Sunday, February 5, 2012

A Scrap Happy Weekend and some Challenges

I absolutely love it when I get a stretch of 3-4 days off from work! I try to blow through the housework as fast as I can so I can settle into my little scrappy nest relatively guilt free!  My first project this weekend was this super cute LO of my nephew, Nathan. As soon as I saw his adorable smile on his kindergarten picture, I knew why I'd been hoarding the G45 ABC Primer pps that dear KELLY had gifted me with when I visited back in October.

 Lots of fussy cutting going on here. I just can't seem to scrap in one flat dimension anymore ...always gotta be manipulating pp and poking 3D dots under everything! I had a ton of these pps left over  so I think I may do a mini album for Scott ...or a birdhouse that looks like a school house ...or...well , you'll just have to drop back and see. BTW, G45 has a Design Team call on right now. You can link to it HERE  .  Lots of other ongoing DT calls listed there too so check it out!

Well I absolutely ashamed to admit that I missed not one but TWO Sketchy challenges over at CANADIAN SCRAPBOOKER . I don't know why...time just seemed to have slipped away from me! Well I'm on top of it this month! Check out the latest sketchy challenge ...another great sketch by Jill Sarginson.

I thought it was so sweet and romantic...really lends itself to Valentine's day LOs doesn't it? Here's my take on this pretty sketch.

 As you can see, I stuck pretty close to the sketch.  Do you see anything missing  from this LO? How about patterned paper???? This Lo was done with just cardstock !  I really enjoyed making all the little rolled flowers... I think I may have seen  a tutorial for them { or a link to them ] over at GABRIELLE"S  place. Very easy to make with just some scraps I had kicking around. The larger flowers were made with the Tim Holtz Tattered Flower dies. I like the subtle dot texture on the hearts. I used my Cuttlebug  emboss folders and did a little inking on the edges. Here's a close up of the flowers....

The leaves were stamped with a  Heartfelt Creations stamp. Still my favorite stamp by them to date.

Meanwhile, over at the THE PAPERIE blog, Meaghan  had added the following PAGEMAPS  card sketch to their Mojo Monday challenge.

 I had some flowers leftover form my "Lucky" Lo so I used them to decorate my take on this challenge.

As you can see I chose  to rotate the sketch and put the sentiment along a different side ...but , heh,. that's what sketches are for a STARTING point right?  I Think I'll send this to Mom and Dad for Valentine's Day's a secret.
Well , on that note , I think I'll sneak back down over the basement steps  to my little womancave and finish working on another LO. I'm using the beautiful Glitz Vintage Blue kit that I got from ScrapThat a couple of months ago. I'm using a sketch from CREATIVE SCRAPPERS { #193 by Amarilys Doria}. Hopefully I'll get a chance to share that with you later this week. Thanks for dropping by and happy scrapping!
PS. I have the venue booked for my next crop day. Mark it on your calendars...April 1st. More details in the next few days. Toodles!


  1. Wow've been busy in your woman cave.Beautiful Creations!! I did a little cleaning in my cave last night until 12...I can honestly say that it is the only room in the entire house that I enjoy organizing but it makes me want to spend money. One day I will make it to your crop and I look forward to seeing your those Glitz papers!

  2. Beautiful LO's Michelle love the white one especially so elegant . Looking forward to seeing your next LO that you're working on .

  3. Beautiful pages and card. I really love those flowers and leaves on the second page...that entire page just stands out! Of course, I'm a huge fan of the first too, I love the masculine look that it has. and that card is gorgeous!

  4. love your pages and card Michelle! the -lucky- page turned out so gorgeously....awesome design on that one!
    you asked me for a tut for the yarn flowers... I've made them by using a small tool , found at a local market. It's called Hana-Ami flower loom by Clover. Don't know where you can buy the tool online though...I will google and let you know...
    hugs, Ingrid xxx

  5. ps...just googled for that tool and it can be bought at several sites.
    hope this will help you....the flowers are so much fun to make! xxx