Thursday, June 30, 2011

Get Your Kicks In Uruguay - Designed for CCG 198

Color Combos Galore 198 was a fabulous color palette to work with ... I had a great time with this LO and it came easily for me ...

Monday, June 27, 2011

Love Fore The Game - Designed for 'Show Us Your Stuff' June Challenge #2

Over at Show Us Your Stuff, the June #2 challenge is Teal, Cream and a handmade element ...

I had fun with this challenge ... those are colors that are very easy for me to use ... my issue was figuring out how I was gonna place all of the elements on my page ... This photo was taken at the Cantegril Country Club in Punta Del Este, Uruguay .... and I really wanted to include the course book so Kev could pull it out at any time and relive the round!  I'm pretty happy with the way this page turned out ... I used a plain cardstock background and misted it with CTMH Twilight (LOVE that color!) ... for my handmade element, I made the pocket for the book and fussy cut the swirl at the top ...

TFL ... as always, honest comments/opinions are appreciated!

Monday, June 20, 2011

This Day Rocked - Designed for My Scraps "Got Talent" contest Week #3

This week over at My Scraps - Got Talent?! Contest the challenge proved to be a bit difficult for me ... We needed to create a 2 page LO using patterned paper that you normally wouldn't see together ... the DT example was absolutely gorgeous, using flowery, delicate patterned paper and some super cute skull paper ... my first instinct was to do something similar, but I didn't want to be a copy cat ... so I tried to come up with something else ... 2 pagers are hard enough for me to do, let alone w/ the twist of the paper thing ...  I realized when I was 1/2 way into the project that this also fit "The Paper Variety" challenge #38 ... so I've entered there also ...

So .... Here's what I came up with!  TFL!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Create Your Own Precious Memories - Designed for June 123 Challenge

Again, my endless blog surfing has proved fruitful!  I happened upon this adorable site and I just fell in love w/ the challenge ... they gave you 3 criteria for your LO:

Color: Brown
Word: Create
Technique:  Use Tape - decorative or masking ...

Well, twist my arm to use brown!  One of my absolute favorite colors ...The challenge for me came in the form of the word ... I was having trouble coming up w/ a creative way to use it in my title ... I opened a word doc and just started typing ideas until one of them stuck!

Here's my take ...

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

With Force They Flow - Designed for Back Porch Memories - July GDT Challenge

So, in my endless blog surfing, I came across a GDT call over at Back Porch Memories.  I stopped to take a look and was really inspired by the sketch they provided ... so I thought I'd take a shot at it ...

Here's the inspiration sketch:

Here's my take on this sketch:

They announced the winner today, and I'm sad to say that it wasn't me ... the woman who won was very deserving ... her LO was awesome!

I did, however, win the random draw and am now expecting some goodies in the mail ... courtesy of Back Porch Memories!  I'm quite excited to see what the mailman brings!!

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

1..2..3 Smile - Designed for My Scraps: Got Talent?! Challenge

So my friend, Lisa, and I are participating in the My Scraps: Got Talent?! Challenge that runs for 8 weeks ... well, this is week 2 and our challenge was a sketch this time around ... I have a bit of a hard time w/ this sketch because of the colors ... I prefer a sketch to be B/W so there are no influences on my LO ... I struggle to look past the colors presented ...

Anyway, here's the sketch:

This time I did look past the colors in the sketch and I'm quite happy with the result ... It actually turned out much simpler than a lot of my recent work ...

I love to RELAX - Designed for WW1 June Challenge

Oh, how I LOVE WW1 ... the challenges are fantastic!  This month, they issued the following challenge:

White w/ RED ... use circles or polka dots on your page also ... Whooo Hooo ... I'm a HUGE polka dot fan ... bordering on obsessed!

Here's what I came up with:

My instincts wanted me to put red cardstock behind my overlay, but the 'scrap outside of the box' part of me chose to go w/ white ... since the site really is WHITE with 1 ...

As always, honest comments/critiques/opinions are greatly appreciated!!!



Thursday, June 9, 2011

AMAZING- Designed for The Color Room #61 & Bird is the Word "Amazing"

Trying to keep up with all of the amazing color palettes and sketches out there is a tough job ... Seems like every day I find a new challenge blog or sketch site and want to play along ... I'm trying very hard to get at least 2 pages a week done, but with my current workload, housework, yard work and all of the fun summer activities ... it's proving to be a somewhat difficult task ... IMHO, scrapbooking is more of a winter sport ... we get such a short amount of nice weather here in Michigan that I have an insane need to be outside as much as possible ...

Anyway here are my inspirations for this LO:

The Color Room:  Palette #61

Bird is the Word:  'Amazing' Challenge

Use the word "Amazing" as your title ... you have the option to use the sketch created by one of the designers, but I chose to design my own LO for this one ... shocking, I know!

Here's my take on these:

as always, honest comments/opinions/critiques are totally appreciated!  TFL!

Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Dreamer - Designed for Color Combos Galore #195

Love this color pallette, but had a hard time finding paper/embellies in my stash that are that bright!  I ended up with a more muted layout, but I'm very pleased at the way this turned out ...

Here's the CCG Palette:

Here's my take, hot air balloon and all!

as always, comments/critiques are totally appreciated!

Monday, June 6, 2011

3 birds with one stone ...

I'm participating in the My Scraps - Got Talent scrapbook contest and the challenge was to use specific colors, misting and distressing this week ... So I combined it with an amazing quote challenge at Get Picky and a fabulous sketch at Pencil Lines ... Here are the inspirations:

Here's what I came up with:

As always, honest comments and opinions are welcomed!!

Friday, June 3, 2011

My Scraps & More - Got Talent?! Contest!!!

I'm excited to be a part of the My Scraps and More Got Talent? Contest!  You can find details here ... if you decide to play, please tell them I sent you!

Really Reasonable Ribbon - Giveaway!

pop over to their blog and enter!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Weekend Work

Last Friday I spent the day at Scrappy Chic w/ 2 of my good friends (Tracy and Leah) ... I managed to get 5 pages done, which is a LOT for me in one day ... most of them needed some finishing touches when I got home though ... I'm not good at journaling while I'm hanging with friends and need to really think about what I want to say later ... I'm actually making Kev journal a page about him, so that one isn't finished yet ... I really like that he takes an active role in the creation of the book ... he LOVES it when his photos make it to the scrapbook ...

Anyway, here are 3 of the 5 from last Friday: