Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Pucker Up

This face...what can I say about it??? I taught them this. I was waiting for everyone to finish up supper and I looked at Ray and made this face. Everyone burst out laughing. It was one of those nights, you know everyone is in a goofy mood kind of night. Well now this is what we do if someone is bored, or needs cheering up or is angry. You jsut can't help but snicker and laugh. :)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Genuine Boy

My son is caught in that in between world of being a little boy and wanting to be a big boy. He turned 7 last month and still likes little boy stuff and snuggles with Mommy but he is being drawn to the older boys who influence his world. He follows their every move and imitates their every action but when he gets hurt or his world feels like it's falling apart he still wants his Mommy. And that's OK. ;) He's rough and tough and wears his heart on his sleeve, but most importantly he is Genuine in all that he does.

My Little Yellow Bicycle makes fantastic boy papers. The line I used on this LO is Generation Z . I love how this line lends itself to distressing and grunging....my two favorite things. ;)  The little x stamp on the side of the photo is from Fiskars. I also stamped with myStamp Box. I used the Colour Me Alpha's to stamp Boy. The other words are stamped from a collection of stamps I found at the Dollar store and there is no company name on them. I used the Tatterd Floral die from Sizzix to cut the flowers from tissue paper. I think I cut about 5-6 of each size of petal. I really like a full flower when I'm finished. The tissue paper flower was then Glimmer Misted...way too much fun. If you've never played with the Tattered Angles Glimmer Mist you should give it a try. ;) I used Sapphire and Tiger Lilly...unfortunately I don't think they make this colour any more. As the flower was drying I scrunched it a little for added dimension..I inked the edges of my papers  with  Black Soot. I finished things off with a little hand doodling ribbon and ric rak. It's a page that makes me smile.

Friday, March 11, 2011

Easy to Love

A fun page done with some g.c.d studios papers. I used the Melody Ross Artsy Urban Collection.
My Hubby really is Easy To Love. He makes me laugh and loves me despite all my idiosyncrasies. He is calm and patient while I am so NOT like that. We really are as different as night and day and that is why life with him is never dull. Most importantly though he gets why I scrapbook and totally supports my obsession, and that is why he is Easy To Love. :-)

Thursday, March 3, 2011


I really, really like how this page developed. I've got some vintage  goodness on here as well as lots of distressing. There is hidden journalling behind the picture..just pull on the tag. I painted the chipboard letters and then  sanded them here and there before applying Crackle Accents. The Pattern Paper is from Basic Grey and it's called Basic. :) Some of the  flowers are Prima and the rest are just from my stash. (I'll let you in on a little secret, I have a huge rubber tote full of flowers. There really isn't any room in the tote for more but..... have you seen the new releases from Prima?? I think it's time to get a bigger tote.) The white branch is from a big sprig I picked up on my wonderings. A little Vintage lace finishes off the page. I love how it mimics the branches in the photo.

Journalling reads: We spent the day at Beaver Creek Conservation  with friends. Upon arrival we received paper cups full of birdseed to feed to the Chickadees. You spent most of your time trying to get them to come and eat from your hand. You were so hopeful. One look at your face tells me they never came.