Sue's Flower Card
Jenn's Adorable Elephant Card
My example :
This is one of the very few layouts I've tried that just uses cardstock. It was quite a challenge for me since I LOVE pattern paper. I sanded the cardstock to give it a softer feel and add some texture. The purple journaling mat was embossed with the cuttlebug and then sanded, the pink background paper was scored then sanded as well for more texture. The only embellishment is a single big bloom flower from CTMH that I cut up to fit with the page maps layout that I used. Playful Petals and Serendipity stamp sets were used for the flowers and Extreme Caps was used for the title. I wasn't sure if I'd like the page seeing as in the beginning it didn't seem to flow but the end result turned out super cute!
She sent me a bunch of fun images, an easter stamp, fun chipboard flower stickers, flower rhinestones, sisters buttons, ribbon, and a cute quickie card kit. Thank you so much, I love it all!!
And I have been creating the past couple days. I have 2 layouts, one that I did at my friend Julie's on Monday and the other at my MIL's house today, but it's late and I'm just getting on real quick to post this and do some replies before crashing in bed. We're getting some plumbing replaced in our apartment so we've been hanging out elsewhere's while everything's getting torn out and replaced in the hall bathroom. It's a mess right now but we should be all finished up by Friday ^_~ Until then I probably won't be posting much if at all. But I'll have a bunch of fun artwork to show when I do!
Chris' Frog Card
Laurel's Bella Card
Marcia's Baby Boy Card
Emilee's MFT cards
Sparkle's Bella Baby Card
Sue's Pretty Birthday Card
Y.Poulsen's Audubon Zoo Layout
Mary's Cape Flattery Layout
My example :
Colors : Heavenly Blue, Sweet Leaf, Buttercup, Chocolate, Colonial White
Papers : Retired Harmony and Cozy B&Ts, Let's Get Together
Stamps : Friendship Flowers, Essential Alpha, Sans Alpha, Charmed Uppercase, Doodle Alpha, Free Spirit
Accents : Chocolate Grosgrain, Edge Anchors, Heavenly Blue Accents, Waxy Flax Pop Dots, Dimensional Elements, Chocolate Brads, Cream Eyelets
This was also made for Jules scrapsidaisy forum challenge to use a particular Page Maps Layout. I made this one for the week two challenge. I flipped the layout horizontally so my title would make sense. All the flowers are pop dotted as well as the 2, U, and S in stuck. This was a really fun page to do since I thought these pics were so cute but I didn't know exactly how I wanted to scrap them. The colors for the color challenge fit perfectly with the colors of the marshmallows and this page maps layout seemed just what the pictures needed.
Paul and I trying to take a picture of us together. This one came out alright but we decided we just need to get someone else to take pictures of us together, lol.
Sue's Frog Card
Sparkle's Hanna Card
Jenn's Wish Card
Y.Poulsen's Swamp Exhibit Layout
My Sample :
Stamps : For Every Occassion, Friendship Blessings, Fairy Dust
Accents : Rhinestones, Prisma Glitter
Wow how long has it been since a made a card?! I had to check the date on my last card post. It was 22 days ago! I can hardly believe the last card I made was three weeks ago, lol. This card was inspired by a site that Kathi had a link to. The blog is called Freedom In Creating and her style is awesome and very artistic (like a painting!). She's AMAZING with the brayer and it was her cards that inspired me to do this one. I actually used my brayer that I bought months ago and hadn't touched. I'm really kind of a scaredy cat when it comes to trying new techniques though I know there's nothing to be afraid of. It's art, I should be fearless!! But no, it takes me forever to try out new techniques. So I got out my brayer and brayered the top half of my col white CS with buttercup, then the bottom half with kiwi. I sponged citrus leaf along the branch, on the leaves, and around the entire base. Terrifying, isn't it. ^_~ The fairy was stamped in Citrus Leaf and colored in with pencils just a little so that she didn't feel so flat. I glittered her wings and her sparkles. A simple and quick card but I think it came out rather pretty.
Thank you Laurel!! Now I have to nominate 5 people for the award. Y. Poulsen because she always leaves such wonderful comments on my blog and on the CTMH forums; Jenn - her art is always fun and it makes me smile, Sue - she's such a sweet lady, I love exchanging snail mail with her; Seleise she's always commenting on my art and it helps keep my spirits up to continue to post; and Chris - she and Deb have done wonders to make our SBS4 group so great! There are so many ladies I would love to nominate but I think they've already gotten this one ^_~
And I was also tagged by Kim to do this 7 random facts thing. The rules of the game:
• Link to the person that tagged you and post the rules on your blog.
• Share 7 random and/or weird facts about yourself on your blog, we all want to know them.
• Tag 7 random people at the end of your post and include links to their blogs.
• Let each person know that they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
1 - I love to make lists. I even make a list for my scrapbook shopping!
2 - I'm totally freaked out by slugs ~shiver~
3 - I love yummy food scented things like vanilla, cocoa, and hazelnut. My favorite candle is German Struesal Cake and my favorite body wash is whipped cocoa ^_~
4 - I really, really like my feet, lol. I used to paint my toenails all the time and give myself little pedicures and I love wearing sandals (still do :D) And now I adore both my daughters' feet! Caitie's are just like mini versions of mine and Audrey has the cutest little fat toes! I told myself when they started walking there was no way I would still kiss their dirty tooties but Caitlyn is 4 now and I'm STILL kissing her little piggies!!!
5 - I'm half Filipino.
6 - I hate going down stairs. I always feel like I'm going to fall!
7 - And I've never had my nails done.
My example :
Colors : Hollyhock, Cranberry, Sweet Leaf, Sunkiss Yellow, Colonial White
Papers : Garden, Harmony, and Cozy retired B&T
Stamps : Friendship Word Puzzle, Delight in Everything
Accents : Sunkiss bigger brads; Hollyhock buttons, nail heads, and brad; Primas (green flowers), Just Blooms white daisy and bigger blooms; white brads, dimensional elements simple alpha (brackets)
Using another March Page Maps layout. I love these colors together! They are so fresh and airy. The inspiration for the colors comes from my favorite skirt though the layout doesn't take any inspiration from it. I random stamped the small flower strips of pattern paper to pull the colors together. The title and subtitle were also stamped with different shades of the color combo to help pull it together more. I thought that I would have too much room for the journaling but after I got going I realized it wasn't too big at all. In fact, I practically ran out of room, lol.