Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Scrap Africa challenge 16

Good morning all! I was feeling frisky and wanted to try something new. My friend Elizna Parsons suggested I play along with the current Scrap Africa challenge which can be found HERE.
As I was reading the challenge, I figured b&w photos, easy enough, triangles, also pretty easy, and then the confetti! Oh dear, what do I do with confetti???? So I started the page with the hopes that an idea for that fun little element would come to me. At the very end, it did! Whew!

Firstly, I have to say....I have had these 2 photos and the idea for the title picked out for about 6 years from when I first started scrapping. The photos aren't great, as my mom took them and well, she wasn't the world's greatest photographer, but she took tons of photos anyway! Bless her heart! I say a blurry picture is better than no picture! Anyway, for some reason I thought of these pics as soon as I read the challenge. So thank you for inspiring me to FINALLY do this page!

Requirements for the challenge
~black and white photos- 2 of them
~triangles-the banner
~confetti-across the ribbon and one at the top by the small banner

Supply list
background brown stock-unknown stash
teal stock-The Paper Studio Meadow Night stack
banner stamps-CTMH Chantilly Workshop
corner stamp-Tim Holtz Nature's Elements
harlequin stamp-Tim Holtz French Market
words behind harlequin- Tim Holtz Urban Grunge
ribbon-American Crafts
scrolls-image on internet, used SCAL with Mark-its on my Cricut
drama faces-image on internet, printed and colored with EK Memory pencils and Zig Markers
Inks- Versacolor Lagoon blue, Bark, Pinecone, Turquoise and Distress Ink vintage photo

Thanks for looking and have a super great day!

Saturday, April 13, 2013

One last Linky!

You know, I wish I would do things while I am thinking of them, instead of waiting until the 11th hour! LOL I have been meaning to post several items that I was inspired to create by Heather at The Kraaft Shaak, but of course I wait until the last second!

I have made so many items that have been sparked from something I saw on Heather's Kraaft Shaak Youtube channel. She has so many great ideas and wonderful short cuts! There is the occasional crash or camera bump, but to me, that is what makes watching it live "real". She is her wonderful self every time! She will be taking a break from live shows, but will be back at the end of the month. You can always check out her channel and watch the previous episodes to "catch up".

The last item I would like to share is a photo album/brag book that I made for the store. I used the fab stamp set I ordered from Heather, as she is a Close to my Heart consultant. It was the stamp of the month for March and I ordered it in addition to the monthly kit I get from her. I did a layout with the set previously, and this time I used it to "make" my own paper for a wedding brag book.
It is bed time for this girl! Make sure to check out Heather's videos!

Inspiration From Heather

So I was working on a layout last weekend and getting absolutely no where! It was the night before a show and my mind was not on scrapping at all. I let it sit until the next week, then I tried again. Since I had already glued lace and ribbon around a 5x7 photo, I wasn't sure where to go next. Then I remembered a video I watched from Heather at The Kraaft Shaak and the video is here. She was glittering some stuff up!! So I stamped the heart with wings image (which was a 50 cent stamp from Michaels! Woohoo for a bargain) and I embossed it with some powder mixed with glitter. It is just a small embellishment, but I love the look it adds!

DCWV April Stack a holic Template Challenge

Good morning all. Wait, it is 12:03 here. Good afternoon all!
It has been quite awhile since I have played along with a DCWV monthly challenge, but I saw this month's sketch and was immediately inspired!

How fun is that???

I have been watching my friend Heather's show almost every morning (you can catch up on episodes here) She has so many neat ideas and tricks! So between the awesome sketch and some serious motivation from Heather, this is my take on it

I used the Black Currant stack and a little bit of the Glitzy Glimmer stack (which is fab!!) Since I have my new "magic glasses" I can actually see what I am doing without taking off my glasses and squinting. So, I was feeling sassy and spent 2 days fussy cutting for this layout. All the flowers and flourishes are cut from pieces of the stack. I did use my Cricut for the title work. Then I had to add tons of rhinestones and some liquid pearl dots. I didn't realize until later, when everything was dry, that I had smudged one :( Oh well, adds character!

The Adult prom, well that was beyond a blast! We went to dinner with our 2 friends and then met up with more friends at the Prom. It was an amazing time!! They are supposed to be doing them yearly, which would be great! It is hard to find a reason to dress up fancy and go out!

Lots to do around here today, so off I go!


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