Saturday, August 25, 2007

Pencil Lines #46

I'm on a roll today! I created a layout using the sketch provided by This is a picture of my son Dylan riding his new bike after his 4th birthday. He was VERY excited to get a "big boy" bike! Enjoy!


Here is a layout I created today--titled "Balance". I have looked at the "One Little Word" blogspot often, but never created anything for their challenges. I decided to try this one. I don't expect to win anything, but it's a great way to change things up a little and try new things. I always have a hard time coming up with a title for my pages. I had a lot of fun creating this page dedicated to my husband-Timmy.

"Finding the right balance in a partner is the key to a loving marriage."

Monday, August 20, 2007

All set!

I'm all registered for the "Creativity: A Daily Dose" starting September 1st! Yeah! So, excited! I hope it's as fun as I'm imagining it to be.

Here is the list of supplies I need to have for the class:
Basic Tool Kit--trimmer, scissors, etc
Circle Punches (large and extra large)
Extra Small hole punch or paper piercer
Corner Rounder
Clean Metal Can
Tape Measure
Three 4 3/8" x 5 3/4" invitation-sized envelopes
One sheet protector
One Sheer Frame
Making Memories Square Page Pebbles
One 8 1/2" x 11" Chipboard sheet
Heidi Swapp Ghost Letter and Shapes
Two Heidi Swapp Florals
Alphabet Stamps
Journaling Stamps
Flourish or other image Stamps
Inks for stamping and edging
Distress Inks
Patterned Paper
Chipboard Letters
Acrylic Paint
Embroidery Floss
Sharpie Marker
Cotton Swaps
4" x 6" Brag Book (holds at least 30 pictures)

Whew! That's a lot of stuff! Luckily, I have most of it on hand. I'll probably have to spend about $15-$20 to get the remaining stuff.

Here is a list of photos I need:
4 Vertical Photos of your "job"
1 Vertical 5x7 photo
4 Summer Themed photos (3 horizontal, 1 vertical)
2 colorful photos from the same event/time (1 horizontal or vertical, 1 vertical)
1 photo you love (horizontal)
5 family photos
3 sports related photos (horizontal)
1 horizonal photo of your grandparents
other photos to be used on a project by project basis

Again, I have most of these photos. I just need to get them printed. I think I know what I'm going to use for most of them.

Keep checking back! On September 1st I get my first assignment and I will post the results here!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Big Picture Scrapbooking Workshop

So I've done a lot of nothing today and sat on the computer a lot. In my "browsing" of the internet I stumbled upon an online scrapbooking workshop. The class is called "Creativity: A Daily Dose". It looks like a very fun, fast-paced month long workshop---15 layouts, cards, tags, altered items, and a daily photo assignment. I'm very excited to sign up for it. I've never taken a scrapbooking class before. The class starts September 1st. I'll be sure to post pictures and details about the class here. Stay tuned!!!

link to class information:

Saturday, August 18, 2007

Friday Night No Frills Crop

Last night I went to Memories on Fifth in Coralville and spent some quality time with my scrapbooking! Although I hate having to pack everything up and take it on the road--I love having the option of SHOPPING while I scrap. I got 4 pages done (yes, I know "that's all??"), and I am very happy with how they turned out. Little by little I will get caught up....maybe....someday.....

Wednesday, August 15, 2007

In the Zone!

Lately I've really been relaxing and getting into my scrapbooking craze. I completed a layout tonight (I know--the middle of the week??). I completed it as a fun challenge on another site. I love following a sketch. Half my time is spent laying out my pictures and layering paper. Following a sketch or "map" is soooo helpful. Here it is (sorry for the bad pic).