27 April 2011

Inspired by Five ..... (April 17 - 23)

Better late than never!  :-)

In no particular order, here are some projects that really popped out at me this week:

1.  Clean and Simple Thanks card by Leisa at Big Red Scraps
2.  Level 1 Layouts by Christine at Create with Christine
3.  Sympathy Card by Lisa at Lisa's Creative Corner
4.  Happy Birthday card by Ruth at Stamp Off, Eh!
5.  Celebrate card by Vicki at Wizard's Hangout.

Have a fabulous day!

13 April 2011

Inspired by Five ..... (April 3 - 10)

Better late than never ....   :-)

1.  April Showers Bring May Flowers Card at Lisa's Creative Corner
2.  Card Set with Box by Vicki at Wizard's Hangout
3.  Baby Steps card by Judy at Just Judy Designs
4.  Vintage Sympathy Butterflies by Julie at Paper Pleasing Ideas
5.  Friendship Card by Andrea at Sunny Stampin'

04 April 2011

March Challenge Winner!

The person who won the March Challenge for the stamp of the month set, Sensational Seasons, is Kathy!

Congratulations, Kathy!  Drop me a line or FB me on a convenient time to get it to you.  :-)

03 April 2011

The Groom

Here is the layout I did for the March Challenge that I  posted HERE.   The first picture is the sketch I chose from the ones listed on PageMaps and the second is the layout I did.  I turned the sketch 90 degrees right to better accomodate the photo.

I don't really care for the end result - it's not what I had envisioned when I started this layout.  It's done, though, and it's time to move on.  LOL!

My photomerge in Photoshop Elements blended the layout funky so I just took a picture of the layout in the end so it's not the best 'true to life' colors since my camera does NOT like taking photos indoors.  It's still better than the scanned version, though!  :-)

Anyhooo.... I combined the March Challenge with the one I gave the DT ladies ... I used Bliss and incorporated green into the layout.

Supplies Used (All CTMH unless otherwise noted):

Patterned Paper: Bliss Level 2 Paper Pack
Punches: Fiskars
Ribbon: (Basic Grey)
Staples: (Office Depot)
Letter Stickers: (Basic Grey - Perhaps)

March DT Projects

For March, I gave the ladies:
- Bliss Level 2 Paper Pack papers with coordinating cardstock
- Filigree Charms

Their challenge for the month (and since March has St. Patrick's Day) was to use GREEN on their layout as well.  :-)

As per usual, they both kicked some butt with their creations:


Irma wasn't sure about this one but I am loving it.  :-)  She's her own worst citic but she's got more talent in her pinkie than I do in my whole body. 

Lots of texture on this layout.  She cut the title using her diecut machine and popped the "whoo's".  The pleasted patterned paper adds even more dimension.  Distressed edges give added interest.

Loving how the journaling strips run vertically rather than horizontally.


Nikki has been doing a fair amount of heritage pages and it really reminds me of why we scrapbook.  I need to start working on more of my own heritage pages. My family history is what got me started scrapbooking and I've lost touch with that aspect of the hobby over the years. 

She did two this month!  Love it!

Embossing her accents gives some texture and added interest.  Layering them gives even more bang for  her buck.

More embossing.  Pure fun.

Fussy cutting one the stamped images and popping the columns adds some interest to the page.

Ink distressing is one of my fave techniques as it really gives seperation from other elements and helps it stand out.

In April they will be playing with the Sophia Level 2 Paper Pack, some Blush buttons, white daisy ricrak, pearl opaques and hollyhock ribbon.

Their challenge?  They need to use a MINIMUM of 2 circles on whatever they decide to create with their supplies.  :-)


Inspired by Five ..... (March 27 - April 2)

No list for this week.  !!!  I didn't have five creations bookmarked for this week and it's not Inspired by Five when there are only two creations featured!  LOL  So, just going to skip this week's inspirations and continue on ....