Sunday, June 29, 2008

Completed Projects From Crop

I just got home from the crop tonight, and am amazed that in 15 hours of cropping, I only got 4 layouts and 1 card done. I used to be able to crank out 15-20 pages a night! Of course, I don't like most those pages and my style has changed dramatically, so it is worth it.
This first one is a challenge over at AMR. The challenge was to use themed paper for an everyday layout. I used Basic Grey Figgy Pudding for this photo shoot at a freeway view point. I used an old Fiskars border punch and put some coordinating Bazzill cardstock behind it to make it show up better. I also used American Crafts Thickers which I inked to match, some Prima flowers with AC brads for centers, and 3 "skittles".
This is the first part of another AMR challenge, "a book about me". Every 2 weeks we will do a layout, and at the end, we will have a complete book about ourselves. This first one was to use a baby picture of ourselves. I am very interested in seeing how it turns out in the end. For the printed paper and sentiment at the bottom, I used some K Marcella from Target, I also used MM Noteworthy for the title with an Autumn Leaves stamp for the baby, Sizzix dies for my name, Stickles on the circles in the title, SEI brads, assorted shaped rhinestones/jeweled brad from Michaels, and I used a Bazzill Stitch Template for the flourish.
This one is another from To The Starres and Back..... you can see the challenge here. It is an ad for Ben and Jerry's and we were supposed to use that ad as a sketch, and it had to be about ice cream. It was definitely a challenge. I used American Crafts Sixth Ave for the printed paper/brown, and punched flowers. Tillamook Cheese (yes, they make/sell ice cream too) sign is a picture I took and trimmed, I used ribbon from Dollar Tree, stamped "ice cream delight" with Technique Tuesday stamps and then went over it with a Sakura Stardust pen.
This was a challenge over at Use Your Stash! We were supposed to make a layout and a card, with the 1-2-3 formula....1 of something, 2 of something, 3 of something. I wasn't exactly sure if that was combined between the 2 or each, so I did 1-2-3 on each one and used the same products so they would coordinate.
This first one I used 1 Jenni Bowlin die cut paper, 2 photos, 3 Deja Views framed jewels I got from Stacey at AMR. The top picture is the title.
The card uses 1 Jenni Bowlin printed paper, 2 Studio G stamps, 3 rhinestones.
I never got around to my ATCs tonight, but I have a whole month before they are due, so I plan on working on those tomorrow, as well as another challenge on another blog, as well as birthday cards for the store. It is currently 2am on Saturday night/Sunday morning, so I am going to save the unpacking for tomorrow and go to bed for now. I am exhausted, and not just because of the long day, it was around 100 degrees today, and that always wipes me out completely-I do not do well in the heat. Ta ta for now, and hopefully I will be able to share more tomorrow.


Kimmie said...

Awesome layouts. Thanks for playing!!!!!

Kimmie/Use Your Stash

Scrappy Girl said...

Love all your layouts. My favorite is probably Baby Marilyn. Love the stitching. I have got to start doing that!

inara said...

cute layouts! I like the color scheme of the top one. I'm so bummed I missed out...hopefully next time??? ps I might be moving to beaverton or tigard...around hwy 99 and hall

Kay said...

I'm so bummed I didn't make it! I had a couple of pages and a bigger project all put together to work on. I had even put the pages into "kits" so I could get something done! I think I will just save them for next time.

Peter ended up going to bed @ 6:30 and didn't wakee up until noon! I think the heat and orking a bunch of extra jobs has caught up with him. Sorry didn't mean to write a book in your comments! LOL