Thursday, February 14, 2013

A {Messy} Layout & 2 Cards

I was busy last night. I did a layout & 2 cards. I was on a role let me tell ya. Also didn't hurt that I was watching one of my new favourite shows, Person of Interest, on line. I have always liked crime dramas and this show is such a different twist on that genre.

Now to my scrappy stuff. I did the layout for Amy's Tuesday Temptations Challenge from February 4th. The challenge was to get messy, which can be difficult for me, but I did it! I started with the cream cardstock, put a template over it & then used a sponge and "pounced" Basic Grey ink over it. Then I laid it down and dropped droplets of spray mists on it, then sprayed it with about 4 different sprays. Ripped the edges and inked it with blue  ink. I thought all that made it less feminine. Thumbs Up I also inked the paper that I was matting my picture with, the tag (or what ever you would call that) and the saying strip...which I then cut up

Featuring Scraptures February SB Kit

Next up is my take on Laurie's Finally Friday Challenge from February 8th. It is my version of a Valentine's card for my know you can't get mushy with 15 year old boys. Embarrassed

This is a scrap lift from a picture that I saved on my computer before I had Pinterest. If you know the original source, please let me know so that I can give credit where credit is due.

Finally, here is my take on Teresa's Wild Card Wednesday Challenge from this week. T wanted us to KISS~Keep It Simple Silly and use 4 layers and a port hole in our card. I made this card for my daughter's Valentine.

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Thanks for looking!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Lots o' Layouts

Good morning my scrappy friends. Hope this post finds you all well. Just thought I would share some of my recent layouts with you.

These first ones I did at the Scraptures winter crop on Feb 2. It was a great 12 hours of scrappin with some wonderful friends.

Jan SB&CT Calendar Sketch

This next one is my take on the Jan 1 Tuesday's Temptations Challenge over at Scraptures

This one is for the Jan 6 Sketchy Saturday at Scraptures

This is my take on the February SB&CT Calendar sketch

Last, but not least is this past weekend's Sketchy Saturday Challenge at Scraptures

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Saturday, February 9, 2013

PageMaps Pebbles Sketch Contest

I love all the sketches over on PageMaps and this month's was no different. They are running a contest to win a great Pebbles Family Ties prize pack.

Here is the sketch....

And here is my take on the sketch...

Supplies used:
CS: DCWV Metallic Stack, StampinUp! (Silver Glimmer Paper), unknown from my scraps
PP: DCWV Glitter Stack, unknown from my scraps
Accessories: Thickers (LAX & Rockabye), Smooch Spritz (Cirtus Stickle), Stickles (Silver & Lavender)

I have never entered one of my layouts fingers crossed!

A Birthday Card

Today is my sister-in-law Lisa's birthday. When I sat down to make a card, I didn't want to make and ordinary card, so I searched for differently folded cards. I ended up making an easel card. I have never made one before. I really like how it turned out. I think I will be making more of these in the future.

Happy Birthday Lisa!

Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Sweet Shot Sunday

Well...I'm behind again...keep forgetting to post my pics here for SSS.

Week 4 was SELF PORTRAITS. This was harder than I initially thought. I didn't just want to do the taking the photo in the mirror shot, so I set up my camera on my tripod. Put up a black sheet on my china cabinet as a backdrop & started taking pictures. Unfortunately the ones that I liked were either blurry or the skin tones were blown out.

Here is the picture that I finally settled on. I played with it a bit in Photoshop Elements 10. I like the final outcome.

This week's theme is SHADOWS. I had no clue what I was going to do. I was out for a walk today and thankfully I had my cell phone with me to capture this picture.

Just hangin' with my Shadow