Friday, May 27, 2011

Floral layout

Todays lo is for the Lasting Memories challenge and the the challenge this week is floral. I had taken some pictures of the pretty Iris last week that I thought I would use but then realized I hadn't printed them out yet. So I had to come up with something last night. I finally put this together. It's not that exciting but I love the tree I made and the pictures of the Dogwood tree are really pretty. I love this little tree and is so pretty in the spring when it flowers. I have pictures of the tree during all the seasons and hope to put together a lo or two with all the different seasons.

I used my cricut and 3 different cartridges for this lo. I think that might be a record for me. The tree was cut at 5" from the Cindy Lou cart and then I embellished it with Making Memories fuzzy felt flower brads and some leftover chipboard flowers from my Peeps lo. I also used some felt BG pieces I got in my March Artful Delights kit. I cut the word Spring from the Straight from the Nest cart but I can't remember what size it is. I cut the decorative piece with the photos from Elegant Edges at fit to page and I think it said it was 11". I used Bazzill cardstock for all the cuts. Thanks for looking.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Sock Monkey LO

This lo is for the Lasting Memories sketch challenge this week. I used some pictures of Will from last year when he got a sock monkey for his birthday. He has always wanted one but I never could fine one for him but his Aunt Mary ordered one online for him and a tshirt from Build a Bear that says Chicago Blackhawks Stanley Cup Champions. He really liked it and was totally surprised. He has quite a collection already of stuffed monkeys so this was added to them. I used sock monkey paper and 3-d stickers I found at Hobby Lobby, Bazzill cardstock and two sock monkey brads I got at our LSS a few weeks ago. Thanks for looking.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Hello Spring LO

I created this lo for the Lasting Memories challenge this week. The challenge was to use this photo as inspiration for your lo this week.

I love the colors in this photo and tried to use them in my lo. I used papers from Sassafrass Lass for the background paper and the rainbow border and the flower paper. I used Basic Grey papers for the green and the yellow and pink at the top for journaling. I used Jillibean cardboard letters for the title. The flowers near the photo came from my Artful Delights kit and I used the buttons from there too. I used BG chip board for the other flowers and bee and butterfly. Thanks for looking.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Sad news

After I posted the photo of the Robins nest I noticed that she wasn't in it that much so I checked a couple of days later and saw that there was only one egg instead of two. I was dissapointed but figured one was better than none. Then a couple of days later I noticed she hadn't been there all day so I went and checked again and NO eggs were left. I never saw any other birds messing with the nest so I'm not sure what took them but they were gone. I did notice yesterday and today though that she is back out on the nest after not being there for a while so I wonder if she will lay more eggs. I'll keep an eye out and my fingers crossed because those babies are so cute.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

40 at almost 40 layout

I created this lo for the Lasting Memories challenge this week. The challenge is to create a lo about yourself. I thought I would do one about 40 things I love at almost 40 years old. I used Echo Park papers for the paper squares, Bazill cardstock for the background and some Michaels Recollections pieces for the butterfly and and butterfly border. The flowers are K&Co brads. Thanks for looking.