Monday, May 31, 2010

Sketch 67

Sketch 67 is up today at the Scrappiest! Here is my take on it using an older picture of my son I found while organizing pictures. I used my Its Scraptacular May kit featuring Bella Blvd's Man of the House for this page. Everything on this page except the ribbon which is some Basic Grey from my stash and the letters which are Thickers are from the kit! Haven't used ribbon on a page in a long while and was fun! I am really loving these Man of the House papers! The May kit is now on sale at It's Scraptacular if you want to grab yourself one! Hope you enjoy your Memorial Day and thanks to all who served or are serving this great country - we appreciate your sacrifices.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Felt, Fabric or Tulle challenge

Today's challenge at Practical Scrappers is to use Felt, Fabric or Tulle on your layout. I decided to dig deep in my old stash and pulled out these Fancy Pants felt embellies that I just had to have like 2 years ago but hardly even used!(shame on me!) The word "you", the flower and the scallop border are all felt. One reason I never like to use felt is I have trouble adhering it...but no more! I found a great way to quickly and easily adhere your felt accents but using Zip Dry Glue. I won this glue while at CKC St Louis, and it is awesome, much thicker then most glues and it dries VERY fast! But remember if you try it, just a dab will do ya! This picture is from 2008 when I took my nephew on a snake hunting excursion to the local Nature Center in Fort Worth. He loves to hunt for snakes, but we didn't see any that day, just possums, turtles, a deer and few praire dogs! The papers on this layout are from my May add on kit from Personalscrapper featuring My Mind's eye's So Sophie papers. Letter stickers are thicker and Jenni Bowlin. Well, gotta get to bed, hope you will join us this week at Practical Scrappers, dig into that stash and use some of your felt, fabric or tulle and dont' forget to post your layout/card for us to see here!

Monday, May 24, 2010

Sketch 66

Happy Scrappy Monday! We are doing sketch 66 this week at The Scrappiest, and the prize for May is that awesome kit from It's Scraptacular! Only a week more left to win, so get to work on those sketches, any of them from the month of May qualify to get your name in the "hat" to win! The more you do, the better your chances! For this layout I used pictures of my little nephew with his dad (my brother) on his first lawnmower cute isn't he?! The papers are from October Afternoon's Weathervane collection that I have been hoarding for awhile now (yikes!). The chipboard accents are from Bella Blvd's Man of the House line and are in that yummy Scraptacular kit you can buy here! Letters are thickers (again). Hope you are getting ready for Summer...we made it official yesterday when we went to the pool for the first time! Fun for the kids, but the water was too cold for me! LOL! I've got some fun stuff in store for this week, can't show it yet, but check back again real soon!

Friday, May 21, 2010

Sketch Friday

I am so excited about my debut as a sketch designer for Practical Scrappers! I just love what all the talented designers have done with my sketch and can't wait to see what all the other talented artists out their in cyberspace do with it as well! So please join us and link up your layout created with this sketch here. For my layout based on the sketch I used some oldie but goodie Scenic Route papers and chipboard embellishments from the Liberty line. And for a little something new I combined the flag banners from the new Pink Paislee Starlight collection as part of my title. I really like the way this turned out. I hope you will become a regular at Practical Scrappers and play along with our sketch each week, we have a fun one for you every Friday! Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Patterned Paper Challenge!

For today's challenge over at Practical Scrappers, I used four strips of Scenic Route Cape Town patterned paper. I just love the masculine colors in this line! So fun and playful, perfect for a tween or teen boy! I just love this picture from last month of my son and his cousin at Joe's Crabshack were we went to celebrate my nephew's sixth birthday! Letters are Thickers Daydream font (again! LOL!) and I used my cuttlebut circle embossing folder to emboss my star. Super easy page, but these papers really draw the eye to the picture! Try it, it's a great way to use up scraps! If you want to participate in this week's challenge hop on over to the PS blog and see what everyone is doing to use up their stash of patterned paper this week! Don't forget to check back tomorrow for the debut of my first EVER sketch for Practical Scrappers! So excited to share this with you!

Monday, May 17, 2010

Sketch 65 and Its Scraptacular!

Hi everyone, happy Monday! It's time for another great Liz Chidester sketch! Sketch 65 was a great sketch to show off some cute pics of my littlest nephew! Don't you love that hat! I used the Bella Blvd Man of the House papers from my new May It's Scraptacular kit! I must say this was my first kit with them, and it is spectacular! LOL! It was full of yummy Crate and Bella papers and embellishments! Everything on this page I got in the kit except I added some Stampin Up River Rock cardstock from my stash and I "doctored" the title block a bit by using some letters from Adornit from my stash to cover the word "BROTHER" on the sticker in the title and make it say "MOMMA'S" the chipboard letter for boy are from Scenic Route. I love it when you can use a sticker and "alter" it! So if you like what you see and would like a chance to win one of these kits, get your scrap on, use one of The Scrappiest's sketch for May and link it up on the blog to be entered to win a May Its Scraptacular kit! You will love it! Good luck and have a wonderful week!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Friday Sketch

We are having our Lord's Acre Auction this weekend at our church and I always make a box of handmade cards for the auction. I struggled getting them done this week, but I made it and think they turned out pretty good. I was inspired by Gloria's sketch for today at Practical Scrappers for the bottom card. I love these colors! The patterned papers are by SEI from the Windsor collection and the cardstock is More Mustard by Stampin Up weird how they went well together. The top card uses all Stampin' Up papers and stamps from my stash. I got these papers from a friend, not sure of the name of them, but the cardstock is the soon to be discontinued Blush Blossom. The stamp sets used for these cards are (bottom card) Upsy Daisy and (upper card) Pocket Silhouettes and Refuge and Strength. I made 12 cards total (2 each of 6 designs) and these are two of the 6 different designs. I didn't get pictures of all them, as I was in a rush, but I am hoping to recreate a few of them for my stash before I forget my design LOL! So I will try and recreate them tomorrow and post. I did a variety of different sentiments from Get Well, Sympathy, Birthday, thank you and even a graduation card this year! Go check out Gloria's sketch and have a go at it, if you need some cards for your stash, this sketch was simple and will help you create some cards using your scraps real fast. The cards the design team created with it range from modern to elegant..something different for every taste! Can't wait to see your cards! TGIF friends, lets chat again soon!

