Sunday, August 15, 2010

AJ - and food - again!

Too many of my pages involve my eleven year old and what he's eating! He's been growing like a weed, though, and food is what he's mostly about right now! :)

I've still got to scrap his trip to Junior Chef's Camp at the Gaylord Texan. He loves to cook as much as he loves to eat.  All of which is funny because of his insane food allergies when he was little. The first three things on his 'no' list were milk, eggs, and wheat - and it went downhill from there. I can't even remember the whole list anymore. He's down to just peanuts, tree nuts, and shellfish. Occupational hazards for a junior chef!

Here, he's feeding his face with an ice cream breakfast at a Friendly's at Myrtle Beach.
This is a 12x12 page; I had to photograph it at an angle, so it looks rectangular.

Here's the sketch from Scrap and Stamp Saturday's challenge:

I wanted to use a chipboard swirl, but I've blown my scrap budget this week, so I made do by fussy-cutting the swirl in the paper.

The rest of the recipe:
DP by Quick Quotes
Font from  (A gazillion free fonts here!)
Stamps are from CHF's GM collection - The Beach.
       Surfboards are stampd in Distress Inks - Fired Brick, Faded Jeans and Broken China
       The car is stamped in Brilliance and colored with  Copics B02, B05, C05, C07, YR 18, and black. Added
       a little silver glitter gel pen to the chrome, and used Glossy Accents to make the hard top a hard top.

Thanks so much for stopping by today! I'm heading for the kitchen next. French toast. Now.
Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

Friday, August 6, 2010

AJ's First Belt

Looking for my FWF card? Scroll down one entry!

The Friday Challenge for their Anniversary Celebration at Practical Scrappers asked us to scrap a 'first'. Here's mine:
I'm not sure digiscrapping's legal here, but I thought I'd find out. :)

This is AJ, years ago, getting his first taekwondo belt. One of his instructors found the big picture on an old SD card not too long ago and emailed it to me. I was really pleased, since my in-the-dojang pictures from that day really didn't come out well at all. He's come a long way on that journey; he's a deputy-black now and will be testing for his first poome in October.

The recipe:
Frame and brush set are from Two Peas in a Bucket. 
Bottom cutout template is ScrapGirls.
Paper - Digitals, I think? 
Quote is from Designer Digitals.

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Kiss It Goodbye...

summer, that is! I head back to work week after next, and I send my baby off to middle school the following Wednesday. Forget where did summer go - where they hey did eleven years go?!

Between now and then, though, I've got a little time left to squeeze in some crafting. Not as much as I'd hoped (Well, the scrapbook's caught up to April. Sort of.) but some...

This week's project was inspired by the Color Splash challenge over at City Crafters. This time, it was a splash of green:

This bee-yootiful Unity butterfly is part of a set of four - and they're all big, like this - that has been the best investment! When you're living on the shoestring, it's not all about cheap; it's about getting a good value, (Yes, I'm still turning into my mother.) and at Unity, you can often do both! I got this set of versatile stamps on sale! :)

The rest of the recipe:
Green leaf ribbon - from Really Reasonable Ribbon
CS - all Bazzill
Sentiment - Verve, cut with a Labels 4 Nestie
I made the swirly paper by inking up a Cuttlebug embossing folder with white Color Box pigment ink and running black CS through.
Organza ribbon - from the stash.

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Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Five Guys' Divine Fries

... and burgers! It's one of AJ's favorite haunts. Here, he's enjoying one with grilled onions and mushrooms. That boy does loooove to eat. He's in his old taekwondo uniform - I'm still catching up this year - because we're celebrating his earning his deputy black belt. He'll test for his first poome this fall. The breaking part of the deputy test required him to break a thin cinder block with a hammer fist. That means with the side of his fist, pinkie-side down. When he struck it, he hit the sticky-outy bones in his wrist against the corner of the block. It didn't break, but it sounded like his wrist had. He shook off the adult instructors and, sobbing, struck that (add your own expletive) block three more times before it finally broke. It was very difficult to watch.

He was bruised, but no real damage.

This also is for the challenges at:
Practical Scrappers - Use just one photo
Scrap and Stamp Saturday - Paper piecing (The burgers and fries are pieced.)
Scrap Tiffany - Use this sketch:
The rest of the recipe:
Bazzill CS
I used Nesties to cut the circles for the burgers and the scalloped circle for the lettuce. I also used labels 4 to make the back of the fries container. Burger and fries are inked with Tea Dye Distress Ink.
Thickers letters and some cheapies from AC Moore
Deckle scissors for the center circle.
The 'ketchup' and 'mustard' splotches are done with a CHF stamp from one of the GM sets. I used Fired Brick Distress Ink and a yellow Stampabilities pad from deep within the stash.

Oh... and here he is in his snazzy new black belt uniform (It's got red, too, because he's under 12.) and without a food item being inhaled:

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Happy hump day!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Bee Thankful

... for my friend, Jennie! This is a thank-you card for her. The sentiment makes me think of her; whenever she calls, she always starts the conversation with "Hey, honey!" I think she does that with everybody.

This also is for the challenges at:
Paper Sundaes - Use stitching
EtsyInspired Challenge - Becky Kazana's store
Get Sketchy Follow this sketch:

 The recipe:
All DP is from Cosmo Cricket's Garden Variety collection.
Stamps are The Birds and the Bees by Kim Hughes - CHF
Nesties to cut the scallops, a Cuttlebug folder to emboss the hive's background.
I paper-pieced the bees, but Copic-colored the hive. Machine-stitched the sections.
Green grossgrain's from the stash.

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Have a wonderful week,