Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Pre-K Native American Studies

Pre-K Native American Studies.

This layout displays some more of Elizabeth’s pre-k art work and a story she ‘wrote’ to accompany her work.

The story reads: “I went to see an Indian teepee and they had a cat named Austin. I went down the river in the canoe with the girl Indian. We went to see her dad in his teepee.”

The best part of this story the cat’s name, Austin, which also just happens to be the name of the boy that lives down the street from us.

Background, box and elements from boxers kits by Mo Jackson. Bulletin board from G. Miller, frame from K. Mize, the totem pole is cut out of a photo by Risker at stock.xchng.

Sunday, May 28, 2006

Pre-K: Autumn 2004

Pre-K (Autumn 2004): Displaying a few pieces of Elizabeth’s Pre-K artwork in this layout. Art work displayed: autumn tissue tree in back of boxes, paper plate turkey, corn on cob and a handprint winged chicken. The photo is of Elizabeth at the pumpkin patch during a school field trip. I wanted to add a photo of her entire class at the pumpkin patch, but I just couldn't get it in there without messing up the entire balance of the layout.

Products used: Boxers #7 and September by Mo Jackson.

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

eye see you

Eye see you (I had a hard time coming up with a title, so if you have any ideas, I’m open to hearing them!)

Papers (some recolored) from Shabby Princess (various kits, but the dots is from studio chic). The brush work is from Scrap Artist’s Antiquated Swirls (covered in SP paper). The bracket is from Michelle Underwood (covered in SP paper). The sequins are from tandika. Atomic Cupcake inked edge action. Overlay from Scrap Artist. Fonts MaSexy from Digital Design Essentials and Rockwell.

Baby Blue Eyes

This is a repost of a layout that Tracey did of Rachel.

Sweet Innocence

This is a repost of a layout that Tracey did of Rachel.

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Girly Girl Already

I have caught Rachel walking around with purses already, and she’s only 12 months old. She seems to find a different one of Elizabeth's purses each day, and she carries it around the house. She’s already a ‘girly girl’.

Papers by Shabby Princess. Glitter title and dots from the Girly Girl elements pack by Melany Violette at Simply Clean Digi Scraps. The sequins are by tandika. Brushes are Antiquated Swirls and Playing Around from ScrapGirls. Glitter bracket is from Shabby Princess’ studio chic kit.

Monday, May 22, 2006

Watermelon (paper layout)


"When one has tasted watermelon, he knows what the angels eat" Mark Twain

Elizabeth 2001 (She was about 18 months in these photos, and these are photos that I absolutely adore. I scanned them in, so don't be surprised to see them scrapped more than once, lol.)

Friday, May 19, 2006

I Bet You Look Good On The Dance Floor

Inspired by the Arctic Monkey song, I had to scrap some dancing pictures. And I just couldn’t go traditional with it…

I used Earthen Vessel papers from Scrap Girls (highly recolored).

Wednesday, May 17, 2006

It's Official

I'm a digi scrapper. I have a preference. It is digital.

Little Girl

Little girl you crawled into our hearts long before you knew how.
Scraplift from bugshine. Click her name to see her layout that I lifted.
Rachel’s first crawl, 7 months old, 12/16/2005.

Papers from Jen Wilson’s Signature #3 pack, brush from Ronna Farrer, fuzzy hearts and swirl by Meredith Fenwick, rusty pin by Shannon Lee, curve templates from ScrapGirls.

Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Coffee House Chess

This layout was done by my friend Tracey of her daughter Taylor and Elizabeth.

Journaling: "This game could probably fool you for a moment. But don't let it. Elizabeth & Taylor truly had no clue what they were doing while "playing" at playing chess. And yet it kept them happily occupied. That is, until the next game took over their imaginations. February 20, 2006."

Happily occupied so we could drink coffee and talk scrapbooking, lol.

Sunday, May 14, 2006

The Moral Is...Always Obey Your Mother

I have redone the 'stuck' page to include why that photo reminds me of myself. And then when I began adding journaling, I just kept changing things until this is what I ended up with.

Journaling reads:

“Like mother like daughter.

