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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

I'm Not a Clutch Player, Apparently

Well, I've tried driving the stick shift car.  There may have been some tears involved.  There may have been some hurky jerky of bodies flailing in the car, and possibly there were some little girls in the back saying "Whoa!" every time I tried to find the correct balance of release the clutch, push the gas.  Perhaps I've been defeated for the moment...(and having nightmares about breaking the car) but I will probably try again some day...maybe....especially if we can get rid of the squealing little girls in the backseat first.

Hey, let's move on to happier news!  How about the fantastic Liz Qualman and her sketches for scrap pages that always inspire me?  This month I've tried out three of the four sketches, and I have to say I had fun with all of them!  I highly recommend checking out her blog at http://lizqualman.blogspot.com/ .  Here's the first design I tried:
and here's my take on it.

The journaling reads: While on my computer one day, I glanced out the window and discovered my two girls huddled in their towels on our back steps.  I missed the shot of them face to face, still cute tho!
This LO is almost entirely Sassafras Lass product with a small touch of Doodlebug thrown in.

Next up, this sketch from Liz....
For this one, I scrapped a year old picture from last year at Easter.  For those of you who may know the man in this LO (my dad), maybe we can just keep this a little secret, okay?  I'm not sure he'd love going public with a band of pink butterflies on his head!  But, what he doesn't know won't bother him, right?  Personally, I think it's sweet how he is with my daughters.

See, he's not real happy about Paige's decorating him, but he's putting up with it.  Can you believe that?  My journaling reads: Papa puts up with so much from Paige and Erin.  Case in point:: allowing Paige to put her headband on him!  He lets them drink out of his drinks.  These are things he never would have let me do as a kid!  Guess it's true....Grandkids really are different! 
Most of this LO is My Mind's Eye product, but the leaf vine is from Kaiser Craft.  I used mini brads to create the circle Liz designed in her sketch.

Last one for this month!
For my version, I flipped some of the elements and left others the same.  I used Creative Imaginations Loolah and Fancy Pants Wishful Thinking lines.  Love that Wishful Thinking!!

It's exceedingly rare that I go some place with only one daughter in tow, so this was a special event for Erin.  We were at Kohl's, where they were having their usual big "sales", and I told Erin she could pick out a dress to buy.  This is the one she fell in love with.  I tried to point out many other options that *I* liked better, but she would not be swayed.  This was the PERFECT dress in her eyes. 
The flowers are Girls Paperie, the butterfly is Jenni Bowlin, and I made my frame by tracing a frame from the So Sophie collection from My Mind's Eye onto a sheet of Loolah paper.  Add a little bit of Kaiser Craft bling, and we have a work of art!  I just love that picture of her goofing around pulling her bangs back!  (And yes, I know she looks pretty sheepdog in the other picture.  We're trying to grow the things out!)

Thanks for stopping in to check out my latest creations, and a big thank you to Liz Qualman for generously sharing her sketches.  I had a blast using them!


Kelly Massman said...

I love Liz's sketches also--though I've only tried one!
Great job on your takes! Love all of your paper choices!

Michelle said...

Wow!! You have been busy!! Liz's sketches are great and you did such an awesome job with them!!!!!

Liz said...

They are all perfection! Love what you did with my sketches and thank you so much for the super sweet plug on your blog. Wonderful work.

Stacy Cohen said...

I love your takes on the sketches! Beautiful pages!

Heather Landry said...

I think you did an amazing job on those layouts Wendy! I have to tell you that every time I visit your blog the title cracks me up. It's such a creative title.

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