Wednesday, July 8, 2009

and yet more....

So I decided that the ol' blog needed a little bit of an updating, seriously how cute are those little fish!! If you click in their "pond" you can feed them :) I am also going to make some changes to the banner, keeping my grumpy little rhino of course, just moving it all around so it fits the new format better. So be looking for that real soon.

I have this little card sitting out in my scrappy room ( which just on a side note, is really my favorite room in the house, in fact my niece Mary walked in it today and said "I love this room, it's just so YOU." had to smile at that) any way back to the card. I made this card and a little step by step on how to create it for the Cocoa Daisy newsletter, if you don't subscribe to it, go here right now and sign up!! But because I do love this little card so much I thought I would share it here as well:

While punching out my butterfly die cuts from the June CD kit, I was struck with the idea of using the leftover sheet as a stencil. I created this card by swiping some ink over it and then tracing the outline of the butterflies with a fine tip black pen. You could easily do this technique as the background for an entire layout.

Speaking of step by steps, I posted a little tutorial over at the Cocoa Daisy blog on how to recreate the background on this layout:

Spray mists are getting more and more popular and I have to admit that I am becoming very addicted! In fact I just ordered a bunch of the glimmer mists to play with (I usually lean toward the Maya Mist) but upon Ronda's praise of them I just have to give them another try - so yes Ronda I am blaming you for this last LARGE order of scrappy goodies :)

Here are my July layouts using the oh so bright and cheery kit "Rhubarb Pie" from Cocoa Daisy:

Had to add a couple little birds, aren't they cute!

All I can do is smile about this one :) Never be afraid to scrap pages that are just for you, just for fun! I know that this layout will never be meaningful to my kids some day when they are going through our books but I loved the picture of the wine glass and I had FUN making the page! Isn't having fun a big part of why we do what we do?

This is one of my favorite pictures of my mother-in-law (isn't she beautiful!) with Nate. Whenever she sees the boys she always puts her arms out and says "give me some sugar". The papers and embellishments were perfect for this "story" and of course I had to add some bling to the page as Momma loves her glitz! Love you Mom!

I have to admit this kit stretched me creatively (which I love by the way). I am not used to working with pink so I really had to think a little harder about what I was going to scrap about. Once I started playing though I realized how versatile the papers really are.

I used the kit to create this little card for my MMM blog post, you can read a little more about it here.

Well that is it for now :) I will have that new banner up SOON!! Feel free to leave a comment if you would like to see me add anything new to the blog.


Olivia said...

I noticed the fish last evening when I checked in to see what you were up to. Love them! Your July layouts are very cute. I understand about the pink...with little boys pink isn't usually an option. Carter has a large aversion to pink..he doesn't even like me to wear pink. He says, "It's for girls and you're a mom." Aww the 6 year old mind set is too funny.

Brenda Hurd said...

love all of your projects - and you did amazing things with that mist - you always have to trust Ronda - she'll never steer you wrong!

missusem said...

:) Love your work babe!!! Good luck!

happydays525 said...

Love the totally rock that mist! =)

p.s. I fed your fish!