Sunday, March 20, 2011

Happy First Day of Spring 2011

I certainly hope your first day of spring was more "spring-like" than ours! We had one windy Portland Day with a little rain thrown in for good measure. I used the design for today from 365 Cards. It is day 20 of the card making year!
I did this card for a "layering challenge" issued to me by Terri at Eye-Lets, Etc. If you haven't done so yet, you should "like" her store on facebook. Her products are easy to use and fun. AND when she has a few more followers, she will be introducing a new product.......

This card was made as a first spring day card. I love the purples, blues, and pinks. Absolutely everything except the ribbon came from Eye-Lets, Etc. I made the cabbage flower by punching three 2 inch circles. I tore two to be smaller circles and then my favorite part crumpled the paper up and then smoothed it out. They are adhered to one another from smallest to largest with a liquid adhesive. I also added the pink button with liquid adhesive. When it was dry, it was added to the card. These flowers aren't new but they still are fun to make!

I hope you all have a joyous spring time!

Friday, March 18, 2011

Scrappy Chic Cafe Work

I am the sketch artist for Scrappy Chic Cafe. It is a wonderful place AND one of the fabulous perks, aside from Christine and all of the lovely DT ladies, is getting to work with some fabulous new products. Christine sent me the Echo Park Little Boy line to work with along with some fun Rick Rak and embellishments. The Little Boy Line works great for little guys or bigger ones.
I love working with both old and new photos. Look how Mr. Preston has changed! The Little Boy LO features him at 18 months, the middle at Oregon Gardens, when he was a little older, and the bottom one as a terrific almost 10 year old.
Hope you'll join me at Scrappy Chic Cafe. You'll find the link on the right hand bar. Come experience some fabulous challenges and check out a great store!

Saturday, March 12, 2011

Lovin 2 B Me

Two new projects! I am lovin' to b me! Doing things with my family makes me extremely happy. I am really enjoying this pre-teen time a lot.

My first project was done for my son's room. One of his "new" heros is Luke Sikma, pictured in the photo. Luke is a senior basketball player at the University of Portland. Preston had a chance to go to basketball day camp in January and met him. Luke even stayed after to shoot some one-on-one hoops with Preston. There is something to make a hero, being kind to kids and having talent in something the kid is interested in! Preston got really into basketball after this camp and continues to be so. Luke make an inspired and positive change in Preston's life.

This picture frame started out as a plain wood Ikea frame. I painted it brown and then added the distress crackle finish. Over that is layered tiles of boy themed paper designed by Donna Salazar. Everything is distressed and inked to give it a little of that grungy Northwest look. There is real denim shredded and stapled on. Also the flowers are made from cut denim -NEVER throw away old jeans!

The layout is for a challenge at Tally Scrapper. The items to be included were orange, a tree, three buttons and a title like a text or e-mail I had received. This challenge was loads of fun. Lots of different paper lines and mixed embellishments.

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

We Love Basketball

The past few weeks we have been busy finishing up our season with St. Ignatius School. The 4th grade boys finished in third place for their level. They were really pleased. Since my DS attended the University of Portland Pilots basketball camp on New Years day, he has been a changed player. The Pilots are playing in the WCC - championships in Las Vegas starting this weekend! GO PILOTS! A huge shout out to this great team, the coaches and the players. Yesterday I completed a digital LO using the Echo Park Walk in the Park line. I love that I can get the papers in digital and "real" product. I used my own sketch, developed for the Scrappy Chic Cafe March Sketch Challenge.

The two players in these photos are Luke Sikma and Jasonn Hannibal, both Seniors. What tremendous inspiration and role models they have been for Preston! Have a wonderful week and GO PILOTS! (oh wait.... I said that before).