Saturday, May 29, 2010

MAY ATC Swap Results!

40 Day Challenge Results for Cyndi - Still coming in

Here are some more of Cyndi's pages:
Beautiful Job Cyndi!  I'm lovin' em!


Here's our new challenge!

Make homemade embellishments:

1 journal block
1 tag
1 flower cluster (spray) (grouping of 3 flowers or more)
1 title bar
Each piece should be dimensional and a work of art!

Our little group is going to make 4 of each so that we can swap them with each other.  Can't wait to get started.  I will be posting our challenge results at the end of June, so stay tuned.  The homemade embellishments are due the last friday in June.  Join us and lets see what you come up with too, just leave a comment under this post with your blog address so we can find ya.   Have fun!!

Thursday, May 20, 2010

An art journal page

Just having fun in my art journal!  I was totally missing playing in my art journal while I was doing the last challenge. I picked up some silver mechanics tape (?) at our local home building store (Menards) and wanted to play with it.  I stamped on it with staz-on.


There were times that I didn't think I would finish this challenge.  And yet I thoroughly enjoyed myself while I was making the layouts.  I was stumped a few times and had to wait for the inspiration to hit me, when I finally did I went with it.   I now have two completely full albums of some really fun pages.  I'M SO TOTALLY LOVING THEM!

Now, onto another challenge, ideas are brewing!   Thanks for coming by.

Ruth's Pages

My Final Pages - 40 Day Scrapbooking Challenge

Cyndi's Pages for the Scrapbooking Challenge

AND HERE IT IS! Day 40 Scrapbook Challenge DIMENSIONALS (ALL DONE!)

Sunday, May 16, 2010

A Video Review of Layouts 21-30

Video of Challenge #39 - Bling/Sparkle

Day 39 40 Day Scrapbooking Challenge BLING/SPARKLE

I went back and altered this side of the layout just a little bit more, the straight edges on the photo bothered me so I cut them a little more and then I added the word stickers on the top left and I put a flower sticker in the center of the chipboard flower.  Now I'm done with it.

Day 38 40 Day Challenge STICKERS

Day 37 40 Day Challenge SCRIPTURE VERSES

Day 36 40 Day Challenge WINDOWS

Day 35 40 Day Scrapbooking Challenge STICKLES

Friday, May 14, 2010

Check out Lisha's Challenge Results - Just click on her blog link below.

Lisha has done a wonderful job with the 40 Day Scrapbooking Challenge and her results can be seen on her blog or her youtube channel fasloan.  Thanks for coming by

Tuesday, May 11, 2010


Well, I have 30 layouts done, only 10 more layouts to go!!!  I think these will be the hardest.  Now that the deadline is only 11 days away, I'm beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel!  Hurray!

Day 30 40 Day Challenge POWDER EMBOSSING

I used Distress embossing powder on the edges of these pages to make them appear "old".

Thursday, May 6, 2010

Day 25 40 Day Challenge WEAVING

I cut some strips of decorative paper and wove them together to make this fun background for the black die cuts.  I like how these pages turned out.  I never tried weaving like this before.

Ruth's Challenge Pics - In Video form


40 Day 24 Challenge LIQUID GLASS (glassy accents)

On these pages I used Jillibean for the base and Bella Blvd "Camped Out" for the cut out sentiments.  I liquid glassed the owls that were printed on the page and then I did the same to all the sentiments.  I liquid glassed the letters in "makin tracks".  I think I will go back and liquid glass the leaves on the trees too.

Day 23 40 Day Challenge CHIPBOARD

I started with the two photos, then went through my stash of chipboard and papers and came up with this layout.  I also used my cricut, sesame street font cart.  To color the plain chipboard pieces I colored them red with a copic marker then liquid glassed them. 

Some of the sketches really stump me, but once I get going the creative juices begin to flow.  I get inspired when I go through my stashes and think about what I want to use up.  Things that I've had forever it seems, jump out at me and say "use me"!  It's been fun!

Monday, May 3, 2010

Day 22 40 Day Challenge COLLAGE

Collage is my absolute favorite so this layout took me a little longer than usual and now I'm a day behind.  I'll try to get caught up again real soon.   Wednesday night is scrapbooking night with my friends here at my house, so I'll work to catch up then.  Anyway thanks for coming by.  SYS!

Saturday, May 1, 2010


Day 21 40 Day Challenge DRY EMBOSS

I used my Scrap Boss by Fiskars for these pages, I haven't used that in a long time.  I really like how it turned out.  I used Basic Grey's Capella papers for this lo.  After I dry embossed the edges I sanded them a little to bring out the white core of this CTMH card stock.  TFCB!  (thanks for coming by)

Day 20 (HALF WAY THERE!!!) 40 Day Challenge HOMEMADE FLOWERS

With the myriads of choices for homemade flowers I chose to do some "lollipop" flowers.  I made them out of packaging paper.  I sprayed 4 different colors of glimmer mist on them to make them shine!  The second flower is made from silk paper, foam and cardboard with a star brad in the center.  I think they would look more like flowers had I drawn a stem with leaves.  (

Cyndi's Challenge Pages

I was able to get some pics of Cyndi's pages that she has finished so far.  Well done Cyndi, I like what I see!  Thanks for sharing Cyn!

Home Decor - Made by Julie

Julie made this fun little canvas from scrapbooking materials.  I liked it so much I had to share it with you.  What do you think of it?  Isn't it adorable?