I just recieved my 3 Bugs in a Rug Newsletter for June/July and saw that the layout I did of Jaxon on the slide won their sketch contest!! How cool is that!! Can't wait to get my goodies in the mail! The one thing I love about scrap challenges is that not only do you get a chance to win something it also inspires you to create a LO that you really love...so it's pretty much a win win situation! http://www.threebugsinarug.shoppingcartsplus.com/f/junenewsletter.pdf
Sunday, June 24, 2007
I finally finished up the project I was working on for my very first commission! I think it turned out really well and I'm pretty pleased with it...the pictures don't do it much justice, I think it looks much better in person...but than what doesn't! So after 10 hours of work and about $65 worth is supplies, it is done! Now it's time to barter for what she owes me for doing it, since we decided to just trade services (she does alot of spa treatments, such as massages, pedi's, mani's, facials, etc....). I altered a chipboard purse and then made two chipboard mini books that insert perfectly into the purse. All the patterned paper(PP) is from Basic Grey's "Scarlett Letter" line (which I think fits Bobbie (the lady I did it for) to a tee! Than I used paint, ribbon, sequins, prima flowers, brads, crystals, glitter, ink, and vellum quotes, etc.... to embellish it. Most of the supplies I used (except for the PP) came from walmart, target and JoAnn's. I think she will be really happy with it! If not then I will just take out her pictures and put my own in and keep it for myself! LOL! In fact I might just have to make another one for myself anyways! Here are some pictures of the altered purse, I will post pics of the mini albums a bit later...got to get my little guy down for a nap and he sleeps where the computer is at!
Saturday, June 2, 2007
I've been keeping busy trying to get some stuff done before this little guy decides to come. I have just 8 weeks or left and than I'm going to have my hands really full for a while...until we get on some sort of schedule again. Then hopefully I'll be able to scrap again! I'm also keeping busy on getting my scrapbook commision done before he arrives too...about a quarter of a way done with it! I got the idea for the flower pots from Jenn (NewMommyScrapper) over at TSS, she made one about a year ago for mother's day and I finally got around to doing a couple myself. Gave one to my mom and the other to my mother-in-law, and I altered a frame to go along with the one I did for my MIL since I had done the photo cube for my mom. The clipboards I altered for my kids teachers...already gave my daughter's speach teacher hers and she loved it, going to give my the other to my son's teacher this week! Then all the LO's I did for the challenges over on the 3 Bugs In A Rug site!