Sunday, November 28, 2010

Project 12 - October

This weekend has been a good time getting back in the swing of Scrappin. Hopefully I can get a page or two more done and post them over the next few days. I had to take a break on Sat to sew a robe. Erica volunteered me to make a robe for one of her friends for a birthday present...and the party is today. Oh, and I found out on Thanksgiving. Here was the conversation:
Me: What does your daughter want for her birthday
The Mom: {Pause} Well {pause}, I think the girls have already worked that out
Me: Really? And that would be....
The Mom: Erica said you would make her a robe
Me: She did, huh? Well, alright...I guess I'm making a robe...
So Friday I bought the pattern and fabric and Saturday I made the robe. I cut it out on Friday night, but had a friend over for scrappin' so I couldn't sew it. The nice thing is, I was able to start the October Project 12 layout on Friday and finish it Saturday night. Well, I actually started it back in September when I had friends over to scrap. But, I didn't have the pictures for October, so I couldn't finish it. And some time after I started it, I bought a Celebration Flourish Cricut cartridge that had this wonderful tree. So I changed the circle I originally had on it and then modified the picture layout so it didn't cover up the tree.
At first, October didn't seem very busy. But when I started looking thru the pictures, I remembered everything we did. The Girl Scouts are always busy. They're learning to love water and started a save project (more later). They also went to the zoo and met Chance, a fox that was given a second chance when he was rescued after being hit by a car. Jeff won tickets to the Great American Circus and we took Jenna. Erica had a blast, but I think she may have had more fun playing on the blow up jumping things with Jenna. Of course we also experienced all the seasonal fun of falling leave, the first snow fall (that didn't stick), and Halloween. Decorating the house and making the Halloween dinner was really fun! This year Erica went trick or treating by herself, but I decided to pull out an old costume and join her. What fun!
And below is the Becky Fleck sketch. The supplies are BoBunny's Mama Razzi papers and alpha stickers along with Bazzill cardstock and Maya Rd flourish chipboard.

Friday, November 26, 2010

Green Friends

Yeah...another week of Color done. Week three is green. I love the color green. It's so outdoorsy (not sure how to spell that since it's not really a word). For some reason, I tend to like the earth tones of green and brown in my scrapbooking, so this layout came together fairly easily. I originally planned to use Basic Grey papers, but since Maggie's clothes were teal, the blue tones in the My Minds Eye papers seemed to be a better fit. And it really worked out since I could also add green's complimentary color, red. The journaling blocks and embellishment tickets from the My Minds Eye line was perfect since Erica was wearing a red shirt in the pictures.By the way, the flowers Maggie and Erica planted bloomed all summer and were beautiful in the front of the house. I'm sure Erica will want to do it again next year...at least I hope so.

Thursday, November 25, 2010

More color...orange

Wow, has it really been over three weeks since I last blogged??? I'm soooo sorry! So let's see how productive I can be this weekend (even though I have to work tomorrow after a hard morning of fighting crowds at the store).

So I'm taking some inspiration from the color class I'm taking with Nic Howard. Week two is on orange and yellow. I'm trying to take the feeling of the color and put it into my layouts. Orange is a happy color and adds excitement into layouts. Think, too, about what orange symbolizes: fire, danger, caution. I couldn't help but think about Erica. She has two speeds: off and on. And when it's on, it's on full blast. So that got my mind going into explosions and Powder Keg. Powder Keg is a FAST roller coaster at Silver Dollar City. She LOVES that roller coaster and can't seem to get enough of it. She even HAD to have the t-shirt (and is wearing it in the pictures on the layout). If I remember correctly, this coaster goes from 0-53 in 2.8 seconds (I looked it up). That's not a coaster record, but it's impressive when you're on it, let me tell you. The last part of the journaling says that Erica can't wait until she's tall enough to ride Wild Fire at Silver Dollar City. That one goes upside down. Yes, she's definitely a WILD CHILD.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Working with color...RED

I told you I was signing up for the Big Picture Class: Color. I did...and it started last week. First we made a pre-class set of tags for the colors of the rainbow...I haven't finished mine since I JUST got the tags this weekend. I'll try to work on them this week.

Each week will focus on a different color. This week is red. I was able to get the first two projects done. Each week we make a 6x6 layout using the color of the week. One page is with our picture, and the other page has words describing the color and tips on how to use it. Then Nic shares a technique she uses on the featured layout and includes instructions on how to make the layout with the color of the week. I really liked the layout for this week and got it done already (YEAH, me!!!).
The layout uses last year's Fancy Pants Christmas papers and stickers, Bazzill flowers that have been inked and embossed, as well as a few die cuts from my Cricut (Serenade and Winter Wonderland cartridges).