Tuesday, August 31, 2010

It has been a crazy couple of weeks

I have spent the last 2 weekends at crops and while I have had a great time I am ready for a little non-crop weekend.  I did manage to get about 20 layouts done while away though.

I am a day later with this but here is a layout I did for TrailMakers challenge this week of using 4-6 photos on a page, which I love to do because more pics help define the moments better sometimes.  This LO is of a new tradition that we have started with our neice, Paige and nephew, Kyle so we can spend some quality time with them.
I used a hodge podge of leftovers this week, some Basic Grey Capella background paper, Little Yellow Bicycle Fresh Clothesline and Rusted Sun by Fancy Pants along with my favorite scrappy thing right now...THICKERS.... and you can find all these things here

Join us this week and show us your LO using 4-6 photos, you never know when there might be a prize involved and plus you will get something done!!!

I will post more about my past couple of weekends this week, hopefully!!  :)

Monday, August 23, 2010

Sketch Challenge

Here is my take on the Sketch challenge this week at TrailMakers...

I love to use sketches and sometimes I am very literal and copy them right down to the tiniest embellishment and other times I loosely copy them, but that is the great thing about them - you can interpret them however you like.

As I was digging through pictures, I ran across these beach pictures and knew they were perfect for the Fancy Pants Rusted Sun papers and this sketch challenge. The sun and beach ball I cut using my Slice Seasons cartridge and I outlined both with Stickles. The title was made with Jillibean Soup white corrugated alphas that I sprayed with GlimmerMist.
I just have gotten back home after a weekend celebration for one (of many) of my favorite scrap stores, Sweet Memories, so I will be posting pics later in the week.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Busy Bees

This week is Butterflies, Birds and Bees challenge at TrailMakers and the challenge is to use butterflies, bees and/or birds in your layout.  I used some bee pics that the hubs took (wish I could take credit) of the bees in our backyard, they love our wildflower garden. 
I used Little Yellow Bicyle Clothesline papers, and punched the butterflies with my Martha Stewart punch, the title are some Thickers (love these) from my stash and I also used some stickles to outline the flowers and liquid pearls on the squiggles under the butterflies. 

Be sure to check the other great layouts from the DT this week on the blog

Have a great week!!!

Monday, August 9, 2010

Circle Challenge

This week is Shape week at TrailMakers and we had to use circles on our layouts, here is what I came up with...
I love this paper from Little Yellow Bicycle and knew these pics from Mother's Day were perfect for it.  The large circle is a chipboard shape from Close To My Heart that I stamped with flowers, the scallop border (I cut 1 1/2" circles and overlapped them) and journal flower were cut with my Slice. 

You have until Saturday to make you entry, so be sure to join in on the fun and get some pages done too!!

Hope everyone has a Happy Monday!!!

Monday, August 2, 2010

(paper)TrailMakers challeng blog

So most everyone knows I recently made a new Design Team for TrailMakers, well yesterday was the start of our very 1st challenge, a RECIPE challenge using the name:



Markers (for coloring, journaling, etc.)
Acrylic accents
Kraft cardstock
Stitching (machine, hand, or faux!)

Go check it out and challenge yourself to use all 11 items and you might win an extra special prize, but definitley try to use at least 3 of the items.   Here is my layout, I used: 

R-ribbon & rub ons
K-kraft paper cardstock
Have fun and be sure to check out next week's challenge!!