Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Monday

The sun is shining and the kids (well ... two of them) are off to school. It's turned kinda cool, and it's supposed to rain most of the week, but at least it's bright :)
Along with my Mom's Mother's Day gift, I did up a few new layouts for her album. On my way to her house, I remembered that her album is now full, so I probably should have gotten her a new album too. Speaking of which, I need a few too. Gotta get some albums I guess.
I'm waiting on the product for my June kit to arrive, so I pulled out some kits that I bought last year to play with. I like getting new stuff, but it feels great to use up older product too. Waste not, want not :)
And I especially love this Crate Paper line. This kit was from Scrapbook Memories in London and has a few different lines of Crate with some K&Co. and Bella Boulevard.
I also threw in some Prima crysal swirls. I buy them ... but for whatever reason ... I never use them.
Rock Candy Distress Stickles on the chipboard accents ...
And then I got stuck. No inspiration. Scrapper's block.
So I turned to Jana's Sketch Blog for a jump start.
I used this sketch for this layout ...
Both this layout and the next use a Scarlet Lime kit and added in some of the Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type.
The Primas have a layer of watered down white acrylic paint and I used some extra dots from the "i"s as the centres.
And this sketch worked great for these photos ...
I haven't used sketches in a while but they were perfect to get going again. I did all three layouts in an evening. Usually, I get just one done because I spend so much time humming and hahing. And I love how they turned out.
Thanks Jana!


orangeheromama said...

Ooohhh! That top layout is GORGEOUS!!!

Danielle said...

GORGEOUS layouts Tara!!!!! I love the photos...omg your little guys are so adorable <3 Especially little Paul ~ I'd bring him home in a I could hug him and pinch those chubby cheeks (Kylan hates when I do that to him ehehehheheheheheh :))

Hope you had a wonderful Mother's Day :)

Blossom inch said...

wow...nice layouts...great works babe. Hugs, yuz