Wednesday, May 20, 2009

May LPS Design Team Layouts!!

This month, I worked with an awesome kit!! I love the Fetching line by Pink Paislee! The colors are very cool, with two different shades of orange, gray, dark blue, and teal blue. There are some fun patterns in this paper line, including a cool circular print. This was an obvious choice for boy's pages, but will work on girl's layouts as well, as you can see in my fourth layout.

Included with the mega kit were the sixteen sheets of patterned paper and coordinating cardstock. There were some other cool embellies that came with the kit, including one of the Pink Paislee petals ribbon flowers, ribbons, flowers, brads, and an ingenious sticker book filled with alphas, borders, and cardstock stickers that all go with the papers! We had an option to purchase the coordinating adhesive chipboard by Pink Paislee, as well!

The project kit this month was a cool envelope album kit by Teresa Collins! I made this book following the directions, and using some of the cool embellishments that Von included with the kit! She even included the rings, which is lucky, because I don't own a Bind it All.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Challenge of the Week 5/8/09

This week at LPS it was my turn to post the challenge. I decided to go with the popular Mother's Day theme on my challenge. I asked the ladies to do a layout about yourselves as a mother, or about your own mother! I used one of my favorite photos of myself and Aline when she was just a baby. I think it's a beautiful shot (thanks, Greg!), and it really shows the fatigue I was experiencing. I wrote about how much I loved my new baby, and how nothing prepares you for becoming a parent. The papers were from the Cosmo Cricket Everafter project kit. The papers are so beautiful, it's actually hard to cut into them!

Happy Mother's Day!!

I hope you all enjoyed your Mother's Day! We were so exhausted, we just hung around the house. I was able to organize my scrap area a bit, including repainting my pegboard, and hanging a new rack for all my scissors and other tools.

Here is my new and improved pegboard, with all my rub-ons and many other flat embellishments!

I've had this rack for years, ever since it was given to me by my old friend Marjorie. I originally intended to hang pots and pans from it in the kitchen, but there is no place in our current kitchen to hang it. I decided to hang all my scissors and some other tools from it, below the small window above my desk. I think it looks really great, and gets all that stuff off the top of my desk!

Ready, Set, Slow Contest!

The latest contest at LPS is "Ready, Set, Slow"! We are two rounds into it so far, and you can play along here http://lifepclub.invisionzone.com/index.php?showforum=70. The first heat was the challenge to use the Renoir painting "Girl with a Watering Can" as inspiration for a layout. The first twenty people to upload to the contest/challenge gallery were to move on to the next round. There were some incredible entries! Here was mine, which was inspired by the actual figure of the girl in the painting. My daughter had a red bow just like the girl in this photo.

The second round was posted on Mothers Day. The challenge was to use something your mother always said, or that you always say as a mother in your layout. I have been thinking of things my mother always said, and included a photo of her a few years before she died.

The challenge this week was to do a layout using Mindy's sketch. Great sketch, Mindy! Amazingly enough, I made it into the top five in round three! I waited and waited all day for someone to post the final layout!

National Scrapbooking Day 5/2/09!!

I hope you all had a fabulous NSD, and were able to do some scrapping! Over at Life Preserver's Club, we had a mini crop! Some very fun games challenges were posted. Here are some of the layouts I did for the crop.

This was my "In Honor of NSD" Challenge. Since the date of NSD this year is 5/2/09, I encouraged people to use 5 flowers, at least two floral patterned papers, and nine other embellishments on their layout. Here is my example:

In my "Song Lyric/Title Challenge", I used a favorite song of my son, Anton. The lyrics and title from the song, led me to write about his personality, and how he struggles to keep up with his siblings. I used a favorite photo of him, taken by my sister in this layout.

Sandra did a sketch challenge, which I absolutely loved! Here was my take on her sketch:

Melissa, posted a "Kit Killa" challenge to use a kit up by doing a layout or card. I love this challenge! I used almost the entire remaining April Alternate kit with this layout of my grandmother and her sister.