Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A few more layouts

I managed to schedule in time for a crop this weekend and despite the snow got there for 12 hours of cropping. I completed 3, 2 page layouts and most of a fourth. I would have had that fourth one done too if I hadn't decided to go crazy hand stitching! That's OK the fourth one could use some nice computer generated journaling that I wouldn't have been able to complete there anyway.
First is Born to Play. Pretty simple layout with some paper and embellishments from a Boys will be Boys collection. I used my new Recess cartridge that I paid a ridiculous amount of money for to make the slide/boy. I added circles/rings to match the paper.
This Fall Fun layout is what took up most of my afternoon. I hand stitched a border on all four sides of both papers and created the hand stitched apple. I cut the open apples with Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons, and used Create a Critter for the horse. The little cowboys and howdy are stamped from an old Stampin Up set that was on the tool table.
This last layout was photos from my boys first day of pre-school last year when they were three. I picked up a pack of Paper Studio school themed paper at Hobby Lobby with a coupon and it went great with the cuts from the Recess cartridge.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

3 Recent Layouts

Ok so once again my sister has complained that I haven't updated my blog and so I am making a post. She actually said "Are you over the whole blog thing". I wish I could blog. I wish I could look at the long list of favorite blogs of all you talented crafters. I have no time. Between school, the gym, the kids schedule, and trying to maintain some level of cleanliness at home blogging doesn't even register on the priority list. Crafting hardly makes it! I did complete 3 layouts in December when I had a month break from school. Here they are to keep her happy. First up is a very simple one from a trip to an outdoor light show in 2010.
This one is from Christmas morning in 2010. I used Everyday Paper Dolls to make the kids.

This last one is my personal favorite. I got to use my new Camping Critters cartridge that I got for
Christmas and the last of the fall DSP from SU from 2010.