Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Dots and Spots Layout

      Time for another reveal with Team Trace over at Southern Girls Challenge. The challenge this time is to use dots and spots.  
     I created these on my layout in groups around the corners where my photos met the middle of my layout.  To do this I used a variety of things so that their would be all different heights and textures.  There are buttons, brads, enamel dots, pearl pens, stickles and drops of color shine.   
     The photos I chose were of our little one falling asleep in various places during our first vacation.  He was/is a horrible sleeper, but on vacation he never slept so well!
     I hope you enjoyed the layout, and that you'll come link up with us over at the challenge.  We can't wait to see what dots and spots you come up with!
Bonus Project - Card featuring LadyBug Crafts digi

Monday, April 14, 2014

Scrapstuffz April Sands of Time Reveal

     Scrapstuffz is teaming with Child's Play Challenge this month, and we're doing a sketch (by Laura Whitaker) and a picture challenge.  
     It took me a really long time to get my mojo on the sand art picture from Child's Play Challenge.  I thought of beach right away, but just finished our beach pictures last month.  Then I thought about doing just the colors, but I really wanted more than that. As I thought and thought on it I kept coming back to the sand of time as a page theme. It finally hit me to do something of my hubby and I now (11 years later) than all the old pictures I tend to work on.  We've stuck together through the sands of time.
     I also used the sand thought to create layers like the different color sands.  Each paper layer is on pop dots so there is a lot of height to the layout. 
     I also used my favorite color (green) on this layout in order to enter Crafts Galore Encore Challenge Blog.  Not only did it meet the challenge, but since the picture was taken outside green worked in that regard as well.
     I'm also still undecided on if I need a title or if I'll leave it as is. Thoughts on that?
     I hope you'll join us.  Since it's a collaborative month one layout gets you an entry to both challenges!


Sunday, April 13, 2014

Scrapbook Expo Oaks, PA 2014 Haul

     Mom and I went to the Scrapbook Expo in Oaks, PA yesterday.  We were quite disappointed with the cost increase and the vendor selection. I did manage to find one line I was looking for though. I hope the next one is better attended.  have you been to any shows recently?

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

Friendship Card

     I was working on a bunch of spring themed cards for an exchange, and really liked the result of this friendship one. 
   I used my favorite color in the certainly celery Stampin' Up paper so I could enter the Crafts Galore Encore Challenge.  The card base is Doodlebug, the flower is K & Company and the sentiment from Close To My Heart.   
     I like how these shaped cards fold out into three pieces that all contain a writing area.  I always enjoyed pen pals as a young person and still enjoy receiving a letter so these appealed to me right away.
  I'd also like to enter this card into the Craftin Desert Divas and Sister Act Card Challenge anything goes challenges.
   Thanks for joining me, and I'd love to see what you've been creating lately.