Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Cocoa Daisy's August Kit...

Here is the awesome August Kit for Cocoa Daisy, and it was put together by none other than Kristina Contes!

and this is what I did with it!

These are my projects for Cocoa Daisy using the fab August kit! The acrylic album was so much fun - I wish you could see it in person, so many layers and so much texture! If you want to see all of the pages from the mini album go to Cocoa Daisy!

Wednesday, July 18, 2007

Learning to fly is hard work!

I caught this little guy taking a break on my hammock when we were out for a walk. The momma robin had made a nest on my sons' swing set and the babies were learning to fly. We had a lot fun watching them hatch and grow.

Does he look like his mamma or what!

I love this pic and have been meaning to post it for a while. My Na-Na is such a sweet little boy, can't believe he is going to start Kindergarten soon!

New markers!

I just had to take a pic of these - they looked so pretty sitting on my table! I don't doodle much, but I bought this set of sharpies in hopes that it would inspire me to try the art of doodling a little more.

Wednesday, July 11, 2007

Deli Joe

I have been meaning to scrap some photos of my dog Deli Joe for a while now, I loved this photo but had not been inspired to do a layout with it yet - and then I noticed how this photo worked so well with my most recent Poppy Ink kits! I love how it turned out, especially those little chicadees (Deli loves to chase birds so I had to include some on the layout).

Sunday, July 8, 2007

Great contest!

Cocoa Daisy is hosting an awesome contest sponsered by Deja Views. Click on the image to enlarge and get all the details. Please join in it's going to be a lot of fun to see what everyone comes up with!

Thursday, July 5, 2007

I have been tagged!

Mariam (check out her blog: tagged me, so I must keep this going! ...The Rules:So this is how it works. I must post the rules, 7 random things about me and then tag others to do the same. Sound fair enough, right? These are the rules…. each player starts with 7 random facts about themselves on their Blog. People who are tagged need to blog 7 facts about themselves and post the rules as well. At the end of their blog list 7 people you are tagging. Let them know that they are tagged by leaving them a comment.

1. I have a tattoo around my belly button.
2. I was on the debate team in high school.
3. My three favorite books are: The alienest by Caleb Carr, Angel of Darkness by Caleb Carr, and IT by Stephen King.
4. I have never smoked a single cigarette.
5. The sound of running water makes me nervous.
6. I have always wanted to be a psychiatrist - I love to figure out what makes people tick.
7. The first art form that I really took to was pastel chalk when I was about 10 years old.

So that is a little about me! And now I will tag:

Amber B.
Lisa P.
Becky T.
Dionne B.
Robyn W.
Francine B.

Sorry about the links - but I have not figured out how to post a link in my posts yet!

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

I am a Visiting Chef!

Scrapbook Takeout has asked me to be their "visiting chef" for the month of August!! Yippiee!! I can't wait to see what they send me for August!

Tuesday, July 3, 2007

Girlie of the month interview

For Girlie of the month at Scrap-Tastic they had me answer a few scrap related questions, so I thought I would post them on here as well.

How do you deal with scrapper's block?
I do a number of things: look through magazines or my inspiration folder; sleep on it - I don't know why but this works - I will wake up at 6:00am and have an idea rolling around in my head! But the best thing I have found is to clean\organize my scrap supplies always gets my mojo going!

What's your fave scrap snack?
If I am trying to be good popcorn or dry roasted almonds, but if I am having a late night scrap-a-thon it has to be chips and cheese with ranch dressing for dippin'!

Are you a day scrapper or a night scrapper?
BOTH! I try to get about an hour of scrapping in while my youngest naps in the afternoon (if my oldest will rest for awhile), but I get the most done when I scrap at night (about twice a week) no interruptions and I can go as late as I need to.

How would you explain your style?
Well my background is in both fine art and graphic design, and I think the mix shows up in my layouts. If I had to define my style I guess I would call it "graphic with a bit of whimsy"

What inspires you?
EVERYTHING! My family, nature, magazine ads, pop cans; I tend to look at things as shapes and how they relate to one another, which transposes easily into a layout design.

When did you realize you were hooked on scrapping?
I started scrapping in '96 when my DH and I started dating, but really got hooked when my first son was born in 2002. It was the creative outlet I needed; I no longer was working in the design field and was a stay at home mom, scrapping was the perfect fit!

What are your favorite paper lines?
I LOVE the ledger line by Making Memories (I use it on almost every layout), anything that Foof-a-la\Autumn Leaves puts out, and of course Basic Grey!

How did you get into scrapbooking?
My mom gave me a scrapbooking "kit" from a craft store.

How do you feel about being published? Are you published?
It is a thrill to see your layout in a magazine! I have had a number of layouts published in Memory Maker Idea books when I first started scrapbooking, I am not sure why but I quit submitting around the time that my 2nd son was born (just to busy I guess). I did enter the CK HOF and received honorable mention the last two years, and I had my scrap room published in the CK April 2006 issue. Funny fact is that my room is completely re done and looks nothing like the pictures in the magazine :)

Other random facts, info, secrets:
I just started a blog about a month ago and I am having a lot of fun with it. I think I like shopping for scrap supplies just about as much as I like scrapbooking! If I don't get to scrap or do something scrap related each day I get a little grumpy. -(shhh that one is a secret!)