Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Sketch Challenge

We are haveing a sketch challenge over on the Scrap Play blog for a chance to win a set of Autumn Leaves alphabet stamps! (Open to US residents only). Submission is due Friday July 2nd.

This sketch is from Pagemaps. Their sketched are great and I find myself using them a lot when I am in a funk. They make scrapbooking easy peasy!

Here is my take on it. I think I might redo this, becuase I am just not super happy about it. I didnt have my pictures with me when I made it and then they pictures just didnt seem to go well with the page. I do not like to build pages without pictures. Do any of you like to do this? How do you make it work when you add pictures later?

Sunday, June 27, 2010

MIA and a new Scrap Play Project

So, I have been MIA for a couple weeks. First I had a week full of getting decorations ready for our church VBS. Then, it was VBS week which was AWESOME! The kids had a blast and met some new friends, even the adults were blessed greatly from the experience! Then...I have had a small issue I have been dealing with healthwise. Nothing that is a huge deal, but needs to be taken care of. I am fine now and have a small surgery scheduled for the end of July, then it will all be over!

My first assignment with Scrap Play was to create a Father's Day inspired project or layout. Nick and I are foster parents and it is amazing to watch him not only with our two children, but also with the foster children we bring into our homes. This process has blessed us tremendously and taught us so much. There is a whole other world out there that we do not know about. I wanted to make something for Nick to remind of of this special Father's Day. We have had Baby Girl for 6 months (she is 9 months old) and Baby Boy is 5 months old and we brought him home from the hospital 2 days after he was brought into this world. They are absolutly part of our family and at this moment, on this Father's Day, Nick has taken the role of their father as well.

Sorry I can not post their precious pictures, so I have added a heart on their face!

Part of Scrap Play's assignments is to create projects that showcase the photos and are not made with anything expensive. The base of this wall hanging is made from a wooden plain wall hanging I bought at our local Dollar Tree. I covered it with paper from the Pink Paislee 365 Degrees collection, and decorated it very simply to not take away from the photo of Nick and our babies.

Thursday, June 10, 2010

WooHoo!!! I was chosen....

...to be a member of the Scrap Play DT! Scrap Play is a new scrapbooking blog featuring techniques, money saving tips, new products, contests and challenges. I cant wait to jump right in and participate in some FUN FUN FUN challenges!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Swim Bag with Matching Towel

 I have never been much of a sewer, but I saw the pattern for these, and I just HAD to try one out for Kylie. It was super easy once I figured out the exact way to cut it out and make it sized for Kylie. She LOVES it. Next on the list is a backpack style for Aiden. If anyone want the pattern for this, leave me a comment and I will be happy to send you directions. There is plenty room for a full sized towel and some goodies-now I dont have to haul everything myself!