Wednesday, May 23, 2012

A missing post & several new things!!

Well, it seems that blogger is haunting me again... I had my Frosted Designs post up from last Friday and now it's missing, gone, vanished...??

So, let's just start there:
FROSTED DESIGNS  Fabulous Friday challenge (from 5/18) was "quilting"... so I machine stitched the paper along the bottom of this... attached it... and yes, this is a CANVAS...not a sb page.
(It's a friend at work's Granddaughter's graduation pics) - I'm going to add the date in that little sticker, but I didn't know if they wanted me to put 2011 or it' wasn't done when I took the photo. now on to NEW STUFF:
Today is the first time that MY TEAM is posting over at the new THNKING THROUGH DESIGN blog..
This blog is really cool... we have a "thought" and share info about it...
Like this week is HANDSTITCHING...
Then all the girls share their project and THE THOUGHT PROCESS of the creation!!
And the whole point of the blog is to support and uplift and encourage other scrappers!!

Here's my "thought" about Handstitching and my layout:
I approached this *thought with the intention to combine handstitching with machine stitching.  I wanted to have a muted background so I began with canvas and using a 5x7 frame as a mask, misted the canvas.  I then machine stitched a clean simple border accent.  I created my scroll and title patterns with templates and handstitched in the unmisted areas so my nice bright colors would really stand out.  I found the balloon transparancy and thought that looked fun above the airy scroll pattern.   I was pleased at how the contrast of muted and bright colors along with the contrast of the machine and hand stitching helps convey the message of laughter and fun.

And today is also challenge posting day at SKETCHES IN THYME

I turned the above 2 page sketch into a single pager:

And a couple that I've done for MEMORABLE SEASONS
using my DT kit that had Jillibean Soup Neopolitan Bean Bisque
(challenge -- scrap a photo of yourself) -- and i used up most of my scraps on this one!!

And...This one is my challenge..
I started out by copying a technique I saw at Cosmo Cricket, where she ironed on the tissue/dress paper to with plastic wrap.  I didn't "love" this background paper, so I thought "less of it" would be better!! I wasn't thrilled with how it turned I just played with it a bit...getting messy in the process!!  And I'm ok with the result now.  (This is Joseph after playing a very physical basketball game...and he was crying cuz I was taking pics and the sun was in his eyes, not cuz the bruises hurt...but it looks good, huh?)

Thanks for coming by...
we're on vacation next week...
I'll have 1 blog post scheduled while we're gone, but otherwise I'll be enjoying Legoland.

Saturday, May 12, 2012

New sketch blog & other fun layouts!

Some online scrappin buddies (Jewels Price & Lisa Hidy) contacted me about new sketch challenge blog they are I played along with their sketch this week...

Here is their blog:   SKETCH AND SCRAP

And here is the sketch this week..

I used corrugated cardboard for the center section...painting it black & red to represent the different panels on the sketch. Papers & most embellies are MME.   (These are friends of ours' little girls)

Sorry...had to pull this one down...going to be published in the July issue of SNR mag!!!

we have this fun sketch...
And this is my layout:

Also have some layouts that have posted at Memorable Seasons that I can share here now...
Using my DT kit featuring Jillibean Soup line called Neapolitan Bean Bisque

And one using Echo Park Note to Self:

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

NEW DT announcement & March Published Projects

Well, my good friend Erika has started a new challenge blog...but more to "share the thoughts" on how a layout was created and encourage and uplift other's not about winning prizes...  So, she asked me to be on the Team...(as one of the editors)...and how could I refuse?

So please check out THINKING THROUGH DESIGN this week as we announce the "Thoughtful Girls" and the process...

And....I wanted to share my layouts and cards that were published in the March issue of Scrapbook News and Review Magazine....  Listed with the category they were for:

My Wish for You:

1 word: FLY

2 pager:  (was originally done from a Sketches in Thyme Sketch)

Keep it Simple (also originally from Sketches in Thyme Sketch)


Color: GREEN

Scrap your Stash...BUTTONS:

Another Keep it Simple (these are a friend of mines' mother & daughters)

and a few cards:
made from a sketch.. (and I'll be using this one soon!)

And 3 that are using CRATE papers:

Love ya..Thanks

Friday, May 4, 2012

Today's fun stuff!!

Today at Frosted Designs we have a recipe challenge.....  purple, butterflies,  brads, ribbon, rubons, glitter, stickers & flower...(use at least 4)..

Here's my layout... (this is a friends little girl)

And a layout for Sketches in Thyme

And some that I've done for Memorable Seasons:
Last month I finished the month of my MME Follow Your Heart papers with this "use only scraps" layout:

And this month, I'm working with Jillibean Neopolitan Bean here is my first layout and card:

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

I'm on Cosmo Cricket Blog today!!!

YIPEE!!!  Love that a couple of my projects from my Memorable Seasons DT kit for March got picked up by the manufacturer...Cosmo Cricket.  Also a couple awesome layouts from my fellow DT members are up there too!!!

See the post here:
HERE HERE HERE!!! ( on the word "here")