Friday, April 25, 2014

Double the Easter Fun!

I have a couple of projects to share today. The first is a quick Easter card I whipped up last week. Well, not as quick as I hoped. I'm really out of practice with the card making and find that I am really not enjoying making them anymore!

Sorry for the awful picture. I just snapped a couple of quick ones before taking it to Easter dinner.

 I used an embossing folder on white cardstock and some old Imaginisce spring papers. And some of the pretty lace in my stash.

The next project is for the Scrapbookin' Adventures facebook page challenge. The latest challenge is to do a spring project. So I did a double layout with some Easter pictures from 2012. I used a PageMaps sketch from the Spring issue of Scrapbook and Cards Today.

Pebbles Inc ~ Sunny Side papers and washi stickers
Lawn Fawn ~ Let's Polka ~ badge flair and yellow stripe paper
Doodlebug ~ headlines titles ~ Easter
MME ~ Lime Twist alphas
white gel pen

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Pretty Jar

A quickie post today to share a little jar I decorated from the latest challenge at the Scrapbookin' Adventures facebook page. This challenge was to re-cover something. We have about 3 or 4 mugs sitting around the house with change and other bits and pieces in them so I thought this would be a good chance to spring clean that clutter!

Jars are not easy to photograph! I wanted to keep this fairly simple so that it will last a little while! I wrapped the jar with a piece of paper from Fancy Pant's Trendsetter line; punched a circle of paper from the same line for the lid; wrapped the lid in a denim ribbon (to hide the bright red and yellow metal); added a few pieces of washi tape; wrapped some jute around the jar; and then stuck on a couple of wood butterflies.

Scrapbookin' Adventures had this same challenge way back in 2012. I thought I'd share a pic of the card box that I recovered for that one.

I still use this one. It quickly became too small to hold the cards and tags I have made, so it now holds store bought cards (I still have a few of those kicking around).

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

UmWow Studio April Sketch Challenge

This month's sketch at the UmWow Studio blog is another great one and I was eager to do something with it, but when I was almost done my layout, disaster struck. A huge blob of white pain on the top left corner of my page. Luckily it missed the photo. I tried so hard to make it work. I grabbed a toothpick and dragged the paint around in what was supposed to look like overlapping circles. That wasn't working so I dragged it around some more, hoping for a blustery leaf feeling. That didn't quite work either. So I walked away in hopes that I would love it the next day; that didn't work either.

But then today, a special something arrived at my door.

The prize I won from the Lawn Fawn blog. Swoon! I knew I had to do something with that grey heart paper and then I remembered this disaster:

Sorry for the bad cell phone picture. I loved this layout at first. And then I didn't love how the confetti on the left side was looking. And I really didn't love the spilled paint and the attempts to work with it. So I pulled up the main part that I still loved (which luckily all came off in one piece). And now I am in love again.

Lawn Fawn ~ Let's Polka grey/hearts paper

MME ~ Lime Twist 'you and me' stickers
Echo Park ~ This & That chevron paper, wood paper, yellow sticker and circle sticker
Tim Holtz Distress Paint ~ Picket Fence
UmWow Studio ~ flair, star chipboard, star confetti, leaf confetti and chevron confetti

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Canadian Scrapbooker April Sketch

I certainly didn't waste any time getting to the April Sketch for Canadian Scrapbooker Magazine! I really like the simplicity of this sketch and that it has multiple photos. You can check out the gallery for this month's sketch here.

The sketch:


My layout:

I just received the MME Now & Then line 'Milo' and was eager to use it! So many beautiful papers in this collection. And yes, my son is eating a leek. I don't know why. He's strange.

MME Now & Then 'Milo'

Amy Tangerine Thickers
Studio Calico tiny type
Um Wow Studio flair
unknown washi