October 29, 2010


Here is a LO with some Basic Gray - Max & Wiskers - I bought when I was down in Orlando. I followed Lori's advice and tried my hand at accordian flowers. I like the way they looked but I had a hard time making them stick to the paper with their shape intact...
Embellishments and alphas came from previous Mosh Posh kits.

October 19, 2010

Get sketchy

I found another card sketch challenge blog - Get Sketchy. Here is the GS#60 sketch:
And here is my entry:
I used scraps from October Afternoon - Thrift Shop - papers in the Mosh Posh June'10 kit. Lily Bee rub-on from their August'10 kit. May Arts sheer/dots ribbon from my stash.

October 15, 2010

Creative Scrappers' Celebration

Creative Scrappers is celebrating their 125th sketch, so I joined in for the fun. Here is the sketch:
And here is my take:
I used Jenni Bowlin - Play Date - papers from the Apron Strings August'10 small kit and Sassafras Lass - Cherry Delicious - paper from their April'10 small kit. Buttons and alphas from my stash and previous Mosh Posh kits.

October 13, 2010

Fall birthday card

I made this card for my sister-in-law (I hope she's not peeking!) to fit the Party Time Tuesday challenge #16: Create a FALL THEMED BIRTHDAY CARD ~ twist is to include a pumpkin or leaf (or both!) and have that birthday greeting/sentiment/wording somewhere on your card front.
I used Bella Blvd papers, stickers, buttons and twine from the October Scrapcetera kit. SRM Stickers sentiment, Cream Core'dinations cardstock and brown DCWV adhesive mat from my stash. I based my card on the Tuesday Trio sketch #38 below and I was inspired by this card by Rea Barthel.
Vol 4, #9/10

October 12, 2010

Just us

There are hardly any photos - let alone good photos - of just Dada and me. When I saw this one I just had to scrap it. I started from Sketch #37 over at Tuesday Trio. The inspiration challenge was a picture of an oasis in the desert. I was having a hard time finding a complementing color to go with the top I'm wearing in the picture and the golden orange color of the desert just spoke to me. I also happened to find the perfect paper in the Sassafras mystery box I bought - from the Life is Beautiful collection. It went well with the 3 bugs in a rug paper - sugar cane - I had in my stash.
Sassafras alpha and journaling stickers, May Arts ribbon, K&Co. Que Sera Sera charmers, Cosmo Cricket Tiny Type words, brads from Eyelet Outlet & Brads. The flowers are a variation on the common box flower.

October 8, 2010

Just a little card...

... to say hello to a friend at home on sick leave.

I used Cosmo Cricket - DeLovely - papers and American Craft cardstock.

October 7, 2010

This week's challenges

Lori has a Croptoberfest of challenges going on at the Apron Strings blog. The first challenge is in honor of her son's dinosaur pajamas: "create a layout that's inspired by them - the colors are browns, creams and greens (both moss and evergreen) and a touch of golds, with little dinosaurs all over them." As she didn't post a picture, the first thing that came to my mind was MY sons' dinosaur pajamas by Carter:
Those were the colors of a Cookie Jar Treat Lori sent me from the Croppy Summer Assignments and this is the LO I came up with:
I couldn't find the packet on the Apron Strings website, but the papers are from  Cherry Art - Poolside. As an aside, I found these papers hard to work with: they are light weight and very silky - my scissors just slashed right through them. But I loved the colors and patterns so I just had to have a patient hand and refrain from trying to distress it too much. The blue and white brads and the orange circle came in the packet, along with the blue cardstock. The American Crafts Glitter Poolside Thickers came in the Mosh Posh July'10 kit.

However, if I had seen Lori's son's pajama pictures, which she posted later, I would  probably have come up with something entirely different!

I had some leftover scraps and I used them for the sketch No 36 challenge at Tuesday Trio.
 The ribbon also came in the Apron Strings packet. The buttons, twine and Thickers are from my stash. I added some Mod Podge - glitter - to the buttons so they would sparkle like the alphas. The sketch is below and the challenge was not to use red, orange or pink in your creation.

October 5, 2010

It's not quite summer...

Here in Florida summer lasts forever - except we do get a fall-like week sometime in October. This week is it - temperatures are in the 70s during the day and 50s at night. It's gorgeous outside and I'm getting the Florida version of "spring fever" after all those months avoiding the heat outside. How can anyone work cooped up inside in this gorgeous weather? I know it only lasts a week, then the temperatures hike up again until Thanksgiving!

I'm still scrapping last year's summer pictures, and the following pictures were sitting on my craft table for almost a week before I figured what to do with them. Then finally, all of a sudden, this came out - and I think it is one of my favorite pages!
I used My Mind's Eye - Alphabet Soup - papers from the Mosh Posh September'10 kit. American Craft sand cardstock from the September add-on, Thickers from the March'10 kit and Lily Bee chipboard buttons from the May'10 kit. Black cardstock and Daisyd's rub-on stitches runner from my stash.

OK, time to get back to work...