Monday, August 29, 2011

"Lift off" online crop at Fiskateers: Lift an "inchie" challenge

I had no idea that "inchies" had such a following! I really enjoyed playing with this and will have to make more in the future! If you haven't heard of them before they are just square inches of paper with some type of design on them. Some of the inchies that we were to lift had letters on them so that is what I did. I started with a while chipboard "s" inked it black, stamped with versamark, brushed with pearl ex powder and coated with utee then heat embossed. I added the "s" to squares of matching paper that I inked with metallic ink.






 I love how it turned out. Have you ever made an "inchie" before?

Sunday, August 21, 2011

The Scrapping Stamper August Sketch Challenge

Here is this month's challenge from the Scrapping Stamper:


And here is my take on the sketch:


I really enjoying doing these sketches every month and seeing everyones interpretation. Be sure and check out her blog so you can see what we all did with her sketch. Thanks for stopping by!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Time for a do over!

I have been working on a layout this week that just didn’t feel right. I kept adding and changing to try and make it look right. I really do try to embrace imperfection. I know my projects are not going to be perfect, this was different. After looking at this project and trying to rework it I realized something. It was not my perfectionism that was getting in the way, it was the fact that this project just wasn’t me. I was trying to many new things and it just went a direction that just wasn’t my style. It is a rare thing for me to completely start over but today I did. My project is nearly complete and although I still did something new, it still looks like me. Have you ever had a project you just completely started over? Or when you were done just didn’t feel like you? I would love to hear your stories!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Our "un-anniversary"

18 years ago, my husband and I started dating. After we got married, we called this our "un-anniversary" so in honor of that, I thought I share a layout that I made quite a while ago. We were just kids in this picture, lol.

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Fiskateer August Color Challenge

I really enjoy being a Fiskateer and participating in the many online crops and challenges. So this card is from the color challenge this month. Use black and white with a pop of color, LOVE that! One of my favorite color combos is black, red and white. So I decided to make a card using those colors. Here is what I came up with:

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My introduction to scrapbooking

It was 1998, a friend of my mine was begging me to attend the scrapbook party she was having. A scrapbook party?? I was not interested. I had reasons: I don’t have time to scrapbook, I take way too many photos, etc. But in the end, I relented and took my mom with me. Well, that one little party changed the way I felt about scrapbooking. Turns out, it is an amazing hobby, and yes, I still take too many pictures and time is still a problem but that’s ok, it is worth it. Scrapbooking brings me joy.