Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Come Join Me for the Pages in Time July Boy Oh Boy Challenge

Join me at Pages in Time for my Boy Oh Boy Challenge. I am going to do this challenge each month to encourage people to do more boy layouts. The BOB challenge will be in honor of my Uncle Bobby. If I get more than 10 participants per month, I will be awarding a wonderful RAK!
The sketch above is for the challenge. In honor of the 4th of July our colors will be RED, WHITE and BLUE (also corresponding to the British flag - where Bobby and dad were born). Hope to see you at PIT!

Wednesday, June 23, 2010

Love the Beach

These two LO were doe for the Pages in Time Thursday sketch and with the PIT June kit respectively. The June kit has some wonderful papers in it. I challenged myself to use pink and green on a boy LO. (I have very confident boys at my house). I painted the swirl with ivory acrylic paint and inked the upper edge with an ocean color to simulate a wave. I also "grunged" it up a bit by inking with Java. The sketch of the week LO features Graphic 45 and Bo Bunny papers to give it a boardwalk look, which is exactly where the photo was taken. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonder filled week!

Monday, June 14, 2010

Brothers Thursday Pages in Time Sketch

I love this photograph of my dad and his brother, Bob. Bob had a short life. He passed in WWII, while serving as a home guard in England. Unfortunately he contracted tuberculosis and wasn't able to be treated. From what I was told as a girl Uncle Bobby was quite a character.
For this LO I used the Pages in Time Thursday sketch. I also restored the photograph. The original is less than 3 by 5. I am pleased that it looks pretty good as a non-standard 7 inch square.
I used DCWV La Creme line for the patterned papers and Bazzill card stock for the background. The flowers are from Prima. The letters are from Basic Grey and Making Memories. Quite the mix up of manufacturers. Thanks for stopping by and taking a look. May you always enjoy your family!

Thursday, June 10, 2010

New Pages In Time Design Team

I am very excited this morning! I was selected to be on the Pages in Time Design Team! I hope you will join me there for great conversation, fun challenges and a wonderful Thursday sketch challenge to ramp up your mojo!

Here is the team:

Victoria Warren-Mears
Denise Coulter
Lisa Valentine
Andrea MacDonald
Lacee Broyles
Marie Levite
Wendy Greenaway- International Design Team Member
Also returning to the team is Barbara Lochridge(kahlan), Design Team Leader
and 2amscraper (Helene) is back as dt member. And Ann Arbogast is the special guest design team member.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Little League - Gotta Love It!

I love baseball! Well, usually. This season has been extremely rainy. The Mets will get in 12 games before the end of the season. I am amazed at how great 9 and 10 year olds can play. They have had great coaching and wonderful skill building this year. Coaches Phil, Tony and Chris ROCK! Now I know that none of them will come to this blog, but I just have to let you know how much I have appreciated them!

Have a great week and here's to some sun!

PLAY BALL.......