Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Pampered Chef Party Layout

Just looking at this layout makes me hungry. The dish we made when I hosted a Pampered Chef party was delicious! I'm really glad I recently purchased the Recipe Box stamp set, because it is so versatile. One stamp features long lines for writing down a recipe, or they are perfect for journaling. I can think of a million uses for the food stamps: I can't wait to use that turkey on a Thanksgiving layout this year, and the bowl of soup would be darling on a get well card. Enjoy the layout, and try not to get the munchies!

Recipe Box, Friendship Alphabet Small, Celebrate the Everyday, Priceless Love Word Puzzle & Friendship Word Puzzle stamp sets
White Daisy, Blush, Crystal Blue & Creme Brulee cardstock
Desert Sand, Blush, Crystal Blue, Hollyhock & Creme Brulee ink
Desert Sand & Hollyhock markers
Watercolor pencils (Prismacolor by Sanford)
Foam Squares

Friday, October 16, 2009

Elliot-isms Layout

Anyone who parents a small child knows of his or her tendency to say funny things or have little sayings that are unique to that child. I have been writing down some of my youngest son's amusing sayings and finally decided to make a layout featuring them plus some cute photos that didn't make their way onto other layouts. The "Elliot-isms" are in the file folder, but I didn't feel like taking a picture of it open, so here are the sayings:
1. It’s my favorite (in reference to food, a shirt, etc.; can change daily or even hourly).
2. I waaant it!
3. It’s good for me (usually follows #2).
4. You’re not being nice.
5. I’m so upset with you.
6. You’re not telling the truth.
7. I’m not a ________ (fill in the blank: dude, baby, honey). I’m a boy.
8. I’m hungry (usually 5 minutes after lunch is over).
9. It’s so cute (usually in reference to a bug).
10. Disguuusting!
11. I want to be snaked (pronounced snake – ed, refers to his birthday suit).
12. I don’t want to take a baf (bath).
You'll have to imagine the tone of voice on these, but I don't think it will be too difficult!

Hodge Podge Alphabet stamp set
Giggles and Grins Level 2 papers
Giggles and Grins My Stickease
White Daisy & Black cardstock
Cranberry ink
Cranberry grosgrain ribbon
DE Monograms "O", "B", "Y"
Photo Holder (JoAnns)
Foam Squares

Friday, October 9, 2009

My Favorite Bakers Layout

My kids love bananas, but they get really picky about eating them once the bananas have marks on them. I'd make them eat them anyway, except I love it when my hubby looks at the bananas and tells me to save them so he can make banana bread. Lately, Elliot has joined in on the fun. I'm not sure how much of a help he really is, but the two of them sure look cute as they whip up a delicious loaf of banana bread! I don't bake, but I had lots of fun using my new Recipe Box stamp set to record this yummy event.

Classmate Alphabet, Building Block Alphabet, Recipe Box, Rustic Flowers, Connections, Just For Boys & Starstruck stamp sets
Free Spirit Level 2 papers
Indian Corn BLue, Goldrush & Colonial White cardstock
Indian Corn Blue, Autumn Terra Cotta & Chocolate ink
Chocolate marker
Colonial White brads
Foam Squares

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Summer Sliding Layout

I cannot figure out why I waited so long to get the Tinkering paper pack when it is such a perfect match for so many photos! I used it again for this layout of my boys on the Slip 'n Slide, and I am sure it will feature in many layouts to come. Thanks to CTMH consultant Aaron Brown for her idea to thread a tiny strip of cardstock through the button holes instead of ribbon or embroidery floss. I didn't have a matching shade of floss, but it was easy to cut matching cardstock. Threading it through the tiny holes was another matter, but at last it's done. Enjoy!

August Word Puzzle & Field Trip Alphabet stamp sets
Tinkering Level 2 papers
Clover Meadow and Twilight cardstock
Twilight, Sunflower, Sunny Yellow & Clover Meadow ink
Twilight marker
Clear buttons
Liquid Glass

Friday, October 2, 2009

Soccer Team Layout

I was so excited when my oldest son, Adrian, wanted to sign up for soccer this Spring. We were so blessed that he had a great first season, that his coach was wonderful, and that he had such a supportive team. They didn't win every game, but Adrian had a great time and wanted to sign up again in the Fall. I tried to get pictures of his whole team, and I almost succeeded. There is only one player who isn't listed on this layout, and that's because I couldn't find a clear picture of her. Sorry Katalina! The layout was created using the pattern Supporting Cast from Imagine. My favorite part (beside the photos, of course) is the title letters. I stamped Dimensional Elements Monograms with Versamark ink using the dots from Spot On Backgrounds, and I embossed the dots in white. I then used my brayer to apply Desert Sand ink to the letters, and wiped off the excess ink with a tissue. I arranged the title, substituting the soccer ball for an "O", and I love the finished look!

Best Shot & Spot On Backgrounds stamp sets
Animal Cookies Level 2 papers
Desert Sand, Dutch Blue & White Daisy cardstock
Desert Sand, Dutch Blue & Versamark ink
White embossing powder
Dutch Blue & Moonstruck markers
Dimensional Elements Monograms G, T, E, A, M
Embroidery Floss
Hole punch