Saturday, May 24, 2008

Scrap-urday

I have had a wonderful Scrap-urday!

My guys are out of town...it is a long weekend...and I decided I was going to devote myself to just playing! I started out with my May kit from Jenni Bowlin....love, love love it! I always want to try something new with her wonderful bracket die cut page...and this new one has printed journaling lines on it. I cut half of it out -- and placed the red KI lace behind it.











Journaling reads: I'm talkin' 'bout you two...my guys! I look at these two men in my life and my heart feels like it doesn't know whether to skip a beat of just pound riht out of my chest. You both have that dangerous twinkle in your eyes...and mischief in your heart. That same heart is tender and good -- willing to fight for the underdog. You are two independent souls tied together by blood, experience, love and family ties. Sometimes I can't tell one from the other -- and at others, your differences are so very evident. On any given day I think that I couldn't love you more...and then the next day -- I do! I am so very blessed to be loved by you and to love you. And I do love you two -- {my guys}


Weston has long dreamed of being able to drive a Corvette! His dad has taken him to the dealership to sit in the brand new ones and dream. He talks a lot about how "one day" he plans to own one. I think it is great to have BIG DREAMS. Earlier this year, he began talking about how very COOL it would be to get to drive one for his senior prom. I don't think he thought for ONE MINUTE that that would ever happen...just talkin' -- dreamin' -- it would be COOL! His dad heard his grown up "boy/man" dream and decided that if it were in his power to make it happen -- he would. I won't go into all the details -- but he did manage to procure a 50th anniversary "vette for Weston to drive to the Prom...it was a night Weston won't forget anytime soon...(I have some layouts devoted to that too) -- Until "the day" he is able to buy one for himself...he will have memories of the ONE NIGHT it was his.

Hope you all are set for a fun long weekend...

Friday, May 16, 2008

So much to catch up on...



They're cute aren't they?

I had so much fun taking pictures for them before Prom...and I can't wait to get to my scrapbook table with these pictures...never pass up the perfect opportunity to put bling on a layout with my favorite son in it! I don't even think he will object this time. *smile*










My favorite picture...and the cool thing is that he doesn't even know that

he would put Tom Cruise to shame with those shades and that smile.




Here are a few layouts I have been working on lately...




I am totally in love with my Cricut Expression. When you add the Design Studio (on my computer) -- you have the ability to create your own shapes and cut full page images. I made this lattice background by "welding" snowflakes together... If you have a Cricut I would be happy to share the cut file -- so just drop me a note and I will be happy to send it to you.

I saw flowers kind of like these in a magazine and had to figure out how to make them. I ended up just using a small square of muslin and folded it from the middle -- kind of like you do a napkin to put it through a napkin ring -- then wrapped some thread around the point and stitched it to my layout. I want to try making a whole bouquet sometime.


Several of our What You Make It viewers have written and asked us to do a show on digital scrapping...so I am working on it. I found some fun vintage digital elements here.



And one more... This one started out with spilt glue...and I didn't want it to go to waste -- so I grabbed a paint brush and spread it out -- then sprinkled glass glitter -- like I had painted with it. I thought it made a fun background for the layout...so I just went with it.

Ok...so now that we are caught up a bit...I will promise to be a better blogger.

Thanks for your patience...this spring has just been crazy!