Aug 6, 2010

Fabulous Friday

Now that my ScrapTiffany reveals are on Friday, I can come up with alliteration for Fridays instead of Mondays. And that means words like Fun, Fantastic and Fabulous. I just have an easier time on Friday than I do on Monday ;)

Speaking of ScrapTiffany, the challenge this week was a sketch challenge and the sketch was created by yours truly! Here is my sketch...
Sometimes when I make a sketch, I actually make the layout first and then make a sketch from the completed layout. This time I actually made the sketch first so my layout is a bit different even though I'm the one that made the sketch! Here is my layout:

Go on over to ScrapTiffany and take a look at the designers fabulous and unique takes on the sketch. If you want to make a project based on this sketch be sure to email it to Tiffany.
I have a few other layouts that I haven't shared yet. One for an American Crafts challenge to use buttons:

One for Method Playground to do a white on white layout. I've never done one before so I had to give it a try:
Hmmm, all of those feature Little Miss, so I had to add one with my Little Man. This one is made with a bunch of Bella Blvd stuff and I sewed through the chipboard scalloped border. This is the first time I sewed through chipboard and I was a bit nervous about it, but it went fine. The only thing is that the chipboard is self adhesive so I had to clean the needle off with a little UnDu the next time I went to sew.

I've been trying to take more pictures lately too. During the summer when we start getting cabin fever, stuck inside for the millionth 112 degree day in a row, I sort of forget about taking pictures. But I got this great one the other day and ran a CoffeeShop Blog Action on it.

I've been doing some reading lately too. Usually I dont like books or movies that everyone recommends. Mainly because I let them get built up in my head and then I am invariably disappointed. But, a bunch of the ladies over at 3 Scrappy Boys recommended The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and I have to say it totally met my expectations. Well written, interesting characters, engaging plot and a good mystery. I already requested the second book in the series from my library.

I also read The Bright Side of Disaster:

It was light and entertaining. Nothing deep, but a fun summer read. Well, that is it for today. I think we are going to try and have a mellow weekend because GULP Little Miss starts kindergarten on MONDAY!!!!!!! I will be back to share some pictures of that and finally share a bunch of Moxxie projects that made it to Chicago while I sat enviously here in the middle of the desert ;) Have a great weekend!


  1. I love your ScrapTiffany layout, Rebecca! Awesome color scheme!
    All of these are great layouts, gives me the itch to scrap!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog, Rebecca

  2. Rebecca your GRATEFUL layout is just super stunning I love it all...the colours, the design the touches of flowers that photo ....I could go on all day it is now my new favourite of yours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Such great layouts Rebecca!!! The white on white one is just stunning. Don't you love the coffeeshop photoshop actions? I downloaded a bunch a while ago and have been having fun playing with them. And I loved that book, too! The 2nd one is great because it just jumps into the action and is non-stop the whole time. You're going to love the 2nd one, too.

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

  4. hi! Rebecca! love your layouts! especially the boy one! i am way into sewing too right now!! and great black and white photo too: it is not easy to do good closeups! i can't wait to see more shots!! have great sunday!

  5. Rebecca, great sketch! Love your layout for ScrapTiffany, and then I kept scrolling down and I kept seeing wonderful layout after wonderful layout. The all white is amazing!

  6. Very pretty LOs! Love them all! Glad you found us at Dixie Pieces. Hope you enjoy the photo challenges this month!

  7. I love your sketch and LO! That photo is just amazing!!!!

  8. gorgeous layouts and I must say I LOVE the Beautiful Girl layout. The white on white looks amazing. And that picture of DS with the Coffee Shop action is really cool.

    I cannot wait for this awful weather to pass us by. I am looking forward to more afternoons outside.

    Good luck with the first day of school for DS. Can't wait to see the pics!

  9. OMG girl I love that new sketch and I love what u did with it!!! That all white LO is fabulous, too. Love it all!!!

  10. That photo of your boy is just gorgeous!! Did you buy an action or use one of the free ones? I need to get my butt in gear and figure actions in PSE out!

  11. Goodness! These are all "fabulous" but that white monochromatic page is stunning! I need to try my hand at one of those!
    Great sketch too!

    I envy you girls that can read! I just get so tired when I start reading, so I don't do much a t all!

    Anxious to hear how Little Miss and her first day of school went... and how it went for you as well!