Monday, July 25, 2011

we love Swoop! (MWM 52)

I can't believe it's been a year of ScrapbookSteals' Midweek Mojo! I've completed all 52 layouts (and then some)! I love that they started this weekly sketch challenge, and am so happy about the amount of finished pages I have becuase of the inspiration!

This sketch was done by Erin Colby! Her layout was so so cute!

Here's my take on it! I used a mix of Echo Park Country Drive, Echo Park Playground, & Echo Park For the Record! And I found those Thickers with "stitching" around the edges of them a couple months ago and am in love with them! So much fun!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

It's my party! (mwm 51)

I wasn't sure how I felt about this sketch at first (sorry Kristy!)... but I'm so glad I did it! I changed a couple of things, and really like how my layout turned out.

A friend was talking about Echo Park's Life is Good, and I mentioned that I have the collection, but hadn't ever touched any of it! At that point, I decided I was going to use it - even though it isn't normally what I would use. I really like how it all came together! And I don't think it looks that different from my normal style! I really do like these papers! (How could I not, after all - they are Echo Park!!)

Wednesday, July 13, 2011

Ride, beautiful

So, I'm really not in love with the title on this page... but nothing was coming to me. I was in a crafty mood and this sketch layout sitting on my table. I don't remember where I got it, but I decided to use it! I've had these Three Bugs in a Rug papers for quite some time and had not touched a single one of the papers. I still think this feels like it is missing something, but for the life of me, I can't figure out any way to make it look better. I love the pictures and this memory!

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

celebrating our independence (MWM 49)

Here is yet another awesome Kristy Lee sketch. I love small pictures! I can't believe I used to be afraid to cut my pictures! Sometimes it just needs to be done! lol

We had such a fun 4th of July this year - it made doing this layout that much more fun! I mixed some Echo Park Metro Dots & Stripes with Piggy Tales Yankee Doodle papers, and love how well the worked together! I think I've used bakers twine on nearly every layout since I first got it - and I love it every time!

Monday, July 11, 2011

Take time to smell the flowers

A friend posted this sketch on her blog - and I decided to do it! You can check out Carrie's blog here:

Such a cute sketch! I used a mix of Echo Park Little Girl & My Mind's Eye Fine & Dandy/Tickled Pink. Those two are definitely my favorite paper manufacturers! I have a hard time resiting any of their stuff!

Friday, July 8, 2011

Watch Out.. for that car (MWM 47)

I've had a little bit of catching up to do since I started working and have significantly less crafting time! This is a few weeks late, and several months after the accident happened!

Brock was at our neighbor's birthday party, and was running from their car into their house. He didn't notice the car in front of him had an open door, and he ran full speed into the edge, gashing his head open. We had a plastic surgeon stitch him up, and I'm so glad we insited! He told us that Brock had severed a muscle in his forehead, and if it hadn't been fixed correctly, he would have had a permanent dent in his forehead. Brock was mostly afraid of getting the shot to numb his head - but he didn't even know when it was done! :)

I used My Mind's Eye Alphabet Soup (boy) papers, thickers (with their own stitching), and the star border is cut from my circut!

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Another day in Paradise - MWM 50

Here is ScrapbookSteals' mid week mojo 50. Such a great sketch (as usual!)

I used some kraft cardstock, Echo Park Splash papers & stickers, along with some Thickers and pebbles chips! It isn't my favorite finished layout - but at least it's another page done!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Look WHOO graduated!

I didn't follow a sketch for this layout - which is probably why is pretty plain and simple. But I adore this picture of Brock! And my darling ScrapbookSteals friend Heather came up with the idea to use "whoo" in the title! Such a brilliant idea!

The paper is My Mind's Eye: Fine and Dandy/True Blue. I used thickers for the "whoo" in the title, and Authentique tiny type letters for "look" & "graduated."

Cheese! mwm 48

Here is the mid week mojo 48 sketch! Another fabulous creation by Kristy Lee! Every layout I've seen done from this sketch is totally amazing! It speaks to what a great sketch it is!

I had just gotten the My Mind's Eye: Fine and Dandy/Tickled Pink collection from ScrapbookSteals, and couldn't wait to use it! This background paper normally really scares me, but it was perfect for this sketch! And it took so much work out of creating an amazing layout! I couldn't be more happy with how it turned out! This picture was taken the day of June's third birthday party (just a couple of days after her birthday). I love her smile! :)