Friday, April 23, 2010

Round Robin #3

Well, round #3 is going on over at Swirlydoos and I just finished mine about 15 minutes ago (never mind that I am supposed to have it posted first thing this morning!). Since it is the end of the semester I haven't really had time to scrap. I tried last night and just couldn't make it come together. I told my son he better take me to the hospital because something must be seriously wrong with me if I can't scrap.

Anyway, it all came together this morning. yay! I used the cardboard as well. Turns out, I had the exact same shape as Lisa because I bought a 12x12 acrylic piece that shape at CK convention a few weeks back. I actually sewed on the cardboard itself, used gesso, crackle paint, and UTEE on the cardboard after I inked all the edges. Crap! I forgot to ink and distress the edges of the background paper!

I used the flower technique that was shared in the forums using the "Got Flowers" and squishing layers of those little flowers to make rosebuds. The paper behind the photo is from the April kit, used some tulle behind the flowers which is an idea I got from Anne here: I think all the hydrangeas are from a past kit. To explain the picture: my Grams died in January but we did not have her memorial service until April 16th which would have been her 93rd birthday. It was a wonderful time with family sharing our favorite memories of her. There were some tears but also a lot of laughter.

I know the twist was to include the journaling on the page but my journaling will be in the envelope tucked behind the picture. We all shared our favorite memories of Grams and I plan to include them in the journaling. The title reads, "Smile, even though your heart is breaking." We did a lot of laughing through our tears that day as we remembered her.

We had a wonderful time visiting with family, many that we had not seen in years. We played card games just as Grams would have if she were still with us. We are very blessed to have the family that we do and I thank my parents and my grandparents for that.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Swirlydoos' Grunge Challenge

Ok, Mandy (aka CraftySprinkles) is hosting a "Grunge" challenge and I could not sleep last night because of all the ideas I had swirlying around in my head. Seriously! I was awake until 2 am and had to get up for class at 6 am. So, between class and work I had to get some of these ideas on paper. Here's what I came up with for the challenge.
I used bubblewrap and paint for the big dots on the background paper. Then, I just splattered more paint all over the paper, sanded the pictures and painted them as well. Took some TH grunge and heat embossed with black, topped with Rock Candy and Stickles, added some 7G gaffer's tape, flowers, and Prima felt and crystals, RockStar pp, Glitz pp, and my daughter's latest non-working earbuds to complete the "grunginess."

I ended up with paint all over my scrap table, my cell phone and

all over me! My dd had to take my picture because I even had red paint on my nose!

Thank you for a great challenge, Mandy. You can visit her blog here.

Saturday, April 3, 2010

What a surprise!

I was pleasantly surprised to find that not one but two of my Swirly sisters gave me a blogger award this week. It took me some time to post since I am in the midst of studying for Therapeutics II exam, finishing a Personal Finance project, and writing a Literature Evaluation on a drug study for etidronate. Sounds like a lot of fun, doesn't it?

Thank you, Darien and Tina, for passing this Sweet Blogger award on to me. Please visit Darien here and Tina here to check out their beautiful work.

As I accept this award I need to do a few things:

1. Give a list of ten things that make me happy.

2. A trivia of five things about me.

3. Share the award with only 5 people and ask them to do the same.

4. Link the blogs I choose and the blog of the ones who gave me the award.

So, here goes:

10 Things that make me happy are sunshine, smiles, laughter, scrapbooking, finding a great buy, ice-cold Mountain Dew, my kids, my family, my puppy, and reading a good book.
5 things about me: I am pursuing a Doctor of Pharmacy degree, I only drive one speed--fast!, I love to watch American Idol and Biggest Loser, Mountain Dew is my weakness and I was kidnapped in the Philippines as a baby.
So now that you know all of that I will share this award with Sheri (my sister and scrappin' partner), Cheryl, Diana, Robin, and Manda K, my Swirly sisters.