Tuesday, May 31, 2011

The Scrappiest

Talk about in the nick of time! I just have finished this layout for the latest challenge at The Scrappiest. I had the perfect photos for it, too!

Here is what I made...my favorite part (other than the adorable photos) is how I was able to make my border curvy. I love the effect it has! I stamped the flourish border around the edges, did a lot of misting and inking, and finished it off with a few buttons, ribbon & stitching.

Thanks for looking!

Monday, May 30, 2011

Silly Slicker

Happy Memorial Day! I have a page to share with you. This is my little "Silly Slicker." When Paige was teething, she constantly had her fingers in her mouth, gnawing away on them. Her hands would be wet with slobber, and she'd touch the top of her head and slide her hands down her forehead. Her hair would be wet and it would be stuck to her head...so we'd always say how her hair was "slicked" down.

I've been in a "banner" mood lately...I love the look of them, streaming across the top of pages! You can't really see the "silly" part of the title unless you enlarge the photo...it's very subtle. I did a little stitching as well.

I love lollipop flowers! They're so easy to make.

A new reveal from ScrapFIT will be up on Wednesday! Yay! Stay tuned...

Friday, May 27, 2011

Scrapbookers Anonymous Challenge

I finally got to take part in the Scrapbookers Anonymous blog challenge! I always seem to run out of time and miss so many challenges. This one was so good...you were to use stamps to create patterned paper, and then use three more stamps somewhere on your page.

I created the pattern on the yellow piece of paper at the bottom. The date box, the text & flourish at the top, and the "Hello Darling" are all stamped. The flowers with the buttons in the center are also stamps. I don't use my stamps as often as I should...so this was a GREAT way to force me to use them!

Reese was playing on her bed one day, and I followed her in there with the camera. She tried to hide from me and gave me looks, like "Seriously, mom? Again with the camera?" I have to admit, I am always taking her picture. I can't help it!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Paper Thrills Challenge #11

The next challenge at Paper Thrills is up...and it's a cute sketch! Here is what I made for the DT. Be sure to head on over and check out the other layouts!

I started off by misting a large circle and then stitching another one around it. I loved the salmon color of Paige's outfit, so I used some papers from and old DCWV stack...Whimsy. I always used to think I had to use birthday papers for birthday photos...that is so not the case!

I embossed a few chipboard flowers with my Cuttlebug and then inked them.

Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

This face & Almost 1

Here are few "Paige" pages I'd like to share today. I used a new stack of papers from DCWV...The Playground Stack...for "This Face." All the papers are paper bag colored with muted colors...love them! The really make the photos stand out. I used a scalloped border punch, and even broke out my old deco scissors! You never know what you may pull out of your stash...haha!

These pictures are of my silly Paige last year. We always used this hook-on chair at restaurants, and she was being so funny here! I think she looks like she's had too much to drink...haha!

I don't sew by machine...AT ALL...but I wanted that "look" of machine stitching. I got creative and drew circles, and then just punched holes around them using a thumb tack. Up close you can tell, but when looking at it in an album, it looks real!

Talk about different styles of scrapping! If you browse through my pages, they are all so different...this one here doesn't even resemble my usual style. These are some of Paige's 11-month photos, and I wanted a soft & sweet page without a lot of crazy misting and randomness. I had seen this pleated paper idea before and wanted to give it a try. I love how it turned out!

Thanks for looking! I've got a few DT reveals coming up, so I've been working on those layouts. See you soon and happy scrappin'!

Monday, May 23, 2011

I won the Page Maps Contest!!

I was half asleep just a few minutes ago, checking my scrappy blogs, and I noticed that the winner had been chosen for the Page Maps contest. I literally said out loud, "Well, don't get your hopes up...you know you didn't win." And then I clicked on the page and saw my Mama's Little Flasher layout!!! I WON!!! I can't believe it!! I get a $35 to A Cherry on Top...my FAVORITE online scrappy store!! WOO HOO!!! That totally just made my day!!

