Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Amazing Blog Candy

Here's a fun blog that has quite the blog candy. Thought I'd share it with my friends so you can have a chance to win.

Plus she's giving this away as well:

Simply Obsessed Just Beachy Crop

I saw on Scrap Scene that Simply Obsessed is doing a fun crop this week. Be sure and check it out. I'm hoping to participate. I love a good challenge - it keeps me scrapping. I'd love to see my friends there with me.

Challenges Challenges Challenges

I've been hunting around and finding some really fun challenges this month. I thought I'd share some of them with you.

This first one was my layout for the Last Scrapper Standing at Memorable Seasons. Unfortunately I didn't move on for this round but wanted to challenge myself anyway. It's not my favorite layout but it's done...LOL.

And here's one I combined for three challenges (I love being productive)
The first challenge was at Challenge Masters for the One Little Word which was Party.
The 2nd is I used Sketch73 from The Scrappiest. The 3rd challenge was Dixie Pieces challenge to create a birthday layout of me as a child.

And last but not least...a challenge at a site I just discovered call Treasured Scrapbooking. It was a challenge to use a sketch and create this card in black and cream.
Here's a link to the sketch

And here's my card:

Be sure and check these challenges and many more at each site. Thanks for looking.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Ch{all}enge Masters Color Challenge

For this month's Color Challenge at Ch{all}enge Masters I found this great ad that just screamed summer:

So you need to use orange/lime green/aqua/purple. You can add neutrals but the main part of the layout needs to be these 4 colors. Here is my layout:

Be sure and come check out all of the great challenges this month. They're due July 31st. Can't wait to see what you come up with.

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Paris Photos

I finally got some of my Paris photos developed and was so in the mood to scrap tonight. I actually combined three challenges into this layout. Here's the layout:

The first challenge is from Challenge Masters and it was "to take one photo & cut it into squares, the size you cut is up to you. Then take those squares & glue them onto your LO in a grid (at least 4 squares). " Plus it has a point system so I masked and used several items for that.

The 2nd Challenge as I used sketch #72 from The Scrappiest and rotated it a turn. It was perfect for my photo and pp's I wanted to use. It's a little hard to see in the photo but I did stitch a circle in cream. I probably should have done it with black thread but too late.

The 3rd challenge is from Backporch Memories. It was a recipe challenge:
1. flower(s)
2. rub-on(s)
3. brad(s)
4. at least 4 patterned papers
5. fiber (ribbon/thread/twine - something like that)
I had fun making sure everything was on the layout and really do think it helped me "complete" my layout.

Be sure and stop by each of the sites to participate in the challenges there. Thanks for letting me share.

Thursday, July 8, 2010

Last Scrapping Standing Entry Week 4

Yay! I made it another week! This week's challenge was definitely that for me. I was very stressed when I saw and my mind wouldn't stop thinking so I thought I'd get it done and over with. The challenge is:
"You can scrap any subject matter you choose, BUT... You must use a solid color background paper and create some sort of pattern using a household item.
Example: USe white cardstock and bubble wrap with paint to create the background.
Use kraft cardstock and dip paper clips in paint/stamp pab to create the background.

Get the idea? Toilet paper tubes, potatoes, a kid's toy, a paper bag, there are TONS of possibilities, just be sure that the image you ink, paint, stamp, etc is a noticeable part of the Layout!!"

Once I started thinking and looking through drawers I came up with the idea of using paper re-enforcers. I experimented for at least an hour trying to come up with the best way and liked the look of the mist. I liked the idea of a little bit grungier of a look with the challenge. It really was a lot of fun thinking outside the box. You should go to Memorable Seasons and try it this week to get your name in a drawing for a gift certificate.

Anyway...here's my layout.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Last Scrapper Standing Week 2 and 3

Last Scrapper Standing is still going on over at Memorable Seasons. I am very grateful that I have managed to stay in the contest thus far. There is amazing talent there and I feel blessed to still be in the running. Voting will start Monday after 3pm. I think you have to vote for your favorite 5 layouts.

This week's challenge is to use white space and have a cluster. I'm not the best at white space layouts but here is my take on the challenge. This photo is of me and my older sister when we were young.

And here's a close up of my cluster:

Last week's challenge was to use black as your background and to create at least 2 flowers to use. Here is my layout for last week. I love this photo of Skye.