Friday, April 30, 2010

A look back....

I love this picture of my Grandparents. This was taken in 1975! 3 years before I was born and started giving them gray hair! LOL!

Monday, April 26, 2010

Musical Scrapbooking

At the LMNOP Retreat we played musical scapbooking. We each had a page kit with pictures that we wanted done. We went around in a circle and each person spent 3 minutes scrapbooking each others pages. It was great fun and I came home with a cute layout. We only did one page in the game so I finished the second page at the retreat.

Sunday, April 25, 2010

Acrylic and Chipboard Albums

I used an acrylic album for our Koyote Ranch pictures. I really like how the album turned out and Danny really liked it too.
I had lots of puppy pictures to use up so I used a LOVE chipboard album for those.

Side Note- There was a tool tragedy over the weekend that occured. May my Martha Stewart flower vine punch rest in peace. She was murdered. Apparently I am stronger than I realized....

Coaster Art

I made several different coaster "albums" this weekend. I used pictures that I didn't really know how to make work on a layout. These required little to no thought, limited creativity, and limited focus which was great for when I was tired or the room was getting really loud. LOL. I used 4x4 square coasters and the edges are rounded so I rounded all the edges when I covered them in paper and also inked the edges. Added pictures, a few embellishments and ribbon. Easy. They are now hanging all over my creativity room.


I worked on alot of cards at the retreat this weekend.
For a swap I made a monochromatic card. My color was pink.
The flower is a pink silk flower and I stamped on it (random pattern) with a pink ink pad.

I also made gift card holders for a swap. These were alot of fun. I was intimidated at the idea of making them because it was "out of my comfort zone" but I LOVE how they turned out.

I also made (again for a swap) "girlfriend" themed cards and I finished up some thank you cards that have been sitting in my scrap case forever.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Retreat Bound and a Tick Tock

I haven't posted in forever because I have been saving all my projects for my retreat this weekend. I am packed and ready to go!!!!

Yesterday at Hobby Lobby I bought a few little black and white things that I found in the garden department. Black pails, an organizer, some cute bead curtains, some bird hooks, and this adorable vinyl lamp sticker for the wall with BLING!

I hung the bead curtains right away and I love the light they let in. My old curtains were heavy and dark. These are just very girly and fun. I plan on cutting some vinyl words and decorative pictures this weekend for my black pails and I will organize everything when I get back.

I did get inspired to shabby up a clock that I have. It was pink and I have had it forever and wanted something differant.
First I painted it with black paint.

I just did a very thin layer of black paint then I added Tim Holtz crackle paint and let it all dry.

I used a big nail file block to sand it all down. It thinned out the black paint and brought thru some of the pink. I added some bling to it also. The pictures don't do it justice. Its super cute.