Monday, May 31, 2010

Platinum Scraps - Dry Embossing Challenge

Here is my entry for Platinum Scraps.  This week each designer was free to design any project, they just had to use dry embossing.  I made a card for my Daughter for her Daddy for Father's Day. 

Happy Memorial Day to all of our men and women serving in our armed forces.


Papertreyink Paper:  Enchanted Evening and Spring Rain
Nestabilities: Scalloped Circle, Classic Circle, Ribbon Tag
Cuttlebug Embossing Folder: Spots and Dots
Papertreyink Stamp:  Father Knows Best
Father and Son:  A Child's Year

Friday, May 21, 2010


Here is one picture of my baby at graduation!  Outside the coliseum with Kennedi Symone being his little mini me.

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Fun in the Sun

This is part one of my layout challenge this week over at Platinum Scraps.  We received our second sponsor some time in the month of April. 

Thanks again to Rick over at for graciously accepting my request for sponsorship and sending out paper from the Little Chicks Collection for each designer to try.  I just love the paper lines from this company.  This collection was designed with an Easter Theme in mind but I actually used mine for a beach layout of my son for "Senior Skip Day" at the beach or shall I say our man made beach that is.  LOL. 

We all didn't receive the same paper sheets so each product was different.  Here are a few samples upclose of the papers I received.  Some of the lighter colors are hard to view with the picture but believe me, it is beautiful paper and good, heavy cardstock that happens to be double sided as well.

After I had submitted my project to the design team, I was not satisfied, so I did like a fellow scrapper told me a long tiime ago, "make it better".  So photo two is my redo.  I  matted my blue piece of light blue piece of paper to a darker one.  It did nothing for me just that plain sheet of light blue.  I added stickles, white arms to the chair, chalk to the ball, and added a darker shade of brown to bounce off the lighter shade for the sand, changed the title and repositioned it.  Almost all of the elements except the seaweed have now been pop dotted.  LOL.  That word (pop dotted) sounds funny when you say it in your mind.  Anyway, enough, I hope you like.  TFL

"Chicks Rock"

"Follow Me"

Little Chicken

Design Team Submission
"Fun in the Sun"

"Take Two"

Monday, May 10, 2010

Just BEE Cause

This week over at Platinum Scraps  we did a card sketch challenge.  Each member had to take the following sketch and create a card.  This card is for my husband.  Sometimes, we all need to know that we are loved and appreciated, just because.  

The Sketch

My Creation

and the Court!

Here is page one of a two page layout I completed for a challenge over at Platinum Scraps.  This week's feature was the Free for All (FFA).  We could create whatever we wanted, it just had to feature images from the Forever Young Cartridge.  The other page features the Queen.  So once complete, it will read, "The Queen, and the Court".  I ran out of pearls but will post sometime this week.  Yeah, Yeah, I am shakin my own head.

He Picked The King!

I used our layout challenge over at Platinum Scraps to create a layout for "Uncle".

At King of Hearts Tuxedo Rental, each person is guaranteed to receive a discount off his tuxedo depending on which card he draws.  The card everyone wants is the King of Hearts.  Not only did Uncle select the King, but the very next day he received his papers officially stating he had been admitted to the University of Louisiana at Monroe.

He was on cloud nine.  No one could burst his bubble.  I am so proud of my baby.

The Sketch

My Creation

Saturday, May 1, 2010

My Baby is All Grown Up!

Some people say they love having an empty nest.  I am not sure that is all it is cracked up to be.  My baby is finally growing into a young man.  I need to stop fooling myself, he is already that.  Here are a couple of pictures that were taken today of him before Prom, (his senior prom).  For those of you who know and love me, yes, I am crying.  Have been for months now.  But I promise you they are tears of joy.  I know that he has to leave but boy do I hate to see him go.