Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Isabel's first post!

I found the CUTEST challenge blog for kids. Seriously. You have to check it out, even if you don't have any kids. It is really sweet.

I thought it would be fun for Isabel to play along. I even let her sit at my desk to work. She was so excited! She learned how to use stickles and perfect pearls last night, so she definitely wanted to try those again. The challenge was to make something showcasing fruit. Isabel picked everything out herself and also put it together with very little help from mommy. I'm so proud!

Isabel's card!
She decided that the back needed a little something, so she decided to draw a picture on it. Please leave her some love. She will be so excited to get some comments. :)

Fun with Life's a Beach

My friend, Kim, loaned me some carts while she was on vacation and I especially had a good time with the new Life's a Beach. Although it is a very theme specific cart, there is SO much on there! Lots of great cuts! It is definitely on my list now. Here is a layout I did of Isabel and her new found swimming skill.

The background paper is usually not my style, but I really felt drawn to use it. I used LOTS of stickles, perfect pearls and my homeade glimmer mist. This was a very cut intensive and technique intensive layout for me. Felt nice to get my hands dirty. See what happens when my hubby and kids leave the house for a while? LOL