Friday, February 3, 2012

Burrito Baby

This layout was for a challenge to do most of the layout above the middle of the page, have some bling on it and to doodle.  I hate my doodling - I always think it looks so ugly.  However, I decided to go for it.  I used my new-to-me "Animal Crackers" kit and I love it.  I used SCAL and my Cricut for my title and I really like how the font turned out; I used "Smiley Monster".  

Am I happy with the doodling?  Nope, not at all.  I think my stars look ugly.  But I love the rest of it so I'll get over it.

Thursday, February 2, 2012

The Cutest Superman Ever

I decided to scrap these photos of A's first Halloween.  I absolutely loved the kids' costumes and these pictures make me smile.  So, I wanted to do a great job with them.  I love the colour palette and it was fun to try a couple new things.

I won these transfers from a challenge from Club CK last year and hadn't used them yet.  Since I was actually paper scrapping some Halloween pics, I decided to give them a try.  I used the embossing powder that I also won in that prize package (can you believe that it matched the colours I'd already chosen?!).  I'd never embossed before so I had to get creative on how I'd heat the powder.  I used my flat iron for this one.  It worked OK but it warped the paper.

For this one, I had gotten some advice from scrappy friends to try a light bulb so I tried it.  It worked better, slower but no warping.

And then I used some blue glitter for this one.  I hadn't used it before either.

The circles by the title didn't start out as circles.  I thought I'd try out my new Sew Easy scallop stitching head but I didn't realize that I'd pierced the holes the wrong way.  :(  Oops!  I had to make it work so I pierced holes on the other side to make it look like rings.  That's why they aren't perfectly round.  But that's OK - it's part of the scrapping process.

Wednesday, February 1, 2012

I *heart* U

Another layout for last weekend's challenge.  We were asked to put everything "crooked" on the page and to include something soft on it.  If you know me, you know that crooked and I don't work well together.  In fact, if something's crooked, it's because it was a mistake and rarely intentional.  So, as much as it killed me to do it, I tilted it all.  I actually like the photo mat with the pics tilted.  

I'm loving using pop dots for my title - it just adds great dimension without having to use Thickers.  I don't have a big stash of them so I rarely have the right ones.

The soft part on my layout is the felt circles on the embellies.  I felt the journalling needed a little bit of attention so I pulled out this bling "line" (for lack of knowing what to call it!) to underline the first line of journalling.

And yes, I misted AGAIN on a layout.  It's just seemed right for these last few.  Huh, maybe I'll become a fan yet.  ;)

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Miss You card

Another challenge for last weekend's crop was to make a card using sheet music and black somewhere on it.  I'm so not a card maker but for some reason, this one spoke to me and it was the first challenge I did all weekend - so strange but so nice for once!

I've had this patterned paper in my stash for years, seriously 8+ years.  *blush*  I still really like it but I'd never known how to use it.  So, I just needed a kick to use it!  I love the green trim for this card so even though it doesn't match perfectly, I still like how it looks.  The two flowers were white and I chalked them to make them the right shade.  I thought the little stitched swirl would add the right finishing touch to the card.  And I know exactly who I'll be sending this one to!

Monday, January 30, 2012

So Happy Together

This past weekend was an amazingly awesome one, in terms of scrapping.  There was an online crop over at Skrap 'n Chat and it's my one-year anniversary of being active on that message board.  It was last year's crop where I jumped in and got so much creative inspiration.  Well, my fabulous hubby told me to reserve the day Saturday and scrap my heart out while he took the kids.  I managed to get seven - yes, 7!!! - challenges done!!!!!

This layout is for a challenge to use hearts on a layout in a creative way.  I decided to use this sweet picture of K and A for this layout.

I cut out these hearts and layered them and then added a button on top for good measure.

I found this little blingy heart in my stash and thought it added a little cuteness to the title.

And then I thought of doing a heart border using my Cricut.  I love it!