Monday, December 22, 2008

Pencil Lines # 115

Isn't this a great sketch! The Design Teams' takes on it are great. It was definitely a challenge to crop the photos down small enough to create the tree. I really like the result--sparkly, eh?

Saturday, December 20, 2008

Rusty Pickle Sketch Contest

This layout is for a contest at Rusty Pickle. It was challenging to use 80% Rusty Pickle product as I have only their paper--no LSS here in my town. I do love all the reds and browns though!

UPDATE: I won!!!!! How exciting. You can see the layout at their blog.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Rowdy Boy

Can you see the big bandaid right beneath his cowboy hat? That's covering up a busted head that he got playing "fort" with his brother about ten minutes before having to leave for Thanksgiving dinner. It did not slow him down one bit. In fact, he busted it reopen two more times that day. Boys!

Yeahhh!!!! This layout was in the Daily Top Ten at Two Peas on 12/16 to 12/17. It went so high as number three! My first top ten, very exciting.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Christmas Cuties

These two boys and scrapbooking--how can life get any better? I just love all these bright colors and the hodge podge of brands and embellishments! I'm enjoying this "junky" style. I tried the pleated paper (under the picture). This is also the first time I've left so much "free" space on the page. I'm going to play with this style some more.

Sunday, December 14, 2008

My Two Sons

Here are my most recent layouts of my two sons. The youngest is testing out an old rocking horse that we ended up selling in the garage sale. Ever since, he's been fascinated with "horsies." The oldest is running up to the house to show us his latest pride token from school...finally, he's behaving himself in school.

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Another sketch challenge!

I just love all those blogs out there that post sketches...and even give away a prize. They make my scrappy day!!!

This is my oldest son's first Junior Runners Race. He lost his shoe at the start and got passed by all the racers. Determined, he dug his shoe out from under a parked car, put it back on and tied it himself, and finished the race...nearly last. He learned a big lesson that day.

Thursday, December 11, 2008

No flowers on this one!

Well, this is definitely a boyish layout! I could not get away with even one flower. So to fill in the space I went to some grunge board, which I love! I'm happy with the result.

Guest Designer Layouts

Here are four layouts that I did as December Guest Designer for Simply Obsessed. They will be published in their December newsletter. Fun stuff!!!

Saturday, December 6, 2008

A Great Discovery

First off, how cute is that kid in the cowboy hat? Anyhoo, I edited this picture at Picnik, a website that allows me to edit my photos for free--now my husband doesn't have to buy me Photoshop! You'll be seeing a lot more of these edited pics!