July 30, 2009

Scrapbooks Etc.

This first layout is one of my all time favorite Magic Kingdom layouts. I was so unbelievably happy when Erikia Ghumm of Scrapbooks Etc. asked to publish it in her travel article for their Aug/Sep 2009 issue. It's so freaking cool to see it in print! This was my very first time being published by Scrapbooks Etc. and I am so excited.

This layout I posted for my very good scrappy friend, Teri. This one was buried in a pile of Disney layouts that still have to be put in albums. When Teri reminded me of it recently, I dug it out. I love this polka dot diecut paper from Creative Imaginations. I layered a darker sheet of teal cardstock behind it for contrast. I wish I had bought more of it! Not sure why we look so orange in these pictures. It's a bad scan I guess. Seriously, we don't look like oompa loompas in real life!

This last layout I did recently for a challenge over at the Scrapbooks Etc. blog. It's my take of a sketch by Lisa Storms . I love the clean lines and whimsical accents across the top. Thanks Lisa for the inspiration!

July 29, 2009

On Hiatus

Wow! I can't believe it's been almost a whole month since I blogged. Sorry folks! Life just got so busy in July with birthdays and vacations. It seems that more than half of my family members, including me, have summer birthdays. It makes for lots of fun celebrations and a very busy time of the year.

I'm getting back into the swing of things and I've been scrapping again this week. Actually, I finally finished the Baltimore album I had posted a sneak peek of. The bad news is, I can't post it yet. The good (great!) news is that you will be able to see the entire mini album very soon over at my favorite online store, http://www.amillionlittlethings.typepad.com/. This is where I do most of my shopping and the owner Jill is as sweet as can be. I'll be sure to post when it's featured on the AMLT blog.

So here are two of my favorite projects right now. The Green Eggs layout was so much fun to create. I'm loving the Cosmo Cricket's spinner cards but sometimes using them is difficult because they are so darn big! I tucked half of it behind my focal point photo and voila, it's the perfect size.

This second layout, "Mr. Tom Turkey", features an older October Afternoon line that I love. Actually, I love pretty much anything OA puts out. The vintage colors and patterns are so easy to work with. My son actually helped me season the bird this year and I want to remember what a good little helper he was at just 3 year old. The funniest part was when he waved goodbye to Tom and closed the oven door with a slam.

I'll be back tomorrow with a few more projects!

July 2, 2009

A Pirate's Bath for Me!

I'm still hard at work finishing up the Baltimore album but yesterday I decided to take a little break and start a new project. I love how these pictures of my son in the bathtub turned out. I had to stand on the edge of the tub to take the shot from above. Luckily, I didn't slip and kill myself (or the boy).

I knew that I wanted to tell the story about how he loves taking a bath and runs upstairs when my husband says "bath time". Nico's favorite part is playing with this huge assortment of pirate bath toys that I picked up at Target last year.

I used a really bold color palette with a touch of black to frame it all out. I am loving all shades of aqua lately and have been using it like mad. I think that my favorite part of the layout is the pirate hat emblem that I made using Maya Road chipboard circles (painted black) and these silver stick-on metal studs from Me & My Big Ideas. They are flat and sticky on the back making them a snap to put on. I can think of a thousand uses for these.

So there it is - Nico's bath story, metal studs, bold colors, and no one got hurt! (this time).