Thursday, November 14, 2013

Stripes Anyone?

Good morning Bloggerworld!
It's revel day over at CCC and this month's tag challenge is....
Here's my tag in all it's stripey goodness!
So nice to see bright colors on this snow filled morning...I'm trying to convince myself that spring is just around the corner and not months away yet. {Can you tell I'm not really a winter person...soooo in denial already ! :) }
For my tag, I used the following Stampin' Up products:
Pumpkin pie card stock and ink
doily and striped paper are older SU product from my stash
Designer vintage faceted button #127555
God's Beauty stamp set {retired}
Best of Greetings  stamp set #133485
SU Pearls  #119247
Dazzling Diamonds powder
Ticket corner punch
twine from my stash that I dyed with Pumpkin Pie ink
Hop on over to CATHY AND CATHERINE CREATE and check out the awesome projects by my fellow DT members , CATHY CAINES and RHEA SKOMOROSKI .
Thanks for popping by today ! Toodles!

Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Spring Double the Fun Sketch at CS

Good snowy day ladies { see... I AM trying to appreciate the snow ..BLECH! }.
Just to let you know ...there are still two days left to get your submissions submitted to
for their spring submissions get scrappin'!
I'm sharing KELLY KLAPSTEIN'S Double the Fun spring sketch challenge with you today and not one, but TWO versions I did of this awesome sketch. I have to say, I'm really on a roll with doubles lately {mostly thanks to KELLY }. I was, in a previous scrappy life, a double page scrapper, but then sort of drifted into the single page LO's. I'm happy to be back doing doubles!
So here's Kelly's sketch:
 Here's my first take on the sketch:
I used a combo of Basic Grey papers for this layout...mostly from the Serenade and Capella lines.
We have had robins nesting in our honeysuckle vine on the front veranda for several summers now, but usually the nests are buried too deep for me to get any photos. I was thrilled this year when she moved her nest to a more accessible location. Still not the most perfect, in-focus shots but beggars can't be choosers. I'm sure the neighbors thought I was nuts when they'd see me out there balanced on a lawn chair with my hand extended up through the honeysuckle!
And here's my second version of this great sketch:
I really needed to scrap this night's events. Not just because it was a fun night, but because it was so unique. I don't think my sister, Cathy, and I have ever just been together with our sons. Usually we both have our daughters tagging along too.
 But as it happened, my daughter, Chelsea, was back in Corner Brook working, and Cathy's daughter, Savannah, was gone camping with a friend.
It was a great opportunity to just do something with the boys.
We all enjoyed the glow-in-the-dark mini-golf !
I will confess that yours truly had the most pitiful score out of us all ,but.... I WAS the only one to score a hole in one that night { do NOT ask me how..ahem, fluke I guess!}. So of course that photo had to be front and center ! LOL
I was racking my brains trying to figure out what kind of masculine element I could use on this layout and then it came to me! I made a bunch of 'planets' to pick up on the theme that was painted on the walls at the mini- golf building! I simply used different size circle punches and scraps of corresponding papers.
Thanks for popping by today and remember, you still have two days to get your submissions in to CANADIAN SCRAPBOOKER
for a chance to be published in the upcoming spring issue.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Catching Up On Some Sketchy Challenges

Oops... I forgot to post my Sketchy challenge from CANADIAN SCRAPBOOKER  from October and now November's is upon us!
So without further ado here are my latest sketchy challenge LOs.
Here's October's sketch by the talented SUE SYKES :
and here's my take on it....
I replaced the banners with hexagons. Little story to that ... I loved that Pink Paislee "Cottage Farms" from the moment I saw it but was having a hard time getting any. I managed to snag the frames and a pack of matching rub ons from the collection while I was in Phoenix in Sept with KELLY but couldn't find any paper. I used a Bo Bunny Gabrielle paper for the soft green and some Bazzill card stock for the dark gold color but couldn't find a pink to match. I improvised by punching pink hexagons from the packaging that the frames came in! Perfect match. This of course is a LO of my dear daughter, Chelsea, who recently turned twenty!!! GULP! I find that hard to believe as I'm sure I'm only about 28 ! LOL
On to November's Sketchy challenge. Here's Sue's sketch...
and here's my page...
I replaced the circular background with this Crafter's Companion stencil and some molding paste tinted with some  Vintage Photo Distress Ink refiller. Chelsea looked so cute in her Pebbles costume! The title font was free hand cut . I googled the Flintstones font and just eyeballed it when I drew it out...easy enough with a font that's supposed to look kinda rough anyway. My 'bones' were also hand drawn . I drew them on a piece of chipboard {from old packaging} then traced the shape onto ivory cs. I inked the edges with Vintage Photo Distress Ink and with a little distress ink on the pad of a Q-Tip I smudged in the shading at the rounded ends of the bones. I finished it with a smear of white paint up through the center of the bone for a little high lightening.
Head on over to CANADIAN SCRAPBOOKER and upload your take on their November Sketchy Challenge for a chance to be published!
Thanks for popping by today. Happy scrapping! Toodles!