Sunday, May 4, 2008

Chinese Whispers

I recently participated in a scraplifting game called Chinese Whispers on ScrapJazz. Here is my scraplift for the game.

Journaling says: Kendra loves a good thunderstorm. She also loves being on the church roof. combine the two and she's one happy girl!!

I used her favorite paper line - Basic Grey's Scarlett's Letter. I also used some diamond Stickles for a bit of sparkle.

National Scrapbooking Day

Did you know that there is a day dedicated to the art and craft of scrapbooking?? Well, the first Saturday in May has been set aside as National Scrapbooking Day! I didn't get to go to any crops yesterday but I was able to complete one of the challenges at AC Bailey. I used a sketch from Triple the Scraps for my design.

A couple weeks ago, Kendra wanted to show a friend that lives out of town a new outfit. So we went into the church courtyard and did a mini-photoshoot. Here are a few pics from that day.

A Merry Heart...doeth good like a medicine. Prov. 17:22

A warm smile is the universal language of kindness. ~~William Arthur Ward

The papers I used are part of the Summer Cottage line from Daisy Bucket Designs.

For the challenge we were to use 3 elements to add texture to our layout. I handcut the flowers and attached several of them with pop-dots, ribbon on the title and over the journaling card, and I used photo turns on the journaling card. This layout also has a fair amount of my favorite -- diamond stickles!

Rooftop View

Kendra loves to be up on the church roof. Our neighborhood has a few ... uh, unsavory characters in it so she doesn't feel very safe being outside once she leaves the porch. So, the church roof, is her safe place to be outside. She especially loves it up there to watch rainstorms. She's taken some neat pics and some from unusual perspectives. Here are a few from 3/31/08.

Journaling reads: Kendra loves the church roof. It's her safe hideaway. She's especially happy up there when it's raining. She's taken some amazing pics from up there. Love the perspective.

I used Basic Grey Color Me Silly papers & fibers.

Friday, May 2, 2008

Kendra's Birthday Ensemble

Kendra decided she wanted her class ring for her 18th birthday gift. We've ordered it but it won't be in for another two weeks. At least it will be here by the time of her Graduation party. I hated for her to not have something to open -- maybe that's a "Mom thing" so I made her a little ensemble using her favorite scrapbook paper line. She's really into black/white/red right now so this line is perfect. It's Basic Grey's Scarlett's Letter.

I made her a gift folder with a pic of the ring and a note, a bookmark (our bookworm can never have too many) and spruced up a plain gift bag a little. It didn't take long, was easy to do, and she seemed pleased with it.

Inside the folder

The back of the folder:

The birthday girl with her gift.


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