Friday, October 8, 2010

Sleeping Bag- Star Wars Style

Hello Star Wars fans-

Doesn't this look like a 1980's dream come true.

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Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Remake one of my favorite summer time tops!

Okay so one of my favorite stay at home tops was getting a little small and riding up at my waist. I don't know what has happened to this top to cause it to suddenly be a little too small. but I decided to add some gray t-shirt material to the top and the bottom and some t-shirt flowers.

You can see my cat's tail in one of the pictures. She was trying to get her WHOLE self in the picture. I love it.

If you look closely you'll see my irregular stitching. I have been watching too much Project Runway and think I can sew. Oh well. Practice makes perfect.

I am using the sewing machine my mother in law purchased from Sears for me when I was pregnant with our first child, Jesse James. He'll be 30 on October 9th. The machine works like a charm. It is my sewing that is irregular!!!

Monday, September 27, 2010

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Scrapbook Pages

This is only half of what I accomplished this week end. Next I have to re-sort photos and school work for the school days portions of our lives. Wish me luck. It does get overwhelming at times, but I just tell myself to keep plowing through. Hope you are plowing through this week all right. Drink plenty of fluids and stay out of the heat!! b.

Saturday, July 31, 2010

Awake Early

Well I have two cats, actually I have three cats, but only two are giving me trouble. They both want to be my number one cat. So there was a big cat fight on the bed at 6:30 this morning as they tried to beat each other up to see who was going to get to sleep with me. So now I am up and they are both sleeping in their corners. They fight over who gets to sit or lay with me and when I am up they are content to leave each other be and take a nap.

Anyway---- I'll just get to start scrapbooking earlier than I had planned!! Above are some recent projects.

Have a great weekend!

Friday, July 16, 2010

First Day of School Scrapbook Page

Lots and lots to love about this layout. Each picture has a great story to tell and collectively they are quite the tale. I dreamed about making these 'first day of school' pictures into something special beginning back in 1983. Of course 17 years later I can only put my hands on 6 of the pictures. I enjoyed using my Cricut machine to cut out the school bus, the backpacks and the lettering. The lettering is from the George Cartridge, the school bus from Stretch My Imagination and the backpacks and apple from Doodle Charms.

Friday, June 25, 2010

New Scrapbook Page

Okay there are all kinds of reasons that I like this page. These are all smiling pictures of Megan and I didn't know what to do with them so I cut them to the same size and laid them out in a grid pattern. I used some 'Basic Grey' brand paper which all coordinates and had one sheet which features Japanese lotus blossoms.

You'll notice in the picture in the middle of the grid and the lower right hand corner that Megan is wearing a Kimono. I bought that for her shortly after she was born and she wore it for 3 Halloweens before she completely out grew it. Could this have been the beginning of her love for all things Japanese?

I had the title in mind as I worked on the layout but it took me all week to figure out where to put it and how to make it stand out. I layered it using coordinating papers. It is not the smoothest of cutting jobs but I think it looks awesome.

I used two chipboard flower shapes, covered with the same papers, and then used my markers to make them look like the flowers on the paper.

All in all a very successful layout.