Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Card share

World Card Making day was this pasted Saturday, Oct 1. I had a chance to get a card done for a challenge over at the Fawn Lawn blog. I made a Thank You card for a friend that is always driving us around. Please excuse the poorly lit photo.

Supplies: Cardstocks - Unknown, Ink - Memories Black ink, colors by Stampin' Up; Homemade Twinkling H2Os; Ribbon - Michaels; White pen - Inksentials

Thursday, August 18, 2011

Hot Pink Challenge

Here's another page done for the challenges Shimelle is hosting this week. To get the details and see a video of Shimelle's page check this blog post. From Shimelle's layout, I used the 7x7 square of paper and a little hot pink as my inspiration.

Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill; Pattern Paper, Thickers & Flair - American Crafts; Punch - Fiskars

Monday, August 15, 2011

Surprise...another challenge and layout.

Well, Shimelle said she had some surprises in store for us this week. She had a video and a challenge posted on her blog today. So I got my stuff back out and made another layout. Check this blog post for the video and to see the details of the challenge.

I stuck really close to the design of her layout. I had both versions of the Adore Bingo card from Jenni Bowlin. I decided to use the lighter version on a black cardstock base. Instead of paint, which would be to messy to use in bed, I used yellow cardstock.

Supplies: Black Cardstock - unknown; Yellow Paper - American Crafts;
Adore Bingo Card - Jenni Bowlin;
Butterfly Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts;
Small letter Stickers - Making Memories; Staples - Tim Holtz

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Sketch of the Week with Shimelle

This is the last layout of my crafty weekend.

I have made:
One 6x12 photo-less layout that adds to a story.
Four 8.5x11 single page layouts
Seven 12x12 single page layouts
And One 12x12 double page layout
That's a lot of scrapping.

Making these layouts made me realize that I work better with a set of plans in front of me. Having Shimelle issue challenges, gave me a clear set of goals to complete. I need to right down some similar challenges to take with me to my monthly crop. I seem to have trouble doing layouts there.

And I enjoy working with a limited set of supplies. Most of the layouts I completed used supplies from American Crafts. The most used supplies were from 2 different older collections, Moda Bella and Everyday. I chose those 2 collections, because I had the complete set of supplies to work with. And I love the colors. I worked with heritage, special occasions. and everyday photos with the same papers and embellishments. And all the layouts worked.

Now here's the last layout I completed. It's for Shimelle's sketch of the week. See this post to get the sketch and join along. I followed the sketch pretty close. I just had to replace the smaller photos with a strip of pattern paper.

Supplies:Graph Paper - Scenic Route; Cardstock, Pattern Paper, Details Stickers, & Thickers - American Crafts; Small Letter Stickers - Making Memories; Circle Punch - Martha Stewart Crafts;

The Signature Accent Challenge

This challenge was to create a page with a product or technique that you use often. To learn more about the challenge, visit this blog post.

As soon as I saw this challenge, I knew what I would do. It's something I use quite often. I have used it a few times this crafty weekend. My go-to technique is using pattern paper in a block with a photo and ribbon. I use this technique, most often, when I only have a single photo from an event. All the layouts I did this weekend featured a vertical photo. But I use it with horizontal photos, too. With horizontal photos, I usually substitute accordion folded paper strips for the ribbon.
Supplies: Cardstock, Pattern Paper, & Thickers - American Crafts; Ribbon - Lil' Davis Designs;
Staples - Tim Holtz

Since I don't store my layouts in chronological order, the layouts that are similar in design are almost never beside each other in my albums. And while, I use this technique often, people looking at my albums never notice, because there are so many other pages in there.

The Half Page Challenge

I think this challenge has been the easiest for me. If you'd like to join in on this challenge, just visit this blog post for all the info.

Having lots of white space is something I do a lot when scrapbooking. Just looking back at the rest of the layouts I've done this weekend. You can see I like lots of open space.

Supplies: Cardstock - Bazzill; Pattern Paper (including the Pink) & Thickers - American Crafts; Border Bunch - Martha Stewart

Just a small note about this layout. It doesn't have a date or place on it. But I have another single page from this same trip. It has more journaling and info. So I plan on adding this layout to the facing page.

3 is a Magic Number Challenge.

I may have taken this challenge too far. I have a bunch of threes on this layout. If you'd like to join along, check this post for all the details.

Last October, my husband and I went to see "Rocky Horror Picture Show" that featured audience participation. It was fun. And it makes me want to go to see it again. But this time, I want to find a showing that features actors acting it out along side of the movie. Seeing this movie in a theater was actually something I had wanted to do for years. So, it was nice to cross it off my bucket list.

I have 3 groupings of 3 flowers on this one. I tried going with just 1 grouping, but it didn't seem to work. My photos had some blank spaces that needed filling. And speaking of photos, I used 3 of those.

Supplies; Cardstock - Bazzill; Black Flocked paper - unknown; Black & White flowers - Making Memories; Red Flowers (Originally White) - Prima; Spray Mist - Maya Road; Thickers and Black center brads - American Crafts; Ribbon - Michaels

I made this layout a little over the top. (Well, it is for me) But I think it's fitting, given the movie's plot line.