Oh goodness, so many bloggers to thank today and sadly a bit of a sober note.
So, spotted this super amazing blog lady a couple of days ago offering some of her paper if you followed new bloggers. NOW that is my idea of cool. She is one of the Design Dollies and if you want to check out their blog and cool color challenge, click here. So, after spotting her cool post and following her, I decided that I wanted to also play around with their color challenge.
If you want to check out Karen's post click here.
She runs a really cool blog called Vanilla Scraps and I admire her for her paying it forward post. AND, her pages are super cool. The one she has up today talks about her son having to play tennis all bundled up. I am am getting a kick out of other people having winter while we are suffering through the heat wave! (and I totally would have watched from my warm car!)
Ok back to business. So, they had these totally cool summery colors to use. I love those colors. I had just bought a page of very stiff turquoise glittery paper with no clear purpose. That I used for my background circle. I also spent some time making some cool flowers (check out Vicky's post here for the Lilly Flowers). I blogged about her other flowers on my last post which I also made more of. I do love that punch. It isn't too great with thicker paper, but thin mulberry type paper is awesome.
I also had in mind to play along with Once Upon A Sketch (check out their challenge here) but sadly didn't realize I needed to use their sketch. However, I made a page honoring a woman or girl in my life. I'm going to link it up, but only to say thanks for offering a super cool blog with awesome ideas. I can't say I normally would have made this page about Paige (pun intended). She is the sweetest of little girls, but just has slipped so normally into our lives....I kind of just take her for granted. Lexi (my daughter) is starting up with hormones and really starting to grow more. Anybody that can help ease that transition for her is a star in my book! Plus, little Paige calls me Mrs. Pratt. Boy do I feel OLD!
A bit about my background...yes, I used up a old sheet of rub-on letters I had! Yes, I know that lime green was NOT part of the challenge color for the Dollies...but they were green GLITTER letters...can you see my point here??
Now if you are still reading, here is my sad news. We moved up here around a year ago. Found out just recently that some classmates of mine from highschool were also here. So, although its been quite a few years (almost 20), I hooked up with a couple of them and made a scrap page. I was looking forward to making more pages and showing them both some more techniques. I just found out today that one of the ladies unexpectedly passed away. Although I don't know her well, I am glad that I was able to share some of my joy of scrapbooking with her. So, I guess I am saying share your art with everyone and hug you family close. Sorry for the sober end. And thanks for reading!