Tuesday, June 29, 2010

Ink Tutorial Challenge

This week at Scrap and Stamp there is a tutorial on using a paint resist technique, check it out here. This is a layout that I used ink three different ways stamping, misting and masking, the layout itself was from a class I took with Studio Calico at CKC this year. It was lots of fun and I loved this photo of Aspen and Gabriel.
So that's it for now, I have tons of great photos from my recent trip Girls Getaway to Michigan and Gabe's First Amusement Park Adventure so hopefully I will get some scrapping time soon! Take care and become a follower for automatic emails of any new posts.

Saturday, June 19, 2010

Someone Who Inspires You Challenge

This week I have a special layout to share for the challenge over at Scrap and Stamp. The week's theme is to create a layout about someone who inspires you. So I did one on a very special lady, someone so special that my family adopted her as a Grandma of our own. I used a line she stated on a recent visit as the title, "No Spring Chicken" and I paper pieced some cute chickens of my own design. Here is the layout:

I used all Jillibean Soup papers in this layout along with some vintage lace and buttons. I love how it turned out, if you click on the photo you can view it large enough to read the journaling. I guessed at what she would say the prescription for life would be with the bible verse from Matthew 22:37; "Thou shall love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul and with all thy mind." Thanks Grandma Taylor for being such a wonderful example of how a christian woman should be, we love you bunches. We can all hope to still inspire people at age 92, can't we?

Paige's Graduation

So I have been so busy that I have not been able to blog at all lately. I had promised photos of Paige (my step-daughter) from her recent high school graduation, so I wanted to do that first. To say that she excelled in her high school years would be a bit of an understatement, she took every activity that she participated in to the highest level. She was Valedictorian, Basketball MVP and Homecoming Queen this year, just to hit a few of the highlights. She was also president of the FFA chapter which just happened to win first place in their state competition. She is truly an extraordinary child with unlimited potential, everything that her father knew she could and would be. I so wish that he could be here to witness all of her accomplishments, but he is watching it all from a superior vantage point to be sure. So here are a few photos:

These photos are from Paige's graduation and her graduation party. To use a line from her Valedictorian speech, ready or not world here I come!

Monday, June 14, 2010

A Few of My Favorite Things Blog Challenge

So here is a quick post on a challenge entry I did for A Few of My Favorite Things Blog Challenge. It was irresistible, and the babies shoes idea just popped into my head. Love how it turned out. Enjoy!