Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Prima BAP for April

Good morning dear readers! Today I'd like to share with you a layout I created for this month's Prima BAP using the luscious Reflections collection. I loved the earthy and rich colors and designs in these papers and thought this photo of Emily and Dylan went perfectly well with it. Since the background was a little distracting, I printed the photo in 5x7, cut it out and adhered it using pop dots. I also did some stamping in the background.

To highlight the beautiful flowers in the design and add texture, I applied some Distress Stickles to the centers.

I also outlined the butterflies in the design paper with Stickles in the cinnamon color. This paper collection also lended itself to some fussy cutting so I cut out some images and used them as embellishments.

For my title, I printed the words 'Strong Bond' onto cardstock and cut it out in the shape of a strip. The banner look was achieved by punching the corners at an angle using my square punch. I also distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz Distress tool and inked it with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

If you want to play along, get your Prima stash out and head over to the Prima blog, the challenge ends at the end of the month.

Thanks for visiting me today! Have a happy, scrappy time!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

MME Monthly Challenge

Good morning ladies! Just a quick post today as the whole family is getting ready to go spend the rest of the week in beautiful Lake George for the spring break. The kids are very excited to go to an indoor water park and do some horseback riding. I'll definitely share some photos when we return.

In the mean time, I didn't want to leave before sharing my entry for this month's My Mind's Eye sketch challenge. I titled it Love This Happy Boy. Aren't these photos of Dylan just adorable? (if I may say so myself) I really like the Stella and Rose collection, it's just perfect for those not-too-fussy boy layouts...

And here's the fabulous sketch I used to guide my design. As you might be able to tell, I always tweak the sketches to fit my personal scrapbooking style and photos. In this particular challenge, we were to use the 'April Showers' theme and I channeled Kim Watson's (one of MME DT members) idea of incorporating showers by splatting paint over my page, one of my favorite things to do!

Here are a couple of close-ups, enjoy...

Thanks for stopping by, have a fantastic Spring Break!


Sunday, April 17, 2011

Precious Time Together

Happy Sunday friends! It feels like forever ago since I last blogged but I have a good excuse, pneumonia! Ugh! It was so bad I couldn't even hold my head up! Not good at all but I'm feeling better now. I just couldn't wait to go back to scrapping and use some of my new scrappy supplies.

Here's a layout I created using the new Bo Bunny collection, Timepiece.

The photo was taken a couple of weeks ago when Emily's Girl Scouts troop held their annual Father-Daughter Spring Dance. They were so cute walking hand in hand and wearing their formal outfits. And did you notice Emily's toothless smile? I can't believe she lost two teeth already! For my design, I used Bo Bunny's layout challenge sketch by Juliana Michaels.

I had lots of fun designing with this collection, the theme make it perfect for heritage and family photos. I used a black and white photo and a color print of the same shot to highlight a timeless memory. Here are a couple of close-ups.

Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you enjoy the rest of this beautiful day!