Monday, August 29, 2011

DCWV August Stack-a-Holic Template Challenge

Nothing like the last minute! I gotta quit with this BUT I did get it done and on time!
I love the sketch they provided from Susan at Sketch Savvy. Here is the sketch

and here is my take on it
I used the Mod-Retro stack, which I love!! I thought the zig-zag of the rick-rack has an awesome retro-funky flair to it. The "Cherish", flower and metal embellies are from my stash. I have had them for so long I couldn't even begin to know where they came from. :)
TFL and wish me luck!!!!
Cheers!
~Mindi

Saturday, August 27, 2011

Back to School!!!

So, school is back in session! I will be getting a lot more scrapping done. Well, I will after we get Susie's craft room done. I am somewhat of a pretty good organizer, so I am helping her move things around and sort. A lot of what is left is going to be on her, but I am a wonderful cheerleader! LOL

So, I haven't done a weekly sketch at Let's Scrap for a few weeks now. Between going on vacation and getting back to school stuff ready, just haven't had time. BUT I did this weeks sketch, and I did it up good. 
Here is the inspiration sketch
and here is what I did
I flipped the sketch around a bit so it would fit the pictures I wanted to use. With 4 kids, this was the perfect sketch. It is hard to tell by the picture, but for the crayons with their names, I used construction paper to make the labels and colored pencils to make the ends. I am very extra special super excited about my mini embellies I made.

The clear yellow ruler is made out of a piece of a plastic page divider and marked with a Sharpie. The folder is made from construction paper and the notebook loose leaf is plain white paper. I used colored pencils to make the blue and pink lines and a paper piercer to make the holes. The tiny pencil is a toothpick I colored with a yellow Zig marker. I used a silver gel pen to make the eraser holder and a pink marker for the eraser. Susie broke out her calligraphy set and used the tiniest tip to make the "2". The picture doesn't show it well, but it is very tiny and very perfect! I colored the sharpened tip with a pencil and I actually wrote with it LOL The little notebook was also a lot of fun to make. I cut the cover off of a full size notebook. I pierced the holes and wound thru it will Making Memories wire. I love mini's!! The background paper itself is just white card stock with Office Depot columnar paper randomly glued to it.

Another page that I have done in the last couple weeks is this one which is the month long challenge for August at Let's Scrap. Here is the link to the challenge http://letsscrap.ning.com/forum/topics/august-month-long-challenge



Here is my take on it
I have loved the SteamPunk look ever since the first time I saw it, and this is my first attempt. I am pretty proud of it. I got new goodies in Spokane, so I had to use them. The metal flowers are Graphic45, I got the new chain border punch that is EK, the blue rhinestones are new and of course the blue glitter card stock.  The keys were in my stash. The birdcage is actually a clip art I found online, put into my SCAL and cut with my Cricut onto copper vinyl. The picture on the bottom left has been questioned as to what was going on. I am actually upside down in the dumpster! When I trash a dress, I am literal and take it the whole way! I am really pleased with this and I actually submitted it to Creating Keepsakes reader gallery. I guess we will see.
That is it for now, dinner is almost done cookin'.
Cheers!
~Mindi

Friday, August 26, 2011

my memories suite sketch contest @ pagemaps

Yay!! School is back in session!! I haven't done much scrapping in the last 2 days as I have been helping my bestie get HER craft room in order! It is looking good and soon I will be able to go to her house to scrap!

Anywho, this is what I have gotten done. This sketch is from PageMaps for a contest. Here is the link to it
http://pagemaps.blogspot.com/2011/08/my-memories-suite-sketch-contest.html

This sketch was interesting because of such small pictures. This is actually the 1st page I have done for our engagement picture album (yes, I have been slacking since I was rushing to get my brother's done before we went there for vaycay!)
I LOVE LOVE LOVE my ring, it is so beautiful and so unique with the black diamonds! I just wanted to make sure that it was included that the meaning of the ring is more important than the ring itself. I would have been thrilled with a Cracker Jack ring just as much, because Mike's proposal was so sweet and thought out the ring was secondary. :) Of course I had to include a picture of the set, which was taken when we got them back from being soldered together before the wedding.
All of the cardstock is from the DCWV Latte Stack and the brads with the letters, buttons and flower were all from my stash.
TFL and hopefully in the next couple days I will post the other LO's I have gotten done since last time I blogged. With vaycay and getting ready for school to start, not a lot of time to be on here. That should be changing, because I do have some great pages I would like to share.
Cheers!
~Mindi

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

1000 sheets of paper giveaway from Creative Diva

The blog candy just keeps coming! This is from the talented Creative Diva

just click on the link and follow the instructions to enter
http://athousandsheetsofpaper.blogspot.com/2011/08/1000-sheets-for-thousand-sheets-again.html
Good luck to all! This is open until September 23, 2011

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Look at all this awesomeness!! go to http://crafterscafe.blogspot.com/2011/08/crafters-cafe-best-blogning-candy-evah.html and get your chance at this great candy!!! Good Luck!!

Monday, August 8, 2011

PageMaps BasicGrey-Flourishs card contest entry

So, in comparison to how many pages I do, I make a tiny amount of cards. I am not sure why, because I always enjoy doing them. Since I am heading out to my brother's house in 2 days, I thought it fitting I make an anniversary card for his oldest son who was married August 17 (not sure the year, 2002 maybe?). Anyhow, the date is special to the family because that is the day my father passed away in 1995. My nephew got married on that date as a tribute. It is a wonderful sentiment. Long story straight, here is the card I made using the supplied PageMaps sketch for the challenge.

The inside sentiment says "May your love always be as strong and exciting as on your wedding day"
I have had the Paper Dolls Cricut cart for almost 2 years and never used it until now. Not sure why, because I had a blast! I stamped the bouquet, added bling to the tiara, and gave the groom some silver buttons and cuff links! It was like being a kid again! I will def be using it again soon. I also added some glitter to the flower and the stamped flourish is actually a chrome silver color.

Well, thanks for stopping by and wish me luck! I will certainly have adventures from our vacation when we get back!

Cheers!
~Mindi

 

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