Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Dear Daughter, Please Stay on Task!

I don't know about your little one,
but when mine is supposed to be getting ready for school in the morning,
I just might walk in her room and find her lying on her bed reading!

Since she is so easily distracted I decided to hang an
old chalkboard in her room where we could write a to-do list.
Last year this helped tremendously!!

This year, I came across a cute little digital stamp by Digi Stamp Characters which reminded me of my little Blueberry Sprite, so I decided to update the board. It was also perfect timing for a "Back to School" challenge on the MPTS forum. Here's how she turned out! Hope you like her.

Love how the Bazzill Swiss Dot Cardstock gave the perfect "texture" for her hair! The ID tag was attached to a box of chipboard letters I bought a few years ago (that's why I never throw anything away; I never know when I might need it!). I've been trying my hand at handmade flowers; these seemed perfect for this project.

And my dear daughter requested the sequined butterfly; it matches the lampshade in her room. I got the mini clipboard as a freebie a while back.

Thanks for taking a peek!

Friday, September 24, 2010

More Paper Than Shoes Mid-Week Challenge

I am lovin the MPTS forum; it is truly a dream come true!
There are so many challenges, one can always find something to SpArK your creativity.

I saw this month's mid-week challenge colors and thought of a layout I've been working on for a custom 20-page album.

The challenge motivated me to finish it here is... "Adorable".

So scrappy people, what are you waiting for??? Get on over to our forum. Can't wait to see what you're working with for our next challenge!

Friday, September 17, 2010

Welcome Baby Miles!

I know, I have been MIA!

Now that school is back in session, I have resumed my duties as
official shuttle bus driver for the kiddos

but I am slowly transitioning to squeezing in a few minutes of work
here and there throughout the day!

Wanted to share my latest custom order, an acrylic scrapbook.
I have had this cute little scalloped edge number just waiting to be dolled up!

and finally had the perfect chance when a friend needed a baby shower gift. You know I love creating all things "baby" and sweet, so this is to welcome little Miles!

I loaded the pages up with bling (in brown of course) and cut the page titles from upcycled chipboard (from a pack of rub ons) and added white stickles. I used stickles to embellish the album pages themselves as well.

Rub on graphics, like these glittery ones are the perfect accent for acrylic albums because they show through on the other side!