Thursday, May 10, 2012

NSD challenges

I finally complete the last three NSD challenges.  The first challenge I completed was the rounding the corners challenge.  So here is my birthday card with some rounded corners. 

I like how it came out.  Cardstock is SU along with the Stamps and embossing.  The Designer paper is DCWV I believe, I need to double check.  The cute gold and silver embellishment is a button I found a while back and I also used mini buttons.

The second challenge was to make a pin. This was a first for me and I was thrilled to try. I have hundreds of pearls and crystals from making my wedding veil 13 years ago. Nice to finally put those things to good use.  I will be making more in the future.  Maybe some as pennants or tags.  This was fun and sooo easy. 

The third was a color challenge.  Here are the swatch colors.

 For this card I used Paper Pretties birthday fairy Bella and colored her using copic markers.  SU paper, DCWV and rhinestones. I love this fairy she is a doll. 

Thanks for stopping by.  I hope you all have a great day. 


Monday, May 7, 2012

Page Map Challenge for NSD

This weekend was National Scrapbooking Day and I decided to take up a challenge.  I used this Becky Fleck sketch and made an 8x11 double layout in less than an hour.  Then I went to my son's baseball game and when I got back I looked at the layout and took the whole thing apart.  What was I thinking, I don't make 8x11 pages.  So off I went and made a 12x12.  Here is the sketch I followed:

And here is my double 12 x 12 layout:

I turned the sketch around so that Logan was facing into the page instead of out.  I had decided on an A to Z page a while ago so I had all the adjectives written out.  This page came together really easy since there wasn't too much to it.  I realize the flower is not in the page maps but I needed it because I ran out of the stripped paper...yes it covers a gap. 

Thanks for stopping by, have a great day!

Sunday, May 6, 2012

Once Upon a Time Ultrasound

If there is a page that almost made me throw my hands up and say I quit, it was this one.  I found this clock face and was determined to use it for Sofia's ultrasound pictures.  The problem was that I just didn't like the way it looked with my photos.  I had the photo printed several time and final decided on the design you see below.  I found an ultrasound poem and changed it to fit this page and my style.  There was no author listed or I would have given credit to the author.  After months of feeling like I didn't know how to scrapbook anymore, I have to say I am happy with this page.  

For this page I used Prima flowers, Recollection bling, Stampin Up paper and ink.  The title came from the Cricut cartridge Storybook, the flourish is a Sizzix which I cut out on my cuttlebug.

As always, thanks for stopping by, if you have any questions, feel free to write or leave me a comment below.  Hugs to all.