Saturday, May 21, 2011

FYI Challenge #6

This is my first time entering a challenge at For Your Inspiration. Steph C. and her amazing DT have some BEAUTIFUL artwork to inspire you, so if you haven't visited yet, check them out :) Your creation just might be chosen and in addition to winning the coveted Lovely Lotus award, you could take home some YUMMY candy!!! *cool*

For MY card, I decided to use the rich, warm colors of the balloon in the front of the photo. It kinda reminded me of autumn, but I wanted to stamp these flowers, so I used a brighter yellow to make it seem summer-y :) Thanks for visiting today!!!

*All supplies CTMH unless otherwise stated*
Cranberry, Buttercup, Cocoa and Colonial White CS
Friendship's Garden SS
Cranberry, Buttercup and Cocoa inks
heart brad and ribbon from my stash
edge distresser and sand paper
Fiskars border punch

Scrap & Stamp Challenge: Color Combo

It's a color combo challenge at Scrap & Stamp this week. Brown, cream and any third color of your choosing. I used pink :) Sure hope you will join us...remember to use at least one stamp. Our "using up old supplies" challenge will still be open this week as well. I've used a bit of oldies but goodies on this LO. The patterned paper, stickers and Adorable SS were in the CTMH consultant kit I received over 4 years ago! It has been a fave and is just about all gone now :(

To help get me started, I found a TERRIFIC sketch over at Stuck On U Sketches. Lots of great artwork and inspiration there, so if you haven't visited them lately or at all, you must check 'em out. An assortment of chipboard will be awarded to one lucky participant this month! Thanks for visiting :)

*All supplies are CTMH unless otherwise noted*
More to Adore Level 2 PP
More to Adore Level 2 My Stickease
Adorable & Playful Flourishes SS
Chocolate & Blush inks
Colonial White CS
Just Blooms paper flower
Fiskars border punch
flower punch (Marvy)
copper brads
clear sparkles
button,ribbon & embroidery floss from stash

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Unscripted Sketches # 106: Some bunny loves you!

Happy Sunday, fellow scrappers & stampers! I have been searching for a sketch to use for this photo of Emmalee taken on Easter this year and, I thought this week's sketch at Unscripted Sketches was perfect! I usually make cards with their sketches, but once in awhile the sketch will scream LAYOUT to me. If you join their challenge, you just might be chosen in the Top 3 and get a *super* cool badge to display proudly on your blog :)

I also dragged out some old supplies to use so I could play along with the Scrap and Stamp challenge. Of course, I'm always buying new papers and stamps that catch my eye, but it's nice to use up some of my STASH as well. Hope y'all will dig in and play along with us...remember all you have to do is create a scrapbook layout and use at least one stamp. In addition to old supplies, I used an old technique...cracked glass. There is an excellent tutorial at SCS if you wanna give it a go. Thanks for visiting!

*All supplies CTMH unless otherwise stated*
Sweet Pea PP
White Daisy & Sweet Leaf CS
Bunny Love SS
Chocolate and Lilac Mist inks
watercolor pencils
UTEE (clear),versamark & heat tool
buttons from stash
Just Blooms paper flowers
Spring Harmony sassy strands
Fiskars border punch
pop dots
mulberry paper (Paperbilities)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

NSD: Scrapbook Challenges is HOPPIN'!!!

Happy NSD, everyone!!! :):):):):):):)

This weekend, Scrapbook Challenges is celebrating and having a HOP :) You can find out all the deets and begin hopping on Brynn's blog. The HOP ON board with links to members' blogs and inspirational artwork is HERE. There are several ways to participate and some FABBY prizes up for grabs, so I hope y'all get a chance to join in the fun!

I have just finished MY layout. I do apologize for the quality of the pic...I have the WORST time taking photos at night in my scrap room :(

This is the sketch I used...#220 which was from a previous blog hop at SC...LOVE this one!

I'm so glad I got a chance to create today, despite Emma's crazy rehearsal schedule. Emmalee is performing in a ballet/dance recital in June and the students are expected to be in the studio alot more.

Thanks for looking!

Scrap & Stamp Saturday: Women in Your Life

Hiya, friends! It's Saturday and for the challenge this week at SSS, we'd like to see a layout featuring the women in your life. It can be moms, sisters, friends, daughters...any of the special women in YOUR life. Don't forget to use at least one stamp :)

For my layout, I chose a pic that was taken just a few months ago when I got together with my Mom, Aunt Lauretta, my cousin, Ellen and a dear family friend, Sue for lunch @ Red Lobster. We haven't seen Sue in years and it was so nice to visit and catch up! Girlfriend time is the BEST!

I started with this week's sketch over at Pencil Lines, and the little journaling block was a FREE printable from Ella Publishing. It was sorta like playing Mad Libs...ya know those lil books you'd buy and your friends would help you fill in the words to make a funny story? Do they even make them anymore? Yeah, I know I'm old LOL I HATE journaling in MY handwriting, but I just decided (this once) to go with it :)

Hope y'all find some time to play along at SSS...remember you have 2 weeks to enter and win a prize!

Have a great day :)
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