Are something that are in short supply here in the desert...so when we need some, we have to make them! And lemme tell ya, there's nothing as convincing as the Tim Holtzglassine paper, crumpled and run through the Big Kick with the Leaves die!
These photos were the source of the title -proving once again that you're never too old to have fun at the fair!! We went for the deep fried chocolate covered cheese curds...(f'real!) but chickened out in the end and went with the usual turkey legs and funnel cakes!! We did our favorite rides, the swing chair, the ferris wheel but the big draw for Mr B was to win us girls some stuffed toys!! Makes him feel all virile and cool, y'know! All the girls went home with something; mine was a CUTE Hello Kitty!!
That photo grid? Postal Pics. It's an app you can load onto your phone and upload your phone photos or instagram photos, or whatever, pick the kind of paper (aluminum is a choice) and a few days later they show up in your mailbox. What a concept!!
And the washi stars? WeR Memory Keepers new Washi adhesive sheets. You can run them through your die cut machine, or Cricut or Silhouette or use your punches. SO cool!! And the wood grain title bit is MacTac shelf paper. Still haven't got tired of that stuff!
There's a new challenge up at Challenge Me Happy today. It's a scrap lift of Annelie's layout here:
To love and be loved. This photo is pretty old. That was me with the bangs and cowlick when I was a pipsqueak. And my grandma. Who lived down the block, but spent most of the day with us at our house, reading books to us, cooking us chicken soup, crocheting afghans, shelling peas, darning socks, whatever needed done. I miss her.
I liked the photo layering that Annelie used, as well as the twine arranged all loopy like that so I layered my photo as well, and mimicked the twine with the wire framing the photo.
We have a new sketch challenge for you at Challenge Me Happy, and it's what I used for this page.
This is my future DIL...she's worked so hard to get this far (half way to her dream of being a physician) and while she still has a ways to go, it feels like something of a milestone marker now that she's this close to graduating with her first degree and sending off and getting responses for Med School. I love this photo of her. It was taken at their recent engagement photo shoot, and it's the one she's using for her Med School applications. I wanted to let the photo shine from the page like she does, so kept the rest of the layout fairly clean. Well, as much as I'm capable of....
We'd love to have you join us! Make a layout based on the sketch, link it up with Mr Linky and you may win some goodies for your efforts!!
A couple of weeks ago our challenge was to print on kraft or other card stock (not white or cream). I used the Gingerbread Twist Picknix and the Here Comes Christmas cd for the digi image and the cut file which I cut on my Silhouette Cameo. Great fun, that!!
And this card, I printed the digi images (from the Sundae of Seasons cd) onto cold-press water color paper and then added the color wash around the edges.
Thanks for stopping by today!! See you again, soon!
We have an interesting tradition here in AZ for handing out candy on Halloween....because the temps are not frigid, everyone sets themselves up on their driveways with candy bowls, little fire pits, bevvies and snacks, and makes a regular party of handing out candy to the little spooks! It's really kind of fun! Our choice of snacks and drinks are all apple related, thanks to my future DIL. Apple crisp and hot apple cider! And a box of Milk Duds or seven.
We have a few special friends who come by before heading home and I wanted to have special treat bags set aside for them! And once I got making them, well I thought my kids...and their friends all needed one too! As Son#2 commented.... "anything worth doing....!"
The tree and birds stamps are vintage Tim Holtz and the die cuts are all made from cut files I got at Silhouette for 75¢ each!
As well, I have a layout to show you...
We revealed this color challenge yesterday at Challenge Me Happy, and you can join us in the fun and possible even win yourself a whole lotta butcher twine in a rainbow of colors!!
And yes, I had to play with my Cameo Silhouette again! That thing makes cute like nobody's business!!
We hope this will inspire you to do a layout based exclusively on this challenge, and there's a prize in it for you! A Nikki Sivils paper pack! Go to Challenge Me Happy to see what the rest of the DT did, and to get the deets and then upload your layout.
Check back tomorrow for the card craze I was on last week!!