Saturday, May 28, 2011

A Princess Mini-Album

I made this cute little book for my little niece Seana.  I used Paper Doll Dress Up,  and George and Basic Shapes, on my Gypsy to create this fun little character book. 

Challenge 33: Make a page featuring your favorite movie quote

Take your favorite movie line and design a layout around using it.  Have fun! 

(Use your favorite book quote if you don't have a favorite movie line.)

Here's my finished challenge #32

This challenge was just that, challenging.  I've never used the banners or pennants yet on a page and nothing was coming to mind for this creation.  Until, this morning, I woke up, went to get the laundry moving and an idea finally came to me.  Pfeww!  That was a relief, and I really like how it turned out.  I used the Cricut for most of the page.  The Pennants are from "Country Life" and the owls are from "Straight from the Nest".  The banner is from "Black Letter".    I had the banner in my Gypsy for some time and when I searched for the cartridge used nothing came up, so I have no idea which cartridge it was from.  Oh well.  I used DCWV's Green Stack for the paper and the plain colored cardstock is from Close To My Heart.  I love those "GOOGLY" eyes!


Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Our Challenges so far!

.1)  3 - 3 - 3
2)  Doodling by Hand (use of stencil is ok)
3)  Paint the Edge painting - acrylic paints
4)  Cluster embellishments
5)  Chalkboard Technique (White ink on black) paper)
6)  Stripes and Dots
7)  Product challenge - use as many products on one layout that you can.  (ie: punches, rub-ons, stickers, die cuts, ribbon, buttons, etc)
8)  Retiform/Grid Technique
9) Instead of SB embelly’s use Sewing notions
10)  Stamped borders
11)  3, 5, or 7 different Chipboard frames 
13)  Flourishes galore!
14)  Creative punching <>

15)  Something Old and Something New
16)  Envelopes
17)  Use photo corners
18)  Make a Triangle ( Self Portrait Pics
19)  Journaling Strips
20)  A title with all different letters used
21) Use a song lyric in your layout
22)  Masks
23)  Put a “mini” on your page.
24)  Zentangle on a page
25)  white on white
26) A whole collection of paper on one layout
27) List Journal 
28) Do a page of your neighborhood
29) boy/girl page
30) ripped up and grungy
31)  copy a scrap booking idea out of a book or magazine
32) banners or pennants  
33)  favorite movie quote
34) Decorative edge scissors
35) metallics
36) florals and stripes
37) 5-3-1
38) anything goes
39) Document your daily life
40) Swirls
41) wrap photos with string, ribbon and tags
42)make your own patterned paper

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

FINISHED Challenge #31

I finished my page for challenge #31.  I took my inspiration from this book: 
I played with making photo mosaics.  It looks much better in person, but I tried to capture the detail in the photos below.  The first photo is the page I took the idea from and then my finished page with some detail photos.  I used the Cricut "Walk in My Garden" cartridge for the watering cans, which I love how they turned out. 

Sunday, May 15, 2011

CHALLENGE 31: copy a scrap-booking idea out of a book or magazine and share both

Ok, so for this challenge, I'm thinking it would be fun to copy an idea or a layout out of some scrapbooking resource.  A magazine, a book from the library, or maybe something from the internet.  Try a new technique or something.  Just have fun!  Please share your resource with us. 

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

My Baby Just Graduated!

My 22 year old just graduated and now officially serves in the U.S. Army as a Cavalry Scout.  We're so proud of him.  AND he's given me alot to scrapbook!  Way to go Tommy!!!

So handsome!

From Left to Right:  Dad, Grandma, Cousins Christine & Lily, Tom and Me

Great Page Nancy at The Nickel Nook!!

Nancy I love everything about this page.  You've outdone yourself, again!!!  I'll post another challenge this Sunday, since I was driving in the car all day last Sunday.

Click here to see her page

Monday, May 2, 2011

Here's my challeng page for Ripped and Grunged!

I know, this was pretty fast for me.  But, I'm going out of town tomorrow and thought I'd better do it right away.  Enjoy the Springtime y'all!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

A Mother's Day Card!

I made this card using my cricut and the "Bloom" cartridge.  The words "Happy Mother's Day" were from a different cartridge (ooops, I can't remember which one)  I just did a search on my Gypsy and chose one of those that popped up.

CHALLENGES ARE BACK!!! Challenge #30 Ripped Up & Grungy

Make any size scrapbook page that includes a ripped up and grungy look.    Post your finished project on your blog and share it with us in the comments below.  Have fun!