Monday, March 30, 2009

A Boy and His Ball

I was working with extractions and brushwork here -- two things I rarely do, but should!

Credits: Oscraps 'O Boy!': BG paper, frame, journaling mat; LB Creations 'Crumpled Paper Styles'; ScrapGirls 'Refresh 2': brush; Melissa Renfro 'Well Loved': staple; Popsicle Pop Collaboration kit for Scrap n' Art: sun; Natali Designs 'Playing with Word Art 6': "happy" word art; Createwings Designs 'Creation 23': cloud; Typewriter font; Adobe PSCS3 and PSE7.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Precious Things

My friends had twins in September and here they are in a layout...

Credits: Katie Pertiet 'All Hung Up': frame (altered), string and staples; Angie Briggs 'His N Hers': BG paper; Createwings: 'Creation 23': bird, tag, hearts, feathers, button; Freebooter Script and Kingthings Trypewriter fonts; Adobe PSCS3.

Thursday, March 12, 2009

Jeepers, Creepers...

Made this for a challenge over at Scrap Girls. (March Layout Contest)
Credits: Angi Briggs 'Day to Day Life AYO': word art, staple; Sausan Designs 'Popsicle Pop' (collaboration kit): acrylic frame (recolored string); Occidental font; Adobe PSCS3.

Saturday, March 7, 2009

Why, yes, those are bruises...

Journaling says:
Yes, those are bruises.
Thanks for asking -- I think.
Yes, I'm fine.
No, the other guy does not look worse.
No, the other guy was not my husband.
No, it wasn't a bar fight.
Or a political protest.
I was learning to escape from katate dori (wrist grabs) at the dojo.
Yes, it hurts a little.
Yes, I'll keep going back, because...
No pain, no gain.

Credits: Mick, for the bruises...and 'Free Spirit' collaboration kit (Amanda Resende and Kristen Rice): all papers and elements; 28 Days Later and Batik Regular fonts; Adobe PSCS3.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009


Living in Pennsylvania, we experience all four seasons. It's hot in the summer, freezing in the winter, wet in the spring and cool in the fall. Fall is, by far, my favorite. Summer is my least. But I like them all.

That being said, this time of year I really start wishing for the fresh breezes, butterflies, robins and first flowers of spring. Oh, and clear skies and plenty of sunshine wouldn't be amiss. And no more snow. And I wish something would come and kill all these god-damned rabbits so they'd quit crapping in our yard! But I digress...(really!?!?)

Anyway, my thoughts have turned to spring, so here's the resulting layout:

Credits: Kristen Rice 'In the Clouds' (After Five); Katie Pertiet's Drop Shadow Styles; Angelina font; Adobe PSCS3.