Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Taylored Expressions birthday bash

last Saturday was Taylored Expressions first anniversary and they had 13 challenges that were posted through out the day and some really awesome reveals. i just love that potion tag set with the bottles. i got some great ideas for Brady's birthday party which will be Halloween themed this year (his idea). Here are my participations for the 13 challenges! the grand prize winner by random draw) will get a major gift card and a painting from the cupcake artist Jessie Oleson, check out her Etsy store.

challenge #1
TEBBTV - photo inspiration

Challenge #2
TEBBKM - sketch

challenge #3
TEBBDB - paper piecing
this is made from two different stamps - the igloo and the snow hills with a fence. the igloo is pop-dotted.

Challenge #4
TEBBCI - color challenge

Challenge #5
TEBBDM - photo inspiration

challenge #6
TEBBLF - sketch

Challenge #7
TEBBDE-paper tolling
(when you 3-D only certain parts of the image)
the coins and diamons are pop-dotted 1 and 2 times; the back sails are pop-dotted once and the front sails are pop-dotted twice

Challenge #8
TEBBJC - color challenge

Challenge #9
TEBBSH - photo inspiration

Challenge #10
TEBBKG - sketch

Challenge #11
TEBBLS - distressing

Challenge #12
TEBBSW - altered item, buttons as main embellishment

Challenge #13
TEBBJP - stitching or faux stitching

Friday, September 04, 2009

Brady's first day

today is Brady's first day of pre-school, ok granted it's only two afternoon's a week for 2 hrs at a time but it's a big step. When i dropped him off 1 hr ago everything was just dandy, like it was a normal day of going to daycare. no biggie! he gave me a kiss went down the stairs with the other kids and didn't even turn around. it went so fast i didn't even have time to take a picture of him on his way in to class.

His brother on the other hand found this separation very hard. he really wanted to go with him and was totally devastated that he couldn't go with.

on a different subject, there is a great blog giveaway at the Scrappy Shack!

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

mixer 28

Here is this week's mixer inspiration: a Schweppes ad. i think it's fantastic and yummy! Even though Julianna created an awesome sketch this week my layout is solely based on the ad.

the green of my layout is actually more of a yellowish-green like the ad itself. i hope i manage to recreate the same feel of the ad. My journaling says: "This picture was taken by Brady on a sunny morning before leaving for work & daycare. Quite the budding photographer"


cs: Bobunny

pp: my little shoebox, K & Company

transparencies (clouds): my little shoebox

brads: Doodlebug

pen: AC, Signo

other: Martha Stewart punch, stickles, pop dots

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