Hi, all! Did you miss me? Last time I'll be gone for awhile, I PROMISE! 3 trips in one month is about all I can handle, particularly since I normally don't travel that much. Had a wonderful girls' weekend in Las Vegas, though! A great time with some awesome friends: shopping, gambling having cocktails, hanging by the pool & sleeping in. Had a really nice dinner out at "Switch" (very cool atmosphere and wonderful food) and rented a limo that night. We even saw a Cirque de Soleil show from the light booth (for free)! I haven't been in a light booth since my college theater days, so that was really neat! What a cool perspective to see the show from. Gave the gals their girlfriend cards while I was there, too. :)
The boys headed back to school yesterday, so things should START to get back to normal 'round here! ;) I am looking forward to some more blog time. :) These pics are from LAST YEAR'S 1st day of school. I am not that speedy! ;)
So, this 2 page spread is for the fabulous color combo at this week's colourQ challenge! LOVIN' all these blues and greens! Here's the palette:
So, as you can see, I started with a Bashful Blue cardstock as my page "base." I used some really CUTE retired SU! stamps to background stamp the base pieces in the challenge colors. I created 2 border strips near the top with the solid Limeade and turquoise strips, and some DP that looked like notebook paper. I border punched the green piece with a punch that also looks like notebook paper. Then I stamped the title words out, using 2 different sets and a variety of ink colors. I cut a piece that looks like a report card from a piece of printed DP. But it was more aqua than turquoise in color, so I brayered some turquoise ink over the top to make it match. I did the same thing with the pennant stickers on the upper RH corner of the right page.
Ok, so embellishments: there's the report card piece I cut and brayered, then I added some stickers and punches circles to spell out "1st." I added the brayered pennant stickers on which I put stickers that read "2nd" for second grade. I added a date sticker and a button with twine to the o's in "school." Also added some glittery brads to the pennants. On the first page I matted my favorite, larger pic with some cute DP. On the right page, I added a punched macro shot of Collin, a journaling circle, and a layered embellishment I made. In the lower RH corner of that page is another layered embellie I made with another piece of the notebook paper DP and a variety of stickers.
Well, that's it for me today! I hope you like my page, I am really happy with the way it turned out. I will be back soon and I won't be leaving again for a while, I PROMISE! :) I really hope you'll come play with us at colourQ challenge this week! I would love to see how you use the colors and what you create with them!
supply list: solid cardstock, rubber stamps and ink pads: SU!; patterned papers: BasicGrey, My Mind's Eye, Crate Paper, October Afternoon; stickers: October Afternoon, My Mind's Eye, Crate Paper; punches: EK Success; button: Crate Paper; glitter brads: BoBunny; journaling circle: Jillibean Soup
DUST IT OFF!: Those stamps are several years old now, particularly the school ones, and oh-so-very cute, I'm pretty attached to those. And some of those stickers are too old for me to even identify! :)