Friday, March 24, 2017

A Tuesday Kind of Love

Love the cluster that came together for this page
from Tim Holtz. It just worked out
and gave this a sort of monochromatic type look.
 So Tuesday is the newest member in my granddaughter
Amelia's family and she looks to be a beautiful,
sweet Weimaraner.
Adjusting nicely both are settling in for a nap.
I could use a nap.
I love naps.
I need a dog with my naps too.

Studio Calico, Tim Holtz, Mambi alphas.

Thursday, March 23, 2017

Vegetable netting as a mat

My pal Holli got me this prize of Jillybean Soup embellishments
and they work perfectly with this page.
I am loving this cluster.
 I had all kinds of things going on as a mat when I
noticed this veggie bag netting laying around on my desk.
Normally I use the netting as a "stencil" but
when I put it behind the photo it just looked very cool as a mat layer.
Added some watercolors for background color
and just love how it turned out.

Lou checking out the grass.

Studio calico, Jillybean Soup, watercolors, netting.

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Not quite the autumn look I was going for

Another page that was giving me fits this week.
I really wanted to use some pretty autumn looking papers
somehow a different direction was dictated.
This is one of the background pages I made for the previous page 
this week that was giving me fits.
 So I am on a design roll too as I seem
to be going with the design down the middle -
and that's okay.
The same yet different 😏
 The watercolors just seemed to work.
So I added the moose for that autumn woodsy look. 
I'd really like to know what's cracking them up.

So this is Bazzil, Bella Blvd, Studio Calico and Pink Fresh.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

I *heart* shenanigans

Picked up this adorable paper at my local
scrapbook shop and couldn't wait
to use it.

 I really didn't have to do much to the paper
and I really love this one that had a huge shamrock
on it.
Put some layers behind the photo and fussy cut some
shamrocks out, then, tossed some washi tape on.
Added some bling to the shamrocks, backed
the sticker as a title and tada!
Very fun!

Monday, March 20, 2017

This page gave me fits....

The entire weekend was utterly fits in
the scrapbooking world.
The mojo - has left the building......
Anyway I fussy cut this heart out because I wanted 
some dimension.
So I decided on white and managed to
get all the watercolors wrong.....
 I had this page laying around and the
watercolors still came out wrong.
I'm like seriously.......
You'd think I'd figure it out by now lol.

 But the navy blue was yummy - 
After I went so far as to splat some
white enamel on it (that came out with
some blue-green on it because I didn't change the water 😐 
I remembered that I wanted to use this with
another photo on another page.

All that turmoil, I decided that I really liked this "green'
which had been on the radar too and
 it turned out was the best pick.
Used my sissix die to make that ribbon...
and that adorable little bow came from the stash and
those two itty bitty banners were snips from
trimming off those strips I used on the ribbon.
So I kept this simple because frankly
it was making me nuts.

Studio Calico, Michael's wood title and Sissix.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Hearts and graph paper - win

 I have a bunch of Pink Fresh papers so I decided
I needed to use some because I'm
really trying to keep supplies down to a mild roar.
Anyhoo, I did use the 6x6 pads to layer and they
did have that cool clipboard stamp that
is totally fun and has nothing to do whatsoever with the page.
And that Bugs Bunny peeking out - thanks to Holli
I punched a bunch out and love it.
Did splash some watercolors about using the packaging
technique (since I've sworn off mists for awhile) and love 
how it turned out. It kind of brought both sides of
the paper together and grounded the photo.
Had a really hard time picking out a photo but I went with B&W
because I felt it just worked.
So Pink Fresh everything except the title and chipboard pieces
that came from Studio Calico kits.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Remembering favorite things

photo 1-1
photo 1-2

Everyone has favorite things -
 things you enjoy
things that make you happy
things that bring you comfort
things passed down.

These are a few of my mom's favorite things
and some were my Gram's and then mine
and I thought it would be fun to showcase and
pocket pages worked it out the best.

Such a nostalgic page for me because some of the items
are not in my possession anymore
so it brings me comfort to see the photos of the items
especially when I see them as they were arranged
in mom's home.

Basic Grey, Bassil, various Studio Calico stuff, Doodle Bug stickers,
and thickers (which I turned the F around to make T's because
I was over finding a font that had letters I needed.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Scalloped edges and bunnies

While hanging out at Holli's house she
allowed me to  use her scalloped die to cut
out this beautiful flowered paper.
When I flipped it over it just looked soooo pretty
with the "B" side of the paper.
Therefore I decided to back them on black,
popped up the flower paper with some foam and wa-la!
Believe it or not these bunnies were prestamped
and all I had to do was fussy cut them.
The color was perfect.
Found some pink fresh tags, a Heidi Swapp frame
and built that little cluster.
I think the photo frame is from HL and I added
my journaling around it.
And Holli's adorable granddaughter posing
in a little onesie and flower headband that I gifted
because I knew her adorable self would rock them both.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Not our first rodeo

But it was our first one at the Arcadia Rodeo.
It was a lot of fun.
A lot of nail biting.

Calf roping...............
 I'm not sure if he missed the calf or not.
 Calf wrestling....
 Trick riders.....
 More calf roping........
 Bronco ridin............

 Intermission as this gorgeous horse ran the field........

 More calf ropin............
 Behind the scenes this bull did NOT want to go in the trailer.
It was fun trying to see grown men 
make this bull do what he didn't want to do.
 My sweet BIL and SIL....
 Barrel racin..........

 Behind the scenes bringing out the
 Bull ridin........
 Bull chasin.........
 More ridin..........
 The final rider was injured and found
he was okay before we left.
 Clydesdales up close and personal.
I got to pet each one and they are sooooo sweet and BIG.
 This baby is Storm and he was sooo soft and loved
to have his muzzle rubbed.
I could've done that all day.
 Then there is Kit......

 And Tally......

The horses had their initials on their harness
that I can't see so I'm guessing I got each one right.
They are Whispering Pines Clydesdales.....


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