I am a mother. I am a wife. I am a sister, a daughter, an aunt, a cousin.
I am a scrapbooker.
I have always been artistic, it just took me a while to find my outlet. I sew, needlepoint, and draw. I also enjoy cooking and baking. I have dabbled in scrapbooking since high school by adding memorabilia to my pictures, but something was still missing.
I found modern scrapbooking after our first daughter was born and I have not looked back. I really do hope that someday, my children look at my scrapbooks and really get who I am and how much I love them. Within the last few years, I've been introduced to mixed media and well, the world will never be the same.
My husband of 12 years and I have two sweet little girls, aged 9 and 3. They are funny, sassy, sometimes naughty, silly, gorgeous, loving, bright, often cheerful, diva-esque little princesses, and they are the lights of my life. I am lucky to be married to my best friend; I swear, I love him more every day. In real life, I am a portrait and wedding photographer, but my true loves are all at home. :)
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Wednesday, April 20, 2011

I challenge you!

It was 80 degrees in central Michigan just over a week ago. We had snow on Monday. It's not really been terribly cold (40s), but with the damp it feels so chilly. I think it probably has something to do with our minds knowing that it's supposed to be spring, too.
So who's with me in shaking the blues (and the chills!) with a little scrappy challenge? One of my favorite challenge sites is The Color Room; each week, they release a sketch with associated color palette. I love their sketches, and trying to stay within the palette is a real challenge. I almost never get them done on time, though, so I'm challenging myself (and you!) to tackle this week's palette:
Maybe these bright, summery colors will cheer me up!

I also have a layout to share with you; I won a prize pack full of the new Beach Babe line from Fancy Pants on Facebook a bit ago, and used it for some old summer photos of one of my sisters and me. I love how this turned out; the colors, papers and embellishments in this line are sooooo fun!
This collection has a whole package of the cutest, coordinating chipboard banners! I painted the edges of mine in a lime green. I was also super excited to finally use some teeny little clothespins that my friend Heidi gave me a while ago!

1 comment:

Chrissy said...

Such a cute page, Genie! I've tried using The Color Room and other sites that have color palettes associated with sketches. I always have a hard time staying within the palette too!