Sunday, December 6, 2009

Studio 101 Dec. 1 Challenge . ..

Here’s the first December challenge for you to get stuck into. Remember, you don’t have to use all 3 parts, but you get extra brownie points if you do!
  1. Your layout should be based on the theme of childhood – it can be your own or someone elses.
  2. Use a frame of some kind in the design of your layout
  3. Use layers – can be paper, ribbon, whatever you like, but layer it up!

Here's my layout . . . I had so much fun with this challenge:

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Whew . . .

Okay for this layout . . . I had to incorporate scalloped edges . . . I don't have very many, but I did find some stickers that I cut up and used on this layout of Andrew!!
For this layout . . . I only had 30 mins and that was to find all of the stuff, the picture and then to scrap it!! Whew!!
Oh this one, I had to use the color pink . . . the word "memories" in the title, as well as use a 5 x 7 picture!!
This is one of my favorites so far . . .I had to use kraft as the background with a pop of color . . . my color came from Basic Grey and the flowers, floss, and butterflies I used!!
For this challenge, we had to scrap our favorite place . . .mine is the coast with my family. I used MME products!! It was soo fun!!

For this layout, I had to incorporate hidden journaling . . .mine is the white sheet of paper that's peeking out from the blue paper!!

Come on over and join me . . . I haven't felt this creative in a LONG, LONG while!!

3 and counting . . .

The Studio

It has started and I already have 3 layouts done!! I can't wait to post them!! Check it out!!

Sunday, November 1, 2009

Scrap For A Cure Autumn Bliss Crop . . .

Save the date for November 6, 7, 8. The crop will begin on Friday evening and go through Sunday. We will have challenges and games posted all weekend long!!! If you've never cropped with us here, you are in for a fun weekend!! We have tons of prizes to give away, lots of fun, and lots of laughs!!!

Studio 101 Challenge . . .

Here's the challenge:

You can use as many (or as few) parts of the challenge in your project as you’d like. We’d love it if you use all 3, but you don’t have to!

  1. Use the sketch provided
  2. You layout and journaling should be based on something you hope or wish for
  3. Use glitter in some way on your page

Yes, you heard me right. Use the sketch! This month Diana from Sketchy Thursdays has provided us with a special sketch for The Studio challenge! Diana totally rocks . . . check out this wonderful sketch:


Here's my layout:

Happy Halloween

Here's your black cat (me), ghost (Patrick) and the two adorable witches!! We stopped at Marcy's house and met up with a monkey . . . .
He's so adorable!!
We made it to all of our stops . . . my neck was killing me by the time we left Patrick's parents' house . . . weird!! It feels much better today, but it's still quite sore!
Hope you're Halloween was filled with fun!!
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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Croppin' Paradise Reveal

I love how this simple project turned out!! I used some scrap chipboard that I had laying around and covered it in Little Yellow Bicycle's Trick or Treat paper. I cut the pumpkin, bats, and ghosts from another piece in the collection. I added the title with a combination of Thicker letters and Labeling tape. I added some flourishes with my Papertry Ink Flourish stamps and some Zing embossing powder! Glued on a strip of scalloped cardstock and then added the ribbon! Easy, fun, and very festive!! Happy Halloween!!

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Halloween Trunk or Treat

These two spooky witches and I were invited to a Halloween Trunk or Treat Party on Saturday night at my friend, Kay's house. There was hot dogs and chili along with good friends and lots of fun!! The witches are casting a magical spell on me . . . they were saying Bibbity Bobbity BOO!! Too cool!
Here Em and her friend Ben are playing on the swing set!! They had a blast!
Em's injury . . . she was jumping off a hay bale and bit it on the concrete . . . good thing Kay has a supply of Band Aids!!
The kids enjoying their stashes of candy from the trunk or treating!! It was so much fun!
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Sunday, October 18, 2009

Two Posts in one Day!!

These are the projects that I had to create for Craft Warehouse! I had sooo much fun this month! We got to use some awesome products from American Crafts: cardstock, patterned papers, stamps, flair buttons, buttons (glittered and regular), and rub-ons!! Part of our assignment was to alter a picture frame . . . I created the one above and the one below!

We also had to create 3 different cards and one had to include a photo . . . this part was my favorite part of the whole assignment!!

Then we had to create a layout!!

Thanks for looking at my projects!
If you have a Craft Warehouse in your neck of the woods, check out these great products!!

Busy . . . busy . . . busy . . .

Okay to start off with the layout pictured above is my reveal for Croppin' Paradise!! I got to use the Three Bugs in a Rug Let it Snow line! I love the papers and embellishments!!

The next card and layout were my Stdio 101 Oct. 1st challenge:
  1. Your layout can ONLY use hand cutting. No trimmers, punches or die-cutters allowed!
  2. Use at least 3 different patterned papers on your page
  3. You must make a card and a handmade embellishment with the leftover supplies from your layout.

The last layout is the Oct. 16th Studio 101 challenge . . . this is one of the funnest layouts I've done . . . I had a great time creating this layout . . .
  1. You must use (at least) 1 new and 1 old sheet of patterned paper on your layout.
  2. Use glimmer mist or a technique to get a similar effect on your layout.
  3. The subject of your layout must be YOU!

I've been creating other projects that I'll post later . . . I'm not quite finished with them all yet. School has been busy as usual! It's the end of the quarter next Friday so it will be a qeekend filled with report cards!!
Happy Sunday!!

Sunday, September 27, 2009

Scrappin' Fool . . .

So my scrappy friends over at JuJu Bee's have been having an on-line crop this weekend and it's been so much fun completing their challenges!! The above card is one that I created for a challenge called So Sketchy. I just had to create a card from a sketch . . . I used Fancy Pants products!

This was a card that I created using another card sketch . . . I used Piggy Tale Mary, Mary for this card!
For this layout I had to make a list of my favorite things from this summer and then use it in my journaling!
For this one I had to use the JuJu Bee colors: red, white, black, and yellow!!
For this layout, I had to use the colors orange and brown in a layout!
For this layout, I had to scrap the first day of school!!
This layout had to have a flourish and a two color title . . . and the crazy to the bubble chaser and there's the two color title!!
For this layout I had to use a giant circle!!

It's been so much fun and I've been getting a lot of stuff finished . . . it feels good being so creative!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Recent layouts . . .

Hello all . . . I've been holding onto these pictures for a while by accident and I just realized today while I was working in my studio that I hadn't posted them yet!! OOPS!! Anyhow . . . I created this layout for the September 1st Studio 101 Challenge . . . Here's the info:

1. Focus your layout on something from your daily routine. (We see bubbles at our house almost everyday!!) This can be a whole day, or just one item you use or someone you see every day.
2. You can journal as much or as little as you like, but you should answer the following questions within it: “who or what?”; “when?”; “where?”; and “why?”. (I incorporated this info in my journaling cluster!!)
3. You can use no “bought” patterned paper – you must make your own patterned paper! Paint it, stamp it, or do something else creative! (I totally stamped this paper by hand using Tim Holtz Distressing inks, Papertrey Ink stamps and My Favorite Things stamps . . .one of my friends was looking to see who made the paper while I was showing her the layout . . . hee hee!)

There's still time to participate . . . I'd love to see your interpretation of this great challenge!