Ok so I am going to try and be better (and now that I know how to) at posting the sketches along with my projects. This weeks sketch is by one of our favorites, Beggahuna.
Before I go into the LO...these are birth photos of all of my children. Cody, Scotti and Jordyn. Not in order of birth but because I needed to crop the one of Scotti, it looked better in the middle and gave me a spot on the side to put their names. I was just a little sad doing this LO because, well, as many of you know Scotti is adopted and the nurse in the hospital would not let me take photos of Scotti. Pretty much by the time we got into the hospital he was here so I went right in and was the first to hold him. We then took him to the nursery where I stayed with him until we took him home. Just he and I and a rocking chair in the corner. Since they didn't allow me to take pictures I don't have much from his first day (just a few treasured ones)...this photo being one of them. And of course the beautiful very first photos of Jordyn and Cody, which melt my heart each time I see them (ohhhh its bringing on tears!!!)
onto the LO...enough of my silliness...I loved and enjoyed the bones of this LO but struggled when it came to embellishing this. With the part that I wanted to open (see next picture) it made embellishing over it difficult, as I could not put anything coming off of that part. After a lot of designing and editing and deleting on DS this is what I came up with.
This shows how the entire section folds up to reveal a place for lots of journaling, a little hand made embellishment and an extra photo of my newborn Scotti.
Baby Love was cut from All Mixed Up. I really like that cart because it offers 3 layers to the lettering!
I had a few different techniques for the squares. Some were sanded, distressed with an edge distresser, embossed and inked. Some also had faux stitching.
Ok last shot! Showing what I did with the cuts from New Arrival. I think the animals on that cart are totally freaky but I do like what else it has to offer!
guess I will mention now that we have CANDY over at SOUS, so please if you want some goodies...go leave a comment for a chance to win and if you post a project..you get in there twice! how nice!
Its a Boy!
Woo Hoo, bonus project for today!
My friend Katie is having a baby boy and I am going to her baby shower on saturday. She was my older sisters best friend and I used to cry to her at school because some boys were always mean to me! So she is like a sister to me! This is her first child and I am just thrilled for her!
Cuts are from Zooballoo, a total favorite of mine! I embossed the die cut card and added a ribbon.
One last photo for today showing the layering and dimension of the birds and branch.
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend and please stop in at SOUS to see what my other GF's have done with this sketch!