Monday, September 13, 2010

School Time with GCD!

School started here towards the end of August. My oldest daughter is going to Kindergarten this year. Where does the time go? On that note, can you guess what the theme for GCD this month guessed it...SCHOOL!

I was inspired by the picture in the top right corner. The apple and books made me think of school right away. I mimiced the apple and created a textbook feel on my layout by using a negative sheet of sticker letters and applying several layers of mists.

GCD Supplies: Paper: Vintage Audrey (Homespun Chic), Homespun Mod (Homespun Chic), Collection Pack (Homespun Chic) Die-cut: Journaling Tags (Paris Nights), Borders (Homespun Chic).

How was your child's first day of school? A nice thing to document are your child's favorite things they enjoyed on their first day. My daughter enjoyed the bus ride and recess time.

Until later!


Thursday, September 9, 2010

A Little Toot

A few months ago, I had a layout picked up for one of Scrapbook Trends idea books. This one to be exact.

I completely forgot that this issue was supposed to come out last month! I finally downloaded myself a copy the other day and saw my "Peek-a-Boo" layout on page 102.

I just love these pictures of my girls playing together. Now that I look at these pictures, I realize how much they have grown in just a few short months! Kids sure grow up way too fast huh? Hopefully I'll have the opportunity to capture many more happy play time moments between these two because once they hit teenagers, all that will disappear as they go their seperate ways. Then again, maybe I'll get lucky and they will always stick together. Yeah right! Who am I kidding? But for now, I am going to enjoy these happy moments.

Until later,


Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Dressed Up Doily with GCD

Hi everyone! Today I want to show you a quick and easy way to dress up a plain old doily. First you will need a negative sticker letter sheet. Make sure the sheet is not too sticky otherwise it will tear your doily when you remove it. Make sure to lightly dust your letter sticker sheet with some baby powder then gently press it onto your doily. Once in place, liberally spray several colors of mists. Once you remove your sticker sheet, your doily should now look something like this.

You can either use the doily as is or add a little something else to it. I decided to back my doily with a darker sheet of paper and add another sheet of patterned paper to the front.

To add some texture, handstitch or sew a circle around the inside. Your doily will look something like this when it is completed.

Here is how I used my dressed up doily on my layout.

GCD Supplies: Paper: Vintage Audrey (Homespun Chic), Book Page (Artsy Urban), Flutter (Ava), Collection Pack (Homespun Chic), Die-cut: Homespun Chic, Recipe Card: Homespun Chic

Until later!

Monday, September 6, 2010

GCD Necklace Blog Hop

Welcome to the GCD Studios Necklace Blog Hop! I created my necklace by using the Round Metal Pendant.

Here is what my finished necklace looks like...

I used both the A and B sides of the Petit Garden paper from the Ava collection to create my necklace. I traced my round piece of chipboard on the A side of the paper. Then cut it out, glued it to the chipboard and sanded off the edges. I did the same thing for the heart chipboard except, this go around, I used the B side of the paper and stamped it with a script stamp. For the finishing touches, I applied a layer of diamond glaze to the round and heart pieces. I let them dry overnight and then carefully glued the heart onto my circle. And viola! I now have a super cute simple necklace that I can wear! Just think of all the possible combinations of necklaces you can make with the gorgeous papers from GCD! Love it!

To make things a bit more interesting, how about a prize? GCD Studios is generously holding 10 giveaways! In order to qualify, you will need to go through the blog hop and visit everyone's blogs. Make sure to leave a comment on each blog you visit for a chance to win!

And that is all she wrote! Head on over to Juliana Michaels for the next stop on the GCD Necklace Blog Hop. In case you landed on my blog first and would like to join in on the fun, make sure you start at the GCD Studios Blog and then follow along with the DTs blogs.

Until later!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Not So Nice Things

So often when we take pictures to scrap, we tend to forget to take pictures of the not so good times. One day my oldest daughter was having a bad day and had a meltdown just as we were leaving the house. I took out my phone and snappped a couple of pictures knowing that I wanted to capture this moment and scrap about it someday. I want to remember not only the happy times of my children, but also the times when things are not so great.

This layout was created with the Sweet Sue kit (hurry only 12 left!)

What not so nice times have you experienced? You can even create a layout without a picture or take one the next time it happens. Make sure to leave me a link here. I'd love to see what you create!

Have a Happy Labor Day weekend everyone!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Coming Soon...

The GCD Design Team and Facebook girls will be hosting a blog hop on Labor Day. Check back on Monday, September 6th to see what everyone has created. You won't want to miss this!

Until later!