Saturday, February 26, 2011

Brandon - 1 Year

Using my wonderful swirlydoo kit, I created this layout with the Feb swirlydoo sketch.  It is my son Brandon at 1 year.  He is such a doll and full of smiles!!  If you look close you can see on the right side of the photo his hair just starting to flip up into the slightest bit of a curl.

There are so many fun techniques I used here, I learned from lots of people, so I hope I do not leave anyone out!!  I loved the look of the large flowers behind the photo, acting as a mat, so I sprayed some of them with a hint of blue, also to save from wasting the flowers, cut them in half since you are only seeing half of the flower anyway!!

I love Gabrielle P's blog and her layouts, and one thing I notice on her pages is her use of layered punches below her pictures, it gives such a wonderful riches to the layout without cluttering it, plus it adds a finished line to the bottom of your photo.

I love the little mirror stickers we got in our kit this month, so I used one to write down information about Brandon and what he is doing at 1 year.

I also have been loving Isay's layouts lately, she uses string and fibers winding all over, so I took that idea and ran with it with the twine, it just takes lots of glue dots to hold it down where you want it do flow (also a hint, do not use big twists, use little ones). 

I hope you enjoy this, it is one of my favorites!!

Frosted Designs Friday Challenge

So this Friday Frosted Designs challenged us to use metal on our project.  Ohh fun!!  This pic is of my son when he was 5 months old.  I had him sitting in his bumbo (child helper seat) on the counter and I put my older son's sunglasses on Brandon, he just looked too cute!!  With his little faux hawk (and no I did not do it, his hair just fluffed up that way) and sun glasses he looked like a little rock star!!

I used this great black paper from Heidi Swapp, then used Target dollar store paper and cut out the stars on it, I loved the look of orange and black, so rock and roll!!  I used the large stars to write info about what my son was like at 5 months (stats and such).  I used the metal for the challenge in the "shades of" part of the title, in one of the stars, and also in the staples I used on some of the stars. 


Thursday, February 17, 2011

February's Prima Pick and Palette


Prima's Product Picks for February will make your heart flutter! 

Head on over to Prima's blog to see some fantastic work!!

Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Helping a Friend - Scrap That!

So on Vicky's blog she wants to win some prizes, and I picked my favorite layout from her Feb Scrap That kit.  I love all three, but I think my fav is her Remember Cuba layout!!  You have to go check her out, she is a great scrapper!!

Friday, February 11, 2011

Brotherly Love

Using a sketch from Sketches4all and also the theme of Love from frosted designs, I created this layout of my boys.  They are 1 and 5 in this photo taken a month ago.  I used a kit from swirlydoo to create this layout.


Shh...........Sketchs in Thyme tutorial and sketch

This is a layout I made for Sketches in Thyme using one of their sketches and also for a tutorial I created.  The tutorial is for the stitched ribbon flowers which is posted February 12, 2011.

I used some old paper I had in my stash, but also some new items from the dollar section in Michaels (the doily, yellow flowers, and green butterflies). 

The pictures are of my friend and her baby boy the day she brought him home in 1986.

Thanks for looking!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Love letters challenge

This is for a fun little challenge over at The (paper) trail Makers

It is to use any 4 of the following items.

Lace(can be lace trim or doily or lacy paper)
Oval shaped item

Edge punch (some call it a border punch!!)
Electronic die cutting machine

I included ribbon (3), 2 pieces of vellum, a heart edge punch, the orange vertical trim, and the little tag that says dreams at the top.

Swirlydoo giveaway!!

Head on over to swirlydoo for a great chance to win some goodies for posting what your favorite CHA items are for 2011!!

Click here!!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Sketches4all Valentine Decor and Blog Hop!!

Sketches4all is having our first blog hop of the year!!  It runs from in February on Saturday 5th and ends Tuesday the 8th.

There are 5 ways to win!!

1. Most of the DT will be giving away a RAK for their challenges they offer at Sketches4all forums that run from the 4th until the 8th.  I am hosting a challenge on the 6th with a RAK.  Below is my LO, and the information for the challenge is only use red and whiteFor an extra vote to win my RAK become a follower of my blog.

2. Some of the DT will be giving away a RAK on their blogs as you hop along on the blog hop.  You should have come over to my site from Michelle.  I am the 3rd hop in the line.  Make sure you leave a comment on each blog as you hop along!!

3. If you complete 4 of the special event challenges you will be in a drawing for Nikki Sivils New Collection Paper Pad- Sugar Cookie!!!! YUM!!!!  Two new challenges are introduced each day!!

4. If you complete all the special event challenges your name will go in a drawing for the grand prize - a $10 gift certificate to an awesome online scrapbook store!!

5. Find all the hearts on each of the blogs along the way. Add them up and post the total of hearts found and your name will be added in a drawing for a prize!

There will be a ton of fun challenges!!!

Next in the hop is Christy!  She is a great scrapper and has a great blog!!

Now for my hearts here is one.....................................................................but there might be more, you need to keep looking (hint look on the side)!!

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

Ribbon Challenge

I have a new challenge posted over at Sketches4All.  Follow this link over to play along.  A fun little RAK awaits the winner!! 

Ribbon Challenge Info

Clear Scraps giveaway!!

Let's Make Clear Scraps #1!!

Good morning from HQ, you know we are busy at CHA this week but we have not forgotten about our loyal fans!!!! We went up 15 followers last week, let's DOUBLE it this week!
There are plenty of prizes for all the fans and we want to keep on sharing with you!!! Because you are a big part of Clear Scraps success!!! *THANK YOU*
This week's giveaway???

An AMAZING acrylic Butterfly Banner!!!
All you have to do is FOLLOW The Clear Scraps BLOG and leave a comment....and we have a BONUS today...if we get 50 NEW FOLLOWERS we will throw in 2 extra winners...on top of the weekly winner!!!!!
One PRIZE for the person who recommended and one for your friend.
Go tell your friends and make sure they leave a comment saying " *insert name here* SENT ME!" 

So tell them Erin sent you!!

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