Some of My Scrap Works

Thursday, April 30, 2009

It's Almost Time!!!!!

National Scrapbooking Day is Saturday...the AC Bailey Design Team has a little something planned......just a hint, on Saturday morning click onto the AC Bailey blog and follow the won't be sorry :)

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Opening Days....

There's a contest going on over at ACBailey and each Design Team Member is responsible for creating a challenge. Our theme is "Scrapping Stimulus Package" and I challenged scrappers to take an old layout and using the same design create a new one using some of the modern techniques we use today as scrappers. I found an old LO of Colson's Opening Day in 2004...please don't laugh :).....Do you have any idea how tough it is to post bad LOs?? The only thing I can say in my defense is that I've come a long way......Can you pick out the things that I challenged the scrappers to use?
The second LO is of Aidan's Opening Day last week.....a big difference. (Shane marched in the parade too, but I missed the little bug as he passed by, so I will need to get some photos from Jami). Get over to ACBailey and check out the challenges - there's prizes too!! Just a reminder that Free Shipping First is on Friday (How's that for some alliteration?) Lots of super new stuff in the e-store - check it out.

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

A Layout with the AC Bailey April Kit of the Month

I had hoped to put a few Easter photos on here but I did not get one good photo! The little ones were not cooperating at all!! So, the next best thing was scrapping with the beautiful April KOTM from AC Bailey! This is Delaney. She is three years old and "becomes" whatever character she is dressed as. She loves the Doodlebops and went to a concert - which unfortunately got rained out. Her mom took her to another one - three states away! Here she is as DeeDee Doodlebop!
There is a contest going on over at AC Bailey - with all this talk of the government Stimulus plans and packages, we thought it would be fun to host a contest using that as a theme. It began today and will run to May 15th, with a special National Scrapbooking Day program as well. Each Design Team member has a challenge to get your scrapping mojo flowing! If you are not already a member of the AC Bailey forum...come join the fun!

Sunday, April 05, 2009

Happy Palm Sunday !!

The Palm Sunday Gospel always makes me cry and I think the person sitting next to me must have thought I was crazy...I know it is a story with a happy ending for us, but still the betrayal and humility shown rocks me to the core every year.

Did a bit of scrappin' a few nights ago and made some Easter cards. I NEVER made my own cards until my friend Tam got me started - actually I think she shamed me into it!! I still struggle with making cards because I think in 12x12 but I had a template for these cute little Easter Dresses! These are wonderful cards for little girls (and big girls too) and I can't wait to get an invitation for a Communion Party or Christening because this will be the card I will use.

I also made a few other cards to send to the boys as I know they would think the dresses were pretty lame......

Friday, April 03, 2009

3 Bugs -some new Layouts

I received some 3Bugs products to work with from ACBailey - the 3 Bugs paper line is just adorable. With 5 grandsons I do alot of boy layouts but I loved this combination of blues, greens and yellows along with the cocoa brown. The double sided papers make the line easily adaptable - I especially loved the soft plaid and the polka dots - and the little frogs, snails and turtles make perfect accents for any page. I have been really lax about making layouts featuring Brennan - guess that's what happens when you are the last born :( but he has the sweetest little face you've ever seen - and he'll be a year old next month! I need to get moving with some layouts for him and this one is a good start.

I've had this picture of Aidan with his the first fish he ever caught for a few years just waiting for the right paper to come along...and it did. The 3 Bugs was perfect for this layout and because there is a sheet of blocks with letters and words, as soon as I saw "F for Fish" I knew the photo I would use. I tried something new on this layout - I got some bracelet twine and tied knots in it to look like rope - I really like the effect - I was still able to use my "ribbon mentality" but adapted it for a little boy layout!I used Kraft paper for the background instead of Cardstock and inked the edges to distress it a bit. I wish you could see the look on Aidan's face better - it's priceless!

Wednesday, April 01, 2009

No Foolin' this Kit is Gorgeous!!

April! - what happened to March??
I had all these great plans to bang out a few layouts with the AC Bailey April Kit of the Month- I even took some photos of the beautiful clumps of purple crocus that has bloomed in my front flower bed! Got the photo printed and life turned upside down again...I promise a LO in a few days but for now, feast your eyes on this delightful kit. Erica is a genius putting these together - a real talent. They are limited, so grab one while you can!You won't be sorry!