Thursday, January 14, 2010

Its All About the Chunky!

Is it just me or is everyone going crazy over these chunky albums right now? Chunked full of some of everything, a chunky mini album should be hard to close and easy to fall in love with!

Take a look at some of my chunky creations:

This is a mini Princess chunky I did for my co-founder-in-crime (over at the Simply Glamorous Page Kit blog), Lisa. I believe it measures 4x4.

Filled with tags and embellishments....that is an accordian on the right side being held down by a paper clip. Pull it out and there is space for more pictures and journaling.

This is another chunky that I made for Lisa. This one is a paper bag flap album in bright colors.

What you are looking at is a Starbucks sleeve that I transformed into a pocket. These great dies were cut using the Cricut and the new Paisley cartridge.

I love feathers...they are my new "thing."

This mini was done for a New Year's Challenge that I presented to my comrades. We were to make a mini that showcased ten of our favorite things...

Amongst some of my favorite things are music and Michael Jackson.

....and of course, being a mom!

Welcome to My World!

Hi Friends!

I know it appears (by date only) that I am new to the blog world, but really I am not. I just decided to come on over to the same "spot" where most of my creative friends hang out, maybe get a few followers or two...most importantly, though, I couldn't figure out how to make my other page "cute" and "vibrant." *LOL* So there have you...
I am really excited about this new blog and with it comes new projects that I am dying to start! I cannot tell you how excited I am about finishing up my week long fast and getting back to creating with a fresh, renewed spirit and mind! This fast has done wonders for my soul.

Anywho...stay tuned (and visit often) for new things for the new 2010 year. Since you are here now, you'll just have to settle for s0me of my favorite layouts:

Here is my son on his 2nd birthday. His birthday party was obviously a pirate theme. I had a great time shopping for items for his party. Everyone knows I am a bargain shopper so I was able to grab some great pirate skulls on clearance after Halloween and even create a treasure trunk filled with goodies. We also had a treasure hunt as one of the activities, as well as pin the patch on the pirate! HOW FUN!

...and here I am on my 35th birthday, having a blast! This layout is filled with all things pink and black. I love this layout because it perfectly showcases my style "Glamour Chic"....lots of girly elements and things that pop, like the touch of green here and there.

I loved my above birthday layout so much that I lifted it for this picture. Let me tell you, when you have hit a creative slump, nothing gets you going like going back to something you thought was wonderful and challenging yourself to do it all over again! This has to be one of my favorite pictures of my son and my nephew at the zoo. This layout was done using tons of scraps as well as some items I received in swaps. That huge giraffe was a random thing I bought because it was on sale. It is a perfect item on this layout - Two 2 year old boys...what a joy!

I really love these pictures of my son on the 4th of July because they show so many of his different happy expressions. Don't these just make you want to smile?

I am so proud of this layout. There are just so many things that I love about it! First of all, take a look at those handsome toddlers! Okay, maybe I am biased. I challenged myself to use white, have tons of negative space, use scrap paper and pieces of ribbon AND use those round stickers that I have had for probably 5 years now. I think I did a pretty good job of ALL of that...