Go HERE to see the post!! Yay, me!! Thank you, Becky Fleck, for creating such awesome sketches & having these contests!

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Cabin Fever

These are some pictures of Reese last January...it was a freezing cold day and she wanted to go outside and play so bad! She was running rampant all through the house, finding random things to do. She had a serious case of Cabin Fever!

I went mist crazy with this one! I am not usually one to use random papers, but I liked the different colors of all of these, sort of coming together unexpectedly (if that makes sense!). I liked the random arrows...they fit perfectly, since she was all over the place on this day! The crossword puzzle papers reminded me of being stuck inside, sitting, with nothing else to do.

I doodled a lot in different places, and I used a few rub-ons that I found in the dollar section at Michaels! I've discovered some really cheap scrappy treasures in that area :)

Thanks for looking! I'm working on a few DT projects that I can share later :) Have a great weekend!

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Wednesday, May 18, 2011

A few layouts to share :)

Here are a few "just because" layouts. These are pictures from December 2009...I completely overlooked them while I was scrapping that month. I think I was saving them for last because I loved them so much!

This one came pretty fast for me. I used the Lime Rickey papers from Basic Grey. Once I had my papers picked out, the rest just fell into place.

Paper flowers are so fun to make! Who would've thought scrunched up paper could make such a cool embellishment?

Here is another page of Paige and me. These papers are from an old summer stack from DCWV. I love the navy blue mixed with yellow & pink. I have always called Paige "Pippy" or "Pip" so that is where the title comes from :)

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Page Maps Contest

I saw this lovely sketch over at Page Maps, and saw the prize for this contest is a $35 gift certificate to A Cherry on Top! That is my favorite online scrappy store...although I haven't ordered anything from there in ages! Scrapping on a budget doesn't allow for many online shopping excursions these days. So I figured I'd have a go and possibly have the chance to win!

Here is the sketch:

Here is what I made...my little Flasher...haha! I used papers & embellishments from Echo Park's Springtime line.

Thanks for looking!

ScrapFIT #44 Reveal!

The newest Workout at ScrapFIT is all about the boys! The challenge is to create a layout, card or other project focusing on a man...a husband, a son, a father, a celebrity...any man at all. Make your project as manly & rugged as possible!

Here is mine...be sure to visit the blog and check out what the other DT members created!

We have 2 awesome sponsors this month!

Scrapbook Circle

Chelle's Creations

Dont forget about Workout #43 - Only You!
You have until May 31st to up load your layout for both Workout 43 & 44 to each Mr. Linky on the ScrapFIT blog!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays GDT

I really liked the sketch for this month's Guest Design Team at Sketchy Thursdays. I wanted to scrap these cute pictures of Paige's crazy hair...it was all over the place on this day :)

For this challenge, we were to follow the sketch, but also be inspired by this beautiful tea cup picture. I loved the blue & coral colors, so I based my color scheme on that.

Here is what we were given:

And here is what I made. I misted the white paper with some Smooch, and used papers from my old Whimsy stack from DCWV. I love these soft colors! I added some buttons & floss, and created a lollipop flower.

I love these easy-to-make flowers!

Here is one more page to share...it's a close-up of Paige on her 11-month birthday :)

Thanks for looking! Have a great day!

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Paper Thrills Challenge #9

The latest challenge at Paper Thrills is up! I have never been one to follow color palettes...I usually let the colors in my pictures dictate what colors I use. This challenge follows a color scheme that I most likely would never use. Of course, I wound up LOVING the results!!

Here is the color palette:

Here is what I made. I got this magnificent idea for a messy circle background from a Lesley Langdon video on the Shimmerz blog. I knew right away that I wanted to attempt it, and I'm SO glad I did! All you need is some spritz and a cup. You should definitely check out all the ideas you can do with liquid color!

I did a lot of paper tearing, stamping, spritzing and dripping...what a unique background!

