Saturday, September 29, 2012

Extravaganza Layout

Extravaganza at CTMH Convention is a time for our fellow consultants to show off creative ideas using brand new products. It was actually one of my favorite parts of Convention 2011, so I had to create a layout about it. I incorporated the Spots and Stripes challenge from Southern Girls, the die cut challenge from Stampin' Royalty (I used a die-cut arrow), and the Twister Challenge from Child's Play (my circular element was inspired by this fun game). The spinner actually moves so I can point it to different words on the "game."

Atomic Caps stamp set
Zippidee Level 2 papers & My Stickease
Cranberry, Indian Corn Blue, Honey & Colonial White cardstock
Cranberry, Indian Corn Blue & Black ink
Black marker
Gold brad
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: arrow
Pattern: EMS Sketch 26

Friday, September 28, 2012

Disney Layout

If I had to describe this layout, I think I would call it "the one that almost got away!" I have had it on my desk for over a week, and I just could not finish it. Tonight, the Scrap It Girl monthly challenge came to the rescue, and I was able to take it in a new direction and get it done. The challenge asked us to incorporate twine, circles, arrows, a bird, and the color red, so I put all those elements in. Yay for challenges! The parrot was a piece of clip-art that I downloaded, printed out, and colored using my Prismacolor watercolor pencils. He's a little bright, but I needed something pirate-y for these pictures, and he's the only thing I could come up with.

Save the Date stamp set
Victory Level 2 papers
Outdoor Denim & Colonial White cardstock
Bamboo, New England Ivy, Outdoor Denim & Chocolate ink
DE Monograms "D", "I", "S", "N", "E", "Y"
Milepost Shapes arrow & x
Wooden craft buttons
Natural hemp
3-D foam tape
Pattern: Visual Texture from Cherish

Saturday, September 15, 2012

Heart 2 Heart Sketch 19 - Making Dinos

Time for another H2H sketch, and this one offers lots of scope for creativity. You can substitute larger photos for a couple of the ones listed here, move elements around as needed, etc. With the exception of cutting smaller pieces in place of the 5" x 8" pieces (I omitted the portions that are hidden under the photos in order to save some paper), I stuck pretty close to the original, but feel free to adapt it as you want. Don't forget to post a link to your completed layout on the Heart 2 Heart blog so we can all see it.

The sketch:
My layout:

Roar! stamp set
Dakota Level 2 papers
Whisper, Outdoor Denim & Colonial White cardstock
Whisper, Barn Red & Sweet Leaf ink
Outdoor Denim marker
Cork Color-Ready Alphabet
Burlap ribbon

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Farewell Party Layout

I finally got back to scrapbooking this week. It took me a couple of days to find my mojo, but I hope it's here to stay. For this layout, featuring photos from a farewell party for our wonderful friends who were moving out of the area, I used up some more of my enormous stash of Dotty 4 You papers. Not sure if the Whisper cardstock goes perfectly with the layout, but I tried Buttercup, Sweet Leaf, and Grey Wool, and for some reason the Whisper seemed to work the best for me.

A Typeface Alphabet stamp set
Dotty 4 You papers
Whisper, Sweet Leaf, Lagoon & Colonial White cardstock
Sweet Leaf, Smoothie & Lagoon ink
DE Monograms "L", "I", "R", "A"
Just Blooms Paper Shapes - Paradise
Sweet Leaf brads & craft button
Sweet Leaf embroidery floss
Decor Journaling Spots
3-D foam tape
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: arrows, ring
Pattern: Small Packages from Imagine

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Dakota Card Workshop

I haven't posted anything for a while because I've been so busy creating cards for my card workshops. I just finished a workshop last night, and here are the cards we created, 2 each of 6 designs. I wasn't enamored of the Dakota papers when my ladies picked them, but I really enjoyed the challenge of taking papers that weren't "my style" and making cards that were my style. Hope you like them!
Live Inspired, Find Your Style, 4 My Friend, Diverse Backgrounds, Say It In Style, It's Your Day, Hooray Bouquet, Intrinsic Backgrounds, Card Chatter - Birthday, You & Me stamp sets
Dakota Level 2 papers
Pacifica, Barn Red,Sky, Desert Sand, Bamboo, Black & Colonial White cardstock
Pacifica, Barn Red,Sky & Black ink
Color-Ready Seam Binding ribbon
Burlap ribbon
Colonial White ric-rac
Durables Round Studs
Pearl Opaques
Milepost Shapes stars
3-D foam tape
Patterns: Gallery, Delightful Dots, Stay Left, Sentiment Secured, Veranda WOTG, Clementine WOTG
Cricut Art Philosophy cartridge: scalloped border, frame, alphabet collage, "u", arrow, star, sun, flower