Thursday, May 13, 2010

Punches Challenge at Practical Scrappers

This week's challenge over at Practical Scrappers is punches! I think we all have tons of punches, don't we? I know I started collecting punches as soon as I started to scrapbook! So go dust them off and put them to use! For this layout of my Glamour Girl niece, I used SIX punches! I used my newest punch the Upper Crest Fiskars Border punch I got at CKC St. Louis and doodled around it to give it more pizzazz. Then for my upper border I used my all time go to notebook paper punch by Stampin Up. I used my circle punch in the upper right top to punch a half circle which framed my heart punch accent. I also used my corner punch and my flower punch to add some more homemade embellishments. This layout is based on an awesome sketch by Julie Bonner, if you want to see some of her beautiful work as well as get some inspiring sketches, check out her blog, it is wonderful! This layout was made using my February Personalscrapper kit featuring Pink Paislee Cupid papers and accents. The letter stickers are all by Making Memories and were also included in the kit! Hope you will play along with us at Practical Scrappers this week, we want to see your punch projects, so make sure and link them up! Check back tomorrow for some card inspiration...I'm on a card jag this week! Catch ya later peeps!

Monday, May 10, 2010

Sketch 64

Ok, here is sketch 64 isn't it just the most fun thing?!!! I LOVE that robot! Liz has outdone herself this time! This sketch was so fun for me, and one I plan to use again. I wanted to use the robot with some pics I had from Disney World, but just didn't have any great ideas on creating my "own" robot (since I didn't have a premade one)...I now have somewhat of an idea and can't wait to try it out. This layout uses the July 2009 Personalscrapper kit which featured the Fancy Pants Summer Soiree line, which is my all time FAV Fancy pants line! The pics are from a 2005 water park trip, fun time with my little nephew (who isn't so little anymore!) This was my first time using an underwater camera on people vs fish, a bit harder and really haven't done it since, although I thought these pics turned out pretty good. I also used my new Fiskars wave border punch on this layout! I got the Upper Crest and Wave border punches at CKC for $8 each, a real steal! I hope they have a few different ones for the same price when I go to The Great American Scrapbook Convention next month! I did stray a bit from the sketch here adding in another photo, but I LOVE the way this layout turned out! If you wanna see what I did with my other Fiskars punch, tune back in Tuesday, I have another fun challenge layout to share and it involves a LOT of punches! And don't be shy, come play with us at The Scrappiest this week...we wanna see what you come up with for sketch 64, plus there is another AMAZING prize for May...a chance to win a May kit from Scraptacular!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day !

Happy Mother's Day friends! Hope you enjoy your day, relax and enjoy this awesome video we can all relate to! To me this defined exactly why I am a scrapbooker!

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Pratical Scrappers Sticker Challenge

Today is the big day, it is finally here, seems like a lifetime ago I created this sketch and this layout! LOL! This sketch was created for the April sketch Challenge over at Personalscrapper! Check it out here to see the lovely layouts the gals at Personalscrapper created with this sketch, just lovely! My layout uses October Afternoon's Good Cheer line of papers and stickers. For my title I used two OLD clear stickers from EK Success from my stash, a great way to make a long word like CHRISTMAS fit on your page! The tab sticker was great for my hidden journaling where I listed my son's Christmas gifts for last year. I also used some stickers by 7 Gypsies to make my own center for the felt (Stampin Up) snowflake. Simple page, used up some old all makes for one happy scrapper...ME! If you want to give my sketch a try I would be honored, if you do please post your link in the comments so I can go check it out! And starting in a few weeks I will be designing sketches for Practical Scrappers as well! So go check out what all the other DT members did to use up their sticker stash and don't forget to post your project on the Practical Scrappers blog so we can all see!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Sketch 63

Has it been a week already?!! Wow, time sure how was your National Scrapbook Day? I did a lot of scrapping, but couldn't show any of my goodies until now as they were all for upcoming design team assignments. So glad to be able to show you my take on The Scrappiest's sketch 63...what a fun and EASY sketch, I think you will find the focus is on your pictures in this sketch, so it comes together super easy! When I saw all the circles it made me think of bubbles, so I immediately thought of these pics of my son and niece from Easter Sunday...the paper is an OLD piece of Pink Paislee Office Lingo paper from my stash and the thickers, journal box and circle accents are all from scraps of Fancy Pants Delight papers from my May 2009 Personalscrapper kit. I used some of the small flower/word rub ons from this kit to accent my circles as well. The word stickers are from Scenic Route Garden Grove sticker scraps...this was a great page for using up those itty bitty pieces of scraps! And if you want to give sketch 63 a try hop on over and check out this months prize!!!!! It is a super kit from Scraptacular - so gorgeous I actually bought one for myself! Check it out here, you are not gonna wanna miss this! Hope your Monday was enjoyable! I am so excited about this week, as Thursday is my FIRST reveal over at Practical Scrappers, so check been then to see my first reveal...hint...the challenge is stickers! Catch ya'll then!