Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Welcome Sweet Baby

Let me tell you, sewing is no easy task.  I go this great idea that I would sew on my latest layout.  What in the heck was I thinking?  I cannot sew!!  Yesterday I was frustrated and wanted to punch my machine so I walked away.  It was a disaster.  Today I figured out where I was going wrong.  I wasn't catching the thread from the bobbin.  Yea yea...whatever.  Blegh.

Well, with that figured out I thought I was golden.  No.  I still can't sew.  I didn't take into account the size of a 12x12 paper in relation to the room I had on the machine to sew.  I sewed on my page alright but the stitches are everywhere.  It's a jumbled mess.

Let's put my horrible sewing aside and enjoy the layout (minus the crazy stitching).

Maybe you can't see my mess.  It's on the banner.  I tried to make a pretty banner....oops.  :)  I don't know how you all do it.  Maybe I'll keep trying but I think sewing in a curve is beyond me.  Well, a straight stitch is too. 

Oh yea, by the way that's my daughter.  She's 8 months old now. First layout.  I was so stuck on my crappy sewing that I forgot to introduce her. 


Friday, April 26, 2013

I have a bone to pick....

...with you all.  Yes you.  Especially my long time followers. 

Why oh why did no one tell me my older pictures were horrible?  I went back through some older posts and was horrified by how bad my pictures were!  So so bad.  I have definitely improved in that department but I am appalled that I thought those pictures would pass.  

That's all.  :)  Enjoy your weekend!


Saturday, April 20, 2013

Sometimes Serious, Sometimes Goofy

Hello again.  Wow, another post!  Whoop whoop! 

I should be at a mud run today but I'm not feeling too hot so I stayed home and now here I am scrapping and posting on the blog.   

Today I have a layout I made awhile back that I never took pictures of.  I'm STILL working on vacation pictures.  I swear it will never end.  Maybe we should stop going on vacation so I can start scrapping something else.  Actually I am working on a newborn layout of my little one.  She's now 8 months old so yea...I'm behind a bit.  

Anyway, here's the layout I made using DCWV's Citrus stack.  I think it's Citrus.  Correct me if I'm wrong.  It's just me and my husband on our honeymoon being goofy.  

Friday, April 19, 2013

Pretty Smiles Layout

I entered the latest DCWV challenge with a really cute layout.  I didn't think I would be able to pull it off since it's been so long since I made a layout!  Thankfuly the template is provided and all I have to do is pick the paper and pictures.

For this layout I used DCWV's Tahiti Beach stack.  I have so many Hawaii vacation pictures that I need to scrap that I keep buying up all the beach themed stacks and paper I can find.  I just bought another DCWV beach stack last week.  I'll get to that in another post.  Hey, I need SOMETHING to post about since I don't make layouts or cards all the time anymore. 

A little back story before I post the picture.  This particular picture was taken while on vacation on the Big Island (Island of Hawaii).  We were at a little production, show, luau (or whatever) that the townhomes we were staying in was presenting.  They had food all spread out on the table.  Well, me being in love with food hit the table asap.  I grabbed a yummy looking chicken or tuna salad sandwich.  Right before this picture was taken I had bit into this yummy sandwhich and thought I was going to puke.  I know, I should never say that about food but it's true.  I forgot that spam is HUGE in Hawaii.  OMG....I bit into that thing and spit it out like a kid!  I have a huge dislike, more like hate, for spam.  I was forced to eat it as a kid all the time and hated it then.  Oh how despised it.  Well, you know how tastes change as you get older?  Not true in this case.  Ugh...givces me the heeby jeebies thing about it. 

Anyway, somehow I managed to smile right after my horrific spam experience and snap went the camera. 

Sorry, I didn't think to take close ups of elements.  I really love the colors on this layout.  Nice and mute with pops of bright orange or red and some blue.