Monday, August 8, 2011

I'm back in the saddle again!

Obviously, it's been a while.  First there was the recovery from those 8 days on the road which led straight into our parents coming and visiting for a long weekend to having Boy at home with me for a week while recovering from the visit.  Needless to say, little crafting has been done since mid-July.  BUT... I'm getting back to it... 5pgs!  Yay!!

Let's see.  What's to be said?  ...   Ummmm.... not much.  :) 

I'm entering this in the My Mind's Eye #26 Layout challenge- the first page is from a sketch they provided and the print paper, journal card, and all embellishments are theirs. Hopefully it's enough. It's supposed to be 80% their product. The blue papers aren't theirs (Core-dinations) but I'm not sure if they go 80% surface area or 80% number of items. Oh well. It is what it is.

I made a decision not to fuzz faces here.  I hope I don't offend anyone but I've included no names so...  I used the invite as the title and subtitle- I thought the banner she created made a nice title replacement and banners are just all the rage- why recreate the wheel?  KISS and all that good stuff.  :)  The invite is actually slipped into a pocket I made with the photo strip below it.  That keeps the deets of the party (address, date, etc.) bit more "secluded" but available if desired. 

I'm entering this in the Simply Betty #3 challenge- make a pocket and Scrappin' Chics use a banner/pennant challenge (hope I'm not cheating with the direction I went in with it!)

I like this one though it's a bit plain. The photos took so much room that I didn't want to interfere with them (all 3 of these pages/spreads have that going for them- LOTS of photos!) The thing that bugs me is that my paper keeps warping when I use mist like I did on this page. I flattened it between books but as you can see from the bottom edge, not so great.
I'm entering it in Whimsical Wednesday's Sense of Humor challenge.  I love the smile Boy has as a pirate (he enjoyed that one) and the photos of him as an alien are funny- I'd love to know what he was thinking in that first one. 


  1. Great LO's. I like the placemebt of the pictures and dp and I really like that it has a lot of fun pictures.
    Thanks for playing with us at Simply Betty Stamps. I hope to see you again.
    Jess M :)

  2. I love they LOs
    I cant wait to see your other projects for SB challenges !!!

  3. super cute layouts, luv that you added so many photos to the layouts.. great way to preserve a great day..
    thnx for joining us girls over at Whimscial Wednesdays..

  4. Very cute LO. You managed to get so many great pictures on these LO, without it looking over crowded. Great job. Thank you for joining us at Whimsical Wednesday.

  5. Love your LO's! They tell a great story! I can not believe you have so many photo's on these and it doesn't look cramped at all! Well done!!
    TFS and playing along with us over at Whimsical Wednesdays :)

  6. WOW lOVE all the great layouts!AMAZING job with the details and colors,I LOVE the Zoo one the best!the pictures are sooo awesome,Thanks so much for playing along at Whimsical Wednesday!!:)

  7. Love all your layouts. The library one is so cute and love that you put a pirate head scarf on the letter F for fun. Love that you use a load of photos too. That's my kind of scrapping! Thanks for playing along with Whimsical Wednesday. x

  8. Super cute layouts! I love the colors on the zoo one and the way you did the title on the library one. Great job on the challenge and thanks for playing with us at Whimsical Wednesday. :)

  9. Awwwwwwwwww thanks for sharing these layouts! I guess I am here from both Whimsical Wednesday and Scrappin Chics! Your layouts are so fabulous and I love all the elements on them! I dont think the banner is cheating lol it looks fab on that page as the invite!

  10. Beautiful layouts!!! Awesome memories to scrap! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesdays! Hugs, Cathryn :)

  11. WOW! That is the way to get back into the groove! They are all super cute LOs! The pictures are adorable! Great job! I get irritated with the mists sometimes too! Thanks for playing along with us at Whimsical Wednesday!

  12. Great layouts! I love how you used the banner as your title! I love Simply Betty too! Thanks for sharing at SCB - Good Luck!