Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Happiest Place on Earth..NOT!!

I had a couple of hours to get some stuff done in my craft area and after I had a nice clean desk, I decided that I needed to mess it up again. I was putting my pictures away and flipped through over 1,000 pictures that I took of our last trip to Disney that still need to be scrapped. These pictures had to be some of my favorites! My oldest had had too much of long lines, record setting temperatures for October, and late nights. He had a meltdown while we were trying to take a family picture in front of the castle. I tried not to let it get the best of me, so I started snapping some pictures of him. He was not amused! He got even more mad!! Our motto that week was, "It's the happiest place on Earth!" Obviously it wasn't.

For this layout I used all scraps from his autograph book that I made for him to take. Also, I used my new EK Success Slimline punch (LOVE those) that I just bought from A Cherry On Top. I can't really tell where all the paper is from because it was all scraps. Some of it I am sure it's from Reminisce. The letters were cut from Street Sign, Mickey and Friends, and Make the Cut, Walt Disney script. This was a really easy layout to put together and my scrap drawer is a few pieces lighter. How great is that?! Thanks for looking! Happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 15, 2010


Monday's mini challenge #2 at A Cherry On Top was to use three shades of green on your layout or card. I had just printed this photo out of me and hubby at his brother's wedding. The groomsmen all changed into tuxedo shirts at the reception. As soon as I read the challenge, I thought about this picture. I used scraps of some St. Patricks Day paper which had four different shades of green. My embellishment cluster has green and white flowers, a handmade lace flower, clear buttons, a piece of transparency scrap cut into a heart shape, rub-ons, skittles, Dymo label maker words, and Make the Cut letters. I used the words from Jason Mraz's Lucky as the title, but decided to use Love instead of lucky as the main titile to separate it from a St. Patrick's Day layout. The main subject of most of my layouts are of my children, so this was a nice change for me. I hope you like it. Happy crafting!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Art Night

I have been spending alot of time hanging out at the message board at A Cherry On Top. And this week they posted five Mini Monday Challenges, something I need to get me back to a regular scrap routine again. This layout is for challenge # 3. We had to answer questions about a summer trip to the beach. Our answers determined what we had to use on the layout. The first two questions left me with cardstock and two photos. The last question, well, gave me everything but the kitchen sink that I had to put on the layout!! Here is a list of what I had to add:

Paint or Ink-I used Ink
Epoxy/Acrylic/metal-I used metal
Stickers or stamps-I used stamps

I pulled out so many things and just piled them on my desk. Then after getting my photos matted and added to the blue cardstock, I just started using/adding all the embellishments! I had some great colors from the photos, lots of bright hues. I pulled it together in just a couple of hours. I thought that it would be alot harder than it was, but it definately got me thinking. I was afraid that it would end up looking too busy. I thought that an embellishment cluster would be the easiest way to add everything. Since I had a long list of stuff to use, I used up alot of my stash!! This was a fun challenge to do and I would participate again!! I hope you try it too! Happy crafting!