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Monday, September 5, 2011

Is it only me?

Is it only me that feels that time flies from September 1st to Christmas?  Life just gets busy once school starts and it doesn't seem to stop until after the holidays.  Well before I have no time for craftiness I have manged to do a couple of layouts.  On this first one I did something I never do, start a layout and pick out pictures later.  And why I started this is that I got this awesome new Crafters Workshop template of chicken wire.  I just layed it on some kraft paper and started stamping over it and I love how it looks.  I used random embellies that I had laying around again (I really should clean up after myself better :) ) The elephant is Sassafrass, the flair American Crafts, the flowers Prima, the pear October Afternoon, the dragon fly is a bead, and the doily flower is from Diana's Etsy shop.  I picked some older pictures of Marin to put on here.  I don't scrapbook my pictures in order but I do want to get her first year done soon.  Look out those chubby cheeks!

This next layout is based on sketch #171 from Creative Scrappers.  Of course I'm too late to submit it over there...  These are older pictures of Gavin.  I have a SIL who lives in China and she sent this costume to him when he was little.  When we first got it, it was a little too big, as these pictures show.  By the time it fit him it was out of season so I'm really glad I got this photo shoot in when I did.  The base paper used here is Jenni Bowlin, the rest of the pp is Studio Calico, and I used a page from an old Winnie the Pooh book.  Embellies are a mix of  KI puffies and Sassafras, and I used an old Bazill trim.

Thanks for looking!!!

13 comments:

Linda Jordan said...

I hope the time between now & Christmas goes by fast, this semester is going to be brutal for me!! Very cute layouts!! I really love the chicken wire stamping too, it came out adorable :)

Linda
http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

yyam said...

How fun are these! Love the whimsical feel! :)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

I loveeeeeeeeeeeeee these!! LOVING the Pooh page on that second one! :):):):):):):):):):):)

JulieJ said...

Cute Pooh page.

Theresa said...

ooohhh!!! spectacular. You are so talented.. =) I love these. and that winnie page on there is adorable. and we will find time to scrap between now and Christmas.. I'm sure of it..
I don't feel like going to work, I need to figure that one out.. =)

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Cute and fun layout Lea, I love how you used those twine, really really fun!

Angi @ CokiePop said...

Beautiful pages. I really love the Winnie Poo paper. :)

Lynnda Hosni said...

Beautiful pages ... love them.... Both are fun and fabulous Lea.... hugs...xoxo

sandi said...

Wow! These are so cute! Love them both! The misting looks fab and all the embellie are super cute...perfect!

Deb Hickman said...

Super cute LO's,love the new template,very cool.xxx

Helen Tilbury said...

I totally agree Lea - this is definitely the end of year season & before we know it it'll be Christmas! Love your first layout - agree that that stencil is pure awesomeness, and the second one is oh so cuuuuute!!

mandysea said...

totally love the string work in your LO's!! great detail!

Oooh Christmas... I love that time of year.. I say... bring it on!

Missy Whidden said...

Aw, these are so cute! I love those baby pics. I love the masking & stamping...what a great technique with the chicken wire! Love all the animals on the other layout...such sute Pooh paper, too!