Monday, May 20, 2013

Crafty Challenge - Tell Your Story

For this weeks Crafty Challenge over on the Two Scrapbook Friends Forum I am challenging you guys to tell your story. I hate journaling on my projects. I never know what to say and when I do it never looks the way that I want it to. So I am challenging you guys to journal on your layout.

This is the layout I created based on my challenge.

I added some stitching, thickers, a die cut, and some banner pieces for my title. I love the colours of this layout as well. I thought they worked so well with the photo I picked.

Now onto the challenge part. I used my Silhouette machine and the sketch pens to journal on my layout right on the background. I found I really liked the way that this looked when I was all finished. I liked that I was right on the background with no journaling strips. I also am not a huge fan of my handwriting and doing it with my machine it eliminated me having to write this myself.

I look forward to seeing what you guys create based on my challenge this week. Make sure that if you participate to upload your project to the Two Scrapbook Friends Forum and the Two Scrapbook Friends Gallery.

Thanks for stopping by!!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

National Scrapbook Day Reveal Part One

Last weekend was National Scrapbook Day and at Two Scrapbook Friends Forum we ran a week long online crop to celebrate this awesome day! Each design team member created a challenge for our scrapbook friends to play along with. I had some spare time so I played along as well

Ann's challenge: Use A Frame:

Ann challenged us to use a frame on our creation around our main photo. This is the layout that I created.

I love the colour scheme of this paper line! It worked so awesome with my photo! I used a bunch of embellishments from my stash to create this layout!

I misted my background with a couple different colour mists to create a different background. I also added a couple butterflies with some stitching behind them.

I used a die cut from my stash for my title! I thought it worked really well with my photo. 

Ann did such an awesome job with this challenge! I had a lot of fun playing along.

Next was Christa's challenge. She challenged us to use a colour pallet to create something. Her colour pallet included blue, green and yellow. Here is what I created.

I have been hoarding this paper line for a little while and this was the perfect chance to use the collection! I used my Silhouette to do some journaling on a journaling card that I had. 

I used some matching stickers and die cuts to embellish my layout as well as some stitching around my circles

The embellishments that came with the line were adorable and matched the theme of my layout perfectly!

Finally I added one of the die cuts as my title to finish off the layout!

Christa had a fabulous challenge! I loved the colours and she gave me a reason to dig into my stash to use up some paper I was hoarding.

Next was my moms challenge. She challenged us to use a bunch of different techniques on our project.  This is the layout that I created!

I used my Silhouette machine to cut out my title for my layout.

I used lots of circles and arrows on my layout! They look awesome!

And like always I stitched on a couple things! I loved the challenge that my moms challenge gave me! 

Thanks for stopping by to check out some of my latest creations! I will have another post soon to reveal the rest of my National Scrapbook Day creations!


Saturday, May 4, 2013

Progressive Blog Hop

I hope your having fun going through our progressive blog hop this weekend. If I am the first blog you have come to go to Two Scrapbook Friends blog and start there to get the full experience. 

If you have gone through all the rest of the blogs I should be your last stop. 

The blog hop started on Joanne's blog with this awesome sketch that she created.

Since I am at the end of the blog hop I get to upload a completely finished layout including every one else's elements that they added. 

Here is my layout based off of Joanne's Sketch, Shelby's stripped paper, Jayne's something wet, Christa's stitching, Carolyn's distressing, Ann's quote, and for my element to add 3 buttons.

My striped paper is across my photo, something wet is the texture paste that I have on my background, my stitching is on the chevron pattern paper, my distressing is the mist on my background as well as inking my paper, my quote is incorporated in my title, and my three buttons are on my banner pieces under my photo.

If you complete the entire Hop, and you leave a comment on each Friend/Designer’s blog and the Two Scrapbook Friend's blog by 11:59 pm on May 6th,  you will be entered in a random drawing for a great prize! In addition, if you accept the challenge and create a design of your own and upload it to the Two Scrapbook Friends Gallery by 11:59 pm on May 31st, you will be eligible to win ANOTHER fabulous prize!

Finally, all the FINISHED TSF/Designer creations will be revealed on the Two Scrapbook Friend's blog on Monday, May 7th.

Here is a list of all the Blogs in order:

Two Scrapbook Friends

Thanks for stopping by!:)


Friday, May 3, 2013

National Scrapbook Day Challenge!

Pow! Bam! Boom! Pop! Kaboom!  My challenge for National Scrapbook Day is to use a burst on your creation! Below is the layout that I created based on my challenge! I used Pebbles Inc's Superhero line and it worked awesome with the photos that I had in my stash!

Part of my title came from a diecut on one of the papers in the line and I added the rest to work with my photo. 

I used some washi tape as well as coordinating papers to create pennant pieces down the side of my layout. I added a speech bubble wooden shape by Studio Calico and added a word on top to finish it off.

I added a pinwheel from Queen and Company and added a little white button in the center to hold it together. I also added some stitching to create some texture to my layout.

My second favourite part of my layout is the glassine bag that I added. I tucked it behind my photo like a piece of paper and then added a journaling card to the inside of it. It turned out awesome!

I can't wait to see what everyone comes up with for my challenge. Make sure you upload your creation to the gallery as well as the forum. Thanks for playing along!