I had so much fun creating this...go check out the challenge! Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays 5.5

I'm so happy that I got to do a Sketchy Thursdays challenge this week! I have been busy lately, so it has been a while. I loved the circles on this one...and I knew right away which pictures I wanted to use. Whenever I do a photoshoot with my girls, I take TONS of pictures, and so many of them wind up being cute! I can't just pick one or two, so I used seven on this one! They were all just too cute to pass up :)

Here is the sketch:

And here is what I made. I flipped it, and I loved the way it turned out! It's my little Paige practicing using her spoon. Of course, she just wanted to play with, chew on it, throw it around...everything but eat with it. But it was still adorable! I misted around some punched circles to create the background...so easy and fast!

Thanks for looking! I have some design team layouts to reveal in a few days :)

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Sassy Lil' Sketches 5.7 Reveal!

It's May 7th, which means it's time for another fabulous sketch at Sassy Lil' Sketches!! I had fun with this one. I used lots of Smooch (a really cool type of mist) and did lots of stitching. This is my little girl, Reese, who decided to lay herself down in the hallway of our house, cover herself up with her bear jacket and go right to sleep. I grabbed the camera, of course :)

Be sure to head on over to the blog to see what the other awesome design team members created! Everyone's layouts are so different...that's why I love scrapbooking :)

Here is this week's sketch:

And here is my layout...

This month's prize sponsors are awesome!!

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Layouts must be uploaded up at the Sassy blog by June 5th, 11:59 P.M. EST to be eligible for the May random prize drawing*.

Specific rules for both Sassy Lil' Sketches site can be found on our Sassy Lil' Sketches "Rules" page.

*The paper prize is available to U.S. residents only

The digital prize is open to both U.S. and international residents.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Painting a Background

I finished a layout of Paige playing with her Christmas toys from last year. I've been inspired by rainbows lately, and I decided to create a bright rainbow background for this page. The rainbow stacker toy made the decision for me...instant rainbow background! I love how the bold colors really pop off the black paper. I just dripped some craft paint on the paper and smudged it with my finger. So easy!

I punched 2-inch circles and painted them to match, added some stitching and some punched butterflies, and that's it! Quick & simple.

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, May 1, 2011

ScrapFIT #43 - Only You

How can it be May 1st already? Wow...this year is zooming right along! It's time for another fabulous workout at ScrapFIT! This is #43 and it's a title challenge. You must create a layout, card or project using "ONLY YOU" as your title. Be sure to include journaling to explain why this title fits your photos.

Here is what I came up with. This is a close-up of my sweet Paige, sucking her thumb. She's now almost 27 months old and she still loves her thumb! I just loved this picture because of her cute little lips and nose...all of her facial features are just so precious! I love watching her sleep.

Check out these fantastic prizes!!

The first prize comes from Scrapbook Circle.

Scrapbook Circle is a monthly kit club that has been creating kits for almost 5 years and loves getting to share these kits each month. We offer a 2+ month subscription which means that you only commit to receiving two kits and then you can go month to month and quit at any time.

We combine multiple manufactures each month for a unique kit that you won't find anywhere else. We also include a Scrapbook Circle custom printable page that coordinates with each monthly kit.

Our May Kit, Grandma's Attic, is filled with brand new products we ordered at CHA and we are excited to share it with you.
This month is Scrapboook Circle's 5th Anniversary and they are also offering an Anniversary Kit with a huge discount to any of their subscribers.

Be sure to visit the Scrapbook Circle Idea Page and Blog for daily inspiration. You can also join us on Facebook where we do kit giveaways and you can follow us on Twitter too.

Our very first digi sponsor is from Chelle's Creations. How awesome is this?!

Chelle's Creations is our very first DIGI Sponsor!!! I am so excited to offer all our digi scrappers an opportunity to play along for a great prize - a $7.00 gift certificate to Chelle's Creations! This will easily get you one great kit of your choice from her store!

Be sure to link up your layout to our Mr. Linky below by May 31st on the ScrapFIT blog. Winner will be announced on June 1st.

Happy Scrappin'!!