Monday, May 31, 2010

Good Times

Happy Memorial Day everyone!! I hope all of your are enjoying time relaxing with family and friends! Even though it may be a holiday... Pracitical Scrappers is not taking the day off!! We have a new challenge for you.... But before I get to that... I have some exciting news for you!!!  I am now a Sassy Designer!! The lovely Sheila has invited me to be part of her team at She's a Sassy Lady and I am so flattered!! The thing I like best about her sassy blog is that she is the queen of giving detailed instructions for each of the things she makes!! I am certainly going to have to step up my game to be part of her team!!! LOL!! Sheila has an amazing team of women... all of which bring something different to share! I hope you take the time to stop over and meet everyone and follow along as we share new ideas daily!! You can get there by clicking HERE!! I will be sharing my first project later in June!!

Now onto the Practical Scrappers new challenge....The challenge this week is to use a transparency, vellum or acrylic accents on your layout/card/project!! So when you are done grilling out and you have soaked up enough sun... get out your scrappy supplies and play along with us!! Make sure you link up your project at Practical Scrappers for your chance to win!! Also be sure to check out all the amazing and creative ideas my DT sisters have for you!!

These pictures were taken one August day when I woke up and decided that Lauren and I needed a road trip. We got dressed, jumped in the car and off we went!! About 2 hours later we were walking through the doors of the Indianapolis Children's Museum!!! If you look at the picture in the middle, that is Lauren in front of the museum enterance!! In fact, all of these pictures were taken outside!! I love the bronze statues of children playing... and apparently, so did Lauren... she jumped right in there and played with them!!! LOL!!! If you ever have the opportunity to go to this museum, I highly recommend it! It is one of my favorite places to hang out with my kids!! (Yes, I did the same thing with my older kids when they were younger... we have been going there forever!!! )

I wanted to make this LO on the fun side to represent the fun we had.... so I did some doodling along the outside of the page and wrote the name of the museum and date across the top of the line of photos!! (I was just feeling brave the day I made this LO!!!) The flowers are actually pieces of pink transparency that I cut circles (with circle punches) out of. The circles were two different sizes. I "fringed" the larger circle and rolled the edges up. The inner circle was the same transparency, I just flipped it over to give it a different look! I then added my usual Stickles and some bling... a few pop dots and they were good to go!!! The title is an old vellum title I have had laying around for years. I chalked the edges and then used the brads to attach it to a blue background paper. My favorite part of the challenge was my vellum butterflies!! I used my Martha Stewart punch to cut out some green butterflies and vellum butterflies. I chalked both with blue ink and glued the vellum on top of the green cardstock. A few drops of Stickles and they were done!! I did pop dot them to attach them to the page!!

The papers on this one are a mixure of Basic Grey, We R Memory Keepers and K & Co. Thanks for stopping by and visiting wth me today!! I hope you and your family have a blessed holiday!! Enjoy that sunshine!!

Barb :)

15 comments:

Sasya said...

cute flowers, Barb!!! :)) great LO!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

We are sooooo excited to have you as a part of the team!!! Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful creations!

I love this creation! It is beautiful!

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Opps I hit the button too fast. The flowers are awesome and the colors just help to show how fun this is!

Pat said...

Barb I love this LO!! The colors,flowers & the photos are perfect!

Pat said...

Oh & congrats!!!

Fern said...

Barb, you are amazing!!!! First of all congratulations on the new DT!!! I'm sooo happy for you!!!
Next, you are such a wonderful mom, just out of the blue, jumping in the car with Lauren for a roadtrip and ending up here at this wonderful children's museum!!
And finally ~ what a beautiful layout and the photos are just adorable!!! I luv the flowers and the butterfly!!! Have a wonderful day!!! Hugs!!!

Jenny said...

Love your LO... very pretty :) :)

Sandi Clarkson said...

Great job on this one, Barb. I remember doing a simialr challenge with PS and it was umhum, challenging! Great job on those flowers and butterflies. And a big ole congrats on the new DT! You show 'em, Barb!

Kim said...

Woooo Hoooo, you need a lottery ticket with all of you luck lately! I'm excited for you! I'll have to check it out and know you will continue to blow me away, just like with this beautiful layout. Those vellum flowers are gorgeous! Such a fresh and creative way to use vellum!
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Soooo excited to work with you at She's a Sassy Lady. It's gonna be fun! Love how you did the flowers on your layout! Need to try it!
-Angi-

Leah said...

this is really neat! I love what you did with it! I love thinking out of the box for stuff like this!
and I also love the story, that sounds awesome to have had that little adventure w/ Lauren!
and congrats on your Sassy new spot! you'll be great!!!
hope you had a good weekend, the kids and I are at my Mom's still but head home to get Scotti to school. check ya later!

Debbie said...

Barb, please excuse my lateness in posting, as I am so far behind! Congrats on the DT at Shes A Sassy Lady. Excited that we get to work together on another great blog! Love your layout! The pictures are amazing. Love the colors and all of your details are amazing!!!

Denise said...

Super cool flowers! Love them!

Heidi Mattessich said...

Congratulations on the Sassy Lady DT! And awesome LO! Love the vellum flowers!

Rainbow said...

These photos are so pretty!!! lovely lo Barb!!

 
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