Saturday, February 27, 2010

Unscripted Sketches #44

Finally, using up that wonderful paper line Bobunny debuted over the spring/summer 2009, Abbey Road. Love the blues, greens, and chocolate all together. This line is so versatile, love the heavy cardstock paper that is reversible!

Unscripted Sketch #44, is the starting point for my layout. I have been bitten by the scrapbooking bug! In going back through these older photos and scrapping, I am learning that I need to refine my shots. From this outdoor art garden, I must have taken 25 shots of the statues and sculptures! Now looking back, how or why would I scrap so many of these? I have some good ones of the girls and hubby, a few of me, and those are what I should be concentrating on. I have found that over the years I have changed how many shots I take, now need to concentrate on WHAT shots I take AND not to print every one out! I think I have tossed away plenty of money on the unneccessary pics I won't use, as well as the blurry images. Life is teaching me some lessons along the way!
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Thursday, February 25, 2010

Birthday Card Challenge, with an extra...

It is my week at Charisma Cardz to choose the challenge. My youngest will be celebrating her birthday tomorrow, so I wanted to do a birthday card challenge. The extra....add a candle to it!

I was lucky enough to be in Michaels perusing the clearance aisle and found these rather large candle stick stamps (hero arts?). The card is 6x6, 4.5" circle and the candles are 3" tall. Printed on patterned paper to get the celebratory effect. Close to My Heart paper, satin ribbon, tag and flower complete the look.

Do you have enough Birthday Cards in your stash?
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Saturday, February 20, 2010

Unscripted Sketch #43

It's a sketch challenge with a piggy back challenge this week at Unscripted! The extra challenge, should you dare, is to use the colors light blue, green, bamboo and brown bag. I chose the Bobunny Line, Abbey Road, and substituted brown bag for chocolate. I love this paper!

Come back next week to see the layout that I have done using the same line, just a completely different look!
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Thursday, February 18, 2010

Sketch Challenge at Charisma Cardz

I am so doing the happy dance since I finally finished off a pile of scraps to make this card! I am in such a cleaning mood lately, purging, reorganizing my rooms, making a big pile of things to go to the thrift store. I get this way every Jan/Feb and want to declutter me and my household.

The sketch challenge at Charisma Cardz was a lovely one to try. I really jazzed this card up: using crytals, grommets, flowers with glitter, scallop scissors, 3D dots. The paper line is BoBunny Abbey Road collection. I won this a bit ago on a card challenge. Green is myFAVE color and it works so well with baby blue and chocolate. I think the last few projects I have worked on are this line and the BB popsicle line. My sister, Kristen, is on the design team there and passes on the leftover scraps she has from older collections (yes, I am lucky!)


US Residents Only:
In purging, I have come across some extras of Bobunny papers that would love a new home! If you are interested in receiving some 6x6 sheets of double sided paper- leave me a comment and have an accessible email account. Tell me what is your favorite color combo!

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Saturday, February 13, 2010

Unscripted Sketches #42

Okay, so if you haven't played on the Unscripted Sketch Blog lately, you really need to see their sketches! Wow! I have had such fun making projects- especially so since 50% of the work is already done for me. All I need to do is find a photo or 2, papers that match and bingo! Work is done.

A few weeks ago I organized my photos and labeled the tabs. They are waiting for me to pull out by month and scrap. I am far behind (I sometimes rather make cards because of time constraints), but isn't everyone? Each year the Elementary school puts on a great Field Day. The kids are outside all day playing, drinking lots of water, and competing blue against white teams. As you can see, Popsicle girl is on the enemy team of White..... Parents are invited to come and go or help all day long. We pull the wagons full of bottled water, help the nurse put on bandaids, cheer on our kids, and help the kids complete each course. It is tiring, but also exhilarating!

recipe: Bobunny popsicle line, all paper, stickers and journal spot
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Thursday, February 11, 2010

Charisma Cards Man Challenge

I don't do masculine cards very well. Mostly because I don't think that my husband truly appreciates how each card I make is a piece of art. Now don't get me wrong, I do make them for him, but I am so used to making cards with buttons, bows, satin, pins, charms, etc... that making a "simple" card is hard to do.

Charisma Cardz Challenge this week is to do a masculine card. I found these scraps from an old Close To My Heart paper pack and wanted to put them to use- to finally be rid of something small!!! The stamp set is also from them (though it looks like I pressed to hard on the image and R&S smeared a bit....). I certainly am ahead of the game with getting his card made!

What masculine card can you come up with? Don't forget to link your project directly with Mr. Linky, not just to your blog.....
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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Sketch #41- Unscripted Sketches

What better way to catch up on scrapbooking than to use a sketch to get my mojo moving?!?! I tell you, I have 2 down and 22 more to go to fulfill my resolutions for 2010! Pics are all in order, boxed and ready to go. Now if I could just find a site that would allow me to make 2 page layouts with multiple photos.....

Unscripted Sketches has some great new designs this month and there are some added challenges attached! Come back and see them weekly-

Papers: bobunny popsicle line
misc: clear/frosted black stickers (love these, wish I know the manufacturer!)

That's it for now!
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Thursday, February 4, 2010

Charisma Cardz- I Love You Challenge

As I sit here writing this, the Barney song "I love you, you love me, we're a great big family" keeps playing in my head. Maybe because of watching American Idol and the "child star turned dominatrix idol wanna be" was on singing her song has something to do with the echo in my head. sigh....

Very easy peasy card this week. I started to follow the Tuesday Sketchers challenge, but never got this posted. Love love love the sketch. As I am busy prepping for a workshop, I felt that this card would fit perfectly into my theme of "waste not want not" use up those scraps! Each piece is 2" x 5.5 (descending 1/4" each cut) and the hearts were cut on the cricut (george basics cartridge). The paper line is an old BoBunny Heart Attack. The stamp is from Michaels dollar (Studio G, clear stamps) with CTMH black ink.

Simple enough? My kids will love the card- nice to be ahead of the game. Now if I could come up with something for hubby........
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