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!!