Thursday, March 29, 2012

March DCVW Stack A Holic Template challenge

I stayed up and worked on a layout last night to enter in DCWV's Stack A Holic Template Challenge.

Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout:

I used the Flower Shower stack on this layout. I'll be adding my journalling later.

Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Just Elements Challenge

My friend Chris at Get Inspired with Chatterscene is having a Just Elements Challenge! The goal is to create something with NO die cutting machines! This is great because I have tons of stamps, stickers and ribbons waiting to be used!

Here is a card I made last night for this challenge:

The flower paper is from the DCWV Flower Shower stack. The green paper is from a package I got at Sam's Club a few years ago. The stamps are a CTMH set called Speckled Eggs. I hand-wrote the word Happy. I stamped with pigment ink and used an iridescent glittery embossing powder. Love this stuff. I bought it on clearance at Joann's about a year ago and will be very sad when its gone. Guess I need to start looking for a replacement. The ribbon is an ivory/cream color I got at Michael's (that stuff they put 3 or 4 for $1 all the time!).

Here is a close up of the stamping so you can see the shimmer and rainbow effect this powder gives.

I loved this challenge! Don't get me wrong, I love my machines but sometimes its nice to ignore them! Challenge ends at Midnight on March 25.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Scrapbook Steals MidWeek Mojo

This is my layout for the Amethyst #4 sketch. Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout:

Papers are from DCWV Flower Shower stack and DCWV/Recollections Bold Basics stacks. I will add my journalling later. This is a picture of my DD on the day she turned 4 months. It was a crazy day. She had a well check and shots, a friend had back surgery and my son who was almost 3 at the time swallowed a marble and it lodged behind his enormous tonsils and he was turning blue as I was in a panic trying to remove it. I think I want to leave this page with just her 4 month stats instead of the crazy drama but I need to look those up first.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Scrapbook Steals MidWeek Mojo

Here is the Amethyst #3 sketch on Scrapbook Steals:

Here is my layout:

I was trying to focus on just the colors of the chicken toy. Wish I had used some pattern paper in there. This layout just doesn't seem right for my daughter! Great for one of my boys but not my little girl! Was also hoping to get the #2 sketch completed this week but that didn't happen either. Hopefully next week I'll be able to do #2 and #4!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

St. Patrick's Day card

I made a card to enter in the Krafty Girls Feeling Lucky challenge!


The dot paper is from a huge package of paper I got at Sam's Club around 2 or 3 years ago. The plain side is the reverse of the dot. The stamps were a $1 set I picked up at Joann's and stamped with a Color Box pigment ink in Olive and embossed with an iridescent powder. The inside stamp was from the same set and I used just a basic black dye ink pad. I'll probably give this to my husband and truthfully, I am a teeny, tiny bit Irish but I loved the stamp and used it anyway!

Christmas Card Challenges

I'm determined to send cards out this year and not only send them but MAKE them too! My friend Kim found this blog: Weekly Christmas Card Challenges. They're on week 14 and the challenge was embossing. It could be wet or dry and I did both on my simple card!

I used my Cuttlebug and the swiss dots folder and a Stampin Up stamp, Color Box pigment ink in cranberry and an iridescent embossing powder.