Monday, April 29, 2013

The Artist

     The April 15th challenge for About A Boy was to use your boys artwork on a scrapbook page.  Michael had recently brought some Johnny Appleseed projects home so it was the perfect time for me to try this.  
     I usually make scrapbook pages using a variety of techniques, but I decided to approach this one differently.  Since it was his artwork I wanted it to look like he has created the page as well.  I reached WAAAYYY back in my childhood and created the page like I would have when I was in elementary school.  I don't think you can tell from the picture, but it even has the owl hole in the tree that I think we all drew when we were younger.  
      I wouldn't have had fancy embellishments as a youngster so I used my cricut to cut basic shapes.  It ended up turning out just like I wanted it too. 
     Michael's original artwork that was the inspiration for my apple tree.

Thursday, April 25, 2013

I'm so excited!!!

    My friend La-Vie, of C'est La-Vie Designs Unlimited, LLC recently celebrated her birthday, and in honor of her special day she's doing a giveaway on her blog. 

     While that's exciting in itself, I'm honored to say she mentioned my blog twice!  Please go wish her a happy birthday, subscribe to her blog, and join in on the fun.    

Monday, April 15, 2013

About A Boy Chevron Challenge

     The April 1st challenge for About A Boy (link on the sidebar) was to use chevrons in your design - easy right!?  WRONG!  I went through my entire stash and found I had nothing.  Apparently I've never used a chevron before. 
     I went looking in my idea books and on web pages for inspiration, but everything was so busy for my style of scrapping.  I then stumbled upon a picture that had nothing to do with chevrons and noticed the rick rack, and that was the inspiration for the following page.
      I knew I wanted the chevron to be subtle when I started so this was perfect for that.
    You probably can't tell from the large page, but the photo mats are chevrons too.  I took a close up to try to show that detail.

     As a final note....if anyone has any suggestions on how to take better pictures of my scrap pages I would love, love, love to hear them.  It seems no matter when I take the picture I get glare and the smaller details don't show.  Can't wait to hear your comments.  Until next time....

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Heirloom Festival 2013 Haul

     I've never done a haul video before, but thought the festival was the perfect opportunity to try.  I also tried a new filming technique in hopes of making it easier for me to see what the camera is actually getting.  
     My mom has also told me my whole life that I look washed out without my lipstick, and that I shouldn't wear my hair pulled to much off my face.  I always looked in the mirror, and thought um...ok.  Once I filmed, and viewed, this is she right!  If it hadn't been later in the day I would have re-done it with some make-up touch ups. 
   So without further haul video.

Saturday, April 13, 2013

Allentown Stamp & Paper Festival Vlog

     The schedules at work were re-arranged so I was lucky enough to have off the Saturday of the annual stamp show in Allentown, PA.  It's about 20 minutes away and I had a free ticket!  I tried to do some vlogging while I was there, but didn't want to interrupt everyone's shopping as I wasn't alone.  Hope you enjoy going shopping with me!