Saturday, January 31, 2009
anyway... so here is a little back ground on Melana...she doesn't like to take pictures...she always refuses especially professional ones....this pic is only 1 of 3professional pics we got from school (day care) the first she was 7 months old the second about 14 months and nothing until 4.....grrrrrr!!!! Stubborn i tell ya...but i could just eat her up...
This one here is really using no one kit per se... i mixed them up
cardstock from one kit, apple lace cardstock from a kit and some hambly rub on's and jenni bowlin chalkboard sticker letters in vintage.
This one is for the current challenge.
My husbands favorite childrens books as a kid was anything by Shel Silverstein but his all time favorite was The Giving Tree. I really didn't have a favorite book as a kid...i didn't discriminate...i loved all books.
See ya next week!
Friday, January 30, 2009
This is my take on IB Jan. bonus sketch. TFL and have a great weekend!!
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Ever since Em was a baby, we would read Charlie and Lola (and Clarice Bean- both by Lauren Child) books to the kids, so I KNEW that I had to use Charlie & Lola as my inspiration for my layout. This is one of our favorite books about them:
I ended up tracing the characters a little and then adding my own interpretations to match my kids. I know this is not a traditional layout (with no pics), but it was really fun to do and my kids immediately recognized themselves being Charlie & Lola-fied. I think I"m going to put it on a canvas or in a frame and hang it in their reading nook.
Come join in on the Off-the-Bookshelf challenge! There's a $15 gc to the Noel Mignon store waiting for the winner of the challenge.... :)
Tuesday, January 27, 2009
I hope you can play along in this fun challenge!!! Go HERE to play!
Monday, January 26, 2009
This one was a lot of fun! Here's mine!
Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper & Die Cuts: Crate Paper Blue Hill Collection; Chipboard: Scenic Route; Letter Stickers: BoBunny Press; Journal Spot: October Afternoon; Ribbon: American Crafts; Other: Crayon, Black Mini Brads
Come and Play Along!!! :D
Saturday, January 24, 2009
I decided to make birthday books like stampin up sells. Only my version is cheaper...hehehe...now personally i don't do v-day. it is not me at all ...and the hubby knows it after the 1st v-day. if you can't shower me with love and small gifts and just becuase cards throughout the year DON'T do it on v-day....it's a pet peeve...lol...i know..something must be wrong with me but hey that is just how i roll!
I broke out various kits from noel and went to town. original inspiration came from the cute cupcake paper from Pink Paislee that was in the Love Song kit (sold out)
using the Love Song Kit (sold out)
using the Sugar Cookie Kit
(only 4 left)
There is a few different kits left in the store that is great for valentines day
Devoted 3 left
and of course Sugar Cookie 4 left
Are you going to make something for someone for v-day?
*umm excuse the mess:)
Now I have the supplies I need -- journaling (after it has been checked to make sure it is the correct size).
So here all I did was flip the strip of cardstock and put 2 strips of glue at the edges -- just enough to hold it in place while it runs through the printer. Here I just placed the cardstock onto the paper directly over my journaling that I had just printed. Make sure it is on there nice and flat so that it doesn't get caught in your printer. I use permanent adhesive but I guess you could try repostional kind? Let me know if that works!
Sorry for the poor picture here -- but here is what it looks like right before I put it in the printer. I simply flip it over and put it in the printer. This is so when it comes out of the printer the writing is on the cardstock side.
Here it is out of the printer. I simply take it to my personal cutter and trim off the excess paper. Usually this takes care of the glued white paper. If not, I carefully tear it off.
and then here you have the end result. All you need to do is adhere it onto your layout.
You can also print on pattern paper as well -- it is kinda nice to use up your stash.
Since this was a sample of what you can do, I am going to share with you some layouts where I have used this technique myself.
This one I created in Photoshop but it is the same idea -- I first printed it out onto regular paper -- when I was satisfied I put my cardstock on top and that's it!
Friday, January 23, 2009
I am using up my HUGE MME stash. I love the vintage feel of all their papers. Anyway, I also used a JB Chipboard frame, some Hambly Valentines rub ons, MM trim and some Hambly star rub ons.
This one is based on sketch #7 over at Inspired Blueprints. I'll say it again, I LOVE their sketches. There is something different feeling about them to me that makes them very appealing! Anyway...here again I am using up some MME stash. I also used the Velvet Thickers. I know a lot of people complained about the stickiness of them. What I think the issue is, is that the fibers of the velvet compromise the sticker...so easy solution, just add some glue. :) There is also a Hambly rub on, some Jenni Bowlin felt flowers and some MM mini letters. TFL and have a fantastic weekend!
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Have a Wonderful Thursday :)
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
Of course I had to use that cute cupcake from the Pink Paislee Paper in the Love Story kit for this one!
(Supplies all from Love Story kit.)
I'm going to leave you all with one of my FAVORITE recipes, ever. You must click on this link. You will be sorry if you don't! ;)
The BEST Chocolate Cake
(It's super easy, and sooooo good.)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
This kit also has papers in it that are a bit more earthy and rustic, perfect for a boy page! I love that Noel included this piece of corrugated cardboard in this kit! So cool! It fit perfectly with my Epcot LO! I did add a couple of Disney embellishments that I picked up while I was there. The orange ribbon was from the Picnic Basket Add on kit.
This is my sweet boy taking a rest from the heat and all the walking. I think he plopped himself down in England...........I think!