The temperatures have risen. It's been over 100°. Yesterday, we went to the grocery store in the early morning just to beat the heat. I hate summer. It is so much better to spend summer in Utah than it was in Las Vegas even though we had a pool in the back yard. It was just too hot to go outside. The pool felt like a bathtub by July.
I've been busy scrapbooking and making cards. I had a lovely card making class last week. The gals left with some nice cards to use for weddings. I should post them for you to see. I've decided to get some Magnolia stamps for my card making. I think I've ordered about 20 or 25 of them. I can't wait for them to get here! Magnolia stamps are like a stamper's version of Hummels! Each character is adorable and with a personality of its own.
Oh, I got a third LO accepted in the Basic Grey gallery! I was so surprised! I feel so blessed for so many reasons!
Here are some of the LOs I've been working on:
I fell in love with the Basic Grey Archaic line only to fall in love with the Cupcake line! I know the Cupcake line was intended for birthdays, but I had to use it for this clown photo. Bobo the Clown came to DS's fifth birthday. When I saw the papers, I knew what photos to include. What do you think?
This photo is of DS in clown clothes. I thought this LO just looked so happy and cheerful! I used the Fiskar's embossing border punch and love the effect! The "dots" are rub ons. I chose to color the centers to make the LO look more festive. Sometimes, I think of things which surprise myself!
If you haven't seen the bicycle paper in this line, you are missing something! Again, the minute I saw the bicycles, I knew which photos had to go with the paper! Each year, the schools in Las Vegas have a bicycle rodeo to emphasize bicycle safety. This is DS in 2nd grade. He was focusing so hard! Look at those skinny legs! LOL
I also got to play with the new Jenni Bowlin papers. I just love the brown line. I want more! I did a photo of my sweet better half. I added lime green to add some interest and break up the color. I added lots of layering so that I could use all of the papers, LOL.
The last layout is of DS in fifth grade. I just love, love, love this line of Dream Street papers. It's called Birdie bits. I have more and want to play with them as soon as I can.
Would someone please tell me how to use a border punch around corners? I centered the punch and went from side to side. Then, when I tried to work around the corners, the flowers just wouldn't line up. Messy, messy, messy. It was so frustrating as I kept trying really hard.
I hope each of you had a wonderful Mother's Day. I was given tons of scrapbooking supplies (as if I needed more). I have such wonderful guys!
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