Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Inspiration can come from anywhere!

On our trip to Las Vegas, Kyle and I tried sushi for the first time.   Mark found out we had never tried it and insisted on treating us to the best sushi place in Las Vegas.  We started out very simple, and then moved on to the more complicated sushi.  This one was called New York girl in Las Vegas.
So why is this on my scrap blog, you may ask?  My sister, true to form, made the observation that those orange fish eggs were just the right size and color for microbeads!  (She's vegetarian so she had to find some way to enjoy the food we were eating in front of her...) 

Monday, August 11, 2008

April Fool!

Our friend has his birthday on April 1st and we made him a dinner fit for a fool.  Love ya, Gordon!

(By the way, with any of the photos on my blogs, if you click on the photo, it will let you see the pic larger.)

These pages use a monthly kit from the Scrap Room .  I cased the way they used the paper cutting the scalloped edge and framing the journaling with the squares.  The buttons on the scalloped edge really are a nice touch.  The pic in the lower left hand corner is on pop dots and helps emphasize that he is the fool in question.  I also used a CTMH paper distresser on the journaling box and inked with cat's eye chalk ink--one of my must have tools!

Eggs a la goldenrod

Last Easter, Kyle took these pictures at Mom's house of the process of making my favorite Easter breakfast.  As I say in the journaling, Easter and this recipe go hand in hand.  This food is best at Easter (because of the colors that seep through the egg shells) and my day isn't complete until I eat this food.

I used my Stamped cricut cartridge for the title.  The paper and arrow and blue swirl are My Minds Eye from another Scrap Room kit. The flowers are primas, a love of mine. I used a Glaze pen to get a slightly embossed look to my hand drawn arrows from the ingredient names to their photo. The egg carton picture is popped off the page for emphasis.  I do this a lot lately--times sure have changed from my days as a Creative Memories consulatant.  My style has done a 180!

Cricut fun

I finally got a chance to play with my new Cricut software Design Studio.  It lets me weld letters together and combine images from all of my different cartridges to make a new image.  I had a lot of fun playing and made this Bunco mesh.  Now I have to figure out how to use this in a scrapbook page...but it was a lot of fun making it!

These are the cartridges I used to make it: