Friday, October 22, 2010

Challenge #3 & Challenge #5

Challenge #3
Technique challenge –Mist it baby! I recently started playing with mists and I love it.  Make your own background paper with mist (smooch spritz, glimmer mist or maya mist).

Masked and misted the background cardstock, misted chipboard numbers and misted the ribbon as well.
Challenge #5
Create a background on a layout using your die-cutting machine! (Cricut, Sizzix, Slice etc...).  Theme of your layout is your choice! Have fun!

Baseball is a die-cut using the Cricut and Sports Mania cartridge

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Challenge #4

Create a layout using a countdown method of items.  I will list five different kinds of things (elements, papers, photos, etc.) for you to use in your layout.  You can use more than these items just as long as you meet the required list and numbers asked for each.
5 - nature themed elements (branches, leaves, mushrooms, animals, etc)
4 - word title
3 - photos
2 - papers (one solid and one patterned)
1 - large shape (must be at least 8x8 in size).
Challenge adapted from one found on  A Cherry On Top.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Challenge #2 & Challenge #6

Challenge #2
Use your stash challenge –let your page be inspired by the five senses--plus, your sixth sense.
touch - use textured paper
sight - use your favorite patterned paper in your stash
smell - use something on your page that, if real, would have a smell (e.g, flowers, cupcake accents, etc.)
taste - use food-related embellishments or paper
sound - use song-title or song lyrics somewhere on your page


Challenge #6
Use nine squares on your page layout, with at least three of them being photos.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Challenge #1

Sketch challenge – Use this sketch for a layout.  Rotate it, tweak it…just have fun.  Sketch taken from Get It Scrapped.
 And my version of it...
Needs some embellishing that I will get to today, hopefully.

Monday, October 18, 2010

Just Scrappin' 10.16.10

We chose to go with a carnival theme...finish a layout and/or a challenge and get 30 seconds to "go fish" a winning fish.  Chose a small prize and with so many in hand, trade up to larger and large prizes!  Everyone had a great time fishing and even managed to get quite a few of the challenges done.  It was a very productive day...I got all of the challenges done and will share them throughout the week.  Feel free to share if you decide to take the challenge ;)
And our Make n Take...
Looks like fun?  Want to join us in Sturbridge, MA?  We have crops coming up on Nov 6 and Dec 11.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Project Diorama

With a 3rd and 5th grader this year, there was no way I was escaping the "Mom, I have a project due" greeting from one of my kids.  Especially when one of them has an awesome teacher that has a project a month for her class.  September was research an animal of your choice then write up a paper, make a diorama of it and its habitat and have a presentation ready.  I can't say I wasn't ready for this older child didn't go through Mrs. G but I knew it was coming.  I had saved shoeboxes and all their toy plastic animals...I told D he could pick any animal as long as we had that animal in the toy box!!!  He chose the tiger and this is what we he made.

You're probably wondering what this has to do with scrapbooking...well lots...
  • The big yellow sun...bazzill paper. 
  • The big giant rock/cave in the back...packaging paper painted with Making Memories acrylic paint (remember those?)
  • Green grassy ground in the background...flock!!!
  • The stream...Tim Holtz distressing inks then diamond glaze on top.
The next time anyone complains about your stash...just point them to my blog, won't you?  It comes in handy when the kiddos have projects due.  Stay tuned for his October project.
And if you're wondering if he did this or mom did was 80% him.  He was the creator and set director.  He told me what he wanted and I told him how he could get the look.  The real grass...that was a total lightbulb moment.  I was so ready to cut out grass on my handy dandy cricut ;)