Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Reminisce Party Contest

Reminisce is having a party contest over on their blog here. As soon as I saw their new Monkey Adventures line I knew it was perfect for my 2 year old son Gabriel. So I have created a double layout from his birthday photos. He is absolutely crazy about trains right now so this line was a perfect fit.

 Materials Used: Reminisce Monkey Adventures 12x12 Cardstock Sticker sheet and Reminisce Monkey Adventures diecut sticker quotes; Jillibean Soup/Red Sugar Staples (polka dot base) and White Bean Soup/Pepper to taste (green plaid) with Alphabean Stickers in Glazed Green and Roasted Red; Navy Blue Cardstock, Red Cardstock and med. blue cardstock; Assorted black buttons

Gabe got train gifts, a train cake and even train party favors. We also celebrated Grandmas Birthday the same day, so the middle car of the cake train is filled with flowers and says "Grandma". Here are some more close up photos:
How cute is that Monkey Train? Let me know what you think! If your interested in the contest you have to enter by April 7th.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

PageMaps & Websters Pages Challenge

Somehow I have managed to sneak in another layout this week. There was a challenge at the Pagemaps blog that joined forces with Websters Pages and I just couldn't resist the combo. Here is the Pagemaps sketch:

Here is my take on the sketch challenge, titled "Church Camp Family Fun"

Materials Used: Websters Pages/Wonderfall, Hollywood Vogue, Waiting for Santa; Making Memories/Passport flowers; Best Occasions/metal dots

Here are some close-ups:

Only a few days left if you want to join in the challenge, deadline is 3/30 here is the link.
Let me know what you think of this layout :)
Have a great weekend!

Websters Pages March Challenge

One of my other favorite inspiration website, Websters Pages InspireMe has challenges every month. I was able to play along in their traditional category this month which was to create a layout with a shaped base. You can find the challenge here. They have an amazing design team that shares wonderful projects. This website is full of ideas, tips, sharing and fun, you really should check it out.

Here is my entry for the March Challenge, titled "My Veggie Girl"
Here are some close-ups:
This is a layout I did of my daughter and her choice to be a vegetarian. I used new Websters Pages- Spring Market paper, vellum and some Lullaby Lane and Wonderfall and Waiting for Santa alpha stickers. I created my own template to shape the corners for the challenge and used my eyelet punch to make the holes. There are lots of pop up dots and vintage buttons to top it all off. Let me know what you think!

Monday, March 21, 2011

The Color Room- 50th Palette Celebration

Over at the Color Room blog they are having a 50th Palette Celebration! There is a fantastic, and long blog hop- but I guarantee you won't be disappointed by what you see along the way. Those are some amazingly talented ladies, and they share tips and techniques as well as their works of art. So please go check it out, they are one of my favorite sites for inspiration.

Here is this weeks Palette and sketch (there is also a card sketch for anyone interested):

And this is my interpretation of it, Titled- "Ticket to Mischief" :)

Materials used: Basic Grey/Wander; My Minds Eye/Ooh La La, Alphabet Soup; Crate Paper/Restoration-border sticker; Jillibean Soup/Blue Bakers twine; Vintage buttons, white bazzill cardstock, tickets

Love this photo of Gabe from last year, that look he has on his face- pure mischief! And yes he is that ornery and then some!

Thanks for stopping by would love to know  what you think of this one.

Sketch Time at Scrap and Stamp

For the next two weeks at Scrap and Stamp there is a sketch challenge, you can find it here. It is a Pencil Lines sketch and it is below:

This is the layout I created for the sketch, using our Christmas photo and Cosmo Cricket/Dutch Girl papers:

So please join us and play along, we would love to have you!

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Get Punchy at Scrap and Stamp

The challenge this next two weeks at Scrap and Stamp is to create a layout using punches and a stamp. So I decided to share a project that I made for a gift a printers tray, it used a heart punch and a Webster's Pages/Unity stamp.

Have a great weekend!