Tuesday, April 19, 2011

How My Grandbabies Grow

We are expecting 2 new grandbabies this year.  My oldest son Andrew, his (common law) wife Katie and big brother Jacob are expecting a little girl in June and we found out today that my youngest son Jason and his wife Amy are expecting a little boy in September.  I can't wait for these little bundles of joy to arrive so I can start spoiling them.
Sorry I haven't updated my blog lately but I had some back problems the first part of the month that made scrapping or working on the computer near impossible.  I finally got that settles down and then took the flu.  So really haven't felt up to scrapping.  I also have been very busy helping out on Let's Scrap, preparing to pick the new Design Team Members and also working on arrangements for a month long National Scrapbooking Day celebration. Hopefully I will get a chance to do some scrapping soon.
I hope you are all enjoying your week and Happy Scrapping.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Your Color My Life With Love and Monopoli-ze My Heart

A few weeks ago my friend Michelle a Let's Scrap Design Team member had an interesting challenge for us to do.  She challenged us to use paint chips on a layout or card and use the word color in the title.  I have to admit I had never thought of using paint chips but it was really interesting to see all the different ways everyone used them for her challenge.
At the same time Cheri posted a sketch that would be revealed this week.  This is what her sketch looked like

Although I like both sides of the sketch, I had scrapping paper that looked like a monopoly board that I had been wanting to use for a layout but couldn't figure out how to make the sketch work for something to do with monopoly on the left side.  Michelle's challenge got me thinking and I decided to use an older sketch for the left side of the layout and then use the monopoly board for the right side of the above sketch. 
So here is what I came up for Michelle's challenge

The paint chips were used for the top of the cards and then I printed out Monopoly clip art to used for Mr. Money bags, the hotels and houses and the word monopoly.
For the right side I printed off a bunch of pictures of my grandson in 1"x 2" size.  I still had to do some trimming but I was then able to put his picture on all the property's.  I didn't want to cover the inside with photo's so I printed off monopoly money, dice and playing pieces for embellishments. I also made up my own community chest and chance cards.  Here is what the right side looked like when I was finished

And here is a picture of all of it put together.

I had so much fun making it and although some of his pictures are very small they are still quite easy to see.  I'm working on another upcoming sketch so I guess I better get back to scrapping.  I hope you're having a great weekend and Happy Scrapping.

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