Sunday, March 14, 2010

First Post

I have joined the rest of society and started a blog of my own. I guess that means that I am graduating from a blog stalker to a bona fide member of the blog community. Yay me!

Since the name that I wanted and every variation of it was already taken (*sigh*), I came up with "Pink Bluebonnet" simply because I am the only girl in my house of blue and because I live in the great state of Texas, y'all! Bluebonnets are fixing to pop up all over town and I can hardly wait.

Here is my latest page that I created for a current Pagemaps challenge. The winner receives a Cricut. It's worth checking out. The theme was appreciation, and so I journaled about how much more I appreciate my parents now that I have children of my own.

I created the roses using a 6 petal punch.
For the "lace," I cut out several strips of paper using my Martha Stewart doily punch. I inked the edges and then folded and taped them behind the mat to give it the lace appearance. This technique can be used with virtually any border punch.

Here is another layout where I used the same Martha Stewart punch for the lace. I do like my punches! And for the record, since I created this layout I have been dethroned. I am no longer Sam's girl, as I have been replaced by his new girl: his stinkin' imaginary friend girl. I already don't like her.

Thanks for looking!