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!!