May 10, 2010

The Monday AFTER Mother's Day...

I didn't make it here yesterday to wish all you mothers a happy Mother's day...I hope your day was wonderful. We were busy with kid stuff this weekend. A birthday party at Peter Piper Pizza for a friend on Saturday and a visit to a community pool on Sunday. Some of you may wonder why we went to a town pool when we have our own pool in our backyard. Well, let me tell you...our pool is still COLD. Additionally the nice thing about these community pools is they have lots of options for little kids. This one had a zero depth pool--which is just fancy terminology for a wading pool. It also had a mini water slide and a fun climber in the middle with a big bucket that tipped and sprayed water everywhere. And they had a lazy river and a small splash pad. I took Little Miss in a double tube on the lazy river. I had to drag her in because she was afraid of the stairs (of all things) but once we got in she did not want to get out!! We are thinking of having her birthday party there.

Anyway, we made it to monday and that means we are ready for the new ScrapTiffany Challenge. This week the challenge is to scraplift another scrapper's layout. I saw this Maggie Holmes layout over at the Studio Calico blog and fell in love.

It is not my typical style, but I love how she effortlessly layers and adds so many fabulous details and how everything looks like it is in the exact place it is supposed to be. That process is SO not effortless for me, but I wanted to work outside my comfort zone so I gave it a whirl. Here is my take on her layout:

Yet again, no 2 designers scraplifted the same layout so you have to go over to ScrapTiffany and check out what everyone came up with. And if you take the challenge be sure to email your lift and who you are lifting to Tiffany by Friday.

In other news, the 3 Scrappy Boys newsletter is coming out very soon and I will have  a tutorial and 2 more layouts to share, but here are a couple more from the May Main Kit that I havent shared here yet.

It is hard to tell, but I just so happened to have the perfect yellow and blue threads to go with this kit, so I used both on this layout:

This was one of the last layouts I did. I literally had bits and pieces of patterned paper left and the white cardstock, so I cut the bits to similar widths and rounded all the corners to match the rounded corners of the acrylic piece. Speaking of the acrylic piece, I put some of the Studio Calico wood grain rub ons right on there. Then I trimmed the rest of that rub on down and rounded the corners and rubbed the rounded corner square for under the title word "he." The only thing here not in the kit is the Maya Mist (my latest obsession lol!)

And this one just cracks me up. Little Miss asks to take pictures with my camera a lot now. So I put the strap around the back of her neck and let her shoot a bit. She takes some very artsy shots lol! She does things like purposefully tilting the camera. I love it.
Ok, this post is getting long, but in addition to all this, I read a really good book lately. I read this very quickly and highly recommend it. The photographs included are also amazing.

Ok, my eyes are barely open, gotta get Scott to turn off the hockey and get some sleep :) Have a great week!


  1. wow your scraplift is awesome bright and colourful and fun.....loved your layouts at scrappy boys and love them here

  2. Love the layouts! The one about your dd taking pictures is wonderful! I love to see what little kids think of as artsy! they come out so fun!

  3. Love your layouts! You have such a freshness in your combinations!

  4. I love your layouts for 3Scrappy Boys, you used those colors beautifully!! And your scraplift is awesome!!! I love how you did the journaling. Glad you had a nice weekend!! I can't wait to go to the pool and waterpark this summer.

  5. I lvoe these Rebecca! You did an amazing job with the Hello Sunshine papers!!!