Sunday, September 19, 2010

Another Weekend, challenges & more Layouts

So, I have been in my current position at work since September 2008. Before that my schedule was M-Th 6:30a-4:30p....which meant I had a 3 day weekend every week. I really got used to that. Now my schedule is M-F 6a-2p...while I like the shorter days...I really miss that extra day...wah. So that means that I have to do the laundry, clean, do the errands grocery shop AND fit scrapbooking into just 2 days. Oh & I still have to cook breakfast because of how little time Housni & I see each other.
Well, I got away with a lot more last month because of Ramadan. This weekend Housni is sick so I had a chance to do 3 layouts yesterday...Pretty good, but I need to do more.

So I signed up for 8 challenges at to mention the 3 for Scraps of Darkness & at lease 1 for Swirlydoos (which MUST be done pressure)
Anyway, I actually won 2 at I think there were only 2 entries for one of the challenges & we voted...I voted for the other person...I truly thought hers was better. Mandy is one of the best scrapbookers I have ever seen. I wish I had an 8th of the talent & imagination she has. Imagination...I think that is what I lack...oh & money...LOL

So, below are the 3 I did yesterday.
            Before there were 3
This one is obviously my Mommy & Daddy (& yes, I have and will always call them that). The date on the photo which I snagged from my Mom years ago was January 24...the calendar on the wall is 1961...The journaling says The photo was taken as they celebrated his 17th birthday. Mommy was only 16. Little did they know that in 9 months they would both be holding me. I have always loved this photo of them...they were just young...but I would not trade that for anything in the world. It was made for the Sept. Monthly Sketch challenge wk was to use the sketch & the twist was to use only black & white with one other kind of challenge...
      Flowers & Bling
I am only calling it this because it is for another sbc challenge..Lots of Flowers & Bling with the twist being use a butterfly   I hate butterflies....LOL..Anyway, I just could not come up with a name for it. The photo was taken of me in the early to mid 90's. I hated them for the longest time but I don't guess they are too bad.

         Flowers & Bling 2
Original huh?
On the 2 matching ones I use the same color for the background because they are going into my book as facing pages. I used some gold paper I found at AC Moore. The bling was from my stash..several years old..but they were clear crystals & I painted them gold & blue from my alcohol inks...made a mess. The butterfly on the first one was white so I painted the bling & the beads the same blue & the wings with the gold...looks pretty good. The butterfly on the 2nd one I bought from Craftysprinkles Etsy shop & painted it .

I hope you like them Thanks for looking & reading.

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous pages!! Sorry your work schedule flipped around on you. But you still are knocking these pages out!!