Wednesday, April 21, 2010

I Used To Play The Saxophone

but now someone else plays it


and will end up playing it better than I ever did :)

I spied these this afternoon


and this one made me teary, the first flower since last year


It has lots of other buds so I am looking forward to seeing it all in flower :)

My very first work for Marks Paper Co. went up on the blog today
This months kit is Birds, Blooms and Bikes


You can find it at here at TwoPeas 
I don’t have Photoshop
But I do have Microsoft Word and with some advice from Trusty Dave I got busy
Layering elements, changing sizes… lots of fun
and then I got down to printing
and creating
I absolutely adore the tricycle element in the kit and was inspired to find some trike photos
I found 2
One of Lucy at 3
and one of me at 3
So firstly here is Lucy’s layout


It’s a 8.5x11 and almost all of the things are from the digi kit
everything except this little corner :)


and the Jenni Bowlin lettering


Did some distressing


and some typing


isn’t that tricycle just the coolest??? I love it
and had to use it again
But the tag goes the other way this time ;)


The title uses alphas from a previous digi kit Text Me


I layered it onto the pink paper from the Birds, Bloom and Bikes kit and then went over each with some dimensional magic to give them dimension


and had to have some texture so added some hand stitching and a doily :)


See the blue trike paper, sigh! SOOO good!!
Added some ink for more dimension and a ‘wheels’ brad because it was waiting for such a time as this ;)


and the journaling :)


So I have taken a step out in the hybrid world
Not as scary as I thought it would be lol
Can’t wait for Stacy’s next kit and what inspiration it will provide

Now I will leave you with a photo
Just a little something I was playing with today :)


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  1. Impressive kit and I like the way you used it.

  2. WOW WOW WOW!!! These are GORGEOUS!! Loving the trikes and loving the little Sharmaine!!! :):):):):):):):) And loving your photos!!! And now of course with the title of the first one...I sooooooooooo have Queen's song STUCK in my head!! LOL! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

  3. Congrats on the Marks Paper Co team!

  4. first, that last photo in the previous post is just about the cutest dang thing I ever saw (the purple tonque and scrunchy face)
    second, always love your layouts but the one with you and your little trike is awesome!!
    Your work is always a wonderful surprise.

  5. LOVE LOVE LOVE this on many leveles. You are SO cute :) as a three year old!!! I have been thinking of you lately... I have no idea how you manage all that you do with four kidlets :) You and Lusi are amazing to me...Ben is now 10 months and I only JUST feel outta the haze. Or maybe its now a permanent thing? Ha. We are not sure about going for a fourth... I am fearful about "pushing our luck" and life is pretty fabulous right now.

    Mind you >>> I had a dream last night about birthing a baby boy in our kitchen... and I named him Charlie.

    Go figure... not sure why you need to know all that, but anyways.

    LOVE and hugs to you Shar.

  6. The protea made me teary too lovely.
    It's mother's day today so I suppose that makes it more special - to have one in heaven and one in my arms.
    I love you and miss you.
    Looking forward to seeing the rest in flower too.


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