Friday, October 19, 2012

Starburst technique layout Challenge

  So.........I guess im back would be the appropriate opening line here. Its been a rather busy spring and summer of travel, renovations and days spent at the beach so scrapbooking had to take the back burner.  But I am back at it full swing and eager to join in the latest classes and challenges to get my creative juices flowing!!
  First up is a challenge set by one of my favorite Ustreamers Kathryn over at The Scrap Beach. She had a video tutorial on how to create this latest trend and a challenge to go along with. So here is my take on the Starburst:

  A little finicky but was rather happy with the results.  Back again soon...really I will be...

Sunday, March 4, 2012

"What's In Your Pocket" Page Challenge

  I recently joined a new ning site called Scrapping Carolina that is hosting what will be a series of fun page challenges designed such that you would have a completed mini when you finish them.  And since this year seems to be all about challenges I thought this would be another great one to add to the long list Ive already completed so far.  The guidelines of the challenge are as follows:

"What's In Your Pocket" Challenge"

This challenge will be a first in a series of 7x7 page challenges. When finished, you will have a completed 7x7 mini album. So, what is your style?...Grunge, Vintage, Shabby Chic?
The Challenge - Create a 7x7 page layout that will include a pocket & tag on one side and a pge with a flap on the other. Please feel free to use other goodies on your page such as journaling, photos, ephemera. Let your imagination run wild.
This will be a two week challenge so you have until Friday, March 16th to complete your pages and post your pics. I chose the 7x7 because you will want to leave an inch on the side of your page for binding.

And here are my completed pages.......

  I had so much fun creating these pages and can hardly wait to see what the next challenge brings.  Tamara is a gracious host and a lot of fun and Im sure her new Ning site will be a success.  So anyone looking for some fun challenges or just a coffee and a chat stop on by.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Final Scrappy Bowl Challenge...

  Yeah!! Managed to finish challenge #4 from Kathryn's Scrappy Bowl Challenges!  This one required using a flag or banner on your project. This is the first time Ive done a banner on a layout...guess im a little behind on that trend as I am in my scrapbooking layouts.  Hopefully all these other challenges will remedy that (more about that later....)

Scrappy Bowl Challenge #3 using Layers

  This is the second submission for Kathryn's challenges (I skipped #2 using red/white/blue).  We were to create a project using multiple layers. Crossing my fingers I can get my last one finished before tonight's deadline of 8pm EST....wish me

Kathryn's Scrappy Bowl Challenge #1

  This year during the superbowl game Kathryn from Life on the Scrap Beach hosted a Scrappy Bowl party on her Ustream channel.  During the course of the ustream she posted several challenges on her blog.  My girlfriend Melinda and I had agreed to participate and comlete as many of the challenges as we could.  This is my interpretation of the first challenge which required us to use some sort of grid in a project.  So i hand stitched the grid on white cardstock and went from there.

Monday, January 9, 2012

Potfolio Gatefold Christmas Wedding Mini

   My dear friend Chris got married this Christmas holiday and I was honoured to be able to share this special day with her.  She requested I make her a mini album for the occasion.  This is an adaptation of Kathy Orta's portfolio.  I added several pages and used coil binding to create a gatefold mini album with the large pockets of her portfolio to house cards and memorabilia.