Friday, November 30, 2012

Lets Go Pats- Twisted Tuesdays

My turn for a challenge post over at Twisted Tuesday, this week we're finding inspiration in the pretty picture, plus the added twist of eyelets:

and here's what I came up with:

So my layout is not as pretty and elegant as the inspiration pic, but I did pull blue and silver for my color scheme. I added silver stickles to my banner pieces, used silver eyelets, and even sprayed my white background cardstock with silver glimmer mist. Stop on over to Twisted Tuesday to see what the rest of the DT has come up using this lovely photo! =) T

"Lets Go Pats" linking up to:
-Twisted Tuesday blue, silver and eyelets

Thursday, November 15, 2012

Blow It Up- Childs Play Challenges

This week at Child's Play Challenges we're playing with a fun art supply, speckled feathers!

This layout is of my ADULT cousins who went crazy with the blow up animals last summer at the beach. It was quite the sight to see a bunch of grown men and women riding the waves on inflatable dolphins and sharks!! I decided to pull the bright colors from the feathers, and added bits of black glitter for the "speckle". I also added dots of the black glitter to the centers of some of the die cut circles. Now, see that strip of bright pattern paper through the middle? That's actually cut from the cover of a PP pack, ya know how they show you all the different patterns that come in the pack, well this pack rat girl saves everything!

Would love to have you join us at Child's Play Challenges, link up your takes on any of our November challenges for a chance to win a great prize! =) T

"Blow It Up" linking to:
-Child's Play Challenges speckled feathers
-Artistic Inspirations recycle/anything goes 
-Allsorts Challenge Blog young at heart

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Running Down a Dream- Twisted Tuesday

It's Tuesday, and that means it's time for a new challenge at Twisted Tuesday. This week the challenge is to stamp on pattern paper, and the twist is to use teal. Here's what I came up with:

I used misting ink on the background of the layout, and then stamped a scallop edge along the pattern paper that's running through the layout. Did you notice that the PP says "I like to go fast"? How perfect is that? My sister-in-law gave me a whole folder of PP she wasn't using, and this was in there, score!! The green circle is actually the reverse side of the fast paper, and I used a distressing tool to rough up the edges.I love love LOVE using song lyrics as titles on my scrap page, so of course I HAD to use Tom Petty's "Running Down a Dream" on the layout of my husband's first 5K!

Want to get in on the Twisted action this week? link up your take on the challenge at Twisted Tuesday by Sunday, we'd love to see your creations! =) T

"Running Down a Dream" linking to:
-Twisted Tuesday teal and stamping
-Lasting Memories tribute to someone special
-Dream Valley Challenges anything goes
-Love to Create fancy edges
-Paper Issues stamp on it

Monday, November 12, 2012

Arrgh- Sketches in Thyme

I have a new sketch up at Sketches in Thyme. I just LOVE designing sketches, and even better than that is seeing all the talented scrappers bringing my sketches to life!

Here's my take on it:

My daughter and her two cousins who came to see her Pirate Play Performance!! For this layout, i went to one of my go-to moves, which is to cut a strip of the double sided pattern paper, flip it and tape it! So the center light pink strip on here is just the reverse of the red. I added strips of ribbon to hide the seams. Hope you'll give the sketch a try and link it up over at Sketches in Thyme!! =) T

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Summer Sips- Childs Play Challenges

This week at Child's Play Challenges, we're getting inspired by the movie, "The Sound of Music". I was stumped at first, I didn't have any musical photos to scrap. But then I remembered this photo with the girls sitting in a grassy field, perfect!! The hills are alive with the sound of...smoothies?

