Thursday, October 21, 2010

Better Scrap Challenge #4!!!

Posts October 24th (please post project here by October 21st)
“Favorite Recipe Challenge”
Create a page showcasing your favorite recipe that you received from your mother, grandmother, or other relative or family friend.
Chose at least 2 of the following:
1. Include a photo of yourself preparing the dish, or a photo of the completed dish.
2. Include a photo of the person who gave you the recipe.
3. Make a copy of the original recipe, or hand write the recipe on a card and include it on your layout.
4. Use cardstock as your background, but ink, stain, paint, or color-spray it to make it unique.
5. Use a shape punch or border punch somewhere on your page.”


Let me introduce to my BEAUTY!!! My Beautiful Gorgeous Banana Cream Pie!! I love this pie so much that I have made two of them for my family….but this one got it’s cameo. I’m so proud about how high my meringue is too!! The funny thing is that I don’t even like meringue!! In fact it reminds me off of cow slobber!!! But, my family loves it and I love them!! They really loved this challenge because I spent all day in the kitchen making pies for them! LOL!!

Sponsored Supplies:

Discounted Cardstock: Brown 12x12


Adhesive: Mod Podge Dimensional Magic and Pop Dots

For the Luv of Art Stamps: Enjoy

» American Crafts- City Park Collection:12×12 sheet Courtland Gardens (Glitter) (2-sided)
» American Crafts- City Park Collection:12×12 1 sheet Lincoln Park (2-sided)
» American Crafts- City Park Collection:12×12 1 sheet Fairmont Gardens (2-sided)
» 12×12 sheet American Crafts Mulberry Cardstock
» American Crafts – Thickers – Glitter Foam Alphabet Stickers – Rainboots – Aqua
» American Crafts – Thickers – Glitter Foam Alphabet Stickers – Rainboots – Raspberry Martha Stewart Crafts – Edge Punch – Optic Dot
» BasicGrey – Opaline Collection – Pearls – Heart Trio Half Pearls

Monday, October 18, 2010

Better Scrap Challenge #3: Recycle!!!

Sorry, I'm a little late with my blog post!! But, I'm here now!! This weeks challenge at Better Living Through Scrapbooking is very cool!! Here are the details:

“Recycle, Reuse, Renew challenge”
Use recycled products that might normally be discarded as part of a scrapbook page.
Chose at least 2 of the following:
1. Use corrugated cardboard or other recycled packaging on your page.
2. Find fun or unusual items around your house and use them as elements on your page. Playing cards, clothing tags, junk mail, broken jewelry, old greeting cards or postcards, buttons and/or material from old clothing, advertising magnets, pins and keychains, and blooms and/or leaves from discarded plastic floral arrangements are just a few ideas.
3. Journal about why recycling is important to you.
4. Use traditional adhesives (Scotch tape, masking tape, duct tape, Elmers Glue, staples) on your page in lieu of scrapbook adhesives.
5. Use glitter somewhere on your page.”

This challenge was PERFECT for my Gauche Alchemy kit!!! I used my cardboard for the background paper and then that beautiful lace as my splash of color!! I used Plaid Dimensional Magic glue on my letters to give it an added pop and shine!!


Sponsored Supplies:

Cardstock: Discounted Cardstock “Brillant Bazzil White” 12×12

“Key Lime Green” 12×12

Plaid: Mod podge Dimensional magic glue

Stamps: For the luv of Art Stamps “Come what may & Love it”

Corrugated Cardboard and Lace: Gauche Alchemy ACME Kit

Other Supplies:

Alphas: American Crafts Thickers Chipboard Hocus Pocus in Black

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Better Scrap's October Challenge #2!!


Like true to fashion, my layout is very simple and clean lines!! I find it hard to scrapbook just “Me” once again!! LOL!! But, once I sat there and gave into the challenge…..I guess you could say I ran with it and jumped on the ego train!! I used a wooden C from my Gauche Alcemy kit and I painted it with my Apple Barrel paint from Plaid to match my layout colors. Then I used the Plaid Dimensional Magic to give it a 3-D effect or an Epoxy look to it. For the circle I used a baking doilie and glimmer misted it. I used the music notes for the border on my layout from For the Luv of Art Stamps.

Sponsored Supplies used:

Cardstock: Discounted Cardstock Natural Smooth #80 12 x 12

Stamp: For the Luv of Art “My Favorite Things stamp set”

Embellishments: Gauche Alchemy “Acme Mixed Media Paper Crafting

Paint: Plaid “Apple Barrel: Very Berry

Adhesive: Plaid “Mod Podge: Pop Dots and Dimensional Magic
Additional Supplies Useed:

Paper: Advantus – The Girls Paperie – Paper Girl Collection – 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper – Green Brocade

Flowers: Prima Fairytale Roses Collection – Miniature Mulberry Flower Embellishments – Coral

Letters: American Crafts Thickers

Misting: Glimmer Mist in Candy Apple red

October Challenge #2

Posts Oct 3rd (please post project here by September 30th)
“About Me Challenge”
Create an “About Me” layout.
Chose at least 2 of the following:
1. Include at least one photograph of you (and only you).
2. Journal about yourself (i.e., your quirks, something you would like to change, your hopes, disappointments, etc.)
3. Use a traditional office supply on your layout.
4. Use foam adhesives or “pop-dots” to give elements on your page dimension.
5. Use an old book or magazine page as part of your layout.”

Head on over to Better Living Through Scrapbooking and take a look at the other Design team members came up with!! They are AMAZING!!

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Sketch 144 @ Sketch Inspiration!!!

Here is my take of Sketch 144 from Sketch Inspiration!!!

We are so excited to have Paisleys and Polka Dots sponsor this week!

Paisleys and Polka Dots is a non-commitment kit club that specializes in unique pre-designed scrapbook layouts, mini albums, and card kits. Each kit is pre-cut and packaged individually by page so there is no guesswork involved. All kits include step by step full color instructions and there is no tracing and cutting involved. New kits are released at the beginning of each month.