Sunday, June 26, 2011

Layout Overload...

Here are few layouts to catch up, and a couple for some challenges over at ScrapbookSteals.

Challenge #4: Gender Swap
The goal of this was to create a layout using products designed for the opposite sex.
For this layout, I used Basic Grey's "Oliver" paper and buttons, a BG "Olivia" journaling tag and paperclip, and Sassafras Lass Paper Whimsies.

Challenge #3: Summer Fun
In this layout, we were given this image to look at, and make some kind of summery layout or card from it! I used BoBunny "Sun-Kissed" line for the paper and stickers, and AC Thickers for the 2011.

Challenge #1, otherwise known as... MWM #48
I happen to LOVE My Mind's Eye "Lost and Found" collection, and was SUPER excited when ScrapbookSteals had it as one of their steals!! The only thing I didn't like about Portabello Road, was the super thin twine that was in the pennant stickers. So, I swapped it out for some of my Twinery twine in Blossom. Lovely!! I fussy-cut the "perfect" and the other glittered image. I haven't quite figured out exactly what I want to have the layout say yet... So I'm waiting for the right inspiration to hit. I am planning on typing this out in a handwriting font, then attaching it in strips underneath the photograph. I'll update when I'm complete :)

MWM #43: New Friends
For this layout, I used "It's the Small Things" from Fancy Pants. It has FP paper, Glitter Cuts, and ribbon that I was sent as a prize from the Fancy Pants facebook page. I also used my iRock bling, a couple of Studio Calico tickets and some Glossy Accents to highlight the cute bird on the small journaling strip. To add more definition, I also inked the edges of each paper with my Chalk ink in Charcoal. Pin It

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Cancer Sucks, Unless You Kicks it's @SS!

One of my favorite people has been fighting cancer this year, and looked fantastic doing it. Earlier in the year I made her a mini-book. She completed her chemo and radiation. We all are waiting for the positive news of no more cancer from her doctor. In congratulations (because that's how I roll!) of her upcoming fantastic news... I made her a card. WHY??? Because Hallmark doesn't have a "You Kicked Cancer's Ass!" card!!!

I'm so proud of her <3 Pin It

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Fantastic Etsy Quote

It's been an interesting weekend. Full of ups and downs. I think I really wanted to believe that crafting was a fabulous, wonderful and joyous occasion. Where everyone gets along, and there is no strife. Where in reality... Just as the rest of life, this isn't really true.

I came across this quote while checking out Etsy... and was reminded that all creators are not always equal. And that's okay.

"Just when I think I am a little skilled, I humbly lower my head and look at a person who is grand. Not only because of what he produces but because he produces with inner strength and it shows. It is great to create, even better it is when you found out the reason why...! Beautiful people are out there." yimmekedesign

I'm going to end this weekend on a high note, and plan for this week's crafting. It will be the first full week of summer for me! Got to love those summer days... Pin It

Thursday, June 16, 2011

Bridal Shower Present :)

I made a simple set of cards for my friend Carolyn. I hate giving gift cards, but when I do, I always feel the need to include some kind of "gift". So, rather than looking more empty-handed than I really was, I created a cute set of cards to accompany the gift card.

Supplies: Kraft paper, MME Alphabet Soup & Love Me Do, Sassafras Lass and Crate Paper, American Crafts Embellishment, Basic Grey Stamp, white Signo Pen
Supplies: Kraft paper, MME Alphabet Soup & Love Me Do, American Crafts Embellishment, Basic Grey Stamp, white Signo Pen, Martha Stewart punchSupplies: Kraft paper, MME Alphabet Soup & Love Me Do, Sassafras Lass and Crate Paper, American Crafts Embellishment, Basic Grey Stamp, Martha Stewart punchSupplies: Kraft paper, MME Alphabet Soup, American Crafts Embellishment, Basic Grey Stamp, Martha Stewart Punch Pin It

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Imaginisce Blog: The man card!

Go to the Imaginisce blog and enter to win some HAPPY CAMPER supplies!!!!

Imaginisce Blog: The man card! Pin It

Monday, June 13, 2011

American Crafts Facebook Challenge: Father's Day

Hello!! It's almost Father's Day, which means, SCHOOL'S ALMOST OUT! I'm not excited one bit though... {snortle, hahaha}

Anyhoo... The American Crafts Facebook Page is having a bi-monthly challenge based on a theme. This month's theme, create something for Father's Day using three or more products. Easy-peasy, right?? Not so much. Creating something that is masculine is a little more difficult than one would imagine.

I ended up creating a Father's Day Card using primarily AC Campy Trails paper and embellishments, a couple of Thickers, and AC Cardstock. Besides the adhesive (which I do love me some AC adhesive...), the card is entirely American Crafts!

Plus... You can VOTE FOR IT! If you follow the link, vote on my card by "liking" the image! You may have to "LIKE" American Crafts first. But then.... You should already like them :)

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Thursday, June 2, 2011

Finding my mojo!

For weeks now, I've had no mojo. I've gotten quite a bit of wonderful scrappy goodness... And nada! A couple of days ago, I received my fabulous Sassafras Lass box sale (they are sold out now...) For $49, shipped, I got TONS of stuff!! Paper sets, stickers, alphas, stiched blooms (my favorite!), entwined blooms, whimsies, chipboard, and SO much more... I'll probably have to put a photo up that shows everything!!

With my Sass box, I finally found my mojo. So, I got to work last night, using Lisa's fantastic sketch for ScrapbookSteals' MWM #45:

I think that for just refinding my mojo... I really like this layout! I love the colors, and how sweet the layout ended up being. Especially with the adorable picture of Miss I.

Sassafras Lass: Mix and Mend paper, 6x6 paper, matching whimsies, alpha (teal), journaling sticker
American Crafts: buttons & Thickers (light blue)
The Twinery: twine in Carribean and Mandarin Pin It