Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Under the Wire - Sweet P

Just getting this one in under the wire!  My2Angels is celebrating a birthday and I thought it would be fun to pull out my products and get an entry in.  It's definitely my favourite place to purchase Bling... and the home of the most gorgeous little charms ever...

Time for bed... The kids will be up too soon... 


Sunday, August 29, 2010

So Happy Together - My Kids with Sketchy Thursdays

It's not very often I get a photo of both my kids smiling at the same time.  Usually one is beating on the other one, or one is pouting and the other is gloating or making a silly face.

I pulled out my Fancy Pants Designs "My Family" kit and pulled together this layout for this week's Sketchy Thursdays challenge.  I used Weathered Wood for my typical inking and Ranger Distress Stickles for my Bling :)  I also used some Queen & Co. letters and flowers to complete the look.

It's a bit of a loose interpretation.  I usually stick pretty close to the sketch, but this week I decided to follow the mojo.  Feels good to get my mojo going again after taking a crazy busy sabbatical this week.  On to the next challenge!

Cheers.  :D

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sketchy Thursdays Card Challenge

Decided to "have a go" at this week's card challenge over at Sketchy Thursdays.  Since it's somebody's birthday next weekend, I thought a birthday card might be appropriate.

I love Basic Grey paper for cards.  The patterns are often muted enough that they lend well to being combined in a small area without too much confusion.  I stamped the Hero Arts "Leaves and Flower Scatter" stamp in "Tea Dye" Ranger Distress Ink on the striped paper, then sprayed all three scraps with "Coffee" Glimmer Mist. 

The butterfly was a bit of a surprise for me.  I used a Stampin' Up (Butterfly of Happiness) stamp with Versamark, then embossed it with Ranger Distress Emboss PUFFS.  What I did not realize is that instead of a glossy raised print like I usually get when embossing, I would get this lovely, puffy look to my butterfly... Now I know!  ;D


Time for an update...

I had to take a bit of a break from scrapping last week to work my creative mojo in other areas, but it's now time to get back in the saddle!  Here's my latest entry for A2Z Scraplets:

Love this picture of my daughter's sister.  I'd been saving it for a while, and when I realized I had some of this paper leftover from another challenge, I knew it would be perfect!  I've also been wanting to try rolling papers and layering them.  Hubby's not fussy on the look, but I think it just adds some great dimension.  All the paper is from Kaisercraft (surprise, surprise since they're my new favourite line of papers) and so are the black rhinestones.  Also played with some Stayz-On ink, Kindy Glitz and Glossy Accents on the butterflies and dots and one of my new Martha Stewart border punches on the polka dotted scrap. 

On to the next challenge...

Friday, August 13, 2010

Friday the 13th at My2Angels - Candles!

It was just a bad combination all around - a time-sensitive blog challenge, candles (or fire of some sort) and it's Friday the 13th!!!  With my stash having literally crashed around me, virtual folders of very important-to-me photos missing from my hard drive, and felt letters and their fluff all over, I have managed to complete my layout for the fantastic my2angels.net second birthday relay!

Here is my layout:

Wondering where those candles are?  Here's a closer look:

Supplies:  Available at My2Angels:  star felt ribbon, boy extreme ribbon, Ranger Distress Stickles, Skull charm.  Other supplies:  Unknown black cardstock, Kaisercraft Fozz Fonts, mesh painters' tape.

I hope I haven't let my team down.  I'm not used to creating such minimalistic layouts, but a certain friend keeps telling me that negative space is a good thing ;D

Happy 2nd Birthday my2angels.net! I absolutely love your charms and other unique scrapbooking yummies...  Thanks for organizing such an interesting way to celebrate!  :D


Tuesday, August 10, 2010

GIrlfriends - Sketchy Thursdays September GDT entry

Keeping with a theme... Love playing with the Girlfriends paper line still - and needed to do a layout for Sharon, our illustrious host for our last Girlz Weekend.  

I received a bottle of Ranger Glossy Accents YEARS ago, but never really played around with it until recently.  I am now OBSESSED.  I love how it took my plain, black title and elevated it to girly blingyness!


Sunday, August 8, 2010

It's that time again - Another Sketchy Thursday's entry

I had a lot of fun with this layout this week.  Part of it was due to the fact that I was scrapping such a fun weekend - part of it was the fun paper and supplies (all from TPC Studio's Girlfriends line) - and part of it was the challenge of the sketchy from Sketchy Thursdays.

I'm just putting the finishing touches on another entry for Sketchy Thursdays, this time for the September GDT competition.  It's looking very familiar - as I'm using the same patterned paper line, and photos from the same weekend.  It will be fun to see how it all goes down...


Yay Me - Again =D

Just thought I'd share that I won a random draw over at a2z Scraplets!

This layout is very special to me... maybe because, for once, I'm happy with a photo of myself?  I also love the paper, the pearls, the colours... it just all came together really nicely.  Everything in this layout is from Kaisercraft - the majority from their Prairie Lane line.  Even the Pearls!

I'm always so inspired by the sketches at a2z Scraplets.  Check out their blog (link above) and try out their monthly sketch.  I can't wait to receive my scraplets so I can start playing with them!

Speaking of which - time to get my scrap on and prep my layout for their August challenge.  Cheers!

Saturday, August 7, 2010

Hello World - I'm Back!

It's been a bit of a holiday/adjustment period, but I am back scrapping and creating and mojo-ing :)

I've also been discovering new blogs - like Scrap the Boys!  After having scrapbooked only my son for the first four years I scrapbooked, it's great to see a blog dedicated to getting those boy-focused layouts done.

And they're hosting a giveaway!  Click on the here to visit Scrap the Boys and learn how you can be entered into the draw being done on 14th August...