Sunday, March 20, 2011

Dry spell, is it over?

The last two weeks have been a little dry around here in the creativity department. The mojo had left the building... but I think maybe it's back! I created not one, but two layouts today... how cool is that! Of course, I stayed out of the yard for the most part today.

My yard.... I know I'm going to just totally love it this year, but it's going to take lots of my time... and that's ok... I love being outside!

I have managed to get all of our crepe myrtle trees cut back in the last week. We've only got 12 of those babies! Did a little digging and killed a dozen wasps! I told David that I did not move in this beautiful home to have to kill snakes and wasps! Not sure if the vermin are trying to run me off, but we see who is still standing! HA!

Both layouts I made today are for Jessica's album. I'm so thrilled with the progess I'm making on it. I'm as equally thrilled with the fact that I'm pulling from my old stash and using up some of it!

I did a little stamping and even used a rubon on this first layout!
Product List:
Paper - My Minds Eye & Stampin Up
Butterfly die cut - Stampin Up
Stamp set & ink - Stampin Up
Perfect Die Cut - My Minds Eye
Journal Sheet - Bo Bunny

This next layout is for a sketch challenge over at the Memory Makers Magazine Forum.

These pics are from a trip Jess took to Dallas with a few friends for one of their birthdays. I love love love these pics! The girls were having a good time in their room... jumping from the air conditoner box onto the bed. The pics of their faces tell the whole story!

Most everything on used on this layout is from one of my Studio Calico kits! Love them! Flowers are prima and brads are Bo Bunny

I didn't journal on either of these layouts as you can see. My plans are to let Jess do her own journaling of memories. Plus I'm really afraid I'll spell someones name wrong! Now, that would be bad!

Thanks so much for taking the time to stop by!


Lora Oliver said...

I love both of these LOs! I really, REALLY, really like the second one. The pictures alone are fab, but your flower grouping ROCKS!

Susan said...

What great layers, Lisa! Love them, love them! And stamping too? I need to do more of that. And that first background paper - it that embossed? Flocked? It's gorgeous!

Serene said...

Delicious! Super los. I love all the layering and all the subtle details. The rainbow flowers are really nice and so unique. They were really having a great time because those pics are fabulous. 2more great los for the album. I'm really liking what you're doing lately. There's such depth and dimension to your los.

luv46kdz said...

Dry spell, come on woman, you are a dynamo doing so many different things, sometimes it's ok to focus on something else :) your lo's are gorgeous. I can see it so much better here and it looks just gorgeous. What a great gift Jess is getting.

Melissa said...

Oh I love these! Love the layering of all the elements and flowers on the first one, and the way you inked the SU paper! Jess has such pretty blue eyes!

Really love your second one too! The sketch was perfect for your pictures, which are awesome btw. Love that background PP and the crepe paper!

Barb said...

I agree with all the above!!!! I love the layering on the first one!! Beautiful. I love the pictures set off to one side.

The second one is so sweet!! I love the multi-colored flowers...especially the way you have used them to continue the eye across the page. These are great!!!

We have been painting the house and working in the yard so I know how that gets. I don't mind wasps. They only sting if threatened!! LOL My daughter disagrees!!! I will get them out of the house by taking a piece of paper up to them, let them walk and get on it and carry them out of the house!!! LOL

courtney said...

Wow, both these layouts are beautiful! Jess is going to treasure this album, for sure!
Love the colours, and oh my, the pics in the second layout are hilarious!

nicole said...

ahh i love your first layout. I never feel that 'free' to use a lot of embellishments groped together. I love it on your page!!!

Staci said...

Love the flowers and paper choices. Nicely done!!