Wednesday, April 27, 2011

March Project 12

So far I have been keeping up with the Project 12 layouts. Here is this month's sketch by Becky Fleck.

Saturday, April 23, 2011


The Sweet Peach Crop Shop Anniversary Challenge #3 is this sketch by Liz Chidester.
I used a photo taken at the Columbus Zoo a couple weeks ago.

Thursday, April 21, 2011


I'm working on some more challenges today. Scrapbook Daisies is having a blog hop and challenge to lift one of the design team members. I chose to lift this layout by Seppa Gubler. As soon as I saw the layout, I knew exactly what photo to use for it. It just happened to match one of my newer acquisitions...the Crate Portrait Collection.

I also combined this challenge with the paint challenges at Sweet Peach Crop Shop and Scrapbook Express.

Love 2 Travel

I dug deep in my stash of kits yesterday and found this Pink Paislee from a couple of years ago. It seemed to work perfect for this photo with the pink t-shirts. I used a sketch by Liz Chidester for anniversary sketch challenge #2 at Sweet Peach Crop Shop blog. I combined this with the challenge at The Paper Variety to use a number on your project and the weekly challenge at Scrapbook Express to use paint on your layout (when's the last time you pulled out some paint?).

Monday, April 18, 2011

This is the sketch for the April Sketch Challenge on My Mind's Eye blog.

The theme this month is "April Showers". While my photos weren't taken in April, you can see the dark clouds and umbrellas some people are carrying. I used papers from the new Stella and Rose Collection, Fine and Dandy buttons, Lush blue rhinestones, and a Lost and Found brad. Of course, the edges needed a little ink and stitching to finish off the layout.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Crate Paper April Sketch

Here is the sketch for this month's challenge at Crate Paper blog.

I'm getting tired of the winter themed papers for my snow photos, so was looking for something else to use. I thought these papers from the Restoration line picked up the colors in my hat and coat. I cut out a few of the doilies from my new Core'dinations Basic Grey Collection and sanded and inked them. I also tried a new technique of paint was kind of fun.

April Scrapdango Spice Kit Cards

After I finished with my layouts made with the April Spice kit at Scrapdango, I used my scraps to make these cards.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Scrapdango April Spice Kit

The April Spice kit at Scrapdango features Cosmo Cricket Social Club. I had a great time working with this kit...I loved the colors in the papers.

Here are the layouts I made with the kit.

Stay tuned for a post with the cards I made from the kit with my scraps.

Friday, April 15, 2011

My Core’dinations Creative Frenzy

I’ve been working on some projects with Core’dinations cardstock. I have had some of the Core Impressions for a while now (plus I just received one of the new Basic Grey Collections), but haven’t used them much. Guess I’m worried I will use them up and they’ll be gone? I know it doesn’t make sense, but I’m pretty sure a lot of you know the feeling.

My first project is Continental Divide with a photo from our recent trip to Breckenridge, Colorado. This layout features papers from the Core Essentials, Chocolate Box (I love seeing the color core when you tear this paper), and Gemstones Collections (if you haven’t seen this pretty shiny paper before you must find some…it’s beautiful). The snowflakes were die cut or punched and embossed with a snowflake embossing folder. I decided to add in a couple corrugated cardboard snowflakes for some extra added dimension. As a finishing touch, I added a little machine sewing.

The next layout is of my sweet Hailey using papers from the Jenni Bowlin Vintage Brights Collection. I love that these papers are already embossed and just waiting for a big piece of sandpaper.

This card may be my favorite of the three projects. I scored a piece of paper from the Black Magic Collection then sanded along the scored lines and edges. The punched heart is from the same paper with the edges sanded so you can see the pink core.
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