Friday, October 29, 2010

GS 62

Do you ever get stubborn in your papercrafting? You know, where you are bound and determined to use certain products not matter what? For this week's sketch, I got stuck on wanting to use flourishes and a big flower. I think it would have turned out better if I was more flexible and willing to change my plan.
And it was so hard to photograph that shining silver embossing.
Okay, enough complaining.
Here's the sketch, get craftin':

Friday, October 22, 2010

GS 61

Check out this week's sketch:

So many possibilities right? Here's my creation:

It's a trifold card, and the ribbon is holding it closed. I adore this BoBunny Petal Pushers line. The best part of all is that I won these supplies from Kristen Swain's giveaway. She blew me away with the amount of stuff she sent to me...... so generous!

Well, off you go to Get Sketchy, so you can upload what you've done with this sketch. Can't wait to see!

Friday, October 15, 2010

GS 60

For this week's Get Sketchy sketch, I used some of my winnings from Imaginisce: Apple Cider. So cute!!!

And it was my first time using the zigzag stitch!! I'm not afraid to sew on my projects anymore! And those orange gems were applied with the i-rock..... such a fun tool.

Here's the sketch girls!
This card also fits the Color Throwdown Challenge #114. You've got until Sunday to enter that challenge. Hop to it!

What is Scenery?

This week's challenge at ScrapTiffany was to scrap your scenery photos. I don't take many pictures of scenery, so this challenge was hard for me until I remembered my husband's photos from his deployment to the UAE. They're of buildings. My husband wasn't confident that buildings can be considered scenery since they are not natural, but I searched a few places and found this definition of scenery: the general appearance of a place; features of a landscape. These buildings ARE the general appearance of Dubai, so work with me on this one :)

I included a little hidden journaling on the layout, too. The sketch is from My Mind's Eye Challenge #16 to use black.
Do you take a lot of scenery pictures? Scrap them and link your layout up at ScrapTiffany.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

I'm Published

I can't believe it! One of my cards is published in the current issue (#10) of Scrapbook News & Review. It's my very first publication, so I am over the moon about it. Woo hoo hoo!

Friday, October 1, 2010

GS #58

Not to brag or anything, but I'm really proud of this card. You see, it's kind of shabby chic-ish and that style is my nemesis!!! I love the look of shabby chic so much, but I struggle to execute it well.

BUT, I think I rocked it just a wee bit this go-round.
Yea? Yea? I hand-stitched AND machine-stitched on a card for the first time EVER. Such a good feeling! However, I think I'll put my shabby chic shoes back in the closet for now. Don't wanna jinx it.

Oh, here's the Get Sketchy sketch I worked from:

The prize this week comes from Stamping Dragon Designs. Come on... get crafting.

Use Your Scraps and Make Moxie Fab Scallops

We've all got 'em. And we all have the best intentions when we save them, but hardly ever use them. Challenge yourself to use your scraps, then post what you've done over at ScrapTiffany.
Here's what I did:
The very first giveaway I won when my addiction began two years ago was a Christmas pack of products from Me and My Big Ideas. I had some scrap paper left over from this collection (I made ornaments two years ago), so I punched out a bunch of circles and laid them out in an offset scallop pattern.
I got the idea to use scallops from the Offset Scallop Gallop Challenge in the Moxie Fab World.
I had ideas to add a Stickled star, some ribbon and other goo-foos, but in the end a simple rub-on made this a sharp, clean and graphic card.

Whatcha think? Am I Moxie Fab? I'm dying to be one of these days!