Sunday, June 26, 2011

ScrapbookSteals Crop Challenges

Scrapbooksteals recently had an online crop/chat and with each one they do, they issue challenges to be completed for prizes. Here are the challenges and my entries:

Challenge #1: Mid Week Mojo #48

Here's the sketch:

And here is my layout:

This layout contains one of my new favorite things...kraft paper! I seriously never used it before this week and since I created this layout, I've used it two more times. Can't get enough! I'd been looking for a cute way to scrap these two pictures and this sketch fit the bill. So cute!

Challenge #2: Number Recipe (1 die cut, 3 colors of spray mist, 5 patterned papers, 7 brads and 9 buttons)

Here's what I created:

This seriously has to be one of my favorite layouts ever. Not just because I'm thrilled with how it turned out, but I also LOVE all of the papers used. First and foremost, kraft. :) Then I used some papers from MME Stella and Rose's Hazel line and MME 29th Street Market. They're all right up my aqua, brown and pink color-scheme-of-the-moment alley.

Because they're hard to see, I'll tell you that for the three mists, I used these Glimmer Mist "flavors," Route 66, Granite and Vintage Pink. I didn't want to alter the colors of my papers very much, so I basically used "clear" colors plus some light pink. I'm happy with the effect.

Challenge #3: Summer Fun

For this challenge, a project had to be created using this picture as inspiration:

This is what I created:

I thought the color scheme of the card was very lemon-limey, which seems very summery to me.

Challenge #4: Gender Swap

For this challenge we were to create a layout using opposite gender collections/papers. For instance, if I was scrapping my girls, I'd use more masculine papers. If I was scrapping my nephews, I'd use more feminine papers. Unfortunately I did not have time to complete this challenge, but I plan on doing this in the future!

Challenge #5: Bonus Sketch!

This challenge was to create a layout using the following sketch, which was done by Melissa Dehne...

I combined challenges 2 and 5, so here is the layout again...

I flipped the sketch on it's side in order to use a horizontal picture. It turned out so cute (if I do say so myself). :)

I love being "challenged" so I can't wait for the next crop!


Saturday, June 25, 2011

And I'm BACK!

So I know I said I'd be back with layouts, but I just finished making a card that I'm extremely proud of. I've never claimed to be a cardmaker. Heck, I've never claimed to be a scrapbooker, either. I'm really good at faking it. :)

Anyway, I saw a card recently that inspired me and this is what I came up with:

This card contains my favorite colors of the moment: brown, aqua and pink. Luckily for me, MME Stella and Rose's Hazel line has a couple of those colors and kraft paper (which I'm OBSESSED with right now) goes really well with Hazel! Throw a little twine in the mix and you've got one of my FAVORITE cards that I've ever made. It's simple, it's pretty and it's for someone special. Triple bonus!

Next time I'll be back with layouts, PROMISE! :)

Let's Update This Thing!

Holy cow! It's been a LONG time since I've posted anything! Life sure is getting hectic, especially with school being out (weird to say that when my oldest only went to school two days a week, for 2.5 hours a day).

ANYWAY, I thought I'd start with some cards that I've made lately. I found a fun card sketch from the incredibly talented Kristy Lee at Scrapbooksteals and made a few cards based on it.

Here's the sketch:

And here are the cards I created:

(sorry for the blurry picture)

I recently made the discovery that 6x6 paper pads were the BEST INVENTION EVER!! They are perfect for card making, especially when you don't want to dive into a whole 12x12 sheet of paper to make a card. <3 it! For these cards I used Echo Park For The Record, MME Lime Twist - Happy Go Lucky and Imaginisce Enchanted. Second best invention ever...TWINE! I am in LOVE!

I had fun making all of these cards and I hope that the people who received them enjoyed them as well.

I'll show you a BUNCH of new layouts I've created next time! Until then...