Monday, May 7, 2012

Paper Girls Challenge #7 & a Prize?

Hi All!

Welcome Back for Paper Girls Challenge #7, courtesy of Charity.  I love Charity's sketch and how she fussy cut the peacock on her layout.  In case you haven't been over to the blog (and you should...all the team did a great job on their layouts), here is the sketch we all started from:

After living in Montana for 4 years, and then moving back to St. Louis, I couldn't believe it was March 24th and we were in shorts and having a fire. This Scrapping Mama knew she had to document this!  Then when I saw the swirl in this sketch, I got the wild idea that it would be fun to use a twig and "roast" a marshmallow.  You would think after 2" hail last weekend, it would be easy to find a twig on the ground to use.  Nope.  So had to "borrow" one from my tree (shhhh...don't tell the hubby!).  I thought it would be cute to use a button for the marshmallow, but after trying two different buttons, it was time to come up with a new idea.  So off to the basement I went. I found some Styrofoam from some packaging (upcycling!), cut it into a rectangle, rubbed the corners on counter to soften the edges a little, and then inked it with 2 shades of brown.  It is truly skewered to the end of the twig. 

I hope you enjoyed the blog hop last week!  It was a lot of fun for us, too.  We loved seeing all the entries.  I thought I would share what my 28 Spring ATC's are going to look like (when I'm done).  I was lucky enough to crop with a couple of friends for National Scrapbooking Day.  After working on a 5 pages, I started gluing the little cardinal pieces together.  I got a WHOPPING 1 card put all together.  Hee hee!  Most of the little stuff is all put guled up.  Now I just need to put the rest of my cards together.  At least I have my sample and now I am ready to crank out the remaining 27.  YIKES.

I hope you enjoyed today's post.  Does anyone feel like winning a little blog candy?  When I hit 50 followers, I will pick 1 follower to win a little sweetness!

Until next time!  Cheers!


  1. That little cardinal is stinkin' cute! And as for the weather this year - in the 6 years we've lived here I've never seen it as warm in March as it was!

    You go girl, so close to that 50!!!