Saturday, March 24, 2012

Scraptastic Challenge - Banners & Staples Layout

Happy Day  (click on image to enlarge)

Oh my gosh.  This is the second layout in a week that I have made and I am so happy to be getting my crafty zen on!  After moving, and trying to setup my new home, it was hard to let go of my old craft room and embrace my new space in my smaller house (aka bedroom and corner office area).  I moved in October, and here we are, in March!  Five months.... it took five months to finally click.  I mean, even taking photos of layouts and cards in new spots is a big adjustment!

So.. let's get on with this project, shall we?

About the Challenge and Technique(s):
I created this layout for the third March 2012 Scraptastic Challenge which is to use banners and staples.  By the way, I started getting kits from Scraptastic back in October - I love the colors and mixes and matches from one month to another... and for April?  Stamps!
Anyway, the banner was created using the Silhouette Cameo (happy happy dance!).  I downloaded a banner
file from Silhouette for 99 cents, ungrouped the images, and cut the ones I wanted at various sizes and shapes using cardstock and papers from the March 'Be Amazing' Scraptastic Kit - 'and Kraft cs from the October 'Blissful Sunshine' kit.   Then, I just started adding embellishments from both kits.  I also used some Stampin' Up brads.  Oh.. and there are SEVEN staples on this page. 

The photo?  That's me.. two weeks ago after Sami and I and one of her friends got make-overs.  Me.. with all my wrinkles squinting into the sunshine.  The glorious sunshine!  A rare day indeed. and it was windy....

I can't wait for spring.  It's been dreary around here - cloudy, rainy or snowy!

Thanks for looking!

Thursday, March 22, 2012

January Layout - Just the Way You Are

Just The Way You Are

This layout was created for a challenge (yes, that's right... I made something!) over at the Scraptastic Kit Blog.  The Challenge is to create a layout with a filmstrip (created my own) and use a song title on your layout.  My song title is 'Just the Way You Are' by Bruno Mars.

About the photos:
In January Sami turned 14.  For her birthday we did 'girly' things.  Jake (her brother) and I took her clothes shopping and she picked out clothes that she wanted for herself (we have Beale's, Maurice's and Walmart in our area). 
Then, I scheduled her for a hair appointment.  She wanted her hair layered.  And so, layers it was.
The bottom photo in the home-made film strip is a pile of hair -that looks awfully light!
And, I captured myself in the mirror - with her watchful eye.

This was one of those days where Jake did a lot of sitting... and playing on his Ipod. 

October 2011 Blissful Sunshine Kit, Scraptastic Kit Club
March 2012 Be Amazing Kit (butterflies), Scraptastic Kit Club

Thanks for visiting!!