Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Weekend challenges

Weekend challenges. My sister, Jacquie--(just click on her name to see her beautiful efforts), and I scrap together frequently. She in Texas and I in MN. Lately, neither of us have been getting much scrappy time because of, well, life. I try but it seems that the time is not there. So this past weekend, we challenged each other to scrap and made up challenges for each other.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill, craft supply; Patterned paper, chipboard, stickers: Creative Imaginations; Chipboard swirl: Basic Grey; Flowers: Imaginesce, Prima; Gems: craft supply; Brads: Pink Paislee; Punch: Martha Stewart; Die Cutting Machine: Slice, font from Design card #2
Our First challenge was to make a layout with paper older than a year. Here, I used some old, beautiful paper by Creative Imaginations, that I have been saving. I loved it then but for a time, I bought things and stashed it and well, I still love it and don't know what I am saving it for....and it is a layout of my hubby, just in time for Valentines Day!

Supplies: Tags: office supply; Medium: Glimmer mist, Smooch Inks; Chipboard: Scenic Route; Scalloped Edge: Jillibean Soup; Patterned paper: Websters Pages; Baker's twine: Martha stewart; Stamps: Pink Paislee; Ribbon and buttons: Craft supply
Our second challenge was to make 2 tags. I am somewhat befuddled by tags. I have a hard time with something so small, and for me, it has to be usable, so I have to make it for SOMETHING...a gift, a card, or on a layout...never just BECAUSE.

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper and dimensional stickers: Basic Grey; Scalloped circles: Archiver's; Letter Stickers: American Crafts, Adornit; Bling Kaiser Crafts; Journaling Card: Jillibean Soup; Punch: EK Success
And finally, color combo that we rarely use. For me it was hot pink and brown. So I went for the Basic Grey. These are photos of my two cousins, Kristy and Tara at Kristy's baby shower this December. Tara put on a great and fun baby shower for her! There is always lots of laughs when these two are around!

So there are my projects. I encourage you to challenge yourself, find a sketch, play with paint, mist, glitter, or just start cutting. You will find that after awhile you get down to business and actually create something that makes you want more time to scrap!

There was one more challenge that I need to post (a layout with a banner on it), but alas, I ran out of time, but hope to finish it this weekend! TFL. Love and Hugs, Lara

1 comment:

Amy Coose said...

Love your projects! You were the winner on my blog, so please email me your addy and I'll get your goodies right out to you!