Sunday, February 28, 2010

Scrapbook Throwdown Week 2

This week's challenge at Memorable Seasons is this:
This Weeks Challenge is we are going to be making "Fruit Salad " Cards

You need to make 4 different cards using the recipe for the fruit salad need to at least use two different fruits per card (you can use more!!!) and you can only use one fruit on two different cards. All the cards should be different using the different fruit elements and each card should each have a title..thanks for playing along!!!
Banana -ribbon
Orange- circle
Apple- heart
Cherry- stickles/ glitter
Blueberries- hole punch
Grapefruit- big circle (meaning circle card)
Pear- stamp
Strawberries- leaves
Pineapple- border punch

And the titles have to be food related.

At first I was a little worried of what I could use for my sentiments but with a little thought I finally came up with a few. Then I went into my stash to see if I owned any fruity papers or embellies. I had a few and then went to Archivers and found a few more. Here are my cards for this challenge:

This card I used a sketch from Let's Scrap.

Come on over and try it out. They have a drawing every week for one participant to receive a prize.

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Memorable Seasons Scrapbook Throwdown

Over at Memorable Seasons, they're having a 4 week contest called Scrapbook Throwdown. They post a weekly challenge and you submit your layout/project to go along with it. Here is this last week's challenge:
Here is your first Recipe Challenge. Today, we are serving up Wedding Cake!
Your "Wedding Cake" layouts must include pictures about a wedding event of any sort. If you are lacking this main ingredient in your cupboards, then you may substitute any photos of close relationships instead. Your recipes must also include the following ingredients:
Something old-this can be old photos, old products or you may use distressing/inking for an older look
Something new-this can be new products or new techniques
Something Borrowed-this can mean that you borrowed tools to complete your layout or that you used a sketch/scraplifted someone else
Something Blue-Exactly that....your layout must have blue in it somewhere!

And here is the layout I created for it. I loved this challenge and though the idea of adding blue wasn't my favorite, I was happy with it in the end.

Be sure and go check out this week's challenge It's not too late to play along!

Friday, February 19, 2010

Design Team Challenge at Let's Scrap

I was in charge of this week's challenge at Let's Scrap. I had saw this fun idea for a challenge (no I can't take full credit for it, though I wish I could) so I tweaked it and made it for Love. Come check it out here.

And here's mine that I did for it. to do a single layout.

Snow challenge at Let's Scrap

Let's Scrap had a DT challenge from Shana. She challenged us to use this recipe on our layout:
S: some bling
N: nine embellishments
O: One photo
W: white space.

It was fun creating a single layout - definitely my favorite kind. Here's what I created.

Thursday, February 18, 2010

My favorite Album

On the boards at Let's Scrap the question of the week is: What is your favorite layout or project. It was an easy question, or so I thought. As I was pondering what my favorite project was, I remembered a special album I created back in 2007 about the journey I went through after losing my baby at 22 weeks - what I experienced and more importantly, what I learned. I thought I'd share the album here for those who wanted to see all of the pages. I do have a lot hidden journaling throughout the book and will try to explain what I have written there. I made this wooden cover and used Chatterbox black refills for my pages
This journaling is about a dream I had several years before I got pregnant...hence the title.This is about how I thought I was done with kids and how I was shocked that I was pregnant and then had to go and buy all new maternity clothes, baby stuff, etc.
This talks about how we went into our ultrasound all happy and excited because I just knew this had to the girl I saw in my dreams. Then to find out there was no heartbeat and the devastation of the news. The file folder holds excerpts from my journal.
This layout is about all the decisions we had to make when it came time to deliver the baby. The right side with the small black photos talks about each momento and why it means so much to me. Under the D you can see my baby's tiny handprints.
The words over the Savior's face are lyrics from a song that really helped me understand why the Lord would have me go through this challenge. The right side talks about all of the many questions I had and then the little mini album has more journaling excerpts.
This talks about all the many angels who helped us through this family, my friends and the amazing doctor, who took all the charges off of my bill and told his staff to refund me my money so that I could pay the hospital bills for in his words, "She's lost enough." What a miracle and a blessing.
This talks about how having 3 amazing children to come home to helped me get through this challenge.
Going back through this sure brings back a lot of emotion but in the end, this challenge, as all challenges made me who I am.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Let's Scrap New Sketch

I'm a little late posting this week's sketch. I thought I'd share it as it's a fun one. Here's is my take on it. I love these photos of my son as they remind of watching him learn - totally made me laugh.

