Wednesday, March 31, 2010

A busy sunny day

I may not have any sketch to post today... we'll see how I do with things tonight, but seeing as how it is almost 6 pm, I don't think I will be getting any scrappy stuff done. The kids are on Spring Break this week, so we spent the day together. I still haven't made dinner. I will have something next week, and hopefully sooner than that.

Oh yeah, I added a countdown widget for how many days until we go to Disneyland. I can definitely say this will be a well-needed vacation. And I will be taking lots of pictures.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Reliving my favorite season... and other stuff

We all know that Fall is my favorite season, Halloween in particularly, so I thought I would share this layout I did today. The nice thing about scrapbooking is that you can scraps things when you want to. We're already planning this year's costumes, but no concrete ideas yet. anyone have any suggestions?

This is one of my layouts in the House of Serendipity Event and I'm so glad I saved it!  I used papers from Rusty Pickle and the spiderweb die cut paper is from Creative Imaginations.
Today's sketch is one I used for another layout for the House of Serendipity challenge I worked on today. I was the (un?)lucky person to pick the magic door with the need to create 6 layouts behind it... before Saturday. Since I have today off and work the rest of the days until Saturday, I had to do it today. This was the first one that I did and I love how it turned out!

For the layout, I used some paper that I bought in a miscellaneous pack. The flowers are Prima. The chipboard is from Scenic Route & studio 8.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

A different kind of inspiration

Sorry, folks, there's no sketch today. Instead, I am sharing a layout created using one of my favorite sources of inspiration- ads. Our friends in the consumer advertising world have provided us with years of inspiration! I just use Google Image Search to find an ad that I want to use! Of course, now that I am posting this, I can't find the ad I used, but I hope you enjoy the layout!
For this layout, I used paper from Die Cuts With A View and also some tage cut from some BoBunny paper. The stars are actually some mini tree garland that I bought after Christmas a couple years ago.

Have fun looking for some ad inspiration!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Finding inspiration in the odd & (slightly?) (in)sane

So, not too long ago, I stumbled upon this website- Gublerland - that caught my attention not only because of the odd art, not only because of the animated home page, but because it was, well, fun! I looked at a few things and continued on, but I bookmarked it because it was interesting.

On a short, little side-note, you who know me all know how much of a crime-drama junkie I am... here's the kicker...

As I perused this website, I found that this is actually the website for Matthew Gray Gubler, who plays the very quirky but genius Dr. Spencer Reid on the show "Criminal Minds". How awesome is that?  I don;t know what's cooler... finding that out, or turning the volume on while looking at the "Website" section & hearing a recitation of Edgar Allen Poe's "Annabel Lee."

Anyhow, check it out- it's all sorts of awesome.
Here's my favorite:

Playing catch up...

I dropped the ball on posting a sketch last week, so I am posting double this week :) Yes, I have been playing with my new phone a lot, but it is so much better than my Blackberry was. No more hourglass of death! I gave the BB to Charlie he says his friend Justin is jealous because his phone does more now... except it can't go online.
Anyhow, I don;t get to do a lot of scrapping today because it''s Joe's birthday & I have a list of stuff to do.
It's also week 4 at the House of Serendipity and I'm still going strong! Here's the layout I submitted for last week's challenge (It was a sketch challenge- I think I'm pretty good at those lol!)

I used papers from Die Cuts With a View's Christmas Stack and the journaling card is from Collage Press's "Joyride" collection- sure wishing I had bought more of that when the lss had it! The ribbon is some cheap stuff I bought on clearance last year in the dollar spot at Michael's.

And I also have this week's challenge done as well! This was a Scrap-lift challenge- we had to choose one of the March Kit layouts from th design team. I chose this one from Rebecca. For my take on it, I used more of the DCWAV Christmas Stack. The Chipboard is from Colorbok and the snowflakes were from JoAnn's.

And now my sketches! I did this first one last week... just never to around to posting it (I think I should restrict the kids from using my laptop- every time I needed it, they were on it!)
For this one, I used paper from My Mind's Eye, a journal card from Fancy Pants, a frame from Making memories, Chipboard from Colorbok (again), Flower die cuts from Cosmo Cricket, and alphas from Miss Elizabeth's. the sketch was originally 12x12, but I used it for 8 1/2 x 11.

And now the bonus sketch... I haven't done anything with this one yet...

Off to more errands! Have fun!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

i'm a droid now

Or more accurately, my phone is. We upgraded from our crackberries to Droids. It's gonna take some getting used to, but so far I love it!