Saturday, October 29, 2011

Full of Beauty

This weeks challenge over at Lasting Memories is all about bling. Now that is something I don't ever have a problem incorporating! And have you seen the inspiration photo over at Lil Red Wagon?...yummy!
 Since it was time again for the 24 Hour Challenge at Scrappin-N-Chattin, I decided to cover a few challenges in one. I love this challenge! I had to use Glitz Vintage Blue collection and this sketch.
Here is my take and a few close ups.

First, how cute are these pictures of my two youngest grand daughters? I made the headbands and tutus for them.

For the title, I used tiny alphas and a flocked rub on by Prima. Have you used the flocked rub ons yet? I love them! There are several styles and they go on so easy. I added some shabby chic treasures also by Prima, plus added a flower with spays and leaves.

I added one of my handmade shabby flowers that matches the headbands and filled it in with leaves and silk rose buds. Peeking beneath them is a chipboard flourish by Dusty Attic. I covered it with gesso, then added a few different ink colors, and finished it off with Diamond Dust. I should have taken a picture before adding the flowers so you could see how sparkly it is.

I also added a row of these fabric shabby roses. They were white and I misted them so they would fit in with my color scheme. 

I incorporated a couple of my handmade butterflies along with some handmade tiny roses. I rubbed some ink around the outside of the bling shape to give a shadow effect.

Above the journaling, I did some heat embossing with some very sparkly blue powder, and added some pleated ribbon along with flowers and leaves. I added Stickles to all the leaves.

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Friday, October 28, 2011


No matter what I tried, I couldn't get a good picture of the vertical banner I made for this weeks challenge at The Paper Variety. The challenge is to create a cute or spooky Halloween project. I created this bat banner for my neighbor to hang on her porch.

I drew the bat in Inkscape, to cut on my Cricut with SCAL. I cut 12 bats to layer them, so as it turns in the wind, you can still see the word. I used Stickles on the bottom edges of the bats and spelled "Spooky" with stickers. I cut about 24 inches of twine and layered it between the bats before gluing together. I tied black fibers and orange twine below each bat. To add weight to the bottom, I strung on a few glass beads and more fiber and twine.

Be sure to head over to The Paper Variety to check out all the cute spooky projects.

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Pucker Up

I used Creative Scrappers Sketch #179 for this layout. I love this picture of Dax. It's funny how his chin looks like a pigs nose...LOL. Every thing used on this layout is from Cosmo Cricket's Odds and End collection, which I did alot of fussy cutting.

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Tuesday, October 25, 2011

First Day

I created this sketch for Scrappin-N-Chattin's monthly sketch challenge and have decided to use it for this weeks open challenge over at Sketches In Thyme. Here is my take.

I also incorporated another challenge from Scrappin-N-Chattin. We were to use Halloween colors, black, orange, purple, and green. However, the layout need not be Halloween themed.

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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Halloween Joys

Over at The Paper Variety, they are having another fun recipe challenge this week. You are to use, 1 pumpkin, 2 word sentiment or title, and 3 buttons.

Also, the Lil Red Wagon's challenge this week is "Fall" theme. Be sure to check out both blogs, they are full of inspiration.

Here is what I came up with.

The 2 word sentiment and pumpkin are on this cut out that I have from Heart Warming Vintage. I think I bought them the first year I began scrap booking. Not sure why I have never used them, I love them!

I dyed some seam binding and twine orange to incorporate. I love the shabbiness of crinkled ribbon.

I used 3 tiny buttons along side of the image. Though this is a very simple card, I am happy with the way it turned out.

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Saturday, October 15, 2011


This layout is based on sketch #177 over at Creative Scrappers. I used more of the Bo Bunny Ad Lib collection that was gifted to me. I really like this collection and am thinking of purchasing some more to make Dax's birthday invites and banner with. His 5th b-day is just around the corner...oh my!  lol
This layout is also used for one of the monthly challenges,in my Yahoo group Scrappin-N-Chattin,  which is to incorporate wood grain. I used the Pooh Font cartridge and cut the title. Also for the 52 Week Challenge. Can you believe just completed week 41?...that means only 11 more weeks until the end of the year, and ONLY 10 weeks before Christmas!  I know you all just went.....uuuggghhhh!   LOL.

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Thursday, October 6, 2011

Happiness is...

I have had the Restoration collection by Create Paper for a long time. Why was I hording it???  LOL. I think this layout turned out great with all the goodies that came in the kit. The photo is of me, hubby, and our kids from 1998. Can you believe that was a cool December day when that was taken? Ahhh the beautiful Texan winters!

I made this for one of this months challenges in the Yahoo group I belong to, Scrappin-N-Chattin. There are always fun challenges going on over there. Abby and Suzanne, the same two who own and operate The Paper Variety, are the same ones who run the Yahoo group. They are great crafty partners! If you haven't check the group out yet, we would love to have you join us. Like I said, always something fun going on. Like, layout challenges, card challenges, monthly layout challenge, monthly sketch challenge, bingo, a quarterly jackpot drawing...and more!  Hope to see you there...and if you landed there after visiting here, let me know!

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Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Chillin/SIT DT Call

This layout is based on the sketch for the Design Team Call over at Sketches In Thyme. It is such a great sketch, that my layout went together very quickly using some more of MME Lime Twist collection that I had won. 

Here is the sketch

Even if you are not interested in the becoming a DT member, you should go check them out, there is always an awesome sketch to work with.

DT Call Details:
The 6 month term for our talented Mavens is drawing to a close, and while some will be staying on, we are looking for new members to join our Sketches in Thyme design team! If you enjoy creating layouts from sketches, partipating in blogs and motivating others to take part in fantastic challenges, this might be your chance to be a part of our fantastic Design Team! Your term would run November-April, and you would be asked to complete 2 layouts per month. If you would like a chance to be considered, here's what you need to do:

1-Create a new layout based on our sketch below.
2-Post about our DT call on your blog, along with your take on our sketch.
3-Leave a comment here telling us that you would like to be considered for the DT, along with a link to your blog post!  

Easy Peasy...right? Good luck if you are trying out!

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Sunday, October 2, 2011

Feeding Ducks

Wow...two post in one day!

Have y'all been over to check out this weeks challenge at The Paper Variety?  It's a fabulous sketch by none other than Aphra Bolyer. I used Bo Bunny's Ad Lib papers that I just received from Mel for being the "It Girl" over at Scrappin-N-Chattin. (thanks Mel!)

Now aren't you curious about the sketch? Guess you better head over to The Paper Variety to check it out. Also, you should play along, they always have such awesome prizes.

note: the "It Girl" is a fun lil round robin type of thing a few of us members in the group are doing. Who ever wanted to play along signed up. The hostess sent one member some goodies selected from their wish list, then that person sent to another member, and so on and so on. Now since I was just the "It Girl", I will choose someone from the list and send them some goodies.
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Check Mate

It was time again for the 24 Hour Challenge over at the Yahoo group Scrappin-N-Chattin. I love this challenge every month. Even though you give your three choices of collections you want to use, it is always a surprise at "go" time. The collection that was chosen for me from my choices this month was the Printery collection by Prima. Love it!

I incorporated this weeks challenge at Lil Red Wagon, which was to included a postage of some type on your project. I used one of the labels from the papers that looked like a postage stamp and added the silly saying, well because, in my house...The Queen Rules the King!  LOL

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