Monday, August 15, 2011

Monthly Crop Layouts

YAY!!! I FINALLY scrapped!!!
Other than one I did for my friend Michele, these are my first layouts in over SEVEN MONTHS!! So I'm rusty.. be kind, please (but don't lie to me if they suck, LOL)

So my monthly crop was Saturday and I'll admit, I talked more than I scrapped :)
My friend Michele went with me and we just couldn't stop gabbing. She got like 10 layouts done and I got three :(
(I hadn't been to an NJS crop in over a year so I had alot of catching up to do with some of the girls.. LOL)

Anyway, here is what I accomplished. I apologize for the really cruddy pics. I still haven't figured out my PSE 9 editing software that I've had since Christmas (yikes!)

"Two of a Kind" - this one I let the patterned paper do all the work. Very simple layout about my son and his best friend at his Birthday party.
Paper: Fancy Pants & Bazzill; Alpha stickers: Doodlebug; Photo Corners: WRMK; used my Cuttlebug to cut the stars

This was my paternal Grandmother, Grandma Martin. She died when I was nineteen. I didn't know her well at all because I was estranged from my Dad until I was eighteen but I've heard alot about her from him and other family.
This layout took me four hours. I am NOT kidding. I stuck all the bling on by hand after the batteries in my Imaginisce bling tool died. What a PAIN IN THE BUTT!! I will definitely be buying Prima bling swirls from now on. It's worth the $6.99 to just plop it on there in a few minutes and be done with it, LOL.
Anyone want to buy my bling tool? Great idea but FAIL. Definitely NOT worth the time it takes. Even when the batteries ARE working. And my right hand is STILL hurting from using that tool!

Paper, bird diecut, flower stickers, all paper for roses & "Treasure" sticker: Colorbok "Flea Market" line; photo corners: Making Memories; other: lace doilie, Imaginisce bling

This is a scraplift of a local friend, Sarah Mullanix. I changed it up a bit, added the 5, etc. Love these pics from his Birthday party :)
Paper: Scenic Route, Imaginisce & Bazzill; Alphas: Doodlebug, The Paper Studio & Sandylion; Other: bakers twine, Love Elsie ribbon

Michele and I left the crop early to go to Big Lots for cheap, GREAT scrappy goodies and when we came out of the store, it was storming REALLY bad. What a crazy drive home that was (the crop was about 52 miles from home)
On the way home we heard about the tragedy at the Indiana State Fair.
God bless the families affected and the men and women who bravely pulled people from under the steel mess. I am very proud to be a Hoosier right now.

Speaking of the State Fair, we went last week. We rode the train from where we live in Fishers all the way down to the fair in Indy and Caleb was just SO happy with the train ride. I think that was his favorite part :)
Here are a few pics from the fair. This was a very impromptu trip.. we didn't know we were going til thirty minutes before we went. So after I shot the first picture below, my camera batteries DIED. I kidd you not. And I was stuck carrying around my camera ALL DAY at the fair. What a pain, LOL.
So the rest after this first one are from my cell phone:

Thanks for looking. Have a great week!!


Deann said...

It was horrible what happened at the fair. My heart just breaks for everyone!

I love your LO's! Makes me miss scrapping even more!

Love the pics you took and love seeing YOU in some of them!!! You look fantastic!

Michele said...

Love the layout and had a lot of fun at the scrap meet. Cant wait till next month!!!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Great layouts and I love your pics! :) Miss being so close to the fair. Thanks for the info on your brother's church. You are so sweet. I know EXACTLY where his church is. My oldest goes to school just down the road from there. We have actually been attending Pathway which is also in that same vacinity. Both girls have quite a few school friends that go to Pathway so it has been nice. You will have to let me know when you come to visit your brother. :)

Jenny B in Indy said...

Hey Lisa. How cool you are so close! My brother lives off Illinois Rd, not too far from that really cool outdoor mall there (but west of I-69).

What's crazy is that I just recently I found out he is moving in a few months to Hamilton county. My brothers' friend started a church in Westfield and asked him to be the praise & worship leader. I just found out he got approved from his full time job to move closer to Indy and take over a territory there so he just put his house up for sale this week. So he is moving but I'm excited.. Because now he'll live closer to me :) He's lived in Ft Wayne like 9 years or so.. I've missed him!

If you are ever back down in Indy/NE side, let me know. I'd love to crop with you at Archivers or something!