Sunday, August 26, 2012

Love Penny Black Kitties!

Well, something has happened to my background! I'll have to work on that. I guess it was time for a change anyway!

In any case, I wanted to share a card with you today. For once I was just making a card with no requirements! No specific paper I needed to use, no specific design, no specific color scheme - wow - so many choices!  I have some Penny Black stamps I just got at a sale, so I decided this one would be perfect for a birthday card:

Isn't he just the cutest thing? I love the Penny Black cats. They always make me smile.  I colored this one with Prismacolor pencils, blended with a little gamsol. Papers are from Anna Griffin and of course, the Dazzles are from Paper Wishes/Hot Off the Press.


Saturday, August 18, 2012

New Mosaic Moments Post

Challenge time again! This time we were to use husk grid paper, page pattern 14 and either hand journaling, a download, or clear stamps. The layout called for sixteen 2 1/8" photos (or paper pieces) and my 2 1/8" punch sure came in handy!  Sooooo much easier than measuring and cutting each one. I used the Summer Seals stamp set from Mosaic Moments for the corner treatments and the miniature roller coaster at the bottom of the page.  The pictures are from my grandkids' trip to Kings' Dominion in Richmond, Virginia back in 2010.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Summer Layouts

It seems like life if just now beginning to get back to normal following my mom's death. For a while (and still a little bit) it seemed like the world was whirling past me and I just couldn't keep up!  I'm finally caught up on my Mosaic Moments assignments. I've used summer pictures for the last two so I thought I would post them together.

The first was for the 2nd July assignment - we were to use Navy grid paper, page pattern 60, and either one of the July free downloads, a list or doodles. Let me tell you - I had some challenges on this one! I went to a crop at the end of July and planned to finish the layout and get it posted the next day. Well, I got there and realized that I had left the pictures I planned to use at home!  Arggh!  Well, like all good scrapbookers, we move to Plan B.  I found the pictures of Gavin at the beach that I was going to use for my August layout, but I figured I'd worry about that later! I was going to use taupe paper for that layout, but I needed to use Navy now. Hmm. So - I used taupe for the mattes!  Then to spif it up a bit, I used some orange peel-offs to give it a little bling - it really helped bring out the orange too. Now - for the third element - I decided to use doodling because I was planning to use the July free download in my August layout.  The store had a little fish stamp, so I doodled waves at the top and bottom and used Stardust Stickles to add a little more bling. I also hand-drew the title.  In the end I really liked the outcome, but it took some doing to get there!
The second layout for August was a photo challenge using pictures that said "Summer" to us. I used pictures from last year when Judy and Hunter got their pool. I decided it would be fun to enlarge one of the pictures and pop it up - I really like the effect!