Tuesday, October 29, 2013

Another challenge completed....

At Catherine and Cathy Create. The challenge was to make a card with an element you could use in three's. I broke out the Graphic 45 Olde Curiosity Shoppe papers- oh how I adore this collection!! I love the colors, patterns and the steampunk like images, sooo beautiful. And so, here is the card that I created. I just adore that blue color ! The sentiment may be a little hard on the eyes for some people, but I like it :)

Have a great day!!!

Monday, October 21, 2013

Puzzle Piece Swap....

This is something that i am participating in with my awesome group of Newfoundland scrappers. We all buy a puzzle and send the pieces to the group members, they alter the piece and send it back and you put your puzzle back together- awesomeness!! A little bit of every group member,such a cool idea.

Here are the pieces that I have altered so far.....not the greatest of pics as I had to take them at night.

I have more so I will come back and add them a little later today- gotta go bake cookies!!! TFL!

Ok, here are more (cookies are cooling)

 Oh my, this next t picture in particular is really bad. I HAVE to stop taking pictures at night, but i get so excited when I finish up, and I do mos tof my scrapping at night, that I just want the picture NOW. But it does not do my work any justice at all. 

The following pictures were taken with my good camera that I finally had repaired. The picture quality is better but the exposure is off- I obviously just do not know how to take a decent pic **sigh**

Anyway, that's all the pieces I have done so far. I think I mailed out one that I forgot to photograph. I am anxiously awaiting more pieces as this is SO much fun!!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Monogram Tags Challenge....

In case you haven't noticed, I am a fan of Catherine and Cathy Create. It's an awesome blog with some very talented people, you should all- like I have a lot of people looking at MY blog haha- go over there and check it out. They have awesome challenges every week. This week we had to make a monogram tag. The tag could be part of something else or stand alone. I decided to make a tag for a Christmas gift. I like to make my gifts look pretty, even for the boys, so this one is for my son Christopher.

I covered a white tag in the Christmas paper, not sure of the manufacturer. I inked the edges in a silver ink. I used two doilies that I stuck together with glue dots as I felt one was too see through. The chipboard letter I stamped with a VersaMark pad, covered in silver embossing powder and heated it- I love the shiny silver look, so pretty! I cut a little strip of paper and attached it with a brad. There you have it!!

New layouts at Nuts About Sketches.....

Here are the last two sketches that I did at Nuts About Sketches. I love the pictures of Soda but I am not happy at all with my work on this one. I just didn't have the inspiration in me that night. She deserves a nicer layout cause she's Momma's sweet puppy <3. I did, however, use that super cute tag that I have had forever! Oh, it was a double page sketch but we were allowed to do only one side of we wanted.

I did the following layout for my brother and sister-in-law for their new baby's album which I will give them on his first birthday. Luca was christened in London, England in May. The couple holding him are my awesome in-laws, and in the other picture are his parents and little brother, Alessandro. Aren't they all beautiful??

This last layout I love because the picture is awesome. Not because it's me, but because it's so vibrant and shows off the colors of my tattoo beautifully! What a great job she did! And I looooved my purple hair :) I wanted to keep the look as retro as possible because they are "pinup" pictures, so I used the vintage looking background paper and the gingham checked paper. I love how it turned out. And look at the awesome vintage sticker on the bottom right!!

Thanks for looking!!

Monday, October 7, 2013

Orange and black.....

The colors of Halloween!!! That is the monthly challenge at my favorite blog Catherine and Cathy Create. I am not a big Halloween person, but I do put up a few decorations and decided to make a banner. I initially wanted to make a horizontal banner but it didn't turn out as I had it planned in my head, so voila! The letters were much bigger than I had wanted for where I was going to initially place it, but I am happy how it turned out. I had a few embellishments lying around that were perfect to add some interest. I heat embossed the silver on the letters as an attempt to make it a little "dressier" and possibly spookier- not sure it made it any spookier though :) I heat embossed the skull and cat with a black glitter powder. Once I had the skull done I thought "skulls aren't black!", but hey, it's Halloween so anything goes!

So here is the end result for the October Challenge: Orange and Black

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Sparkly Tag Challenge.....

This is a tag I created for the challenge at Catherine and Cathy Create. They have such awesome challenges! I had to finish it at the last minute because, of course, I forgot, what a surprise!!! For my sparkle I used silver stickles on her crown and around the edge of the hexagon, and silver embossing powder around some of the edges of the tag. I do have some silver glittery ribbon that I will use and put into the hole at the top, I just never had time. I adore these stamps by Julia Nutting for Prima. This is the first time using this particular one. After I stamped her, I stamped her clothes onto different papers and cut them out and glued them onto the stamp. I colored her hair, shoes and sash with Copic markers.

Thanks for looking!!