Monday, July 14, 2008

Dang! I've been havin' fun!!


So, this weekend was Annde's birthday party... and I survived, but just barely! What was I thinking - inviting 20 (yes, 20!) kids 10 years or under to my house? I was thinking, "we'll be outside and it will be fun..." I was not thinking, "it will rain an hour into the party and we'll have to move 15 (several didn't show up until later) kids AND THEIR PARENTS into my house for an hour to eat. To say it was chaotic is an understatement... To say, I owe Tracy huge for asking what outside was like after the rain stopped for 20 minutes is also an understatement. Back out into the cloudy day we went... But, in the end, everyone had a blast and Annde loved every minute of it. She's got 4 webkinz - all pink animals - so she is loving life. I must say I was surprised when I asked what her favorite gift was and instead of saying a webkinz, she said, "Jeff's flowers and Miss Tracy's Little Petshop butterfly stuff." {good job, you two!!}

Here's how you feed lunch to 15 kids and their parents when your table only seats 8 on a good day... You stretch folding tables across the floor and have a giant picnic!!


This is Annde's boyfriend, Jeffrey. Aren't they cute? Steve says he "needs to have a talk with the young man" but I know better. Jeffrey knows more stuff about Barbie and the Princesses than Annde does and the two of them completely adore each other. Jeffrey picked out the flowers himself for Annde.


Back to scrappy stuff now...

The last two nights have been super fun!! I am taking the BPS "Have More Fun" class and while I am not necessarily participating exactly with the challenges, I am using the ideas to incorporate in my normal scrapbooking. This page about my feet was inspired by Stacy's Flip Flop project. I love to buy cheap shoes and thought, Hey! I should scrap that!! This kind of just morphed from that...
The second round of the Scrapdango challenge involves using the sketches from Round 1. For the main challenge, I have to use someone else's sketch (as I have been assigned). In this case, I was given Amberhelga's sketch which was quite challenging for me. It had a lot of layers and we were directed to follow the sketch as closely as possible. Normally, I don't do this much layering and I like to use more pictures. However, this came out pretty darn cool in the end... I used black & yellow cardstock, butterfly PP, Blue fabric, blue-purple gauzy gift wrapping ribbon (from one of Annde's birthday gifts), thickers vinyl letters, a white gel pen, pop dots, and lots of stickles...


The center picture is actually 2 pictures, or rather the same picture printed in color and black and white. The color was then cropped around the pool and popped off the B&W version using the pop dots. Then, I took stickles and covered each water droplet in the picture to bring it to life. I love the effect!! Annde and Nickie so rarely fight - I wanted to document that a friendship isn't always perfect and sometimes, the bad can bring out a lot of fun. {BTW - the broken rule was water must stay in the pool or the swimmers must get out.} Here's a close up of the layering:


Well, folks... it's once again the midnight hour so I'm going to head to bed. Nighty-night!

1 comment:

Robin (Tqmnurse) said...

awesome page and photos...great job