Come on over to Let's Scrap and share with us what you create! If you do it by Tuesday night, you can get your name into the drawing for a prize from a sponsor. Can't wait to see your work!

And don't forget about the 1st February challenge - Old vs new. I'd love to see what you create for this challenge.

Saturday, February 6, 2010

Thanks Tammy for this award!

Blog Award

Thanks Tammy for passing this on to me!

The rules of this award are to tell you 10 things that make me happy and then I am to pass it on to 5 more people.

So here they are, in no particular order:
1. Sunsets
2. Tulips
3. My children
4. Scrapbooking
5. A Clean and organized home
6. Friends
7. Sister Time
8. My fabulous husband Micah
9. Laughing children
10. Fresh chocolate chip cookies

Now to pass this on to 5 friends. Be sure and check out their fabulous blogs!
1. Debby
2. Tilda
3. Carrie
4. Audrey
5. Julie

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Let's Scrap Sketch

This is this week's sketch at Let's Scrap. Here are the two that I created using this as my inspiration.

One of the best things about Cheri's sketches is that you can create a double layout or just a single one. On this layout, I rotated the sketch one turn so I could use my horizontal photos. I love the versatility of them as you could use them over and over and you'd never know they were from the same sketch.

Here's the other layout I created of my daughter, Skye, going to her first dance. She's so grown up and is such a beautiful young lady! She loves the color purple so when she found this dress, she just knew it was the one for her.

Don't forget to come on over and post your layout using this sketch. Cheri has a weekly sponsor and you can get your name in the drawing just by downloading your layout in the gallery. The winner is then chosen randomly. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

And don't forget to get going on the challenge this month...I'd love to send someone a few goodies to enjoy!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Old vs. New Challenge

This challenge is to get you to mix your old stash with your new one. I've created a list of what I consider to be old vs new. You know your stash better than I so use your judgement. Your challenge is to create a layout with at least 8 items off of this list - 4 being old and 4 being new. You can have more than that, but you must have an equal amount of old vs new. Any questions please ask. Here's your list:

1. Alphabets: OLD: Foam Stamps/Flat Stickers vs. NEW: Thickers/Die Cutting Machine lettering/ Chipboard alphas.

2. OLD: shaped punches/paper crimper vs. NEW: die cuts/dry embossing

3. OLD: deco scissors vs. NEW: Border punches

4. OLD: eyelets/snaps/conchos vs. NEW: brads/buttons/bling

5. OLD: fiber/twill vs. NEW: ribbon

6. Patterned Papers: OLD: 5 years or older vs. NEW: 1 year or newer

7. OLD: tags - jewelry/kraft/metal rimmed vs. NEW: journaling spots

8. OLD: silk flowers, stamped, die cuts vs. NEW: paper flowers or handmade flowers

9. OLD: Pen work for stitching effect vs. NEW: stitch with sewing machine or hand stitch/rubons

10. OLD: sticker vs. NEW:rub-on

11. OLD: flat cardstock vs. NEW: textured cardstock

12. Embellishments: OLD: metal(MM metal letters, plaques, charms,frames, book plates, hinges, buckles, slide frames, etc vs. NEW: deco brads, pre-made embellies, chipboard, tickets/coupons, etc.

13. OLD: Naked chipboard vs NEW: Pre-printed/colored chipboard

So here's mine for this challenge

I used :
OLD: deco scissors for borders
OLD: metal embellishments
OLD: twill
OLD: silk flowers
NEW: Patterned Papers
NEW: Thickers/die cut lettering
NEW: Cardstock
NEW: Brads
I also used this sketch from Let's Scrap:

I truly can't wait to see what you create! You have until the end of February to finish this to get your name into a drawing for a RAK from me. I'll post another challenge in 2 weeks!