Monday, September 28, 2009

More challenges...

Here are a couple of scrapbook pages I did this weekend for the challenges at Sisterhood of Scrap. These were for their "Back to School Challenge" and they had to be done by the 26th so did them both on Sat. morning. Whew! The first page was for a challenge to use brackets or parentheses on your page. The second page was to use a mix of letters for your title. On a side note - I have filled my third album and am starting on a fourth one (which I won in a blog candy contest). Thanks for looking!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Tire Swing

I made this page for Sisterhood of Scrap's Back to School Crop. This was their
"Reduce" challenge. The guidelines were:

~ use 1 piece of paper for your background (12x12, 8x8, or 8.5x11)
~any number of photos
~2 pieces of cs or pp, or a mix of both (each 6x6 in size, you may leave these as is, or cut or alter them any way you wish)
~letter stickers for the title
~4 embellishments (they can be the same, or any mixture)
~2 types of technique medium (pens for doodling, ink, chalk, shimmerz, Glimmer mist, etc)

I used 2 flowers and 2 buttons as my embellishments and Stickles and a white gel pen as my doodling medium. This was a challenge but fun! Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Reading List

I made this page for Sisterhood of Scrap's online crop. The topic was reading and making a layout based on your favorite book(s) or a picture of you or someone else reading. Anyway, this is what I chose to make. How about a list of 43(!!!!) books that are on my list to read?

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Sketch book

Kristina Werner posted a video on how to make your own sketch book for her Make A Card Mon. yesterday. So, I decided to try my own. I don't do a lot of sketches but today on the way to & from school I made 3! I made my boxes square (to resemble a 12x12 scrapbook page) in Word and then I just printed them out and ran my paper through the printer the opposite way to make it double sided. You can't tell in the picture but the word "Inspire" is in light blue. Enjoy!

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Recycled Object

Here is a LO I did this weekend of my brother, Preston, and my nephew, Aaron. I took this picture when I was back visiting in July. I used the Pagemaps sketch for their current contest. I also did this LO for a Sisterhood of Scrap "soup" challenge. One of the soup ingredients was to use a recycled object. My object can be found on the green paper. I used the empty tape roll from my previous post and did some stamping with it. You also had to use 3 different colors of cardstock (I used gray, white and blue). You had to used patterned paper (mine is the green stamped paper), buttons and ribbon or twine. This LO also works for the Scrapping Out Loud! weekly challenge where you had to use a quote on the page and pick one type of word for you journaling. I chose the quote "We find delight in the beauty and happiness of children that makes the heart too big for the body. Ralph Waldo Emerson" I also chose verbs for my journaling: inspire, dream, live, love, laugh, imagine, grow. I am a total English geek so this challenge was perfect for me! I am amazed I was able to do triple duty this weekend! Thanks for looking!

Monday, September 7, 2009


I found these items over the last week or so and since "going green" is all the rage, I have decided see if I can reuse them. Starting at the bottom left they are: a large tic-tac container, an Orbit gum package, an Icebreaker container, a plastic tape roll, a coaster from a restaurant (I made my husband grab them from the table :), and a Stride gum package. If you have any ideas of how I can use these things leave me a comment. I'll be back later to post my projects.