Monday, June 27, 2011

Scrapbookaholic Challenge: Red, White, & Blue Challenge

Happy Monday! Today is a Scrapbookaholic By Abby Challenge... Here is my layout...
This was a very simple layout. I used three different pattern papers and red, white, & blue cardstock. I sprayed all three sheets of cardstock with Glimmer Mist. I cut the word "thankful" out using my Revolution and the Chocolate 4x8 Alphabet Die. The star border was cut out with the Cricut and the Holiday Cake cartridge.

I made a rosette using my Martha Stewart Scoreboard. The sticker you see is the one I got
November 2, 2010 after I exercised my right to vote.
Go here to find more details and to enter the challenge...
Have a great week!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

Beach Party Blog Hop

Happy Weekend! Welcome to the Beach Party! If you are here just visiting and want to start at the beginning go HERE to Abby's Blog. If you have been hopping along then you have just come from Emily's Blog...

This layout I did with papers from Bo Bunny's Paradise collection. I loved the colors and knew the papers would be fun to use with cruise pictures! "Paradise Surf" was my foundation sheet and I cut 5" of "Paradise Batik" and put on top of it. Using the other side of the "Batik" paper, I cut a strip and folded it like a fan and then adhered both ends to my layout. The paper rolls you see I did using scraps from this project and other scraps from my scrap buckets. I used a toothpick to get the rolls started and then a strip of glue at the end to keep them rolled.
This is a neat embellishment grouping I made using paper, beads, & wire. The flower center was a circle that I cut into a spiral shape and then rolled from the outside in towards the center. I put a little bit of Stickles on the top to give it a little shine. For the beaded leaves, I strung beads onto a very thin piece of wire and then molded them to look like leaves.

The green leaves you see behind my flower were actually cut out from the "Paradise Batik" paper that I used for my paper folding. I used a technique called "Extra Time with Tinted Paper" that I learned in my @Home with Claudine Hellmuth class. After I tinted my paper I cut the leaves out using my Revolution and Quickutz die. The flower is a stamp that I bought in Hawaii back in 2007. I stamped it with Memento Ink and colored it in with my Copic Markers. When putting my embellishment together, I only glued down the end of my leaves that are under the flower. This way I was able to keep some dimension even though I am just using paper!

The next stop is Celeste L. at Touched By A Butterfly. I hope you have a fantastic weekend! Enjoy being at "The Beach".


Monday, June 13, 2011

Scrapbookaholic By Abby - Father's Day Card/Sketch Challenge

Happy Monday! Today I am sharing a card I made for Scrapbookaholic By Abby Father's Day Card Challenge. It is based off the following sketch:
Our sponsor this week is Sakura of America so I found it only fitting to use their fabulous Glaze pens on my card:

I started with a plain cardstock base. I drew the lines on the bottom with various colors and then wrote a variety of words up top that describe the best daddies in the world, (like mine!). I added a ribbon as the only embellishment!

Make sure you go visit Abby's Blog for details on how to play along!

Happy Creating!