Thursday, May 28, 2009

Just Be Me- Lily Bee Contest

I got busy this week and created a Mini Book for the Lily Bee -Just Be Me contest. it was easy with the wonderful prize package I received from Erica at Your Scrapbook Stash. I am the guest designer for the month of June at their site. Be sure and visit their store and gallery.

So here is my submission for their challenge. The new Lily Bee paper is beautiful and was perfect for the them of this album.

Friday, May 15, 2009

Summer Fun- Quiet Time

Visiting a blog today and she asked you to post some of the things that you do with your children over the summer.

Their were all of the Disney, Disney land, Camping etc, all things that we did with our children. I emphasise did, they are all grown now.

This was something we did most summers to keep mom sane. I had two readers and one who did not like reading at all so.... comic books came in to the picture.

Side bar-I had a tutor for one of my children tell me that Comics were a great way to help your child process information. The learn how things progress, evolve and they learn how to understand multiple instructions. You actually cut the cartoon out of the paper or book and cut each frame apart and have them arrange them in order. If you want more info on this let me know.

Back to my favorite summer fun.

My favorite summer activity was a read a thon. Who can read the most books over the summer. Any book will work including comic books. Who cares let them read. It is quiet time for you and fun for them.

Mine actually still have their comic collections. They also acquired some visiting antique shows and junk stores with us. We figured out if they were shopping along with us they would enjoy it more.Plus it gave them something to read in the car. We all know after a few hours in the car we just want to bribe them to be quiet.

My sons are grown now but they still have their collections boxed away.

Have a great reading summer.

So enjoy my favorite summer activity for my children READ A BOOK.

Saturday, May 9, 2009

Just Beachy- AMM cardboard challenge

This is my submission for the A Million Memories - cardboard challenge. The card board was sprayed with my Lumiere Pigment Powder paints. The tutorial for creating your own misters is below.

This page actually started out as a page for the Graphic 45 sketch challenge!

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Hey Kool Aid, Paint and Recycled Cardboard

Tonight I am playing with paint, Kool Aid and recycled card board. The Card board is for a challenge I want to enter over at AMM.

I plan to post a tutorial on my web site for the different methods on ways to alter cardboard.

I decided to try dyeing the cardboard watered down acrylic paint, pigment paints, and Kool Aid. We shall see what tomorrow brings, besides these multicolored hands.Pretty colors just not on your hands.

Not sure if you visited our challenge blog, we have some creative ideas posted for you to try. Next week I will be posting my projects! Tell your friends!!! We have 2 Rak's prizes for the month of May. Hope you play along with us!