Monday, January 31, 2011

Scrappiest blog challenge & Crowned Competiton

The Scrappiest blog is celebrating their 100 sketch by posting sketches every day this week. Sketch 101 was a great sketch to play with I moved my layout to the left side to highlight the background paper more. Here is what I created with the sketch.

These photos are very old and showcase my grandparents celebrating their 50th Anniversary dinner at Chef Mickey's in Florida. I used a mix of Fancy Pants, and Bo Bunny papers.

This layout is also based on a sketch at the Scrappiest blog its sketch 103. I used an older line from Lily Bee their Audrey line. This photo is from the scrapping weekend I had last summer in Houston. This was on our sightseeing tour.

Brand NEW Imaginisce Papers I loved the Animal Crackers line they just showed on their blog recently imagine my surprise when I went to the LSS and it was there. So of course I HAD to buy it. Its such a fun fun line.

So I created this fun layout featuring these adorable papers, borders and canvas stickers.

Don't forget the New Competition starting in Feb with CROWNED at Scrapdango.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

Pagemaps Sketch Challenge and Little Yellow Bicycle sketch challenge

The January challenge at Pagemaps is sponsored by Heather over at Scrapdango this month and is due by Jan 31. She is giving away a wonderful kit and I know her kits are wonderful because I was on her DT for a year.
Here is the great sketch!

In my layout I used this squirrel photo. My son and mom had thrown some bread out for the animals on the front lawn and about a half hour later we saw this squirrel enjoying the bread. He didn't even care that I was outside taking pics of him. I was pretty close too and he never moved to run away.

The papers I used were Bella Blvd's One Fall Day and Imaginisce's Apple Cider line since the Imaginisce line had these cute squirrel icons in them. The chipboard tree and leaves were from an old Scrapdango kit, oh the irony!!!

Little Yellow Bicycle Sketch Challenge
Little Yellow Bicycle is having another sketch challenge the sketch is from Liz Qualman. If you use Cupcake Love to make a LO you'll be entered to win a prize and everyone who uses past lines will be entered to win a prize. Well I don't have any of the Cupcake Love collection so I used the Boardwalk Collection and some photos from this past summer. I also used some Glimmer Mist under the title to simulate the "SPLASH". I also misted the title sticker just to add a little more color to it.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Scrap Attack Scrapbooking Contest

This month Scrap Attack Scrapbooking is having a manufacturer challenge to use 75% of one manufacturers supplies. This month the featured manufacturer is Fancy Pants. I was thrilled to see this as I have tons of their stuff and haven't created a layout with their stuff in a very long time. So the first layout I created was What a BOY! so typical that a boy lines up all his cars, LOL! I used their Rough & Tough line with the title and the car embellie from the Kraft Kuts line. Everything on this layout is Fancy Pants except for the pen for the journaling. WOOHOO!!

For the Second layout I used the wonderful Rusted Sun collection. I'm glad I FINALLY broke down and purchased this wonderful collection recently. Soakin up the Sun I started with this terrific transparency and then added some things on top of the transparency and some things under the transparency. When I thought of adding the pom pom trim is what really made this layout a current favorite of mine.

I even have a couple detail photos too! I added buttons, brads, rubons, pom pom trim and cardstock stickers to this layout.

Now I need to get back to my scrap table and finish a layout I have been working on for 2 days, EKKK!!!

Saturday, January 8, 2011

New DT gig & a fun sketch

I am SOOOOO Excited to announce I made the DT at XOXO and I am now a lipstick chick!! WOOHOO!!! This is a fun challenge blog where YOU scraplift one or more of the Design Teams layout. Hope you ladies check it out and get to some scraplifting!! The new challenge for January was just posted and you have til the end of the month to scraplift one of the 27 layouts including one from me. By the way if you do choose to scraplift one of the designs you are entered into the prize drawing for a wonderful January Juicy Themed kit "Second Semester" from Sweet Peach Crop Shop!!

Here is my January layout.

Hope to see some of your scraplifts soon!!

Creative Scrappers #137

I just loved this sketch from Creative Scrappers this week. I loved all the scattered circles. I had fun playing with this Crate Paper Collection Snow Day. I just picked it up at the LSS recently even though its been out for a while. This layout came together really quickly for me and I'm really happy with how it turned out. Thanks for a FAB sketch!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

End of 2010

I can't believe 2010 is over already. Lots happened in 2010 and I was DEFINITELY way more productive in the beginning of the year than at the end. I still created a lot including 168 layouts 49 cards an altered Frame a mini album about 4th of July and a nametag. WOOHOO!!!

Its soooooo hard picking favorites but my top 10 layouts that I created this past year are

Penguin hats - I LOVE using pattern paper so this layout is a major change for me, no pattern paper at all. But I love the simplicity of it!

Reflecting on Life - Webster's Pages makes beautiful paper but I was never able to actually cut into their papers and actually use them before this layout. I have learned though that when I work with Webster's pages I have to do LOTS of fussy cutting and distressing!

Beauty is Everywhere - I LOVED this photo as soon as I snapped it at Disney's Animal Kingdom. I love that the colors all go with the photo so wonderfully.

Time for Hugs - I love love love this line from Bella Blvd and had fun embellishing this layout.

Cherished family - I created this layout at my first crop which happened to be in Houston with the MSW ladies. What a great weekend that was!! The picture is from my cousin's wedding, its me, my mom, aunt and her daughters.

One last pic - Talking about the ladies from MSW, this was the last photo that was taken that weekend while we were waiting for the car to pick us up for the airport, Very SAD. Plus I had soooooooo wanted to play with this Sassafras line.

Everything Grows - This layout got so whimsical and fun definitely opposite of what I generally do but it turned out sooooo super cute!!!

Sisters - This was a spontaneous picture of my mom and aunt together and I just wanted to showcase it. Its also so much fun using Glimmer Mist!!

Everyday Road Signs - I was so thrilled how this layout turned out especially since I had wanted to work with these pictures before and couldn't figure out what to do with them.

My Sweet Baby Girl - Dad took this adorable photo of my oldest, and I just had fun creating this girly layout, it was also one of the last things I created this year.

The one thing I notice when looking at all these layouts is how they are all soo soooo different and I love that, plus I love using Glimmer Mist!! It was soooo hard narrowing down the list to only 10 I could have EASILY picked 10 more with ease!!

Sunday, January 2, 2011

Sassy Lil Sketches

Sassy lil Sketches December 21st challenge

This sketch worked with these fun pics I had of the boys playing/driving their cousins monster truck. As soon as I picked the pictures I thought oh yeah I get to break out this About a boy paper from Echo Park and play. This was such a FAB sketch to play with.