Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Giving it another go


Here's another layout for the Pop Off The Page class at Studio calico

 Jen Jockisch does a weekly challenge for this class and I haven't been able to finish any of them in time but I still did this one. We were supposed to make a list of our favorite things to use while creating a layout. My list was washi tape, tag punch, tab punch, banner punch, twine, badges, spray ink, and a date stamp. I used some of them on this layout but not all.

 Here are some close up shots of the title. I have a habit of either using a title and no journaling or having journaling and no title. Not sure why, just turns out that way.
Got to use some thickers a friend gave me. I used a few of the items that came in the class kit like the arrow paper clip and the badge.

 Here's a close up of the tab from the class kit. I sprayed it with Mr. Huey's Passport then used the shine stamp from the kit as well. I saw Tracy form Mercy Tiara do this and thought it was cute. I punched some hearts out and used another stamp from the kit.

Here you can see the banner I made. I use the Jenny Bowlin banner punch and also some washi tape, strung them together with twine.

Here's the other side of the banner.

 I used Creative Memories Rugged paper. Love that line. I am getting more and more into this whole layering thing. I am used to having a ton of photos on my layouts so it's been hard just picking one photo to scrap. I do like it though.
Hope you have a great day and thanx for stopping by.

Sunday, September 23, 2012

It's Party Time!!

My baby boy turned 2!!

I just didin't have it in me this time to go all out for another birthday, poor Colton. After going over the top with Gus' pirate party in March, I decided to tone it down a bit.
I couldn't figure out a theme so I went with a Happy Birthday themed party.

 I made the banner with my Cricut as usual, with the help of my Gypsy of course.

I decorated mostly with balloons, which Colton loves!! So I guess that was good.

I tried to make this thing (not sure what to call it). I saw it on pinterest and it just didn't turn out as cute as the pic I saw. View it here. Oh well, what do ya do? As my trusty friend Michelle said, it's not awesome but it's cute.

Yay!! Cupcakes!!! I again made the cupcake toppers with my Cricut and Gypsy. Can't use my crucut without my Gypsy, just sayin.

Had a little trouble with the frosting. It came out real runny so I added tons more powdered sugar which helped a bit but made them very sweet. I put them in the firdge to firm up and that helped. Not much of a baker.
All in all, it was a great day and Colton had a blast!! He was showered with gifts and love form family.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

A Humble Post About Me

Hi All!! I've been MIA for awhile. I guess I didn't feel like there was anything to blog about.
I watched the movie Julie & Julia and there was a line in that movie that made me think twice about blogging. Julie said something to the affect that blogging is all about "me me me" and it kinda weirded me out. I am an outgoing gal and all but I hate to admit things are always about me me me.... I wonder if any of my friends or family disagree with that. Chime in friends and family.
I realized that, yeah, a blog is a place to toot your own horn and all. I'm just hoping to do it in a humble way I guess.
With that said, I would like to toot about a class I'm taking over at Studio Calico called Pop Off The Page. It's all about layering on you projects. I love Rahel Menig's style and Marcy Penner's style and have always wanted to try layering but I guess I was scared to fail. This class kicked my but into gear and here's what I came up with. A layout full of layers about My Boys.

I mostly used paper from a pack my friend Michelle gave me. I don't even know what brand it is cuz the cover was not with it when I got it. i totally lifted Jen Jockisch's page form the class. I was a learning experience for me for sure.
Here is a few close ups of all the layers. I used some tissue paper, one of the glassine envelopes form the class kit, and some tags from the kit as well. I used my Cricut for the tittle on the tag.

The This Week journal spot and button is from the kit as well. Splattered a little Mr. Huey's and threw some washi tape down.

All in all I like how it turned out and can not wait to try again!!! Just wish I could get to scrappin more often!!!
Thanx for stoppin by and have a great day!!!!