Tuesday, May 31, 2011

catching up on some class projects

I have been taking some classes with Stash to Treasure & wanted to share some of my projects.   These are some layouts from a class taught by Jamie Dougherty a while back. 

Sugar & Spice
Some of the techniques included masking, misting, & overlapping colors.  I am really liking all the butterfly clusters.

White Pick Up Truck
In this LO I broke out the sewing machine & tore up some paper.  I also threw on some non-traditional embellies; an old tag from my daughter's jeans, & pulled out the gears from a Glue Glider refill.

Peace, Love, & High School
I love my sewing machine & got to use it again in this LO, printed on craft cardstock & canvas material- so much texture

Girls In Pink Dresses
The following LO included techniques with painting/masking, embossing stamped images, & misting.  I {{{heart}}} the pink & black combo.

Stand By Me
Lots of techniques incorporated on this LO.  Jamie showed us how to make a custom shadow box.  I embossed the gold tiles & even used household bleach to add another layer of dimension.

See The Beauty
It was fun getting messy with gesso.  Used my Sizzix dies to create my own letters & broke out some Martha Stewart punches.

It was fun working/playing with these techniques.  I got to try some things I wouldn't normally, but was still able to add my own style. 

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Friday, May 20, 2011

on the soccer field

Due to scheduling conflicts, I have not been able to attend too many of BP's games this spring.  But when I'm there, I've always got my camera  :)  Even though the mom in me worries about her getting hurt, I have to admit I love to watch her play hard & feel good about herself.

Surrounded by Lake Forest, my girl is taking one for the team.

plotting a strategy

final score:  us: 2  them:  1

Yes, that's her, breaking away from the pack.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

reviewing NSD festivities

Last weekend my friend Erica hosted a fabulous National Scrapbook Day crop.  It was actually National Scrapbook Weekend for us.  On Friday most of us met up at the hotel & went out to dinner.  Despite the long wait, my dinner was super yummy.  I took my camera, but didn't have a memory card  :(  So bummed, I missed a lot of good photo ops.  I did manage to get some good ones the rest of the weekend!

candy bar

on a pizza run

group of troublemakers ? ? ?

she's all that!

fearless leader

partner in crime

croppin' cutie

raise your glass

Elaine is super sweet & hi-larious!

This girl does not take a bad picture.  My camera loooooves Cori  :)

Oh, and there were prizes galore - tons of giveaways.  My friend, Echo, won this Slice.  Yayyyy!!!!!

It was great to be with such a fun group!