Thursday, March 28, 2013

Practical Scrappers March Sketch

Hi all! This week's sketch is also this month's sketch  for Practical Scrappers. The Practical Scrappers DT did an amazing job showing the versatility of this sketch. Go onto the Practical Scrappers site to see their creations.

And here is my take on the sketch. I went with a little bit of a cleaner look because that's the way I scrap. :)

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Monday, March 25, 2013

A Glimpse Of Today

Hey there! Today I have a few projects to share using wonderful Helmar glue and embellies from Want 2 Scrap.
I am so excited Want 2 Scrap is partnering with us at Helmar again because I truly love their gorgeous embellies and bling.

I had a great time gussying up this page about my beautiful daughter.
I covered Want 2 Scrap's Nestaboards Nested Pennants with patterned paper and inked a few Corrugated Hand-Drawn Swirls to add plenty of flair to my page.

I scattered a few Amber Rhinestones to complete the look.
Helmar's Acid Free glue and 1/4 Zapdots were used throughout the page.

Finally, I have a fun card to share.

I arranged and left the Nestaboard Bird undressed but added an Amber Rhinestone for his eye. A Maxxi Girl Pearl flourish completes the card.

Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, March 24, 2013

Sunday Sweets - Boy Scout cake

Hello and I hope you are all enjoying your weekend.
I wanted to stop by and share a few cakes I have made over the past week.

This first one was for my son's Blue And Gold Banquet for Boy Scouts.

I decided it was missing something so I added another layer, though this photo is blurry because I took it with my phone.

Those cute little boys got a big kick out of the cake.

Friday, March 22, 2013

A Weekend Sketch

Hi all and happy Friday. Today is the start of our Spring Break so I am very excited for today. Not sure if we are going to head out of town or anything but just being home with my kids for a week is vacation enough for me.

I thought I'd start the weekend off with a sketch.

My girls are only 19 months apart and though they do get along for the most part (well that depends on the day), they are also very different - and not just in hair color.

Journaling reads: "You two are so blessed and fortunate to have each other. I hope that your blond will only get stronger with time. March 2013"

Papers used: Echo Park's For The Record.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Zip- a- dee- doo -dah!

Happy first day of Spring. Though where I live we're not quite feeling it yet. My kids went to school this morning zipped up tight.
Speaking of zippers...;) The gals on Practical Scrappers and I showcased 10 ways to use zippers on cards and layouts. I found a huge stack of zippers at my local thrift store for cheap so I was thrilled to put them to good use.

I created this faux ripped/zipper look across my page using Glitz Designs and Helmar's Acid Free glue and Helmar's 450 Quick Dry . The 450 Quick Dry was essential to adhering the zipper on with complete ease.

Another way to use zippers is to use them in place of tree stumps or anything else tall like below.

Check out more ideas on the Practical Scrappers BLOG.

Tuesday, March 5, 2013

Its Sketch Time

Hey there! I have a sketch for you all to try. I know its a day late (I usually try to post my sketches on Mondays) but things happen. ;)

If you like a lot of layering and one main photo for focus then this sketch is for you.

Before I reveal my take on the sketch, let me start out by saying that this is my oldest daughter (her 14th birthday is today, YAY!)and this is not a real wedding photo. She's only 14! We did an activity in church for the girls and they were able to try on wedding dresses and think about the choices they need to make in choosing a worthy, kind husband.

My girls loved trying them on but I don't know how I feel about seeing my girls in wedding dresses...kinda' sad and scary!! Time goes way too fast.

I wrote my journaling on the back of my layout because it is special just for her.

Friday, March 1, 2013

Dr. Seuss Party

Happy Dr. Seuss Day!!
I am a leader over our church's Young Women program (teenage girls) and we recently had a New Beginnings program with a Dr. Seuss theme. I was happy to volunteer to make the decorations and dessert for this event.

To make the trufula trees, I used PVC pipes and PVC pipe insulation (black foam) for the trunks. I wrapped them with yellow streamers to make the stripes. To be sure that the streamers didn't slip I used Helmar's Tape Runner to to make sure it held right. For the tops of the trees, I made pom poms with stacks of tissue paper.

I wanted to make a Dr. Seuss scene on each of the tables with crazy shaped buildings like in his books so I drew those on foam poster boards with a black marker and cut them out.

You can't tell from my pictures but I also hung clouds and poms from the ceiling to complete the funky look.

I had a lot of fun with the treats. I made super yummy red velvet cupcakes with a cream cheese filling in each (boy, those were good!). I finished them off with a fun Dr. Seuss pick in each.

I also set out a bowl of M&M's as trufula seeds and a big bowl of cotton candy. It is a party after all!

For the drinks. I tore the labels off of pink juice bottles and added my own "Yink Pink Drink" labels from the book "One fish Two Fish". The girls got a kick out of that.

For the program we had the girls choose a Dr. Seuss book and relate it to the values we focus on throughout the year.
It was such a great program and I had soooo much fun planning this event.