Thursday, July 28, 2011

Packed and Ready to GO!

So tomorrow starts my LSS (Memory Mania) big weekend crop.....CCL XXI "Scrapbook Divas".  My bags are packed and the table decor has been made.....

Monday, July 11, 2011

Summer Challenges @ a Crop!

My LSS (Memory Mania), is hosting a list of "Summer Challenges".  Each week we are given a new challenge with specific critieria, ex: supply, theme, etc.  You get a stamp for each submitted layout and as long as you complete at least 4 layouts you get invited to a "End of Summer Crop".  6 stamps gets your name in a drawing for $50 drawing.  I completed the 3 next challenges at the night crop held this past friday.  Here are my entries:

Challenge:  Create a layout using the Bazzill pleats
"Toy Story Mania"
 Supplies: Studio Calico "Raygun" Kit

My favorite part of this layout was getting to use my silhouette to cut out the raygun and alien.

Challenge: Create a layout using GLUBERS
"Miss American & Surfer Boy"
 Supplies: October Afternoon PP "Captain's Log" (#PP-565), "Rocket Age" Miscellany (DC-145), Decal (#SS-271); Pink Paislee "Hometown Summer" Border Stickers (00466); Glubers; Crate Paper Trims "Toy Box Collection"; Studio Calico "Ray Gun" & "Countdown" Kits
 Used two strands of ribbon and some buttons along with a gluber to create the embellishment.
Funny story behind this layout.   I ran across the two left pictures while i was completing one of the photo assignments from BPC's "Finding Photo Freedom" class I am currently taking.  These pictures were taken back in 2006 on the 4th of July.  On the 4th of this year, Isabelle came outside to swim and she was wearing  a star spangled swimsuit again.  I showed her the pictures I found and we decided to recreate them.  Noah was quite as excited!  It's hard to believe how fast they grow up but 5 yrs makes a big difference.

Challenge: Create a current  “All About Me” layout
"All About Me, A to Z"
 Supplies: American Craft PP Hello Sunshine "Brillance" (35415), Thickers "Hardcover" (53135), Remarks "Emma" (42615), Trademarks "Eddie" (43118); Studio Calico Cardstock Alpha; Cosmo Cricket Ready Set Chip "Heart In The Dark" (RSC833), Tiny Type (TT577), (TT579), (TT580); Sassafrass "Cool Grey" (21187), "Script" (21185), "Blue Linen" (21183); Basic Grey "Hello Luscious" (HLO-3249), "Life of Party" (LOP-3160)
 When i saw the prompt for this assignment, I know exactly what i wanted to do.  Love A to Z layouts!
The challenges extend through the month of August.....Can't wait to see what's up next.

Saturday, July 2, 2011

Crafty Update

Just some recent craft projects:

"Operation Write Home" - My LSS, "Memory Mania" is participating in We R Memory Keepers "Operation Write Home" project.  I don't normally make a lot of cards but this project helped use of some of my scraps and play around with my new Silhouette SD.  Here are a few cards I put together....

Also here is card I made for my little buddy for the 4th.  Loving my new Silhouette and a big thanks to Reddy for all her disney cutting files!

Following on the 4th of July theme,  I've been doing some crafty decorating.  Most of the stuff has been up since Memorial Day.  
 T-shirt Pom Poms, Fabric Pennants (Hobby Lobby fabric and ribbon), USA letters, Silk Wrapped Rosette Wreath, Subway Art by Eighteen25, Paper Lanterns(Target dollar section)
 Flag Bunting from Hobby Lobby
Glittered USA letters,  bought too big of letters first time around
A few layouts completed at the last night crop at my LSS:
 Supplies: Cardstock Vanilla, Moss; My Minds Eye "Joy" woodgrain (S&R189), Remember Buttons (S&R154); American Crafts Thickers "Sunrise" (53179)
Studio Calico Kit: "Into The Woods"
 Supplies: Pebble "Dandy" (751089); Basic Grey Mini Mono (XSC-001); Crate Paper Neighborhood Border Stickers (#NH941), Chipboard Accents (#NH940); American Crafts Thickers "Doll" Fabric (#53171), Robin's Egg Crochet Trim
Studio Calico Kit: "Lawn Party", "Paper Lanterns"
Supplies: Bazzil Cardstock "Whirlpool", Girls Paperie Jubilee "Hey Day", Smile Tag - Amy Tangerine, American Craft Thickers "Sunrise Natural" (53180), October Afternoon Mini Marker "Blue & Cream" (SS-275)
Studio Calico Kit: "Paper Moon", "Countdown"

There is another night crop coming up this week, so i should have plenty more layouts along with more cards for Operation Write Home.  I also plan on getting Isabelle's Dance Album complete.
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