This was a super-easy layout to make, so easy i can't even take credit for much of it. The pattern paper background was already so pretty, I just added a few little touches! I put a strip of pp behind my photo, stapled on some photo corners, and added diecut letters for my "Summer Sips" title. Easy Peasy!! =) T

"Summer Sips" linking up to:
-Childs Play Challenges the sound of music
-Paper Crafting Journey anything goes

Friday, November 9, 2012

You're the Man- Twisted Tuesdays

It's "Guys Week" at Twisted Tuesdays, and we're challenging you to create a masculine creation. The twist is to use "tools". This can be a stamped image or it can be your crafting tools. Like your Big Shot, Cuttlebug, Cricut, paper punches, etc. Just make sure to include some type of tool when making your creation! Here's what I've created:

I started with this super fun mustache paper by Recollections I bought at Joanne's. Had no idea what I would ever use it for, but it was ON SALE 5/$1, so who could resist?? More layouts to come using my stash of 5/$1 paper!! For tools I used a corner rounder punch and embossing gun on the "you're the man" title. I also tied a bit of twine around a washer, and added 3 faux screw brads as accents! Ready to get manly on your paper crafting? Link up at Twisted Tuesday by Sunday! =) T

"You're the Man" linking up to:
-Twisted Tuesday guys week
-All Sorts for men
-Shop Our Stash something you bought on sale 
-Paper Issues stamp on it

Thursday, November 8, 2012

November Challenges

November 1st brings a bunch of new challenges at monthly blogs I participate in. You can check out my list of Favorite Blogs to see all my haunts! Here's what's going on right now:

First up, over at Black With 2, we're using Black with light and dark pink:

Next, we have a fairy picture in blues and greens to use as inspiration at The Craft Garden:

And finally, over at True XOXO Scrapbooking we're playing with the layout from the Facebook Timeline:

Would love for you to stop on by these blogs, see what the rest of the DT has come up with, say hello and play along! =) T

Besides these fabulous blogs, I'm also linking up to The Purple Mailbox Linky Party:

Monday, November 5, 2012

Little Smoothie Pops- Childs Play Challenges

The latest challenge at Child's Play Challenges is a favorite toy of lots of little girls, My Little Pony!! Since my daughter is a middle-schooler, our pony days are over, so I decided to go with the pastel colors of the toy, and include the word "little" in my title:

Fun things to note: I pulled out my scraps, scallop-punched 3 strips of pink PP and layered them over my background. Fun way to add a bit of texture with the layers! I also added buttons and twine to 2 sweet little butterflies from The Craft Garden.

Want to join in the fun? We'll have 4 great challenges to play along with this month at Child's Play Challenges, hope to see you there! =) T

Linking up to:
-Childs Play Challenges my little pony
-Paper Crafting Journey twine
-Unique Crafters Challenge sugar and spice
-Flutterby Wednesdays anything goes+butterfly

Friday, November 2, 2012

Freedom- Scrap It With a Song

In honor of the upcoming election, the latest song selection at Scrap It With a Song is "Freedom" by George Michael. I had a great pic of my kiddos in front of our van this summer. We had just painted all the windows with "Vote Yes" decorations and were heading out to hold signs out on Main Street for a while. Our town was facing school budget issues, and if they didn't pass we would have lost Art, Music, Computers, etc. What would life be like without those important things?? I am happy to say it passed, by THREE VOTES!! A great lesson in civics and EVERY VOTE COUNTS so use it!!

Fun thing to nite on this layout. I punched out 3 cardstock stars, placed them in the corner and then used my spray ink over them. Lifted up the stars and I had a 3 fun masked stars! Have a great weekend everyone, I'm off to my Ready Set CROP weekend- 3 days of scrapping with friends, yahoo!! =) T

"Freedom" linking up to:
-Paperhaus sketch
-ScrapFIT tape
-DYSU brads
-Punky Scraps 3 different punches, staples, masking, chevrons, 2 pattern papers, 1 picture

Thursday, November 1, 2012

Lightning Crashes

There's a new challenge up at Sketch With Color combining a color combo and sketch:



and here's what i came up with:

You can't really tell from this photo, but my pic of of a bolt of lightning I was able to capture during a fabulous summer storm!! =) T