March 25, 2011

Green Milk!

No, no, not THAT kind of green milk. Milk NEVER has a chance to turn green in our fridge. The only time we have green milk around is when the Leprechaun's pay us a visit each March;).

I used some Little Yellow Bicycle papers that I have been hoarding for this layout. I just KNEW they would eventually come in handy. My layout is based on this week's sketch up at Let's Scrap:

I know! I kinda went a bit my own way. My layout really did start with the left side of the sketch! Ah well, there are those times that I follow sketches quite closely and there are these times when I start with a sketch but by the time I finish creating my layout the sketch is hardly recognizable. When I added my layout to the design team gallery, I thought they might just reject it but they didn't. It is up there on the main page at Let's Scrap;).

I broke out of my white thread mold on this one and used some black thread to stitch my rick rack on and to stitch together my large hearts. Then I used mini-staples {Tim Holtz} to attach my journaling strips and my small hearts. That big scrappy flower...that is just what it is, a bunch of scraps that I trimmed from my mats and they all fell in a pile and voila, an embellishment!

I added the Maya Road pins to my scrappy flower just because I thought they looked good with this Making Memories metal frame that I used around his tiny hands clutching his little glass of green milk.

Let's Scrap is having a Design Team Call! Here is the sketch to use if you'd like to apply. Details on the call can be found here. We'd LOVE to have YOU apply. Good luck!

March 1, 2011

Is it really MARCH already?

Where is the year going? I seriously canNOT believe it is March 1!

We've had an interesting couple of weeks here at the Coleman bear "bwoke his wittle foot" on February 15th. Actually he really smashed his toes to bits after accidentally pulling the kitchen table bench over but there was a slight fracture in the foot. Then, the very next morning, his sister was diagnosed with the flu. I don't know what clued me in...perhaps her temperature of 105*!!!
All is well now though. We got her Tamiflu within 24 hours of the fever starting and would you knocked that flu right out! Fever was GONE within 12 hours of the first dose and she NEVER developed any respiratory symptoms at all. AND since I isolated her before anyone else got home, NO ONE else in our rather LARGE family contracted the nasty virus. Oh, yeah, she DID have the flu vaccine this year, oh well.

So I actually have been finding a tiny bit of scrappy time here and there. First up is this Snow Day layout. This is one of those really satisfying layouts...I thoroughly enjoyed every step of creating this project from photography to that last little snowflake detail. I am still really loving working with GCD's line, Joyful Peace. Even though it is technically a Holiday line I am loving it for a variety of projects. Some of the other bit and pieces on this layout include lace from an MCS kit, chipboard snowflakes from a Swirlydoos kit and lots of Prima. I used three MS punches to create some of my own snowflakes from the GCD papers. The title is cut with my Cricut using the Songbird cart. LOVE that cart!!!

I also have a new challenge up at Kitchen Keepsake. It is a VERY simple challenge: use a banner on a recipe layout. Sound a little familiar? I am just called to put banners everywhere these days. They are so much fun to create and they add such a playful touch to both layouts and cards and my mantle and the dining room chandelier is my example:
The papers are from the Gourmet Holiday line by Cookbookin' and the recipe is from my dear friend Shannon who has really been helping build up my stash of family friendly dinners. Just click on the image if you'd like to try the recipe yourself;).

This last weekend was lots of fun...I got to dance with my darling son at his Grand Cotillion Ball. Yeah, no, he did not have the time of his life.
But he was soooo the sharpest looking guy at the ball!

 He called this his "French waiter look."

Can't wait to scrap these~~~

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