Monday, February 28, 2011

More new layouts!

Friday Kari and I took the day to go to the Scrapbook Expo and attend the all day crop. It was a fun day looking at all the scrapbook products. I kept checking out the Copic's displays and watching the various product demenstrations. I am still on the fence about picking up a set. I am still mulling it over in my head. We met a couple of really nice ladies that we wish we had been sitting with for the crop. Unless you researve the entire table, it is always a crap shoot who you will be sitting with. I was able to get 3 layouts done.
This first layout features pictures from when Anthony was baptized last year. I used My Little Yellow Bicycle papers from the Twig line. In case you have trouble reading the title, it says, "U(you) R(are) A New Man in Christ".
This is the layout from list year's New Year's Eve celebration at Disneyland! (Do you see a theme running from the previous layout to this layout? I picked up a neat banner stamp set and I just had to use it!)
This last layout was last month's Basic Gray page kit. I used pictures from Christmas last year at Bob and Chrystal's house. I added hidden picture that you pull up when viewing the page.

And here is side 2.
And the pull up from page 2!
I know, 15 hours at the crop and I only finished 3 pages? But there was shopping and looking and visiting to do as well!!

Thursday, February 24, 2011

Enjoy the Ride

This was my submission for the February Round Robin Challenge at Colorful Creations. Pictures of my my son on New Years Day. I used Graphic 45 papers from the A Proper Gentleman Collection, Prima bing and the Graphically Speaking Cricut cartridge.

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

New Layouts!

Saturday I spent the day with Ching out at a crop in Chino. I got the following 3 layouts done.
This 1st layout was for the Trains & Tiaras challenge at Colorful Creations. I love this picture of Grandpa Pat and Amara. They just seem so relazed getting ready to ride the Tower or Terror at California Adventure! For this challenge you had to use a female picture, the word Grandma or Grandpa, some form of matting and at least 2 patterned papers. I actually used 4 pattern papers (two are in the rolled flowers at the bottom of the page!). I also used the sketch from Pagemaps as my base.
This 2nd layout features Arianna at her 1st day of 4th grade. This layout features a pull out tag that reveals more details of that day. Another layout for a challenge at Colorful Creations. This time the challenge was to use polka dot pattern paper (or ribbon), striped patterned paper (or ribbon)and four specific colors. Done, done and done! I was also able to use the sketch from Pencil Lines.
This final layout was I kit that I had purchased on line. This is Jillian when she was about 4 years old. My how the time flies!

Friday, February 18, 2011

Pictures of LB

New pictures of the LB. It is hard to believe that Sarge has been a part of our lives for a year now.
I bet he is thinking here, get a little closer - I want to eat your camera!"I feel bad that I don't feel bad about all the stuff I like to chew up!"

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Basic Grey's Page of the Month Club

Meet your scrapbook goals with Basic Grey's Page of the Month Club

Urban Anthology is pleased to announce its participation in the Basic Grey Page of the Month program! If you love Basic Grey papers and embellishments as much as I do you will love this monthly kit! For $20 plus shipping or $250 paid in full ($53 discount) you will receive a kit filled with one of Basic Grey's brand new collection!

Here is what you will receive:
  1. An Exclusive Kit (Contains at least 6-8 patterned papers, 2-3 packages of embellishments, alphabet)

  2. Color Instructions showing you how to make the monthly two page layout

  3. Additional sketches for other alternatives to the main project
**Urban Anthology Exclusive: 2-3 Additional sheets of coordinating card stock, trim, and other embellishments**

Additional instructions and ideas on the Urban Anthology Blog to create an additional 2 page pages and a greeting card.And Exclusive Discounts on scrapbook products.

Here is how it works:
  1. Sign-up by visiting this link.

  2. You will receive an invoice on/near March 1st, 2011 which will enroll you into an auto subscription plan. The day you make your payment will be the day the amount is deducted every month. OR An invoice for Payment in Full, depending on the choice you pick.

  3. You will receive two months worth of kits at a time (shipping schedule is below)
Check out March and April's Layouts!
All the fine print:
  1. Your are enrolled for one year, 12 continuous months.

  2. Shipping is $10.50 per shipment anywhere in the USA. Sorry no international shipments at this time.

  3. You will be billed $25.25 each month, on or near the 1st of the month, as outlined above, this includes the $20 kit fee, and $5.25 for shipping. Except the first payment, will be for 2 months plus shipping ($50.50), the remaining payments will be for one month each.4. You will be sent two months worth of kits at one time, thus receiving 6 shipments.
Shipping Schedule:

*March & April: Hello Luscious & Life of the Party kits ship: mid March

*May & June: Sweet Threads and Lauderdale kits ship: mid May

*July & August: Q2 releases kits ship: mid July

*September & October: CHA-S releases kits ship: mid September

*November & December: CHA-S releases kits ship: mid November

*January & February: Q4 releases kits ship: mid January

Please email with any questions.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Love My Girlfriends

This layout features two really good girlfriends of mine when we attended a tea in Little Tokyo. Here we are toasting one another! I used papers from My Mind's Eye Lost and Found line, and assorted flowers. I used the sketch from the My Mind's Eye blog as my base and it also matched a challenge at Colorful Creations!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day

From my grandbabies and myself ~ Happy Valentine's Day!

Those Eyes

This is Gino when he was almost 2. He still has those amazing eyes. I used Basic Grey papers from the Oliva line and Prima bling for this layout. The inspiration came from two places ~ Colorful Creations had a Trains & Tiaras Challenge to use a close up photo and I also used the sketch at Sketch Inspiration as my base and took off from there.

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Jumping in the Elevator

So the other day Jillian brought the kids by work. Amara loves to jump in the elevator. I guess it is something their daddy taught them! It was just too funny (and a little scary)!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Cruise Divas

These are a few of the ladies that I cruise with almost every year. This year (2009) we took this picture. I used the sketch at Sketch Inspirations for my inspiration!

Sweet Jillian Ann

I have been scanning in some of my old negatives and I came across this picture of Jillian when she was about 3 or 4. It was perfect for this layout I purchased from Tammyi and for the Random Wedensday Challenge at Colorful Creations.

Recently I had sent some of the negatives out to a service and it was mondo expensive. Scaning on the flat bed scanner is really time consuming. Anyone know of an easier way?

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

The Best of Times

I created this layout using a sketch at Your Scrapbook Stash for inspiration and the white out theme from a challenge at Candy Shoppe Designs. The challenge was to make an all white layout. You were allowed to throw in a splash of color. I made good use of my border punches, Bazzil paper and Art Warehouse stamps. The circles are stamped with white embossing powder and then misted with Glimmer Mist. The white shows through as the embossing powder acts as a resist and the Glimmer Mist only adheres to the card stock!