Friday, April 15, 2011

Jelly Bean Belly...

Another week and I did meet my goal. You can view my page for the chipboard challenge over at  However, instead of posting everything to both that site and my blog, I have decided to share a little more Scrappy goddess today. While I was pregnant with Colin, back in 2001, my loving hubby decided he wanted pictures of my belly. Being the loving hubby that he is, he did not quite notice that he was getting more than my naked belly...if you know what I mean! Suffice to say, I ended up with these gorgeous black and white film photographs of my pornographic pregnant body. I was dying to scrap them but how was I gonna keep the girls out of the photos? 

This was my second attempt at using cardboard. I LOVE it! I loved the corrugation and the layers of paint and glimmer mist and stamping...This page was a blast. I was actually inspired by a lady's shirt when she came into my office. Teal, lime green, black, and white. And of course...covered in swirls. I took a picture of just her shirt with my phone. I think she thought I was crazy.

 These are chipboard letters that I've had for years. I won these seed beads at an auction and loved them but was clueless how to use them. I used 3M spray adhesive to attach them and then sprayed it to keep them in place. 

 This is another view of the letters. You can also see the paint on the pictures. The paint and strategic placement is how I made up for the indiscrete photos:)

 This is a piece that I found at Joanne's in the jewelry section on sale. I loved these things and to me they were corner pieces. 

This is most favoritist part of this whole page. I love these giant grommets which I picked up in a discount bin. I used glimmer mist on the piece of guaze and attached rhinestones.  The little black piece is actually a magnetic hidden journaling thingy. Watch this...

 I used it to write the story of how my 3 year old son, Roman, told my in-laws that they were going to be grandparents. It's still my father-in-law's favorite story. 
Nathan and I were living together but not married. We were both in college and broke as a joke. He had just gotten out of a 2.5 year engagement and his parents were a little skeptical of me. Needless to say pregnancy was not the best thing at this point in time. My loving hubby (boyfriend at the time) and his 2 brothers excused themselves from dinner to hang out in the garage,  so it was only my in-laws, Roman, and myself still sitting at the table when Roman blurts out..."my baby brother is just a jelly bean in my mommy's tummy right now!"  I wanted to die. I just stared across the table at my father-in-law (who resembles Grizzly Adams, owns a very large assortment of guns, and loves nothing more than riding his motorcycle) in complete horror. The blood drained from my face and I thought I was going to choke on my food. Roman was smiling happily and continued to discuss what life as a big brother was going to be like. At that point my father-in-law started laughing because of how panic stricken I was. Needless to say we are one big happy family now and of all people...Colin most resembles my father in law.


  1. The photograph and the layout are both beautiful. Great job with the coverup too --way better than the black bar LOL
    The story is priceless! When Roman is older and looks back on this he will love that you took the time to capture this story.

  2. You really created a wonderfully artistic page here! Love the details and textures! Beautiful use of those photos too! Have a great weekend!