Friday, March 16, 2012

I scrap therefore I am.

I have 2 layouts and a canvas to share today.

The first is in honor of St. Pat's Day. The pics are of Aidan and Shea from last year. I used a sketch from Stuck Sketches and I also used the prompt from Janet's March Stash challenge at Kitchen Keepsakes.

Patterned paper is mostly Jenni Bowlin with a little October Afternoon and some Tim Holtz kraft resist added in. I used lots of old chipboard that I inked with Distress ink (peeled paint). I used a JB calendar diecut and ticket plus a sturdy wooden button and a sheer ribbon flower. Alpha stickers are Sass and OA.

My second layout I created with the Scrapbook Nook's March kit. It's filled with lovely MME's Miss Caroline's line. I used an old photo of Jessica and myself. This baby is now 13!

And a close up of the cute little doily pennant, made with March's Cocoa Daisy arrow stamp.

I have also been creating canvases for an upcoming craft fair where I will have a table. This one has lots of bits and pieces of Pink Paislee on it.

Thanks for stopping by today!

***Calvin blogging = .5

1 LO = 1 pt
Bonus pts = 2  (2 challenges)

1 LO = 1pt

a card for Jessica's friend = .5

Canvas = 1pt
bonus= 1pt for JB challenge

Friday, March 9, 2012

Paper Pusher points

It's Calvinball season. I have been scrapping. As a bonus point, paper scrappers get one point per week for making a mess and cleaning it up. If you take photos, you get extra points. Here's a look at the clean

and dirty

That pretty green page is coming soon!

In other news, my CHA prize package from Two Peas arrived. Tons of goodies in there. Thanks!

Thursday, March 8, 2012

More Points!

So I finally scrapped a page! My first for March. I lost my mojo halfway through February and LOAD. Family illness just sucked the creativity right out of me.  A fun game of Calvinball got me going again!

So here's my layout.

 I used some Sass paper from the February Studio Calico kit...also the little frame stamp. Mist is SC green (clover, I think) Butterflies are Sass for SC and I used 2 different kinds of Jenni Bowlin alpha stickers plus some BasicGrey. I spent a silly amount of time trying to find the word "everyday" and finally cut it out of an old Teresa Collins patterned paper.

 I love the way this page looks! Thanks for stopping by!

****Calvinball points*****
layout = 1 point
blogging= .5 points.

Total points so far:
CalvinBall = 5
Calvinblog = 2
Bonus: 2 (first timer + journaling to a teacher)
Handicap wk 1: 1pt for paper pushing

that's TEN!

Monday, March 5, 2012

Dear Lizzy Canvas

I made a small canvas board using the new American Crafts Dear Lizzy Neapolitan line. I love the soft dreamy colors in these papers and embellishments. 

I painted the background with a light pink and orange acrylic paint. I also mixed in some Design Craft gelatos which I am in love with.  The letters are American Craft for Studio Calico. I painted them white and then sponged some Tim Holtz Distress Stain in pink over them. I used a few pop dots to give the Dear Lizzy butterfly banner some dimension and cut the little Polaroid from a piece of patterned paper and used the pretty mint green Dear Lizzy alpha stickers on top.  I added some cute little sequins and called it done.

Thanks for looking.

**Calvinball note**** 1 point blog post  + 1 point altered art + 2 peas challenge = 3 points BOOYAH!

Saturday, March 3, 2012


I have never heard of Calvinball but after seeing THIS post over at JBS message board, I am all in! The rules are semi-explained HERE and subject to change. I don't like to brag (ha!) but I might already  be winning.

I created 2 cards today. The first one is for a boy named Blake.

 And this one is for my dad who turns 84 next week.
I used Echo Park Times & Seasons collection pack for both.

As per Calvinball rules: 2 cards = 1 point.

I'm thinking I should make up a new rule that if you can hook up your project to a current challenge somewhere on the web, you get to add a point. So since these cards also fit into theTWO PEAS FINALLY FRIDAY card challenge, I am adding a point.

Grand total = 2 points.