Saturday, April 26, 2014

April Counterfeit Kit

Welcome to my second counterfeit kit challenge!  Last month was my first month to participate in the fun challenge and while I only used my kit for a layout and a card I was determined to keep participating every month!  This month I happily gathered all my supplies and had such a fun time creating my kit, however, I am just now getting around to posting it....but I guess better late then never!  This month's challenge was a bit different, instead of a kit to copy we were given a case file with a color scheme, evidence and testimony:
And here is my kit: Sea of Tranquility  
 I used the color scheme with exception of the pop of red in the one paper and some of the embellies. From the evidence I used patterned background, wood, frames, flowers, buttons, floral pattern, and crystals. 
Here is a close up of the papers:
Papers are from top left to right: My Mind's Eye Collectable, October Afternoon Thrift Shop, October Afternoon Ducks in a Row, October Afternoon Thrift Shop, Pebbles From Me to You,  Pink Paislee Portfolio, Pink Paislee Hometown Summer, Pink Paislee Portfolio & October Afternoon Thrift Shop.
I love the mix of lines, many of which I had only 1-2 papers left from old stash and needed to use!  I named my kit Sea of Tranquility as I can see myself using it for summer/beach pics and it makes me feel tranquil to look at it, don't you agree?  I just love the color scheme and LOVE the way it turned out!!!  I hope to spend a lot time holed up creating with my fun kit this weekend!  Enjoy the sunshine folks!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Frosted Designs Springtime Challenge!!!

TGIF everyone!  It seems as if Spring has finally sprung in most places (FINALLY!) and today I have a challenge up on the Frosted Designs blog!!!  My Springtime challenge, is perfect for getting a jump start on last weekends Easter photos or any other crafty project and is guaranteed to put you in a Springtime mood! Think bright colors, blooming plants, warm weather, Springtime showers, baby animals... ..and maybe even a little Spring cleaning!  Goodness knows my crafty area can always stand a destash and cleaning!!!! My challenge is for you to incorporate at least three of the following words in some way shape or form into your project:

For example:  You could use the word Spring in your title, add some flowers to your project and use a green patterned paper on your project.  You can use the form of a word as well i.e. instead of eggs you can use egg or instead of plant you can use plants or planted.  You may use more then 3 of the words if you wish  but make sure and tell us what 3 (or more) words you used on your Spring project!!!!

Here is my example:
Supplies Used:  Simple Stories Homespun Collection kit;  Simple Stories Summer Fresh (fussy
cut title block upper left corner), Maya Road chipboard scallop circles, New Beginnings bakers
twine, Queen & Co candy dots, Bazzill die cut border

I loved these pictures I captured of the kids during our annual Easter Egg hunt in Granny and Papa's backyard last year!  I got some great ones this year as well, so look for those in some upcoming layouts!  For the design of this layout I used one of my old sketches from last October from Sketch N Scrap (notice I modified it to fit more photos as I just couldn't leave out any of these photos!!!)  Make sure and check out what the other DT members did with this challenge HERE and if you are so inclined make sure and play along with us for an AWESOME prize from our sponsor Xyron!!!  If you are in love with this collection like I was you can get it HERE and everything in the store is 25% off but hurry, sale ends TODAY!!!! 

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Guest Designer Call!

Are you a fan of Sketch-N-Scrap? Would you like to be a guest designer?
We are looking for Guest Designers for both Layout & Card Sketches. Your requirements will be to send a photo and short biography of yourself. Complete two layouts or cards using provided sketches within a time frame.  And post your completed cards or layouts on your blog on the dates provided to you.
Sound like fun? 
To apply for the job of being a Guest Designer with Sketch-N-Scrap, please send the following to :
1. 3 Examples of your work either cards or layout
2. Your name & email address
3. Your Blog address
Deadline for this Guest Designer call is May 30th
Thanks in advance for your entries! 

Saturday, April 19, 2014

Best Friends

Good morning!  I hope everyone is enjoying a beautiful weekend where you are at!  It is my turn today as blog hostess at Frosted Designs! Today I am sharing a fun layout I created in which I made my own DIY  Project Life cards!
Here is the layout I created:

Here I am using my homemade "cards" on a traditional layout but you could always use them in the pocket style protectors as well.  For the top card I added a small doily and topped it off with one of the Elle's Studio Cameron Tidbits layered on a small banner.  Underneath I added my journaling, I couldn't find a paper with a small not so busy print, so I cut up the packaging for the Elle's Studio Everyday Moments Bits & Pieces and made little journaling banners.
I think rounding the corners of my home made cards add a special touch and more feminine feel.  For the other three cards I just added my wallet sized photos, but if you had less photos you could add extra embellishments instead.  I can't get enough of the Elle's Studio wood veneers!  Here is a quick tip for those die cut words: just use your glue dots or wet glue and adhere a small bit of your favorite patterned paper under the wood piece to make it really stand out against a plain background and make the words easier to be seen.

I have found the Elle's Studio embellishments are a great addition to your DIY Project Life Cards, make sure and pick some up in the store today!  

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Sketch N Scrap #54

No foolin' it's a new month again ALREADY!!! Yikes, where is the year going?  Here is my newest sketch up at Sketch N Scrap:

And here is the layout I created based on the sketch:
Supplies Used: Patterned papers: Glitz, Crate Paper, Echo Park; Cardstock: Stampin Up;
envelope: Fancy Pants; stickers: Fancy Pants; cut outs: Echo Park; buttons: Stampin Up

These are pictures of my handsome son before his winter concert last year. He looked so handsome in his tux!  I hope you will find time to play along with us this month at Sketch N Scrap Creative Embellishments is our wonderful sponsor this month who is offering a $20 gift certificate to their store!!!  You will definitely want to play along for a chance to win. Their chipboard shapes are the best and they have such unique pieces that I have not seen elsewhere!  Check it out HERE!  Not that I want time to fly by any faster but if you think this month is a great one at Sketch N Scrap wait until May...we will be turning 2 years old and  are hosting another month long birthday bash filled with TONS of challenges, prizes and loads of inspiration!  
So stay tuned for even more fun and inspiration!  Make sure and follow us on the blog or on Facebook so you won't miss out on all the fun! 
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