Wednesday, September 23, 2009

These are layouts of my grandaughter playing with her huge long haired guinned pig named Cocoa. I used Crate Paper, Pink Paislee and Kraft papers, AC Thickers, a 7 Gypsies tag, May Arts ribbon, and Around the Block chipboard.

This was my first Christmas tree in my first apartment. I always put up 10 full size trees every year, but in the apartment, I could only fit 2, but that was OK because I loved that place.
I used Basic Grey papers, My Minds Eye punch out alphas, and an All My Memories sticker.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Hope Blooms

This is a layout about the hope that spring will indeed come again. The photo was taken during a beautiful heavy snowfall.

I used Crate Paper, Cosmo Cricket, and Prima papers, My Minds Eye alphas, Prima bling, Making Memories snowflakes, an inkadinkadoo stamp and Tsukineko ink.

Circa 1870

These are two layouts that I made of my daughters home. She has been lovingly restoring this 1870 structure for about 5 years. The front porch is the last major job that needs to be tackled.

I used Prima and Bo Bunny papers, Maya Road chipboard, Ranger crackle paint and stickles, Tsukineko ink, EK snowflakes, Die cut snowflakes made with my Making memories Slice, a Melissa Francis album page as a journal spot, a Tonic punch, and lace from an 1800's dress that was beyond repair.

Look, Scoop, Eat

My grandaughter was pretty little, and while we carved pumpkins, she prefered to blow bubbles. She did, however, take a break to check out the inside of the pumpkin. She looked inside, scooped a bit, and put a seed in her mouth. I guess at at that age, everything goes in the mouth.

I used Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, and Crate Paper papers, a making memories journal spot, Crate Paper die cuts, AC thickers, Doodlebug sticker alphas, Creative imaginations rub ons, and a pumpkin die cut from my stash.

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Mr Snowman

This layout is my grandaughter and her friend building a snowman. They even added a scarf similar to the ones that they were wearing.
I used Crate Paper and Prima papers, a Prima journal card, Creative Imaginatins alpha stickers, a Melissa Francis sticker, a Fancy Pants die cut, Making Memories snowflakes and jewels, a Basic Grey chipboard snowman, Ranger crackle paint, Tsukenieko ink, Stickles, and May Arts ribbon.
To make the snowman, I generously painted his body and hat and mittens with crackle paint, leaving the buttons, eyes and nose uncovered. Then I set them aside and let them dry and crackle. Next I brushed over them with Tsukenieko brown ink, and colored his arms with an AC brown slick writer. I filled his buttons and eyes with a big glob of black stickles and his nose with orange stickles. To finish, I tied a piece of silk May Arts ribbon around his neck.

Hey Mom!

This is a layout of my dog Cassie, after I hosted Christmas Day at my house. She was always so shy and timid, and would hide when there was too much commotion. These pictures are of her coming out of hiding, after mostly everyone had gone, looking at me as if to ask, "are they gone yet."
She loved people, as all goldens do, but she liked them in small doses. I guess we live a pretty quiet life, and she likes it that way.
I used Cosmo Cricket, Crate Paper, and Bo Bunny papers, Crate paper die cut accents, AC thickers, and the Martha Steward loopy punch.