Monday, November 19, 2012

Design Team Work for Let's Scrap

I created this layout of my daughter Rowynn as Iron man. she dressed up as Iron man for Halloween. She loves Tony Stark aka Iron man because he is a Genius, an Engineer, loves Robots, is Funny, helps others and well a bad ass. She see herself in those qualities. She too is a genius, wants to be a prosthetic engineer,  She loves robots, she is so very helpful to all and is extremely funny. She is a true bad ass.

So, when her brother and their best friends were thinking of what to be for Halloween she suggested The Avengers and they all loved the idea. They all turned and said at the same time You Are Iron Man!! Yes, they know her so well.

Over at Let's Scrap we had a wonderful new sketch to work from created by Design Team Member Judy Rakes

Here is the layout I created.

Close-up of the details
Page 1

Page 2

 The title

I hope that you take the time to join us over at Let's Scrap for sketches, challenges and prizes. Mostly lots of fun and wonderful people.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Design Team Work Share

I wanted to share some work from the teams I am on.
Over at Cooking Up Creations - We're doing Home is Where the Heart is for month of November. Lots of fun challenges being posted by the DT.

I posted the following 2 challenges: The Heart of the Family and Home is Where the Heart is

Here is the layout I created for the 2nd challenge

Some close-ups of all the details
 The hearts are Studio Calico and the Cloud is KatScrappiness
 Letters are Studio Calico Chipboard Alphas The rest is my handwritting
 The Journaling reads: No matter where we live the only thing that makes it a home is the foundation we created which is Love
 The layers side view

Over at Let's Scrap we had a few sketchs to use as inspiration to create layouts and cards with.

Here are the my creations:
My Layout

Close up of the details
Page 1

 Page 2


The Library Cards and pockets 
I handmade the pockets the cards are cut outs from paper. I left the card for my son Liam  to do his own journaling.

Close up the ledger paper and notes

The Owl I pieced myself

The sketch we had to use.

 My Card

Close up of the details
I used 2 stamps for the outer sentiment. As well lens.

I used stamps to create the clicker and heart accent.

I used a stamp to create the flash (it is a disco ball stamp)

 Inner sentiment

The Sketch I used

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Want to be a Member of the Master Chef Challenge Team??

Do you love scrapbooking challenges? Do you enjoy chatting on forums and making new online friends? Are you upbeat and love to blog, scrapbook, make cards or alter things, then you may have what it takes to be a member of our Master Chef Challenge Team at Cookin' Up Scrapbooking Creations!

Cookin' up Creations focuses on our Blue Plate Special Challenges, and we want YOU to be a part of it! We offer a NEW challenge each day except Mondays on our forum (approximately 20-25 challenges posted per month), with a prize drawing at the end of each month. We are currently looking for five to six team members for a six-month term.

Your responsibilities will include:
-Presenting a “Blue Plate Special” challenge once a week
-Posting regularly on the forum message board and initiating at least four new topics each week
-Posting comments regularly in our members' gallery
-Assisting with and participating in special events, such as crops, blog hops and special challenges
-Promoting Cookin' up Creations on your personal blog, Facebook and wherever else allowed

We offer you the opportunity to showcase your work and a chance to expand your creativity through participation on our Challenge Team. Challenge Team members are eligible for the prize drawings. All past and present members are encouraged to reapply.

Submissions will be taken through Friday December 14th, 2012 at 9:00 pm EST. Successful applicants will be notified via email no later than Monday December 17th, 2012. Your position will begin immediately after your acceptance. Your “official” term will begin on January 1st, 2013 and end June 30th, 2013.

To apply:
Send the following requirements to Please put "Challenge Team Entry" in the subject line.
-Your name, address, email address and contact information
- A paragraph or two about yourself and your experience in scrapbooking and paper crafting
-Three recently completed layouts and two cards or other paper crafting projects that you feel showcase your best work
-Links to your personal blog and online gallery *do not have to have a blog to be considered.
-A paragraph about why you wish to join our team

Each applicant must have at least 25 posts on our forum. We would like to have the opportunity to get to know each of you before making our final decision, and encourage you to share your work with us here at Cookin' up Creations.

