Saturday, March 31, 2012

Amethyst #6

Once again, I have done a layout based on the weekly mojo at Scrapbook Steals. The original sketch can be found here. I changed it up a bit and really like how it came out. The chevrons were painstakingly done one piece at a time using America Crafts glitter tape. It was a bit tedious, but I like the end product. Funny thing, this layout for "Tummy Time" was 3 pics and all horizontal...I have a similar layout with 3 horizontal pictures for tummy time with my other daughter too!

I love the purple color of the paper as it picks up the colors in the circles on the receiving blanket in the pictures. I also like the pattern on the paper as it is not overwhelming.

All in all, I am happy with this layout.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

Big Girl Undies

Tonight I got together with some friends for about 3 hours of scrappy time. I got 3 layouts done (and a card). I felt pretty good about that. One of those layouts was Amethyst #5 for Scrapbook Steals. The subject: my oldest daughter (3 years). The story: she was so very proud when we started to put her in undies along with her potty training since she was pretty much peeing on command and not really in need of diapers and/or Pull-Ups for most of the day. Look at the grin on her face! Please note that the undies on the page are the same design as the ones she was wearing in the picture (but these are a clean sister pair). I couldn't resist using them and love how they look on the page...bribe material for future use, anyone?

Monday, March 12, 2012

Outside of the Box...

I have been taking my scrapbooking "outside of the box" and trying to create unique gifts for people instead of buying things for them. I love working with my hands and making something specifically for an individual, even though there is always a small part of me that is a bit scared they may not like it as much as I hope. Here is something I made for a friend who had her baby 2 weeks after mine:

Those are the actual footprints from her daughter. I had asked if I could do the imprint, but did not explain why. The wood is from the "as is" section at IKEA where they have lots of shelving and door pieces from units that were broken and damaged. You can get some nice heavy wood pieces for next to nothing (I love going through and finding pieces to use for wall hangings and frames and such). I used 3 cardstock colors and one patterned paper (Bo Bunny Smoochable) that would mimic the colors in the baby's room (I did see it in person before choosing the colors). Hopefully her mom and dad will like this and it can be a keepsake that later on in time will show just how small she really was once.