Sunday, June 10, 2012

Look at this!!

We have been so busy having fun that I haven't had time to stop and write anything.  Friday we took the kids to see Madagascar 2.  Great movie!!  Super cute.  Then we took them to Bounce U which is a bounce house place and then after that it was back home for a BBQ and swimming in the pool. 

Then yesterday, Denise and I had a "girl day".  We started out by having lunch out at a local Mexican food place.  Then we hit the local scrapbook stores and bought a few goodies to play with when we had a chance.  We finished up our "girl day" by going to see a movie, Snow White and the Huntsman.  Not really the best movie because it was slow and all Snow White did was cry the whole movie but we wanted to see it and and we got to.  I wanted to see Prometheus but Denise said NO!  Scaredy cat!!
front of card
inside of card

We came home and the guys had grilled burgers for us all.  Then the guys watched hockey and we went in  my scrap room and scrapped and watched a couple of movies.  I made a card from a sketch challenge that Fia has on Sketches4all.  I used some gorgeous paper from Graphic 45 - A Ladies Diary Collection.  And I got this cool wooden bird flourish from Kaisercraft that I colored with a Tim Holtz watercolor marker.  I pulled ribbon and pearls from my stash and I used my new stamps from CTMH for the sentiment.

Today Denise talked me into working on a sketch challenge from Skissedilla blog.  Here is what I came up with today.  I used some paper from the same collection as the card, Graphic 45 - A Ladies Diary Collection.  Then I added some Tim Holtz distress ink drops.  I swirled a round container in it and made circles.  I put some on a paint brush and flicked it on the paper for some splatters.  Next I pulled out a Dylusions stencil and a TH Distress in pad.  I just randomly placed the dots around the page and rubbed the ink over the stencil. 

I pulled some cardboard, a doily, a vellum envelope, a metal clock face and a roll of flowers from my stash.  I distressed them with Distress ink and started layering things.  I decided to print my photos in sepia so that they would go better with the distress feel of the layout. 

The photos are of my dad (but you couldn't guess that! LOL).  We don't get a lot of photos of him and he usually isn't smiling so it was nice to get these.  I made a little journaling card for inside the envelope. 

I like how it turned out.  How about you?? 

Now we are going to feed the kids and go swimming.  Then hopefully more scrapping after that so expect another post soon.  Hope you weekend is going great too!!


  1. Sounds like you have been enjoying some fabulous times with the kids. I miss those days when the kids were young but we all have wonderful memories.
    Your card is absolutely gorgeous! Your page honoring your Dad is superb.

  2. Looks like the kids are having a blast!!!!!! Yay! Great card and the layout of your dad is fantastic!

  3. Wow!! Sounds like you guys are having so much fun!!! I bet the kids slept hard afer such a busy day.

    I was wanting to see the Huntsman...but now I'm not so sure!! Haha.

    Your layout it beautiful. I love all the techniques you used. What a sweet tribute to Dad!

  4. Super cute pic! Sounds like you guys are having a great time! Your projects are super! Love the layout of your Dad! The details are great!

  5. Hi Stacy,
    I hope all is well with ya. Sounds like you been really busy. You made such a beautiful layout! I love the little pocket you added. TFS AJ~

  6. Sounds like fun! Great LO. I find masculine LOs difficult.

  7. Love your card and layout!! Glad you're having fun with the kiddoes!!

  8. Love the cardboard background to your photos :)

    Louise :) xx