We encourage each applicant/participant to check out our Blue Plate Special Challenge Forum, and familiarize yourself with it, and how it works.

*If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Cookin' Up Creations DT Work to share

*****This layout has been chosen to be the Layout of The Week*********

Last Saturday over at Cookin' Up Creations  I challenged the group to get Totally Layered and add a bit of Neon or a bright color along with a sketch (see below) to their project.

Here is the layout I created using the sketch and some neon colors and lots of layers.

Some close ups. Yes, that's mulberry paper, corrugated paper and vellum. I think it add a nice layer to things. Everything is on pop dots. All of the papers used are old from my stash except for the graph pointy speech bubble the is DCWV.

Here is the sketch from the talented people over at Creative Scrappers

Monday, October 8, 2012

Cookin' Up Creations DT Work Share.

If you saw an earlier post then you know that over at Cookin' Up Creations we're doing everything inspired by the 80's. The challenge I posted for the group was Mixed Tapes. It went a little like this.......

Hey Laaadddiieeesss! 

As we go back in time to the 80's, we are reminded of the days we created a mix tape for every occasion. You remember the tape for that special date, for studying, for riding in the car, or just hanging with friends. 

Today we're creating a new mix tape, Well sort of. We will be using washi tape to create fun design elements for our projects.For this challenge I would like you to use 2 or more washi tapes. You can use it as a simple design element, for a border, to adhere your photos or stamped image. You can even use it to create your title as I did here in my layout.

So, Get creative with your mixed tapes. I can't wait to see how you totally rock this one out.

Word to your mother!
MCA* (yes, this has been an homage to the Beastie Boys)

Here is the layout I created as the sample.

Circle of Friends
I used washi tape as a border(black & white dot), as embellishments in the left hand corner(neon diagonal stripe, black & white criss-cross and blue & white dot), and on the right hand on the bottom of my photo strip(neon diagonal, Blue floral and black & checker). As, well as on the mini polariod (black & white chevron).

Close-up of the title with several washi tapes to cover chipboard Thickers
COF Title

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Let's Scrap DT Work to Share

I love this sketch and, I have to say, I love this layout I created based on the sketch.
This week on Let's Scrap the DT had to create a layout based on this sketch. I have to admit, I was a bit stumped at first then, it all just can to me. The kids loved it. I am not sure if they loved it because they got to climb the tree or because their dad and I did.

Here is the sketch from Let's Scrap. I only use the left side of the sketch.
This is the layout I made.
 I did the journaling around the page. It's reads:

You & I  planted a little seed nurtured it with love. That lovely little seed took root and sprung a little root and then another and yet another. We continued to nurture it. The root and the three smaller roots grew stronger. Over the years those roots grew into a sapling. We gave it more love, although the years haven't always been kind to the sapling continued to grew. We kept nurturing and sprinkling it with love. Until it finally grew into a strong and lovely Family with 5 strong brunches and 3 smaller branches. So Beautiful!

Here are some close-ups   

Around each photo and pattern paper I outlined and put our names. It reads like this: Fran & Annie = Kaitlyn, Rowynn , Liam, Us.

All the materials used for this layout came from the Scraptastic August's Barn Door Kit Club. Except for the Felt Cloud they came for Kat Scrappiness.

Sunday, September 30, 2012

Cookin' Up Creations Design Team Work Share

Over on Cookin' Up Creations the DT had to scraplift a member of CUC group. We voted and chose Jeanie Moler.  She created a lovely layout (see below).

Here is the layout I created. I did a lot of layering.

Jeanie's Layout

Some Close-ups of the title and layers. 
(yes, you are seeing correct. 
That is vellum, mulberry and handmade textured papers in the layers)

 I traced Amy Tan's flower and colored it to match my layout.

Thanks for looking. If you decide to scraplift Jeanie or even me be sure to leave me a link to your creation.