Tuesday, May 31, 2011
Monday, May 30, 2011
Friday, May 27, 2011
Here is the February sketch from Scrapbook & Cards Today:
And here is my interpretation:
I stuck pretty close to the original sketch, really only changing up the embellishments. I had fun mixing & matching patterned papers from the February GTKC.
I just found out this fun strip of paper is called a “bar code strip.” I call it, “that edge you usually cut off & throw away, but fancy”. Sassafras always has some funky ones, and I knew I wanted to use this strip at some point. When I realized the sketch had a strip of ribbon/paper, I knew this banner edge would be perfect!
On the lower left hand side, I clustered a few embellishments in the corner. I love the 1940’s feel to the patterned Cosmo Cricket paper & didn’t want to cover it up.
Thursday, May 26, 2011
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Some days I took pictures of flowers, some days I didn’t.
It was Olivia’s birthday party today, so no flowers Just the gang of giggly girls!
Olivia had her kindergarten assessment today, so afterwards we went to Starbucks for breakfast.
(photograph a flower with a wide aperture)
a rose in our front yard; f/1.8, 1/2500, iso 400
Giving my car a very much needed wash!
(photograph a backlit flower)
I cut some roses from the front & set them in the window by the kitchen sink. I love how they look in the olive jar vase!
Kindergarten Mother’s Day tea. We all had to dress in our fanciest clothes for a special surprise day, put on by the kids.
Helmets all lined up on the bench, ready to play ball!
Monday, May 23, 2011
Something you eat (a plate, a pot, a table):
I don’t think I have any photos of our everyday dishes: Casa Azul by Villeroy & Boch.
The season’s first corn. Perfect, and never enough.
With a prop:
Wasn’t sure what to shoot until I saw Brandon’s lunch box on the counter after school, waiting to be unloaded & cleaned.
Food near it’s source:
I was struggling with this one until I saw someone mention “inside your fridge”…thank goodness it wasn’t a disaster in there!
A perfect topic for my birthday! I took the kids (& my mom) to Icing on the Cupcake after we picked Brandon up. This was actually Abbie’s cupcake (I had a chocolate mint one…yummy!), but it looked the most “birthday”.
A household staple this time of year.
Food with metal (utensil?):
Just our Saturday morning Noah’s bagels box. No metal, but pure deliciousness.
Sunday, May 22, 2011
Originally I thought I was going to create an “everyday you” layout for my kids every six months. I thought it would be fun to chronicle their changes & likes & everyday-ness. Then I saw this cool interview format on Cathy Zielske’s blog & thought, I think I’m going to do that too!
This was by far one of the easiest layouts I’ve completed! I downloaded the template at Designer Digitals (where it looks like there are having a sale still…not sure how much longer though). I asked Brandon all the questions (& Olivia too, but I haven’t done her layout yet), then typed them into the psd document. I did have to head over to the Font Squirrel to download the fonts (since I didn’t have them, but they were free).
I printed the photos on photo paper and the rest on white cardstock, then I put them together & adhered them to a sheet of black cardstock. Done. And a lot of fun to look back on.
Friday, May 20, 2011
I think this is a first for me: scrapping an event within a month of it occurring!
I decided to submit a few layouts to the Sketch Support Creative Team call, and the above layout was based off of the two-page sketch. I thought I should scrap something current and I already had an idea in mind for my Easter page.
I used a ton of fun goodies from my April GTKC. Most of it was Jillibean Soup…I love how fun & springy the blossom soup collection is! I added the date to the cute little date sticker, and didn’t like how it looked. Thank goodness for the word stickers! I just covered up the original date with “remember” and re-wrote it.
I changed up this area here from the original sketch. I didn’t include the stitching because it was just too much, plus I couldn’t fit the circles & butterflies the way I wanted to. I also didn’t use stars, like the sketch shows. I see the “embellishments” of the sketches as an idea if you’re stumped, but mostly there to guide placement.
Thursday, May 19, 2011
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
a five year old, looking at the camera instead of gazing sideways in her “I’m posing” look…and oh, how I’m thankful for the beautiful garden in my neighbor’s front yard, complete with rocks to sit on!