Monday, July 30, 2012

Done challenges!!!

I cropped with my peeps on Saturday! and oh-my-goodness, I did a bunch of challenges!

I wanted to use some inspiration to get me going, so I hit up a few websites for sketches and challenges, and that's mostly what I worked on all day!  The first one I have above is the Stuck On U Sketches blog sketch challenge found here. I had the Echo Park mini theme and used that for several pages including this one.

This layout was completed for the Sketch N Scrap sketch challenge found here.  Again, used the EP mini theme papers. But for this one, I had some white seam binding ribbon, and I wanted it to be navy instead. I didn't have navy ink or even navy mist. I had two blues that were more shades of cobalt, and a charcoal color mist.  So I scrunched the seam binding ribbon into a zip baggie, dampened it with water from my mini mister, then misted it with the two blues and the charcoal mist. That was sufficient to make my own "navy" colored ribbon, that actually looks a little like it's been tie-dyed. Pretty neat.

Here's the last layout I did for a challenge, and also the last layout I did with the EP mini theme. I used up some of the remaining ribbon that I misted as well. This was inspired by the My Creative Sketches blog sketch challenge found here. The little arrow is pointing at a beaver we saw swimming, and rather than put a big picture with a tiny tiny subject on the layout, I decided to use the beaver picture as an embellishment instead. :)

My last challenge project is for Stuck on U Sketches all new card sketch challenge found here! I used a kraft cardstock base and stamped it with a Hero Arts stamp I've never used before. Then I threw some scraps on there. ha! the center element is a chalkboard sticker from American Crafts. My chalk writing stinks. I wish I could have written that better. lol

THANKS! for stopping by. :)

Friday, July 27, 2012

slug bug

When we were down in Oklahoma visiting my mom, we stopped at a store and saw this VW Beetle. Now, I'd taught my son about the slug bug game (without the slugging) as a car game to play for the long trip. When he saw this bug, he just HAD to go touch it! He was in awe of it. Rather cute!  When I'm at crops late at night, I find myself throwing together fast pages like this just to get more done.

Monday, July 23, 2012

Lemon Love

Stuck On You Sketches has a die cut challenge that started on July 13. I got to crop with my scrappy ninjas on the 14th at the Relay for Life crop, and I made this layout, inspired by the challenge. I kind of scrap-lifted myself for it, as it is made with a few leftovers from making a kit (see below). I had the scalloped background and the tags left over, both cut on my cricut. The tags are from the Sophisticated cartridge, and were the closest I could find in shape (on the cricut) to actual shipping tags. I hadn't planned on using these leftovers, but the challenge and not wanting to waste anything... well I went ahead. :)  I made the mistake of leaving this layout in one of my boxes in the car, and the heat kind of curled the plastic lemon embies... but I like the look!

THIS layout is one I made for a kit for a couple of my friends who like me to design for them. I was inspired by a Cricut Circle layout by one of the designers, Jana Eubank. Hers was a one-page layout.

Monday, July 9, 2012

Ostara 2011

Stuck On U Sketches has a great sketch this week, check it out! I love sketches, they really inspire me!

The papers and embellishments for this page are from a Cocoa Daisy kit, including the birds on a wire stamp.  I love that stamp! I hope I can come up with other uses for it! The background shape is from a cricut cartridge but I have no idea which one! sorry. :)

Thanks for stopping by. :)

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Always Together

I'm back to doing challenges again, yay! Stuck On You Sketches has a die cut challenge that started friday for using a "flag". I used little flags on pics on this layout. Plus a lot of other die cuts! The cartridges I used on this layout are: Sophie, Ribbons and Rosettes, Plantin, Party Picks and Pennants, Holiday Cakes, Art Philosophy, and Base Camp. I believe I also used the Sizzix Tim Holtz rosette die.

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