Sunday, February 20, 2011

For the Record

That's the name of the new Echo Park paper collection that I played with last night between feeding a fussy baby and trying to give someone computer support via chat on Facebook- never a great idea unless both parties know a great deal more about computers than either of us did- lots of room for mis-communication.
Anyways, I've been meaning to get some photos of my mom with the boys scrapped, but never really had the "right" papers. These papers are a bit different for me, but I can't wait to play with the whole collection now that I've had a taste. I was a bit of a bum, and swapped these with the Springtime collection I was originally given, (since I don't have much use for pinks and pastels) I'm kinda kicking myself, because I wish I could have seen what my pal JJ would've created with this line. ( sorry JJ!)

I did have some fun breaking out the distress inks, and my edge distresser, as well as fussy cutting and layering some of the cool stickers.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Safari Boy- Creative Imaginations

More page samples- this time using papers I would never have thought to pick up off the shelf at the scrapbook store. This collection by Creative Imaginations is packed with glitter, something I'm not usually drawn to, but by the end of the process, I was really getting quite fond of. This glitter is kind of "enameled" on the paper, so there's no worry about the mess of traditional glitters, plus it gives some great dimension and texture to the designs.
I was surprisingly happy with the resulting pages- once again, the subject helps!

I stuck to using only elements from the collection, plus a liitle Bazzill Cardstock and decorative edges; and for me not to break out a sheet of alphabet stickers is unusual to say the least!

Friday, February 18, 2011

monkeys, spaceships, robots and superheroes


 I've been making sample pages with some new lines of papers over the past few weeks. I can't believe that 3 separate manufacturers went with the space theme all at the same time, and that 2 of them incorporate monkeys! Since we have robot crazy and monkey crazy boys in this house, I won't complain too much.
These lines are both mini collections from Reminisce. super cute, The 12x12 oversized sticker sheets were my favorite things to work with in this line.

I've already given in the pages I did using Bo Bunny's Blast Off Collection, and Fancy Pants' To The Moon Collection, forgetting to take photos of them. They've both got bright fun papers, Bo Bunny with cute monkey astronauts and constellations! I've already pre-ordered one of everything in the To The Moon line, and this one is so versatile, there are papers I know I'll be buying multiples of.
I'm certainly happy I caved and got both boys Super Hero Starter kits in Ethan's scholastic book order last month, as I'll be needing lots more photos like this one:

Have a great week-end!


Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Crayola Vs. Copic

I haven't posted in awhile, just been busy with the kiddos, and trying to get some sleep whenever I can.
I had to stop by today though just to share a little gem with you.
Parker has been a VERY busy 2 year old lately, and this morning was no exception. I was ready to blow my gasket when he kept trying to grab the Copic markers from the bag on my table. I set him up with some white cardstock, and a bucket of his Pipsqueak Crayola markers. He still insisted on taking mine...I then fanned out all his colors on the table in front of him, and said "see? look at all the pretty colors you have!" his reply " Yeah but they not have names on the bottoms of dem!"

How could I argue?