Sunday, February 27, 2011

mm3 - family!

[ETA - Okay I forgot, but I wanted to say, wtf? - what the Flock?  Heh heh.  

For my Project Life going back 2 months, I have a few pictures for each week, and lots of 'stuff' to fill the pockets.  I've been scrapping since 7th grade ('87, baby!) and stopped when I started teaching (14 years ago? really?), but I hoard meticulously collect memorabilia - I did two weekly layouts last night in front of the TV.]

This past week was dedicated to my newly arrived Project Life album (turquoise edition).  I've got two months to catch up on, but I'm so excited!!  I did crank out one card for use on the first layout page - our One Word for 2011. I shared a few ideas with DH - balance, family, nurture, twins - and this was his pick.  

One favorite saying between the three of us is "Fa-Mi-Lee!", accenting each syllable.  We also do Family Kisses where we say, "Let's do Caitlyn first...", then DH and I kiss her cheeks with tons of tiny, fast kisses.  Caitlyn announces who to do next for the round of kisses, then we announce and kiss the last parent.  (Don't know what we'll do when we add two more to the mix...)

I did a different spin on the PTI Monday Make-It challenge (glitter strips - link here) and chose to use rainbow flock on scor-tape strips.  Flock is PERFECT when you're not feelin' the glitter.  And using scor-tape, you can really rub the flock in there.

The sentiment is a $1 'family' stamp colored with Crayola markers.  I like their distressed look.  But using a rubber stamp makes the whole process go backwards - stamping the image first, then Fillable Frame #3, then holding it up to the window to line up and tape down the die, then die cutting.  Other than that, this card was so quick to knock out!



stamps - PTI Fillable Frame #3; Studio g 'family'
ink - PTI chartreuse
paper - PTI new leaf, stamper's select white
accents - Doodlebug flock
dies - PTI Fillable Frame #3
tools - 1/2" Scor-tape, Crayola markers


I'm Renee said...

LOVE these colors!
And that you used flock instead of glitter!
This just looks so cheerful and happy...
and 2 more...just more kisses!:)

Lea L. said...

Totally loving the rainbow of flocked color...fabulous!! Great job!

Katie {choc0holic} said...

So fun! So, are you starting your Project Life from here on out or did you 'start' at the beginning of the year and just need to fill in what you've done without the album? Love the happy rainbow flock!

Sue Ann said...

Your hubby is right on target because that is the hot word for you this year and every year!!! Totally love the rainbow and I think I need to look into project life today. WE are just rainbow kinda girls!!! You have to check out Signing Time .... I bet Caitlyn would love it just as much as the twins will shortly :)

Laurie said...

Christy this is too cute! I love the flocked strips! So fun!

Lee Anne said...

Love the flocked stripes. This is a great twist on last week's challenge!

Amy said...

Oh those flocked stripes are so much fun!! I have some of this but just don't use it! This looks like such a fun project!

Suzanne said...

I never thought to use Crayolas! This is absolutely darling. I wish I could see all that fun fluffy flock in person!

Jen Carter said...

Love this colorful card! It is so cute!

Michelle said...

Those flock strips are so fun to look at! What a great idea! Great word, too.

Lee Anne said...

Hi, Christy! The Dolls are getting ready for our Blog Hop and I need to email you the banner for your post. Will you PM me your email address over on the forum? Can't wait to see what you have been up to!

Kristin said...

i LOVE this!! it is simply awesome. and I didn't know you were expecting twins (not sure how I missed that one!!)... congrats :-)

Diane Jaquay said...

Every time I see a rainbow of color it makes me smile :) Your card is really fabulous!

Soapylove said...

These are so adorable! I'm a sucker for rainbows, so these are very "Debbie!" (If only I could dot my i with a heart! LOL!)

I hope all is going well with your pregnancy! Stay as comfortable as possible! :)