Sunday, February 28, 2010

Basic Grey

I bought the Basic Grey "Origins" page kit....I think I'm in love!!!

Still have to journal on this one:

and this chickie is growing up way too fast!

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Citrus Tree Studio

I've been a fan of Citrus Tree Studio kits for a few years. Cindy is the sweetest person and puts together really cute kits. I tend to love place a ton of embellishments on my projects, but these kits challenge me to make the most of my paper supply -- Here are 2 layouts I did with the January "Victorian Romance" kit featuring the gorgeous 7G Victoria line -- ooolala! This paper is soooooo yummy!

Not too crazy about this one but there's always that "one" project that gets your goat, ya know?

and here are some close-ups. I used the empty Prima package as a frame for my photo:
These little birdies were in the kit. I outlined them with Stickles and added some bling...

Here's the 2nd layout -- of course I had to add more bling...

The "flower" is actually trim from the add-on kit.

So my first attempt at doing layouts wasn't so bad. I need a little practice but I think can get used to

xoxo, Cris

Monday, February 1, 2010

Spring Semester Starts Today

I started the Spring semester of my first year of grad school today. I'm pursuing a Master's degree in K-12 Literacy Education because of my love of words (etymology); but first I have to obtain my secondary teaching certification. The entire process has been so much fun. I love learning new things whether it be in a classroom or a self-taught process, and I especially love studying English so this is all play for me!

The only challenge is the reading assignments. I've been out of school for over 20 years and am not used to reading 150 pages of text a week. It's exhausting but I love it.

Be back next week with a few crafty projects to share.