Thursday, August 26, 2010

Ellas's Pink Scrapbook #22

This week's scrapbook challenge over at TPE is a color combination & sketch challenge. We created layouts with the colors green, yellow & white along with this sketch

I will admit I have been struggling some with getting my layouts completed and putting them off til the last minute. I had a completely different layout in my mind for this challenge. I was going to do some pictures from the balloon rally I was at this past weekend. After digging through my paper I came across some Reminisce monkey paper that I have had for awhile which was perfect for this challenge. So, I went through my pictures and found some cute photos of my great nephew to use. I think the saying I found in the sticker set is rather fitting "Sitting Still Is Not My Thing". This layout was super quick and super easy which is usually not how they go for me :) the style is simple, I had a hard time not adding more stuff, I think it turned out ok though.

Be sure to to stop on over to The Pink Elephant to see what the rest of the design team came up with.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

A Hoot of a Birthday

I picked up the sizzix owl die and couldn't wait to create something with it. I picked up some mini composition books the other day on sale so I covered one of them and put this cute little owl on it. Cute as this little book was and how much I wanted to keep it myself I decided to give it to my niece for her birthday.

I needed to make my niece a card too so I put this one together to go with the little notebook. I love this owl, love the October Afternoon paper and love the dyed seam binding ribbon. Don't be surprised if you see lots more of these items in my projects :)

Thursday, August 19, 2010

A Christmas Card

The new Hero Arts stamps have arrived at my local scrapbook store & I just had to get my hands on some of them along with a teacher's set for me to use for an upcoming class. I started playing around with them along with some Tim Holtz distress inks. I think my favorite stamps from this Christmas catalog are the music background and the fabulous flourishes. I love the old aged feeling of this card along with the dyed seam binding and vellum music.

Check back later this week, I've got some other creations to share with some more Hero Arts Christmas stamps.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A Masculine Birthday Card

I have a masculine birthday card to share with you today, this was one I made for my brother's birthday last month. I come from a family of car fanatics so this Great Impressions stamp was a must have. I used some core'dinations cardstock on this card, I love this stuff when I want some extra texture on a card.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Ella's Pink Scrapbook Challenge #20

I've got a layout to share this week. I've been slowly getting back into some scrapbooking again. It's been so hot that being in my scraproom in the basement is a nice way to keep cool.

This week's challenge is a sketch challenge along with some fabric on our layout. Here's the sketch
I decided to scrap some more photos from our Alaskan Cruise last year. I had some burlap laying around that I decided to use as my fabric, I just stitched it onto a piece of cardstock.


Head on over to The Pink Elephant to see the rest of the design teams work.

I've been working on a bunch of cards lately along with some class work that I'll share with you a little later on.