Wednesday, September 14, 2011

 Hello again Scrappy friends! It has been sooo long since I blogged, but I recently unpacked the majority of my scrappy supplies & set up my New Scrappin' Spot in our apartment! I'm so excited to finally be able to scrap again!!!! Yaaay!! : ]

I also finished 2 LO's & decided it was time to blog about them. Life has been crazy-busy for me this year & blogging has kinda fallen out of focus but starting now I'm going to make an effort to post whenever I scrap something new. So without further delay, here's the goods.
Both of these LO's are for my friend Carlos's Album which I am thrilled to announce is now complete! Whoo-hoo!! I had been working on it for some time & I'm glad to have finally gotten around to completing it. He's gonna love it & I can't wait to ship it off to him! His mom is gonna be sooo surprised, I can't wait for her to see it!
The first LO below was made w/pics taken @ the Coca Cola Factory in Atlanta, GA. I guess he was there sometime during his training because I believe these are both fellow Army buddies in the pics w/him. I decided to go w/a selection of Jenni Bowlin papers along w/the vintage star pp from Rusty Pickle in order to convey the All-American feel & look I wanted for this page. I actually ordered a new Cricut cartridge just so I could make a homemade soda bottle embellishment to go on this page & I LUV how it turned out!! : ]

The next LO was made w/random shots of him I really didn't know what to do with, but that I wanted to include in his book. I used a mix of  2 different Basic Grey lines & a touch of Jenni Bowlin (the navy polka-dot strip down the center). I even was able to use up some old alpha's & metal washers that I've had in my stash for years! I doodled dots around all the circles & inked the edges of the pics to grunge them up a bit. I also scissor distressed the edges of the background paper, the polka-dot strip & the small circles I cut out. It took me a couple days to figure out a title, but finally decided to go w/this one after some divine inspiration. Figured it was fitting since my friend is a solider. TFL & have a Happy Scrappy Day! : ]