When I was in the second or third grade I disobeyed my mother. Just once, mind you. Instead of going inside to change out of my Sunday dress, I waited until everybody else went inside. Then instead of following them, I ran back to the tree and climbed up. All the way to my favorite branch where we kids loved to jump from. Ready, set, jump.

But I didn’t land. No, instead of landing, my dress caught on another smaller limb. And there I was, hanging from the tree by the back of my dress, which was pulled up around my waist, showing off my panties for the entire world to see.

All of my family was inside changing out of their church clothes, so I just waited. What else could I do?

And then a truck drove by. The truck stopped, backed up, the man driving it started laughing, and then he drove away.

So, the moral of this story is, always listen to your mother! Oh, and don’t climb trees (or bedposts) in dresses.”

Products: Papers, rubons, alphas (moral) from Michelle Underwood’s Spring and She kits. Alpha (mother) from Rock and Roll kit at Scrap Girls, but I redid the letters with papers from Michelle Underwood. Girl doodle from ModScraps. Font is sexy from Digital Design Essentials. I think that is everything…

Thursday, May 11, 2006

There Ain't No Bugs On Me

Rachel didn't get in on the bug action with Elizabeth. She watched from her swing and skipped the creepy crawly feeling.

Doris’s ‘Creepy Crawley Bug’ set from Scrapbook Elements. Chipboard alpha by J. Crowley. Rusty screws and photo corners from Maya at Scrapbook Graphics. Fonts (flirty and sexy) are by Margarete Antonio at Digital Design Essentials.

Wednesday, May 10, 2006

Lady Bugs

Journaling: One Spring day we bought a bag of ladybugs. To help our garden? Maybe. To please Elizabeth? Definitely. April 2006

Quote on tag: “Lovely little ladybug, sent from heaven above, please watch over my garden, and fill it up with love.”

From ScrapbookElements, Doris’s Creepy Crawly Bugs set. From ScrapGirls, blue paper from the Rock and Roll kit and staples from the Refresh kit. Chipboard alpha by J. Crowley.

Friday, May 05, 2006

Kenan's Fourth Birthday

Kenan's Fourth Birthday.

I made these layouts for my nephew Kenan with photos from his birthday party. I cut up and used parts of his birthday invitation courtesy of Tracey who designed it for him.

Kenan is totally into superheroes right now, in particular he loves Spiderman and Batman. This comes after two years of loving Buzz Lightyear more than anything. He and Elizabeth share this love of superheroes and love to use their imaginations and play superheroes together.

First layout: papers and elements from Ronnie McCray's Swimming kit. The title and cartoon Kenan with the Spideys were created by Tracey Monette (Clever Monkey Graphics).

Second layout: Papers are from the Flair Extras kit by Robin Cabana. The stitches are from... I just don't remember. The rubons are from Michelle Underwood. The doodle font is by Taran Conyers. Cartoon action on Kenan and the title (recolored) are created by Tracey Monette (Clever Monkey Graphics).

Thursday, May 04, 2006

Daddy's Little Angel

Daddy's Little Angel.

As soon as I saw that picture of Elizabeth holding her squirt gun, I immediately thought of Charlie's Angels, and had to think of a way to incorporate that into the layout. She may love Power Rangers, but when I was little, I was a huge fan of Charlie's Angels.

When I played with my friends, it was always Charlie's Angels.

I always wanted to be Farrah, of course.

Papers from Earthen Vessel at ScrapGirls (including stars). Used the star stamp from the Rock and Roll kit at SG as a template. Staples from Blossom Blast at Sweet Shoppe. I know my Charlie’s Angels silhouette isn’t that great, but it was my third try. I’ll probably try it at least one more time before I actually print, but I think I need a break, lol.

Tuesday, May 02, 2006

Little Girls Love Their Makeup

Little Girls Love Their Makeup.

I had to take pictures that day in December when Elizabeth came to show me her beautiful makeup job. I mean, do you know anyone else that can put the blush on just so perfectly? And her eyes, with that beautiful lavender that matched her shirt. And ooooh, those shiny lips! She is just such a little beauty!

And take note of who designed these papers, which work perfectly for this layout! You may just discover that they were designed by someone that some of you know...

All products used from Tracey Monette's Spring Paisley kit at Clever Monkey Graphics (soon to be available for purchase online).