September 30, 2009

Some More Layouts!

This first lo was done for the Sept. Challenge over at for the EFG that I am with.

September Technique Challenge: Use Die-Cuts!! You may choose any subject, any number of pics, etc., but you must use at least one die-cut on your layout! This can be as your background (as in a die-cut paper), or it can be an embellishment. You can even die-cut your photo(s)! It can be from a kit/paper collection, or you can cut it from a die-cut machine. 25 points!

TWIST: Distress something, somewhere on the layout--use scissors or an edge distresser, tear something, crumple something--just distress at least one item for an extra 10 points!

I have had these two pictures out forever wanting to scrap them of Avery... Heck I think he is about 2 or 3 here.. I will have to go hunt now to put a date on. But I used BG paper and my die cut it the snowflake which I added stickles and a button to. Then I distressed the edges of the cardstock and added stickles along that as well, you can't hardly see it, but it looks very nice and is eye catching. The santa and Spirit of Christmas are actually from the dollar store from way back when. Added the ric-rac for a simple interest as well as the row of buttons!

I just love these pics of Avery, even if he has his meal all over his face!

This second lo was for the September BOM Challenge: Create A Layout About Someone or Something That Inspires You! This can be anything, really! A special person--you don't have to have actually met them, either! Or it could be a family member, friend, whoever! Or maybe it is a thing, place, object, etc., that inspires you! Whatever it is, scrap it for your BOM so you can remember it! 25 points!
TWIST: Use buttons! You must use at least 2 buttons on the layout to get an extra 10 points!

I did my lo on my best friend Cynthia. I listed the things that inspire my about her, although I can't believe I left off the word intelligence! I realized that when I was finished... ugh... oh well, this is quite simple, but I love the green and pink which is basic grey papers. I used the buttons as you can see as well as the twist.

I guess I am starting to get the hang of a simple when I get down to hours before they are due, I guess that happens, although I do really like them both.

Thanks for stopping by and taking a peek and if you, please leave me a message and tell me hi!

Welcome Little One

This is a card I made my friend Angie that just had her beautiful daughter Kenzie Bella. I really liked the touch of green and so I went with the paper from the DCWV glitter stack. This is also not one of my images, but it is my favorite one that I own to make a baby card. I can't even tell you who makes it, it is not on the block only Santa Rosa, CA. The sentiment was computer generated.

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September 28, 2009

FREE Digital Stamp Image: Dancing Hearts

This week's free digital image from There's Magic In The Air is "Dancing Hearts". I figured when most people see this image they are going to think Valentines Day. I know I would. So, I thought I would think out side the box and attempt to use non-traditional heart colors. Not sure how well I achieved that, but I still felt compailed to pull a coral color in to have some contrast with that blue. Certainly not a valentine look though, maybe more a country feel? I don't know what do you think? LOL... Anyway I started with a blue card stock and then I added the pp which is K&Company added the 3 lines of ribbon and bows; American Craft. I then used the swiss dot Cuttlebug folder to emboss the blue card stock I laid on top of the pp. I used my corner punch to make the hearts and feel some of the white area on the image and then I added some rhinestones on the vase and also to the right of the image. Added some red stickles on the tips of the drips and then added the sentiment of "where there is love" and on the inside the sentiment says: "There is Life". I will probably save this for an engagement type card, something a little different and non-traditional.

Well, that's it for me for Dancing Hearts. I hope you can spread a little love not only by snaggin this image, but by making a card with it and then sending it on to someone! Oh, and don't forget to leave me some luvins as well in the comments! Thanks for stopping by and taking a look!!