Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Giving it a shot!

Okay, so I've been working on a layout to submit to Scrapbookers Anonymous' Design Team call. I actually did it once, and forgot to use papers from three different manufacturers! So I did it again, following the rules. The layouts look completely different even though they're based on the same sketch :) I would love to be on a design team, so I decided to give it a whirl.

Here is Liz's sketch:

And here are my two versions:

And one more layout I did...the picture is from Paige's 8-month photo shoot. I still have a few more pics of this shoot to scrap :)

Friday, September 24, 2010

Scrap a Little sketches

Here are two of my recent layouts using Helen Croft's sketches at Scrap a Little. She is looking for guest designers, so I figured I'd give it a shot. Her sketches are awesome, and I love using them for inspiration!

This background paper is so pretty...but I added some orange glimmer mist using my cute flourish mask/stencil. I love the colors on this one! I handstitched the circles and handmade the big flower.

I just found a gorgeous Prima stack at Michael's last week and used my 40% coupon to get it! Every single page is so pretty, and the colors matched this picture perfectly!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

A few layouts

Here are few layouts I've been working on over the past few days. I feel like such a dummy...I did this first one for the latest My Mind's Eye Challenge, and I completely forgot that the layout was supposed to be a Thank You page! Mine has nothing to do with that, so I'm not entering it. I still like how it turned out, though! [Blonde moment!]

I created a patterned paper background with a stencil and glimmer mist [my latest obsession!] and it turned out really pretty.

And a few more...lots of experimenting with misting and using random things as masks :) This first one is of Paige...every night after her bath, she immediately grabs the powder, tries to eat it, then kicks it and knocks it around. She'd rather play with that than a toy! And that heart is NOT's pewter metal, and it says I Love You on it...I forgot to take a close up.

And another layout of Paige's 8-month pictures. I still have a few more from this shoot to scrap, so you'll probably be seeing those soon :)

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Growing Too Fast

I did this layout for a chipboard challenge at Treasured Scrapbooking. I also used this Julie Bonner sketch for the Scraproom Blog.

All the flowers & stems are chipboard that I covered in paper and inked. I also added Stickles for some shine. The three smaller flowers on the left are my version of "homemade" chipboard -- I punched them from a Cheerios box! I love recycling :)

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Treasured Hunt Round 3

I was so excited to see that I made it to Round 3 in Treasured Scrapbooking's Treasured Hunt. The competition is VERY stiff...all the ladies are SO creative and their pages are amazing. The rules for this challenge were:

Use ONE technique and really "go to town" with it
Use only 1 photo
Use black & white somewhere
Add some bling [sparkles]

Here is what I created:

My tecnique was glimmer mist [of course!]. It has become my favorite thing to do can create color on anything! I misted a piece of white cardstock using a laser cut die...I think it made such a pretty background! I misted three white silk flowers to make them aqua. I used those flowers as a mask on white cardstock and misted over them to create two other flowers. I misted the blue strip of paper behind the photo. I misted the blue photo mat. I misted the 8. I cut and misted the leaves, and I also misted the flower was white when I grabbed it off the shelf!

I used rhinestones and stickles for my bling, and the black & white is obvious.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Page Maps & Glimmer Mist :)

I saw this sketch challenge from Page Maps and couldn't resist all those hearts! Plus, the prize is VERY good!! Here's my take:

Once I chose this beautiful rainbow colored paper, I knew I wanted hearts to match. Instead of searching for multiple papers that matched perfectly, I decided to make my own. I cut hearts from plain white cardstock using my Cuttlebug & a heart die that I've had forever. I forget to use those! I then pulled out my homemade glimmer mists and spritzed away until I got the perfect colors. I added some ink to some of them...and after they dried, they shimmered so much! You can't tell in the pictures, but they are really pretty.

I even used plain white rik rak and spritzed it!! I was so excited to see the much fun creating your own colors!! Okay, I am getting way too thrilled about this stuff...haha. I used a horizontal picture instead of vertical.

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Creative Scrappers #120

Here is this week's sketch at Creative Scrappers....such a cute one!

And here is my take on it. I loved how the colors turned out. I just went through my stash and pulled out random pages from random manufacturers and they molded together nicely, I think :)

I don't use stars that often, so it was nice to do something different. I decided to use my die cut star as a mask and glimmer misted a star shape and then traced around it. It's subtle, but I like the look it gives. I embossed my star using the Cuttlebug...I love that thing!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Fun with ink

It's funny how many times I have looked through my stash of alpha stickers, looking for the perfect color to match the papers I'm working with, and realizing that nothing matches! And then it's funny how the simplest solution hits this case, INK! I wanted the word "tooth" to be the darker pink, which I had no letters of. So I pulled out some baby pink Thickers and just inked them! Why didn't I think of this sooner?! Turned out nice and you can't even tell they didn't come like that...haha. I also inked the flourish! Who would've thought?

I am really into the glimmer mist lately, too, and I've been making my own. It's fun and easy!

This is a flower I made a few months ago with ink and glimmer mist...I was so pleasantly surprised that it looks so real! I've made several colors. The hardest part is waiting for my cricut to cut all the flowers so I can make them!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Treasured Hunt Round 2!

I made it to Round 2! This week's challenge at Treasured Scrapbooking is to create a layout using the following criteria:

Use a book title as your page's title
In your journaling, use "The things I've learned about..."
Use lined or ledger paper
Use at least 3 layers of paper
Use something school related

Here's what I came up with:

I used Dr. Suess's Oh, The Places You'll Go. I used lined notebook paper for my journaling, which includes the required phrase. I used three layers of paper, and I created a globe for my school-related object.

I cut a circle from some old white packaging from a random pack of stickers. I inked and glimmer misted it, and then tore up some green tissue paper. I misted that, wadded it up, and glued it down. I think it turned out rather cute!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

So Excited!

Yay! My "Happiest Girl in the World" layout was chosen as a "Fave" by the Sketchy Thursdays Design Team! My layout is up on their blog, along with a few others. I'm so excited! And it's perfect is my little Reesie's 4th birthday :)