Saturday, May 29, 2010
Friday, May 28, 2010
I did The Color Room palette #8 today. This is a rare thing for me, as I rarely use purple. But, here it is! Proof that I can do it!
Because of my lack of fondness for purple, i don't own a purple glimmer mist or paint at all. So I mixed Black Cherry with Silver Sugar and Chocolate and got the silvery purple of the flower on the left. Guess you really can make just about any color. huh? :)
I went grocery shopping tonight for the month ahead. What a huge job! But I love the summer produce, and oh how a fridge full of it makes me happy!! Planning broccoli salad and asparagus on the grill and corn on the cob and strawberry pie for the upcoming week also makes me happy! :) I hope your holiday weekend is wonderful. And for all my international friends, I hope your weekend is spectacular too!~Alyssa~
Saturday, May 22, 2010
I made cards last night! This one is for the weekly American Crafts Challenge. It's almost all rub-on's, and all but the pink letters are American Crafts. LOVE those Thickers, some of my favorites ever. And I have been wanting to use that cute little chandelier forever. The card base is from the Blue Skies line. :)
This one is for the BoBunny sketch challenge. I used the Mama-Razzi Collection, and I didn't have any BoBunny letters that would work, so I stuck them on some patterned paper, and cut them out, then peeled the sticker off. Bingo! The perfect letters! The background is Couture Cardstock's Mother of Pearl, with just a little shimmer. :)
Hope your weekend is a blast!
Friday, May 21, 2010
This was one of those layouts that just came together. I almost couldn't believe it was done after just 2 hours. It's not loaded with techniques or pizazz, but it is very heartfelt and full of emotion for me. My daughter, for whatever reason, spent the day hugging me and wanted to snuggle. She's almost 5 and rarely does that any more, so I knew I wanted to capture the moment. This photo is from a few weeks ago, but it captures what I wanted to say.
Thursday, May 20, 2010
"I'll whisper a secret, but don't tell a soul..." A line from one of our favorite books, "Time for Bed."
This was a candid shot I got a few weeks ago, and I used all Prima to capture it on a layout. I have another similar shot, I think I am going to have to scrap that one too. SO SWEET!
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
I hate it when...
- I have created lots of stuff and have to wait to share it!
- I take the time to plan a 2 week menu and lose it
- It's rainy for several days in a row and the kids get antsy and restless
I love it when...
- The kids get to play outside and I can hear their giggles while I am working.
- The sun is shining!
- We cook dinner on the grill.
- My workout is DONE for the day!
- I get all caught up and have lots of layouts to share!
All of that to say... more projects coming soon! We had a garage sale this weekend. It was a success, although I would have preferred to sell much more! Here are a few pics from the sale:
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
I really loved the Crate Paper new releases this year, and this month from YSS they were all in my DT box. Yes, all 3 of them! :) Alyssa = happy girl. :) Here is what I have made so far. Everything is available at Your Scrapbook Stash. Erica always has a sale of some kind going on, so stop at the BLOG to check out what's going on before you shop. Cosmo Cricket DeLovely is already there, too.
You won't be seeing me much this weekend. I am having a garage sale to raise money for Don's trip to Africa, so I will be crazy busy. I might be able to sneak in a post tomorrow, and I'll try to update you on Monday with all the Couture Cardstock happenings (or, you could just go over there and check it out without waiting for me, lol!).
Monday, May 10, 2010
This month I got a whole lot of pink from Couture Cardstock. I have been working with the Young Love Monochromatic Family. This layout (along with all the info about it) is on the Couture Cardstock Blog today. Check it out. :)It's a crazy week starting here- I hope it runs smoothly! See you soon.
Tuesday, May 4, 2010
Just popping in to share another layout I finished at my NSD crop! This one uses GCD Studios and Couture Cardstock. I also used the sketch from the current Page Maps contest. You can see the sketch and check out the contest HERE.
The two photos were taken about 30 seconds apart, as my son valiantly tried to stay awake while snuggling with Daddy on the couch. The pictures look so strange to me now, since he gave up the paci a while ago. Another great thing to document!
Hope your day rocks!
Monday, May 3, 2010
Color Palette #4 went up in The Color Room on Friday, while I was packing for my NSD crop... so I packed some things for it. Here is what I came up with. The photos were taken by Heather, a friend who generously took my daughter along with hers to a local orchard for a day last fall.
More projects to share tomorrow! I am editing photos and writing blog posts for as long as I can this morning. Right now the kids are dancing to the music and getting along well, so fingers crossed that it continues. :)