Monday, January 19, 2009

Sleep, Baby, Sleep... that the night is over.
{for all you INXS fans out there}
Cathy's 8th Real World Color sketch involved using one of my absolute FAVORITE combos: deep chocolate and chalky blue. Ooohh, la la. The possibilities!
I decided to stay very close to her sketch, which is simply eight, 2.25 x 2.25 inch squares. I was cleaning up my e-mail when I found an e-mail from one of Max's day care teachers from last summer (yes, he did fall asleep in the cabinet underneath the sink). She sent me photos of him sleeping in all sorts of places during naptime. I added one we had of him falling asleep in the laundry basket, and one we had of him sleeping with Scott in our bed.
The argyle paper if Stampin' Up!'s Frosty Day DSP, which seems to be quickly becoming my paper of choice. Better order some more! Who knew? The stars were, I believe, one of the first embellishments I ever bought. I wish I could say the maker, but I really do not recall. The magnetic stamp set I used is called Rummage by Making Memories. I love that set, though I rarely pull it out.
My Basic Grey cutting mat was really helpful as I tried to line up my photos. I seem to be challenged in this area... at least when I look at some of the scans of my pages, I scratch my head at the difference between what I thought it looked like and what it seems to took like... I need a scrapbook level, I guess. I used my magnetic ruler, left over from my Making Memories paper cutter (God rest its soul), and the magnetic mat, and it seemed to work really well for alignment.
Now, I can no longer procrastinate. I have papers to grade. School starts back up tomorrow. I have been gone since last Wednesday with either snow days, holidays, or illness. I have LOVED crafting and scrapbooking as much as I have been able to. It helped me through my cold a LOT.
This is, alas, the last layout I will get to post to the Design Your Life site. They left the site available until 1/21... generous since the class ended the week of Christmas. I have downloaded what I need for weeks 9-12, it just won't be the same. It's even a tab on my homepage! I'll live, I suppose. Wish I could have kept up with this better.


Ann said...

I am proud of you for getting a lot of pages accomplished! This LO is great, and those photos are so sweet!

Karen Kelly said...

Precious photos!