Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Scrapbooking! Yikes!

Yes, I do scrapbook from time to time. Amazing, I know!

This month, I'm the guest designer at Cocoa Daisy. Lucky me, I know! The kit is so super cute. Lots of happy colors and happy patterns. Very pink, but hey, I created three layouts about my family, one about the beach, and even a card!

When I first saw this Pink Paislee paper, I immediately thought of how my kids will swim in the coldest water. They don't care. At first, I was just going with rectangular photos, but then it occurred to me that circles would be so much better.  I dug around the boxes (yes, the house is still in boxes) and found every possible punch under the sun, except the circles. So I called my scrapbooking store friend Stacy, ran over to her house at 9PM, and got her punches. Can I say how much I love living near her? Not because I can bum off her supplies, but because she is the nicest person, who is not only supportive but also funny as heck!
A little sewing, ridiculous quotes from my children, punched out photos, and the whole layout came together pretty quickly.
My kit came with a banner that was numbered to 10. So I had to make a page about the middlest. Who is 10, and who is super talkative, but also shy. Girls loooove him. In first grade, other moms would tell me that their daughters were coming home and saying, "I'm going to marry him when I grow up." I was in between flattered and worried, and wanting those moms to keep their girls away from my baby!
Then this little ode to the good part of living in LA. Sorry for the crazy red. It's a bit more toned down in real life. I just can't seem to get it right, photo-wise.
I've been meaning to create this layout about places we ate frequently back in Philly. In the last month we were there, the kids and I made a point to take photos everytime we went out to eat. Which was a lot. I didn't get all of them in here, and I hope to eventually create a mini-album to celebrate those places and their yummy foods. A little slice of our old life.
And a card! I made a card. My dear friend Kim created this cute ampersand stamp. Everyone loves ampersands. Looking around the kit, I noticed that there were several more. So I gathered them here, added a stitched one, and it's a card, yo.
This was seriously fun. Thank you Ronda for asking me. I had forgotten how much I missed working with a kit.


JennO May 31, 2011 at 1:06 PM  

Amazing layouts...I really am not sure that you're buried under boxes, because I certainly couldn't create like you do if I were...hmmmm....

Kim Watson May 31, 2011 at 1:35 PM  

I love what you did with the kit this month.... you have the best style do you know that?! I am still waiting for mine but yours are better already :o)
Glad my ampersand stamp has the Linda, stamp-of-approval. Means it's cool...cos we all know how cool you are teehee. Miss you funny friend!

Soki May 31, 2011 at 6:04 PM  

Love these layouts! :) Makes me want to scrapbook... for fun. Gasp!

melanie May 31, 2011 at 7:53 PM  

You are AMAZING!!! These are all so great, love all the little details you're so good at adding. :) Congrats on the guesting gig, they are lucky to have you.
I'll call soon, now that I've hobbled myself and can't move.. :(

Jill May 31, 2011 at 8:16 PM  

Ooh, great shares! :) Congratulations on your guest spot -- you did an AMAZING job!

Keshet June 1, 2011 at 3:46 PM  

Love these projects (especially "eat", ha!) and congrats on the guest spot! Nothing better than scrappy friends with punches living nearby:)

Anonymous June 7, 2011 at 6:04 AM  

these are super cute!! love the look of your pages & all your hand stitching :)

lisa June 9, 2011 at 1:28 AM  

I love how you used the kit this moth Linda. Beautiful : )

Candy June 11, 2011 at 7:22 PM  

Beauty-full, Linda! :) You make any kit look good, girl!
I love it that you have a scrappy friend nearby- that is awesome!

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