Monday, May 21, 2012

Paper Girls Challenge #8

Welcome to our 8th Challenge with The Paper Girls Challenge.  The challenge this time around is using chipboard - either use it bare or cover it somehow.  Thanks Sheryl for pushing me to break out my chipboard.  I have such a stash of this stuff, I just needed the kick in the bum to use it.

Thanks again to the wonderful Kristy Lee at Scrapbook Steals for a fun sketch to work with.  I've had this picture on my desk waiting for a great layout to work with.  I have use chipboard in 2 different ways in this layout.  The first, and probably most obvious is the title.  I found these bare chipboard Thickers on a shopping trip to Tuesday Mornings (you never know what you can find in that store.  I have scored some major deals there!).  I loved that I could color them whatever color I wanted.  Well, for this layout, I thought the bare color was perfect!  ;-) 

I also found the hearts in my stash and thought they would be great with this sweet picture of my 2 bugs.  But I didn't want them bare, so I broke out my Studio Calico Mister Huey's and spritzed away.  I used Heirloom Blue and Plum Thumb and accented with Opaque White.  A pizza box makes the a great color catcher!  As you can see, this box is well used.  :-)

Kevin loves when I scrap.  As I was creating this layout, he was in my scraproom the whole time, helping me pick out papers and accents.  The purple Stickle accents were completely his choice.  I think they worked great here.  Now though, I'm looking at this layout and wondering if there is anything I should add.  Does that ever happen to you?  Leave me a comment, let me know what you think!

Well, I didn't hit 50 followers, so the blog candy is still up for grabs.  When I hit 50 followers, I will pick 1 follower to win a little sweetness!

Until next time! Cheers!

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!