Saturday, February 2, 2008

Stamping, embossing and painting - oh my!

After a week in bed with the flu, I had this amazing creative energy spurt. Probably in part b/c I missed out on an overnight scrap getaway with friends, and part because I may be down, but not dead! I love stamping, embossing and painting, but too often, I use a quicker, less messy alternative when I am working on pages. But when I actually do pull it all out - i LOVE the results.
Plus, since I'm sick, I'm not venturing out yet, which forces me to ONLY use my stash - which ALWAYS requires more "out of the box" thinking - to prove this - I used the Cricut! I know - crazy!
This is all the way from Morgan's birthday in August - It's one of my favorite pictures and this OLD Cosmo Cricket line was perfect - see I KNEW I would use it eventutally!
I think I got this kit 2 Christmases ago. The paper is Rusty Pickly and everyone knows I love to scrapbook with reds, browns and blacks. It only took two years, but I found the perfect pictures for this layout. Just me and my girls...
We spent Christmas "Eve Eve" at GiGi's house with the Oustalet clan. I LOVE the Basic Grey Figgy Pudding line - notice - I embossed all over the chipboard - I love the way it came out!

Here's Christmas Eve at Shane's parent's house. Of course, Avery is hamming it up. Santa loves to visit, and each year, one of the children get a little closer to the "lap". Evan is ALWAYS ready, this year Morgan made it, Avery went "close enough" with MeMe and Sophie stayed FAR FAR away. We'll try again next year!

Lastly, I'm going to start a page kit each month at Scrapbook and Co. I don't have the specifics about pricing etc, but each kit has all of the hearts pre-cut and the "Lovely" is stamped on as well as the flourishes. I'm starting this month with 4 kits, and we'll how how it goes.
It's Mardi Gras today, and I have promised the girls that we are going to see the Hannah Montana movie. What was I thinking? And then off to Hobby Lobby to get a Valentine's Day art project for Daddy. Hopefully I'll get a little creative today.... and as always - make sure you LAUGH OUT LOUD!
PS - I started this post on Saturday, but didn't finish until Tuesday, but the post keeps the start date - wierd, huh?

1 comment:

Amanda B said...

Wow you have been busy!!! Love the layouts!! The red Rusty Pickle papers are some of my all time favorites! I am so sorry you have had the flu, so many people around here are sick also and it is rotten!

Amanda B