Friday, May 1, 2009

My "If It's Groovy" May Design Team projects

Hey! Did you know May is National Salad Month?
Um, YEAH! tee hee :)

I like salad. I eat it every once in a while but it's not like my favorite thing in the whole world and honestly, I couldn't see myself taking a picture of me eating it.
And Caleb won't touch the stuff yet so all month I wracked(sp) my little brain trying to figure out what the heck to scrap for this theme.
I had my heart set on a "More Peas Please" layout because Caleb normally loves peas but the kid was teething and being fickle and I could never get a good shot of him eating them.
So one day when he was chowing down on watermelon I saw the perfect "Salad-like" opportunity and snapped away.
And this time, he was a little HAM! LOL

This paper is by Sass Lass and it's SOOOOO freakin' cute but GIRLY.
But I HAD to use it.. it just SPOKE to me. LOL
(thanks Heidi for this paper.. it is absolutely PERFECT for this LO!)
So anyway, I toned down the girly bright pink by adding a very light coat of white paint to the paper and a dark green background and I think it works for a layout about a little boy eating watermelon, don't you think?

So, here's my SALAD layout (click to see bigger):

As the lead card artist, each month I have to come up with a card sketch and a card theme. Either draw a sketch myself or find one on the net that I love and Niki and I have to make a card in our theme based on the selected sketch.
Well, I for the life of me cannot find the sketch file on my computer right now.. I'll post it once I find it. The theme this month was Mothers Day so I made this little card for my Mommy :)
The colors are off.. The reds actually DO match IRL.

The paper is old Sass Lass (again from Heidi), LOVE it! There are also some Prima felt flowers and some Pink Paislee office lingo on there :)

And then here's my "freestyle" card.
The bird is chipboard.. love her! And the flower is Prima and oh so divine!
The paper is older Heidi Grace. I am all about using up older stuff right now and I have a TON of it, LOL.

Thanks for looking!
Now hop on over to If It's Groovy to check out what my fellow Groovy DT sisters created. Most of the layouts are up already.. more to come.


Carli said...

love this stuff jen, great job!

Susan Longman said...

Gorgeous layout and card Jen...

jinxi~ aka angi said...

I LOVEEEEE that Mothers Day Card!!!!

andddd.. the layout of the melon.. Lorday-makes my mouth water!