Let's begin with a little Sketchy Thursdays action:
Lovin the multi-picture option!!!
March 2011 issue
Everything but the pearls are from the Pink Ninja Addicts kit "Three Little Birds". (There's actually a set of the same pearls/rhinestones in the kit of a different color...I was just in a blue mood.)
I'm pretty proud of my pearl circle - I eyeballed it!!! There's only one pearl that looks out of line to me. ~jazz hands!~ Notice the rhinestone masquerading as an asterisk next to the title? It's to alert you to the subtitle which is:
Every time I look over our "official" family pics* the one aspect that jumps out at me is my husband's beard, or goatee, or soul patch, or stubble...Seeing it every day I never realize how often he changes the "configuration". I guess it's his answer to drastic new hairstyles or colors. (Can you tell what I used to make the journaling block? "B"s!!!!)
* We've tried every year around the same time (c. the end of September) to take the same picture of our family as we took on our first day as a family, with my husband actually just holding the camera at arms' length. You'll also notice that HE is wearing the same t-shirt in every pic. Unfortunately we haven't yet taken our 2009 pic so I substituted another pic of the whole fam from October.
Don't you just love that sparkly blue glitter cardstock? It's in the Addicts kit. It's American Crafts and it's THICK stuff. Like too thick to punch, as I found out the hard way. :o( It's also really hard to see but the pics on the blue glitter c/s are also mounted on ponchello - it's a rad irridescent mesh.
You have until next Wednesday 2/17 to play along with us. Leave a direct link to your project on Mr. Linky in the Sketchy Thursdays sidebar for your chance to win a fabulous prize from MagPie Club. (OK, can I quit ST now so I can try to win this??!! Soooooooo yummy! ~drool~)
Details: Patterned paper, glitter cardstock, chipboard letters & shapes, ponchello - Pink Ninja Addicts Three Little Birds kit; Prima pearls.
I was so lucky this week to have 2 FABULOUS sketches to work with . This next one is by Miss Kristy from the Design Dollies (also the one and the same Miss Kristy from Some Odd Girl! This chick has some mad skillz!):
Kristy's sketches are always so playful so I had to go with some super playful new paper from BamPop! which you can find in the Torendi store. Be sure to check out all the new BamPop! in the Torendi store AND keep an eye out for all the new CHA finds arriving soon. I can't wait!!!
Published in Scrapbook News and Review September 2010Had a bit of neon photo editing fun on Picnik!! My daughter is rawkin her Tinker Toy guitar in this pic so rainbow neon repetition seemed appropriate.
I also happen to have several stamped BamPop! astro birdie images on hand thanks to Ms. L'Orange which were the perfect complement to this layout!! Thanks chick!!
My Little Janis. Just as long as her penchant for nursing the apple juice isn't foreshadowing fifths of Jack, I love that she enjoys rocking out and encourage it wholeheartedly!!! She's quite the little performer. She's either going to be a rocker, actress, comedian, or WWE vixen, I just know it! (Obviously some pursuits more desirable than others, LOL!)
I just noticed that you can't tell the notebook paper edge is really punched. I backed the layout on a black board to take the pics and now see that it detracts from the 3D, touchy-feely perspective.
You have until next Wednesday to play along with us on the Design Dollies, too. There's, of course, an amazing prize pack up for grabs. Those Dollies are so generous!!!
Details: Paper - BamPop! Vol. 2 collection, Torendi store; Trim - Michaels, Joanns; Target $1 section flair; Dymo; BamPop! stamps; Tsukineko ink; staples.
Well, I'm off to snowier climes this weekend so I may not be around much. I'll try to schedule a post or 2 to keep you company. Yes, yes, I know...some of you are buried under feet of snow and here I am driving hours for it. It's a once-a-year treat for us and the kids are so looking forward to it.
Have a great weekend!!