Sunday, September 18, 2011

New Minis for EMI

I just wanted to share a peek of a few mini albums that I did for my lss (EMI Scrapbooking), I had such a blast making these. You can see more of them later at EMI.

Thursday, September 15, 2011

New Challenge for Once Upon A Sketch

The journaling criteria for this challenge was to journal "on" your photo, this is a picture of our dd and her then fiance, it's one of their engagement pics that I took, and I printed a few of the words to the song "Center of My World", it was the song that was their "first dance" at the wedding.
The chipboard elements are from Imaginarium Designs!!! The title "journey" and the flourish and also the compass! I embossed the compass, but the title and flourish are just painted.

It's time for a new challenge over at Once Upon A Sketch and this one will be just a little different, hope you can join us for this challenge!!!

Here's what's on the blog:
Welcome to our next challenge for the month of September! I am so excited to post this challenge as my super AWESOME Design Team have been thinking of ways to throw some twists in how we pick the winner. We thought it would be fun for you all out there to pick the winner! This challenge will end on the 29th of September , which is 2 weeks from today and you will all have a chance to vote for the winner and Top 5 projects for one whole day on the 30th of September before the new challenge is posted on the 1st of October.
The catch here is that everyone can only vote 1 time, but of course you can get everyone you know to vote for you! As it gets closer to the day I will remind you all, and we just cannot wait to see who you will pick!

So on to our September 15th challenge.

Journalling Criteria: This time you need to journal 2 lines directly on your photo. You can write on your photo, you can print your writing on your photo, you can use journalling strips on your photo etc. There is no theme this time, just a journalling technique criteria.

You must also use this sketch.

Thank you so much for visiting my blog. I really appreciate it!

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Color Combos Galore!!!

Okay, I've seen so many projects done for CCG, but I've never had time to join in. I finally participated in a challenge! The palette was attractive to me, I love purple and lavendar!!! These are more wedding pics for dd's wedding album.

This page was also based on a sketch by Beggahuna for Swirlydoos!!!

I added lots of pearl accents, that was part of the inspiration challenge. I added little blue and white pearls all over. I made a little pearl stick pin too.
I added a chipboard title done with white alphas, with crystal stickles added to the top.
This is a close-up of the little blue pearl dots that I put on the lace border.
And this is the color palette and inspiration board.

I will say, for my first time, I really enjoyed this challenge, and I was made to feel very welcome at CCG. I look forward to doing more of their challenges!!!

Thanks for visiting my blog! I appreciate it!

Monday, September 12, 2011

A Couple of Basic Grey layouts

Here's a couple of pages that I did using some Basic Grey stuff. I am so anxious to see who makes their design team, I hope to see some familiar names on the list! This first page is done with scraps from Lauderdale. A really quick and easy page. I love the bright colors, perfect for beach photos!!!

This one I did with Sweet Threads. These are pictures of our three children, the pictures are a few years old, but they were taken on Mother's Day and I love the pictures!!! I love the subtle soft colors in this collection!!!

Well, while we wait to see who makes the team, I think I will go work on some other projects and finish some mini-albums that I've been working on!!! Thanks for visiting my blog!!!

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Once Upon A Sketch new challenge

September 1st Challenge + Meet Our September Guest Designer **STACY COHEN**

Hi everyone and welcome to the September 1st challenge. First day of September and for us here in Australia it is the very first day of spring. The weather in Sydney has been amazingly beautiful and just perfect for scrapping.

Welcome to our brand new followers! We are very excited that you are here and we hope you join in the fun. Thank you SO much to everyone that played along with the last challenge!!

So here is our September 1st challenge...

Journalling Criteria : A memorable year - Your title must be a year, and you must journal at least 2 lines on why this year is memorable for you. Examples: the year you got married, the year you graduated, the year you moved to a new house/country, the year you started a new job, the year your child was born, the year you lost someone dear. Your journalling can be in any language and any format (written, typed etc)

You must combine our journalling criteria with the following sketch...
And here is my take on the sketch:

I used Echo Park's Victoria Garden and I LOVE this collection, the soft colors, the designs, they are absolutely lucious!!! And of course I used Imaginarium chipboard, the title and the little butterfly!!! I embossed them with yellow and pink embossing powder.

Please check out the challenge at and play along with us for this challenge, there are some great prizes!!! And check out what the rest of the design team and our Guest designer Stacey Cohen did with the sketch!!!