Monday, August 20, 2012

Sketch challenge!

Hello everyone! Scrapping Everyday Miracles has the August sketch challenge up! Complete the challenge with the scrap twist (think stars), link it up to the post on the SEM blog, and you will be entered into the drawing for the great August prize from Artful Delight. It's a $40 gift certificate so you don't want to miss out on a chance to win that! Here is my take on the sketch:

I think it is amazing that I have managed to get one of the boys' birthdays scrapped not only in the actual year of the birthday, but not even a month after it happened! Hurray!! (That's never happened, lol.) So get on over to Scrapping Everyday Miracles to see the sketch and get scrappy…

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Compendium of Curiosities 2, Challenge 16

Hurray, I was able to just barely get Challenge 16 completed before the deadline. The Studio L3 blog has been hosting a weekly challenge based on techniques found in Tim Holtz's book A Compendium of Curiosities, Vol. 2! This week is using Ranger's Perfect Pearls Mist, found on page 54. (Good thing I have some!) I created a birthday card for a friend, hopefully she doesn't see it here on my blog ahead of time. (No Libby, it's not you because I'm 90% sure you would see this, LOL.) I used Blue Smoke mist on the background and Sunflower Yellow on the center panel. Of course they don't really show up in the photo, DOH! It's there, trust me.

I also used this really really cool die for the center panel. There is a zipper tab (where arrow is) that you tear back to reveal the sentiment. How cool is that!? It's a die from Papertrey Ink - the zipper die from the Movers & Shakers collection. (I want them all!) You can see a demo of the die here (can you tell I'm very enthusiastic about it?) Enjoy the rest of your week and go to Studio L3 and check out all the cool stuff folks have been creating!

Monday, August 6, 2012

Scrapping Everyday Miracles Challenge #19!

It's a new month so that means a new challenge over at Scrapping Everyday Miracles! This month it is very timely because we are focusing on vacations. God can really bless us through our time off with relaxation and bonding with loved ones. We would love to see layouts about your favorite vacations! For my example, I scrapped about a family vacation we just took to southern California. My parents went also and we hooked up with my brother and his family too. We had a blast visiting more relatives and seeing Legoland and the San Diego Zoo Safari Park. It was so wonderful to spend time with our family. We had a lot of fun to boot!

I used a lot of ephemera on here. The park maps were conveniently sized at 12 in x 18 in so it was perfect to use one as a background. The entrance tickets found their way in as well as some flattened pennies. They have these penny machines all over the park. Put in two quarters and a penny, turn the crank, and you get a nice little souvenier. We had fun getting the different designs.

Be sure to head on over to the SEM blog and check out the details of this challenge. Link up your project there and you'll be in the running for our monthly prize drawing. Tah - tah for now!

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Altered Altoid Tin

Well, I've been slacking on blog posts lately! Life has been busy, and I haven't gotten much crafty time in. I did recently complete this project for a swap I'm in with the All Things Tim yahoo group. We had to somehow alter a mint tin (Altoids in this case) and send it off to a partner in the swap group. Mine is a bit atypical because it's not just a decorated tin that can open and close and hold stuff. I had envisioned having it as a part of a whole scene. I made two of these because I knew that I would want one to keep too. I'm quite happy with the way it turned out! There is definitely a nice garden vibe and I got to use the really cool Tim Holtz faucet handles that I've been wanting to use for some project. I hope you enjoy it!

Dies Used:
Sizzix - Tattered Florals
Sizzix - Tattered Floral Garland
Sizzix - On the Edge Die, On the Fence (retired)
Sizzix Texture Fade Embossing Folder Set - Bricked & Woodgrain

Idea-ology Faucet Knobs

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