Friday, May 14, 2010

My first Guest Designer Post!

Pam from The Bug Bytes asked me to be a Guest Designer on her Blog . After I composed myself - what an honor that was! - I decided to get working on something for her and her readers! One of the carts of the month is Accent Essentials. As I was looking through the handbook I fell in love with two of the accents. For some reason, they just jumped out at me and I loved the whimsical look to them. So, here's what I did with them.

Anyway, on with my project for today. I used the Acent Essentials cart to put some whimsical designs on the background paper for this very simple layout of me with my daughter. This is one of my favorite photos of us together.

I started with three designs from the Accent Essentials cartridge. I chose Accent 19, Accent 20 and Accent 24. Here they are laid out on my G screen. I divided the designs into quarters on the mat and changed up the sizes of each one. I wanted them all to be different so no two are the same size. Accent 20 is made of two pieces. I decided that I wanted them to be welded together so I used an "I" from George to connect the bottom of the "heart".

I found four colors that went along with my photo and laid them out on the quarters of my mat.

After I put all of the designs down on my layout I realized that I should have gone back and taken some pics of the in between, but I had already glued them down. Sorry! To prepare the cutouts for the layout, I very lightly brushed a bit of color over them. I chose a coordinating plain piece of Bazzil Cardstock and placed the designs randomly around the cardstock.

Here are some closeups of the cutouts. I used Stickles (who doesn't love, love, love Stickles!!) to add a bit of bling on each design. I also used some gems I've had laying around forever for the center of the flowers.

One rule that I make myself adhere to with all of my layouts is that I try to use my own handwriting on each one. I dislike my own handwriting, but I think it is a very personal touch to add to each layout. I absolutely love looking at my Grandmother's handwriting and it brings back wonderful memories of her. I hope that my kids will look back at their scrapbooks and feel the same way with this little touch. :)

Here is the completed layout! I am very happy with how it turned out. Very simple and basic - just my style. :)
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Monday, May 3, 2010

Monochromatic Challenge

I absolutely love this layout I did of my Mother. There are various shades of teal with black and white. I am so happy with how it turned out!

First page -

Second page with hidden pics.

Second page with the hidden pics showing -

This is one of my favorite layouts ever! Thanks for looking and please let me know what you think!

Challenge #9 Take Shape

I used a large Circle on this layout of my dd.

NSD Challenge #10 May Day!

Use Flowers or Something Springy!

I used Prima Flowers on this layout. The pic isn't the best, sorry about that! The title says "Sweet Innocent Face"

The main pic lifts up to show hidden pics.

These 4 pics open to show my dd after she got into my lipstick :) The journaling says "Don't fall for it!"

Again, thanks for looking!

Challenge #3.

I was able to get a few more of the NSD challenges done today. Here they are :)

Challenge #3 - Think outside the Box

Think Outside the Box. Do something on your scrapbook page, card, or other item that you wouldn't normally do. Add something fun or crazy!!

I decided to use some stitching on this layout of my daughter compared to pics of me and my grandmother at the same ages. I love this layout.

Close up of the stitching. This was the first time I've ever used stitching on a layout.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge #5

Thankfully, Robyn over at MPS is giving us Sunday and Monday to complete the National Scrapbook Day Challenges that she hosted over on her blog on Saturday. I hope to get some more done tomorrow while the kiddos are at school.

Here's one I did this morning before our trip to Busch Gardens today. This was for Challenge #5 - Teacher Appreciation.

Ewe Rock! :)

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Saturday, May 1, 2010

My Pink Stamper Challenge #4

I Like You Least (or your least used Cricut Cartridge)

This one was a good one to go back and look at all of those carts I have and don't use anymore. I chose to use the Disney Mickey Mouse Font for the title of this very simple layout.

NSD My Pink Stamper Challenge #2

Getting Scrappy!

Boy, have I got some scraps. I actually just organized them into this file system during last week's episode of Lost. :) It makes them so much easier to use! If I want pink, I just got to the pink section! Gee, can't believe I hadn't thought of this before!

So, when I read Challenge #2 on My Pink Stamper today and read Getting Scrappy, I knew this one would be an easy one for me.

I created this little guy. I'll probably use him as a small gift tag for a gift.

Thanks for looking!!

It's National Scrapbooking Day!

I'm spending the day with Robyn over at My Pink Stamper. She is posting one challenge an hour! I know I won't be able to play along all day. But, I'll play as long as I can.

Her first challenge was to create a project with Mom in mind. I saw this Critter from the new PC Cartridge Create-A-Critter and I immediately thought of my mom. She passed away in November of 2008. She absolutely loved all things frog!

Her birthday was April 27th so I've been thinking of her alot. :) Happy Birthday, Mom!