Friday, December 24, 2010

My 12yo made this!

He has always enjoyed the Animator vs. Animation movies, which led him to learning how to use the Pivot software. This is the first time he has combined his animation with sound using Movie Maker.

Saturday, June 6, 2009

A TwoPeas Challenge

I had sworn I was going to scrapbook last night, but Friday's cleaning binge left my bedroom pretty useless. So I made these little tags with the BigKick and I like the way they turned out.
I used the Swiss Dots Embossing Folder and the Red Tag Sale font. The tag comes with the font and until I started working with it, I had the brilliant idea to put a large season-specific decoration along with the title. Not a chance!

This is a digital page that I really want to do this with my paper supplies. I need to get the middle picture printed because I goofed and ordered the other 2 kids, but not that poor middle one. And, yes, I see the typo. I was using PSE and I don't like their text tool. It's hard to see what I'm writing and even after I've clicked off it, I can't see the text very well. Which lets little errors like everythuing through.

The papers were designed by Angie Briggs at Scrapgirls.

Sunday, May 31, 2009


Here's the page I did for Day 31.
And I was so happy to have done something else for my little personal scrapbook until I remembered it's 8.5x11. :( Maybe I'll put it in one of those American Crafts books that can hold every size.

Paper and ribbon are from American Crafts. And that's my brother being a big goof, which he's very good at.

Now that the challenge is over, I'm going to try for the more sustainable goal of doing a layout a week. Maybe two. I've run myself out of my stash of photos to be scrapped, so I need to print more. I used up at least 72 yards of adhesive. I counted and I made a total of 39 individual pages this month. I'm not sure how much paper I used, but I have reduced my bulging blue folder to something that can be squished. And I've discovered that I have almost no red prints. So a good time was had by all.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

Sad, sad day

My beloved LSS has closed. I went in to say goodbye and get a picture. They had just put their Rotatrim out for sale and were calling me to see if I wanted it. Do they know me or what?! Like many other scrappers, I've been on the hunt for a straight cutting trimmer for years. I have a Dahle that does pretty well, but this Rotatrim lets me get even closer to the cutting edge before running out of a place to align my paper. I'm really pleased to have the trimmer/memento.

The store's colors were black and kraft, so I decided to go along with that for my little memorial page. I have a nice group shot of all the employees who were there, but I want to put that on a longer page that lists all the fun stuff we did at the store. My kids were sad about it, too. They held craft days for the kids and all 3 of them have made teacher gifts or ornaments there. Now I'm going to have to plan them here at home.

Preschool Graduation

More of those nifty Scrapbooks Etc. photo templates tonight. They are so nice for when you have a bunch of photos that you want to fit on 1 or 2 pages. Fitting the patterned paper in the little empty slots is a little pesky. It would be easier to choose digital paper and plop it in before printing.

I used Basic Grey paper, cut the stars on the Cricut machine and used CK Jessica font.

Friday, May 29, 2009

Crazy Hair Day was today

I'd seen this idea on a blog (yes, a scrapping blog). After showing it to the kids, Megan liked it and Sam pronounced it "pure genius", so we bought some buttons and water soluble glue.

I used some brand new Doodlebug paper and the Tweed and Century Gothic fonts. The buttons are the same ones that were in their hair. My dad called home from work to suggest the page title, so I used his idea. It's funny how everyone's a little more interested in their pages when scrapping is done daily. Of course, the fact that I show them the finished pages first thing in the morning might have something to do with that. Hmm.

Thursday, May 28, 2009

Overly Casual, I think.

Oh well, they can't all be winners. I think the kids won't care much. They'll be too busy looking at the pictures.

I found some cute birthday paper by Scenic Route. It conveniently included some fun little sayings stickers that worked well. With every evening's frantic search through my papers, I'm really getting to know what I have in my stash. It's nice to know what I have to work with. I think if I ever go scrap shopping again, I'll buy things with specific needs in mind.