Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Scrap Happy

Hello out in cyberspace! I hope this finds you well!
After a crazy weekend and a long day, I decided the perfect "gift" to myself was to take a little time out for creating and jumped on the chance to participate in this week's Practical Scrappers challenge. (This was my week off, so I got to do mine totally for fun!)
PS Design Team B had a challenge to create a layout using scraps. This was a great challenge for me - after being a demonstrator and doing tons of workshops and create & takes over the last 5 years, I have tons and tons of scraps.
I pulled supplies from one of my all-time favorite scrap sets - the Life Delights collection from Close To My Heart. These particular papers and stickers were leftovers from a mini-album workshop I did a year ago. I had some great pictures of my daughter and my niece being their typical silly selves and the pinks and browns were great for their pics. I also used some scalloped-circle card bases I bought from Stampin' Up a few years ago. All of the papers were lightly ink distressed to tie in the worn-down siding Sophia & Kaelee are standing against.
I also used my left over Doodlebug Design rub-ons (letters) which are great because since the letters are so whimsical, a lot of them can be used as different letters. All of the "e"s in the title are actually upside down numbers - a 3 in make and a 2 in Me. I used a flower as the o in You. Don't you just love that versatility?
Laugh was stamped with Close To My Heart's Friendship alphabet set and the swirly rub-on is also from Close To My Heart.
The felt flowers are from Stampin' Up and the brads are from Bazzil (I think).

I had some extra scraps left over in my bag of goodies, including little 1" strips that fit perfectly onto the mini card bases I had scored for a different project and forgotten about. I even had the cute little piggy already stamped on a scrap piece of card stock - so half of my work was done for me. Woohoo!
I distressed the edges of the card and strips lightly in Chocolate ink. I trimmed my piggy down to one little guy (the original image is this guy standing piggy backed onto another pig, ha ha ha). I used my Watercolor Wonder crayons from Stampin' Up, added a little flower and bling, and a left over strip of wide ribbon that fit the width of this card like it was meant to be. All that was left was room for a little saying I made with my Doodlebug rub-ons (of course!)

Thanks for looking! Off to create the project for this Friday's Girl's Night Out crop in Silt. (There's still room to join us if you haven't already RSVP'd!)


Marie with a :-) said...

I love both the layout and the card...great work - thanks for sharing.

Juanita said...

I love it! Hope to see you friday! Can you bring my order?

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous Projects,.. Love that lo.