Monday, May 2, 2011

A couple of challenges

Good Monday morning, and let me tell you, I'm lovin' the gorgeous spring day today! After planting some flowers with the kids this weekend, Patryk and I had a fun time outside this morning watering them as they were on the wilt-y side, and then he and I (after some sidewalk chalk fun) headed up to the craft room.

I am celebrating the return of my mojo today by crafting as much as time will allow, you never know when the ol' mojo will disappear again! I finished up this layout, which I had started last night. Another sketch-less layout, and I am entering it into the current Craft Your Passion challenge #56 :) I had so many pics of Patryk's first outing at Short Sands, I had a hard time deciding which one to scrap...and then I realized I could scrap them all! We all have such a hard time scrapping multiple photos (well, at least I do!) and I think I did a good job showcasing each of them. Not a one of them competes for attention, as they are all the same size. All I had to do was throw them in a pleasing arrangement and find some patterned paper to use (which isn't hard with the Cosmo Cricket grab bag I've been playing with lately!)
I chose to use the Cogsmo line here, more specifically Cogs (the background sheet), Striptease (the 2 strips in the center), and Mr. Roboto (the red piece for the title).

I think my favorite shot is the one of his sandy little feet there in the upper right corner :) Those letters are Basic Grey Two Scoops alpha stickers, they coordinate so well! I chose to distress the edges of the photos as well as the paper elements. I love distressing :)

"because I can" is Scenic Route Grafton chipboard.

The ticket is MME, it also coordinates.

Those are button die cuts from the We R Memory Keepers Teen Angst line.

After this layout, I decided to make something for Rileigh's teacher (this is teacher appreciation week, after all) as I made Andraia's teacher a card back in October. I chose to use the Webster's Pages petite papers combo collection of Hollywood Vogue and WonderFALL that I got in a blog hop. Love these papers!

The Chip Chop Shop for that fab doily, sentiment features Fiskars edge punch (the only edge punch I own, sadly), inking, and some baby blue baker's twine. Of course I used pop dots. Dimension rocks!

Gathered lace ribbon (thank you, Glue Dots micro squares!) also received in a giveaway. I have a mess of lace and fabric from that one, so happy :)

This, too, I will be entering into the Craft Your Passion challenge. You can enter as much as you want :) Why not? Anyway, I'll be back to the craft room this afternoon, but I won't be able to share my's top-secret DT stuff. Don't worry, it'll be revealed in time :)


Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Beautiful creation, thanks for sharing!

Hey, I have a giveaway here, please come join in the fun!

Kelly Massman said...

Love your layout!!! and the card is beautiful!

melsanford said...

What a fab layout! Beautiful piccies and I love the sentiment :-) Love the card too! Love 'n' hugs, Mel xx

Anonymous said...

Fabulous layout and a great way to piece together so many pics.Your little cutie looks like he had fun!Your card is absolutely gorgeous too.Beautiful details.Thanks for joining us at Craft Your Passion :D
Lisa x

Stacy H-W said...

Yeah for your mojo!!! And don't you just love when it's there how you get so much awesome stuff made??!! LOVE the card! All that lace, the doily and the bakers twine just sing to me. The teacher will LOVE it too.
And awesome layout girl! Did you make it for my Stash challenge!!?? It seems like it would be a perfect fit.
Here's to hoping your mojo stays around for a long time and that you get a ton more done!!

Becky said...

Awesome layout, I love the paper and distressing, makes your adorable photos pop right off the page. The lace on your card is beautiful.

Melly said...

aww wow!
These are both fab!
I love the gorjuss bright colours and the wee pics you used! A fab fun layout!
Hugs Melly xxx