Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Lil Sunshine

Yellow! Green! White! Hot pink! Light blue! Orange! many colors, but I think this page is refreshing like an ice cold slushie in the summertime!
My great niece Baylee (Charles' stepdaughter) turned two in June. After her birthday party she blew bubbles outside and I captured this adorable picture. Look at those lips!! So cute! The only thing I have to add is my journaling. However, remember the 5K page from a few days ago? Remember I said I had journaled so much on that one that I don't have to journal for an entire year? Looks like I am living up to that. LOL No, I really will journal. Just wanted to get these pics posted and at that point hadn't done it yet.

I found this yummy orange bling word on clearance for 99 cents! Baylee has red hair, so between finding this and the fun puffy circle stickers I had my color scheme for this page.

I layered the large circle die-cut over the lime green ledger paper, then added some puffy patterned dot stickers in various places. I added some scrumptious hot pink/white twine around the lower part of the page. That helped pull together all the colored accents.

Just a note....I tried SEVERAL times to photograph this page where it would show up clear and crisp. The white overlay essentially comes out looking light blue in natural daylight in my living room. I contemplated taking the layout outside, but said "eh, forget it." So, just imagine these yummy colors in a more vibrant way. *sigh*

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Rock & Roll

Last month, my friend Cindy visited us for a few days. We met when I lived in MN and worked at Nordstrom. She and her husband live in Long Island City, NY and she works on Wall Street in NYC. She is a true city girl! She and her co-worker/friend Kristen were traveling to different cites to see U2 in concert. I'm so glad they stopped here on their way from Nashville to Chicago to Montreal. I hadn't seen her in FOUR years!
On July 7th, we went to Cleveland to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. This layout shows the few snapshots we took. Photographs aren't allowed inside the Hall of Fame.

I saved my wristband, of course! I found rock 'n roll stickers at Hobby Lobby. The orange grid paper is by Jillibean Soup and was a piece from my stash. Orange and blue are complementary colors so they look snazzy together. Seeing the blue tones from the wristband and my shirt made me want to add that funky orange to complete the look.

I added the glittery Thickers and some fun foam musical notes. Glitter ROCKS!

Monday, August 1, 2011

What a Deal!

This layout is about the FREE car Kevin and I received from his mom. Yes, I said FREE! She decided to get a new Nissan Rogue and gave us her 2002 Nissan Altima...just because. How generous!
When I went to Achivers the last time, I chose the papers I would use. I had originally thought I'd use more of the flowered paper, but once I started planning the page, it was just obnoxious. Sometimes patterns are best in moderation. For the title I used my 3/4" circle punch and chose letters from another patterned paper. I then added a clear dimensional sticker over each one.
In this picture you can see where I added an entire row of clear dimensional circles for an interesting embellishment. Also, I wanted to add a button and then thought "Hmm, how can I stitch it in a different way?" So, I got this. I threaded it through the button holes and then out again and behind the circle in different angles. Neat? Maybe. Different? Yes!
I was tickled when I found this "coupon" in my embellishment stash. It was indeed perfect for this page. Just perfect!

By the way, we LOVE our "new" car. To pay it forward, we will be giving my 2000 Pontiac Sunfire to my brother. It needs several things fixed, but he still wants it. It has been a good car for me, but I am grateful to not be spending a FOURTH summer with no air conditioning. I endured THREE summers and this year I am soaking up the cool air in the Nissan. Ahhh....