Sep 10, 2009

Jillibean Soup sketch challenge

I's not even Monday and here I am! But, it is Thursday already and with the short week, we are really just getting back into the grind.

One major accomplishment for me this week was some serious time spent at the gym. I went to yoga Sunday and step on Monday, took the kids with me for 2 HOURS on Tuesday, went by myself wednesday night and took them with my again today, just for an hour this time. I was a little sore since I haven't been going this consistently lately, but now I am really sore and it has nothing to do with the gym. We went shopping at Super Target after our gym trip and I slipped on a wet floor. Ok, that sounds spazzier than it really was. I didn't see any water when I was rushing around trying to get through the grocery shopping with two flagging kids, but once I fell to the ground I realized there was a ton of water and my flip flops have absolutely no traction on them. I picked myself up and alerted someone who works there. Turns out their refrigeration was leaking big time. I told them I was fine, but man, now my right ankle and arch are sore from being twisted and my left knee is bruised. So I guess my gym streak will be broken tomorrow.

My other accomplishment this week caused no injuries whatsoever. I wanted to share the LO I created for the Jillibean Soup sketch challenge. Here is the fun, circular sketch they provided:
and here is the layout I made:

I don't usually share so many close ups but this time I really wanted to show how cute the smaller photos are.

Our little guy was scared to go down the slide and his big sister, without me having said anything, took it upon herself to hold his hand and show him how to get down the slide. If only every day were so sweet (sigh).
For this one I used a ton of Pop Dots.

And I fringed the top of the blue flower paper strip (you can almost see the coordinating pattern and colors on the back).

The only non Jillibean products here are the brads (Doodlebug) and buttons (Basic Grey). And I don't remember where I first saw this , but I love the look of mini brads poked through the button holes--just gives another level of dimension.

Last, but not least, I edited a few photos from yet another play date the little people had last week. I don't do a lot of editing for all the zillions of photos I take, but if there is a discrete number from a certain event I will crop a bit and sometimes run a few actions. Since I don't have Photoshop (just Elements) I use EZ Actions and LOVE them. My new favorite is adding a Vignette action. For example, here is the original...

and here is the same photo with the Vignette action run on it. I am a little heavy handed with this particular action and run it about 5-6 times before I like the look.

Oh and this one? SOOC. For friends and family not down with the lingo, that's straight out of the camera, baby!

That's all I have for now. Off to take some ibuprofen for my aching ankle. Hope everyone has a great weekend. :)


  1. Great layout!! Hope your ankle feels better. You better stay off your ankle, stay in bed, you could always elevate your ankle while scrappin'!!!!

  2. Ohhh nooo... sorry about the fall in Target! One of my relatives recently slipped on cantalope that was on the floor near a salad bar in the grocery store here and she cracked her knee cap and had to have surgery :( Store floors can be dangerous if you aren't always able to be looking down!

    I love your JBS challenge page! Cute photos and you made that sketch your own! Good luck!

  3. Can you send some of that energy to Washington?? Icould certainly use it. Hope your ankle feels better.

  4. Ouch! Hope you feel better soon, Rebecca!
    I love your layout based on the sketch-- you rocked the circles!

  5. Hope your ankle is feeling better today! Something like that happened to my dd, she slipped in the Y parking lot and messed up her ankle -- she was there to exercise and she got hurt! She had a toddler with her, not a good time.

    I love all the details on your layout, and the photos are adorable. Thanks for showing all the detail shots.

  6. Ah, yoga. I would give anything to have some "namaste" alone time.
    What is it with these kids that keep us so busy? LOL

    What a darling layout, I love all of the popped elements!
    This is my first time to your blog and I love it, I will definitely be back!
    Enjoy your weekend :)

  7. I love your take on the sketch! Great photos too!