Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Take that, Patterson! =D Scrapbook City BLING Layout Entry

How great is it when a harmless challenge turns into a *friendly* rivalry?!?  I felt the need to ensure I posted this layout tonight since my wonderful friend (who shall remain nameless!) decided to compete head on with me for the Scrapbook City Card Blog Challenge...   (Of course, since it's a random draw, I actually have a shot at winning!)

So here's my BLING layout:

This one can also be used for this month's A2Z Scraplets - AND I ACTUALLY INCLUDED A SCRAPLET THIS TIME!!! =D  Without realizing it, I could have also entered it in the Artastic Challenge Blog, but missed the cut off... Funny how I managed to meet those criteria without even trying - must have been on my brain.

As for the criteria for THIS challenge - needed to use bling - and did I ever?  Kaisercraft bling Pearl strands on the ribbon, Glimmer Mist on the background pages, Distress Stickles and Smooches on the flowers (a little tough to see in the photo), Gold Smooch on the Scraplet, and of course, a bling arrow from Kaisercraft.  The best part?  I got to use my COPIC markers to COLOUR MY BLING!  I didn't have any brown bling flourishes, so I pulled out some clear Prima Say it in Crystals and my brown COPIC marker and coloured it in.  Voila! 

I also really love this photo.  It was an impromptu shot of my boy saying goodbye to his cat the day before we came back to AUS after a brief visit home.   The look on his face breaks my heart.  The kids miss their furry babies so much when we are overseas.  We are all looking forward to reuniting with them when we move back to Canuckia...

Cheers!  =D

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Scrapbook City BLING Card Blog

Finally - I challenge I can TRULY sink my teeth into :D.  BLING!  

As those who actually pay attention to what I do, I use a lot of bling on my layouts... It's rare for me to do a project without bling... or ink.  Hence my newly pronounced personal style - BLINGKING!

Anyway, the card I created for the latest Scrapbook City card blog is created predominantly from Kaisercraft's Hippy Girl line.  I just won this package and was instantly inspired to start using it.  I used Kindy Glitz, Glimmer Mists (2 kinds), glittered pattern paper, bling shapes, bling rhinestones...  I think you get the picture... I incorporated a far amount of bling in one little card.

Time to see if I can squeeze out a BLING layout for the Scrapbook City Blog layout challenge... Then it's time to PACK IT ALL UP as we head out for their semi-annual retreat tomorrow.  So excited!

Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mojo Monday AND Scrapbook City Challenges

I almost forgot this challenge over at Scrapbook City!  Looking forward to the upcoming retreat, I checked the blogs and realized that Scrapbook City is holding a fantastic challenge on both their card and layout blogs.  Needing further mojo, I checked out Mojo Monday and found that these two challenges went hand in hand!

I created this card using the Kaisercraft LUSH line - patterned papers, lace and stamps.  I stamped in my favourite Ranger Distress Inks (Walnut Stain and Tea Dye) and punched using EK Success and Martha Stewart punches.   

For the layout contest, I used the latest Sketchy Thursdays sketch.  I used the LUSH line again, and SMOOCHED my Kaisercraft wooden flourish to add a little ZING!

Not sure if I love it... I think it needs some more tweaking... but tomorrow IS another day!


Monday, September 6, 2010

A Multi-Tasker, I am!

I think I hit THREE challenges with this layout!  It's very simple, but I think it satisfies all the required criteria...

1.  Sketchy Thursdays (I based the layout on this week's sketch...)

2.  Scrapping the Music (Part of the title is a lyric from the song "We Are Going To Be Friends" by the White Stripes)

3.  From Screen 2 Scrap (I think I satisfied all the requirements: 1- Red and Yellow cardstock. 2- Black title, 3- Incorporate a Handprint)

Like, I said, not the most complicated layout... but I think I like it...  If I do say so myself!