Friday, April 15, 2011

Spitting Image

I had a great day yesterday, and today is shaping up to be even better! Hubby has a job shadow on Monday, a final test to see if he is going to get the 1st shift position. This is a great thing, but he is having a hard time preparing as he's attempting to adjust his schedule. So far so good, but the poor guy is like a vampire from working third shift for so long. The sunlight makes him cringe, and he isn't used to having so much done first thing in the morning. I think he's run out of things to do already, and it's 9:15 (but as I've informed him, I can come up with plenty of things to keep him busy!)

Yesterday he brought Patryk out for some errands, and I stayed behind to take a kid-free shower (it was glorious) and get in some scrappy time. The short couple of hours I had was used well, and I made the following layout. No sketch, no inspiration from other scrappers whatsoever. The only inspiration were these great goodies I received as a prize from the Paper Issues blog hop from the talented Sara Zenger. The colors and elements were perfect for this picture of me back in 1992 during my brief figure skating days. Andraia came in while I was finishing up before she went to bed and said, "Is that Rileigh? I don't remember her skating." Rileigh is my little spitting image, so it made me laugh.

The doily came from The Chip Chop Shop, and the letters are Scenic Route. I decided to outline the letters in black pen and accent them further with some Diamond Stickles, which I surrounded the button in (which came with the prize. How cute is that button?)

A close up of those sparkly letters :)

Prima flowers accented with more Stickles.

The big flower and ribbons came with the prize, I added the two Prima flowers and Recollections brad (and of course, more Stickles! You can never have too much bling.)

Ribbon twisted up with the help of my Glue Arts micro squares, a deal they had recently (I got two packs for the price of one with free shipping!!!!) The pearl strand I picked up at my local craft store for cheap, love that I found it! Basic Grey element in the corner received in another prize pack.

Crocheted trim from The Chip Chop Shop, ribbon from the kit accented with **more** Stickles :)

Now I think I'm back in the swing of things for the day. More creations to come later, I have so much stuff I've been dying to play with! More writing this weekend, so I'm taking today to craft (and wash the floors. Boooooo.)


Harriette said...

I want to see a close up of that photo! You're right, Rileigh does look just like you!

melsanford said...

Gorgeous layout. I love the ribbon detail :-) Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Chantal said...

So pretty and your ribbon work is fabulous!!! :D

BTW - thanks for your lovely comment at Stuff 2 Scrap!

Shazza said...

Hi! My name is Shazza.

I love your skating page...beautiful work!

I’m just letting you know that I run two really successful challenge blogs and would love to see you join in.

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Please add yourself as a follower so you get all the monthly updates.

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Cheers and thanks

P.S Chantal above me is on my FS2S Design Team lol

Carole of Brum said...

Hi Khristen, another fab page, you always use all the elements so well, makes it a pleasure to look at. coB

Melly said...

Ohhh love this!
Fab layout and delish yummy gotta have papers! I want hee!! Just fab honey!
Hugs M xxxx

Sabr said...

gorgeous page!! I love the colors!!