not put a title or journaling, or both. I have tons of "almost" finished pages. This is Sketch #215, and what I did with it.

I used all Close To My Heart supplies. The paper and brads are from the kit Splendor, and I used three different stamp sets: Go Green, Over the Rainbow, and Chocolate Alphabet. Ink colors are Goldrush, Topiary, Heavenly Blue, and Moonstruck.

Here's a closeup of some of the details: