Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Another giveaway!

Carla (My Half Dozen Daily) is graciously having ANOTHER giveaway! This time she is giving away a checkbook holder/coupon keeper. This little creation is fantastic and even if I don't win one, I think I'm going to have to cave and buy one.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Back again!

It felt so great to scrap earlier, that I thought I would head down to my room again tonight and work on another layout. I used Hello Summer by Echo Park and a sketch by Diana Fisher for the Paper Variety challenge. I do have a complaint about this paper collection from Echo Park. It is WAY TOO CUTE! I couldn't decide if I liked the front or back of the papers better and every time I decided I wanted a little scrap for something I would flip it over and realize that I couldn't cut a scrap because the other side was just as awesome! I finally cut up the front cover page of the collection for some of the scraps I needed for the smaller banners. That way I wasn't using a full sheet of paper. I wanted to stick with the bright colors so I decided to start with a white piece of cardstock and mist it. I think the effect was really fun, plus it fits with the challenge over at Scrap Fit. Finally, I got to use my new washi tape! The pink stripe and a yellow polka dot (hard to see if the picture) were both a fantastic find at Target! Thanks for looking!

Yay for scrappy time

I haven't scrapped in SO long...at least it feels that way. I am usually a social scrapper and go to monthly crops at one of my friend's houses, but she had to cancel her last one and is super busy the next couple months, so she hasn't had one of her crops. Anyway, I was feeling the lack of creative time, so I made some time to scrap yesterday and today. I have been very inspired by the style of Corrie Jones lately, and wanted to give both layering and gesso a try. I am pretty pleased with how it came out! The sketch is from Elle's Studio Sketch Thursday and I also completed Challenge 32: Masking over at Scrapbook Circle. The paper is also from the May kit from Scrapbook Circle, but I did use an Elle's Studio tag and a Hambly screen print that was not included in the kit.