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Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Joy--with a little help from Swirlydoos


Every month there are member hosted challenges at Swirlydoos. This month one of the challenges was to take a spring/ summer pic and make a winter themed page using only white + one other color. Here is my take on it.

Pic is of my youngest. With 2 much older sisters she sometimes thinks she is older than she really is. Her sisters are athletes and so to be like them she wants to be one too.
The oldest is a softball player, but in a moment of sanity we decided that giving a 3 year old a metal bat and hard ball would not be the wisest decision. That left soccer-what her middle sister plays.
She has played soccer now since she was 2 1/2 almost 2 full seasons and when she gets to put on her uniform -just like the big girls- she experiences nothing short of pure joy.

my page is all white with a tiny touch of blue ( it looks a bit bluer than it really is)

Tuesday, December 14, 2010


BUSY BUSY BUSY. This time of the year doesn't leave much down time--or crafting time for that matter. However I had in my possession an art journal that needed to be mailed onto the next one in the rotation by Friday. So the piles of laundry sit for a while and I create.
The book is made from canvas drop cloth. I painted a page with gesso and added a bit of acrylic paint. Colored around the edges with neocolors and stamped with acrylic paint. Spritzed my flower with Glimmer mist and added on top a little metal hanging I made several weeks ago.
Off to the post office :)

Thursday, December 9, 2010

Cousins


As always I am at a loss as to what to get the In Laws for Christmas. This past summer all their Grandchildren were together for a couple of days.
I've decided to do up a scrapbook page for them and frame it in one of the shadow box frames. Have a feeling they are going to love it.
I made the circle photo matte using a corner punch and following a tutorial over at Swirlydoos.com. Really easy with awesome results. The flowers are a mix of prima & petaloo.