Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Girly ATC Set

I've been creating so much for upcoming challenges lately that I feel like I'm neglecting my blogging!  I'm here today with my creation for the new challenge at Southern Girls...All thing girly.
If you've been following me for any length of time you know that girly really isn't my thing.  I agonized as I was making these, but in the end I'm really happy with how they came out.
I started with chipboard and covered in in shabby chic paper.  The heart enamels are from Tim Holtz. The stick pins are from a swap we did on my Facebook group - Scrapbooking Swap Til You Drop...look us up!
Ok - short and sweet post as I'm going back to working on the two page layout sitting in my desk.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Birthday Cake Layout

     Welcome to my non-traditional birthday layout for the new challenge at Lasting Memories.  We had a sketch to follow this time, but also needed to use food on the project.
     The photo I chose to go with is the cake my SIL made for my DH's 32nd birthday.  It was the first year we had Easter at our home and his birthday was the same weekend so she made his cake for dessert.  
    Since this was for an adult I found many of my birthday papers too juvenile.  I also didn't want anything overly clean since the cake was about dirt bikes...out came my modeling paste and Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil.  I mixed my modeling paste with some glimmer mist until I achieved a green that matched the papers I was using.  The dot fade stencil almost gives the impression of a dirt bike tire track running down the side of my page.
   The papers I choose were from Bella Blvd's Max collection.  My husband also plays guitar and drums so beyond the fact that the orange paper matched well it incorporated another one of his favorite things.  The grey paper was also chosen for it's tire like quality.  I kept the embellishments simple with some white sequins, white ink drops and matching stickles.  A man page can definitely have stickler, IMHO, if they are the right color.
   So - what do you think...did it turn out manly enough?  Will you being joining our sketch and food challenge?  Until next time...Keep scrapping!

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Sunday, February 8, 2015

Hush Layout

     Wow - I'm here with a layout I did just for me...not for a team.  That feels awesome!  I really liked the inspiration from Stuck?! Sketches and ScrapMuch?.
     The ScrapMuch? color challenge asked you to use four of the six colors.  I choose the two shades of aqua and grey for my papers, and the green is in the outfit our son is wearing.  I guess in this case his puppy was the perfect pillow for afternoon nap.
     The paper, and stickers, are from the My Mind's Eye Sweetest Things: Bluebell collection.  I really love MME goodies.  I wish more was available locally.  The doily is a Tim Holtz on the dye die.  I had purchased a few doily's in the past and never seemed to have the right color.  With the die...problem solved.
    So what do your think of the challenges and my interpretation?  I'd love to have your comments.  Until next time...Keep Scrapping!

Stuck?! Sketch
ScrapMuch? Color Pallette

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Sunday, February 1, 2015

Caffeinated Layout

     Happy SuperBowl Sunday ya'll!  My team didn't make the big game, but you can be sure I'll be watching anyway.  Are you watching? If you are, why don't you do a layout to join us at Lasting Memories with our newest challenge...favorite food or recipe!
     This one gave me pause for a moment because I don't usually scrap about food.  After some thinking I decided to scrap about one of my favorite pick-me ups...A Starbucks latte!  I broke out the My Mind's Eye Indie Chic Nutmeg collection and got to work.  I really liked the subtle colors of this collection to highlight my photos.
     I also pulled out my Stamps of Life Coffee 4 Two stamp set that accompanied my theme perfectly.  The large cup is stamped directly on the patterned paper and the logo was stamped, die cut and popped up for some dimension.  The small cups down the side are also from the same collection.  This really is my favorite stamp set.
     So do you scrap about food?  I'd love to hear about if you do and why.  Until next time...Happy Scrapping!

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