Thursday, February 18, 2010

Zombies can't scrapbook

Or at least I don't think they can. Yes it's past midnight and I'm up. What you don't know, (and now will) is that I've only been up for a half hour. We got the kids to bed by 7:30 today as usual, as soon as I closed the door to my 3 year old's room, I crawled into our room and into bed fully clothed. I heard my husband ask incredulously "You going to sleep?" and remember muttering something like " "just for a little minute" as if I was already halfway to dreamland, and not able to speak coherently anymore.

I haven't been sleeping much lately, and was wondering why my creative drive suddenly vanished. no warning just *pooF* gone. Well duh! I'm going back to bed after this post, and hopefully Mr. Mojo will be waiting for me tomorrow when I wake up. ( Hopefully Mrs. Patience is there too, my kids miss her horribly!)

This week's challenge at Practical Scrappers is to use flowers. Using flowers isn't really a challenge for most people, but if you're like me, you've got tons of them, and no reason to get them on a layout. While I'm not at all opposed to putting flowers on boy pages, it's not something I do all the time.

I thought of using flowers this week as a base for my layout, instead of just as icing for it.  I had seen a really cool layout ( can't seem to find it again-sorry!) with layered circles behind the main photo. I thought- hey why not use flowers instead?

You may recognize the photos of my doggy nephew Winston from a post a few weeks back. He visited again this past week end, and although he's much bigger already, he's still just as cute!
I added Glimmer mist to all my flowers, and an assortment of bling.

Pp: Bella Blvd, Pebbles, Jillibean Soup
Flowers: Prima 
Glimmer mist: Tattered Angels ( Raven, Tattered Leather, Coffee House, Pumkin)
Letters: American Crafts, My Little Shoebox
Bling: Martha Stewart, Mark Richards
The dogs were cut using my Cricut ( a Child's Year) and embossed with the swiss dot Cuttlebug folder.
they are cut from kraft paper sprayed with Glimmer mist.


CraftyGirl said...

What a darling little puppy! And such cute photos too!! I love the way you used the flowers behind the picture, and those colors... very cool!
Barb :)

AmandaB said...

OMG Erin, this is just the cutest LO and puppy I have seen.. Your page just makes me smile when I look at it and the colors you used are beautiful..

Amanda :0)

Mrs. So and So said...

Beautiful LO-love all the details. I think the flowers work great!

Tanya Rudd said...

I can so relate to your post! I have had many nights when I crawl into be fully clothed. Not to mention last week, Mrs. Patience went missing in our home. Thank you for letting me know I am not alone.

Hope you find your Mojo! Love the layers and the fab color scheme.


Fern said...

This is absolutely adorable!!! Love those sweet photos and your flowers are amazing!!! I love it, Erin!!!

Teri said...

What a great idea!! :)

Heidi M said...

Hi Erin! What a sweet layout you made for the flower challenge! I love the earth tones and how you used the flowers for the base - great idea. And the pictures of your puppy are adorable!

Heidi :)

Anne said...

A sweet Lo with a to cute puppy!
Thanks for the nice comment on my blog! =)

Hugs, Anne

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is so sweet Erin!! I love your color choices and your layout!!! Too cute!! I love the addition of all those flowers and how did the sentiment.

I am with you on the lack of sleep. i hope you catch up soon.

Have a great weekend!


Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

What a cutie puppy! Great job on teh flowers, love the colors! I love our DT!

Chelsea said...

I'm glad you had your much needed sleep. :) Winston is adorable on your layout and the the flowers are Beautiful. ~Chelsea

Lori Apgar said...

I love your work on your blog, PS and the Cricut MB. Hope your mojo comes back soon!!

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