Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Christmas 2012

I wanted to take some pictures at Christmas of us so here we are in our little make shift photo booth. My oldest son was gone to his girlfriends house and the dogs are not fond of posing for pictures. So this is me with my middle and youngest son. The hubs was snoozing so he missed out. Poor Hunter, I cut his head off just a bit. I used the self timer and my "real" camera this time...I usually take all pictures with my iPhone. .

Friday, January 25, 2013


Ok so if you are here you are seeing this blogger background. It SHOULD NOT BE HERE!!!!!!!! I DID NOT MAKE THIS CHANGE!!!!!!!!!! For some reason it just keeps going from my pretty back ground from Shabby Blogs to THIS!! IF anyone knows why please leave a comment and tell me how to fix this. Thanks so much!

Monday, January 21, 2013

Tutorial For 12X12 Chevron Paper

So I saw a picture on a blog and it was of a display in a store somewhere. I didn't think to write the blog addy down to go back to it, so I'm not able to credit the right place... but the front of the display was covered in this chevron pattern. But I looked closer because it was made of book paper. I looked even closer then because I'm a sucker for anything made with old book paper. It was made of folded papers! I thought to myself, "self, you can do that"! So off to the races I was! Trying this length first- 4 inches. I tried a couple things first that didn't work out and was about to get disgusted and just give up. But I wanted this, wanted it to turn out like I was hoping. So I kept going and got the hang of it. I am not happy with the sizes of the images though. You will have to click on each one to read it as I tried a larger size and it was waaaay too big to fit between the margins of my page. Please leave me a comment and let me know what you think. I'm trying to decide what to do with it ( as it is time consuming and making another one right now is definitely not an option!) so I want to take extra care NOT to mess it up. Scrapbook page or going on a canvas.?? Not sure, I may just look at it for awhile! This is the finished project:

Tutorial coming soon!!!

Saturday, January 19, 2013

Authentique Papers and our Christmas Snow

I used this sketch
and made this layout from it...

I used Authentique papers and stickers. I LOVE their paper, the weight and texture is so good!We got 9 inches of snow on Christmas night. We hardly ever get snow, and it's even more rare to have it on a Christmas! But this year we must have made up for all the year's we got nothing!It makes everyday objects seem magical. I love winter and everything about it. I'd like to see more snow, deeper ones too. Maybe I need to move to Alaska?? Happy Scrappin' Lisa