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Thursday, May 26, 2011

Nature Inspiration from The Beary Scrap

Happy Friday everyone! This is my second project for our Nature themed challenge at The Beary Scrap. The challenge is open until May 31st, 11:59 EST so be sure to enter for your chance to win a $20 voucher to The Beary Scrap!

My card is based on this great sketch from Card Patterns:

Here's a couple close-ups of the embellies:

Here's a peek at the inside, which I left fairly simply so there is plenty of room to write.

Thanks for looking! :):):)

Friday, May 20, 2011

Little Ballerinas

It's that time of year-- dance recitals! Here is my little redhead ballerina and her cousin after their program last weekend. Aren't they cute?

She wanted to make a Tear Bear ballerina for her teacher and so she helped trace the bear parts, tear them out and glue together. Then we dressed the bear and mounted it onto this simple card that she wrote in and took to her teacher along with a bag of treats.

A side view-- here you can see the dimension of the tulle dress and mulberry flowers:

This was so fun to make, especially with my little cutie helping. I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Thanks for Looking!

I need some Sunshine. . . .

. . . it's been WAY too long of a winter here in Idaho! So when we FINALLY had a couple beautiful days last weekend (beautiful = temperatures above 70 degrees and NO wind!) we definitely took advantage of it and hit the park! These pictures of my 4 year old playing outside in the lovely sunshine on the monkey bars were the basis for my Nature themed layout this week at The Beary Scrap.

I used this sketch from Sketchy Thursdays for my layout:

I can't wait to see your Nature layouts so be sure to enter them in our current Beary Sweet Challenge and have a fabulous May weekend!

Friday, May 13, 2011

Makin' a Splash with a Sketch!

Here is the sketch we are using for our current challenge at The Beary Scrap:

This was a really fun sketch to work with -- great for cards and simple to convert into a 12 x 12 layout. I just used the top layer of rectangles for matting my pictures and was able to fit six wallet size pictures of my daughter and nieces having a great time swimming during our Spring Break in Las Vegas.

I used the new Echo Park Playground collection-- its bright colors are perfect for fun summer pictures. Okay, it's not quite summer yet, though we are finally having spring here! But those days are coming so stock up on that fun paper now and you'll be ready to record all your summer memories. I edged the pages of all my papers with Tim Holtz Distress Ink in Broken China. I also stitched around the page and switched up my stitch occasionally to give it a different look.

I used the great letter stickers that came with the Playground collection but added different colors of Stickles to each letter for some sparkle. This was my first chance to use my brand new color-- Midnight Blue (on the dark blue S) and I love it! There are so many colors of Stickles to choose from!

I also used some of the element stickers from the same collection-- the banner across the top, words and sun and cloud stickers. Some I stitched around, some added Stickles and other popped up with foam squares for dimensions. It's awesome how many things you can do with just one paper collection!

I've enjoyed seeing all of your lovely creations based on this sketch, thanks for joining in our Beary Sweet Challenge. Good luck and hope some wonderful sunny weather is finding you!