Sunday, November 30, 2008

Letter that's not a letter

The last challenge I was able to complete for Sisterhood of Scrap's online crop was about using a non-letter in place of a letter. I chose Hannah's soccer pictures from last season. You can tell I'm behind because her second season is almost over!!! Anyway, I used a soccer ball in place of the "o" in Soccer. I also took her cleats and stamped on the paper with them. I wish I hadn't covered them up so much with my pictures but I didn't have much room. The journaling is behind one of the pictures and I wrote on half of a soccer ball. It says "Hannah's first season of soccer was a big learning experience! She gradually got more agressive and now she is a great soccer player!"

Materials used: green paper - unknown, black paper - unknown, The Paper Studio soccer balls paper, Offray nice & narrow black ribbon, StayzOn ink - jet black, Therm o Web foam squares.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Lessons I've Learned

I started this layout back in August for a contest on the theme of "lessons." I'm not sure if I needed to think more about it, or I lost inspiration but whatever the reason I put it aside until now. Sisterhood of Scrap's 4th challenge was to use arrows on your layout. Well, I had already planned to use arrows on this page so I pulled it back out, found my inspiration again, and finished the page. Hope you like it!

Materials used: My Minds Eye green family words paper, off-white paper - unknown, brown paper - unknown, Graphix chipboard (arrows), K&Company Endearments Clearly Yours, EKSuccess Mini Fresh Cuts Woodsy Tags


Sisterhood of Scrap is having an online crop this weekend and I decided to participate. Yesterday they posted 6 scrapbook challenges and today they posted 2 card challenges. You have until the 29th to finish them. It's too bad we don't have family visiting for Thanksgiving cause I know a few people who I would really like to work with on these challenges! Thankfully, Andrew was gracious enough to answer my questions about colors. He is so nice to tell me he likes my stuff and to encourage my addiction, I mean, my hobby :-)

Anyway, on to the challenge...The fifth challenge yesterday (yes, I'm doing them out of order!) was to make a layout using a transparency and this is what I came up with. This picture of Hannah was taken when we went to Illinois for vacation. We went to my Aunt Cyndi's house and she has some very pretty flowers. Hannah, and my niece Madison were putting them in their hair and acting like princesses. Hope you enjoy the layout!
Materials used: $1 flower paper from Target, unknown off-white paper, Colorbok rubons, Printworks transparencies, Scrappy Cat clear stamps Timbres Clair, StayzOn ink Jet Black

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Altered Binder Clips

This week's challenge from Sisterhood of Scrap was to show off your altered projects. I was going to alter an old board book that my kids don't read anymore but, I didn't have the pictures I wanted for it. So, I decided to send in these binder clips that I made over the summer. My sister had a tent at Heritage Days celebration and I decided to sell some things with her. I also altered some clip boards and paper clips. We didn't sell much but it was still fun to sit at her booth together and laugh at people. We really are mean - aren't we Lindsay?

Monday, November 10, 2008

Brotherly Love

Well, I found another website that does challenges and contests. It's no wonder none of my grading gets done isn't it? The website, Sisterhood of Scrap, has a weekly challenge and then each time you enter, your name gets put into the monthly drawing. With Halloween just ending, the theme for last week was a page about something "sweet." So I chose do do this page about my brothers - except I spelled it Suh-weet - just like they would say it. Anyway, enjoy!

Materials used: brown, blue, green cardstock - unknown, Basic Grey patterned paper, Jo Ann craft essentials adhesive tags, Color box chestnut roan chalk ink, journaling - brown Sharpie

*Journaling on the first page above the picture says: They play pranks with me & they smirk & wait like nothing happened.

*Journaling on the first page on the green paper says: Funny Story - Wesley & I thought it would be funny to switch the family flags when they were all gone from their campsites. I don't think they thought it was as funny but we laughed. Thanks for being crazy with me Wes!

*Journaling on the second page says: Suh-Weet! That's what brotherly love is to me. Although my brothers were somewhat of a pain growing up, I enjoy hanging out with them on vacations. Who knew they would be so great?

*Second page next to the picture says: They take my kids on adventures to see the dirt bike track.

*Next to the picture of Andrew (who has a great look on his face, by the way! It totally says "Do I have to sit in this purple elephant with my nephew?): They take my kids on rides - even if they are less than enthusiastic!