Thursday, March 31, 2011

Journaling Challenge!

I used my Counterfeit kit to make my sample for the March journaling challenge at Challenge Masters. Just in the nick of time, since April starts tomorrow :)

There is a slight misting mishap on here but I carried on anyway! I only completed 4 layouts and 1 card with my Counterfeit kits this month. I had high hopes at the beginning of the month but real life and she-art creating took over!

Here's one girl I did. I love the decoupaged background and frilly dress accents.

A closer look.

Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Counterfeit Kit Layouts 1 and 2

Here are 2 layouts I did with my main kit.

The red polka dot paper was the "B" side of one of my picks and I used up some of my embellies on here. My daughter needs to journal since she is the one who visited Universal.

I love the woodsy feel of this one!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Spring Wreath

Happy Spring!

I have seen a few yarn wreaths around the web and was dying to try my hand at one! I love the way it came out and it was totally easy to do.

First, I started with some green yarn, a styrofoam wreath and some picks and little birdies from the craft store.

Next, I hot glued one end of the yarn to a starting point on the wreath and wound the yarn around the wreath, trying to keep it even on one side. This took me about 45 minutes. When I was done, I decided which part of the wreath was the top and wound some florist wire around and into a loop for a hanger, hot gluing the loop to make it a little hidden on the back.

Next, I cut some picks apart and started to layer and hot glue them as I went.

in progress................

I added in a little birdie!

and a butterfly which I punched out of paper and glittered.
and viola!
Here it is hanging on my front door. I may add a ribbon to the top. Hope you like it!

Thanks for stopping by and checking out my wreath. I also hooked up to the Sunday Showcase over at Under the Table and Dreaming.

Sunday, March 13, 2011

March Ad/Art Challenge!

Here is the inspiration piece for the ad/art challenge over at Challenge Masters.

I love the beachy feel of this ad and used the colors as inspiration for my layout also.

We stayed at the Yacht and Beach club at Walt Disney World this past May and we loved it. The cool colors in the Vera Bradley ad reminded me of the hotel. Here's a close up of that beautiful flower that I cut from a yard of trim.

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

March Counterfeit Kit !

This month, the Counterfeit Kit Club chose Studio Calico as the inspiration for our kits. There is a main kit, plus four add-ons! I did three. Since I am leaving on Thursday for a long scrapping weekend, I know that my kits are going to get a workout this month!

First up, the Studio Calico main kit called "Into the Woods".

I loved the earthy look of this collection yet it is really not my style at all. I picked anything that looked wood-like and stuck it in my kit. I accented it with oranges and greens. I used some partial sheets as well as a squirrel pattern that I had in my stash. (I love squirrels...from afar!) Here's what my kit looks like.

Plus some embellishments....

and some more embellishments =)

Next up, an add on kit called Babbling Brook

Lots of pretty yellow and teal in this one but once I started picking paper to go with some photos I know I am going to scrap, it morphed into yellows and grays with some pretty blues added in. Here's mine.....

And some embellies!

Another add on called Wildflower from Studio Calico

This kit is really soft and pretty and reminds me of springtime and easter and baby girls. I went through my scraps and picked a few partial sheets plus hoping to use up some old stash. Here's mine.....

Kinda loving these embellishments I picked out.

Last add-on I did was called Sunny Clearing.

I went with bright colors here and lots of October Afternoon plus some more scraps.

Gotta have some cute embellishments

I added in some cardstock although I never worry about adding that because I always have so much on hand.

So I am off to pack my bags for my annual scrappy getaway. Can't wait! Thanks for checking things out!
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Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Most Viewed!

If you are here for the Counterfeit Kit Club Blog Hop click here.

In other news, my layout was Most Viewed at Two Peas on Sunday. I was soooo excited!!!