Friday, April 29, 2011

Robins are back

I was so excited two weeks ago when Terry noticed that the Robins had built a nest by our back door again. It was so fun to watch the babies last year. Then I noticed that the sparrows seemed to be trying to take over the nest and the robins had disappeared so I was bummed. I was going to take the nest down this weekend but Terry said on Wednesday that he saw a robin out there again. I looked yesterday and saw the mama in the nest and then this morning I saw her fly off for food so I grabbed my camera and held it up high to try and get a picture and see if there were any eggs. I was so excited when I saw these two! I can't wait to see the babies again.

Zoo Day lo

I created this lo for the Lasting Memories challenge this week This weeks challenge is a sketch challenge which I always like. I like to see everyones take on the sketch and then see what I come up with. I really liked this sketch because it was so simple and easy to use what you wanted with it. I used some of my Pink Paisley Hometown Summer papers that I won at Lasting Memories a few weeks ago in the kit from Artful Delights which is wonderful. If you haven't ever gotten one of the AD kits you should check them out. This is my second one and I love the selection of papers and embellishments Leeanne puts together and they are a good value too. I also used some of the CS from that kit and some Bazill Cardstock I already had. The flowers are some new felt flowers I found at Michaels this week. I used a picture of Will and I from the zoo last year. Will and I always sit on this turtle for a picture and Terry and Will sit on the hippo statue. I have a lot of pictures of the two of us at this turtle. LOL. Thanks for looking. I just checked and I guess entries closed at noon so I missed out on this weeks challenge :-( bummer.

Snow Much Fun LO

I created this lo for the 52 week challenge. I have wanted to do this one since we went sledding on Christmas eve last year. I still have some other photos from then but these were the first set. I used the Winter Frolic Cart and Bazill cardstock to create this lo. I cut out the trees and sledder and title at 3" and the the hills at 2". I used photos that had a white border already and matted them on light blue paper. I journaled that we went sledding on Christmas eve and had the place practically to ourselves since everyone else was doing holiday stuff. Thanks for looking.

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Top 3 at Lasting Memories

I was thrilled this morning when my friend Sue posted that I should look at the Lasting Memories site and when I did I found out I was one of the top 3 this week for my Peeps lo. Thanks for picking me!

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Easter Peeps Layout

I created this lo for the Lasting Memories challenge this week and also for my SnC 52 week lo. The challenge at Lasting Memories was to create a lo about what means Easter to you. My lo is all about the marshmallow peeps that come out for Easter. I absolutely love these things! I don't care if they are bunny shaped or chick shape either way they are yummy! I saw that this year they have chocolate dipped chicks and chocolate mousse bunnies. I can't find either of these but have consoled myself with the regular ones. I found these cute Peeps chipboard shapes at Jeffrey Alans the other day, they are made by Creative Imaginations. Apparently they also make papers but I didn't see any of those. I just used Bazill cardstock for the papers and cut the shape with Cricut Elegant Edges and the word Peeps with Birthday Bash. I really like the font on that cartridge but I haven't cut any of the cute shapes yet. Thanks for looking.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Camping Layout

I got a new lo done last night to enter into the SnC 52 week layout contest and it will also qualify for the monthly challenge to use a photo of myself with someone else. These photos are from last year at Crazy Horse Campground in Ashland. Will and Terry got up early and went out in the canoe and then Will and I went out later in the day. I will do a lo later to go with this one of the frog, snake and turtle that we saw on our outing. I used my new Campin' Critters Cricut Cartridge for this layout and I love it. It was so easy to piece the cuts together and they are so cute. I included two pictures of the layout because from the different angles you can see a little bit of the dimension to the cuts. I just used cardstock for all the papers. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Spring Flowers lo

I created this lo to use for my SnC 52 week lo. I can also use it for the new April 7th sketch at Sassy Lil Sketches and at The Paper Variety for the Spring Flowers challenge. I will also use it for the monthly SnC challenge to create your own flowers. I made the flowers from some stamps I got at Prairie Art Stamps, the stamp store that is down the street from my house that I love. I colored them in with Copic markers which I also love. I used some paper from an old summer stack by DCWV and my journaling box is from the Echo Park Summer collection from last year. I used pictures of my tulips from last year that came up so pretty. Thanks for looking.