Friday, January 31, 2014

My Scraps and More challenges

Last weeks sketch at My Scraps and more was this:

And my brother Jason just sent me some photos of Ryder (his son who just turned one) I used newborn shots for this:

And I did some other challenges over on their message board so here are those layouts:

Frosted Designs - Mood Board Challenge

Today over at Frosted Designs,  Lisa is hosting our Fabulous Friday Challenge!  Our challenge for this Friday is a frosty one using this mood board as inspiration for your project.

Do you have the winter blues? Chase them away with some scrappy time, create a project using this mood board as inspiration for your project. Whether you are inspired by the colors, the pictures or just the overall mood these images and colors portray, get creative and let us know what thing or things from this board inspired you!

Here's mine!
I was inspired by the lower right photo of the mug...reminded me of these photos I had from Christmas.
Products used from the Frosted Designs store:
Fancy Pants Timbergrove - Collection kit (paper & stickers)
Fancy Pants Timbergrove - Die Cut Ephemera
Fancy Pants Timbergrove - Patterned Photo Frames
Fancy Pants Timbergrove - Decorative Bags (brown dot inside frame)

Would you like to know what you are playing for?! 
That's right! Frosted Designs is hosting the challenge this week! We are going to let one lucky winner do a little shopping! And with all the new manufacturers we have in our store, you are sure to find something you like! Check out some of the newest products to arrive! All of these are in stock and ready to ship! 


You know how this works… you have to play to win! Link up your project for a chance to win the $20 Gift Certificate! Good Luck! 

Friday, January 24, 2014

Elle's Studio Cameron layouts for Frosted Designs!!

I just can't get enough of this Elle's Studio Cameron collection that is for sale in the store!!!
(If you order by Monday, you will get 10% off all Elle's Studio Products!)
I shared 3 layouts with you last week and now I have 3 more to share!!

I wanted this first layout to be full of fun so I used lots of extra embellishments and the twine from my stash to document this friendship between my son and his buddy, Carson.

 This one is pretty basic, but I love how easy the papers work together.

And there is a journal card that says "Best Brother"...I hid the "brother" and added "Family" for another layout for my friends...The BEST family (Best is their last name).
I had some fun folding back the corner of the green paper and distressing and doing some peek-a-boo looks around the edges.
This photo was the calendar that "comes with" your Christmas card prints (if you order them from Costco).
I covered up the calendar section with some papers, but left the 2014 date...even though the photo was really the end of 2013.

Thanks for visiting Frosted Designs!!  

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Challenges at My Scraps and More

I've been playing along this month with the challenges at My Scraps & More...

First I'll post 3 layouts for their sketch blog challenges..and then a bunch of others for challenges on the message board.

Sketch 62: (Jan 3rd)

Sketch #63  - Jan 10th

I flipped this one and put the title on the bottom.

Sketch #64 - Jan 17th

Other challenges (I won't bore you with the categories)

Saturday, January 18, 2014

I'm up at Frosted Designs today!!!

Here is my post over at Frosted Designs today!!

Hi...Joni Parker here...sharing the Elle's Studio line called Cameron with you today.
Boy, is this line right up my alley... the colors and patterns scream my name!!! How about you?
Here is a snapshot of the papers you get in the collection kit:

This is my son and his buddy.  This is a gift for his friends' album and so I wanted to hide the journaling about how they became friends and are connected since I wasn't sure how the other boy would feel about "semi-mushy" journaling like that.  I simply cut a slit in the blue paper (before I attached it the the background).  It doesn't slide in too far because of the ribbon topper I added to the journal box.

And my motto is .... you can never can have too much of a good thing? 
TOTALLY LOVE this sheet of paper in the kit (which brings me to my point...
the kit comes with TWO SHEETS of each design)...  Anyway...this sheet is just amazing.  

And the reason I'm telling you all this is because I love it so much that I've used both sheets of it already and I'm going to share them both with you today!!
I love how the left side is "started" for me already.  I love that I don't have to think "too much"...I just add a few things and wa-la....done.

And how stinking funny is this story?
This is a Christmas Card photo from family friends - Their last name is BEST.  
I knew the blue and green from their shirts were PERFECT for this line of paper 
(I was thinking of the big blue dotted paper), but then when I realized the top of this paper says 
"THE BEST"....geez, could it be any easier and funner to just add "FAMILY" to this layout?...LOL!!!

I can't wait to play with this fun line with such cool patterns and colors some more!!