Monday, March 29, 2010

Last one

Sadly, I am now done with my Periphery collection pack. This is the last layout that I got out of it:

I tried a new type of handmade flower and I just love the results!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Mr. & Mrs. Karl Meisterheim!?!

Yes, the long-awaited day has come -- Karl is married! We had the privilege of being a part of this momentous event. Aren't they cute?

One of the best parts of this trip was being able to re-connect with friends.

All in all it was a great day!

Congratulations Mr. & Mrs. Karl Meisterheim!

Friday, March 19, 2010

On the Periphery

When I break into a Basic Grey pack, it seems like I can't put it down! I completed these three 2-page layouts and have enough paper left for one or two more. This first layout is the most intricate one I have done to date and it certainly took me the longest! Some interesting elements include swarovski crystals strung on picture hanging wire and I used (for the first time) real sewing, perfect pearls, and brads (I know, long time coming).

In this layout I hand cut the butterfly and used stickles for his body and made these paper flowers and leaves by hand as well.

Here I used the Heidi Swapp masks that Rachel got me for Christmas.

That's it for now!

Monday, March 15, 2010

Soccer in the snow

Yesterday Jesse played soccer. In the southwest, people can play outdoor soccer in March because it is usually not terribly cold. Yesterday though was some sort of crazy anomaly. We got snow, hail, rain, and shine all in one day! And during the time that Jesse was outside kicking the ball around it happened to be snowing. I think this is yet another reason not to engage in any sort of athletic endeavor!

Friday, March 5, 2010

Basic Grey Periphery

I was so excited to bust into the new (to me) Basic Grey Periphery collection pack. I love the colors and how everything goes together just so.

I did this first layout while scrapping with a friend (which is appropriate because the lo is about friendship). I haven't scrapped with anyone else in a while so that was fun. She let me use her eyelet tool and eyelets so here is my first attempt to incorporate them in my layouts! Another first is this flower -- I used the box flower technique and it turned out well (it really looks much better in person).

I love the greens in this next layout -- I wanted something that would pop next to Rachel's graduation gown (yes, my little Booh is all grown up). I tried a simple flower technique here -- I just cut out a circle and drew triangles on the back, cut it out, and curved the petals using my hand. Easy peasy.

These last two layouts are of my clerkship -- a wonderful two years of my life. I was excited to find ribbon in my stash that coordinated so well with these papers.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Vegas Baby Vegas

I recently went to Las Vegas for a work trip. No, I didn't win or loose any money or do anything crazy. I spent almost every moment there working so it was rather dull, really. I do have one kind of amusing story, though. The weirdest thing that happened to me was that a guy tried to high five me as we passed on the sidewalk. After I passed him I passed two other guys who were asking each other "did that guy really just try to high five that girl?" Lol.