Monday, October 31, 2011

Sketches in Thyme Design Team Call

Sketches in Thyme is having a Design Team Call. I decided to go ahead and give it a try as I love their sketches!!! Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch. Love this picture of my dd and her friend. I used the Crate Paper Random line.

So go post your take on this sketch and if not be sure and join in the fun over at Sketches in Thyme!

Monday, October 17, 2011

Memorable Seasons Card Challenges

Over at Memorable Seasons we're having a month long card making event. Twice a week there are new challenges posted to connect you to your inner card maker. I finally found some energy and motivation and created several cards for the challenges.

Telah challenged us to choose a sketch from September Page Maps and create 3 different cards with it, making each one a little different than the others. Fun challenge. Here is the card I chose to be inspired by:

And here are my 3 cards:

And Tammy challenged us to scraplift a card from our gallery. I chose this card from Carol:

Be sure and come by and play along with the many challenges this month! We'd love to have you join us!

Season of Change

At Sketchy Thursday, they have a sketch up to use to try out to be a GDT. I figured...why not try. So I took this sketch and turned it upside down. The other requirements we had to include: a gratitude list and at least 5 leaves.

I also included a challenge from Scrap-Friendzy to scrap a challenge I have overcome (letting my daugther go away to college is one of the hardest things I've had to do). I was also inspired by the card sketch below, a challenge at Memorable Seasons to let the sketch inspire you. Hence the rounded corners and the horizontal strip.

A Second challenge at Memorable Seasons is to use this sketch to create a card. Since I'm not a big card maker I love having a sketch to get me started. I pulled out some Basic Grey scraps and created this card. Check out the Card Event we have going on this month at Memorable Seasons.

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Scraplift and Frosted Designs Recipe

At Memorable Seasons we have a Member we spotlight each month. We then go to their gallery and scraplift one of their layouts. Laura Cushman is our MOTM for October and I scraplifted her commuting layout. Plus while I was at it I thought I'd throw in a fun recipe challenge from Frosted Designs. They listed 8 items and we had to choose four. I chose flowers, buttons, stickers and ribbon/lace. The balloons and letters are Glitz Stickers designed to go with this papers. I love a great challenge!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Memorable Seasons DT Challenge

This month at Memorable Seasons, we are going to do challenges to focus on cards. I got to be the first challenge this month and I chose to provide a wonderful sketch from Let's Scrap that can be used as a card or a layout.

So my challenge this month is to use this sketch to create a layout, a card or both. If you do both your name will go into a drawing for a RAK from me.

Here is what I created using this sketch. I used more of my Jillibean Sweet & Sour collection

Come on over and join in the fun! We'll have two challenges posted each week.

Monday, October 3, 2011

HELP Please!!!

Hello...I need help. I decided to try for a card contest at Practical Scrappers. I'm not a huge card creator but when I do I always seem to enjoy it. So I gave it try and I made it through for this first round of voting. What I didn't realize is that it's a "vote"-type contest. So if you don't mind, will you please go here and vote for me. You can vote up for 3 each day and your votes are confidential. Here are the official rules. Thank you!!!

Memorable Seasons October DT Projects

At Memorable Seasons, this month, I got a really fun kit. I chose it because I've never worked with Jillibean products and wanted to challenge myself. I got the Sweet & Sour kit and LOVED it! I had a very fun time playing with the products and colors. I think I fell in love to be honest. Here are the projects I completed using this line.

I made this card using scraps from this kit. I used my quickutz die for the petals and then handstitched around each one. I thought this was a fun card to created!
When I saw this kit I thought of a grid using all the different papers. The little heart one just screamed teen girl. Then I used several of the die cuts to create a cluster.
Then I wanted to show the versatility of this line by focusing on a boy line. There was also a fun orange I could have added to this for a boy as well. I love versatile lines! The die cuts are must buy for me from now on as they have so many fun elements.

This last one was one of my favorites! My daughter is a creative writer and with all the typewriters and papers with alphabets I thought this would be perfect for this line. So I chose one of senior photos and scrapped this detail about her.

Well...that's it for this month. Be sure and check out the other DT members and what they created.