Friday, March 29, 2013

Scrap your Story -- Challenge #5

Last challenge for March!  And it is an awesome challenge!!!  Cork!  I know, I know....you're thinking, cork?  I totally know that because I was thinking the same thing!  LOL!!!  Anyway...I was worried about this challenge...I have no cork.  So I was making plans to go find some, but I ended up not having to!  I went to a crop at my LSS and saw cork!  Tons of cork!!!  I guess it is the new in thing...go figure.  

So I picked up a package of these scalloped ones and stamped on them.  Totally cool!  I LOVE the look.  It added another playful feature to this playful photo strip!

Having problems being inspired by cork...no problem!  Just check to see what the Scrap you Story DT did with this challenge!  You'll be totally inspired once you visit the blog!

Remember...link up your creation!  I can't wait to see it!

Friday, March 22, 2013

Scrap your Story -- Challenge #4

Sheesh...can you believe we are at challenge #4 already.  Seems like yesterday the first one was posted.  Anyway...your challenge this week is to ... EMBOSS!  Yep, emboss -- dry or wet.  Just give it a try.  Need some inspiration...check out what the Scrap your Story DT did with this challenge!

For me...I had this photo of Kelly in this pretty dress.  And had these GCD studio papers with the words grow, think, Be Bold...so butterflies/transformation came to mind.  I wet embossed them with Tim Holtz's distress embossing powder.  I totally different look which was perfect for these papers.  I had fun sprinkling the different colors on the butterflies!

Remember...link up your creation at the Scrap you Story blog to get a draw for the monthly prize!

Friday, March 15, 2013

Scrap your Story -- Challenge #3

It's Friday!!!  Time for the next challenge!  Remember...for each challenge you complete and link up at the Scrap your Story blog you'll get a draw for the March prize!  So link it up!

This week Christy has put together and awesome sketch!  I LOVE sketches.  Having the basic design ready so all I have to do is pick out papers/photos/stuff.  I went bright, but simple with this one.  And I like it!  Clean and summery totally perfect for this photo of my daughter and I!!!

So...go check out the blog to see the sketch and all the awesome inspiration the DT has for you!

Friday, March 8, 2013

Scrap your Story -- Challenge #2

It's Friday morning and time to see what the next challenge at Scrap your Story is!!!  This week we challenge you to do something...ANIMAL...This could be your photo, embellishments, whatever.  Let the word "animal" inspire you!  And inspired you will be!  Check out what the DT at Scrap your Story has come up with for you!

For me...it was either the boys or the deer.  See, we get an occasional deer in our yard!  Yep in our yard.  I love this and am always shooting (with my camera) them!  So...I took this opportunity to scrap about it.

I wanted to paint with a mask.  I think the combination of the mask and the type of brush I used messed it up.  I'm not happy with the outcome.  I will be trying this again in a different way.  Otherwise, I'm really happy with the layout.

Thanks for looking....I can't wait to see what you create!

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Project Life!

Yep...I decided to give this a try this year.  Not necessarily documenting everyday, but documenting the everyday things!  I also love this format for the freedom it gives me with my photos.  I take a lot of photos sometimes and only scrap a few.  This format allows me to scrap the ones I want and still add the others as part of the story!


So I had decided to give this a go and viola...I get Echo Park's Photo Freedom, Volume 1 to work with for the Scrapbooking Studio!  I was soo excited!  Did you know these Photo Freedom packs come with 5 sheet protectors to get you started.  It is all there!  So...I managed to get all of January documented.  Not a small feat considering there were 2 gymnastics meets and Kelly's 10th birthday! And let's not forget the card I made!

Make sure you stop by The Scrapbooking Studio to see this project in person and all the other fabulous inspiration they have!

 

 

Friday, March 1, 2013

Scrap your Story -- Challenge #1

Hey all...it is time to post the first challenge for Scrap your Story!!  The first challenge is totally easy peasy...so give it a try -->  Use just one photo on your layout!!  See...easy.  Visit the blog to see all the awesome inspiration the DT has come up with...WOW WOW WOW!!

Now...I bet some of you are wondering...what's in it for me??  Well...good question!  Actually every week, the top 3 layouts will get some love.  Then at the end of the month, we'll pick a winner for this totally wonderful prize -->

So...whatcha waiting for...get scrapping!!

Here is my take.  I had this family photo we shot when my brother and his girlfriend were in from Slovakia for Thanksgiving.  It was soo great to see them.  I have very few photos of all of us together...in fact this is the first!!!  I just had to scrap it.

But how??  Well, I kept coming back to how much I love this family (only missing my dad in the photo).  So I went with the MME valentine papers.  I also wanted to show the love bursting from the photo...therefor the sunburst.  Sunbursts are soo easy to make.  I had stayed away from them because I thought they are too hard.  So I googled and came up with this tutorial on Bella Blvd's site.  Laura Vegas has great directions and photos.  But the engineer in me started thinking...Sunbursts start from a point and go out...duh!

So, I picked the point, drew the lines on cardstock, and cut them out for templates...viola...sunburst!  I also wanted to use a big FAMILY for the title.  I cut it with my silhouette, put some stitching on...and viola...an awesome layout of my family!

Give it a try...scrap one photo...and post on the Scrap your Story blog...can't wait to see what you create.