Sunday, December 4, 2016

Scrapbooking, Christmas

Happy Sinterklaas Day!  I'll celebrate by sharing my layout for the memory nest.  I managed to get a cute picture of my kids for my christmas cards!  I actually got a few pictures, but this one is my favorite!  I wasn't sure if I was going to scrap a black and white version or a colored one, as my kids have some really interesting color combinations going on.  In the end, I found the bird with a pink hat and decided that the color one would win.

Saturday, December 3, 2016

Scrapbooking, Donut Lovin

I'm way late in posting this.  It's a layout I made for the Memory Nest about a month ago.....Life happened along with some fabulous pregnancy brain.  I've found it rather difficult to be behind my computer lately.  I much rather sleep then do almost anything. Oh well.  I've accumulated a lot of donut scrapbook paper and I decided to use these black and white ones.  In real life, this page doesn't seem so black and white.  Originally, I was going to color in all the donuts, but then I kind of liked the look of them not colored in.

Sunday, November 6, 2016

Scrapbooking, Together

I have a fun page today for the Memory Nest!

It lights up!  I'm super impressed by myself on this one.  I found some of my wedding photos that I never scrapbooked and they were tucked with this  really beautiful lantern paper. I cut out the lanterns and I started thinking wouldn't it be cool to make them actually light up?  When I got the sketch with the lightblub on it, I knew I had to make it work.  I don't have any in progress photos (pregnancy makes me lazy), but I used this Chibi Lights kit.  It's a bit expensive, but it is so much fun.  My kids think this is the coolest page ever.  It took two attempts, but I did get it to work.  My electronic/ circut knowledge is very minimal.

If you have any questions, let me know!

Friday, October 28, 2016

Cards, Mermaid

I hope you enjoyed my week of cards!  Here is my last one.  I love the rainbow fishes.  I also made one with a narwhal that was mighty awesome, but I don't think I ever took a photo of it.  Bummer!

Thursday, October 27, 2016

Cards, Fairy

This birthday card was for one of my nieces.  It's very magical.  hehehe

Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Cards, Tractor

Today I have a birthday card that was for one of my little nephews.  Enjoy!

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

Cards, Sprinkles

Welcome to Tuesday's card.  This one is turned out to be one of my favorites.  The one donut is raised up for a little dimension.

Monday, October 24, 2016

Cards, Fungi

I thought I would go and share this week some birthday cards that I have been making.  Sorry the photo is so poor.  I had to quickly snap it before I put it in the mail!

Sunday, October 16, 2016

Scrapbooking, Love Today

Happy Monday!  We survived a big storm this weekend.  The storm actually fizzled out tremendously.  Now all the leaves are off the trees!  I just wanted to share my layout for the Memory Nest.  This is the third background I made for this sketch.  My first attempt used gesso and glitter and makes for a fabulous winter page, but not so much for fall.  My second attempt I used different paper and when I went to water color on it, I got a big streaky mess.  So this is try number three!  Actually, the page looked really cool when I fist made it.  It was kind of like an abstract path going through the fall mountains.  I almost wanted to just keep it that way, but I didn't want to make a fourth background.
I did put a real leaf on this layout.  I used this super stinky spray stuff that I use for my charcoal drawings to seal the leaf and hopefully preserve it.  If it ends up falling apart, then I'll have to find some fake leaf to replace it.  I gave this page a lot of dimension to help give the leaf space so it doesn't get crushed.  We shall see how it holds up.

Sunday, October 2, 2016

Scrapbooking, Morning Walks

Every morning I walk my daughter to school.  We go to a walking only school, but live right on the boundary, so we have a long walk.  It's 1.1 miles to be precise in one direction.  It wouldn't be so bad if it was a flat walk, but there is a nice valley in-between.  So it literally is uphill both directions!  Really, it's my pregnant belly that makes the walk less enjoyable.  Anyways, the walk is always a time where my daughter displays her energy and her quirky sense of style.  I really do like the walks.

This is my layout for the Memory Nest.  I just love the fall colors of it!  I had one of those fabulous moments that makes you fear the layout might become a disaster with this layout.  Five minutes before I was about to take a picture of my layout, my ever so adorable son took a purple marker and colored on it.  Luckally, he colored on the wood embellishment only and it was a washable marker, so I could clean it all off!