Saturday, April 24, 2010

Hearts from Tear Drops?

I love it when I can repurpose something I've used once and have "left over" of. These two layouts use "tear drop" gems to make hearts! I know... aren't they so cute! I also just like the layouts but I really like that I got to use these products again. :D
  • Cardstock: brown and drk green
  • Swiss Dot: white
  • BoBunny Shabby Princess, Anna Sophia Worn Dots
  • Ribbon: med blue and sm green
  • Prima Roses
  • Various Manufacturer flowers: brown, creem, and blue
  • Basic Grey Micro Chip Stickers - White Chocolate Chip
  • Glitter brads: Green
  • K&Company Tim Coffey Die-Cut Cardstock and Acetate
  • ColorBok, Specially Journaling Stickers
  • ColorBok, Woodhaven Epoxy Stickers
  • MakingMemories Chipboard Clocks
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen: Pure Black

  • Cardstock: blue and tan
  • Lace: brown and green
  • Ribbon: drk green
  • BoBunny: Mama Razzi - Stripe
  • Cloud9 Designs, Teardrop Rain Dots - Teardrop Sky
  • Unknown Manufacture flower: brown
  • ColorBok: Nocturne Metallic Accents
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen: Pure Black

Simple and Fast

It's always nice when a layout is simple and fast. If you have several photos I've always found that a quick layout can be made from a collage of the images. I did this one at my local drug store. This just took a little doodling and a title and bam! All done!
  • Cardstock: black, white, green and lt green
  • Signo white pen
  • Large star brad: white
  • Crimper
  • EK Success 1 1/4" circle punch
  • Zig Calligraphy pen: black
  • American Crafts Thickers: Honey Puffy Green

MORGAN the kid - Using Circles

I was feeling like all my layouts lately were really linear... so here are some circles for a change! This is a really basic layout with detail that makes it pop! I just love how I got to use a tone of my scraps to make the various circles (I love my 1 1/4" circle punch!). The trick here is to use a lot of variety in colors. I also like to add in textures like the Swiss Dot, Velvet, and crimping.
Here is some detail of both the flower cluster and my faux stitching created with just a EK Success Cutter Bee Bug and a pen.
More texture was added by crimping the main title (cut with the Provo Craft Cricut - Road Sign cartridge) and popped up with foam to keep the dimension as well.

  • Cardstock: lgt brown, drk brown, green, white, and drk green
  • Swiss Dot: blue and lgt blue
  • Various print papers (7Gypsies paper - Gypsy paper market: Moe; October Afternoon, Night Light: Louie & Night Light: Charles ; DCWV The Glitter Cardstock Stack; DCWV The Mariposa Stack; Dream Street Papers LLC, Rue - All Dolled Up; American Crafts Paper; BoBunny, Shabby Princess: Anna Sophia Bold Floral; Wild Asparagus : Mother;
  • Doodle Bug Designs, Inc., Crushed Velvet Cardstock
  • EK Success 1 1/4" circle punch
  • EK Success Cutter Bee Bug
  • Provo Craft Cricut - Road Sign cartridge
  • Various manufacture flowers
  • Red jewel brad
  • Green glitter brad
  • Prima Flower - Rose
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen - black
  • Crimper/roller
  • American Crafts Thickers Patchwork: fabric black

Friday, April 23, 2010

Snow Hunting!

I really like how this layout turned out. I started with a wonderful sketch from Becky Fleck's Page Maps Blog Challenge.

Then I added the fun images I captured of a snow hunting trip I took in January this year to Big Tree's National Forest, a little bit of my favorite colors (green and brown) and BAM! A great layout is born!!
Here is a little detail of the lovely flowers/collection:

  • Cardstock: green and coffee
  • Swiss Dot: white
  • Dream Street Papers LLC, Remember the Moments - Christian
  • October Afternoon, Night Light - Louie
  • American Crafts Thickers: Salutations, Fabric - brown
  • American Crafts Thickers: Giggles, Foam - white
  • Basic Grey, Origins Collection - Fabric Brad
  • Lace: green, white, and brown
  • Ribbon: medium satin cream
  • Verious manufacturer, flowers: Brown
  • Clear Stamps, Smooch
  • Prima, Canvas Screenprints
  • KI Memories, Softies - Bloom
  • Velvet brads: green and brown
  • G.C.D. Studios, MeLODY RoSS, Designer Collection: Artsy Urban Transparency Shapes
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen: brown

Saturday, April 10, 2010

Color, Sketches, Challenges... OH MY!

I haven't done a challenge lately and missed the... well... challenge of it. One of the best things about challenges is that it makes me think more about my layout and techniques.
I decided to do a combined challenges ... two rolled into one final project.

The Design Dollies are always a great inspiration for beautiful projects. I took on their Color Challenge for April.
Dark Green, Yellow, and Rusty Orange

Also, I decided to use a sketch from the Sketch Challenge Blog their latest sketch to work with was just wonderful!

  • Cardstock, yellow
  • 7Gypsies paper - Gypsy paper market: Moe
  • October Afternoon, Night Light: Louie
  • Dream Street Papers LLC, Remember the Moment: Christian
  • Basic Grey Doilies
  • Zig Calligraphy Pen - Coffee
  • K&Company - K-Ology Hannah Stitched Beaded Brad
  • Various Manufacture flowers, yellow, green, and rusty orange
  • S.E.I. Coaster Tags Madera Island
  • American Crafts Thickers, Honey Puffy Green
  • Two small copper brads
  • Technique Tuesday, butterfly acrylic stamps
  • Cats Eye ink, white
  • Transparency sheet