Friday, January 23, 2009

New Challenges!

Go check out Inspired Scrapbooker.  We've got some new challenges posted. I love what Sonja did on her layouts too.  She's so creative and her designs are always so great!

Here's my layout for Challenge #4.  We had to use a collage of photos to make "patterned paper".  What a fun challenge and great way to use lots of pictures.

I enlarged a photo for my background "bracket paper" and then a strip of photos for added color. I tried to keep the cardstock colors limited as my photos were quite colorful.  

Make sure to check the blog and see what some of the other designers came up with! (they'll be more posted later on today.)

We've had a hurt little boy home from school for a few days now.  On Tuesday Ryan fell coming in from recess and cut his knee quite badly.  He was such a brave boy and didn't cry much at school but as soon as he saw us he let it all out.  That's usually how it happens isn't it? Poor little guy.  We took him to the walk-in clinic and he ended up getting 5 stitches.  He didn't want me to take any pictures so this is the best I could do.
I'm pretty sure that the freezing didn't work on him though because everyone time that needle got poked in he was just howling.  I felt so bad for him.  It's terrible when there's nothing we can do to take away the pain.  But, he's doing much better now and the wound is healing nicely.  I think he's been enjoying having us "wait" on him. 

Well, that's it for now.
Have a super great weekend!


  1. Love the layout! Also sorry for his little boo boo

  2. Great layout Cari - gorgeous!

    Awww, I hope your little guy heals quickly, I remember the first time my daughter got stitches, she was 2 & it broke my heart!

  3. Oh Cari, it's look pretty sore so it's no wonder he was howling. I hope it heals soon for him. I think he deserves an extra special 'I was brave' award!

    Love the layout too. It's SO girlie!!!

  4. i totally love how you did that bracket paper with the photo! so cool!

  5. ow ow ow! poor little guy!

    love that page, very creative!

  6. I seriously can't believe how big your kids are getting! Poor little man with th knee! That makes me so sad for him.

    I just love looking at your scrapwork. I just feel so out of it with scrapping. I kind of miss it sometimes (the "have to" aspect of it), but it's also nice to not have the pressure.

    Love you girl!