Tuesday, April 28, 2009
This is the layout I created for my Sisterhood challenge. Its also created from SD4u's May kit Girl Friday. I love this kit. Here are a few more layouts using this kit.
And here is the link to buy the kits: Buy ME You will love it!
Saturday, April 25, 2009
If you happened to get here without blog hopping then I would like to invite you to the hop. Here is a link to the beginning of the blog hop!
View the SD4U Blog Hop by starting at http://scrapbookdeals4u.blogspot.com/
I have a few things to share with you. I'll start with the quote. I read this quote just the other day on someone's layout and I thought it was good.
Everything will be ok in the end . . . If its not ok, its not the end (unknown)
Now, I know this doesn't always apply, but it is something to think about.\, and maybe it will give you a little bit of hope like it did me.
With that shared, here is my spring related project.
I took my May SD4U kit (Girl Friday!!!) and 4 coasters from Chili's and created this wall hanging. All items except for the coasters are from the upcoming kit May kit at SD4U (they go on sale soon!). Items used include the kit's cardstock, Cosmo Cricket Girl Friday paper and chipboard, MM Flower Patch gems, a Maya Road velvet flower and sheer flower paper, and misc ribbon.
Click the pic if you want to see it close up!
I hope you like the project. Now you can hop on over to Beth's blog. Here is her link:
Here is the direct link to her hopping post!
Tuesday, April 21, 2009
Your challenge for today is to look at the list of top 100 songs from the 50s. Its at this website: best songs of the 50s
Create a layout with one of those songs as your title.
Include any 5 round elements reminiscent of records and roller skates.
I will be back later to post my layout!
When you complete this challenge, directly link your layout from your blog or gallery in the comments for everyone to see!!! All challenges are due by April 30th for the Sisterhood Sock Hop.
I will be holding a drawing with a prize for those that complete this challenge!
Cannot wait to see what you come up with!!!
Thursday, April 16, 2009
Tuesday, April 14, 2009
Have you heard of blog hopping?
Everyone who is signed up makes a post with a project, and link to the next blog. We travel from blog to blog gathering ideas and inspiration.
I think we should give it a try!
SD4U is hosting it's first ever Spring Scrappin-ings blog hop!
Date: Saturday, April 25th
Time: 11:00 am EASTERN (POST READY) noon EASTERN (Blog Hop Begins!!!)
Since it's our first, let's keep this simple.
Your post must consist of:
1 - a Spring-related project
2 - the materials used
3 - favorite quote
4 - LINK TO THE NEXT BLOG.
Nothing wordy. Just Short and SWEET and SIMPLE. This way people will get through.
Keep your post up till 10:00 am Sunday, April 26th.
Why do it? Cause it will be fun, Fun, FUN! You don't have to have a blog to participate... there will be a prize drawing for all BLOGGERS and COMMENTERS.
Bloggers SIGN-UP HERE
If you are NOT blogging, you don't need to sign-up to play...
Monday, April 13, 2009
This is one of my favorite guilty pleasures. I love watching this show. Anyone have a favorite this year? How do you feel about Adam Lambert? or that 16 year old girl? or or or . . .
Back to the challenge. Does anyone know what last week's theme was on the show? They had to sing a song from the year of their birth. I want to take that theme and run with it this week!
Here is your challenge:
1. scrap a layout about just one person, can be 1 or multiple photos as long as the one person is the only one in the photos
2. Use a song from the person's birth year as the title of your layout (google this, you can use any part of the song, but be sure to tell us what song it is)
3. Pick a layout from the gallery that you idolize, and lift it! We have so many wonderfully talented ladies on this board and the gallery is brimming with inspiration. Find something there that inspires you and lift that layout!
That's it. Anything else goes! hehe Size is up to you.
Post your layout in the gallery. Then link it here with your lift and the song info to be eligible for this week. All entries must be here by Sunday night at 11:59 PST on April 19th.
For your inspiration, here is what I created.
My song is She Will Be Loved by Maroon 5 from 2004.
My lift was this layout:
Love this layout by Mary!
http://www.scrapbookdeals4u.com/gallery ... =0&pos=124
Let's see what you can come up with!
I'd say that 95% of the time I start with a my supplies, the picture(s), and a sketch. Its very rare that I do any layout without a sketch. I just takes me too long to come up with a play without using something to help me get started.
Here is the sketch I used for this layout and a picture of my supplies. I used the Marrakech kit.
This is a sketch from a blog I like to read called creativescrappers.blogspot.com I get my sketches from lots of different places. PageMaps are a definite favorite, but there are others I like to use like this blog.
Next I cut my papers down to the size I needed to mimic the sizes in the sketch. I used my EK Success corner rounder to scallop a strip of paper. Just take off the plastic foot and line up the scallops from the back of the punch.
Then I ran my file along the edges of each piece of paper to add some dimension. It just takes off the top layer of color and reveals a white edge.
This can make a mess of paper dust, but I really like the added touch this gives without a lot of work. This file tip was actually something Nicole taught me not too long ago. I love this tip too! I like it better than inking if I'm going for a white edge.
Then I glued the papers down according to the sketch.
Added the photo, some embellishments and a little journalling.
Then I tried to add the title. I was trying to use a bling word. I just have a really hard time getting those lined up though. I put it down, pulled it up, and put it down again. Finally I pulled it off, threw it un the trash and got out my Thickers. I didn't have enough letters from any one pack to make my title so I used a few letters from a couple different packs.
Here is the finished layout with the title and inked edges.
I hope you like the end result. Let me know if you try the scallops or filing your edges too.
Friday, April 10, 2009
So come on over and play with us at http://www.scrapbookdeals4u.com/forum
Monday, April 6, 2009
These are really my final pieces of the April kit.
DId you know that this kit is all sold out? and there are only 3 of the Bella Blvd kits left? If you want one, you better go get it. They will all be gone soon!
Saturday, April 4, 2009
Here is one of them:
and a close up of the letters:
I painted the Maya Road letters with a paint dauber, sprayed them with glimmer mist, and then applied glossy accents for the clear coat. I love how they look irl!
This is the other layout:
I used the 52 sketches (Julie's site) sketch from this week. Nicole used the same sketch on her Easter layout.
This is my college roommate and I back in 1997. It was really fun to scrap this old picture! (hi Ang!!!)
Here is a close up of these letters. I stickled them with 3 dots. I was inspired by Julie's layouts with the dots on her titles.
Thanks for looking!
ps-I will be posting a layout class on the Sd4u site next weekend. I'll share it here too!