Friday, November 19, 2010

Boy Loves Dog: Breaking All the Rules

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Just call me a rule breaker. I made a boy page in hot pink using Christmas paper... yep, Christmas Paper!!! on a layout that has nothing to do with the holidays. Did you see the jewels? Threw some of those in too because when  living life on the edge, pushing the envelope is as easy as breathing.


First of all, when looking at the color wheel, the best color to match those awesome jammies was hot pink. And I love Echo Park's Everybody Loves Christmas line and hate the thought of hiding it away most of the year. The rest as they say is history.

This LO reminds me so much of Brayden, he's unconventional, bright (sometimes bordering on loud), sparkly, energetic, a frenzy of fun - it just fit.

I used the current sketch from the always awesome Sketchy Thursdays:

This is also my entry for the Scrapbooker's Anonymous November Challenge to use holiday paper on a non-holiday LO:


Speaking of Christmas, are you ready for Thanksgiving or the holidays ahead?

Personally, I'm feeling a little ambivalent about the whole thing. I know, bad mama. Bad blogger. It's just not exciting me like other years have.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays

When I saw this sketch at Sketchy Thursdays I immediately thought I am not near clever enough to swing it. It just looked so darn hard. Like a really intricate quilt block... Dresden Plate perhaps.

Then the part of my that gets my back up at the very thought of, "too hard" decided I had to drop everything and give it a try. No surprises there.

Since I was still basking in the glow of a truly awesome visit with Tiffany and family I decided to take my very imperfect photos (it's been SO DARK here) of their stay and make a LO.

The rules were:

1. Be based on the sketch above (done!)
2. Include at least 5 pictures (got it!)
3. Include a bit of sparkle (red sparklies!)

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Again, sorry for the dark and angled picture. It's the best I could swing with no sun and heavy winds. Oy! How much fun is the new Circa 1934 paper from Cosmo Cricket

Here's a few close-ups:

Thanks for popping by :-)

Don't forget to pop by Tiff's blog, you could win some of my wrinkle ribbon, a $100 GC to Two Peas and a lot more from the different guest bloggers.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Chocolate Pecan Pie - Pie Week

Just popping in to say hello. We're having a wonderful time with the Johnson family. I've been trying to tempt them to stay in Utah with pie. Pie is good, right?

Chocolate Pecan Tart
1 piecrust
1 C chocolate chips
1 C chopped pecans
¼ C margarine
½ C packed light brown sugar
¾ C dark corn syrup
3 eggs
1 t vanilla
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Fit the piecrust in your pan.
Sprinkle choc chips & nuts over bottom.
Melt butter.
Beat in brown sugar, corn syrup, eggs & vanilla until smooth.
Bake on lower 1/3 of oven for 30 min.
Cool on rack. Serve with whip cream.

Don't forget to pop by Tiff's blog, you could win some of my wrinkle ribbon, a $100 GC to Two Peas and a lot more from the different guest bloggers.

Monday, November 15, 2010

Guest Blogging at I Heart Art

I'm blogging today over at Tiff's I Heart Art. It's all about avoiding packaging panic.
Go check it out.

Tiff is so sweet, she's offering a $100 GC to Two Peas! Wow! To have a chance to win you need to comment on each of the guest posts. Easy as pie :-)

To get to my post directly CLICK HERE.

Thursday, November 11, 2010

For Veteran's Day

(click on photo to see it up close)

Today I stand with people all over the world in silent thanks and to pay my respects to the brave men and women who sacrifice their time, their families and their lives to keep us all safe from harm.

This piece is dedicated to each and every one of them. 

You can see how this calaca was made on my post here.