It began with this . . .
Ryan LOVES trains - but mommy (me that is) is getting a bit worn out from the whole train obsession - although I'm sure my husband would say the same about me and scrapbooking :) But if anyone has tried to survive "playing" trains day in & day out, well it can be tough :) Being a science & math teacher in my former life, I decided to broaden Ryan's horizons a bit by delving into the science world. I found this "Fizzy, Foamy Science" kit at Barnes & Nobles the other day & we had SO MUCH FUN with it. There were 7 different experiments in it & tons of extension activities - he LOVED it!!! And, I enjoyed it as well :) Here's a few pics of my little scientist . . .
By the way - I found this online at Toys R Us for 14.99 if you are interested (after I paid $20 in B & N) - the age was for 4 & up, but he totally enjoyed it - lots of WOW factor to it even if he didn't understand the whole science of it.
Then we ran out to do some errands & I remembered that the new Scrapbook Trends magazine was out - so I picked up 4 . . .
Why 4 ????? Because I have a layout & sketch featured on page 79 :)
This is my first print publication & seriously one of my favorite layouts I have ever done :) Not to mention this is my FAVORITE magazine - a little pricey but I always love the layouts in it & love that there is not tons of ads :) All the sketches for this article were redone by the mag to look cohesive - I will post my layout & actual sketch later when I can in March :) So exciting!!
I have so enjoyed my DT kits this month - they have all been so awesome!! Today I am going to share my work with Tara's amazing kit over at Magpie Club - she always has such awesome finds in her kits - it will be up for sale on Sunday - definitely want to snag this one!!! Here is my sketch . . .
And my layout featuring the main kit . . .
LOVED the fabric in this one - I cut off the edge & used it to create the flower. The center was made using the FABULOUS I-Top tool by Imaginisce - LOVE IT - and then I added the cute pearl center which was included in the kit.
I tried something new with the border of the paper - Stacey Cohen (awesome scrappy artist) did something similar on a page - I first painted a border about one half inch in on the black cardstock included in the kit - I used Tim Holtz crackle paint in linen. I then used a heat gun to set it & make it "crackle" :) Next I used my exacto knife to distress the edge of the cardstock by scraping all the way around. The I took my Cutter Bee scissors (LOVE THEM) and snipped small slits around the paper. I used a paper piercer to roll the cut paper strips & tada - very cool border!!!
Off to bed - it is 12:45 here on the East Coast - I will pop in this weekend to share some more :)
ttyl - julie