Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Inspiration Station!!

Lucy has a FUN new team at My Sketch World called the "Inspiration Team!"  This team is devoted to playing with Lucy's sketches in new and different ways.  My assignment for Septemeber was to take the September 1st sketch and rotate it to the right.  Other team members have different assignments such as rotating it left, adding or subtracting photos and elements, etc.  Keep your eye on the MSW blog and the MSW forum for all the details on what the Inspiration Team is up to!

Here is my take on the Septemer Layout Sketch rotated to the right:

And here is my take on the September Card Sketch rotated to the right:
Thanks for stopping by!!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

It's All About the Numbers...

Scrappin' Sports & More is hosting a sketch challenge this month on their blog!  The beautiful and wonderfully talented Lucy Chesna created the sketch for us and it's a GREAT one!  It's so versatile and just perfect for use with the SS&M Papers.  Check out the sketch and the details of the contest HERE.

Here is the layout that I created to go with the sketch.  I changed it to one photo (instead of two), and flip-flopped a few of the elements to work with my photo and came up with a layout that I'm really happy with.  And, more importantly to me, my son is just thrilled with it!

SS&M Products Used:
#1330-Sports Head On- Soccer (soccer balls)
#1329- Sports Head On- Racing (white/gray)
#1336-Sports Head On- Wrestling (black/gray)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope that you will come again, soon!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Masking Madness!!

The design team at A Walk Down Memory Lane is offering tips and techniques related to masking on the DT Blog every Tuesday this month.  I shared the technique whereby you put down non-dimensional (flat) alpha stickers and then rub ink over them with a make-up sponge or other blending tool.  Then, simply peel up your stickers and viola!  You have a fun new look to your project!  I used this masking technique both in the title and journaling of my layout!  Here it is....

Life is Good:
Thanks so much for stopping by today!

Friday, September 10, 2010

Graphic 45 Contest at AWDML!!

Check out the A Walk Down Memory Lane Design Team Blog for all of the details of a contest sponsored by Graphic 45!  All you have to do is create a layout using 60% Graphic 45 products, share it on your blog and link your blog post to the Mr. Linky on the AWDML DT Blog all by midnight on September 30th.  Be sure to check out all of the details HERE!

Oh, and don't forget that all Graphic 45 products are 25% off for the whole month of September at A Walk Down Memory Lane!  Have fun!!

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Anyone who knows me will hit the floor when I announce that I MADE A MINI ALBUM! There are those that never thought they'd see the day! But, I did it and I almost dare to say that I am hooked! I saw the cutest chipboard album that was in the shape of a baseball cap at a local scrapbook store's going out of business sale. ( So sad to see another LSS close... ) When I saw the album, it screamed "Scrappin' Sports and More" at me! So, I printed out the photos of my son's tee ball season, covered the pages mostly with the new "Sports Head On" papers, added some Scrappin' Sports and More Cardstock Stickers, added a few captions and a little bit-o-journaling and BAM- I actually did it! So, here you go!
(You can click on each page to see it bigger!)

The Cover:
Pages 1 and 2:

Pages 3 and 4:

Pages 5 and 6:

Pages 7 and 8:

Back Cover:

Scrappin' Sports and More Products Used:
#1335 Sports Head On- Watersports (blue)
#1336 Sports Head On- Wrestling (black/gray)
#1320 Sports Head On- Basketball (brown)
#1325 Sports Head On- Golf (green)
#5526 Cardstock Stickers Baseballs
#1175 Defining the Game- Competition (stars)
#1005 Defining the Game- Baseball (words)

Thanks so much for stopping by and checking out my album!  Come back again soon!

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Sharing some Scrappy Fun!

Just getting caught up today with some fun projects that I haven't shared here yet!

First up is this super fun layout that was in the Sketch section of the July issue of Scrapbook News and Review.  The Cosmo Cricket paper worked PERFECTLY for it and I LOVE how this one turned out.

These next two were created for the "Cramfest" crop at Scrapbook Deals 4U (which has JUST become Scrapbook Dasies) .  The challenges were pretty hard, but I was pretty happy with what I came up with. 

In Your Eyes:

And this one was also used for the "Z" challenge at the My Sketch World ABC Crop.  Z was for Zebra and the challenge was to create a layout using only black, white and one other color.

Fun in the Pool:

This one was also done for SNR in the July Issue and was for one of the sketches:

Splash Zone:

And the last one was also for SNR (I think way back in June) and I don't even remember what the call was.  I told ya I had to get chaught up!  LOL!

Makin' A Splash:

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I hope you will come again soon!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Graphic 45!!!

The featured paper manufacturer at A Walk Down Memory Lane this month is Graphic 45!  I have to admit that I was pretty apprehensive about working with it because it's not my "style."  But, once I got it and got to work, it acutally fell into place beautifully!  I have only played with the "A Proper Gentleman" line so far but plan to tackle "Boardwalk" this weekend!  And, don't forget-- AWDML's featured manufacturers are 25% off for the whole month!  That means that Graphic 45 and Stampendous are both a GREAT deal this month!  Be sure to check it out!

Here are some projects that I created with Graphic 45 so far...

Handsome Boy:

Julius (an altered frame featuring the gorgeous baby boy of some friends at school):

Wanted Card (couldn't we all use a "service man" once in a while?!)

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Have a great day!!