Have Fun… Play Hard….

Have Fun, Play Hard, Be Happy!

This is my week 6 page for the 52 weeks challenge.  I pulled out some old photos from 1996!  This is Kyle (he is now 18) and Tyler (he is now 16) when they were little.

I thought this turned out to be a fun page.  I used some retired Stampin’ Up! Designer Series Paper called Rainbow Sherbet.  The colors in the paper are Tempting Turquoise, Green Galore, Apricot Appeal and Gable Green.  I decided to add Brilliant Blue for my lettering, photo frames, and scalloped accents since that was the color of the pool.  The colors worked well since the boys swim suits were blue and green too.

The stamp in the background is the sparkle image from the Good Friend stamp set.  It matches the sparkle in the designer paper.  I cut the scallop circles and the top note using the Big Shot and the letters too.  I added little accents with my Brilliant Blue Stampin’ Write maker.  I used some randomly placed brads from the Bold Bright Brads scattered around the circles and the top note just for fun.

It turned out to be a fun page with bright colors!

Thanks for stopping by today!

So Tweet Scrapbook Page

so-tweet-left-pageThis is one of the scrapbook pages from my March scrapbook class.  It features the SO TWEET On Board Chipboard.  We colored the chipboard owl and branch using Craft ink and sponge daubers.  The large scallop edge is made with the 1″ circle punch.  Punch a bunch of 1″ circles and then attach them to the back of the card stock so that half of each circle is showing to form a large scallop egdge.  On the So Saffron background I stamped the image from the Good Friend stamp set in So Saffron classic ink.  so-tweet-right-page1

The chipboard bird is covered with Designer Series paper.  I lay my chipboard piece face down on the back side of the paper and trace with a pencil.  Then cut it out.  I use the Anywhere Glue Stick to adhere the paper to the chipboard.  This gives you some “wiggle” room to slide your paper into position exactly where you want it.  And I like to go back with a sanding block and sand the edges.  If there is alot of overlapping paper I trim it with my paper snips before sanding.  The eye, legs and beak were colored with the craft inks and a sponge dauber.  This little bird is singing “Happy Birthday! Happy Birthday!”.  The stamp is from the Stem Saying stamp set and works perfectly for a singing bird.

When we visited my parents this week we also celbrated my birthday.  I haven’t seen them or my brother and his family in over a month (before my birthday), so this was our first chance to get together.  I didn’t know my mom had a cake for me but she did and everyone sang happy birthday to me too.  I have some pictures and think they will be perfect on this page.  I need to get them printed soon and get them on here.

Please visit the other blog I created for the WowSrapbookKits that Wendy and I are doing.  Go to wowscrapbookkits.wordpress.com to get all the details.  There is also a permanent link on my Blog roll on the right sidebar.  I am making a list of questions that people have asked about the kits and I will post on that blog soon with the answers.

Have a Happy Scrappin’ Day!


Stamper’s Club Meeting

 I had hope to get a post out earlier today but Ryan had a soccer game over near Roswell.  It was a good game that ended in a tie of 0-0.  One key play was when the other team was trying to score and got the ball past our goalie.  With two of their players and the ball approaching the goal Ryan came in from the side and somehow kicked the ball out and saved the goal.  But as a result he fell and must have hit his head pretty hard (he said later it hit the ground).  He stood up after the play ended but immediately fell back to the ground.  The ref and the coach ran over to him and I watched from the side line.  He got up and the coach walked him off the field – always a good thing when they walk of the field.  I wasn’t sure he was going to go back in but with about 5 minutes left in the game the coach put him back in and he did play.  As a mom it can be hard to wait on the sidelines when your child gets hurt.  But with Ryan being the youngest I had already learned with the other boys it is better for you to wait.  If it is bad enough that they need you the coach will tell you to come over.  Otherwise it is best to wait and let them take care of it.  So I’m keeping an eye on him this afternoon but he seems to be fine – I guess he has a hard head.   Ok on to a stamping project……


so-tweet-boxLast night was my Stamper’s Club meeting.  This was our second meeting for this group and I have a couple of different things going on in the club.  First we have what I call an on-going project.  At the Stampin’ Up! Leadership conference we made the cutest box as one of our Make-n-take projects and then made other items to go inside.  I decided to take this project and use it for my Stamper’s Club but I’m going to add to it.  So at our first meeting we made thegood-friend-tag-box box and at each subsequent meeting we’ll making something to go in the box.  This month we made a small box of tags.   All the projects are using coordinating products including Good Morning Sunshine Designer Series Paper, Good Friend stamp set, and So Tweet Chipboard.  The color scheme is from the Stampin’ Up! Retro Fresh Style Watch – see it on page 10 & 11 in the Spring-Summer 2009 Idea Book.   Next month we’ll add something else to the box.

I’m off to make swaps for our STARZ group meeting tonight.  I’ll tell you more about the Stamper’s Club later.  Have a great weekend and enjoy the weather here.

Happy Stamping!