Friday, March 11, 2011

Three to share....

I have been getting a lot of scrapping done and I am loving it!!!  Got some new Crate Paper goodness today that I can't wait to dive into! 

I worked with some more MME papers from my LSS.  This is the Good Day Sunshine line, the boy collection.  So of course I had to do a page of hubby.

He is going to kill me.

I took this photo last summer on my camera phone, and I guess you had to be there, but he was being such a goof.  This sign is so funny.

I tried something that I heard/read about, which was using an embossing plate on a whole sheet of 12x12 paper.  I misted the paper a bit with water and then put the edges in the plate where I wanted it and wrapped the whole sheet around the try that you slide into the machine.  I worked pretty good, except there were a few ugly creases, which I had to cover up with paper.

Speaking of paper, I didn't use a paper trimmer at all on this page!  It was for a challenge at the JBS forum to use 4 papers and no trimmer!  So I whipped out some of my old decorative edge scissors and cut.  I tried to pick some paper patterns that would help guide a straight line.

Oh, and when I showed my hubby this page tonight, he laughed, and then gave me the finger and said "Here's YOUR sign"!  :)

This next page I did for the color combo challenge at the Crate Paper blog!  Love the grey, kraft and yellow combo.

I used grey paper from the North Pole collection, a "kraft" color from Lemongrass, and yellows from Restoration and School Spirit. Other items include tags by Maya Road and Elle's Studio, tapes and flowers by Tim Holtz, and a grey felt heart by Jenni Bowlin.

The theme of this page was also based on a challenge at JBS where you had to do a "me" page.  I haven't done one in a while, so I just jotted down 5 things I'm into right now.

Last but not least, I got my Cocoa Daisy march kit yesterday (which is sold out!), and it was just so awesome that I ripped it open and did a page.  When I saw some sneaks of this kit, I knew that i wanted to use it to do a page about this particular topic.

I finished my Master's Degree when I was 22 and got a teaching job right away.  I went so school part time working on classes for my Ph. D. in Science Education.  I have 117 credit hours beyond my Bachelor's degree!  When we moved to Houston, my program took a back seat for a bit because I was starting a new job and we were moving half way across the country.  Now, a wedding, a few jobs, and almost 2 kids later, I haven't done a thing for it.  I am A.B.D...All But Dissertation, which means I JUST have to do that!  otherwise, I'm done!!!  

But life take's its turns, and I just have no motivation to finish anymore. I am so happy where I am at, and this was an extrememly tough decision, but I decided to withdraw from the program.  I feel a little bit of sadness, but I am satisfied with my decision. 

In similar news, my brother Brian just defended his Ph. D. dissertation last Tuesday, and it now officially a Dr.! 

OK, that was a rant, but had to get it out!  I'm off to work with some Crate Paper!!


Laurel said...

Such great layouts, love that last one!

Jamie Lane Designs said...

These are wonderful, I love the last one too!

Gina said...

Great pages! I really love the theme of the last one and the design of the 2nd one. :)

Diana Waite said...

these layouts are FUN! GREAT job!