Saturday, July 28, 2007

Grungy Girl

This week I was at the last minute getting the Lifts with a Twist challenge finished. I had workshops all week so it felt like school had started back already. At least this time, it was enjoyable.

Now for the information about the layout. This was the most challenging one for me so far. It took forever for me to make the grid layout but I'm sure that there has to be an easier way that I just don't know yet. I used lots of items from Sara Amarie’s Natalie kit along with slide frames by FishinMomDesigns and a Glitter Graph frame from Designs by Lindsay Jane. The font used is CK Fresh

The photos are from back in April. I don't know why I didn't wash Hannah's face before grabbing the camera but I still think she's beautiful dirt and all.

Sunday, July 22, 2007

I'm so excited!

I just saw on the Lifts with a Twist blog that I won this week. (The layout was a A Present for Me? that can been seen below) I loved so many things in Alisha Hess's store. It will be such fun to shop there to spend my gift certificate.


I did this one last night. I can't believe I was scrappin' when my new Harry Potter book had been screaming "read me" all day. It's super simple. I just wish I could have found a photo of Frank when he was tiny. I know I took some but I don't have my digital photos organized by anything but date and I got tired of looking for it.

I used a template by Teriann Hanks along with papers and elements from Dianne Rigdon's Calypso kits. Other items used are Live Out Loud alphabet by Michelle Underwood, Got Ya Cornered photo corners by MandaBean and 2 Peas Rickety font.

The journaling reads:
Alec got Franklin when he was around the size of a quarter. He has been living in the aquarium with the fishies for over a year now. Tonight Alec discovered he was a snapper so we let him go free in a nearby ditch. July 21st, 2007

Luckily Frank didn't hurt Alec, he just snapped at a pencil he was holding. He had Frank out where he had been drawing. We've all played with him, even Hannah, and he never bit anyone. But we decided it was better to be safe. I hope Frank adapts well to being out in the world.

Saturday, July 21, 2007

A Present for Me?

A Present for Me?

I did this layout for this week’s Lift with a Twist challenge. I used lots of products by Alisha Hess, both papers and embellishments, all coming from her Sweet and Shabby kit, a circular template by Jen Caputo, and button stitching from Barbara Derksen. The fonts used are Wendy Medium and 2Peas My Muse.

The journaling reads:
Hannah had such a good time playing with the box that Sue’s Ebay purchase came in last week. Isn’t that always the case? At least this time what was inside was a quilt that sis ordered for Mother. We didn’t have to be sad that she liked the packaging more than the gift inside.

The quilt was beautiful but that’s another story for another day.

My New Car

My New Car

For this layout I used the Flair template by Teriann Hanks, green print paper from the Spring Fling kit by K Pertiet, bright aqua paper from the Duly Noted paper pack by Katie the Scrapbook Lady (at The Digi Shoppe), kiwi ornate swirls paper from Urban Kiwi kit by Shabby Princess Designs, brad from the Smile kit by Bad Candy Factory, green rickrack from the Just for Fun kit by Designs by Krista, silver book plate from The Basics Office by Cristy Lyle, silver clip from the Day Tip freebie by ksharonkdesigns, flower is from Birthday Girl by miradesigns, butterfly clip is from Shelbz Flutter kit by Kim B, notebook corners are from Got Ya Cornered by MandyBean, tab and circle are from the Be Happy kit by Angela Young. The fonts used are 2Peas Chatter and 2 Peas Girly.

The journaling reads:
This car represents a first for me. I’ve never in all my 42 years like a car so much that I bought another like it. This is my second VW Beetle convertible and I love it! It makes me smile just to look at it!

Now for a bit more about the car. I had wanted to trade my old bug in since around Spring Break but just now got around to doing it. Luckily my newphew works at NorthPoint and was able to recomment a salesman and help me out along the way. I absolutely HATE car shopping. It's hard for me to make up my mind anyway and it's even worse with something I'll be driving for a while. I hope I made a good decision.

Friday, July 13, 2007

Playing Beauty Shop

I did this layout for the Lifts with a Twist blog challenge for this week. I loved the original layout but couldn't see myself using the cardboard pieces. They're just not my style. (odd that I can say what's not my style but still have no clue as what is - strange) I used papers from Lena Brandenburg’s Snugglebaby Paper pack and several items from the Snugglebaby Element kit. I love her digital kits and I alread had several. This is the first of the Lifts that I didn't have to go shopping before scrapping. I also used Shandy Vogt’s Painted Alphabet Stencils, Michelle Underwood’s Kick it Up Alphabet, Digital Stitches by, frames from Seebee’s Freebies Old Photo Edges and a torn border from the Melon Sunshine kit by Pillowgirl’s Scraps. The font used is 2Peas Well Behaved.

It's been a blah kind of week. I haven't been inspired to do much, other than read. The week ended on a sad note today. My niece Jenny (that you can see here in layouts) lost her grandpa on her father's side this morning. He had a heart attack a couple of days ago and wasn't able to pull through because of other health problems. He was in his 90s and was loved deeply by his granddaughter Jennifer. I've been hurting for her because I know this is going to be really hard for both her and her grandmother.

Thursday, July 05, 2007

Night Owl

I know you may have seen these photos before. I wasn't at all happy with the layout I did because the photos were so dark. My friend Gayla told me what to do to fix them and I did a little tweaking and think they work better.

I did this for the Lifts with a Twist challenge. All the digi elements came from Lie Fhung's Evening Falls kit except for the yellow area with the journaling. It's by Agnes Lahur Designs and is called Graph Paper. The fonts used are CK Fresh and 2 Peas Well Behaved.

I never thought I'd say it but I'm loving digiscrappin'. I'm not too sure it'll be any cheaper because there are so many great products out there and I'm still in the "I want it ALL!" stage. I loved everything in this designer's shop.