Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Project Life - Week Five

Look at this!!  I managed to get those finishing touches on to Week Five, it photographed and posted today (like I planned!!!)  :)

This week was another week when Eddie was out of town, so it was me and Sam flying on our own.  We were having beautiful weather (you really cannot beat this time of year around here!) so there was lots of outdoors-time to enjoy!

It was a week where Sam found Grandpa's glasses and had to try them on, we went and checked on the boat to make sure things will be ready when we need it, new classroom tours for next year, and sneaking extra treats to the dogs when Mama leaves the room.  Always and adventure around here!  :-)

A close up of the left side - the kraft and white filler card was one I made with a background stamps and white Zing... Man, I love that stuff!!

And a close of the right:

Thanks for looking, and as always, feel free to leave a comment or ask any questions!

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Project Life - Week Six

I am a little out of order right now with Project Life, but am almost to the point of being evened out.  :)  Here is my Week Six! (I think I now just owe Week Five and then will be back in order!)  :)

This was a week where there were just a lot of everyday things that we did, trips to IKEA and Garden Ridge, one of the Mardi Gras parades on the Seawall in Galveston, and a new rug that I got for the front room (to cover the blackboard paint that Sam got a hold of and got on the carpet).  I used the new Amy Tangerine calendar stamp to create the calendar on my date card.  It takes a little time to get it arranged, but I really think I am going to like being able to create calendars to coordinate with the weeks (instead of just white every time).
When creating this spread, I decided to utilize the white space of the table Sam was sitting at to write the journaling directly on to the picture.  One of my favorite pictures from this week is that second little picture.  We got Chili's To-Go, and Sam has taken to "reading" the menu in the car.   The "Photos by Sam" picture is a collage that I created in Picasa of various pictures that Sam had taken with the camera on my phone.  He is really into taking pictures... I don't know where he could get that from.  ;)
Eddie came home from trial on Friday (he had been gone two weeks) and Sam was a HAPPY little boy to have his daddy back.
Hope everyone is having a great week!  I should have week five posted soon, hopefully tomorrow!
Until next time!

Friday, February 22, 2013

February Flamingo Four

Hi All!
For this month's Flamingo Four, we were given 2 sheets of Heidi Swapp's Vintage Chic paper, "Bookkeeping" and "Just Dots," 1 package of Webster's Pages Push Pins, 1 domino., and 1 set of Glitz "Vintage Blue" stamps.

I decided that with this month's supplies, I would pair them up with a sheet of navy cardstock to create a layout of my son in the backyard with his Fireman boots on.  I used the heart stamp that was in the set and stamped all over the green side of the "Bookkeeping" paper with Versamark, then sprinkled Gold Glitter embossing powder all over and then used my heat gun to set it. I also used my heat gun and embossing powders to create the "2" on the domino.  For a little contrast, I stamped the heart image in Navy ink and cut around it to create the heart element.  Add a few alpha stamps and some thickers and I have a cute layout of my boy!  :)

Here is a closer look at the gold embossing powder on the background. 
This is such a fun project to be a part of!  Head on over to the blog to see what everyone else came up with!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Project Life - Week Seven - Flamingo Scraps

Hi everyone!
Week seven is also my project for my design team, so that's why I am slightly out of order.  I thought Pink Paislee's Secret Crush line would be PERFECT to use for the week of Valentine's Day in my Project Life album!  In addition to Valentine's Day, we also attended a wedding, so the week was full of love!
Here is the full, two-page layout:
Close-up of the left side:
Close-Up of the right side:

I used the Pink Paislee Collection pack and the Paper Goods for most of the accents for this week.  I also used a couple of the Studio Calico wood veneers, and colored the veneer on the calendar with some Color Shine by Heidi Swapp that gives it the perfect amount of shimmer.  A last minute detail that I just love is the little Maya Road Trinket Birdie Clip on the date card.

Flamingo Scraps is having a great sale on the remaining Secret Crush items, so if you love it as much as I have, you'd better get it quick before it's gone!!  

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Us - Flamingo Scraps

Hey Everyone!  I am back with another one of the layouts I did for my Design Team at Flamingo Scraps!
This time of year, I always find myself with a large amount of "themed" supplies.  I use to think was a problem, until I realized that just because they are part of a "Christmas" or "Valentine's" line, doesn't mean they only have to be used for those holidays.  Using supplies that you can get from Suzanne in the Flamingo Scraps store (NOW New and Improved!), I combined the Pink Paislee "Secret Crush" and the Teresa Collins "Now and Then"  lines to create a very un-Valentine's Day layout of my husband and I out for my birthday this year.  I took this picture myself standing in front of these giant firebowls near the restaurant we had dinner at this night.

The background paper, the damask, the doily print and the pennant flags below the pictures were all taken from the Secret Crush line, while the clocks and blue patterned paper came from Now and Then.  The "This Moment" sentiment was cut out from one of the papers in the Now and Then collection, and with the blue and gray color scheme, these supplies no longer look like they only belong on a Valentine's layout!

For a little texture and to add a little interest, I have layered a doily on top of one of the Fancy Pants Filter Paper embellishments, which I just inked with a couple of my Prima Chalk Edgers to coordinate with the rest of the color palate of my layout.  I used my Tim Holtz Tiny Attacher to add that tab from the Secret Crush Photo tabs directly to my photo.

In addition to the digital brush that I applied to my photo before printing, I used a couple of the stick pins, mini-clothes pins (aren't they adorable!) and some of the Tim Holtz filmstrip ribbon as accents on this layout.

This little "journaling block" is the bottom half of the library card tag which is included on the "Now and Then" elements sheet that comes with the collection pack.  The little pennants I cut from some of the larger elements from the Secret Crush Paper Goods diecut pack!

So, I hope this has helped everyone get a lot more use out of those "themed" supplies that can be used year round!  Leave a comment and let me know how you have repurposed some of your "themed" products!

Until next time!


Monday, February 4, 2013

Project Life - Week 4

So far, I seem to be running about a week behind, and I am fine with that!  :)  This week was just me and Sam, so we tried our best to stay busy!  :)  I just have a two-page layout for this week (no inserts) because the only things that we did that I took several pictures for was the zoo and the park (which we do all of the time!)  :)

Both sides of the layout.  I have changed my approach this year to make each week look a little more cohesive that I have in years past.  Project Life has become my main type of memory keeping for my family, so want it to look like I took some time with it.  :)  I still do traditional layouts a couple of times a month, but with a very busy 2 year old, I just don't have the time that I use to have. 

Left side with a picture of the Moon and Jupiter, some pictures of Sam from the park and zoo, us on the train at the zoo, and a great picture from a new weather app I have called Instaweather.  I can see that it is going to make an appearance in this year's PL quite a bit.  If you don't have this app, it's really great because you take a picture with your phone and it layers the weather on top of it.  There are a lot of different options of what the weather "report" can look like on top of your picture.

Right  side of the spread 

Here is the right side of the spread.  I finished my Defensive Driving class online, so that was a big accomplishment for the week.  Sam decided to take a straw with him into the tub to blow bubbles and I finally caught his "Moo" on camera.  I LOVE the way his little lips pucker up when he does it.  :)

I am also trying to do the "Currently" cards a couple of times a month.  For me, doing it weekly is just not feasible... honestly, I just don't want to have to make room for it in my PL that often.

Off to get ready for the rest of my day!  I am heading to the school and then we may head to a park, or IKEA depending on the weather!
I hope you guys enjoy your day!

Until next time!