Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Power's Out

What do you do when the power goes out? I get my kids to wash the table, and then take pictures.

In this layout I actually used current paper. The base is Night of Navy CS, the dsp is Prestwick. I almost didn't use this paper because I find it difficult to find really great masculine papers and this is a really great masculine pack of paper. I didn't have any night of navy ribbon. I didn't have any green ribbon that matched so I went to my go to ribbon of the cattelogue, the double sided satin ribbon. It has kiwi kiss on one side and very vanilla on the other, it is beautiful up close. I have already used one roll and I'm working on another.


AKA layout #2 for the ppphm challenge. I do not like this picture at all. It wasn't centered and just very disappointing.

Anyway. The first page of my album used the Holiday Harmony paper and the Purely Pom ribbon so I used the same paper and ribbon for the last page. I'm also now, officially out of River Rock paper.

Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Waneeke's 6

Or my first layout for the ppphm challenge.

It isn't great but really, I was pressured for time since I waited until the 24th to finish my pages and we were leaving on the.......24th. Honestly, some people.

I'm pretty sure I used retired everything in this layout. I am still waiting on my preorder goodies to arrive, so I'm stuck using stash.

The cardstock is cameo coral, I hardly ever use that colour but I wanted a real contrast with the dsp that I was using. The dsp is the almost amethyst print from last year. The ribbon is chocolate chip poly-twill. The poly-twill ribbon is just the best ribbon to work with. I used the scallop stamps from last SAB. I do so love stamps that match punches.

Sunday, December 21, 2008

It begins or...

Actually it began. Yesterday the Post Preggo Poochy Hot Mommas Challenge began. The challenge is to do 12 layouts, no copies, from yesterday until January 4th.

I have put the PPPHM on a blog roll of their own. I'll be putting my layouts up on here as I finish them.

Right now, I'm really working at getting my albums done. I have finished getting the spacers ready as much as I can and I'll have to go back to the lss to get the albums put together some more. It would have helped if I hadn't lost W's birthday pictures.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Reindeer Food

While I was link clicking one day I ended up on Angie Kennedy Juda's blog. She is amazing, so I copied her.

Now, yesterday when I was making the food for Koivu's class and I was going to stamp the center. BUT, I was running out of time and, I also had these Christmas erasers. Waneeke was helping me with the reindeer food and after we were done stapling, the top note die to the bag, she thought we should put the erasers in the middle. Love it!

Sunday, December 14, 2008

Create A Calendar

This weekend I'm working on making gifts for my kids' teachers.

When I first saw the Create A Calendars in the Holiday Mini, I knew that's what I wanted to make for the teachers. I just wasn't sure how I wanted to make them. Then I saw the amazing, talented, brilliant, Mary Jo Albright's blog. She did a class using the CAC and I copied it.

I like the way it looks so much, I'm going to make one for my desk at the office.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

My Bad Habit

A couple of weeks ago, Jess and Denise, from Scrapping Out Loud, emailed me to ask me to be the Guest Designer today. Oh my gosh, I was walking on cloud 9, at which point I started to consider my possibilities. When I found out that the topic was your bad habit I was laughing, mostly because I had just gotten comfortable again to do some SCS surfing.

For my layout I used Thickers that I received as a RAK from Kirsten, ribbon that I came from Deb, the Top Note die cut that is all the rage on SCS right now, an image from the PIF (Pay it Forward) image swap that my PPPHM (Post Preggo Pouchy Hot Mama) friend convinced me to go play with her and an image that I recieved as a welcome to the WRAK, that another PPPHM friend convinced me to join, and flowers from Lela. My picture is what my computer screen looks like most days.

eta: I forgot in my explanation, the sketch is a challenge from Anavon on the goals thread. (Also why I used the snowmen pif images)