Tuesday, January 20, 2009

My first speed scrap!

I joined in my first speed scrap at Enchanted Studio Scraps on Friday night. It was so much fun! For those of you who aren't familiar with them, it is a scrapbooking event that usually lasts 2 hours. For the first hour, you get one new instruction every 10 minutes. Then the second hour is for you to complete your layout according to the instructions.



And this is my resulting layout based on these 7 instructions:
1. Place one photo on the corner of your page
2. Use 3 papers (1 plain, 2 pattern)
3. Add a round element, halfway off the page (can be duplicated)
4. Use stitching to anchor your photo
5. Add one flourish
6. Use the name of a song for your title
7. Add 2 more elements, add journaling and date if desired
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I think it turned out pretty nicely, but it was quite a challenge for me! I rarely scrap without a template and never under time constraints. I love scrapping challenges, though... they help me to try new things. I look forward to the next speed scrap at ESS!
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Here are the credits for my layout...
Comfy Cozy collab kit by Danielle Corbitt, Chaos Lounge and Wendy Page
Water Damaged Alpha by Danielle Corbitt
fonts - Traveling Typewriter and Creaky Frank
Have a great week!

Thursday, January 15, 2009

My silly boy

Hi friends,

Just stopping by to share a layout I made yesterday. I did this page for a challenge at Enchanted Studio Scraps. The challenge, called What's in the Enchanted Forest, was to use 3 pictures, 2 frames, glitter, stitching and dots on your layout. Somehow I squeezed them all on there! I love how it turned out....


Credits: template by Traci Reed, Dear Santa kit by Melissa Bennett, stitching by Robin Carlton and Christy Lyle, fonts - Minya Nouvelle, Segoe Print
I'll be back soon with more to share. Have a great day!

Monday, January 12, 2009

So in love...

Hi there,

I'm back to share another recent layout I created. I used a template to create this page, which is what I do 98% of the time. I love templates, I'm addicted to them! They make creating pages fun and simple. This particular template is from Bree Clarkson. It contains all the layers, then you can customize it with any papers and elements you want. Another nice thing about templates: you don't have to follow them exactly, you can put a twist on them to make them your own.


The papers and elements I used are from a new kit by Danielle Corbitt called Sweet on You, which is coming soon. Danielle's products are currently available at the following stores: Digital Candy, SOTB, Pickleberry Pop, and a new store, Enchanted Studio Scraps, which will be opening on January 15.


The fonts used for the title and journaling are CK Ali's handwriting and Georgia.




I love how this turned out! This was hubby and I celebrating our 14th anniversary last spring, and now we are coming up on 15 years. Wow, where has the time gone?!

Have a great day!

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Handmade with love...

I am so excited... I finished crocheting this scarf for Abby a couple days ago, and I think it turned out great! This is my first attempt at crocheting, so I'm pretty proud of myself. It took me quite a few tries and a little help from my mom-in-law to get the first granny square right, but after that it went pretty quickly. Thanks for your help, Virginia!




Here is Abby modeling her new scarf. I am so glad she likes it! Now I have to finish the matching hat... oh, how I wish there were a few extra hours in a day, LOL!



Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

A Year of Birthdays

I made this birthday calendar a while back using Danielle Corbitt's A Year of Birthdays calendar templates. I also used several of her digital kits to design the pages. Didn't it turn out cute? Now I just have to print out the pages and put it together. Unfortunately, my printer is having issues with printing on photo paper or cardstock. Hopefully I can figure out the problem, because a new printer is not in the budget right now!

A calendar like this would make a nice gift, and the great thing is that it can be used year after year. Danielle's template set made this quick and easy to create! Click on the photos if you want a closer look....



Thanks for stopping by... have a great day!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

My mojo has been found!

Now that the holidays are over, I finally have time to delve into some digiscrapping again. Boy, have I missed it! I am on Danielle Corbitt's CT, and she has a bunch of new digi stuff coming out soon, so I have lots of new goodies to work with....

This is the desktop wallpaper I created for my computer. This uses one of Danielle's kits that was released in December, called Snow Angel.


Here is one with Danielle's new kit, Just A Girl, which is coming soon. The template I used is by Brenda Smith Designs.


And here is another LO with the Just A Girl kit. I love the colors in this kit so much!


I just did this one today for the Pixie Pouch challenge at Enchanted Studio Scraps. The Winter Flurry add-on kit is by Trish H Designs. I love this photo of my son.... I'm having a hard time believing that he will be 13 next month!


Well, that's all I have to share for now... but I should have more soon!


Thursday, January 1, 2009

Kristina Werner's CI #36

Hello there! I am happily stamping away with my sister and two aunts tonight, so I got to play along with Kristina's Color challenge for this week. I LOVE the colors she chose, and the pin cushion that she used for the inspiration is too cute!




Here is the card I came up with for the challenge.... I really like how it turned out, but I think maybe I should have sponged the edge of the white background piece. (Sorry about the dark picture, but I wanted to get it uploaded before the challenge ended!)



Well, I better get back to stamping! I don't want everyone to eat all the chocolate without me..... LOL!

Happy New Year!