Sunday, February 24, 2013

Birds of A Feather Kit Co Love Birds Crop!

 I made this layout for Drea's sketch challenge:

 and this layout for Kristen's challenge to use at least 12 hearts and the word love in the title:

I just realized I need to go back and add the dates from our pictures on the layouts...I've scrapped so many of the pictures that I know that info is already documented but the pages still feel naked without it! ;) You have until Wednesday night to finish the challenges and there are a couple of games going on too, come check it out!

I also wanted to share a layout my 7 year old created. My heart stopped for half a second when I realized how much washi tape she used! :) I really like how she anchored the photo in the bottom corner!

And she made all of her own embellishments! Santa, candy canes, her title:
 Tree with presents and bows (also labeled with her and her sister's initial)
She knows how to use Siri on the ipad and she searchd for valentine project ideas. This is pretty close to the original that she copied from! 
I've created a crafty monster!! :)

Friday, February 22, 2013

Announcement, Challenge & Giveaway!

Happy Friday! 

I have been dying all week keeping a secret and today I can finally share :) I have been selected as one of the newest designers for Birds of A Feather Kit, Co!!! I have been a long time subscriber and member of the forum but this was my first time applying for the design team. I can not be more ecstatic to join the Scrap Chicks Team! We just so happen to be having the 2nd annual Love Bird crop this weekend and my challenge is to create a layout using this bingo board: 

Choose any row, column or diagonal to create your bingo. I used the 2nd row for my layout and for the 2nd time, used the current sketch over at PageMaps {click on photo to view larger} 
A few closeups:

I just love these little chipboard cameras so I've added a twist to my challenge. If you add a camera on your layout (be creative!) then you will get a second entry into my random drawing for happy, scrappy mail! 
I hope to see you come play along with us this weekend! The crop forums are open and a game of bingo will kick off tonight at 8:30 EST. The due date for challenges is not until Wednesday, Feb 27th so you have plenty of time to get them in even if you are a bit busy this weekend. :)

Sunday, February 17, 2013

My Perfect Model {Pink Paislee: Secret Crush}

I am lucky to have a daughter that will entertain me by taking photos {most} anytime I have the urge! This was a planned outing so that we could get pictures for Valentine's Day. I created this using the current sketch challenge at PageMaps and for the color challenge at Birds of A Feather Kit, Co

Shhh...I messed up on the spacing for the journaling so took the opportunity to embellish! ;)
You have another week for the sketch contest and till the end of the month for the color challenge! Go check 'em out ;)

Friday, February 15, 2013

Pig Valentine Treat Holder

Today I have another edition of "I pinned it, then I did it!" My 1st grader needed a valentine box and we browsed Pinterest for ideas. She wanted a unicorn but when I came across this post in my blog reader, I knew I could convince her to go with the pig! Here is our version...we made a couple of changes to the design but mostly kept it the same. {This picture is pre-party}
After the party, I wanted to get some closeups of the face and backside ;) If you look closely, you can see ME in piggy's eyes! haha!
My daughter wanted to add the mouth and I think it was the perfect touch! 
The only item we had to purchase for this project was pipe cleaners - and I think that was her favorite part. So cute! 
We were able to get all of the valentines out through piggy's snout and everyone was excited that we didn't have to perform surgery ;)

Another Freaking Scrappy February Sketch Challenge {January Birds of a Feather Kit Co: Glitz Design Cashmere Dame}

I wanted to share with you all my last page for my guest design team spot at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge! It was based on this sketch: 
and this is what I came up with:
The photos are very special to me from a sentimental day last year. My dad was in town just for a few short hours for my step-mom's memorial service. Seven of his eight grandkids were there! {Yep, that's my kid acting crazy in the photo and I was not even the one behind the camera!}
 I created this accordion heart using Ann's tutorial at Birds of a Feather Kit Co. So easy!
 You have until the end of the month to enter your layout based on this sketch. I would love to see your entry! :) My layout was created using the January kit from Birds of A Feather Kit Co...I just love all the different patterns and designs included in this kit! :)

Happy Valentine's Day! {The Twinery & Birds of a Feather Kit Co}

Just a day late...Happy Valentine's Day! I hope your day was filled with lots of love! :) I know mine was and that's why I'm late in posting...

I came across a free download from The Twinery and immediately knew I wanted to use it for my 3 year old daughter's class. She LOVES gummy worms...but when I asked her about it she wanted to give her friends "rainbow" goldfish instead of gummy worms. I thought it would be cheaper to go with goldfish but I'm not so sure.... I picked the bags up a while back at Pick Your Plum and used twine from my stash. The washi tape is also from PYP. {click on image for better viewing}
 Both girls gifted their teachers altered notebooks, pens and binder clips. So cute! I made bookmarks for each girl and they were a BIG hit! :)

I *have* been scrapping lately but only sharing my layouts at Birds of a Feather Kit Co . We are having a crop next weekend - hope you will join us!


Friday, February 1, 2013

February Challenge at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge {Crate Paper: Random Collection}

A month ago I completed a sketch challenge over at Another Freaking Scrappy Challenge. Little did I know that they choose a guest designer each month randomly from the participants. I was honored to be chosen as one of February's guest designers! Today I have the first of two layouts to share with you.

The challenge is to scrap about my passion. Of course I knew I would choose pictures of my two daughters! I used some of my stash for this - Crate Paper: Random Collection.
 Here's a closeup of the journaling :)
I hope you will join me with this challenge, you have until the end of the month to submit! Click here to see more examples from the design team and to enter your own layout.