Wednesday, October 29, 2008
So, Not really been doing too many LO's been into cards thanks to dear Aymee from SAS with her Christmas Card Challenge! They are fun and allow me to be creative quickly rather than putting so much thought into my LO. Sometimes I hate how much I think about the LO's! I keep putting more and more detail into them and it's driving me a bit mad! LOL! Anway here are two that I did this week! One was for a challenge on Just Scrappin' and the other was for a 1 hour LO contest on Creative Scrappers! Happy Looking!
This first LO was the October Challenge on Just Scrappin. We had to" make the paper work for you". Only use paper as embellishments. So here what I did was I used the leaf paper as background, cut out the edging of the leaves with my craft knife to make photo holders, and I inked them up. The monkey paper I just cut them out, and I popped them up with foam squares to give the look that youwere looking into the rain forest and peeling back the leaves to see the lemurs. I know deep for a zoo LO!! But, that was the vision and I'm sticking to it!
The next pic is from the 1 hour LO contest That I just finished tonight at Creative Scrappers. So, the first pic is of the sketch that we had to follow which was a fairly easy sketch to finish in 1 hour. The second pic was my creation based on the sketch. I took this pic of Delaney two weeks ago on October 14th. It was a beautiful fall day and we went for a walk down to Little Flipper Lake which is about a half a mile. The leaves were falling and she was just dancing and twirling around hile they were falling. I just happened to catch this shot and I absolutley love it!
So, as for what I used. The leaf paper and the base paper are both from DCWV Fall stack and I used some burgundy, gold, and orange card stock, red stickles on the leaves, and my red studio g ink pad. The journaling says, "What a fantastic fall day we had walking in the trees. How I loved the smile on your face while you were dancing with the leaves".
Thursday, October 23, 2008
This first picture was for the layout challenge. On our LO we had to somehow incorporate the use of cardboard. So, what I did here was took both the top and bottom layer off the cardboard to be left with only the rippled stuff in the middle. I cut it to length, the did the zig zag, added some of my expresso ink to the front and edges, and voila, my fence! This LO is was doing double duty for me...my son, Jaedon, had to take something that started with the letter "E" to pre-school on Wednesday and all mom has was an envelope, and that's way too boring for a 3 year old. So, I scrapped the pics of the elephants from the trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo in June. However, I think it may have been a bad thing because the teacher asked if she could keep it to hang up for the rest of the week! Hopefully she doesn't expect a different LO every week!!
The second pic here is the sketch for the Card Challenge. You had to create a card based on the sketch seen to the your left. I thought this was a great sketch, and the first thing that came to mind was, of course, snowflakes ( due to the weather conditions)! I thought it was a perfect sketch for a Christmas greeting card.
Now here's my creation,
It really was a blast, I was in such a rush that I started typing on the keyboard without washing my hand before and I had a blue keyboard--oops!! Got it all cleaned off though! Thanks for looking and hope you all have a great weekend! We are going to carve our pumpkins, make some chocolate covered apples, and go to the last soccer game of the season!! Yeah, no more traveling, and two extra days of not running during the week (well, at least until the end of March)!
Thursday, October 16, 2008
Journaling reads: " The holidays are sooo precious to me. As a mom who use to work every holiday, I never have to miss these smiling faces on Christmas morning again!"
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
The first here is a LO of my daughter Delaney from back in August. We took her and Jaedon to the beach here in Treasure Lake while Layton was on vacation at Virgina Beach with Cory's parent. All I did was cut an 11" circle out with my "inch worm" scissors and inked around the edges of circle with my pink stampede stamper. I also used some pattern punch out letters from an alphabet stack and inked around the edges of those as well to set them off from the green ribbon. Added some flowers and the pics, and I did journal all around the outside of the circle.
This next picture here is some items I did for my October Pal Swap on SAS forum. My October Pal wanted fall items so this is what I made her. The first is a scarecrow I designed. I just drew the pieces on the back of the papers I wanted to use from the DCWV fall stack and cut him out. I used some craft straw to make his hair arms, and legs. Also used the same straw for the cornstalk in the second item. I used my orange stampede stamper and quickly wiped it along the edges of the cornstalk to add some color to it. The last item is poem in a frame I made out of photo mat board with just some fall paper out of the DCWV fall stack and I inked around the edges with my brown stampede stamper and added a bow. And Janelle, if you see my blog before you get your package, hope you like what your getting! Oh one more thing, for those who check out my blog and are fellow SAS followers don't tell Janelle what she is getting in case she doesn't see this!!! LOL!!
Friday, October 10, 2008
Tuesday, October 7, 2008
Jaedon, Layton, and Delaney at Truck Day in front of the big "Mack" truck!
Delaney and Jaedon looking "spooktacular" in front of our decorations!
Friday, October 3, 2008
This was my first time ever enter any of my work into a contest. These are two layouts and a card I did for the Reminisce Design Team Contest ( Winners are to be announced Monday October 6th)!
The first layout here is from our summer trip to the Pittsburgh Zoo. This is the polar bear in action there! These photos were great that my husband, Cory & I took. The polar bear came right up to the glass and starting shaking his head off. I felt like he was showing off for the camera!!
The second layout here is from back in August when the Olympics were going on. We had to create a layout based on USA pride after the bashing the French Men's Swim Team were dishing out on the USA's Men Swim Relay Team. SO, here was my USA pride of the Men's Swim Team. The pictures were the headlines from CNN website the following day!
Here was my last entry. This was a card that I made. It was really the first card I've ever made. I just loved these little owls and leaves diecut stickers from Reminisce. They are so stinkin' cute and so nice to use. I was going to send this card to a friend for fall greetings, but I decided I wanted to keep it since it was a first and all--I'm such a mom--gotta keep all the firsts!