Saturday, July 30, 2011

CTO Challenge 23

I am so swamped with tumblers, water bottles, and wedding programs, that I barely have time to see the floor in my scraproom. Seriously, it was crazy in here. I just spent the last hour reminding myself that there is carpet underneath it all. Now it's fairly clean. In between wedding programs, I took a second to participate in the Blue & White Challenge over at Celebrate the Occasion.

I made a Christmas Party Favor:

Monday, July 18, 2011

Platinum Scraps Team A July LO 2

The Layouts are in full effect this week at Platinum Scraps. The Design Team had to create a layout, using inspiration from this sketch by Sketchy Thursdays:

Here's my take on it:

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Invite and Place Cards

There is a bulletin board at work that I get to decorate from time to time. Nothing big but a place to post pictures of our events. But, once a year on my 9 - 5, I get to put my love for scrapbooking to use for a few days and get paid for it! We have an Employee of the Year awards ceremony and I'm always part of the decoration committee. This year, I volunteered to do the programs because I was tired of the same old style (8.5 X 11 paper folder in half). The top honoree chose the colors black, white, and fuschia, mixed with her love for shoes.

Christmas in July 2

Over at Celebrate the Occasion this week, they are still celebrating Christmas in July. This week, you had to create a shaped card. I kept my entry simple since I have yet to get a handle on making holiday cards this early. Here is my entry:

Not sure if you can tell, but the snowflake has been embossed using the Swiss Dots Cuttlebug folder, and the tips of the snowflake have diamond stickles on them.

Monday, July 11, 2011

Platinum Scraps July Team B Card Sketch

I decided to hang out with Team B over at Platinum Scraps this week. The challenge was to create a card using this sketch from Pagemaps.

Here's my take on it:

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Christmas in July

Over at Celebrate the Occasion this week, it's Christmas in July. The catch, you cannot use red. I hardly ever make my Christmas cards with red (only once in 5 years), so this was a piece of cake. Minus the fact, that I can't even think about Christmas cards this time of year. Here is my challenge entry:

Thursday, July 7, 2011

Try it out Thursday!!

Happy Friday Eve!!!! For my weekly followers, you may remember I've mentioned my "Things to try" in 2011 list. At the beginning of the year, that list included 2 things: Tshirt Vinyl and Glass Etching. Over the last few months, you know I have fallen in love with tshirt vinyl. So, this post checks off the other "try" item of the year; glass etching. I watched my friend Lisa tackle this before my very eyes. She was so patient and cautious as it was her first time. A few trials and she got it. I thought, "oh Lord, do I really want to do this." Yes, I must check it off my list. So, below is my first attempt. I had a few slips of the vinyl and I"ve never been a painter, but tadaaaaaa...

Ingredients: Cricut Machine, Armour Etching Cream, foam brush, skinny vase, white vinyl, thick popsicle stick, and transfer tape.

Now, we are 6 months away from a new year and my 2011 list has grown by 2 more techniques: Paperbag Album (which I've done 4 already) and something with canvas. Stay tuned for that one..

Monday, July 4, 2011

Platinum Scraps Team A July LO 1

Layouts, oh layouts, wherefore art thou layouts? It seems like forever since I completed a layout. Especially one I actually intend on using in an album. This week at Platinum Scraps, Team A had to create a layout, using the following sketch from PageMaps:

Here is my take on it:

Be sure to hop on over to Platinum Scraps to see what my fellow designers did with the same sketch.

Sunday, July 3, 2011

More Vinyl Tshirts

Tomorrow we celebrate the Indpendence of America. What I also love about this holiday, is seeing the sky all lit up with fireworks. Luckily for my kids, we get to hang at PaPa's house where we are able to light out own fireworks as soon as the night sky arrives.

All I wanted to do this weekend was relax. I did just that but I had a few projects that had to be finished and delivered today; especially since I just got 10 more water bottle / tumbler orders today, for my church fundraiser.