Saturday, May 16, 2015

My Birthday Girl

Hello everyone!  How crazy has May been? It's always hectic in May for us.  It's the end of school, banquets and ceremonies, dance rehearsals, testing, etc, and most importantly to us is my daughter's birthday.  I always try to make her a card.  This year it was plain and simple even though it was somewhat of a monumental birthday.  She's 15! Yikes!

The image is from Saturated Canary.  I just love these little darlings.  They are so fun to color, too.  I colored her up with my Copics.  The sentiment is from CTMH's stamp set, Joyful Birthday.  It's one of my go-to sets for the Happy Birthday sentiment.  She is stamped on CTMH White Daisy and mounted on a piece of purple cardstock from my stash.  Of course, I couldn't resist putting a little wink of stella on her bow and balloon and I threw in a few sequins for good measure.

 That's it for me today.   Happy Belated Birthday to my baby girl.  Watch out motorists, there's a new student driver in town!

 Thanks for stopping by!


Sunday, May 3, 2015

National Scrapbooking Day

Hello everyone!  I hope everyone had a wonderful weekend and a very productive National Scrapbooking Day.  I did not get anything I wanted to get done yesterday, but in commemoration of the day I thought I would share one of my most recent scrap projects.  As you know I am constantly working trying to keep my books up to date.  Thanks to Studio J, I have just about conquered that.  Throughout my books I have both Studio J and traditional pages.  I think they work well together.  Here's what I have been doing to keep up with her dance album. 

All of the portraits that are taken, other than those I take and we get in 5x7, I do a traditional page.  I had a stash of this retired paper from CTMH called Believe.  It went well enough with her Christmas recital costume.  I included the ticket to the show and a few die cut poinsettias.  I kept it very simple. This paper was great because it just so happens I was able to do the recital pictures in Studio J with the same paper.

It would have taken me forever to print, configure, and then scrap all these pictures.  But with Studio J, I did all three in a just a short while in one evening.    I love how these turned out.  

If you want to check out Studio J, just follow the links on this page, over in the margin, or the tab up top.  It's free to create, so go give it a whirl! 

That's it for me today.  I hope everyone has been able to celebrate NSD.  I think I shall continue to celebrate. I have some more dance pictures to do.  At the end of this month is our next recital, so there will be even more!

Happy Scrapping!