Monday, September 15, 2008

Been creatin' away

Been tryin' to keep my mind busy and off sad things. So I have been scrappin like crazy.

Here are a few things I have done in the last several days:

This is a Christmas box to be used as a frame/mini album.
I took a little wooden box that Came from I think Hobby lobby. (prolly did Im sure)
and painted it then used Reminisce Christmas papers To alter it. I toook pieces of the die cut paper and cut the edges off to create the frame around the journaling tag sticker. I also for the front Took the stickers and stuck them to chipboard then cut them out. It is a really simple project that took about 3 hours to create. Now all I have to do is when Bella bug gets her Photo taken with Santa this year, Add the photos to the mini album. Get her to parr down her wish list so It will FIT ON THERE... And a cute little decoration we have.

This wooden frame was purchased from Hobby Lobby. I used the Reminisce Jungle papers on this one. I took the stickers and applied them to chipboard then cut them out. Added an initial after painting and voila a cute as can be Baby gift.

This last page I made for a blog challenge I found over at SiS TV.
THE STORY MATTERS challenge blog

The challenge is CURRENT EVENTS... what about the world affects you??

I chose to scrap about the Hurricane since we are way down here where they all like to stall and blow around water and hot air... hmm notice the bad ones this year have been male names? Co Ink E Dink? Im thinkin NAH!!Ok back to the page.
THis is an elsuck o photo because I had to take it in my kitchen and its night time and I have that flourescent light in there... so ya it sucks. BUT, I will retake the photo tomorrow so You can see that it looks much better. Ok so on with it:


I used Cosmo Cricket Patterned paper on this. The colors were just too perfect. John took these darling photos for me. (I was sick with Chicken Pox so I let him do the duty for me) I wanted to Do a page about the first hurricane of the season to make landfall Then I found this challenge and well how perfect was that?
So anyway I cut out all the circles in the patterned paper and scattered them around kinda like a ughmm well a Hurricane.
I used pop dots to pop the second photo forward to give it a more dramatic look and it to stand out in the foreground. I used the little line circles that were in the patterned paper to show direction that the sockets were turning. I thought well how cute would it be to have these as pointers to the article in the newspaper. I think it turned out cute.

The Journaling is as follows:
BACK OFF GUSTAV Hurricane Gustav- The storm that just would not LEAVE! It kept going and going for over a week dumping rain and wind in its soggy path. It was followed by 3 more systems that 2 would end up becoming major hurricanes. Man I hate hurricane season.
September, 2008

Tomorrow I am going to work on the ONE LITTLE WORD Challenge. The Word for this week is LOVE. I think I can handle that ;)


Lynn said...

awesome projects girlie!!! love them all. and hugs!

Cassie said...

Your Gustav LO is fantastic!!

Susan Beth said...

Love that "Back Off Gustov" LO. It is fantastic. And the box is so cute too!

Cami said...

fun projects Nancy - and I LOVE that back off Gustov layout...that is awesome!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Love that layout Nancy! Great page theme and your Reminisce projects are cute!

:: gingerkitty :: said...

awesome layout!

Kim said...

Love your story matters layout ~ great title 'Back Off Gustav'. TFS!

Rita said...

Wonderful projects! Your Gustav LO is eye-catching and I love how you used the CC!

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Jessi Gribbin said...

I LOVE that Christmas box and mini albums! That is just too cute. The Gustav LO is great too. You are such a talented lady!!

karen m. (akaliz) said...

i didn't know you had joined SC! i've been kind of scarce there with all that's been going on lately.

lovin' the circles on the gustav layout and that christmas project're just all kinds of organized. wanna come over and do mine?

Pinky said...

I am diggin that Gustav LO! Your working it girl! Great work!
Oh and BTW those flowers were accepted for a Fiskars Tutorial! woohooo

Anonymous said...

Love that Christmaas frame, may just give one a go myself! Thanks for your inspiration!

Penny Smith said...

This is perfect! You post just rught!!