Monday, February 28, 2011

All Day Crop

My sis and I went to an all day crop the Saturday before last. It was a lot of fun and I even managed to get 8 lo's done. It was a wonderful 12 hour crop full of laughs and lots of good food. I think I gained a few pounds that day because they fed us well. We even had fresh-baked cookies still warm from the oven!

Anyway, the weather has been dreary so I was not able to take pictures until today. Here's the first lo I did. It is a picture that my mom found of my paternal grandfather with all of his classmates. He is in the second row the second boy from left. I think he just looks so stinkin' cute!

All the pp, cb key, and feathers are from the February Swirlydoos  kit. The flowers and bling are from my stash. tfl!

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Layout of the Week!!!!

My latest lo, Broken Road, was honored as the Layout of the Week over at Swirlydoos. You can check it out here. Lisa always does such a wonderful job introducing the LOTW, too.
 Thank you, Swirlydoos!

Saturday, February 5, 2011

Swirlydoos Monthly Sketch Challenge

Along with the lovely Swirlydoo  kit comes an amazing sketch by Begahunna each month. I just love her sketches. Typically my first lo is the sketch challenge. So, without further ado here is my interpretation of this month's sketch.

I added Petaloo flowers, Prima bling, and leaves from my stash. The Prima roses, flower centers and ribbon are from a past kit. The pp and mirrors are from the current kit. I used the Big Dog (aka Cricut Expression) to cut the swirlies. This is a picture of me and Roger at a Christmas dinner. tfl!

Friday, February 4, 2011

More Snow Day Fun

I did manage to do some more scrapping despite the fact that all my cancer notes were calling my name. I can only study so much! The kids had three snow days this week and I had two. This has been a crazy winter. I just had to help my ds get his car out of the snow. For some reason he parked on an ice packed parking lot and couldn't get out of the parking space. So, I went up with a bag of salt and a few shovels. We got the car out in no time. And, his comment to me: "Thanks, Mom. All your past transgressions are forgiven." Really? Kids these days.

Anyway, I have a few more lo's to share with you. This one is of my dn and just seemed to be a perfect color match for this month's Swirlydoos kit. I used flowers from Prima and Petaloo (from my stash and past kits), leaves from my stash and bling from a past kit. The sketch is one from PencilLines. In fact, it is the same sketch I used for my "Peace" lo. Can you tell?

I listen to country music while I scrap and that inspired the title for this one. (And, the next one! Not sharing that one with you until tomorrow though. ;P)

Round Robin #2

Yay! It is "Reveal Day" for the Round Robin Challenge. I used a PencilLines sketch for this one but once I finished the lo I realized it looks a lot like this month's kit sketch challenge. I used LYB feathers included in this month's kit as well as the pp. The flowers are Petaloo (from my stash) and Prima (from past kits). I added Prima bling and leaves from my stash. I tucked some of the mirrors included in this month's kit amongst the flowers. The pins are Maya Road and the transparency is old Hambly from my stash. Some of the flower centers were made with the Sunburst McGill punch-really love that punch! Thanks to Lisa G. for turning me on to it!

This is a picture of my Grandma and her classmates in 1938. I love scrapping these black and white photos that I scanned from her scrapbooks. The B&W's are easy to scrap with any of the Swirly kits!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

A Sneak Peek

Snowpocalypse left us homebound for three days which left me plenty of time to clean, study, and even get a little scrapping done. So, here is a sneaky for the Round Robin this month. I will be posting the lo on reveal day-this Friday.

Love the McGill Starburst punch that I just bought with a 30% off coupon from Archivers. They have a group of punches that you can use to make your own flowers. I am hoping to add to my McGill punch collection so I can make my own roses.