Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Indiana Jones & Harry Potter

I'm just plugging away at LOs here. It's felt SO nice to sit down and scrap. I've really missed it. These two LOs are from Halloween pictures from this year...can you believe it? I'm still way behind but I like doing up-to-date photos. LOL The boys picked awesome costumes this year. Max was Indiana Jones and Evan was Harry Potter. They both looked fabulous!

For Max's LO, I used background paper from the DCWV Once Upon a Time stack. It kinda looks like an old crumpled up piece of paper or treasure map...perfect for this page. I printed Max's pic in sepia tones to go with the overall LO. I used my Cricut for all the cuts. I used Printing 101 for the title. I looked online at the IJ logo and copied it by making each letter smaller and curving it a bit. I cut it in yellow cardstock and then chalked it in to fade from yellow to orange to red. I love how it turned out. I used Paper Doll Dress Up for the hat and October 31st for the giant spider. Max's costume had a huge spider printed on the back shoulder!For Evan's LO, I used the new line of Harry Potter paper by Creative Imaginations. The whole line is SO cool and I was lucky enough to grab up a bunch at an Archiver's in Louisville!! I printed Evan's pic in sepia tones too to go with the overall LO. I used Black Letter and Robotz for the title. Black Letter was almost a perfect match to the HP logo but I had to weld on some lightning bolt shapes from Robotz to the P and I had to create the H from scratch. The uppercase H on Black Letter was nothing like the HP H. I welded some I's together and a swirl from the cart and it made an almost perfect HP H. I used Camp out for Hedwig. I think she turned out pretty good. TFL

Thursday, November 18, 2010

You Rock

WOW!! My second post with a LO is as many days. I'm on a roll. I just wish that I could keep it up but I've got a very busy week next week with Thanksgiving and Evan has a Thanksgiving Play and a Feast at school next week. So, I'll be up at school plenty next week.

Here is Evan sporting a "new-do". LOL If anyone knows my boys, they know that are neat freaks when it comes to their hair. They like it combed over on the part, gelled, and hairsprayed so it looks good all day. They've ALWAYS been this way. So, I was totally shocked when Evan came downstairs on a Saturday morning with a spike!! He said that he asked Daddy to fix it that way. It was super cute and then he started to cop a "tude" to go with the spike! So, I had to grab my camera. This would never fly on a school morning but it was the day before Halloween...time to be fun. What makes the pictures even more funny is the fact that he's got his "tude" and he's holding Velvet Pup from Build-A-Bear!! LMBO

I used Indie Art for stars, guitar, and skull and crossbones. I used Happy Hauntings for the font. All the printed paper is from the DCWV Rockstar Stack. It was so totally perfect for this page. I distressed all the edges of my mats and pictures with my Tim Holtz distressing tool and inked them too. TFL

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Zombie Farm

I've been working on this LO off and on for 2 weeks (more off than on). Life has just gotten SO busy. I stay super busy with Cub Scouts and all that goes on with that. I really thought that it'd be no problem being a leader for Evan's Den and being an assistant to Charlie for Max's Den but it has proven to be quite the task with planning 2 meetings. Plus we just finished up selling popcorn with the Scouts where I served on the Popcorn Committee this year. We got the last of our popcorn delivered yesterday!! WOOHOO. The boys did wonderful this year. They sold together and sold $1,819! I'm very proud of them.

Anywho, back to the LO. We had taken the boys to this haunted house several years ago but we went to the no-scare version. It was still scary. I thought that they'd be up for the full scare version this year. I remember going to haunted houses when I was their age. So, we bribed them to actually go and they took it. This is our local haunted house right here in Newburgh. It's not too scary but it is to a kid. Max was OK with going but Evan was absolutely terrified. His face shows it in the pictures. The one of him crying hysterically is after we went through. They chased us out with a real circular saw and it freaked him out! I printed the pics in black and white to add the scare-factor! I used Cricut Happy Hauntings for every cut on here. I absolutely LOVE the font that's on this cart! I made a duplicate LO for Max so that's what took so long was cutting everything twice and piecing everything together. I also used my Martha Stewart Drippy Goo punch. I did my journaling the tombstones. TFL