I had so much fun doing this home decor project . . .it's featured as my weekly challenge at Croppin' Paradise, and it is also my extra project for the Studio 101 Blog! I found this quote on a giant chalkboard in a scrap store in Twin Falls this summer . . . the quote spoke to me and wanted to be represented in my home! I had a giant shaped piece of chipboard that I knew would make the perfect home for the quote. I started with white paint, misted black cherry, silver, and clear to get the background. I then lettered the quote in with black marker. I added the felt flowers and sparkly bits of stickled flourishes. To finish it, I added the butterflies and the ribbon on which to hang the piece! I love it, and it is displayed proudly in my new scrap space!!
This month . . . one of our DT assignments was to create projects using the Nikki Sivils lines that were released this summer . . . I was lucky and got to create with one of the Christmas lines . . . they were sooo much fun! I created 6 different cards and had an absolute blast . . . the colors combo is so much fun and the embellishments are perfect. I made all these cards and I only had 3 sheets of paper and one sheet of stickers! Not much product . .. but look at all that I created!! I added some different ribbons . . . some bling . . . some stamps . . . and a sparkle here or there! It was a lot of fun!!
This week at Studio 101, we had a guest challenger: Lain Ehmann . . . she challenged us to use holiday stuff on a page (specifically Christmas & Halloween) on a layout that's NOT about a holiday! Here's my page about my brother's giant shoes . . . I tried to make it look like the snowman was talking!! It was definitely a giant step out of my box!! Have fun!
The Sept. 5 challenge was to scrap a birthday photo that didn't look too cheesy . . . I think I able able to conqueror this challenge!! I loved all the misting that I did . . . everything came from my stash! It was so much fun!! Enjoy!
Hey Peeps . . . I'm coming at you from my new scrap space bringing you not one but TWO CHALLENGES!! I love it when this happens! I created the layout below for this week's challenge to scrap a LANDMARK OF YOUR CITY at Studio 101. I scrapped my high school . . . the landmark is the dome . . . that giant white thing in my picture . . . everyone in the valley knows this shape! It's crazy! Then I created the above sketch for the below layout for the sketch challenge this week at Croppin' Paradise! It was so much fun! I love the ribbon bits and the misted stars! I matted the picture 3 times because they are the school colors .. . it would be great to see different patterns! Just have fun!
For the Studio 101 challenge, the team was asked to find two of the ugliest papers and create a layout with them! My two papers in their orginal form are shown in the first picture. My layout is the challenge for the CP team this week. Create a layout about your dreams (or someone else's dreams) using my dream as the title of your layout. I was inspired by a short article in the latest Vanity Fair magazine written by Michael Kors entitled "My Dream".
So it's been a crazy summer for me . . . and it's almost over. I will be starting school again on Monday, and I think that I'm actually looking forward to it!
The girls and I have been busy moving into our new home, which happens to be directly across the street from where I work, for the past few weeks. I love it, and so do the girls. We have even acquired our very own new pet . . . Benji, a 6-year old pug with whom we've all fell madly in love with. It's been fun painting, decorating, and making this space one that my girls are comfortable with and one that shouts, "Andrea lives here!" I have almost finished unpacking all the boxes and re-arranging everything . . . I hope to have it all done by Sunday!
I'm trying to Just Breathe and take it all in before the madness called school starts! For now, I'm going to leave you with some pictures of projects that I had completed right before moving:
For the next little while, I will be one of the Camp Counselors at an on-line scrap camp located at Coppin' Paradise! Each Thursday, our Camp Counselors (DT members) issue challenges. For each challenge you complete, you are awarded a camp badge! It's so much fun!
This week, my challenge is to scrap your favorite game! Head on over the CP boards and join us!
I can't believe it's July 23rd already! The time is FLYING by . . . I'm crazy busy with a cropping camp at Croppin Paradise . . . come check it out . . . it's soo much fun! Plus, the challenges at Studio 101 are back in my life and I've missed them! The only problem . . . I'm in a state of limbo right now! I'm going to be moving in 2-3 weeks (so excited) and my divorce will be finalized . . . sometime in the near future. It's been a rough, rough year for me, but I'm optimistic that things will be better . . .will get better . . . and that I will be a better mom, woman, and friend! I'm so glad that I have such good friends and this awesome hobby . . .
After a rough spring, here is a few layouts that I've been working on this month! I feel like I'm starting to get my crafty legs back. It's been a rough ride, but I see the light at the end of the tunnel . . . and it's a good thing!
Okay . . . let me preface this by saying . . . it's been a long time since I scrapped. I'm totally out of my groove and so these pages are not my best work. There have been a lot of changes happening in my life, and so after about a month long vacation . . . these are my latest works!
This is a layout that I did using some awesome products from the American Craft Heat Wave Collection! I would love to use them again in so great summer layouts. The colors are so bright and cheery . . . like the umbrella my daughter is holding! Check out these products in the Croppin' Paradise store!
This is a layout that I did using some old school KI Elsie stuff that one of my friend's got me for Christmas . . . I LOVE the pink and the flower is made out of the adhesive fabric paper!!
This is another layout using the AC Heat Wave paper . . . I had so much fun!
This is a layout that I did using the Cosmo Cricket Joyride papers and goodies (pick this up at Croppin' Paradise)! It was also my first attempt at using masking tape in a layout! I added some Glimmer Mist to pull off the look!
This layout is using the Little Yellow Bicycle Gen Z papers and stickers . . . I love the stickers!! Pick some up at Croppin' Paradise!!
This is a birthday card using more Gen Z stuff! It's for my cousin who is a die hard snowboarder! He's going to love it!
This a sample of 3 of the 12 cards that I made for some Mother's Day gifts. I just used kraft paper, some cardstock and hand colored stamped butterfly images! They were quick and easy! I ended up having enough cards to make 2 card sets. See the cards in the container below:
This last card is a cute one that I did using scraps from the AC Heat Wave collection!
As you can see . . . I was a busy girl yesterday! Hope your NSD was great!
This week at Croppin' Paradise . . . I am in charge of creating a sketch and a layout! This was so much fun for me!! I love the layout that I created! I used products from the Basic Grey Line Nook and Pantry. The colors and patterns are so much fun! There are still products available in the store . . . so check them out!
I loved adding the butterflies with the bling . . . two of my favorite things!
This big "E" was a fun touch to add with the other little details. I'll admit . . . I even strayed a bit from my sketch . . . by that's the fun thing about sketches . . . you can use whatever elements of the sketch inspire you to created something wonderful!