Mini Album-Featuring My Belly

Monday, August 2, 2010
Charles and I hung up a sheet and set up the Nikon D90 for some belly shots.  It was a challenge for me because I haven't felt very attractive since the onslaught of my ever growing belly.  I've never been a "glowing" pregnant lady.  Anyways-the pictures did turn out well-I really love them.  I made a mini album documenting my hugeness.  

I found this album at my local scrapbooking store.  It's made by My Mind's Eye and features flocked covers and 10 blank pages.  It was only $7!!  To make it easy on myself, I stuck to only 3 colors.  

Am I Made of Glass?

Sunday, August 1, 2010
One more post, I promise.  I screwed up on this one, but I'm posting it anyways because I worked really hard on it and it means a lot to me.  The title "am i made of glass?" is after the Trapt song "made of glass".  the follow up line is "'cause you see right through me".  This is a tribute to my love Charles, because it is oh so true.  He can see right though me.  I suppose it's because we endured a long distance relationship for over 2 years.  He lived in Dallas, TX while I lived in Fargo, ND.  We got to know each other sooo well because all we had was the telephone and skype.  We saw each other every 3 months.  One stretch was 5 months, and a couple of times there was a only a couple of week between visits.  It was a very challenging time in my life.  Because we talked ALL the time, he knew what was up with me just by the tone of my voice, and still does. 

Where do I even begin with this one?  I used so many different products and techniques.  I'll start with the background.  I used an 81/2 x 11 transparency and stamped on it using some of my favorite stamps.  After all the stamped images dried I used Tim Holtz alcohol inks to add various colors of greens/blues.  The smaller photo you see of Charles and I is altered using Tim Holtz Fragments (it's a piece of acrylic for those unfamiliar) and then used alcohol ink on it to give it an old warn look and then glued the photo to the fragment using glossy accents.  For the title, I cut it out with my quickutz hand cutting tool and then used Stickles (glitter glue) on top of it to give it some color and blingy dimension.  

Tools Used:
Various Stamps

Supplies Used:
Various Tim Holtz Alcohol Inks
Tim Holtz Gear parts
Tim Holtz Lock and Key
Tim Holtz Fragments
Tim Holtz Game Spinner
Ranger Glossy Accents
Ranger Archival Ink
Ranger Stickles Turquoise
Prima Flowers
Prima Leaf
Michaels brand butterfly

Twilight-A Mother/Daughter Obsession

This layout is a tribute to the love my daughter and I have for the Twilight Saga.  She's pretty young, so she hasn't read the books yet.  I've read the books (on my 2nd time through) and absolutely love them.  Next up is to read them with my daughter.  We took this photo the day Megan and I went to see New Moon on opening day.  This is now framed and in my daughter's "twilight" room.    

Close up of the title, etc.  The "Cullen" charms came from a bracelet of Megan's that broke.  Viola-perfect scrapbook accent!  I found the Twilight font online somewhere.  I found the book cover images on and printed them out.  

Tools Used:
Martha Stewart Border Punch

Supplies Used:
Flocked Patterned Paper by DCWV
Bazzill Card Stock
Black Ribbon


The Color Room-Palette #12

As I become fluffier by the day, it becomes more challenging for me to muster the creative energy to scrap.  And if I do find the energy to scrap, there is nothing left over for the drawn out process of posting this stuff on my blog or any other site.  This particular palette felt sophisticated and classy.  

This layout features my love, Charles.  I love this photo of him that he took of himself with his iPhone.
Charles really is a classy guy.  Aside from his rocker style he wears when he's going casual, when he dresses otherwise, he dresses to the 9's.  He's all up on his fashion and has great taste.  He is the one who decorated the inside of our home.  The outcome of that will be featured in another layout.  For now, here is my take on the palette.  

(click on picture for larger image)
Tools Used:
Cricut (the word "style" and corner black flourishes)
Cricut Gypsy (the word "style" and corner black flourishes)
Quickutz Revolution (the word "class"
Sheet music stamp by Tim Holtz & Stampers Anonymous
Tim Holtz paper distressor
Dymo Label Maker (the words "is what you have")

Supplies Used:
Bazzill Cardstock
Patterned Paper from My Minds Eye (orange flourish that I cut out from the paper)
Grunge board by Tim Holtz (big charcoal flourishes)
Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Black Soot (used on big grunge board flourish and to distress the the paper)
Tim Holtz Ideaology Metal Corner
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist in Graphite and Pearl
Staz On Ink Pad
Transparency and chipboard from my stash

Notes about this layout:
I've been making a lot of my own transparencies lately (sheet music on this layout).  I have a whole lot of blank transparency sheets thanks to a friend.  What I do is stamp my image onto the transparency sheet with my favorite stamps and Staz On Ink, and then once it dries, cutting it out and applying it with clear glue.  I like Scotch's wrinkle free glue.  Very cost effective technique since you can get quite a few cuts from one transparency sheet!  

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