I love this Jenni Bowlin Stencil paper...it is just so fun. I have quite a stash of it...so decided to cut it into pieces and see where that might take me. Almost a crime to cut it apart but I do love how this tag that opens to used as a card turned out!
I used a bit of Lily Bee Memorandum paper, MME Miss Caroline papers,sticker and brad and some twine from The Twinery... resulting in a perfect pretty little tag. Love it!
You may recall from last
month's challenge that the purpose of this challenge group was to take
our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and
to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and grow.
month our challenger was the very talented Lisa Moen. Lisa, like most of us, doesn't always take the "perfect" photos. In fact, sometimes, the imperfect is all you have to tell your story. This month Lisa challenged us to use those imperfect photos to tell an story. Here's what she had to say about her challenge: "I was digging through some old 1980's photos the other day and
realized how bad some of the pictures were. Cameras have come a LONG way
I have lots of pictures I haven't scrapped because they were/are poor
quality pictures and I am sure you have pictures like that too. So
let's dig out those blurry, bad pictures and tell the story behind them! So my challenge to you this month is to use a bad photo and journal about it." I delete almost every blurry picture I take, that's the beauty of digital. I really had nothing to work with, but thanks to my bestie, Angie, I have the perfect photo for this challenge. Blurry but shows the perfect action and emotion of the day. Love this little guy.
I used Echo Park's Hello Summer to create the layout, twine from The Twinery and a bit of Smash Tape, Studio Calico Mister Huey's and the Silhouette. Love it. The Beach Ball flips open to read the journaling.
Check out the cool 3-D Sun...inspired by team member Christa Uttley and her tutorial, check out the link here:
While I was in Pierre a couple of weeks ago at the Scrappin Ladies Retreat, I fell in love with the new Aunthentique line Fresh.
Of course I had no beach pictures with me...but Lynne took down a couple of old layouts from the store wall of Nikki at the beach...so I could play! I did two layouts with this gorgeous line and forgot to take a picture of the first one (yep, had to leave it with Lynne). But here is the other...I just love how crisp, clean and classic it turned out!
Hope you are having a happy Thursday and stopping by the blog today!
Another layout to share with you...this one is just for me! My adorable son, who is far too handsome to be sporting this silly mustache! I have hard time just looking at it, but he insists that it makes all of his clients happy and that they all love it. Alex works with mentally challenged people and is the Art Director at Aspire...so if it brings joy to them, I guess I can handle it! Maybe.
Created with My Mind's Eye Papers and the Silhouette! Inspired by this layout I mustache you
Thanks for stopping by and I hope this brings a smile to you!
Here is my layout created with Very Merry Unbirthday! I love this line, it is just so fun and so versatile! I cut the "1" out on the Silhouette and backed it with 1/2 inch strips of various pieces of the line! Added a bit of machine stitching, a cute banner and the cutest little girl turning 1. Photo is courtesy of Legacy Photo and Design in Rapid City, SD!
It has been one year today, that I sold my scrapbook store. Things have changed so very much and there isn't a day that goes by that I don't miss that special little store, all the amazing friends and customers that became part of my world!
I create more,found my own style and love paper crafting even more than when I had the store.
I have had the most amazing year and been blessed with so much. My family is healthy and happy, our lives are good.
I won a couple paper crafting competitions, gained some confidence and through some urging of Christine Meyers, owner of Practical Scrappers, I started submitting Design Team Applications. Thank you so much Christine for the encouragement. I made a few teams, next came submitting projects for publication. I started submitting in April and I am thrilled to tell you that I have projects coming out in Northridge Publications (Cards and Create) over the next few months.
It's been an incredible journey and appreciate all of you taking this journey with me!