Sunday, June 19, 2011

Autumn Fairy

I saw that Practical Scrappers was looking for several types of layouts and one call was for layouts featuring the color brown. I immediately thought of Kenna wearing her fairy costume! I'm really trying to improve my picture taking skills. This is so much richer IRL. It's a pretty simple layout, but I cut the kraft cardstock out 3 times for the flourish to imitate chipboard and to give it more dimension.

Cricut Die-cuts: autumn-Stretch Your Imagination; fairy-Gypsy font (welded); flourish-? (can't find it); leaves-Gypsy Wanderings, Doodlecharms, Stretch Your Imagination
Background paper: DCWV-The Fall Stack
Bling Flourish: clearance from Michaels
Kraft cardstock--sprayed with Maya Mist-Bronze Metallic


Monday, June 13, 2011

Rock Star

The butterfly paper is DCWV? cut using Elegant Edges cart-butterfly frame and stretched on my Gypsy to get the size I wanted. I used Cuttlebug-Distressed Stripes on a strip of pink metallic paper all mounted on DCWV black cardstock background. The guitar is cut using the Rock Princess cart and the bling is a DCWV adhesive gems sticker word. I matted the pictures with pink metallic (big) and lt. blue cardstock (2 smaller).

What I really want to highlight about this page is the paper saving, or as I call it --too lazy to get another sheet of paper. haha

The photo on the right is showing what's missing. The photo on the left is showing how my patterned paper ended up on the finished layout. This is where I cut my guitar pieces! Then I just covered it up with my patterned paper and no one is the wiser! Except you blog readers!

So call it frugal scrapping or laziness, but use your paper wisely and you too can be wise in the way of paper saving, or just creatively lazy :)


Friday, June 10, 2011

New scrapbooking blog to visit!

My friend Joanne just jumped on the blog wagon!! She's challenging herself to really use her Cricut carts, but a side challenge-using her scraps up and other paper scrapping supplies. Way to go, Joanne! You've inspired me! Check out her blog:


Sunday, June 5, 2011

Back for another scrapbooking challenge

I finished this layout in time to post it to the "Getting Scrappy Challenge..#9 use a stamp".

I used 3 SU background stamps and a CTMH flower stem stamp on the title. I cut the title with my Cricut-and welded it with my Gypsy. Then I inked each letter with TH Distress Ink-Milled Lavender, stamped the design with versamark, and covered with clear embossing powder and heat set. Once it cooled, I covered each letter with TH Distress Ink-Dusty Concord. Alot of trouble for a title, but I love the emboss resist technique.

I finally used my Doodlebug glitter paper and gems that I've been holding on to for years! My Cricut cuts are the scalloped circle border from Elegant Edges and the title from Mickey Font. I also got to use my newest MS punch--I don't know what's its called but I love this vine. My favorite SU corner punch accented the photos.

I just can't manage to get a good photo of my scrapbook pages. IRL, the purples are much richer and there is lots of bling! Thanks for looking! Now go to the link above to see the other challenge layouts!!


Saturday, February 26, 2011

Scrappy Saturday's Challenge #2

I'm back! Another challenge--this time "Something Lovey". This was actually difficult for me. I had NO idea what I was going to use. Then I found some pictures I had printed and hadn't been scrapped. What better way to enter a "lovey" challenge than to scrap pictures taken at Boldt Castle on Heart Island!! It's a beautiful place and if you're ever in Alexandria Bay, NY, then please take a boat tour or taxi and visit. It's a true love story and a beautiful location. Hey, I should know. I worked there for 3 summers and hoped to get married there one day. (check that one off the list, lol!)
Back to businees--the cartridges I used:
  • Hearts--Gypsy Wanderings, hiding the highlight. The one on the left I took off the proportion link and stretched to get as big as would fit in approx. 6 in wide and not be too tall for the page.
  • Boldt Castle--Creative Memories Cheerful Seasons, with a shadow.
  • Heart Island--Gypsy Font, welded using my gypsy.
Let's take a closer look. I'm still working on how to take a good picture of a 2 page layout.

Base cardstock is DCWV. I have so much of this! I'm trying to use it as much as possible because I don't like it. The textured surface really makes it difficult to get things to stick. The patterned paper is from CM. Have I ever mentioned before just how much scrapbooking stuff I have?? Let's put it this way, I would never have to buy another thing again and still have plenty for my grandkids to leave their wills. Sometimes I get overwhelmed with all the choices I have and wind up not getting anything accomplished.

Anyway, this was fun. Glad to be scrapping again! Maybe I'll even do another layout before the next challenge is announced!!


Saturday, February 12, 2011

Jumping into the Challenge Ring!!

I finally found a Cricut -Scrapbooking Challenge--Scrappy Saturday with the Bug. I'm hoping to be inspired to use what I have--too many cricut carts!!! Thanks to Amanda and Melissa for getting this started!!

This was the first challenge issued--Anything Goes.
  • Must be a new layout for this challenge
  • Must link directly to the project and not just your blog or gallery
  • Please use a Cricut or SVG cut somewhere on your layout
  • You will have one week to submit your page
Here's my layout:

I used 5 different cartridges on this layout.
  • tree-Stretch Your Imagination
  • alligator-Animal Kingdom
  • Miss.-50 States
  • look closely & scenic route-Graphically Speaking
  • shrub border-Everyday Paper Dolls
I embossed the tree with my Cuttlebug and Distressed Stripes, inked a little with Colorbox Chalk ink. The ribbon is CTMH Chocolate Collection. Most of the cardstock is from DCWV, the rest out of my scraps. Due to my poor photography skills and the snow storm outside, I couldn't get a decent picture. What's really not showing up is the 2 layer shrub border, (pg 77-headwear and accessory 2). I guess I should have inked it, but it was already stuck down when I realized it.

Well, that's it for my first challenge. Hope I followed all the rules. If anything, I was inspired to create, used scrapbook stuff I already had and had fun!!