Friday, July 30, 2010

1st July Kit Reveal

Here is my first reveal for the July Featured kit from Life Preservers Scrapbook Club. I am so excited to work with the fun bright color palette and the funky patterns from this line. I had so many ideas running through my mind that I had a hard time deciding here to start!
The title was inspired by Laura Lee’s July Challenge. It is in the Welsh language. It reads: Sassy Summer Feet. I also attached a tag to the bow that says Summer Indulgence but it got lost in the photo! Since this layout was all bout my summer bling, I used lots of stickles, jewels, and pop dots to spice it up a bit!

Non kit items: BoBunny chipboard stickers (kit addon), stickles, button, floss, tag, Jenni Bowlin crepe paper ribbon,

Have a wonderful day!!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Doodle it Your Way

Do you like to doodle? Are you one of those people that doodle on everything? Did your class notes contain more doodles than actual notes. Or, are you the type of person that hates a mess. Do little scibbles every drive you nuts? Or are you afraid to make some scribbles ‘cause you might mess up you paper? It’s time for another weekly challenge at Life Preservers Scrapbook Club, and I am challenging you to add some doodles to your layout. Make some flourishes, hearts, or stars. How about a fancy design, or some faux stitching. Grab your maker/pen and doodle it your way! Don't forget to share your creation in the gallery!

I created my example using the June Card Kit featuring Lily Bee’s Hello Sunshine line from Life Preservers Scrapbook Club.

Non kit items: marker; floss; felt; thickers; distress ink; buttons;

Have an awesome weekend!!

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

exciting news

Wohoo!!! The announcement has been made and now I can share…do you know how hard it is to keep such an awesome secret?! I am delighted beyond words to share with you… I have been selected to join the amazing ladies on the Dirty Scraps Design Team! Thank you so much for this wonderful opportunity, Pinky!!!

Let’s get dirty!!!
Here are a few cards I put together over the weekend!

Thanks for stopping by!!!

Sunday, July 18, 2010

It's a sultry Sunday

It has been so hot and muggy here! Perfect scrapping weather because it is just to hot out for anything else! Sharing with you a couple more design from the June Featured Kit from Life Preservers.

I looove hanging out at the lake, especially as the sun is setting. I captured this moment a few weeks ago. I printed it on textured Bazzill so it looks like canvas. The colors didn’t turn out as vibrant as photo paper would have though. This is such an uplifting quote. I thought it very fitting for scene and I printed it right onto the photo.
The quote reads:
“Shattered glass is full of a thousand different angles, each one picking up a ray of light and shooting it off in a thousand directions. That doesn’t happen with plain glass, such as a jar. The glass must be broken into many pieces. What’s true of shattered glass is true of a broken life. Shattered dreams. A heart full of fissures. Hopes that are splintered. A life that appears to be ruined. But given time and prayer, such a person’s life can shine more rightly than if the brokenness had never happened. When the light of the lord Jesus falls upon a shattered life, that believer’s hopes can be brightened. Only our great God can reach down into what otherwise would be brokenness and produce something beautiful. With him, nothing is wasted. Every broken dream and hurt that hurts can be redeemed by his loving, warm touch. Your life many be shattered by sorrow, pain or sin, but god has in mind a kaleidoscope through which his light can shine more brilliantly.” ~ Joni Eareckson Tada

Next, is a wedding card. The blue background is one of my faves in the kit! I just had to do something elegant with it! :)

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Thursday, July 15, 2010

time for another ScrapFit challenge!

Before we get to the challenge, I am so sad to say that this is my last reveal for ScrapFit. :( The past year has quickly flown by, and now it is time for me to step down. It has been a wonderful experience! Kelly, thank you so much for this incredible opportunity, I have really enjoyed it!!! To our fans, thank you sooo much for your support and for making ScrapFit a success!!!

Now, on to the challenge!
ScrapFit Challenge #24: Lift a layout, card or project from one of the Design Team Members. How fun is that!!!
Our sponsor for this challenge is Thoughts 2 paper! Liz so generously donated kits for the DT members…..Thanks Liz!!!!

I am wishing now, that I had stuck with her X’s and O’s, but I like the end results anyway!

I chose to lift a layout of Katie’s! I just adore this layout she crated displaying her love for her hubby!

Have fun, and Lift away!! You have until midnight July 31st to get your creation posted to ScrapFit!

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

another super fun project!

I bet I took 50 photos of this project at different places and angles. I had a really hard time getting decent photos without glare. The photos really don't do it justice. Anyone have any tips?!
This is an Acrylic Shadowbox Frame from Darcie's. It comes with the backing, 3 diecut layers of chipboard, and an acrylic cover. I love the fact that it had the diecuts come in separate layers making it easier to add dimension to the project. I placed the leaves between different layers and used pop dots so they are floating at different levels. I also propped the house up on pop dots. I added a length of ribbon and bow to hang it.
I used my June Featured Kit from Life Preservers to create this project.

Here are a couple at an angle hoping you can get a feel for the dimension.

Non kit items: ribbon; distress paint; distress ink; lace; button; pearls; acrylic shadow box frame, cricut; Storybook cartridge

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

lots of fun!

Did you enjoy the holidays?! For the first time in 3 years, I took a week off work!! I am definitely enjoying a much needed break!

I took a little time to play with the Life Preservers May Alternate kit featuring the Sassafras Lass Nerdy Bird line.
A while back, I found this watering can pattern on Isn’t it darling?! Perfect for these fun bright papers!!

Using my Cricut and Walk in my Garden cartridge, I cut flowers and layered them for dimension. I used lots of stickles, Glossy Accents, and pop dots to give the flowers a little extra texture and dimension!

Non kit items: Stampin’ Up marker; eyelet, tag, stickers, and jute , Stickles, Glossy Accents, Shimmerz paint, floral wire

I have also been playing with my June Featured Kit from Life Preservers. It is a wonderful blend of old and new, elegant and fun featuring papers from Scribble Scrabble and 7Gypsies.

The yellow paper is so soft and pretty, I knew right away I need to use it for something elegant. What better what than to highlight these wedding photos of my parents.

The leaves and flowers were cut using the Storybook and Walk in my Garden cartridges with my Cricut.

Non kit items: Creative Charms Vintage Brads; Creative Charms Butterflies; Creative Charms Organza flower; Kaiser pearls; Ranger distress ink; Pink Paislee Artisian Elements; Glimmer Mist; border punches (EK Success, Martha Stewart); floral pearls

As soon as I saw this background paper, I knew it would be perfect for this old (ancient, my kids would say! LOL!!) photo of my siblings and myself. I want to add the date on the left side yet, but I need to double check the correct date with my mom…I am guessing ‘78.

I used lots of pop dots for dimension.

Non kit items: Ranger Distress Ink; Jenny Bowlin button; Kaiser wood flourish; MME journaling cards and title; Maya Road pin; ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, July 1, 2010

Yes, I’m still alive! Life has been super busy, but I hope to be back to normal next week….whatever normal is! LOL!!!

"Handmade Goodies"
that is what Workout #23 is all about!!

Just do a LO, card, altered work and you have to have 1-3 HANDMADE, do it yourself embellies. Nikki Sivils is our sponsor and has graciously offered an amazing prize!! You have until midnight July 14th to get this workout done and linked to ScrapFit!

Not only did Nikki send a prize for you, she generously sent some goodies for the DT to play with! Thanks Nikki!!!

I used mine to create this layout honoring my Sister-in-law. She really is an amazing person, with a special gift that God is using in incredible ways. I hope someday she will be able to look within and see what I see!

I look forward to seeing what kind of homemade embellies you create!!

Thanks for stopping by!