Monday, July 28, 2014

Practical Scrappers July Hop Winner

     Thank you to everyone who viewed my card and left lovely comments.  The winner of the Lawn Fawn paper pad is Iris!  Congrats dear and please use the contact me form to send me your address.  I hope to have enough time to participate again next month.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Practical Scrappers - July Blog Hop

     Welcome to my first, of hopefully many, submission in the monthly Practical Scrappers Scrap Our Stash blog hop.  You should have arrived here from Majken's blog.  
      This go around we had a theme of using either Christmas or Winter.  Since I had already done a Christmas item this week I went with a winter theme.   The papers are from the 6x6 pad of Carta Bella's Winter Fun collection.  I love how this has traditional winter elements, but in creative reds and teals.  The sticker is from Authentique's Glistening collection, and lastly the sequins are from Doodlebug.
   To give my snowflake a little something extra without loosing the cards clean and simple feel.  I went over it with a clear Wink of Stella pen.  It gives it a subtle shimmer without being over the top.  
     Now for the extra fun candy.  I have a 6x6 Lawn Fawn paper pad to give away to a US based fan, and maybe a few other goodies too.  To be entered to win you must leave me a comment on this page, follow me on Bloglovin and my Facebook page.  Links for both are on the right side of my blog.
   Up next please head over to Jennifer's page, and until next time...Keep Scrapping!

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Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Southern Girls Challenge - Christmas in July

     Hi everyone - time for another fun challenge over at Southern Girls.  We're doing Christmas in July.  I didn't have any Christmas pictures to scrap right now so I needed to think outside the box.  
     What I ended up creating was a mini accordion album.  I created a pocket on each page and put a large tag in.  The pocket will be labeled with each of my family members names.  The tag can then serve as a place for shopping ideas.  The patterned paper is also only glued down on three sides so receipts can be slid into the top of each page for that person.  You could make this as large as needed, but just adding another set of accordion pages.  
     To keep the album closed I created a belly band  with a matching card stock and some ribbon.  I kept the decoration simple so that if someone saw it in your purse it wasn't so tempting they had to peek.
     I hope that my creation inspired you to join our challenge, and until next time...keep scrapping!

Wednesday, July 16, 2014

Child's Play Challenge - Cootie Layout

     Time for another fun reveal over at Child's Play Challenge.  Our challenge this time is the game Cooties.  Our son had received this game at this last birthday, and I knew I had some photos of the first time we played on my phone.  They aren't the greatest since it was night time and impromptu photos, but they were perfect for this challenge, and a fun memory.
     I used a sketch from Sketch~N~Scrap and flipped it on it's side to accommodate the portrait orientation of my photos.  I went with space themed items since I figured Cooties can't be from Earth.  If you've never played the game they are these silly bug type creatures with funny eye, strange attentions and a million legs.  My thought on the sequins is they would mimic the stars in space.  Almost all the supplies on this page are from Supplies by Scrapstuffz on Facebook...check her page out for great deals!
   I hope you find my layout fun and inspiring, and I hope you'll pop over and join us for either July challenge.  Until next time...keep scrapping!


Cards Galore - space ship is stamped and fussy cut
Crafty Girls Challenge
Crafting From the Heart
Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Challenge

Monday, July 14, 2014

Studio Calico Layout For SSIB

It's my reveal day over at ScrapStuffz "Inspired By", and I have a fun one today.  This was my first time using modeling paste.  I've used it on several layouts since as I've had this one done for awhile.  
I also used my Studio Calico kit Bluegrass Farms as the blue went perfectly with out inspiration photo.  The wave my photos are anchored on is a card set from Kiwi Lane that I just traced and them placed where I like it to continue and traced again to make one continuous piece.    My photo layout came from the size and placement of the birds versus the feeder.  Loads of inspiration all around in the photo.
Will you be joining us this month...I'd love to see what inspired you.  Until next time...Keep scrappin!

Inspiration Photo


Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Child's Play Challenge Reveal

     Hi Everyone, and welcome to my first DT reveal for Child's Play Challenges. I loved participating here, and am honored to have been chosen to be on the team.  
    My first assignment was Colorforms.  I don't remember having these as a child so I had to go another direction.  
   The original toy was just shapes in red and blue.  Since we are revealing two days before Fourth of July I went that direction and then used blocks of paper to mimic the squares in the toy after I saw this awesome sketch from Creative Scrappers.  I left the photo and journalling spot blank because my Dad's birthday is Fourth of July so this page is all ready for a photo of him and our little man, and some journalling of what we did that day.
    All the papers are from Doodlebug Designs.  The stars are modeling paste mixed with pearl medium and then topped with crystal gives a really nice depth to the page.   
  I hope to see you enter our challenges - they are so fun.  Until next time...Keep scrappin!