Monday, May 24, 2010

I've completed a challenge...

...posted at The Inspired Scrapper!  What a great site this is - it really does inspire me and gets the creative mojo going!  The challenge this week was animals.  Could be your pet, a trip to the zoo, a bear in your backyard, or, as Cari showed, you can think outside the box.  Her page was about some of her kids' favourite stuffies - what a great idea!  So this prompted me to think outside the box as well, and here's what I came up with:

I've been meaning to do a page about Dawson joining Beavers, and how much fun he has there, and I finally got the inspiration to do so.  Sometimes you just have to be patient, and the right ideas will come.  That is exactly why I personally prefer not to scrap in chronological order.  I find if I have an idea or come across a photo that sparks my creativity, I have much more fun with it.  Now that's certainly not to say that scrapping chronologically is wrong...I envy those of you who do, and are up to date with your scrapbooks, but my brain doesn't work that way, unfortunately!

Anyways, I'm very happy with how this one turned out!  I love the colours.  I was looking in my stash for the right paper and I found these patterned papers by Doodlebug Design.  Yes, I know, they're so last year, but I loved them, and their coordinating brads (notice the frog on the log and the dragonfly!).  The beaver and log came from my new Cricut Cartridge, Create-A-Critter (soooo cute, and thank you so much Jessie!)  I used my beloved Stampin' Up ink and cardstock (I really do like it best, especially when using it with my Cricut).  I embossed the letters (cut from the Cricut Robotz cartridge) with the Argyle Cuttlebug folder, and some miscellaneous ribbon and journaling around the photo (yes, I know there's a spelling mistake, I wasn't paying attention!!) finished off the project nicely!

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Yes, it has been a while...

...but I'm still here!  Just been swamped with other things, but you bet I'm eager to get back at it!  So its Mom's Day tomorrow - I'm sure you've all!  Have you made your Mom a card?  A gift maybe?  Well, I sat down last night and made my card. I got inspired by a challenge posted at The Inspired Scrapper.  Check out their blog for lots of great ideas.  Here's what I came up with:

I usually don't do a lot of vintage-style stuff, but for my mom, this seemed fitting, and I am happy with how it turned out.  Its simple, yet elegant.  I think she'll like it!

So as you may know, I was up at Whistler last weekend with my good friends, Lori and Christina.  We had a great time scrapping, hot tubbing and just having some much needed girl time!  I got a few lay outs done:

The two layouts above were inspired by two different Basic Grey maps from Page Maps.

This one was the result of a challenge at the crop.

And here's some of us in action:

Christina and her family are so cute, they send pictures to each other of what they're doing right at that moment, so this self portrait was taken for them!  Love ya Christina!!

Here's Lori hard at work.  Man, she and Christina sure pumped them out!!  Very impressive!  Love ya too Lori, Happy Birthday!!!

...and here I am, slowly plugging away, right ladies?!  LOL!!

So it was a great weekend!  Thanks so much girls, for a fabulous time!  Can't wait till the next one...The BC Crop For Kids, here I come!!  Whoo Hoo!!