Thursday, January 27, 2011

Buds

This is a bittersweet layout, pics of my son with his bestie.  They clicked on the first day of school and have been close ever since.  My son even takes piano from his bestie's mom!

Supplies Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned Paper: Jillibean Soup; Border: Doodlebug Designs; Stickers: American Crafts; Twine: EK Success; Stamps: Technique Tuesdays, Unity Stamp Company; Ink: Ranger Industries, Stampin' Up!; Pen: Zig; Spray Ink: Maya Road, Tattered Angels; Glitter Glue: Ranger Industries; Masks: Ranger Industries; Other: metal charms, thread

I say this is bittersweet because I made this layout as a going away present.  His family is moving to another state this weekend.  It's a great opportunity for his family but we're going to miss him (and his awesome piano teacher mom!) like crazy.  Yesterday was his last lesson and the parting was tearful.  Besides the layout, we got him a scrapbook - the same as my son's for 2011 - and a Webkinz so they can stay in touch and play online. 



The background is misted over a Tim Holtz overlay and then stamped inside masked by using the negative of the overlays.  I also colored in some white Thickers and glittered them up. 


Fun with alcohol inks.  :)

This layout is based on my sketch for Sketchy Thursdays this week:


The Sketchy Design Team knocked their inspiration for this sketch out of the park this week.  Please go check it out!!!  And play along with us!!!!

I wish my son's friend and his family all the best in their new home!

I gotta ask...what's your favorite white cardstock?  I'm trying to find a nice THICK one I like for layout bases, especially one that'll stand up to misting and paint without warping.  Any suggestions?  Where do you find yours?

On another note, I think it's so funny that one of my DIGI layouts is on the front page of the Scrapbook News and Review site right now.  It's a slippery slope, getting props for my digi work.  I bought another digi paper set yesterday.  :-O  LOL!

Be sure to stop by the SNR forums and front page and give us your opinions on all the new CHA sneak previews, too! 

Speaking of CHA, are you going?  LUCKY!!!!

And, finally, a big Happy Birthday to the hubby today!  Mwah!

Hope you have a great weekend planned and aren't too cold and/or snowy.  We've been hovering around the 70 degree mark for a couple weeks now.  THIS is why people live here.  It just amazes me how we're all willing to suffer through 8 months of hot as hell for 4 months of good weather.  LOL.

1 comment:

jacque4u2c said...

WOW! CUTE! CUTE! CUTE!