Hopefully everyone of you had a great weekend. Mine was pretty relaxing. I did a bunch of laundry and then scrapbooked a ton last night. There was a Cyber Crop going on over at Scrap for A Cure and I had a lot of fun participating in it. I still have a challenge (ad inspiration) and a dare (use ugly paper) to do but it was fun to try and spin my style to work with the pictures I had and the challenge that was issued.
This was a Pre-crop challenge: Create your own background paper... I have seen some great papers with circles lately so I created some of my own! It took me FOR-EVER to do this page... almost 3 hours. I didn't think of how long it would take to hand stitch a 8" circle 4 times before I did it. Love the results though. I got this quote from Lisa Bearnson's blog - it was on a gift she received from Heather D. White - and I absolutely knew that I had to use it with pictures from Mother's day... The quote on it is:
Here's to Good Women
May we know them
May we be them
May we raise them
This page was inspired by a number challenge. I journaled about Annde growing and getting ready to go to Pre-school in the fall. Its a simply page but I think it fabulous. I love the fact that the pictures are of the playground for the school where she will go in a year for Kindergarten. Time really flies, eh?
This challenge almost did me in. The challenge was to only use 3 embellishment types on the page: felt, Stamps, and Chipboard. Anyone who knows me knows I love to over embellish! No brads or eyelets? No bling or rubons? ARRGHHH!!!! While I like how it turned out, I won't be able to control myself... I will be going back to add the brads to the centers of the flowers and a rub on "A" to the heart....
I did this page for my All About Me book, using a scraplift layout challenge. I like how it came out... I also like the green stamp at the top that says    ... I used it as a checklist... It now says  check!, just ?, or maybe  or ... (That one was for Tracy who is always teasing me about my multiple factor).
This was for a non-layout challenge. We were tasked with taking pictures of the world around us with a different view than normal. I can't believe how cool this picture turned out. Its my reflection in the back of our Expedition. I've worked on Ford brakes for the last 10+ years and the Expedition off and on for that whole time. I am going to do a page about being an engineer - something about it - using an 8x8 copy of this picture...
So, I definitely had some mojo working yesterday... I really like the results and hope you do too. Hope you have a great day on Monday. Mine's going to stink - I have to spend all day in the pit of MTP taping on little rubber bumpers. Sigh! Is this what they pay me for?