Sunday, August 30, 2009

Sketch-A-Day Layouts

Here's a few more SAD layouts that I forgot to share. This first layout is of my sweet little Lulu using the Junebug papers from Basic Grey - this is by far one of my favorite collections by Basic Grey.

This next layout is of my 19 yr. old son who was dressed up because he had a job interview with Walmart that day - can't you just see the excitement on his face. lol. I'm glad to report that he actually got the job! He's not very excited about working but his dad and I are. lol. BTW, I used Junebug papers on this layout too.

And last but no least, this is a layout of my other son Tommy, who just turned a big 10 years old this year! I used Scenic Route's Cape Town collection and my old sizzix dies to create this layout.

Thanks for looking and I hope you all enjoy what's left of your weekend!

Monday, August 24, 2009

New Challenge Over @ UYS

This week Kimmie and Corey have challenged the DT to create a project using a matted photo or embellishment and chipboard title. As usual, I waited until the last minute and came up with this quick layout of Lulu - who, by the way just turned 5 this past Sunday! Happy Birthday my sweet girl! It took me less than 30 minutes to put this layout together and I really like how it turned out - or maybe it's just these fun Junebug papers by Basic Grey. Either way, I love it!

If you would like to participate in this weeks challenge all you have to do is create a layout of any size/card or altered art and link it HERE.

Thanks for looking and I hope you all have a scrap happy Monday!

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

UYS Paper Piece Challenge

This week the girls over at the Use Your Stash blog has challenged the team to paper piece our own design. And this is what I came up with. I'm not quite sure what I was going for at the time but I'm pretty happy with the results. I just think that pop of red is so cheerful!

If you would like to participate in this weeks challenge all you have to do is create a paper piece project - card, layout of any size or altered art and link it HERE.
Thanks for looking and hope you have a scrap happy day!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Use Your Colored Pencils!

This week over at the Use Your Stash blog, Kimmie and Corey have challenged us to use our colored pencils. It had been a while since I pulled mine out so I was a little excited about this one.
Here's what I came up with. I used my Prisma pencils with a little baby oil to color in my image. I also used chalk for the sky and grass - I think I might have went a little overboard with the chalk. LOL. Anywhooo. If you would like to join us in this weeks challenge, all you have to do is get out those pencils and CREATE! When you're all done, you can link your creations up HERE.

Deets: Cardstock: Stampin' Up. Pattern Paper: Basic Grey's Offbeat collection. Stamp: Craft Lounge's Pat the Dog. Buttons: Autumn Leaves. Other supplies used: Spellbinder's Labels 2 dies and Stampin' Up chalk.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009

UYS Recipe Challenge

There's a new recipe challenge posted over at the Use Your Stash blog. Kimmie and Corey have challenged us to use a frame of any kind, ink and brads. Now I'm challenging you to do the same. It can be a layout of any size, card or altered art - the choice is yours. So get those supplies out and join us in this weeks challenge. You can link us up HERE.

Here's a layout the I created using the new Junebug collection from Basic Grey.
Deets: Cardstock: The Paper Co. Pattern Paper: Basic Grey's Junebug collection. Brads: Making Memories. Buttons: Jesse James. Other supplies used: Sizzix jelly frame and shadow letters dies, Quickutz labels die, EK Success heart punch and Fiskars apron lace border punch.

Saturday, August 1, 2009

Home Sweet Home meets Basic Grey

When I was still in junior high school, my mom and aunt ran a craft shop called, Needles and Crafts. It was a little hole in the wall craft store that specialized in cross stitch and embroidery. It was not unusual for them to work on a piece for weeks at a time. I on the other hand, had very little tolerance for sitting still long enough to finish a piece. What can I say, I was a teenager and all I had on my mind guessed it, BOYS! After I got married and moved into my first house, my Christmas gifts consisted of cross stitch pieces that they had lovingly worked on for days and weeks at a time. Some of my favorites are the samplers featuring my new last name and the year I was married.

So Mom and Auntie Faye, if you read my blog, this is for you! Although mine didn't take me days or weeks to complete I'm still pretty damn satisfied with it.

Deets: Pattern Paper: Making Memories and Basic Grey's Urban Prairie collection. Other products used: Quickutz, Fiskars Scallop border punch and Spellbinders oval nestabilitie. The little crocheted flower can be found HERE.

TFL and I hope you all enjoying your weekend!