Thursday, September 24, 2009

Feild Hockey photographer

That's me! I took a thousand pictures at this weeks scrimmage and I think they came awesome. My daughter didn't know it was me taking them until the game was almost over....which is why I probably got some good ones! I still cant believe she is going to be 13 in a few weeks!!!!Keep a look out for what I do with these photos and the contents of the October Bella Bag. Cant forget Matt... this is from the end of this summer. A rare posed shot. I must have bribed him with something good!!!

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

School is IN

You have an assignment before class on October 16th. Go through your child's school work that you have saved in a box.... and pick out three or four of your favorite tests/ drawings/ poems or what ever, take them to staples and have them shrunk to 4x6, 5x7 or smaller. You can bring your own paper or they sell a variety of different colored cardstock. Mine were copied on to a cream color.The 5x7 drawing on this layout my son did was newspaper size. Too big to scrap or even store but so cute shrunk on a layout.... and so him! I did this over the years for Danielle's school album and we love looking back at it. It is even neat to see how their handwriting changes over the years. Happy Fall!!!!

Saturday, September 19, 2009

October Bella Bag sneek peek!!!!!

Now that the kids are back in school.... YEAH!.....and I have lots of free time(having one less house helps! HA!) I have been busy preparing the next Bella Bag. The Bella Bag Crop is on October 16th .... so... SAVE the date!!!! The theme is Fall/Back to school but not to worry because all of the patterned paper is double sided and can be used differently if you choose. The class is up to 10 regular people so this means if you are NOT one of those already signed up and want a kit you need to call Bella ASAP to get this months kit. ( 1-401-383-0199). Remember kits can be mailed or picked up if you cant make the crop and all kits come with printed layout ideas.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

6 layouts and a mini book......

All this from one kit. Just add a little paint,chalk, modge podge, ink, flock, and glitter. Not hard. Very fun and very messy! My favorite one first... The chipboard flower was painted red then I added fun flock and some glitter. It took some experimenting with adhesive and is not perfect but I am very happy with the color combination. The rest of the layout was designed around it.( Drying time required.) I painted the back of the flower with gesso white paint and used it as a stamp on the Color Core card stock. The pictures are tiny.... a little smaller than 2x3. I dressed up the rub ons stickers and paper with a little modge podge and glitter. I added a little Pearl Ex Gold to the modge podge here and painted the chipboard and around the circle on the beautiful creative Imaginations Antiquity paper. Chalk was used on the corners to add some light color to the paper. This could be a mini book with pictures, a journal with some paper added, or even turned into a little address book. So cute! I cant get enough of this 7 Gypsies Leave flocked paper. My favorite thing on this page is the little bit of red added to it. My mother taught me not to waste.... which I know I am bad with but not here! Use the negative space from that chipboard sheet. If it is too much glitter for you leave it blank or paint it any color! These pictures just went too well with this color combo. A little glitter on the edges... EASY! Journal on your layouts!!!! This was done in word and printed on my large format printer but it can easily be hand written also. I just copied and pasted my blog entry from mothers day here. All of the photos are wallet size.