Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Lucky, to be 35, and Potty Training....

Kind of a hodge podge of layouts today!

I'll start with a contest going on at Page Maps.  I love her sketches so much, but don't use them enough!  I was really drawn to this sketch.

I used some papers from Niki Silvils and My Little Shoebox that was given to me by the Clip It Up girls....THANKS!

 My birthday was fun this year!  We went to Tarpin Springs (Fla.) which is a Sponging area.  There are boats you can go out on and watch them dive for sponges, plus there are all kinds of sponges to buy.  It is also a greek town, and there are TONS of great restaurants, and that's really why I wanted to go there!  :)  We had an awesome lunch, although it would have been better without the sun drenched, tired kiddos!  :)

These colors aren't ones I would normally choose, but I really like the way they work together with my photo in this case.  I wanted to highlight the title, so I stitched a few circles around it.

The cut outs for this party line are so adorable.  I added some baker's twine to this present and tied a little bow.

Next up I did this page for Color Combos Galore

 This was the THIRD try on this page!  I got these new Ranger paint daubers that I wanted to use.  I bought white, yellow, and green, but the yellow and green just weren't matching my papers, so I just used the white to paint my title and the butterfly and journaling area.

I did a TON of stamping on the background with Versamark and then some light black.  The "bee" stamp I actually stamped with the paint dauber and it turned out pretty well.

Did you know that Bazzil came out with patterned papers??  These are a few of them.  They also have these pleated cardstock strips which are very cool to work with. My LSS carries them because Karries' brother is the owner of Bazzil!  :)  I think we are going to do this page in my class next month at Scrappn' Savvy.

Lastly, my LSS got in the Simple Stories Destination line and these papers are SO awesome!  There are cards and blocks of all sizes so you can put them into page protectors of different sizes!  I would love to make an entire travel album with these I just need to plan a trip!  :)
There was one sheet that just fit this sketch from Sketchabilities so well.

 I decided to use photos of Charlotte reading on the potty.  Traveling themed papers....potty works, right?  :)  

I have no idea where she got the idea to read on the potty.

We are gonna do this page in my class, so people can use whatever photos they want, obviously.

I made some simple layered circles and also stitched some circles with black thread on the paper.  I also used my cricut (gasp!) to make the black flourish at the bottom of the photos. 

Thanks for looking today!  Tomorrow is Sketchy Thursdays reveal!  YAY!!!!


glorygirl said...

Happy belated birthday, Audrey! Love love love every one of your layouts from the past three posts! They are all so cohesive and perfect themes for the photos and stories! Looooove them!

Tessa Buys said...

Those blue eyes - gorgeous!!! Great pages :).

Diana Waite said...

okay, the title on 35 is COOL I must remember to sew around the title, and those blue eyes--GORGEOUS!! Way to rock the challenges!!

Unknown said...

OMG, these turned out soooo great!