Friday, October 31, 2008

"BOO" to YOU!

Yes, it's ALL ABOUT THE CANDY, tonight!

We carved pumpkins yesterday afternoon and today will be filled with Spooky Fun. I cannot wait to scrap the pictures that will be taken this evening. Have a safe and Happy Halloween.

Monday, October 27, 2008

Another addiction coming...

Yes, I feel it coming on. Over at Studio Calico I joined an Artist Trading Card Swap. I signed up for 3 cards that will all be sent internationally. Well, I have never made ATC's before and here are my first 3 creations ever! I think I am truly and dearly addicted to them. They are just so much fun.

These will be mailed to the recipients by October 31, 2008. I cannot wait until I receive mine as well.

Sunday, October 26, 2008

In the mood...

Yes, the Holiday Season has officially hit me! I was going through photographs that for whatever reason were old and neglected and decided to incorporate in the FINAL EXAM over at Bad Girls.

At least now, these photos will get their "look see" at Christmas time when the box is opened for someone inquisitive enough to take the lid off!

The Cosmo Cricket papers married with October Afternoon papers really was fun!

Now, I really must get back to creating!

Thursday, October 16, 2008

Breaking the Rules...

I may be expelled from Bad Girls' Top Designer but I am still enjoying the classes. Class #6 this week was about BREAKING all of the RULES of Design. So, I broke them ALL!
I simply had fun with this class and love this layout that I created about me. Once a month...January 2 December...PMS is just one of those things.....JUST LET ME--no comments, please. LOL

Thanks for looking!

Now, GO BREAK SOME RULES and have fun creating and sharing a piece of yourself.

Saturday, October 11, 2008

WOW, time is flying!

This year really has been a blur for me. It has flown by so quickly! I have been painting a great deal lately and sidelining my scrapping. But with this comes the consequence of delaying some projects until the end. Therefore, I am a little behind the "8" ball and will be getting caught up this weekend in between football!

I was "EXPELLED" this past week at Bad Girls and did not make it to round #5. However, I am pleased with the layouts I have created for the classes. I am still participating in the classes as this was my main goal and I plan on sticking with it until the end. Class #5 was based on the Psychology of Color. Simply incorporating neutral colors with the dominant colors within a photo. I chose a colorful photo that I took from a boat this past summer on Perdido Key Bay. I used black and white as my neutrals and kinda "scrapped out of the box" on this one. So, I thought I would share it with you! Thanks for looking and enjoy the weekend!

Christmas is around the corner...I guess I better get busy and start shopping, huh?

Friday, October 3, 2008

Autumn Fun and Altering!

Gosh, I am digging the nip in the air this morning. So much so, that I played in my scrap room at 6:45 AM this morning and these altered bottles and card are my creations. We plan on going to the fair this weekend and I hope I see some new inspiration. I know that I will take plenty of pictures to be sure. Honestly, I have not one idea what I will do with these altered goodies but it sure is darn fun to create!
Gotta LOVE PAPER, huh?

Have a SPOOKTACULAR weekend!

Thursday, October 2, 2008

Smashing Pony Party!

Yesterday was my daughter's 6th Birthday! Of course, we celebrated...with her favorite meal of "Mexican" food! However, for her Birthday Party, we celebrated with 14 children, 16 adults, and 2 ponies. We had a grand time of cupcakes, ice cream, balloons, and the ultimate...PONY RIDES!

Today, I scrapped my latest page around the event of Saturday. This page is for the TOP DESIGNER competition over at Bad Girls. So, in keeping with the theme of the photo I chose from my daughter's party I did not go with the "traditional" cowboy accessories. When I think of "Accessories" with a western theme, I naturally think of LEATHER, SILVER, and FILIGREE.

This week's assignment for our class at Bad Girls was all about accessorizing our layouts with embellishments. I did not want to layer with flowers, cowboy boots, and cowboy sayings. I wanted to create the feeling in my layout of what I do think of when I reflect of western themes.

I created the "leather" look by using my Threading Water punch and paper curling ribbon. I also used metal flowers and brads to touch on the "silver" aspect of my embellishment "thinking." Lastly, I achieved the "filigree" by using Art Warehouse's circle die cut kraft cardstock. I cut it so the eye would flow in a triangle fashion to fuse the look of western attire.

I must say, I like this layout. It is not the "typical" Birthday layout with candles and a big number "6" to represent the year of celebration. Simple journaling and a large title that brings your eye to the tag stating "pony party" is perfect for the Birthday Girl's First Ride!

Thanks for looking and I am hoping to make it round #5!