Sunday, May 16, 2010

Kennel for Bailey

My weekly AGC challenge was SUPER hard this week! We had to use 10 buttons, 9 stitches, 8 brads, 7 flowers, 6 stickers, 5 papers, 4 rub ons, 3 coloration items, 2 photos, and 1 journal block. No more, no less! All week I'd been thinking about this and thinking about it. Finally I just sat down and found some papers that went together and tried to work with it. It all came together really nicely I think. I'm not too fond of the rub ons, but I had a limited supply to work with. I used some paint this time too. I really really really like how it turned out. I painted the edge of the LO, as well as one of the paper strips, and some of the flowers. I also inked quite a bit. I inked 3 of the papers. One I did the whole thing in red. It really helped mute it down a bit and match the other papers. I really love the effect it had.

The LO is about my puppy of course. We bought a kennel for Bailey to use while we are out of the apartment. She was just chewing through everything! Chuck got in the kennel with her to show her it was her spot and so she wouldn't be afraid of it. She loves it now. She sleeps in it all the time. The hardest part is keeping the cat out of it!

Saturday, May 15, 2010

Rainbows and Love

Well it's been awhile since I have posted. Work has been insane! We are getting to the busy season and they still can't get another CSR to help me out! We have gone through two so far in the last month. The first just did not work out, and the second, my friend Jessie, injured herself so she had to decline the position. My manager had some interviews today so hopefully he talked to some good candidates! Luckily I go on vacation in two weeks! So every time it gets hectic I just remind myself in a matter of days I will be on a boat in the Caribbean.

We have been having a ton of rain and windy storms here as of late. The other day there were beautiful rainbows in the sky. It's hard to see in the picture but there is actually a double rainbow. They eventually progressed into two full rainbows. I just love rainbows! :)

Now on to scrapping! I've never tried a vintage style LO until this one. I found this photo of my Grandparents. My mom has a site that she keeps lots of her pictures on, and sometimes I like to just look through the old ones and see what I find. Anyways! I love this picture of her parents. My Grandfather, PaPa as we called him, was probably the best man I knew. I know I'm slightly partial to him, but he genuinely was a good man. Something I always was amazed of was my grandparents love for one another. They always seemed so in love. So I wanted to make sure I did this photo justice. I printed it out and it sat on my desk for over a month until I finally had an idea of what I wanted to do. I did lots of distress inking around pretty much every edge. I threaded the ribbon through the paper twice, it seemed too thin threaded through once, and then I put those cute metal brads in to cover up where I threaded it. The lovely peach flower is a prima, and one of the layering pieces is from it's packaging. I really like how it turned out!