Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Love me a giveaway!

Do you love giveaway??? I sure do!!!

There is a great giveaway over at Studio 49 Deals. They are a new daily deal site for crafting goodies! Info is on their blog here.


Such an awesome prize!

*fingers crossed*

Saturday, July 13, 2013

I'm on a roll!

Look at me go! I was able to focus and do 3 layouts today! They all feature Fancy Pant's Down by the Shore collection. I'm really focusing on using up some of the product in my stash. Not necessarily so that I can get more, more so that I can put more of it away! I've made a really good dent in this collection. Not too much left!

All three of these layouts were done for the Scrapbookin' Adventures facebook page challenge #14, which is to scraplift an entry from a previous week's challenge. If you want to see where I got my inspiration from, go check out my entries on their wall. I provide the link to the originals there. There are still two more layouts that I hope to get to today or tomorrow.

This first layout was also done for the's weekly challenge which is to use washi tape on a project.

The layouts all use papers from Down By the Shore. Other items used include AC kraft cardstock, Um Wow Studio chipboard, Doodlebug alphas, thickers, LYB canvas tags and cork butterflies, Michael's brand starfish brads and wooden anchor, and twine.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Scrap Liftin' Fun!

I love to get ideas and inspiration from all the amazing scrapbooking and cardmaking work that is out there for all us to enjoy! Sometimes I just take away an idea but sometimes I just have to recreate the project!

I have quite a few layouts and cards pinned that I hope to recreate at some point and this week I knocked two off of my to do list!

This first layout is pinned from the My Mind's Eye blog. You can see the original here.

And here is my version:

The Fancy Pant's Design line, Down by the Shore is just perfect for these pictures of my son from 2011. Love his chubby legs and crabby bum!

The card I scraplifted can be seen here.

Here is my version:

Such a fun birthday card!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Um Wow July Sketch

If you have not had the pleasure of checking out UmWow Studio and their awesome chipboard pieces, then you must! They have now also added new FLAIR pieces which are so nice. I love the quality of them! You never know what they will come out with next (she's already added some more flair sets that I love)!  UmWow Studio also has a blog with a monthly sketch challenge. Since I have a couple of orders of delicious chipboard and a set of flair (wildflower, if you were curious), I decided to join in.

I had seen DeeDee post a layout not long ago and loved the design of it so I was excited to see that the sketch was based off of that layout!

This is the sketch:

And this is my layout:

I love how this looks! As you can see, I used a much larger photo than the sketch called for. I decided to make that center white paper from the sketch into a photo. But then my photo wasn't quite tall enough so added patterned paper to the top and bottom to fill in that same space. I also shifted the title and embellishment down and to the right. I think keeping the side paper parts and the vertical strip embellishment really gives my version the same feel as the sketch.

Here you can see my Um Wow Studio embellishments. I used the layered butterfly frames and backed them with paper and added two tiny hearts from the heart confetti. I used a polaroid frame also with some confetti hearts inside. And I used a flair from the wildflower set.

The papers and other embellishments used are all from the Pebbles 'Sunny Side' collection. One of my current faves. I can't wait to use it some more!