Tuesday, October 14, 2008

I Am Wiped Out!

Whew, that was a long, busy weekend-all I did was scrapbook, LOL!!! I really need to get a life.
Since this is Monday, the new challenges were posted at Scrapbook Challenges.
I got to post my DT challenge this week, I decided to do "Designing with Printed Paper", no other embellishments and no cs except for the background. I really had NO idea what my challenge was going to be as I designed this page. I need to start catalouging ideas for future challenges, lol!
I used Bazzill cs, All Dream Street pp-Nouveau line, and I inked the edges. This is the sketch this week, #112. Pamela, who leads the group, designs all the sketches and devotes lots of time to this group. Thanks Pamela for all your hard work!
Here is my take on the sketch. I am really trying not to do the sketch exactly as is, so I rotated this one.
I used Bazzill cs, unknows scraps, a ginormous Chip Chatter letter. American Crafts Thickers, inked Maya Road chipboard snail, MM paint, and a Kaiser Crafts rubon.

Don't forget about the other challenges going on right now at Scrapbook Challenges. You have until the end of the month to complete all the challenges, and for each challenge or sketch that you do, you get an entry into the drawing for the prize, this month's sponsor is Inque Boutique!

Sketch 110

The Write Stuff

Feel Your Way With Felt

Sketch 111

In Search of the Great Pumpkin

Let's Get Moody

Sketch 112

Designing With Printed Paper

Create a Layout That is Circular


This is another layout for AMR's crop this past weekend. This was Heather's 1st challenge, to scraplift her layout, both in design and theme-your favorites today!

All products are Basic Grey Sultry, except for the Technique Tuesday stamp, the buttons, and the inked Bazzill Just the Edge strip.This was Jenn's challenge at AMR this weekend, use a vertical title.

I used Bazzill cs, Scribble Scrabble pp, American Crafts Thickers, and hand drawn (with ruler of course) border.
This is Sandy's Challenge at AMR, as the spotlighted member this month. This challenge was a bit more involved...Use colors from your picture on your LO. Use one picture. The object of this challenge is to use only colors that are in your photo. Pick at least 3 colors from your picture; now pick these same colors for your cardstock, patterned paper and embellishments. Use at least 3 embellishments. Try to stay with the same or similar colors in the picture. No other colors can be used unless you are using rub-ons, and they can be any color. Distress some of your cs/pp using an emery board, file, sandpaper or distressing tool. Ink or chalk some edges.

I used Bazzill cs, Basic Grey Blush scraps (red), Cosmo Cricket Strip Teases, 7-Gypsies pp (I think), Glitz Chipboard birdies, misc arrow brads and some buttons. The circles and squares were made with Cuttlebug dies, Funky Circles and Funky Squares. One more AMR challenge, for now anyway, was Debbie's challenge, make a layout about something life changing. While her example was a bit sad, mine wasn't so much (she said this event can be joyous). I used Bazzill Dotted Swiss cs, Melissa Francis pp, MM Noteworthy journal card and die cuts, Kaiser Crafts flowers and pearls, and American Crafts Thickers.
This card is for Cuttlebug Challenges, make a Halloween of Fall card, using the Cuttlebug of course, lol! I used Bazzill cs, Boo To You embossing folder, scalloped circle Nestabilities, classic oval Nestabilities, Quickutz Cat die for the swirls, and Quickutz scooter die for the stem. I had a lot of fun making this one! I MUST thank tigardlilly for letting me use her dies and folders, or none of this would be possible. While I have a Cuttlebug, I only have a tiny bit of stuff for it, and none of it applied to this challenge.
This card is for another Cuttlebug Challenge Blog, The Cuttlebug Spot. This challenge was to color your embossing. I used my newly found Prisma colored pencils and colored the Stylized Flowers embossing, then used the 2x6 Flowers die for the flowers. I don't like the flowers that are on the embossing folder, so adhered my own flowers on instead, lol! I finalized it with a Studio G stamp.
If you are a regular reader of my blog, you know a bit about my financial situation and my current lack of scrapbooks, lol! I decided to make my own "temporary" scrapbook that should get my by until I can afford to buy one, probably 2 new scrapbooks. I found my extra page protectors and used the chipboard in that packaging. Using the "strips" that came with them, my trusty Crop-O-Dile, and some extra posts I had lying around, I made a scrapbook!

I even "doodled" on the cover. Now you can see why I don't doodle on my pages, LOL!!!
The finished product! I know it is ghetto, but at least they are in one place and fairly protected.
Tigardlilly came over today to scrapbook with me, since she had today off! As you probably know, I live with my parents and I scrapbook in my room, right next to the bed. Hubby helped me put the bed against the window, went to the garage to un-bury my regular scrapbooking table, and we had a crop!! Notice my cat??? He is always getting into something!!
This is the view from the door.

Here is the view from the closet, sorry about the lights, that is all I have to scrap with-hence all my terrible layout photos!! You can really tell how small this room is!
I didn't feel very well today, so I didn't get as much done as I would have liked to. I still have 12 challenges to do and a couple swaps. It never seems to end, as soon as I get a couple challenges done, there are more ready to start! I DO enjoy it though! Hopefully I will have more for you tomorrow!

I apologize for the spacing, I think Blogger is freaking out tonight, lol.


evafromca said...

SO many pretty things on your blog...love your cuttlebug cards...

Scrappy Girl said...

Wow that room is small! It is so fun to have a scrapping buddy. My SIL started scrapping a few years ago BUT she hasn't actually scrapped a page for a couple years. She even sold CM and I don't think I saw her scrap for that whole year. Shhhh...don't tell...but I think she thought I would order loads off her and she could get stuff at a discount for herself. That backfired because I only use their albums! Needless to say, she lost her account. I really don't think she even likes scrapbooking.

I guess what I am saying is...give Tigardlilly a big hug...you are lucky to have such a great GENEROUS scrappin' bud.

As for you getting a life...I will share part of mine with you...you can have the endless laundry, ironing, and whichever kid is having the worst day. LOL! Just joking...kinda!

BTW...the card where you colored the embossing is my fave project from this post. I am going to have to try that...love the Fall card too.

Allison said...

fab cuttlebug cards thanks for joining us

Phree said...

Love your spooky cuttlebug card.

inara said...

beautiful layouts! I wish I could have cropped with you guys!!!

Pamela said...

Wow! So much great stuff here! I love what you did with the sketch! And I adore that pumpkin card...all of this is great!