Sunday, September 29, 2013

Latest Cards

I finally had some time this weekend to get several cards made. The first was a clean and simple style card for my step daughters birthday. Purple is her favorite color so I think she'll really like this.

And then I decided to make some Halloween cards but I can only reveal one today since the others are for DT challenges.

Thanks for stopping by! Hope everyone had a great weekend!

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Back to School

Here is a layout of my oldest granddaughter on her first day of first grade. She just loves school so much. And of course her younger sister had to be in one of the school day pictures. She really misses her big sister when she's at school.

This is also for the Scraplift a Member challenge over at Cookin' Up Creations. This month we used this cute page by Ina.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

History Class

I can remember not liking History class when I was in school. It seemed like you always had to remember dates and names.  Little did I know that history would be so much fun when it came to scrapping. Nowadays, history means aging, distressing and vintage to me.  Since Cookin' Up Creations month long theme is Back to School I came up with this layout for my History Class Challenge where I distressed everything on this page except for the background paper.

These photos were taken at the Grand Canyon. It was a rainy day with breaks of sun and it was so pretty watching the showers over the canyon. I was surprised how well these photos came out and you could actually see the showers. 

Monday, September 16, 2013

Shadow Box Card

I found this Shadow Box card in a newsletter from Cardmaker Magazine and just had to try it. I love how it folds flat yet has so much dimension when standing. This card is also for the Sunday Card Challenge over at Turtle Soup.

And this is the view looking down into the card.

And since my anniversary is later this week I decided to make my shadow box card as an anniversary card for my husband.  I think he'll really like it! 

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Wood Veneer Products

My wedding anniversary is this month and I thought it would be fun to dig out a photo to scrap from our honeymoon in Hawaii. We had such a wonderful time and took over 600 photos! I've slowly been scrapping them for the past 7 years. I won't be scrapping all of them, could you imagine the number of albums I would need? Anyway, this layout is for the What's New Wednesday challenge at Cookin' Up Creations. My challenge to everyone is to use some wood veneer products.

The butterfly and the flower and leaves are wood veneers from Prima that I inked. I've never colored them before but I really like how they turned out. The forever flag is from Little Yellow Bicycle and the papers are from Fancy Pants Parkbench collection.

Monday, September 9, 2013

Time to Dream

It's another Monday so that means we have a new sketch up at Turtle Soup. It's another awesome sketch by our very own Bev. She comes up with some of the best sketches! See if you agree:

Here's my take on the sketch.

I've had this photo of my granddaughter for a while now and thought it would be perfect for this sketch. I love how it turned out!

Come on on over to Turtle Soup and check out all the fun challenges we have going!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Using up some stash!

Well today I got to use up some stash! I hosted the Crash Your Stash challenge at Turtle Soup today. I was sitting in my scraproom looking around at all my stuff and finally decided I needed to use some of my stickles. I realized I haven't been using them lately, don't know why so I decided to break them out again. I took a big flower and covered it in stickles. I've had that flower forever and always thought it was kinda ugly so I decided to make it all sparkly. It looked better but I still had to cover most of it up with a title tag.

If you like challenges, why not come join us over at Turtle Soup. We have different challenges everyday and a fun themed week long mini challenge that starts on the 3rd Friday of every month.

Sunday, September 1, 2013

Choir Class

I got to start the month off with the first Back to School challenge over at Cookin Up Creations. I decided to go back to Music Class. I always loved singing in the choir! For this challenge I asked everyone to use anything musical on their layout. You can use photos, papers, stamps, embellishments or anything, as long as I can hear, er see, the music!
Here's what I came up with

On my layout, I chose to use a musical stamp and stamped directly onto the background paper. I also made the flower out of musical paper.

So please stop by Cookin' Up Creations and take a class with us as we all go Back to School!

Back To School

Well, it's that time of year again! Time to go back to school and over at Cookin' Up Creations, that's exactly what we're doing.  Join us all month long as we celebrate the children going Back to School, the clothes shopping, the school supply lists, the classes and even the lunch menus!! Everything related to going Back to School. Each day at Cookin' Up Creations the Challenge Team will post a challenge for you based on the Back to School theme. So make sure you check out what the Team has in store for you this month!