Saturday, January 22, 2011

1 hour layout contest

Here it is...and with 8 minutes to spare! whew!

this was done for a 1 hour challenge at Practical Scrappers
now for the long part...

Cardstock: Bazill Basics Paper
PP: Echo Park- Little boy
diecut: MME- Breakfree
letters: American Crafts
Stickers: Echo Park
felt shapes: Lil Davis, Dollarama, American Crafts, Artemio, Hero Arts, Maya Road...
Pins: Maya Road
Brads: Creative Imaginations
Dew drops: The Robin's Nest
pearls: Dollarama
flourishes: Basic Grey
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Vintage Photo and Black Soot

From A to Z

I started out working with a cute new line by Reminisce last night for my LSS.  Clean, Crisp, very cute and graphic. 2 successful pages if I do say so...

Enter JJ. My friend, crop buddy, and Glimmer mist Guru.

The evening ended in a flurry of mist, ink, rubber stamps and embossing powder, and a hungry baby who put a fast stop to all the craziness.

My head is still reeling from the extreme change of direction, and now I'm very impatiently waiting for the paper to dry so I can get messy again.

For now, let me share this page I did with my new favorite line from My Mind's eye. ( Alphabet Soup)

I love that this line is so colourful, and was surprised when I ended up with such a subdued monochromatic layout.

PP: MME Alphabet Soup
Chipboard: MME
Letters, American Crafts, October Afternoon
Ranger Distress Stickles: Picket Fence
Ranger Distress Ink: Pumice Stone

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Crossing my fingers.

Wow. Can you believe I got another page done today?! I didn't get a shower, and I got drive thru McDonald's for the kids lunch...but ANOTHER page! :)
This is doing wonders for my mood. Almost as good as sleep!
Here's my little man at almost 7 weeks old. The animals are pop dotted in different spots and at different heights.

PP:MME Alphabet Soup
Die-cuts: MME
Letters:American Crafts, Webster's Pages
gems:Doodlebug designs inc.
pen:Staedtler Triplus Fineliner

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Hello Mojo!

Oh I've been itching to scrapbook for what seems like months now! Now that I got a few warm up pages under my belt, I'm happy to say I can feel the mojo starting to come back. I had forgotten how it seems like your "normal" life is over when you have a baby, and you seem to exist on whatever food and sleep you can slip in between all the baby's needs. I thought I'd never scrapbook again. It's amazing what you can get done with a baby carrier and some crafty distractions for the preschool monkeys.
 Simple, but right up my colour scheme!

Cardstock: Bazill Basics Paper
PP: Creative Imaginations, American Crafts, Basic Grey
letters: Basic Grey, Pink Paislee
Colour Mist: Tattered Angels Chalk Mists
Pen: Copic Multiliner 0.5

Sunday, January 16, 2011's sleeping!

I know I'm going to regret this in the morning, when my 2 year old is bouncing off the walls at 7am, but I took advantage of  a very rare thing in this house; a sleeping baby. Rowan does sleep, only he fits it in between the constant feedings, and chooses to nap mainly in my arms or daddy's. I've had to resort to letting him sleep in our bed, and nurse at will at night, It's the only way either of us gets any sleep.  Tonight, he's passed out in Daddy's arms, and I'm sure by now Daddy's passed out too.

I'll be a zombie in the morning, but I'm kinda getting used to the sleep deprivation now after almost 7 weeks...and, I got 2 layouts done!!

Here's my favorite -The colour is really off, but that's what you get for taking pictures in your basement scraproom at 1:30am!

The title was totally stolen from an American Crafts sticker, but It was so cute I had to use it!

Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper
PP: Bella Blvd, Basic Grey
Chipboard: American Crafts
Letters: American Crafts
Brad: Doodlebug designs inc.
pen: Staedtler triplus fineliner