Friday, October 29, 2010

Scrappy: Fall Favorites

This is one of my favorite projects ever. It is a mini about my life as it is right now:

Hope everyone has a great weekend! I know I'm ready for a couple days off, even though I have a lot of work to do!

Monday, October 25, 2010

Scrappy: So Very Blessed

This weekend I had the honor of witnessing two wonderful people commit themselves to each other for the rest of their lives. It was amazing. I am so blessed to have a wonderfully supportive family that not only supports me, but my friends as well. On that note, I thought I would share another Nook U creation:

I scraplifted a layout by Stacey Michaud for this project. She is a fabulous inspiration and I love her work!

Friday, October 22, 2010

Scrappy: Wedding Cards

This weekend I'm headed to see some friends commit their lives to one each another. I'm so excited for them and love seeing the love between them! That brings me to these cards. For the second final in Nook U we were challenged to make five cards (my weakness) and they each had a wedding theme applied to them:

Something Old

Something New

Something Borrowed

Something Blue

Wedding Themed

Anyone have tips for cardmaking? I really struggle with it and don't know why I find it so difficult!

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Scrappy: The Other Side

Another layout I created during Nook U:

For those of you that take all the pictures, what is the best way to have your picture taken every once in a while?

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Scrappy: Proud

What is pride?

Is it okay to be proud of yourself?

That's what we're asking at All About Me this week. Our current challenge is My Proudest Moment.

Supplies: Bazzill Cardstock, Crate Paper, American Crafts Thickers, Ranger Alcohol Ink,
Tim Holtz Mini Mister, Zig Pen, Recollections Flowers.

I am proud of my kind heart, willingness to serve others, dedication, and determination to succeed. I am proud of the person I am and what I stand for.

For this layout I was inspired by the sketch challenge at Crate Paper- simple and linear- just my thing!

This month the prize for All About Me challenge is pretty great- you should check it out here!

What are you proud of? What is your proudest moment?

Come share with us at AAM- we can't wait to see what you come up with!

Monday, October 18, 2010

Scrappy: Mountaineer

I had such a blast participating in Nook U. I learned so much about style, form, and adding details. This layout was for a scraplift challenge. I lifted the fabulous Leah Killian.

While I'm ready to graduate, it is going to be really strange not being a Mountaineer for the first time in seven years! Transitions...

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Scrappy: Ever After

Here is another layout I created during Nook U. Seriously, it was a huge mojo booster! I hand cut the flowers at the bottom and enjoyed playing with a different kind of design than I usually use.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Scrappy: Rugby Match

This past weekend I was honored to be in the finals of Nook University. I was able to complete a ton of projects that I'm proud of. I have learned a lot about style and adding details to my projects. I've had these pictures for a while, but haven't really been inspired to scrap them. As a part of the finals we had a challenge every hour for 24 hours and the final one was to scrap a sports layout.

Here is mine:

I used the September Nook kit- I have bits and pieces of it left and I love it when I can actually use all of the paper I get- no room to hoard!

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Scrappy: Big Hugs

My brother is currently in Bafia, Cameroon with a host family during his first stage of Peace Corps training. He is learning French and more about his assignment for the next 2 years. I am so proud of my brother, but it was hard to let him go knowing he would miss 3 years worth of birthdays and Christmases and my wedding in May. The pictures were taken at the airport before he left:

I created this layout during the first round of the Nook U- a challenge to use flowers. I used Petaloo flowers and alcohol inks to make the flowers the perfect colors! This is my new favorite thing to do to personalize a layout.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Scrappy: The Artist In Me

The new challenge at All About Me is up and it is FABULOUS!!!! Sarah has challenged us to get in touch with our artsy side so I dug into my paint and ink and got messy. The picture is from a weekend retreat where I made my own paste paper and journal. I am not one to like sticky, messy, hands- but I loved getting in touch with that side of me and making a messy, beautiful piece of art.

A close up of the journaling:

Join us for this challenge and show us the artist in you!

Monday, October 4, 2010

Scrappy: Owl Always Love You

I created this layout for Nook U- the class was about paper piecing, which I had never done before! I printed a clip art of an owl, cut the papers out and pieced them together.

Have you tried anything new recently?