Friday, June 15, 2012

2 for 1

I started my vacation 6/13/12 @ 4:30 pm. The last 2 days I have been running all over the city. Our church is having a cookout tomorrow so Gabby and I will probably be in attendance. Farrah is going on an end of year getaway with the Spark program. They are actually sponsored by the Boys and Girls Club, they do reading activities with the kids. They are going to a lake some miles away. I will be praying though....

I've worked on these two this week. This one was really fun to make because of the paint, although I was nervous about getting paint everywhere so I kept it to a minimum. You know that Cricut Expression 2 machine I bought from HSN a few months ago, well I decided to use it to make the the scalloped pennants. I used Pretty Pennants cart. Very cute images. I sat staring @ the machine trying to recall how to use it, then scrolling through the images to see what I wanted to use. By that time I could have used my scalloped punch BUT this one had flowers and I have to use them....Gabby @ her birthday/pool party last weekend. With her in the 2nd picture is her uncle Martin and cousin Monty.

The Process:
Even though I have Photoshop Elements 10, I still use Picasa and I'm glad that they have new filters. I used the 70's filter. So cute. I suggest you try it, they have other filters that I am going to try but I fell in love with the 70's filter. 
I loved the background ppr, I thought it would give a nice summer-ish, poolside feel to it. I used Pretty Pennant's cart to make the pennant scallops. Then I used EK Success scalloped 2 inch punch with different papers and layered them over the bigger pennants. Then I added the stitching across the top. After that I started using bright yellow and aqua-ish paint, splattering it on the ppr. It was fun but I didn't want to get too messy so I kept it to a minimum. The magenta flowers are from Michael's. I cut them in half and painted on the outer edges and added some green buttons. 

I love kinda awkward, unposed pictures. She looks so innocent in this picture. I can't really explain why I love the picture, I just do. 

I used paint on this too, then I used the tops of the paint caps, dipped them in paint and pressed them on the ppr. I did some punching here and there and some layering. Thanks for looking. 


  1. Absolutely love your style!!!!! Looking forward to many more pages !!!