Tuesday, January 01, 2013

A sketch for you...

Happy 2013!! I was asked to play along with Back Porch Memories this month and host a challenge. Of course I always navigate to my favorite challenge -- a sketch challenge!  Here you go, a newly created sketch just for you all to get a page done. :D

Come play along for a chance to win a great prize!  Make sure to check out Alissa and Rochelle's challenges for more chances to scrap and win! 

Thursday, November 08, 2012

It was time!

Hold the phone, people! I actually finished a layout...ya! I'm trying to get in some much needed creative time/therapy when I can. School and classes have taken up much of my time and will continue to do so, but I felt a dire need to touch to play with paper...lol I used a sketch from My Scraps and More's new sketch blog. Check it out! For now I will post my not-so great photo taken a few minutes ago with my phone since I don't have time or daylight to use the big daddy camera. I'll have to switch it out in the next couple of days. I used some new Doodlebug Halloween papers/stickers along with a bit of older Fancy Pants papers. Of course, I had to put my Silhouette Cameo to use cutting the spiderweb background, the circle, and the title tags. That machine makes scrapping so easy!

Monday, February 13, 2012

Back Porch Memories February Guest Designer

There is some serious dust in here, but I've managed to clean my way through to at least make this post. I knew going back to school was going to put a damper on my creativity, but I had no idea it would suffer this much...lol I was asked to be the guest designer for Back Porch Memories this month and eagerly obliged even though midterms are upon me and I should be cramming my brain with IT terminology. Oh, but I can't described how much I enjoyed playing with paper and forgetting about all that for a bit. I had the pleasure of working with the medley kit this month which includes American Crafts Chaps, October Afternoon Sasparilla, and Jillibean Soup Sweat & Sour line. I can say, too, that my Cameo got quite a workout. I can't say enough about this machine. I own the original Silhouette, but it doesn't even compare to the smooth cutting ability of this machine. It cuts like butta!

I used a wood grain background stamp on the kraft cardstock to give it a worn, western feel.

Thanks for taking a peek! Hopefully it won't be another year until I blog again...lol

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Cosmo Cricket's Wanna Get Published?

So with all the Cosmo Cricket I own, I figured I take a stab at this sketch contest. What the heck, you never know unless you try! :D

And here is my take on it using the bright and sunny Togetherness. We definitely could use some sunshine here in these parts...lol

I had fun using a Martha Stewart border punch and the fringed scissors for the bottom. I cut the clouds out of the one patterned paper and outlined it with some distress Stickles. I even decided to paint on the layout and add some paint drops...fun stuff!

On another note, I scrapped a layout of my son's Boy Scout Blue and Gold ceremony which he recently attended. I used the Basic Grey Oliver for Alissa's challenge at Back Porch Memories. While I don't think I put a dent in my BG stash, (especially since I just picked up the two new releases -- Hello Luscious & It's a Party) I did manage to use some and that's a good thing! ;^) Almost forgot to add that I used a terrific sketch by Jana Eubank that was actually featured in the My Mind's Eye newsletter.

That's it for now. I do have another layout that's just waiting for journaling for over a week....lol Have a happy, scrappy day!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Back at it!

Cheri and I are back to creating layouts with our manufacturing challenges...woo hoo! I need something to get me going. This time around Making Memories was up, so I dug deep and came up with an older line -- Funky Vintage Lizzie Collection. I figured I had bought tons and embellies to boot, so I had better get to using it. I swear some times when I go through my scrap room and start reorganizing and putting stuff away, I get a bit depressed. I mean I LOVE paper and all other supplies, but the fact that I have SOOOO much and know in my lifetime I will never use it all makes me depressed. Why is that? Okay...can't think of that now! LOL Here is the layout I made using a photo of my sweet niece Gabby that I doctored up with Paint the Moon actions. Love her stuff!!

I used lots of stuff on here as every time I looked there was something else I wanted to put on it. The word rub-ons are Cosmo Cricket and the bird cage rub-on is SEI. The bird/flowers piece and the tickets are House of 3 Silhouette print and cut designs. Love the new Martha Stewart border punch!

This blue flower base was created using the Fiskars Treading Water border punch as shown in Scrapbooks Etc.'s April edition. Loved how they showed you many ways to make homemade flowers!!

Next up is a layout that I finally took a photo of. I had started Project 12 and didn't actually finish it...gasp, I know right! I don't know why I have the hardest time sticking to a project and this one was EASY! I guess I could still go back and try to finish last years' photos with a monthly layout. TRY is the key word...lol

Created the flower using Tim Holtz's flower die -- TERRIFIC die for flower making.

And here are two House of 3 print and cut files for the Silhouette that I stapled together. They definitely have some great files. The little bird on the top is from Maya Road -- cute thing!

Well, that's it for now. I'm hoping to get back down in the scrap room some time this week. I was seriously jonesing to scrap and getting that in really helped with my attitude this week.
Wishing you all a happy scrappy week!

Saturday, January 29, 2011

So much time has passed...

but we won't go there...lol I haven't scrapped much since December when I finished up my last month designing for Back Porch Memories. I'm going to miss those kits! I finally pushed myself to scrap this past week and it took FOREVER to finish only two layouts. The mojo wasn't flowing at all...bummer! However, I finally did something with these photos of Collin sporting two different character costumes from Star Wars that he insisted on wearing back-to-back Halloweens. I had found this paper on a whim a while ago and bought it just for these photos. I found it hard to scrap with when it came down to it, but I gave it a go.

Whew, don't think I'll go with such a drastic themed paper again for a while...lol

Then I took part in a BPM monthly challenge that Michelle is hosting. The challenge is to use a title to a song for your layout. Well, when I heard this song just recently on the radio by Kid Rock (who just turned 40), I knew I had to scrap a layout using it. If you get a chance to listen to it, you must! The lyrics crack me up!

Used some new Martha Stewart punches on this layout...I couldn't resist them! LOL Promise I won't be gone for that long. I must keep scrapping -- if not for my sanity, then to use this stash I have spent a fortune on! :D

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Oh, Blogger

I have not forgotten about you! I swear! It's just your friend Facebook and it's friends Farmville and Baking Life have stolen my attention...lol I will promise to come visit you more and post my creations -- that's when I actually create and I have a bit lately. :D

I'm a bit behind on our manufacture challenge...what's new, but I did get one done. It called for American Crafts to be used and this is what I came up with -- my little nephew in his cute little costume from Halloween camping. I got the idea for the web in the corner from some body's blog, but for the life of me I can't remember. Whomever you are, (sorry I can't remember your name) thanks for the great idea!!

Here is one of the bags we made for Boo'ing some friends around the neighborhood. I bought the bags from Michaels and cut the felt at the top for Frankie's hair. Then I cut some circles for the eyes, and then we drew the mouth and stitches with Sharpie marker.

I watched a webisode of the awesome Heidi Swapp (on every Wednesday night) and she created a cool treat tower , so you just know I had to make one of my own. We have a Halloween party to go to on Friday night and I'm going to load it up with goodies to bring. I'm still not sure if I'm going to leave the pumpkin on top...hmmm You can create any type of treat tower if you think about it -- Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter...

And, lastly, I made this....

...using a file I purchased from Jessica Sprague's -- Hybrid Project Friday: 3
I gave this one to my sister, so now I need to finish mine quick as Halloween is almost over. I think that's about all for now. I must get crack-a-lackin' on my Christmas cards to swap with my favorite Okie gals. Peace out and I promise I won't be away again for so long! :D