Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I Love Cosmo Cricket. . .

     I just can't stop using this stuff!  The colors are so peppy & fun. . .they just put a smile on my face.
     I used them on the layout I finished last night.  I'm on a scrapbooking roll I tell ya!  : )  I'm feeling real inspired by the It's All About Me Challenge blog.  Today I read a comment by a woman that has completed 3 whole albums -all about her!  I got to thinking. . .shoot, I better get busy!  This layout about me is only the second layout of just me -ever!  I think that I only found a total of 4 or 5 pictures of me on my computer to work with. . .ouch!  I better change that too!  : ) 
     Anyway, here are a few shots.  I'm still working on getting them photographed well. . .sorry.
The layout reads:
10 reasons why I love the river:
1.  it's really a lake
2.  nice cool water to swim & play in
3.  the sound of a boat's engine
4.  the smell of Hawaiian Tropic lotion
5.  skiing - tubing - & boat riding
6.  little blue dragonflies
7.  river juice - a.k.a. grown-up drinks
8.  barbeque on the beach
9.  fond childhood memories
PRICELESS  enjoying our time as a family
     This was a lot of fun to make.  I think the picture is funny. . .with sand and tons of sunblock caked all over my face!  -I'm such a dork!  : )  I really enjoyed the whole process of creating this layout.  I even REALLY LIKE the accomplishment I felt after hand-stiching on the page!  I'm telling you. . .after scrapping the previous layout with Chase in it. . .and having a seriously good cry. . .I have a new - or renewed drive/passion for this beloved hobby.  -Thank you It's All About Me Challenge!!!! (They issued the challenge which made me seriously think about what I would wish for. . .hence, the Chase layout)
**O.K. I think I'm gonna go work on a few cards. . .can't let any of these valuable 'scraps' go to waste! : )

**The Recipe**
Cardstock-  Bazzill & Stampin Up
DP-  Cosmo Cricket
Alpha stickers-  Making Memories & American Crafts
Chipboard numbers- Scenic Route
Rub-on's-  7gypsies
Embroidery floss-  DMC
Adhesive- Glue Dots, Tombow, Scrapbook Adhesives
Font- Times New Roman


Miranda said...

I love those colors a lot too. And you made a lovely layout for your BOM! It's good to see how inspired you are!!

Shazza said...

Hi Lisa,

I came across your site whilst blogging.....as you do!!

love it ....love it!

Some great works of art here! If you love to do challenges, I run two challenge sites, and would love to get a piece of your art work to showcase.... so,

If you're bored lol...... and looking for a challenge with a twist, why dont you try one of my challenges at either ARTastic = http://artasticchallengeblog.blogspot.com/
From Screen 2 Scrap = http://screen2scrap.blogspot.com/
I would love to see you participate and have a go!!