One of the reasons I have my mojo back is that I found a new local scrappy friend! The amazing thing is the way I found her. My daughter brought home a birthday invitation and it said to RSVP to Rochelle Spears. When I read the name I went, "wait a minute!" "Rochelle Spears?!" Could this be Rochelle Spears Scrapbooking that I know online??! I went all "fan girlie" for a minute!! LOL
So I rushed to Facebook to check if my online friend was in fact the mother of a child in my child's class!! And can you believe it? She was/is! So I emailed her to RSVP and tried to play it cool so that she didn't think I was a crazy stalker! ROTF At the party we talked scrapping as much as we could and then made a "play (scrap) date". And the amazingly wonderful thing is that when we got together it was effortless and it just seemed like we already knew each other. And we had a fun scrapping together. We have already gotten together twice and plan to do it again next week. (and again and again!) I am thrilled to bits to have made friends with Rochelle.
I have made 3 layouts and 1 card during our scrapping time. I'm sharing some of them here today in addition to one other layout I made.
The first layout I'm sharing I made for the challenge at Scrap Our Stash. The sketch is by Rochelle and it was super fun to scrap. You are required to make your own background w/cardstock, stencils and/or mask and a medium i.e. paint, ink etc.
Another close up.
My next layout is for the May 1st sketch challenge at Sketch N Scrap. I decided to scrap some photos of my son and his friend that I took while they were working on a cooking project for their World Geography class. I used papers from the Bo Bunny - Our Lil' Monster collection.
A close up.
The next thing to share is another watercolor card. While Rochelle was here the first time, I showed her how to do the watercolor technique that I used to make the two watercolor cards I recently posted (last two posts). Afterwards I had this pretty watercolored square just sitting on my desk so I had to make it into a card. And of course I had to share it too. lol
The stamp is from Hero Arts - Big Ticket stamp set. I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine onyx black pigment ink.
So that's all from me for today. Thanks for sticking around and reading this LONG post! ha Until next time...happy scrapping!