Sunday, November 28, 2010

January & February Year of Memories Club Pages

In December my Year of Memories Clubs will be making their Feb. 2011 layout because the Stamp of the Month, Amore, is just perfect for it. So happy that I resisted the temptation to play with something else today; I actually made a second sample layout for January and February. I used Jingle and Magnifique paper packs. I really wanted to do a pink & blue combo instead of just pinks &/or reds plus thought it would be nice to use some Magnifique paper to transition easily from the January layout.

Got a little crazy with the Sparkles on my first layouts and used all the ones out of the packs that were the right color, there's lots more Sparkles left just not more of the colors I want for these projects. It's kind of good to see them with and without anyway. Here it is w/o Sparkles...

And here it is with....oh yes and on the top one, (which was actually the second one I made) I added some stamped cutouts, I will add those to this one too... since I'm calling the technique for this workshop Luscious Layers we may even add a couple more.

This is the page my Clubs will make for January 2011 (stamp set is Circle of Love) without Sparkles...

With Sparkles...

The monthly titles haven't been added yet because I was going to use the Field Trip Alphabet but, I changed my mind after I previewed the January Inspiration brochure. There's a new set called Bohemiam Alphabet that I can hardly wait to get my hands's so perfect! It will be available as part of a very special deal in January too!!
The technique featured for the January page is embossing. We will stamp the peacock in Chocolate, stamp over it again with embossing ink, use clear embossing powder-then sponge some Pacifica & Lagoon over it. Our wonderful clear stamps, eliminate the need for so many different colors of powder - isn't that great?!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Introducing Norah....

Norah is my new little granddaughter, she was born on 11/16. Just when you think life couldn't possibly be more busy...IT IS! But in oh such a wonderful way. Praise the Lord for this beautiful baby girl! Here is a pic of her with my daughter on Thanksgiving.

And here is one with her sweet daddy a couple days earlier, the morning he had to go back to Iraq.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Waiting for Norah

Well I really thought our little Norah would be here on or before today. Since she's not here yet I finished up the first layout that I have made for her. Actually the one that say's "Who's so Cute?" is what I made from memory of this little outfit; THEN I decide to get the outfit to see and whoa, figured I could match it much better than I did, so that is why I made the layout that says "Love who you are" a much better match and that is the saying on the outfit, shows how short my memory can be. I'm very happy with the results...used my little Cricut with the Create A Critter cartridge (long awaited for and so worth the wait I LOVE it), and yes I really did sew on the Love tag too! Colors for the top page are Close to My Heart, Grey Flannel, Colonial White, Pansy Purple, Amethyst, and Cocoa.