Saturday, April 30, 2011

Dream Valley Challenge #5 - Flowers

For this week's challenge over at Dream Valley Challenges I decided to do a card for my mom on mom's day. I used scrap glossy pink (although it looks orange in the photo) cardstock, some scrap eyelet trim, all the stickers were stickers my mom gave me for Easter (yes, she still gives me an Easter basket even as I approach 30), some prima flowers, and a flower I made using scrap paper and a vintage button.

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Big Boy!

As I was dressing my baby boy this morning in my favorite jeans on him, I saw he had a hole starting on the knee of his pants. This is a huge thing for me! For most people the milestones in child development are things like first word, first step, etc. Now that my baby's no longer a baby (at least we won't say it to his face...he'll always be my baby) the milestones seem to be getting farther and farther apart. At least not happening every month. Because they just develop so quickly during the first two years of life, new strides take place often. When I saw that holy jean it meant my baby is a big boy. He roughs and tumbles and plays hard like the other big boys. That holy jean will go in the keep box as a token of his boy-hood.

Two hours later he marked them up with permanent green marker. So long favorite jeans! You were loved.
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Saturday, April 16, 2011

Dream Valley Challenge #4 - Easter

Here's this week's challenge from Dream Valley Challenges. The challenge this week is "Easter" and our sponsor is Stitchy Bear for the digi's. This is the first time I've used a digi and boy let me tell took me 4 times to color this image! The first two I loved but then I decided to do something creative. So I attempted to do a crackle glaze over the top using mod podge and paint. It looked like a chocolate poo covered easter egg! LOL So I decided to just color the image and it turned out better. I'm sure I'll get better over time. Here's the final masterpiece :)

I was going for the Granny Chic look. I learned this style a few days ago and was so excited to finally have a name for my style (or at least the style I love). I took a dollar store shadow box, covered it with dollar store shelf liner and added all the trim, ribbon, vintage buttons and wood shapes I had laying around that was Easter-y. I did the best coloring I could with the markers I have (even did a little shading)! Here are some close ups:

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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Fight to be a Leader!

My husband sent me this for a motivational tool. Thought you'd get a kick out of it because you know what? You're TNT Baby!:

Fight Fight Fight!

Have a freaking AWESOME day ;)