February 28, 2009

BE Morgan (using a masking technique)

This lo was done for the ETG Feb. Challenge which was TECHNIQUE - MASKING.

This is something that really interests Laura and she had us try masking. Wanted us to do something unique and not sure how unique my idea was butt, I did mask. We could have used any medium we liked, ink, paint.. etc and I used different colored inks.

I started off with this huge pic of my youngest dd and thought since she/the photo was missing the top of her head I would have these "thoughts" floating out of it... LOL.. now not sure if I accomplished this or not but I cut some flowers, hearts and stars using my cricut george cartridge and then I masked with them using my inks. you can see that my shapes are more true to the cs color but with all my doodling they don't look as masked at they did in the beginning stages, but that is ok, because I really liked how this lo turned out. It is soo morgan too. This really was a simply and fairly fast lo too. Good thing since this was the last day to upload for the challenge. Nothing like waiting till the last minute to see if you can pull if off... LOL... Rachel my oldest dd took this pic of her sister... I am starting to think that Rachel truly has hidden talents in her photography skills and she seems to be able to catch a lot in a photo. I simply loved this photo of morgan, she looks sweet with a bit of mischievous shining in her eyes... kwim? LOL... yep.. certainly morgan!

This is a closer look at the doodling and masking... but with all the doodling it is kind of hard to see the masking now!

BOM (book of me) Challenge

Here is the layout I did for the BOM Challenge for the ETG over at scrapbook.com. The challenge was to scrap a page about things that make you happy. You also received extra points if you included at least 5 things. I kept this fairly simple and knew exactly what I wanted to do. I kept it all in the neutral zone for the colors. Printed my picture off in sepia and inked the edges with some different browns and reddish browns with colorbox chalks (I just love those things). Then in Print Shop I typed the beginning of each of my boxes with sentences such as "Happiness to me consists of" and I'm Happiest when" or "It makes me happy" etc. (get the idea?) then I left room to finish the sentence in my own handwriting. So I cut all those boxes, inked them and then finished the sentence about things that make me happy. I then also made the title in Print Shop and punched out the tags and added them to the title with brads. I used a mesh type embellishment behind that and put together the layered flower and added a button with hemp in it as well as some hemp around my picture. I then just added the little extras and also added a little bit of doodling, not much though. I laid this all out prior to writing in my boxes just to make sure it would all fit nicely. I think I actually had about 3 boxes left over. I think I will do a few pages kind of like this for my BOM about things I love, things I dislike.... :O) we'll see, sounds good now! LOL... SOOO, if you don't have a BOM going I suggest you start one. We always tend to scrap everything and everyone except ourselves. I am glad I have started doing these challenges because now I have a book just for myself and all about me... some day someone just might pick it up and take interest in it!! I really liked how it turned out the only thing I might do a little different is use a little thicker marker to write in. I may go back and go over it all, or maybe not!!

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Another Birthday Card

This was just another quickie birthday card I made for a friend. I used this cute Penny Black Stamp called Party Animals. I think this is actually the first time I used it to make a card. I colored the image with Bic Mark-its. Inked the edges with colorbox chalk - pink and added that cute striped pp. I outlined the image and the pp with black to make everything pop just a bit and added the blue ribbon and bow to bring out the little bit of blue in the image and the 3 yellow felt flowers gave it just the right balance I think.

Thanks for looking!

February 24, 2009

Purse of the day - Tag

Ok, here's a fun way to kind of get to know a bit about our friends here in blogland. Nancy of Wind Star Creations hit me with this purse-of-the-day tag. Pay her blog a visit and check out her beautiful blog; it is linked to this title post or on my sidebar.

The Rules:

1. Post a picture of whatever bag you are using today - not last weekend when you and your hubby went out to that fabulous restaurant. No cheating!!!

2. Tell us how much it cost. This is a no-judgment zone -- there will be no ridiculing or eye rolling here. And, if there is a story to go along with how you obtained it, I'd love to hear it.

3. Then, I pick 5 people to post on their blog!

Well, Fist I must say I am glad we are photographing the outside of our purse and not the inside!! If there is one thing about me and if you haven't figured it out yet, it is all about color!! I love love love color. On my walls, in my clothes, in my work and so it also carries into my purse. I fell in love with this turqoise colored purse I bought at Payless Shoes. We were shopping for shoes for my dd for basketball and I seen this color and thought OH MAN I love it, wasn't so much about the purse as it was about the color of the purse! The store had a sale buy one get one @ 1/2 price, so I actually think I only paid a mear 10.00 for this purse, BUT isn't that simply a GORGEOUS color. I too like to change purses with the seasons, as I am sure many women do. The purse I was carrying before this one was a bright pinkish purple that I got at the outlet mall and didn't carry it long as I got it at the end of the season, so I imagine I will be pulling that one back out and carrying it again here real soon; mainly because it just screams spring & summer, plus it is a Liz Claiborne and I rarely buy designer things, but I think I only paid 15.00 for that purse on clearance and it soo rocks. I am all about a good sale too! :O) Soo, anyway, this is my winter purse and the color does so rock and it has been a good purse so it will be around for a little longer, but I sooo love to change my purse, kind of weeds out all the junk that gathers in there too! :O)

So now to tag five bag buddies!

Leigh Anne
Ullis aka Emmy