Friday, March 14, 2008

Scrap4Life - Week 2 - “Transparency”

So, I made it to Week 2 of the scrap contest
over at Scrap 4 Life.
This week the challenge is to to create a layout that has prominent use of some kind of clear element in the design—transparencies, ghost letters, acrylic items, ...

So here is my layout...
Used: Bazzill CS
OScraps Digital kit "In This Moment" by A Neal. (the teal graph paper was printed on a transparency)
The butterflies were created using a brush from -- then printed on a transparency and cut out -- and adhered with staples.
Title letters are by Basic Grey -- colored with black sharpie.
Lace from Jo-Anns
Few pieces of PP -- KI Memories and Gin-x

So the photos are of Lukas
The top one was taken the day he was brought home from the hospital.. I think around 4 days old... March 05. The bottom one was taken recently.
So, whatcha think?

There's a LOT of great talent in this contest, so I wouldn't be surprised if I was bumped off this week. Either way.. it's made me happy to create 2 layouts that I really like. Plus Scrap 4 Life is a super friendly site... so it's all good!

Friday, March 07, 2008

Scrap4Life - Week 1 - Use Sparkle

So I recently registered at

They are having a 4 week contest and each week we are to complete the a challenge posted. This week it's all about using Sparkle...

SO this is what I came up with. Jacob at his first t-Ball game. Used scraps for my patterned paper (Daisy D's, MME, Sandy Lion), AC thickers for my title, rhinestones to form the star.. MM glitter on a chipboard strip by Lil Davis.. and few other little things.

I'll find out Monday if I continue to the next round.

more stuff

some stuff I'm been working on.

Where have you been?

Well I know I haven't blogged in FOREVER! I'm still here.

In the past month -- the following things have happened:
1- I had a kidney stone. Pure Hell! I'm serious, it hurt!
2- Steve wrecked my van... shhhhh, don't tell anyone.. he is embarrassed
(he backed up and hit a fire hydrant).
3- Applied to several Design Teams -- so far, no luck.
4- Started a Contest at Scrap4Life. (uploaded my first layout yesterday)
5- Received lots of yummy mail... stuff I ordered and stuff I won.
6- Started cutting coupons.. like a crazy woman.
7- Finished up one of four swaps I'm currently in (and are due at the end of March)
8- Watched my son play his first T-Ball Game.
9- Started hybrid scrapping and card making... fun stuff!
10- Hugged and Kissed my boys everyday! (all 3)

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