Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Sketchless in the South

It is getting very difficult to make these 8x8 layout pages unique when I have so many with the same size pictures to use and a very tiny space to work with!  After failing to find a sketch that inspired me, I decided to "wing it" on this one.  I'm pretty happy with how it came out, but this simple style is still a difficult one for me to leave alone!  I just want to add more and more!  

Olivia - 5 months

I even dusted off my Cricut machine and Xyron sticker maker for the title!  I'd forgotten how quick and easy they are to use!  Still not sure this feels "done," but I'm leaving it alone because every time I tried to add something, it just didn't look right.

Sunday, June 14, 2015

1st REAL bike

Took a little break from my twins' first year albums to do a little catch-up for my oldest son's album.  These pictures are from 2009...yeah I'm a little behind.  The darker circles are stitched to copy this awesome pattern paper I found in my stash.  Love how it came out, even though it's a bit different style than I usually do.

(click on picture to enlarge)

I used this awesome sketch as inspiration from Let's Scrap!

Painting...a new art form for me!

I've been playing around with painting and giving acrylics a try.  I really enjoy it, but it's a lot of work!  Very time consuming, but a wonderful way to spend an afternoon.

For my 5 year old's birthday (he's obsessed with dinosaurs)

This is something I've been thinking about trying for a while and adore how it came out!