Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Well it is a yucky day here in West Virginia.  I am sitting here with one of my sons watching tv, so I thought I would do some posting on the ole blog.

This first layout is of my autistic son Joey.  We were at Virginia Beach on Memorial Day and this was a picture that I was able to catch while we were waiting on some food.  It is very hard to get a picture of him.  I used Flying Unicorn's kit of the month for this layout.  I love the way that this picture is perfect for this paper.  Don't you agree?

Here is another one that I did with the kit.  This is my daughter Ariel with Joey.  She loves him so much.  I just love the colors of this kit.  

Okay those are the only two that I am going to post for now, although I do have many more before I am caught up.

Enjoy ;o)


Prima Palette

Look at this months beautiful "sophisticated blend of texture and color" from Prima...

These colors are beautiful and I think I am going to get my hands on to some of these colors today and do some creating.  What about you?  Make sure you head on over to Prima's blog and check out their new newsletter.  It is amazing!!!!!



Monday, January 16, 2012

A Great chance to win some wonderful flowers!!!

And everyone that knows me, knows that I am a self professed "flower floozy"  I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE flowers!  It is very hard for me to do a layout without flowers.  So if you want a chance to win head on over!

These are from Manor House Creations.  You can see their Facebook Page here: https://www.facebook.com/pages/Manor-House-Creations/256231617747642?sk=wall ...  So first head on over to Nerrida's blog at http://forthememories-nerridamitchell.com/ and good luck!!!!  (But I have my fingers and toes crossed that I win) hehehehe...

Have a great day and be on the lookout for another layout today.



Saturday, January 14, 2012

So far so good...meaning on me sticking to my resolution of posting more on my blog ;o)  It is a beautiful cold day here in West Virginia, we escaped a snow storm...AGAIN.  And I dislike that, well with growing up in southeast Texas, I hate the heat and love the snow ;o)  I keep trying to talk hubby into moving out west, like Colorado or Wyoming, but it hasn't happened yet.  Now if there were a paramedic job that came open in Yellowstone, he would be there in heartbeat!!!!!  He would even probably beat me there.  Oh well enough of my rambling, let's post a layout shall we?

Yep, this is me and my hubby...we were being Goofy...you know like the kids do now days with their lips puckered and the peace sign.  I challenged myself on this layout to NOT use any flowers.  It was very hard for me to do that as I am a self proclaimed flower floozy.  I have to put flowers on all of my layouts that I do.  I do blame a friend of mine for that as well.  I will never forget, Becky Woods talking about Prima flowers and how awesome they were.  I asked what kind of flowers that they were and that I had never seen them.  Well nothing holding her back she HAD to send me some.  And that is when the flower floozy surfaced.  

Okay, so I hope you like the layout.  About the only technique I used on it was painting the chipboard letters and then inking them.

See ya soon!


Friday, January 13, 2012

Scrapper's Prayer

Bless me, Scrap Fairy, for I have sinned,
I know that’s hard to believe;
But it’s not my fault, I’m a victim, you see,
Of a sickness, a curse, a disease...

They say that confession is good for the soul,
But I’m not convinced that that’s true.
So I’ll tell you my faults and shortcomings,
And I’ll leave the decision to you.

That scrapbooking thing has got me for sure;
I start with the best of intentions!
Just let me check the CK website--
Oh look! A list of conventions!

Snacking is good to help with my scrappin’
Though I tend to overindulge.
Cakes and cookies and chocolates galore!
My bulges are starting to bulge!

Oh my! How I buy the things I don’t need
Eyelets and ribbons and vellums.
If anyone asks, “I’ve had it for years!“
At least, that’s what I tell ‘em!

A scrap room? What’s that? Stuff’s all over the house
I suffer from *CHAOS,* you know,
No one comes, no one visits, except UPS
He’s my very best friend, that Joe!

Buy now! It’s on sale! They won’t have it again!
The gadgets, the papers, the glues
Look at the money that I can save!
How can I possibly lose???

Organization is an area where I am certainly lacking
I need help with that, others say
But how can I do it? I‘ve got things to do!
How can I waste a whole day?

So here I sit amongst all of my clutter
Housekeeping’s a thing of the past
Dusting and vacuuming and tidying up
What’s the point??? It just doesn’t last!

I have too many ideas and not enough time
They say that denial is rough
I have it...I know it....can’t find it....
Oh well....I’ll just buy some more stuff.

I know that they pay me to do a good job
But this 8 to 5 job gets so stressful
I need a vacation...I need to relax...
And then I will be more successful!

I spend time at work doing scrapbooking things
I search for a phrase or a verse
The perfect layout is all that I need
My addiction is more like a curse!

I tell my husband that if I should die
The best thing for him to do
Is to have a garage or a fire sale
And be sure to include all of Y-O-U!

I guess I’m a sinner, so give me my penance
And hurry! Send me on my way!
I’ve a 40% coupon right here in my purse
Oh my gosh....it expires today!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Just a quick little post...

Well I have been the scrap room for two nights now.  I have been creating and I love it.  But I am not going to post a new layout.  I have been so behind on posting layouts that I need to get caught up with the old ones ;o)

I hope that you enjoy!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

A New Year's Resolution...

We all make them....you know, New Year's Resolutions.  But do we actually keep up with them?  I for one am guilty of making them and then not following through, or only doing them for a couple of weeks.  I have made only resolution for this year (yeah, right), well one that I am seriously going to try and keep up with that is.  That resolution is to be a blogger and post more of my scrapbooking layouts and projects that I complete.  I also want to do some tutorials.  I do have a lot of layouts that I have done that I have not posted, so I think I will put them on a schedule to post ;o)  Boy, can ya'll smell the smoke?  That smoke is the wheels in my head turning, lol.

OK well let's get it started.  Here is a layout that I completed a while back.  This was one of my daughter's senior pictures that I took in 2009.  Don't laugh, but it was taken at the Wyoming Territorial Prison.  We were on vacation out west, which is where I took her senior pictures.  I loved this picture of her looking into the mirror.

I did quite a few different techniques on this.  I did a LOT of inking and distressing.   I used a Q-tip to "tear" the paper and then I sewed some stitches over the top of it.  I also stamped the bird with Tim Holtz Distress Ink.  I used an assortment of flowers and bling.  On the Mirror Mirror tag I stamped the image and then used stickers to spell out the words.  I then took Rock Candy Crackle Paint and painted the tag.  Once it was dried I then rubbed Tea Dye Distress Ink into the the cracks of the paint.

I hope you enjoy!