Monday, April 30, 2012

Don't be impressed....

No, this is not Palm Sunday 2012 (actually, I was *really* bad, and did not go to church on Palm Sunday at. all. this year), but 2011. Paper and stickers are from Webster's Pages, their Garden Gala line. I bought three WP lines from Your Scrapbook Supply last fall, and I wanted to be sure and USE them. This green was perfect for my page, and the red accents in the line went lovely with Ben's red coat. The blues are an additional bonus for this boy page ;) 
I added a number of touches with embellishments from other lines. The oval holding the title is both a punch (inner oval) and embossing folder (outer oval) from Stampin Up. I bought a scallop oval punch from Mary, a fellow scrapper who had a garage sale last spring. I picked up that punch for just $1 (!) and it's one of my "new" faves, especially with the Stampin Up acquisitions.

The chipboard clouds are from Studio Calico. The architectural circle is from Pink Paislee -- I spritzed it with Glimmer Mist in Mustard Seed (oh, serendipity! and on a church layout...haha). I spritzed the crocheted flower (another Stampin Up product...originally a bright white) and bit of lace next to the title oval with more of the same.

I have been a steady subscriber at Masterful Scrapbook Design (nearly) since its inception, and the April seminar was called Artful Embellishment. Oddly enough, I did not go over the materials until *after* I did this layout...but I followed some of the "rules" they outline, so *something* is sinking in from previous lessons.

I have also been knitting like mad, and spending lots of time at Ravelry. I'm MichiganDenise over there, if you would like to say hello! I've been obsessed with finishing Tiny Owl's Wear the Wild Things Are hat (almost done with it!) and the Hogwart's Express shawlette (my first), as well as making my first Teeny Tiny Mochi Mochi -- a little gnome! I've nicknamed him my Gnomie.
Peace out, gnomies!

Friday, April 20, 2012

Easter Sunday...2012! Shocker.

I have Fridays to myself now ( breaks messed with me for quite a while...) and this is the first Friday I set out to get some scrapping done. Once Lil Guy is home, it is hard for me to concentrate in my scrap room (lovely as it is), so I set aside today to wrap up one layout and hopefully work on some more.
Easter Sunday 2012
What's special about this one, not only is the event recent, but I went on a shopping expedition (I need all day, it's a fair bit of travel now, sadly) to Scrappy Chic and Archiver's Novi *last* Friday with the express purpose of picking up some pieces from Basic Grey's Konnichiwa and Plumeria lines. I was hoping to find October Afternoon's 9-5 collection, too, but alas. They are as slow in shipping as reported.

My Hawaii mini album is done. It is ridiculously large for  "mini." I had to get 2" rings to make it manageable. I will share some photos soon...time to get back to 2011.