Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Happy to announce...

I made it on to Simple Sketches Design Team!  I'm so excited for this opportunity and to get to work on some great sketches.  Please stop by Simple Sketches to find some inspiration. 

Monday, July 29, 2013

35 Weeks

This was actually my first attempt for the design team call for Simple Sketches.  While I like the page I was having a hard time with the papers I had chosen for this page and didn't feel the black and white with blue popped enough for a design team call.  Regardless it's still a pretty page and I love the photos in it.  They are from my maternity photo shoot at 35 weeks pregnant.  I used BoBunny papers, Broken China Distress Ink and turquoise Glimmer Mist.  The large flower and the screen I used for masking are from Prima.  The title is made up of Thickers.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Little Bear

There's a new sketch blog in town.  When I saw the design team call I got really excited.  I've finally been able to consistently get back to scrapbooking and I'd been keeping my eye out for a design team to keep me motivated.  I made this page to apply for the Simple Sketches design team

This page is from Kirk's newborn photos.  Can you believe that was 18 months ago?  I sure can't!  It has gone by way too fast. I used Basic Grey's Hipster line for this page.  I also used fair amount of Black Soot Distress Inks.  I used my Cricut Storybook Cartridge to cut out the scalloped circles and the letters.  The wood embellishments are also from the Basic Grey Hipster line. 

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Big Help

For the holidays last year my parents got Kirk a toy motorcycle.  When they brought it over and opened it up Kirk had to be right in the middle of things helping to build the toy.  Whenever he sees tools he has to be right there to help.  I chose this paper because it looked like schematics to me and I felt like it fit with the page.  I unfortunately don't remember the brand of paper.  I used Thickers for the title and a Signo pen for the journaling. 

Friday, July 12, 2013

Little Stinker

This is one of my favorite photos of Kirk.  Don't ask my why.  We were just goofing around inside one day when he made this silly face and I happened to catch it on camera.  I think it just really shows his goofy personality even from a young age.

For this page I used Doodlebug Design's Boys Only line.  The buttons are also from that line.  I also used Tim Holtz twine, Thickers, pewter Zing Embossing Powder, Broken China Distress Ink,  Jack Frost Glimmer Mist, a Signo pen for doodling and a Basic Grey flower.  For the circles with the diamond pattern I used a mask and inked through the mask with a piece of paper with a circle cut out of it over the top of the mask.  The two pewter circles are Zing Embossing Powder.  I also covered the Thickers in Zing embossing powder to give them a textured look.

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

First Movie

A local theater around here has something really cool for new parents.  They offer baby friendly showings of movies.  At the movie they have the sound a bit lower and the lights a bit higher.  Plus everyone there has a baby so if yours fusses or you have to get up and walk the aisles to keep the little one happy no one will give you the stink eye for it.  When I was still on maternity leave Jason, Kirk and I met my friend, Katie, and her son, Brooks (who was also born in January) for the baby friendly showing of the Hunger Games.  It was a lot of fun and Kirk really was so good for the great majority of the movie. 

I can't actually remember what line of papers I used for this, but I used a lot of Black Soot Distress Ink and Thikers for the title. 

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Happy Independence Day

I wanted to drop in and wish all of my United States readers a Happy Independence Day.  I hope you all enjoy the day and take a moment to ponder our freedom and the state of our country and what we can do to improve upon all the wonderful freedoms we have.

I'd also like to share a page that I did this past week.  I actually scrapbooked 6 pages in the past week!  Crazy, right?!  I'm only gonna share one today, but the other 5 will be up over the next few weeks.  This page is of Kirk playing on the sing set in my parents' back yard.  I love the look of wonder on his face.  He makes that face so much anymore.  It's amazing to see the world through his eyes and experience the wonder all over again.

I used Echo Park's This & That line for this page along with some Distress Ink and Thickers letters.  I hope you enjoyed looking and have a wonderful and safe holiday.