Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Taking a moment to share

A charming woman is a busy woman.

If Ms. Loretta Young is correct, I must really be charming!! I have had such a busy week so far and it's only TUESDAY! Let me catch you up on my projects before I move onto the next ones.

First off, I finally was able to create a project for my own Ad/Art Challenge at Scrap 'N Chat. I provided our players with 5 samples of travel posters. They were then asked to create a paper project, any paper project that they felt like. Even I went off my regular radar. I usually do a scrapbook layout. I noticed my greeting cards are getting low, so I used the colors in this poster:
and created this card:

I love this stamped image of the lady's face. The lace and buttons were the perfect finds from my stash to complete this card. I wonder who will open their mailbox to find this.

Back in May I participated in a Photo a Day challenge. It was so much fun. I wanted to display my May photos in my scrapbook. We did not have many activities that month, so the photo challenge pictures were "it".  I searched high and low for a layout that would allow for 31 photos.  No luck!! I love to use photo booth strips on my pages. This turned out to be a great idea for this many shots. I printed the photos in contact sheet size. Then I cut them out and lined them up on card stock to mimic photo booth shots. I used the color combo from the Scrap 'N Chat May color challenge to complete this design. I really like the results.
Well, since I was on a color roll, I decided to jump on the June Color Challenge at the Scrap 'N Chat forum as well. The palate was lovely. Luckily I had gone to the scrapbook store recently and purchased this cute paper with Chinese lanterns on it. I found a great sketch, located a cute photo of my sister and I and added a quote I found on Pinterest. 

I have a truck load of Christmas photos just sitting here on my desk printed and waiting to be scrapped. Sami kept looking at me from her photo as I worked on the other layouts. "Is it my turn yet?" I imagined her saying. Well...
Sami is sitting atop a layout provided to me by Janet at our Weekend Blitz challenge over at Scrap 'N Chat. We have a weekend challenge each Friday on top of all our other exciting challenges each month. Sometimes it's a layout, sometimes it's a technique. No matter what the challenge is, I love the extra shot of inspiration to get my weekend mojo going.

And last but not least, I combined the Book Of Me challenge with the Maddawg's Madness Challenge for June to create this layout. It is fun and quirky with my Pink Paisley paper pack I won a few weeks back from Big Picture Classes.

Today I decided to take it easy. I created some fabric flowers, baked a pork roast and watched as workers came to replace our screen doors on our house. I tried to finish my latest book club reading, "The 19th Wife" and watched "Master Chef" on tv. Now I am off to plan my next creative adventures and get some much needed rest.

Until next time...

Friday, June 15, 2012

Vacation! All I Ever Wanted!!

It's Friday the 15th. That means there are new scrapbook challenges over on the forum at Scrap 'N Chat.  Head over to see what the design team has in store for you this month. We have some fabulous paper and digital artists who will inspire you with their work. 

June 15, 2012 - Ad/Art Challenge
It seems many of us have been doing some fun summer events lately. Travel is one of my faves this time of year. (well, actually travel is good ANY time of the year, LOL!!) So for this month, let the vacation dreams begin!!! 


Use one or more of these vacation posters to inspire a paper project in your life; a layout, a card, an ATC, a mini, a SMASH, a table display. You pick.

Are the color combos just what you like?  Well, go with that.

Do the posters remind you of a trip you took to one of these places? Are those photos just sitting around waiting to be scrapped? Well, there you go.

Do you have embellishments similar to the poster images sitting in your stash just waiting to be used?

Is the lettering of the titles something that inspires your craft? The possibilities are endless.

So grab your paper and get to work. I will be waiting to see what you come up with this month!!

My sample is coming.... I promise!! 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

June Scraplift

I am posting this a little late, but things have been crazy around here lately. Hope on over to Scrap 'N Chat and see this and many more challenges to get your scrapping mojo running.

Can you scraplift this?
We Love Each Other, by Amber Boren

My version:
Papa and The Boys

Until next time...

Sunday, June 3, 2012

Playing at work

Today my assignment at work was to do a scrapbook demo for 2 hours. I had no other directions. I was told to just make something. Well, I was supposed to get people to sign up for a class also, LOL!

 Since Father's Day is rapidly approaching, I decided to do a layout about Dad. I had made one similar to this one last year. When I saw the monkey paper, I KNEW it had to be a tie!!!

I also found a pack of paper that was Christmas themed that had a great weight to it. You know, the kind that is just thick enough you want to manipulate it and create something grand. I also wanted to find a use for the paper that was not necessarily Christmas themed. We will just call it the button page.

So that's how I spent my morning on this fine June Sunday. What did you do?

Until next time...