Tuesday, May 20, 2008

What's New in the Blogosphere?

Well, I'm frustrated with computers. I just don't know enough to know what to do when things go wrong. My airport card isn't working on my Mac Book Pro. It went to the shop where they kept it for 10 days only to send it home without replacing the airport card! So, now, my baby is being sent back to Apple for the repair. Oh how I miss our son!

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?


Bobo the Clown

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!


Just Clowin' Around

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


Bicycle Rodeo

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.


A Little Birdie Told Me

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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Monday, May 5, 2008

It's May!!!

How was your National Scrapbook Day? I was busy all day helping scrappers work their little tushies off! We had a lot of fun! I've included some photos below of the challenges we did.

Nothing much is new. I did have two layouts accepted into the Basic Grey Gallery. I don't know if I've shared that before. I am sooooooooo excited that they've selected two! I'm still playing with the Archaic line. It was made for this dinosaur freak! I love everything about it! I picked up some Boxer, Sultry, and Sugared to play with as well. After my card making class, I'll get busy playing with those.

I have a lot of LOs to share. I hope you don't mind my sharing them. If my son is reading this, yes, that is your father modeling the bra! It was HIS idea to put on the chain!

Here are the layouts:

The first photo is of a bra we had to alter for a NSD challenge. We had so much fun doing this challenge! Even DH got into it - Literally!!!!


Altered Bra

The next LO was my take on another challenge recipe. I used navy blue as the background color. I just loved the colors on the PP. They are my colors - bright, warm, and happy!



The next LO was based on a sketch given to our site by Becky Fleck for NSD. The yellow color just looks yucky! It is such a soft yellow. You'd never know it, though! This is DS when he thought it would be cute to crawl into the lower basket of his changing table. LOL Silly goose! Am I a trendsetter? I punched a border along the three photos using the Fiskars Threaded Water Punch. Maybe I've cone up with a new idea!



I wanted to use the new Boxer line. I loved the colors of the PP with this photo. I do NOT like how the green alphas look. They are just lost in the photo while IRL they look fine because they have a glittered surface. This is my dream home. If I could build one just like it, I would in a heartbeat! I think DH would also go along with me on this one. This lovely home is located in the West Hills area of Portland, OR. It is what I've always called, "My Hobbit House." The round windows are clear glass, but segmented like stained glass. Embedded in the cuts is a huge spider web. Everything is just so special about this home. Look at the lines of the roof.



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Have a good one,