Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Birthday fun

Just popping in for a quick show and tell. I just realized I hadn't shared this card I created to match the adorable bag I got at Bath and Body works to wrap up my sister's birthday gift a few weeks ago. I was inpsired by these beautifully bright colors, don't they just cheer you right up? For the card I used a scrap of patterned paper from October Afternoon, the stamp sets are Just Believe and All Holiday from Stampin Up and ink/cardstock colors are Stampin Up's green galore and yoyo yellow, 2 colors I really don't use that much. I used my new Stampin Up embossing folder to addd texture to the top green galore panel and the punches used are all from Stampin Up. So next time you purchase a pretty gift bag, dig into your stash and see what you have to make a matching card, with the price of cards nowadays you can save quite a bit and besides that who doesn't love a homemade card?!

Sunday, April 24, 2011

Happy Easter!

"Up from the grave he arose, with a mighty triumph o'er his foes; he arose a victor from the dark domain, and he lives forever, with his saints to reign. He arose! He arose! Hallelujah! Christ arose!" ~ Robert Lowery (Up from the Grave he Arose)
Wishing Easter blessing to all you my friends! May His life teach you love and may His death teach you salvation and grace!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Scraptivatingly fun challenge!

You all know how much I love sketches and this one by Tina as our third Scraptivations challenge,is super awesome and I was so excited to see it as a challenge, but then there was a TWIST...the layout had to be about YOU! Gasp! I have done a bunch of layouts about me, about my likes, dislikes, job, graduation etc...so I was at a loss of what to do. I mean I am very boring, my likes haven't really changed since I scrapped them back in 2009...that is how boring I am...just a routine sort of gal, so I thought maybe that was a layout (about how boring I am lol!) But then as I normally do when stumped I move on to another project, which was the next 52 week Personalscrapper challenge and it was ANIMAL. And there is was, my AHA moment, I was like I'll do a page about how I love animals! I have since I was a wee tot, and thus, decided to use these pictures of myself from 1970 (I won't tell you how old I am in these pics but I think you can kinda estimate! LOL!) I decided to use my newest fav line Echo Park's, For the Record...LOVE LOVE LOVE this line and it is the featured line in April's Personalscrapper kit (lucky me!) I absolutely love how this layout turned out and I really like it that I have another page scrapped just for me and my personal album. I hope you will play along, don't let the YOU twist put you off, it can be interpreted in so many ways, just think outside the box if you are stumped. I do plan on using this sketch again, as it is super fun and an easy sketch to work with! Can't wait to see what you gals come up wit for this challenge! Don't forget to visit Scraptivations and link up your layout for a chance to win an awesome prize from the Paper Trail!

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Disney fun with Inspired Blueprints

Here is a fun layout I created for the Personalscrapper 52 week challenge to use a large photo. This layout is based on sketch 67 from Inspired Blueprints. I haven't used on of their sketches in a while so I was glad I finally had time to play along with one of their fun sketches. I used some of my Echo Park Little Boy papers as well as some October Afternoon Night Light (this is one of my all time fav sheets of paper- I think I used like 3 sheets and am now down to scraps!) It was fun to use up some of my Disney embellies I have hoarded for a few years now. I loved this picture of my son and I taken in 2005 at Epcot Center on our Disney vacation, about time I scrapped it huh? Sticker letters are from Jillibean Soup and Cosmo Cricket. I really like how this turned out and so glad I was able to get this fun photo scrapped. I have been working steadily on several things but none that I can show you right now. This weekend I most likely won't get much scrappy time as I am on a hunt for some new living room furniture. Any places you would recommend? If so leave me a comment as I HATE shopping for major purchases and I have put this off much too long, it is time for new furniture and I am going to try and complete my mission by Sunday so I can get back to scrappin! Wish me luck!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Chloe's Challenge

This is our second challenge over at Scraptivations challenge blog! This one was brought to us by Chloe who chose to challenge us to create something crafty based on this lovely picture! Who wouldn't love a room as fresh, bright (and clean!) as this? I know I would love sleeping or creating in such a place! What inspired me most about this picture was of course, the colors which were so bright and center stage, but secondly the clean crisp lines and then the minimalist feel to the room itself. So for my layout I tried to stick with primarily the lime green and yellow color theme but ended up throwing in a bit of orange/red. I used papers by Echo Park (green dot-Little Boy line) and Sassafrass Lass. I chose to keep the layout simple with clean lines like the pic, thus the more linear, color blocking design to the layout. I also stuck with minimal embellies (pear feltie and small flower from Sassafrass Lass) and a small title for which I used an Echo Park little Boy journal box with letters cut from my cricut for the "you" and "me" and small sticker letters from Making Memories, all keeping with the minimalist vibe I got from this picture. I was also inspired by that adorable rug in the pic, so I based by title on the word "you" found in the rug. The picture is of my niece and nephew from Easter 2009, aren't they adorable and dressed so sweetly in green to go with my color scheme (love it when that happens!) Now it's your turn, hop on over the Scraptivations and play along for a chance to win an AWESOME prize from the Paper Trail! Can't wait to see how you are inspired by this picture!

Friday, April 1, 2011

My first published layout!

I was so excited to finally get one of my layouts published! My layout 100% Magic is being published in this month's edition of Scrapstreet Magazine! I have been a fan of Scrapstreet for awhile now, I love the wonderful articles they have each month, always trendy and current and with adorable and inpsiring layouts to boot! You can pick up a lot of good tips there as well, on all sorts of topics, my favorites include the technique articles and the one that focuses on journaling each month! This layout was created awhile back, it uses papers from Scenic Route's Cape Town line (loved that line and I sure miss Scenic Route). The chipboard letters and circle are also Scenic Route. This picture is of my son and my dad from Father's Day 2009, when we gave my dad a fire wallet for Father's Day! If you need a fun gag gift for an adult, this is a great gag gift! We picked it up at a magic show while in Universal Studios that year on vacation. This layout was based on a sketch by Julie Bonner when she was doing the 52 sketches 52 weeks blog (miss that as well, but luckily Julie is still sharing her sketches HERE on her blog!) Ok, enough tooting of my own horn, thanks for letting me share with you! Hope you enjoy your April Fool's Day, just remember to please BE NICE! LOL!