Friday, September 19, 2008
BUT, while waiting I actually did some cute projects.
This card is based on Fiskars September card sketch When I saw the sketch I immediately thought about felt squares. The scallop blade of my Fiskars rotary trimmer cuts felt like butter!
I added few stitches with the embroidery floss and added some purple glass beads to the orange strip. Then pumpkins are punched out with Fiskars Halloween squeeze punch. Here is another project that I finished few days ago. I started it when Miss E. wasn't even one yet..... Yes, that gives us about 7 and a half years.... LOL
I really wanted to finish it before the baby comes, so it is done now and in it's frame. I just need to figure out how to finish the back side of the frame.
I will finish with a sneak peak of another recently completed project. I can't share yet because it didn't reach it's final destination.
Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Saturday, September 13, 2008
Here are 13 items I had to use:
1. black and white picture - check
2. doodling - I had to look for sushi drawings on the web for this one
3. 3 or more different papers to be used - 3 pp from Collage Press
4. ribbon - scallop felt ribbon
5. double matting - check
6. chipboard - 2 Scenic route chipboard circles
7. sticky note - from the prescription pad
8. shaped brads (not the norm) - black arrow
9. hand cutting - the ? sign
10. title must be "Got________?" ( you fill in the blank!) - check
11. staples - attaching the ribbon
12. sticker(s) - Scenic Route alpha stickers
13. inking - the ? sign and the edges of the layout
On the other front we are just waiting, enjoying having grandma here and doing some shopping.
Thursday, September 11, 2008
This is my favorite! Kelly Jo runs a challenge on Fiskateers message board to make a layout using your baby photo. I didn't have any of my baby photos but I found an adorable photos of the little boy that 21 years later became my husband. Isn't he cute??
All products used are from Jenni Bowlin August kit except one copper raindot. I think she has the best kits ever! I always can find one that will work with my pictures.
The second layout is for the Wendy Jo garden challenge. This year we planted a tiny garden. The sunflowers ended up being in shade so they grew really tall :) The fell down eventually and now they are in the vase decorating our dinner table.
Here is the tip for making a title in a circle. Use one of the supersized USX templates! I just put the template on my page to mark where I want the title and arranged the letters along the edge of the template. Perfect circle!
Today is the early release day at school. The girls will be home at 2pm. We have some shopping planned with the grandma and maybe more scrapbooking later today :)
Tuesday, September 9, 2008
The box is done from one sheet of 8.5x11 cardstock. I added some embossing using the Fiskars texture plate and used the Fiskars USX to cut the tag. The cat is done with the new Halloween Fiskars squeeze punch. I just had to use it! LOL The little dots are done with CTMH liquid glass.
But what should I put inside??
Tuesday, September 2, 2008
We had a good summer but it is time for the school year to begin. time to get back to schedule and time for me to get my few free hours back. Not for too long. I am 38 weeks today so the new baby can be here any moment. I hope he will stay inside for another 2 weeks - I am so NOT ready yet.
I snapped some pictures before I sent the girls to the bus today. They are so big!
I didn't upload anything for a while. Here is the layout I made after watching the video with Mel Sanchez Love the wired ribbon look!
Few weeks ago I made this clipboard and the matching gift card holder for my neighbour. She was Ella's summer school teacher and was kind enough to take Ella every morning to school with her. That was very helpful and I wanted to thank her. She is a teacher assistant in our school so I hope she will find the clipboard useful :)
I have a huge list of errands planned for today. The clock is ticking! I hope to be able to post more this week.