Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Bo Bunny, Scrapbook Challenges and Colorful Creations

How I love challenges!  I am so inspired to create when a good challenges is before me.  Last night I snuck in a little bit of scrappy time.  Here are the 2 projects I completed:

1st: I found this fun sketch at Scrapbook Challenges and knew I had to create it.  I also used the criteria for a Bo Bunny card challenge to use 3 pp's, 2 stickers and 1 brad.  I had fun with my yards and yards of twine to create my "flowers". 

2nd: I loved this sketch from Colorful Creations and was so inspired to create this layout with it.  I bought this paper a month or so ago and have been waiting to use it.  This sketch inspired me to pull it out and have fun.  Very different colors for me to use.  I also combined this with a challenge at Scrapbook Challenges to use Family as my title and a banner or ribbon.  Here is my layout:

Thanks for stopping by! 

Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Paper Secrets, Colorful Creations and More

I finally got a chance to scrap over the weekend.  I was hoping to find more time than what I did but grateful for the time I did get.  Here are a few of the layouts I created:

This first one is actually for 2 challenges: 1st: At Paper Secrets they have a fun blog challenge to create a layout using 75% Pink Paislee.  Since I just go some happy mail with this new line I thought it would be perfect.  I combined this challenge with a sketch from Colorful Creations, where they are having a sketchathon this month. I had hoped to use more of them but this month hasn't cooperated.  So here is the layout I created:

The second one is for 3 challenges:  1st: At Memorable Seasons, Joni challenged us to get messy - to use inks and mists.  So I figured it was perfect for this photo of my son.  2nd: I used a fun sketch at Color Creations.  They have a sketchathon going this month.     3rd: I used a chevron challenge from Paper Secrets.  I love it when I can be inspired by these fun challenges.  It really helps me think outside my box.  So here is the layout using some fun Simple Stories Awesome that I got at Memorable Seasons. 

There are some fun challenges out there on some fabulous sites!  Be sure and stop by and play along!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Final DT challenge for Memorable Seasons

Well today I issued my last challenge as a DT member at Memorable Seasons.  I'll really miss being on the DT there but it's time for some fresh blood and I totally understand.  With that is the challenge:

As I pondered what to challenge you with this last time I thought of all kinds of trends, color challenges, sketch name it. What I finally came up with is a scraplift challenge. But this isn't just any scraplift challenge. This week I'd like you to look back at the layouts you created at least 6 months ago or later and find one you want to re-create. Then....

Scraplift yourself.

I know there are a lot of favorites, maybe some that aren't so fabulous but we've all scrapped something we can re-cycle and change up. You are welcome to rotate the layout/design, or pick out a few favorite elements...whatever you desire. Be sure and link back to this post the original one you chose and your new take on it. You don't have to re-do the layout, just scraplift it. It was actually a lot of fun looking back through what I'd created over the last several years and this is the layout I chose to scraplift from 2009:

I didn't change a lot from the original.  I also used my May DT kit: MME Miss Caroline. 

That's it.  Just pick an older layout of yours and scraplift it.  Since this is my last challenge to issue I'm also offering a RAK of some baker's twine (at least 5 colors) to one lucky winner.  Layouts must be newly created and posted by May 31st. 

Thursday, May 17, 2012

Sketches in Thyme Take 78

It's sketch time again at Sketches in Thyme.  This week's is a fun single layout with room for 3 photos.  Here is the sketch:
And here is my take.  I rotated the sketch to the right since my photos sent horizontal.  These are fun photos of my kids on the Metro while we were in DC a few years ago.  I created this layout using my May Memorable Seasons DT kit
You have until the end of May to complete any of the sketches at Sketches in Thyme.  We'd love to have you join us!

Thursday, May 10, 2012

T*T*D Reveal Day

Well today is the day!  It's the reveal day at Thinking Through Design, a sight I'm very proud to say I'm a part of!  So excited about this blog and the new format.  Today our "thought" is about Analogous Colors.  To be honest I had no idea what that meant, but the blog will explain it all and then share all of our takes on this challenge.  Then you can have a chance to play along as well.  It was a different route than I normally take when creating but found it was quite fun to challenge myself in a new way. Here is my layout for this challenge:
I'd love to hear from you and see you play along with us.  TTD is a safe, inviting site to play along. Stop by and share your thoughts with us!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Memorable Seasons & Basic Grey

I didn't get any time to play on NSD but I did find a few fun challenges at Basic Grey.  I still haven't had a lot of time to play along but there were 2 I created.  I, also, combined the BG challenges with some we have at Memorable Seasons.  We decided to have a week long celebration of NSD this week.  Be sure and come by and see the fun challenges being issued. 

The first challenge is one I issued at MS by creating a color combination bingo card.  Plus I used a cute sketch at BG by Susan Stringfellow.  I used my fun MME Miss Caroline DT kit to create this:

And the other challenge from BG was to use Vintage products.  Well since I've had Motifica and Age&Confused from over 5 years ago I figured that was pretty vintage.  By combining the 2 lines I also played along with Tami's NSD challenge at MS.  

It's not too late to play along with us at Memorable Seasons. We'd love to have you join us!

Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Thinking Through Design

A little over a month ago I was pleasantly surprised to get an email asking me to join in on a team of women who are interested in teaching and supporting others through a blog called Thinking Through Design.  Of course I said YES!!!  And it's starting it's launch this month!  Be sure and stop by daily to meet the new team and learn a little bit more of how it will work.  I will, of course, keep you posted here on the weeks that I share my "thought" but you won't want to miss out on any of them.  I am thrilled to be a part of this amazing team!  Wahoo!!!

Memorable Seasons May DT Kit

Well, it's so sad for me to say but this will be my last month as a Design Team Member at Memorable Seasons.  I'm sad my year is up but it's been a blast and I am so thankful to have been a part of such a fabulous group of women. 

With that's the first of the month and it's DT kit reveal time!  This month I was sent this fabulous MME Miss Caroline Kit:

Cute, huh?!  And here are 2 of my projects to share with you today.  The rest will come throughout the month.  This layout was inspired by our Member of the Month...Kasey.  Be sure and stop by and peruse her fun gallery and scraplift one of her beautiful layouts. 

And here is a card I my cute butterfly die and I'm so in love with doilies! 

Thanks for letting me share with you. We'd love to have you stop by and participate in our challenges.  We will have a week long NSD celebration starting Monday.  We'd love to have you join us!  I can't wait to see you on the boards!