Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Fun at the all day crop

On Saturday I went to an all day crop that lasted 12 hours, we had lunch, dinner, tons of snacks and my scrappy friend Tami came and scrapped with me. Oh we had the BEST time, we had sooooo much fun. The hall was pretty quite but we were just having such a great time we didn't pay any attention to anyone else. We were at round tables of 2 so it was perfect for us to chat the whole time, and we did lots of chatting and not that much time scrapping. In 12 hours I managed to get 5 layouts completed (one I can't show yet as its for DT work). That was a little better than Tami who completed 2 layouts and a valentine's banner. Honestly I have no idea how she even completed the 2nd layout, she did it sooooo quick! It was a FAB time and I hope we can get together again soon and do it again!!

These are all the layouts that I completed at the crop. This first one was for the Glitz Design Jan Blog Challenge. The challenge was to be inspired by this photo.

It inspired me to create a banner on the layout under the photo, similar to the way the foliage creates a banner under the mirror. I was also inspired by the foliage above the mirror so I added a doily above the title in the middle. I absolutely LOVE the Title in the middle (its a Glitz Whatnot from the Love Games collection) and was sooooo perfect for these pictures of my son after a visit to the hospital. All the papers are Glitz Design from Vintage Blue and Love Games collections.

Closeup - I used a lovely new border punch from Fiskars to create the double border, its the Kaleidoscope Border Punch. I hand cut the banner, and used another border punch before creating the accordian flower. In case you have trouble reading the title it says "Smile like every thing is going your way even if it isnt.

Memorable Seasons still has the Sketch-a-thon going on and I used sketch #11 which was from Pagemaps.

I created this layout about cooking hot dogs over the campfire (in the backyard). I just loved the woodgrain paper from Authentique, it matched the flames from the fire, the starburst pattern and the blue paper are from My Mind's Eye and the orange triangle border, was cut from a decorative edged sheet from My Mind's Eye. The brown border is a Crate Paper Border Sticker and the Fabulous Campfire embellie is October Afternoon Tin Pin from the Campfire collection. Alphas are Authentique (Cream colored) and Making Memories (Orange). This was my last project of the night.

I loved all the bits and pieces on the January Layout sketch at My Sketch World so I wanted to use it for a layout.
Unfortunately I like my layout a lot less than I like the sketch, but I do love the picture of Jasper sitting on the window ledge. I remember walking through the kitchen with my camera and the cat turned and looked at me and I said oh wait don't move that's a great picture and he listened, LOL!! These papers are from an OLD kit club and feature Basic Grey and October Afternoon. The To do list is Crate Paper. The to do list reads "Get back to looking outside".

These stuffed animals were Easter presents from one of the Grandparents. I guess since it was Easter I wanted to go with a lighter color palette, a bit more Easter feeling so I pulled out My Mind's Eye Quite Contrary collection.



Mary Jo Rhoda said...

I LOVE all day crops!
They are so much fun.
And you finished a lot of great projects :)
What a good idea to go with some challenges in mind.
I will have to do that at my next crop!!

Martine said...

wonderful LOs! I especially like the one about your son at the hospital with the double punched border and banner! sounds like you had a great time at the crop!

Lea L. said...

Wow...lots of fun layouts! I love the banner accents on the first one! Thanks for participating in the January Glitz Design blog challenge!!

Tami said...

That was a whole lot of fun, wasn't it!! I am bombarded with homework and midterms at the moment, but would love to get together some time in the near future. If we can't make it to another crop, we can find a way to meet some where and