Thursday, May 13, 2010


Happy Friday everyone!! I don't know about you but I have a pretty busy weekend planned.... I work all day today then off to dance lessons, help at my mom's garage sale which she was so kind to let me add all  of the stuff I have been clearing out of the house, then guitar lessons, then I am going to make lunch for the entire golf team for Saturday's invitational... and end the evening with a date with my husband. Saturday starts with a park clean up, more garage sale stuff, and then I will spend the rest of the evening getting my house ready (mulch the flower beds, clean the entire house top to bottom, wash down a few cabinets, touch up a few walls, etc.....) for the open house that is happening on Sunday!!! I seriously think I am going to need a weekend to recover from my weekend!! So... If I am a little MIA this weekend, I will apologize now..and then I will try to get caught up early next week!!

So.... enough of my whining already!!! We have such a happy theme over at Frosted Designs this week.... are you ready for this?!! RAINBOWS!!! That's right!! We want to see anything you have that comes in a rainbow of colors... brads, ribbon, papers, flowers, anything at all!! Get out those bright colors, make something wonderful and then share it with us over at Frosted Designs this week!! We love to see what everyone creates!! Also check out what my amazing DT sisters did with this theme... pretty amazing!!
I took the theme pretty literally!! I had these amazing pictures from Maui.... where you will always see the best rainbows... but I had never scrapped them. I guess  I just wasn't sure how to do it..  and then this challenge came along and I had the perfect reason to get them out.  In the top photo you can see the rainbow over the West Maui Mountains with Lahaina in front. Isn't it gorgeous?!! In the bottom picture the rainbow is not showing up really well which is weird because you can see it just fine in real life!! Oh well!! But the rainbow is going right over the sunken ship that has been in the Lahaina Harbor for a number of years... it is the coolest picture in real life!!

The papers are from the Me & My Big Ideas Fashion District stack. The flowers on the paper reminded me of Hawaii and I thought they were perfect for this LO!! I pulled out some seriously old supplies for the rest of this LO.... the chipboard frames I have had for about 100 years and never used... I stumbled on them when going through my chipboard stash to find the heart and the letters!! The "rainbow" letters are thickers that I painted. "Maui" came from some old rub ons I had laying around.
Now... on to those fabulous little flowers!! I have to give a shout out to my generous and very talented friend Beatriz from Amazing Grace for sending me the directions for these. She recently demonstrated these on her blog and you can find it by clicking HERE!! The rainbow one was the first one I tried.... so of course it didn't turn out perfect but for switching ribbon 6 times while making it, I think it turned out pretty well!! I also took my scraps of ribbon and ran a thread through them and bunched them up to make the rainbow "line"!! These flowers were so much fun to make... I will be using them a lot more! When Beatriz did hers she used these as the centers and added ribbon behind to make petals... totally cool!!

And... I was so excited when I saw that Scrap It With A Song is using Cyndi Laupers song "True Colors" this week!! It matches up to the Frosted Design challenge perfectly so I will enter this into their challenge as well!!

Thanks for stopping by and visiting!! I appreciate all my friends who take the time to comment or say hi!! Have a great weekend!!
Barb :)


Denise said...

Love your rainbow photos and flower :) Swing by my blog when you get a sec :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Barb!!Wow you are going to be busy!!!
I love these lo!! love the colors and the pics are awesome!! I love rainbows Barb!! all this week we had raining days and I was taking some pics of two beautiful rainbows that we saw!!
I just finished a page that have beautiful colors!! maybe I can share it in the frosted design!I have never participated in a challenge!
Well Barb I wish you have a busy but fabulous weekend!!

Hannah said...

Oh, how I love those roses!!! So glad you decided to play along with us at Scrap It With A Song this week :-)

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

I love it! Love your colors, so pretty and happy.
Can you believe it is Friday again? well, have a fabulous and happy Friday!

Jocelyn said...

Just love these colors and all the texture and dimension just make these Perfect!!!!

Wishing you a great weekend!!!

Angi Barrs said...

I'm a fan of bright colors. And I love those flowers. Thanks for sharing the tutorial on those.

Christy said...

I just LOVE it when challenges match up so well!!! I love your bright colors and those flowers are fabulous :)

Thanks for playing along with Scrap It With a Song

Fern said...

WOW Barb, gorgeous flowers!!!! And the layout is beautiful!! I really like the frames around the beautiful photos!!! I can see why you like Maui so much ~ It's looks so beautiful!!! Don't work toooooo hard this weekend and I hope you get to have some fun!! Hugs!!!!

TeenaBugg38 said...

What a weekend you are gonna have!!! I LOVEEEE those flowers and I am gonna have to go look and "attempt" to make them too! Beautiful layout and the rainbow pic is perfect! Thanks for playing along with scrap it with a song! And yayyyyyy for mulitple challenges!!! :)

Anonymous said...

Hello Hello Hello!
Wow, what a FUN challenge and these 2 challenges did mesh together SO well!
I love how bold this is and Beatriz's wonderful flowers! love those, love what you did w/ them!!!
So on Mothers Day we packed up and left the house at dinner time and drove part way to Disneyland and was at the park by lunch on monday! it was some trip! LOL! (more good then bad, luckily!)
Glad I didnt miss this page!!! love it

Unknown said...

Gorgeous inspiration for rainbow colors. Your roses are just incredible! I love the papers you chose to use. I have that stack too, and was inspired to pull some of it out and use for a Monday PS project!
Kim xXx

Jess said...

Fab LO , love all the color! Thanks for playing along at Scrap It With a Song!

Sasya said...

Hi, Barb!! Such a sweet LO~!! ♥ love the rainbow colors!!


Debbie said...

Sorry, I'm so far behind on my comments! Love the bright colors in this one and what great pictures! This one adds a little sunshine into a dreary rainy day here in Maryland.

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