Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Fun In The Sun

So I'm finally getting around to scrapping some of the pics from Tybee that were taken back in October. What can I say? I've been busy. :) The papers are Fancy Pants and fit perfectly with the pics, even if the paper is green (ick).

Who knows? Maybe I'll find some time to get the rest of the Tybee pics scrapped.

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Layouts For A Friend

So I'm finally finishing an album that I started over a year ago. A friend of mine is trying to get into professional photography and we worked out a deal. She would do newborn pictures of the twins and I would complete an album for her to showcase her pictures. Fourteen months later the album is done! And Lisa if your reading this, I totally love how the beach layout turned out!

Since all of these are for someone else, I made sure to leave plenty of room for journaling. All of the pictures have a story to tell.

Monday, April 19, 2010

One Year Old

Ok, so I'm just a bit behind. They were a year old on February 19 but I just now go the pictures from my sister. I spent the afternoon yesterday with her and all four of the kidlets.

What a difference a year makes though! They have both grown so much.

This is Emily.

And this is Sheyla.

Now compare this to just a year ago. This was taken about three hours after they were delivered. Emily on the left and Sheyla on the right.

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Fun With Watercolor Paints

So I tried something completely new and absolutely loved it! Ok, so technically I tried it because a project for Scrapbook News and Review Magazine, but once I finished that project I immediately jumped on another using the same technique. And I just got a package of Queen Kat Designs stamps in the mail that I had ordered. So even more goodies to play with!

Check this out? Isn't that fairy stamp awesome? To me, her face just has a very mischievous look, so it was perfect for my project.

The background was made using watercolor paper and watercolor paints. Super simple, just add a few colors of paints to your paper (be sure it's good and wet, learned that the hard way) and then take some plastic wrap (yes, go raid your pantry now) and crumple it up and place on top of your watercolor paper. Set it aside until completely dry.

While the paper is drying, stamp the fairy on watercolor paper with a waterproof ink. Once the ink is dry, color in the image. One of my fave ways to color images is using Distress Ink pads and an aqua pen brush. It's an easy way to blend the colors together. I also use some Perfect Pearls for lots of added shimmer.

Once your background watercolor paper is dry, adhere the cut out fairy. The white flames where heat embossed then all the sentiments were stamped. Last, pierce a line of holes across the bottom and add the shells.

This was made for a friend to use as a door hanger to hopefully forwarn people of a bad mood. I'm liking it so much she may not get it though!

Sunday, April 4, 2010

A Few Cards To Share

Here are just a few of my recent cards that were in the February issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine. It's funny, I started off making only cards, gravitated into layouts and did those almost exclusively for awhile, and now it seems like all I do now is cards. Go figure.

And I also want to wish everyone a Happy Easter and hope you are enjoying the weekend. The weather here has been wonderful here this week! Nice warm afternoons and the nights still have a slight chill in the air. I love spring, just wished it lasted longer before the HOT summer days arrive.
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