Saturday, March 24, 2012


Now I know this isn't unique to Squishy, but that kid LOVES to play. All the time. Sometimes running around so fast that he's just a blur in the lens. So when I saw the sketch at the Paper Girls Challenge Blog I knew that this picture of him stopping, for a teeny moment, would be the perfect picture for their fourth challenge's sketch.

MME Pretty Please with embellishments from Abbey Road
3D flower papers from Fancy Pants Lilac House 

Speaking of running around all the time. The weather here has been beyond amazing which is why I haven't really posted much since the last challenge - but I was working on a First Year album that we gave to Grandma last weekend. Pictures of that will be coming soon.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Card challenges - MCM and Paper Variety

This week's MCM from featured so many gorgeous blues that I decided to not only follow the sketch but do a blue card from my scrap stash.

I also decided to tie this card into the newest challenge over at The Paper Girls Challenge Blog - use a stamp as a background/accent element. That was one massive stamp by the way, I had a bit of a fuss with it, but it turned out all right in the end.

Amy Tangerine - blue cardstock
MME - scraps and die cut
Jenny Bowlin - Butterfly embelly
Martha Stewart - butterfly stamp
Zing Powder -silver
ColorBox - Ocean 

For The Paper Variety Challenge I decided to start with this sketch from SS and then it sort of evolved. I had also really taken to the idea of using a stamp as a background element. The TPV challenge was to use three in a row or diagonally of a tic-tac-toe board full of options. I chose: embossing/card/die cut.

Embossing: green on green as a background element
Die cut: MME Abbey Lane tag

Friday, March 2, 2012

My first mini!

Here it goes -- pics of my first mini album. Ages ago I bought a MME Lost and Found Union Square kit from Scrapbooksteals (of course) but was to intimidated to use it because of two little chipboard pieces attached with rings. I knew that a making a mini was something I wasn't ready for yet. I can't explain why I suddenly felt the need to attack the project, but eh, I did so here we go!

I started with the front and back covers, knowing that they needed to balance each other and would set the tone for the book.

While working through the title I decided that the book would be about the Scientist and our boys. Because of our work situation he gets to spend more time with them then my father ever could with me (because of his job) and I wanted to make sure they understood how important that is for me. That I LOVE how much they love each other.

I only designed on the right side of the two page spread. 

Page 1

Page 2

For page 3 I used a technique that isn't new to the industry but was a first for me - rolled paper. That sure took a long time (and a lot of paper!).

Page 3

Can I just say, that while I adore the look - I really, really don't like fussy cutting. It is just sooooo fussy.

Page 4

This was the first page I did, which means it should be page 1, right?! Well, I decided I liked the look of the crepe paper poking out the bottom the whole time.

Page 5

I really like that the title for page 6 doesn't indicate which of them is "charming, adorable, and ever so sweet." This is probably one of my favorite pictures I've taken of Squirrel with the Scientist.

Page 6
The completed album, closed. Not so bad for a first time.

Completed album
I just got a new mini too - the MME Lush 2 in Orange (shhh, I know, I wasn't supposed to buy anything yet but I couldn't pass it up). Maybe for that book I'll look into doing some hidden journaling or something. I can't wait!

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...