Wednesday, February 9, 2011

A Star was Born Layout

Wednesday, February 9, 2011
I have a dirty little secret that I'd like to admit to all of you. I'm not sure if I should...but I think after admitting this..I hope to become a better scrapbooker. Ok...are you ready...???

I just started an album for my children. Seriously...I just started making pages about the days they were born. My son is 4 and my daughter is 2.  I'm so late and behind. Will I ever get this album done..? I hope so. A few days ago, I decided to take a challenge to finish 100 LOs by the end of the year. That's a lot!!!
I'm a crafter, meaning I do other crafty things, not just scrapbooking...So, I'm crossing my fingers that I will be able to make 100 layouts.

Anyway, today I'm going to share a layout that I just finished. It's about the day my son was born.
I called this layout "A Star Was Born". Of course, he's a star in our family :D
I used a sketch from Sketchy Thursday Challenge blog.

A little bit about this artwork -- The paper collection I used is from Close To My Heart called You Rock {Too bad it's already expired  retired}. I used a multi-colored emboss technique on the big star image and added Stardust Stickles. The Chipboard letters are from Making Memories and I dabbed multi-color inks, also added stickles. Letter stickers are Tiny Type from Cosmo Cricket.  Laces are from Hobby Lobby. And the blings -- the circle one is from Close To My Heart, and the big ones are from Michaels' dollar bin.

Well...I have 99 more layouts to go. Wish me luck :D
I hope to see you all soon. Be sure to come back often...and check out more layouts.
Take Care.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Happy "Choo Choo" Birthday

Tuesday, February 8, 2011
Today, four years ago, my dearest son, Dustin was born. Oh my goodness, time really goes by so fast. He means the world to all of us in the family. He's grown to be a cute and loving brother, son and train fanatic.

My husband and I spoiled him "a bit" with toy trains ever since he was very little. Since then, all he ever wanted just trains and more trains. I'm not even sure how many trains we have at home. Lets just house is a house of trains :D

So, last husband and I had a discussion about his birthday presents. And we came to a conclusion that we're going to get him another set of train. Then I told my husband that I'm going to make him a birthday card with train image.

Here's the card. I called it Happy "Choo Choo" Birthday Card.
The image I used on this project is from Pink Cat Studio  and Digi Stamp is called Billy Rides a Train. Isn't the stamp so cute..???!! {I LOVE PCS stamps SO MUCH.} I also used a sketch from Card Pattern # 101 Challenge.

Pardon my unprofessional coloring technique. I don't own that many Copic markers yet, so I used regular colored pencils. It was fun... :D

Tonight, we took him to Applebee's for a family celebration. And, the weird thing was...he didn't want to order any cake/dessert. Oh well...he's going to have a real birthday cake on Sunday when we celebrate his birthday with friends.

Well, thank you so much for stopping by, and I hope to see you soon.

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