Sunday, May 27, 2012

Two New Cards with Handmade Embellishments!

Both of these lovely cards were made with a handmade embellishment for Let's Scrap's challenge and one is "wedding" themed for Frosted Designs challenge:

 Using a tutorial from Shirl's Cards, I handmade the Concertina butterfly in the top left hand corner.

This one was a complete experiment!!  I folded 4 pieces of ribbon together in loops, hot gluing between each one and it made a really cool flower!  I added the button to hide the center.

Saturday, May 26, 2012

The Party of the Century!

Here is a card for the Frosted Designs Sketch:

Here's the Original sketch:

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Two More Layouts....Done!

I've finished two more layouts for the International Scrapbooking Month Challenge on Let's Scrap and here they are:

My Fur Babies

A Natural Dancer

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Swimming Like A Fish!

Let's Scrap posted this fabulous sketch for INSM challenge #1 and I LOVE it!!

Here's my version:

The background paper is glitter paper and is crazy hard to adhere photos to!  I loved using these flowers though and my trademark sun with sunglasses of course!

Monday, May 21, 2012

Grams Betty

This layout is about our trip to MI to visit my wonderful Grams.  My kids LOVED her and her house with old toys from when I was a kid.  This layout needed to be simple to give the photos the focus.

I also made this sweet birthday card for a friend of mine.

Both were made using Let's Scrap sketches.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

A Special Gift for a Bridal Shower

I did this layout for a bridal shower for one of my girlfriends. She wanted a two page layout that she could add photos to later and could also be used as a guest book for her shower today. So, I rearranged the photos a bit and left her a big open space on the second page for people to put their well-wishes. I have to tell you that I LOVED working with the hexagons but it's harder than it looks to get them lined up! She requested brown and pastels so that's what she got!

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Still In My Heart...

I created this lovely 1 page layout about my wonderful MI friends.  I used a Let's Scrap sketch and used a "quilted" heart to meet the requirements of the Frosted Designs Friday Challenge.

Two Lovely Cards for Two Lovely Ladies!

These are the two cards I made for the bridal showers I attended this weekend.  Here is the Let's Scrap sketch I used:

And here are my creations:

Friday, May 11, 2012

Rafting and Christmas..say what?

New Layouts!!  I've been busy the last few days trying to get caught up with International Scrapbooking MONTH at Let's Scrap.  Click on the pictures to enlarge them.

Here's the one I did on my husband's trip to the Oocee River to whitewater raft:

 I used a new Let's Scrap sketch:

Here's one I did about our family Christmas last year:

I used this Let's Scrap sketch:

Monday, May 7, 2012

Palm tree card

Here is a card I made for the Frosted Designs Challenge and boy was it ever a challenge!!
I used the beach theme, a couple of colors from each of the color inspirations, used two ribbons for the borders on the top and bottom, and the butterfly is a colored stamp image.

I really like how this came out!!  I have no idea what I'll use it for though, maybe a retirement card?

Advertising for Inspiration

New Year's Eve 2012

I used this incredible billboard advertisement for color inspiration:

I really love the color combination of black, green and blue.  My layout is actually a little brighter but it photographed a little darker.

I really love how this came out.