Monday, September 14, 2015

Scrapbooking, Turning Two

 
So, this summer was my little dude's second birthday.  It was a very simple birthday and he was teething really badly.  He was so miserable, but I did manage to get a few happy photos of him.
 
My favorite part is the bright purple frames.  I'm really into painting all my frames right now.  I have so many in floral patterns and that doesn't go with my style at all.  I need way more fun and bright frames!

This is the sketch that I based my layout with.

It's for The Memory Nest's Make it Monday 47!  Originally, I was going to do a painted background with molding past and lots of texture where the stripes are in the sketch, but I decided that was going to take more work and energy then I had.  To put it simply, my now two year old learned how to climb out of his crib and now wakes everyone up at 2:45am every single night for the past week!  We have become a very sleep deprived household.  Oh and he will not take naps anymore.  There goes my scrapbooking time!  So, I decided that I would cut out arrows instead thinking that would be quick.  It wasn't so quick.  It took a long time as I did it all by hand.  Now that I lost my quiet time, I'm going to have to start scrapbooking a lot faster.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Scrapbooking, Octo Card

 
So I have something a little different to share today.  I've got this fun little card that I made.  It is actually part of the 2 crafty girls challenge, but I made it for the Memory Nest since they are sponsoring it.  I'm glad I only had to make a card though because I was traveling to New York and I did some camping out in the Adirondack wilderness with out internet access for a few weeks.  Well, I did find a very large rock that I could climb and get a little bit of a signal, but it wasn't much!  Then we flew home and had to do lots of kindergarten prep stuff.  My not so little girl starts school tomorrow!  Craziness!
 
Anyways, this is the first card I've ever made for a challenge before.  I've only made cards a few times before.  It's defiantly a bit out of my comfort zone!  The octopus was supposed to be a stamp, but it was too small, so I just drew it bigger.  I was very determined to make a card with one.  I have no particular reason why, but I just really wanted to!