Tuesday, February 19, 2008


Yes, we got some MUCH needed rain over the weekend, but that's not what I'm talking about.

It would be the title of the layout I'm about to show you. When I participated in the Superbowl Challenge at Paper Petal Memories on Superbowl weekend, the few layouts I managed to get done fell under some of the challenges we were given.

We had one challenge in which we were paired with someone else. My partner looked through my gallery and found some things to challenge me on, to push me outside of my box a little. She decided my recent layouts had been on the neutral side and challenged me to use LOTS of color. And lots of flowers.

So that's what I did.

I pulled out the colors from Ruthi's dress. It was a VERY colorful dress, so it was easy to use lots of color here!

I used my Cricut to cut the flowers.
The quote says,
"Let me play in the sunshine, let me sing for joy. Let me grow in the light, let me splash in the rain, and remember the days of childhood forever."
I painted the chipboard (Rain). It started out a pale pink color which didn't match, so I changed it to yellow. That was another of the challenges as well - to use paint somewhere on a layout.

Sunday, February 17, 2008

Valentine's Day

Wow - I can't believe it's been almost a month since I've posted here! I was fighting sinus junk for a while and just didn't feel much like blogging, and then I got really busy.

Oh well. I promised myself I wasn't going to feel guilty if I didn't post daily (or even weekly!) I'm going to post when I can, and hopefully at least some of you will keep coming back!

Here are a couple of quick and easy things I did for Valentine's.

I made this adorable little "flower" pot. I saw the idea here. I thought it was so adorable, I had to try it. Mine isn't quite as cute, as I didn't have the same punches or the embellishments, but I still like the way it turned out. I used Tootsie Pops and adhered them to the flowers with a glue dot.

And I made these quick little Valentine's for Ruthi to give to her friends. I opted for goldfish to curb the candy monster just a little!