Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Rain Rain......

even though we could really use the rain right now...this day I am sure I was wishing for it to end. I dug these photos out of the box of pics from childhood, because I thought they were perfect for the theme of this month's challenge over at My Mind's Eye. You had to use the sketch below and the theme April Showers.

Playing dress-up

During homecoming week, the kids have dress-up days. For character day Amanda was at first unsure of what to dress up as...then a light went off. She loves to watch NCIS and loves the character of Abby, played by Pauley Perrette. She has that little bit of bad girl side while still be a good girl and using her intelligence. Amanda found a black tee and a skull iron-on. She got a lab coat and even made a cafe=pow cup. She colored her hair black...for the day. What a day that was. I took a few pictures before she left for school and thought they worked great with this weeks Sketchy Thursday sketch.

Yes, the sketch is a 2-pager, but since I rarely scrap 2 pagers anymore I turned it into a single, but kept the bones of the sketch. I used Crate Portrait collection for this.

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Catch me if you can....

Kimmy has the possibility of being added to next years WinterGuard team at Springstead High, because there are no middle school teams in the county. It has become Amanda's job to have her ready to go by they have been practicing everyday. I captured these shots of Kimmy the very first time she was trying to twirl rifle! It took a little while but eventually she caught one or two. It is going to be a long summer.I mad this layout of that day using this months sketch over at Scrap with V..a new blog that I recently found and have to check out all the inspiration and ides over there.
I used the new Basic Grey Hello Luscious line, the colors are so happy and bright.


that was the challenge over at Kraft it up this month.

1. sheet of Kraft paper....check
2. photos smaller than 4x6....check
3. different alphas....check
4. pattern papers.....check
5. different embellies...check
Here is my take on the challenge.

Kimmy's science fair project this year was on diffusion and osmosis. To prove her hypothesis, she "grew" gummy bears in different solutions. These photos worked awesome with Jillibean Soups Atomic Soup line.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Thursday shares....

Every Sunday Creative Scrappers post a fabulous sketch. I do not often to get play along...atleast not in a timely manner, but this week I finished the last 2 sketches.
First we have sketch #150
This photo was taken when we were walking along the beach watching the sunset on Honeymoon Island a few weeks ago. The water was really cold and Kimmy was staying along the edge.

Next we have sketch #151
Just a quick snap of the camera as she was whizzing back past me and throwing me a no more glance...but I love the movement.

To the world

He is my world...though many days you may not know it...and I may not feel it. Without him there would be no anything. He may not be much to everyone else but he is my world....for better or worse until death do us part.These photos were taken on our 18th wedding anniversary at Flagler Beach. When I first took them I was not sure I was even going to scrap them...just having fun taking pictures. Then when I saw this weeks sketch at Sketchy Thursday I knew they were the right photos for it.

I turned the sketch and added lots of layers. I love this My Mind's Eye line..very masculine colors. Along the bottom I was playing with rolled paper...sorta reminded me of buoys at the beach.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

She finds sea shells

Late on Wednesday evening and I am just getting around to finishing this week's Sketchy Thursdays sketch...yet again. I always have such good intentions because I an always so inspired by their sketches, but life seems to always get in the way...right up until the last minute. This week I really "stretched" the sketch, but love the way it turned out. I really wanted to be able to use both photos of Amanda on this layout. This Bo Bunny line( Vicky B) has to be one of my favorite..and to think I was maybe not going to get it, because I was not sure of what it would like in person. Boy, am I glad I splurged..I love the colors, the embellies and the patterns.

More layouts and post coming soon...Winter guard has finished and actually have 3 weeks until the first Saturday band practice starts again.