Monday, October 18, 2010

I love halloween!

I found the cutest papers for Halloween by The Girls Paperie, and I knew I wanted to do something special with them. I found an old frame I wasn't using, then I made this project:

but then I decided that the frame color wasn't really working with the colors of the project so I spraypainted it black:

Then I decided that the frame was too bare, so I created these flowers with these tutorials:

box flower on the Cosmo Cricket blog

and the paper rose on Stacy cohen's blog

Voila!! now I love it!!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pacific Science Center

Since moving to the Seattle area the Pacific Science Center has been something on the to do list. We finally went on a very rainy sunday. We had a really fun time, I definately reccomend visiting if your in the Seattle area. The best part of it in a scrapbooking sense was that I already had most of my layout in my ticket stubs, fliers and photo booth pictures. I got home and in the same day I whipped out this layout in no time.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Magistical Memories guest designer contest (again)

So Magistical Memories is having another layout challenge here. You have to be sure to use chipboard in your layout, and use this sketch:

Here's my take:

I don't think I used quite enough chipboard on my layout last time. This time I used a lot more chipboard, so maybe this time I could win! I did this one in the 8.5/11 size, because I want to do a binder type album for each year the kids are in school. I will add all of the progress reports and artworks, along with the scrapbook pages.

On another note....We took a little (3 hour) trip to my favorite store ever- IKEA. I'm especially fond of all of the organizational stuff since we moved into a tiny apartment. I got this art hanger thingie, and it's perfect for displaying all of Chloe's artwork.

This little cube wasn't totally neccesary, but it was 39.99! So cheap, and oh so cute. And someday this will be incorporated into my "someday craft room". I can buy more of them in the same color and different sizes to make an awesome space. Untill then it will store the kids art supplies, and the few scrappy supplies that my 3 year old can't ruin (punches, stamps).

Thursday, October 7, 2010

Ever since I first laid eye's on Cosmo Cricket's "Material Girl" I was in love. It was perfect for making this little wall hanging. Here's a layout that is a mish-mash of papers and just sort of thrown together. I'm not quite sure how I feel about it yet!

Here's a Christmas layout that I did for

and this was from last weeks sketch at