So in Love with You – Layout Creative Scrappers sketch #193 and PS Color Challenge

This month at the Paper Secrets Forum, Nicolle is hosting the February Color Challenge and selected a black, white, pink and red color combo. For my DT example for the challenge, I combined her palette with the fabulous sketch #193 at Creative Scrappers. Here’s what I came up with:

Materials:

Echo Park Be Mine pp
EP Be Mine sticker
Teresa Collins Notations diecut
Lace and ribbon from my stash
Prima flowers (the larger pink ones)
Prima bling
Flowers from Paper Secrets (the smaller white ones)
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Doily from my stash
Cameo
Brads from my stash

Adhesives:

Helmar Quick Fix Adhesive Runner
Helmar Premium Craft Glue
Helmar 450 Quick Dry
Helmar Liquid Scrap Dots

The fabulous sketch #193 I used for this layout:

TFL!

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Beautiful – Layout using Glitz for Creative Scrappers Sketch #190

I love when things come together so perfectly. I’ve been loving the Creative Scrappers sketches lately. They’re so hard to resist! So when I saw sketch #190 earlier this month, I knew that once I got my dt work done for the month, I’d want to play along with this one too. 😀

I’d also seen that Glitz has started their challenges up again. I’ve been stalking their blog since summer hoping they would pick that back up since I’d never played along before and had received my first set of Glitz products right after their last challenge had ended. D’oh! lol I’m super excited that they’ve started hosting challenges again!

This month’s Glitz challenge features an inspiration photo and combining it with the CS sketch came naturally. Though the Glitz photo features a wintery scene, I was actually inspired by the circular mirror, soft textures, cushion of white and framing. I love how the greenery in the photo envelopes the circle, but leaves it some breathing room. These features were so easily replicated using the CS 190 sketch! Here’s what I came up with:

Here’s the fabulous Glitz inspiration image:

And the gorgeous CS sketch #190:

I used Glitz Beautiful Dreamer papers, Peek-a-Boo and Whatnots. Prima flowers and butterfly, ZVA Creative bling, ribbon and lace from my stash.

The STTG store has Beautiful Dreamer papers, paper layers, albums and stickers still in stock and 2 of the Glitz new releases (French Kiss and Pretty in Pink) are in as well! So be sure to stop by and check them out!

Choose Happy – No Photo layout for Sketchy Thursdays

This month on the Paper Secrets forum, I am hosting the color challenge. Now that Christmas has just passed and it’s New Years (and Winter here in the US), I have shimmery metallics in my head. Gold goes so well with traditional or vintagy Christmas colors and silver goes so well with blues, whites, and Wintery papers.

My January challenge for you is to scrap a page, card or altered project using GOLD OR SILVER on it! You don’t need to use both. Just Gold Or Silver on your paper based project and upload to the PS gallery by Jan 31, 2012.

For my example for the challenge, I used the current Sketchy Thursdays sketch for inspiration. With my goals for 2012 in mind, I went with a no-photo layout and used Melody Ross pp’s and chipboard pieces. I also adapted this layout to the canvas on my previous post.

Here’s what I came up with for the Sketchy Thursdays challenge:

Here’s the wonderful ST 12.29 sketch I used:

To play along with the Sketchy Thursdays challenge, CLICK HERE.

To play along with the Paper Secrets color challenge I’m hosting, CLICK HERE.

Little Yellow Bicycle (LYB) Envelope Tag Album – Paper Secrets Challenge

Here’s a fun project I worked on for one of the challenges on Paper Secrets. Though the birthday bash is this weekend only (you’re entered for a chance to win a prize w/each challenge you complete and each challenge has it’s own prize! Entries are due by 11:59 PT on Monday, April 4, 2011). For the month of April, instead of having the usual challenges, Kristi has decided to give everyone a chance to play along with the ones we created for the Birthday Bash, so if even if you do not get your project done for this weekend’s event, you can still enter your project for the April monthly prize! 😀

For the P-A-R-T-Y Stash challenge, YOU “create a project using items starting with the letters found in “PARTY”. All of your items should be visible so adhesive & tools will not count.” The example given was: P-pins, A-alphabets, R-ribbon, T-tape, and Y-yarn.

For my entry, I created an envelope tag album by LYB and embellished it using the Cupcake Love collection that I won on Glue Arts Facebook giveaway back in February (or was it early March?). Thank you Glue Arts and LYB!!! Now, it’s ready for Madison’s birthday pictures that I haven’t had a chance to get developed yet! Here’s how it turned out:

I went with P-Pink Patterned Paper, A-Album, R-Ribbon, T-Tags (the envelopes have tags inside, but I also added a canvas tag), Y-YoYo flowers. Here are SOME of the pages, starting with the front cover:

Here’s the back of the cover:

Two of the center spreads:

The back of one of the envelopes:

The other pages were decorated more simply, so I didn’t add photos of them. As you can see, I still left plenty of room for tons of cutie photos of my “lil cupcake”! 😀

Materials:

Little Yellow Bicycle Cupcake Love papers
LYB Envelope Album Kit
LYB Mini Banners
LYB Stitched Specialty Tags
LYB Canvas Sticker Borders
LYB Cardstock Stickers Favorite Pieces
LYB Fabric Favorites
LYB Dimensional Stickers
LYB Chipboard Shapes
LYB Flower Button Dots
LYB Epoxy Chipboard Buttons
LYB Paper Lace Stickers
Webster’s Pages Vintage Inspired Netting
Around the Block Paper Treats Heart Letter Brads
Heart and Circle Doilies
KI Memories ribbons

Adhesives:

Helmar 450 Quick Dry Liquid
Helmar Scrap Dots
Glue Arts Glue Glider Pro Perma Tac

Don’t forget I’m also offering up some blog candy for comments left on any post between April 3, 2011 and April 9, 2011! One comment per post per day please! Followers of my blog have a chance to win a separate prize! See my previous post for further details and pictures. TFL!