Archive for October, 2011

Ori sometimes truly cracks me up.  The other day as we were walking, Ori has this conversation with Wil:

Ori “Bel and I need to go the spa”.

Wil “What do you and Bel need to go to a spa for?  You’re just a little girl”.

Ori “To get spa stuff like a manicure and pedicure!”

LOL…as if that wasn’t bad enough.  Later that night we had gone out for dinner.  After dinner, Ori lies and Wil and asks her her tummy and head to be rubbed.  As Wil massages her scalp and rubs her tummy, Ori says “Ahhhh…I don’t need to go the spa.  I have my own personal spa worker!”



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Whew…I forgot how nice it was to scrapbook on a regular basis.  So being a guest designer at Sketches in Thyme  this month sure has been keeping me busy.  Here is my 2nd sketch. 

I thought I would dig into my stash and only use whatever I had at home.  I found this cute paper from Doodlebug that I bought eons ago, and some lime green Thickers that I loved but never knew what to do with until now.  I hand-drew the pumpkins from two different colours of Bazzil and then hand-drew the purple bats – I copied the designs from the Doodlebug paper so it all coordinates.

BTW — these are pictures of Bel from her 2nd Halloween (she was around 1 1/2 years old).  It was the first time she had ever had candy and she loved it!



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I’m excited to be the October Guest Maven at Sketches in Thyme.   When they sent me the first sketch, I knew immediately that I wanted to do a layout with the Echo Park papers that I purchased a few weeks ago.  I loved how the bright colours of the paper perfectly matched the bright colours of the amusement park, and perfectly suited the mood I wanted to convey in the photos.

I wanted a row of tickets to go across the bottom of the page but couldn’t find any in my house at 10pm on a Sunday night.  So I decided to make my own.  I cut a strip of paper (12 x 1.5 inches) and then perforated them every 2 inches (with my Cutterpede cutter blade).  Then I carefully hand-drew the lines and wording using a variety of Zig pens.

For the sun, I just cut out a circle, and then using two different yellow cardstock, I cut out triangles.  I alternated the two colours around the circle, mimicking the sun in the pattern paper.


Supplies used:  Echo Park Summer Days, Bazzill, Zig Pens, Quickutz License Alpha, small circle punch, Cutterpede Perforated Blade, small balloon punch


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