August 27, 2012

Mine - Creative Scrappers

This, by far, it my favorite page I did this weekend.

It was created for the challenge at Creative Scrappers.  Their sketches also have enough room for interpretation and I love that!

This page came together very quickly, but I think that had a large part to do with the fact that I used the latest kit from Peace, Love & Scrapbooking.  I mean, seriously, Pam puts together one of the most amazing kits out there.  You just can't go wrong with the quality of the product.  And did I say unique?  It's never just from one manufacturer...  she mixes different product lines to produce a truely unparalleled and inspirational kit!!

I went with a very simple title, but I honestly thought that that is all it needed.

I hope you enjoyed it!  I love comments, so please, leave some love!

Find Peace Here - Bird is the Word

You can get so much inspiration from just one word.

This month at Bird is the Word, it was Peace.

I came up with this page with a little inspiration in the layout from Pinterest.  It really is a simple design, which is kind of what makes it so stunning...

Hindsight being 20/20, I should not have sprayed the black ink.  I think it takes away from the crispness of it.

Dare to Dream - Kraft it Up

I managed an entire day to myself to scrapbook.  My husband took my boys to shoot guns (prep for hunting season) and to a baseball game.  I didn't answer the phone and I didn't answer the door.  I did manage to finally get dressed 5 minutes before my husband got home (he he).

All that time and I managed quite a few pages, but a couple of them are for later reveals...

First up...  Kraft it Up!  For their challenge we had to use Kraft paper (obviously) and layers.  I struggle with layers, but I guess that is why they call them challenges, right?

Anyway, here is what I came up with...

This is were the layering came in.  To add texture, I cut fringes in to dotted paper and then stappled on the embellies.

This snake skin stamp was a dream to work with.  I normally have a hard time getting a stamp with that much detail to look good, but much to my surprise it was perfect!

August 25, 2012

5 Things I Love at 9 - CSI Case No. 34

I love these colors, but boy oh boy did I struggle putting them together.  I'm not much of a pastel kind of girl and I think that is where my struggle began.

This is actually my second page for this challenge.  The first one I don't dare share...

This is the inspiration from CSI...

Here is mine...

I love the pages that use the hexagons.  They fit together so nicely.  When I came up with the design of this page, I thought, "What other shape can I do that with?"  And hearts worked well.

August 24, 2012

Let's Get Sketchy DT Call

Let's Get Sketchy is have a DT Call.

I'm putting my name in the hat!

I love working from sketches.  I find that working with a sketch really takes the stress out of scrapbooking.  I know, I know, if a non-scrapbooker read this post they would be thinking "stressful???, I don't think so!"  But as a scrapbooker, when you are stuck, a sketch is usually exactly what you need.

Another great thing about a sketch is that you can follow it to a T or you can flip, rotate, change size, or add personal flare and it's NEVER wrong.

Below is the sketch I used from Let's Get Sketchy:

And my result:

Enjoy your day!

August 20, 2012

Sketch ~N~ Scrap - Guest DT

Well, I'm putting my name in the hat for the Guest Designer position at Sketch ~N~ Scrap.

I love working from sketches.  I think deciding on a layout is the hardest part of scrapbooking, so when you have a sketch as a jumping off point, it makes the ride that much easier.

Below is the sketch I had to work from...

And my take...

 Some close-ups...

I used the August kit from Peace, Love & Scrapbooking for this LO.  I love, love, love these grays and blues...

Sketchers - DT Call

Look what I found!  A brand new sketch site...  there has been a recent evaporation of challenge sites that I follow, so just let me rant and rave about how excited I am to find a new site!!!

Sketchers will have their first reveal on September 3rd.

Check them out!

Since they are new, they are looking for a Design Team.  This is my application based on the sketch below...

My result...

And some close ups...

August 18, 2012

Max Load - CSI #33

Still working on that guest designer position at CSI.  That is for the month of August, or at lease what is left of it.  I can't believe that it is already 1/2 way through the month.  Goodness, where has it gone?

This is Case file #33 for CSI.  Pam and I are both guest designers there since Peace, Love & Scrapbooking is sponsoring their site for the month of August.

Pam decided to make some changes to how her kits work.  Instead of subscribing to a 3 month, 6 month or 12 month commitment, you can take the kits you want, when you want.  I love this change!

Make sure to check out her site.  The August kits is FABULOUS!

Thanks for stopping!  Have a great day!

Island Beauty - CMS #10

I'm having a hard time believing that we are already at challenge #10. It seems like we just started. I guess that means that I'm having fun with it. I wish that we had a few more followers and that the traffic from the site would work it's way to my personal blog, but maybe that will come in time.

This challenge, I found the colors difficult to work with. When I sit down with a color challenge, the first thing I grab is my "scrap" paper. I see what I have there before diving into my other stash.

Here is the challenge...

Pink is difficult for me since I have 2 boys, so needless to say, I didn't find any pink paper... ribbon is where I found the pink.

I've been into doodling lately and thought that by putting circles behind the photo would really make it pop off the page.  I think I should have used a thicker pen, but I really like the effect.

Have a great day and thanks for stopping.

August 10, 2012

CSI - Case No. 32 - Wipe Out

CSI really does some amazing color combinations.  Sometimes, they really make me think because they are jam packed with colors that I don't normally pull, but other times, they choose colors that I have a large supply of.

This was the case this time around.  Tons of neutrals and blues...

Here is my take on it...

As you may know, scrapbooking a page at CSI is not just about the colors...  that is only part of the process.

C - Colors
S - Stories
I - Inspiration

You can see the colors from the pictures, but the S and I...

For the S, I had to use 2 or more of the following:
·      something translucent
·      wet medium
·      something grainy (e.g., glitter, sand, embossing powder)
·      textured paper
·      vellum
·      dots (inspired by the pattern on the starfish
·      round or somehow soften the edges of your photos or papers
mesh, burlap, gauze, or similar element

Can you see which ones I used?

For the I, I had to use 1 of the following:

·      Document a beach trip.
·      Journal about something you collect.
·      Create a translucent pocket or envelope for your journaling.
·      Document a transformation (inspired by the broken glass that turns into a beautiful treasure).
·      Use the first stanza of William Blake's poem as a jumping off point for your journaling:
To see a world in a grain of sand
And a heaven in a wild flower
Hold infinity in the palm of your hand
And eternity in an hour.
  • Inspiration Words: calm, seek, change -- use these as inspiration for your journaling, not just as a title

As you can see, I journaled about Sawyer and his wake board.

Enjoy and have a great day!

August 03, 2012

Guest Designer - CSI Case File No. 31

I am super excited to announce that I am a Guest Designer for CSI for the month of August.  I've been chomping at the bit to tell everyone, but of course, I'm sworn to secrecy...  well, not really.

Peace, Love & Scrapbooking is a sponsor at CSI and since I design for Peace, Love & Scrapbooking, they invited us to be guest designers for this month.  There are 5 challenges in all, so make sure to check back each Friday evening for the next reveal.

When I saw this first color scheme, I thought, "This is going to be HARD!".  But as I got going, it sort of just fell together.  My go-to colors are not normally this bright, so out came the paint.

All in all, I'm pleased with the result and it's always fun playing with paint!

I'd appreciate it if you left some love!