Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Layouts 22 & 23

Well the summer has flown by and the kids went back to school today.  I can't believe it.  My middle son started kindergarten today.  He was so adorable walking to school with his brother.  I ordered the pics tonight...can't wait to scrap them!  I have actually been pretty busy in my craft room lately...could be my new ctmh goodies or all the fabulous paper I have picked up at Tina's new store Scrappin Happins!  I hope she posts pics for everyone soon as she really has a great space!  She's been working hard and it's really paid off.  Of course I don't have those layouts photographed yet so I'll share these ones for now :)

This layout was the first time I have ever embossed chipboard.  I really like the effect and it tied it together.  I still have stardust paper left :)  I need to stop buying retired papers on clearance.  Do you hoard papers?  I'm really getting much better at not collecting but using!!

This was a promo last year...Felicity I think.  I love fall and we always have a ton of pics!  I only got 2 of these kits...that's an improvement right? LOL!
 I inked and stamped our colour ready alpha's with the flourish from stamps set that came with the kit.  I didn't do a whole lot with this layout in terms of embellishment. Sometimes I really like a simple clean layout.   I took Tresa Black's class at convention and picked up some great tips for clustering embellishments that I can't wait to try.  Might help me jazz things up a bit :)

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Layouts 20 & 21

 First I have to say that CTMH convention was incredible!!!  Tina and I had so much fun, we were going from 7 am until midnight at least...sometimes later (there was a midnight showing of HP 7 thrown in for fun).

I need to get moving on the layout challenge as now more than 1/2 the year is gone and I am not yet 1/2 done.  Yikes!

These are just a couple of Echo Park layouts I completed back in June.  I love Echo Park...they are so good for bright fun papers!

A pic of Tina and I at convention