Thursday, October 11, 2012

Happy Fall *Thinking Through Design* favorite time of the year. I never tire of taking photos of the beauty it brings. It must be Mother Natures way of  making up for the dreary months to come. These are the photos from a stroll around my yard. 

What better way to accent nature photos than with burlap, a natural fiber. Burlap just happened to be our "thought" at Thinking Through Design this week. I actually purchased a yard of burlap a couple of weeks ago thinking it would make some cool flowers, so I was excited when I discovered that it was the focus of our assignment!

I used Simple Stories paper and stickers from my "Flavor of the Month" kit from The ScrapRoom, it was perfect for this layout.

I had to photograph this layout at night so please forgive the different colors. The little house and tree represent my house. We have a tree with a swing in our back yard :)

The border punch is Martha Stewart and the dot paper is Bo Bunny Double Dot. Love it!

Cut these out with the Sizzix and spritzed them with Smooch spray ink in two colors. Topped with a vintage button. I bought the bleached burlap because I wanted to be able to color it with other mediums.

Punched holes in the banner stickers, added Stickles, then threaded them and popped them with...say it with me "FOAM SQUARES"!  Sometimes I crack myself up :}}

Used a journaling stamp and it didn't quite cover so I stamped over it. I'm still trying to embrace the distressed look it created  :P

A closeup of the cute house. After reading through my post I've determined I shouldn't compose posts when it's late and I'm tired ;)

Well...everything was going well with my Dad until Wednesday. His Subclavian catheter isn't working properly and now he has to go back to surgery next Tuesday to have it replaced. Three surgeries in less than 4 weeks. Enough already! Calgon take me away...

The Hartford Indian Emerald Vanguard (the band) made a Division 1 rating at their competition on Wednesday, I've discovered it's really fun to watch all the bands perform and nerve racking watching my daughter weave in and out, spin and throw a big stick with a flag on it!

Matthew's football game didn't go quite as well but he did recover a fumble and broke up a 2 point conversion, I was at work but Mimi texted me to keep me updated.

Tomorrow is Homecoming and the kids are excited. Both will be in the parade. Matthew as a Prince candidate and Mimi in the band. Some of the other girls in the color guard begged me to chaperon so we could do the "Wobble" at the dance. They were quite impressed when I joined in as they danced in the band room after the performance. I convinced them that Matthew would have a heart attack if I showed up at the dance :}} Much less at the dance "Wobbling". In case you were wondering how I know how to "Wobble", a patients' family taught me during a particularly long induction. No, she wasn't in labor yet. We had a blast and they said "This white girl can dance!"

Have a great weekend!


Jennifer DeWolfe said...

Ok why have I never thought about colouring burlap before?! That is genius!

I think you should video this Wobble dance for all of us to see ;)

Good luck to your Dad on Tuesday. Poor guy! My thought and prayers are with him!

Ashley Horton said...

Everything about this is beautiful Beth!! Love the floral pattern and the colors! The layout of your photos is really awesome and those burlap flowers are really amazing!! Sorry to hear you Dad is having to go through surgery again!! Hopefully they can get the problem corrected easily!!

csewy-csescrap13 said...

Gorgeous! Love everything...the flowered paper, the grid design, title banner, and the neat burlap flowers! Your fall flowers are very pretty! Hope everything is better with your dad soon, sounds like you could stand a little me time!

melshappyscrappyplace said...

I love this! So many cute little things going on here. Love the banner, the burlap flowers, the little house. And I am impressed that you can "wobble". I've seen my girls do it a million times and still don't get it! LOL