Sunday, July 20, 2008

Loves Me Loves Me Not

After a long summer day with my two crazy kids who wanted to do nothing but fight all day I immediately retreated to my happy place (my scrap room) as soon as they went to bed.

I pulled out some blue & yellow cardstock from the Rich Regals pack I received with my SU! demonstrator kit, and decided to challenge myself to only use those two pieces of paper, and NO RIBBON! Not using ribbon is hard for me cause ribbon makes everything perfect, but I felt like something different, and YES this was challenging for me!

Things were going good with my card until I needed more color, so instead of reaching for another full sheet of paper, I searched my scraps drawer and found this pink to go with the card. I had just enough to make the additional petals and the flower center.

I used the Pick A Petal stamp set along with the coordinating set Stem Sayings. The "picked" petals were adhered with dimentionals to give them a floating look.

Thanks for reading and enjoy your day!

Saturday, July 19, 2008

The First Step Is The Dream

It has been a long time since I have done a scrapbook page, but after Allison's First Hippotherapy session I was immediately inspired to create this for her. I'm going to frame it and put it in her room for her so she can see her newest best buddie every day.

As many of you know Allison is Autistic. She has loved horses for years, and I finally got her into Hippotherapy, which is occupational therapy with horses, and has been proven to be a fantastic therapy for children like Allison. Yesterday was her first therapy session, and she did FANTASTIC! I was thrilled with the people at the H.A.R.T. center and how wonderful they were with both Allison & Skyar! She will be going every other week now, and I can't wait to she how she progresses with it.

The lay out is pretty basic, nothing fancy, but I like the way it came out. I used the Stampin Up! Western Sky Designer Paper, and the Bronc Buster stamp set, along with some items from the hodgepodge hardware. I embossed the stamps with black embossing powder. The quote was perfect for this particular situation. She has been dreaming of horses for years, and now she is taking steps to learn how to ride, along with learning more about her body and how to control it.

I hope you like the lay out & have a wonderful weekend!!!