Friday, August 14, 2009

One For the Road

We're gearing up for our annual trip to the beach, and I have just a few things to share before I go! First this page I did inspired by a Scrapbooks Etc. sketch but I changed the photo placement and opted for a BIG title instead of a tiny one under the pictures. I still really like the original sketch, but I just didn't have the right combo of pictures at my fingertips. The bracket was made using the Big Shot. I used the Bigz Top Note Die twice and then did the polished stone technique to create the marbled look to the paper. Check out this tutorial I did for more info on this awesome technique:
Polished Stone

Stampin' Supplies:
INK - Encore Ultimate Metallic Gold, Real Red Craft
STAMPS - Medallion, Varsity Alphabet
PAPER - Whisper White, Cameo Coral, Glossy White, Flamingo Designer Series Paper
OTHER - Bigz Top Note, Assorted Pink and Red reinkers, Rubbing Alcohol, Cotton Balls, Clear Acrylic Sealer

Next I have a special treat. This month the SU! promotions are all about kids and we have a brand new Decor Elements item I had to buy myself!!! It's a growth chart you adhere right on the wall. I'm totally squeemish about marking the wall with my daughters height, but I have a couple of creative ideas on how to get around that.

  1. I can use stickers and mark the date on them. This way I can even do one color for one child and another color for the other and track them both!
  2. My other idea is just to take a photo each time of them in front of the chart. Since I am a scrapper, I can easily see the potential for cute layouts with the chart as the backdrop!
Here's the skinny on how to get your hands on one, it's just too cute!

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

Have I mentioned lately how much I LOVE the UPS man!?

Isn't this the cutest!? I think I might have to scrap it when I get a print! I was even a little surprised he let me take the picture. He is such a nice guy to appease the crazy Stampin' Up! lady! Yes, I mean me. ha ha ha
He brought me more catalogs and my last workshop order...YAY two packages in one day!!! So if you're in my stamper's club, HEADS UP, orders are in!

Well, you might remember we are painting the exterior of our house. You can actually see the purty color we choose in my last post below! :) My husband started this two weekends ago but with all the rain we had right after, the project got stalled. Last weekend I moved on to interior reorganization (closets) because we've also been trying to agree on the outside trim color before we move forward. Yesterday I painted a sample area and we've agreed that one was NOT it! lol
Anyway, my craftin' hasn't been plentiful...but I do have a layout in the works. Nothing is taped down yet, but I'm pretty sold on the layout...just need to add journaling and some finishing touches. But it will have to wait...I'm on my way out to enjoy the sunshine with my girls at the pool.

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