Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Never Grow Up! - Designed for My Scraps "Got Talent" #7

Yep, I'm still playing along at My Scraps and More for their "Got Talent" challenge ... this week was to use Taylor Swift's new album and choose a song title as your page title ... here were the choices for week #7:

  1. Mine
  2. sparks fly
  3. Back to December
  4. Speak Now
  5. Dear John
  6. Mean
  7. The Story of Us
  8. Never Grow Up
  9. Enchanted
  10. Better than Revenge
  11. Innocent
  12. Haunted
  13. Last Kiss
  14. Long Live

As you can see by the title of this post, I went with 'Never Grow Up' ... which, if you know me, suits me just fine ;)

So, here's what I came up with ... I'm quite happy with my final result ... as always, honest opinions and comments are welcomed!

Rinky Dink! Designed for Color Combos Galore #200

So, it's challenge #200 over at Color Combos Galore ... they're hosting a blog hop to celebrate ... Here's the inspiration image:

I've spent a few days on this ... put stuff down, ripped it back up ... had a harder time w/ it than I should've ... but in the end, I'm pretty happy with the result ... as always, comments are totally appreciated!!

He Will Always Have My Heart - Designed for TPV Grid/Rainbow Challenge

Wow, my second post as a Design Team member over at The Paper Variety!  I'm still over the moon excited that they picked me to represent their awesome challenge blog .... So my task this week was to create a page with a grid theme or that uses every color of the rainbow ...  Hope to see you over at The Paper Variety, participating in this challenge!  Don't forget, each week they choose a Guest Designer who will be invited to design for the next weeks challenge!  All you have to do to be considered is post a paper project that fits this weeks theme!  Good Luck!

Here's what I created ... definitely not my usual scrappin style, but I'm really happy that I went with this page ... I like how it turned out ... thanks for looking!

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

Exciting News!

I'm head-over-heels excited to announce that I've been chosen for The Paper Variety Design Team!  I've always enjoyed their challenges  and couldn't be happier to get to work with this very talented group of ladies.  We're going to have a blast this term, so head over to TPV and join us for some amazing challenges!

My first assignment for TPV was Christmas in July ... which proved to be far more of a challenge than any of you know ... I've NEVER scrapped a Christmas picture before.  Those of you that are friends and followers already know that I only scrap travel photos.  My dear friend, Tracy, came through for me and gave me a picture of her adorable son.   I'm actually quite happy with my LO, and I hope she is also!

The amazing prize was donated by Scraptastic Club:

Jessica from Scraptastic Club has kindly donated this SUPER SWEET scrapbooking kit! Such a cute collection including Echo Park, My Mind's Eye, American Crafts and other great supplies!

One lucky lady will win the random drawing ... will it be you?!

Here's the inspiration over at TPV:

Here's what I came up with:

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 ...