Thursday, April 25, 2013

all packed up

Renovations are in full swing and everything is going great!  Faster than I had originally anticipated which is a great thing as the play room has been temporarily moved upstairs in the living room and my scraproom is either packed up in boxes or in the corner of my room. Everything downstairs has got a new coat of paint and we will be starting painting our baseboards tonight (still don't know what color!).
I still got to do a little crafting in the last few weeks.  The first project was invitations to my daughter's birthday party that will be held this weekend.  I made this card using a challenge found on the LCOM blog.  We had to use more than one stamp set.  I used the greeting from B1414 Bonjour Occasions and the princess and gift from the C1414 Little princess stamp sets, both from CTMH.

ZoƩ helped and she made every card special for her friends - no two cards were the same.
 I also worked on this month's kit of the month for my weekly crops.  I used the CTMH Tommy collection with the canvas stickers and accessories.  I love how the colors are perfect for my Disney pictures.  See the chevron strips I made?  They were made using two strips of of striped paper that I glued together.
And the last layout I want to share with you is LCOM's sketch no 15.  One of the funniest moment we spent at Disney was when my Dad and husband got to share a rocket on the Astro Orbiter. 

  I used Fancy pants paper along with CTMH and Webster's pages accessories and a little MLBOW camera pin

Now, do any of you have any plans for National Scrapbooking day on May 4th?  I'll be participating in a blog hop along with some friends at LCOM.  More details to come soon!  Have a great day!

Thursday, April 4, 2013

Renovation plans

Our oldest daughter wants her own room.  She moved into our tiny guest bedroom for now but you can hardly move in there.  So we decided to add a bedroom in the basement and move there.  Our daughter will then inherit our old bedroom.  We hope to start over the weekend but still have lots to plan.  Since out basement is open concept, there are many possibilities, and a few obstacles to overcome.  Hopefully it will be done soon and I can show you the before and after.  It's exciting!

Before putting everything away, I had to make a layout using leftovers from my Basic Grey Knee Highs and Bowties that I had on my desk.  I made the layout of the month over the weekend and still had all the pretty paper left out.  Here are the two layouts I made

How perfect is this paper with the topiaries and the flowers featured at the Epcote Flower and Garden Festival.  They were simply breathtaking.  
Checking out our photos from ou Photopass card, we were suprised to see Disney characters were added to some of our pictures.  How fun is that!  For this layout I used Basic Grey some My Mind's eye for background paper, Doodlbug Design twine and Thickers

The next layout is from my CTMH kit of the month for March using the Clare collection.  I used pictures from our brunch at the Akershus restaurant in Epcot.  My daughter insisted we eat there again as it was her favorite from our last trip.   She was excited to get chosen to parade around the restaurant with Aurora during the princess promenade.
The last project I wanted to share with you today is my entry for the LCOM blog  featuring sketch no 13 that was posted over the weekend.  You can check it out here.  I was asked to create a card.  As some of you may know, I scrapbook fast.  I don't like to leave a project unfinished and when I started scrapbooking 9 years ago, I only did it when my daughter was napping.  Everyday became a one hour scrapbooking challenge.  I just kept the pace.  Well, making cards takes me so much time I feel.  I guess with practice I could get better, but not having a picture to start with seems to slow me down.  I had fun making something out of my comfort zone and it was cool using up the scraps I had to make something pretty.  I'm going to make a effort to make more cards.
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