Wednesday, April 27, 2011

{polka dots} TPV

This week's challenge at The Paper Variety is all about dots!

It's my off week, but wanted to play.  I made a layout about meeting my friend, Patti for the first time after having been scrapping buddies and friends online for 6 years!  We had such a great time!


Link up your polka dotted paper projects by noon EST Tuesday, May 3rd to have a chance at this awesome prize from The Paper Trail!

Happy Wednesday and thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

{numbers} TPV

In honor of Suzanne's birthday today, The Paper Variety is having a number challenge!
Happy Birthday, Suzanne!!

Fun, right?  :)  I ran with the number idea.  I tried to come up with as many ways as possible to show the numbers on my calendar layout.  Some of those metal numbers and letters I've had for a long  time!  A project like this is a great way to use up some of your stash, that's for sure!  I've added a couple birthday photos to it already.  I got to meet my buddy, Patti for the first time this month after having known her almost 6 years! She emailed me the photos she took and I cant wait to add that to my calendar!  I'm looking forward to adding our Easter photos next week!

April 2011

I was inspired by Amy's fabulous calendars!  Hers are works of art, let me tell you!  I'm thinking I might do a little 12 month project next year making a calendar each month.  Stay tuned.  :)

You have until noon EST Tuesday, April 26th to upload your paper project using numbers to The Paper Variety blog.  To be eligible for the Submission Spotlight have your project linked by noon EST Sunday, April 24th.  We have an awesome new sponsor this week! 

We Scrap Kits is an ETSY based kit store!  They are offering up a kit called, "Whimsy"

I'm looking forward to seeing your projects!  If you need some inspiration, check out the blog and see what the other DT members did with their numbers!  Have a happy Wednesday, friends!

Sunday, April 17, 2011

{flowers} TPV

This is my off week at The Paper Variety, but the challenge is to use flowers on your project and how could I resist that?  :)  For about $2.50 I made this sweet floral headband with these paper flowers from Michaels.

 I used a 50% coupon and got them for $2 and put them on a ribbon wrapped headband I bought at the dollar store, 3 for $1.  I trimmed off the greenery from the backside of the flowers for a cleaner look and glued them on with Fabric-Tac.  I love how quickly Fabri-Tac works, but I find it messy to work with. 

You have until noon EST this Tuesday to link your project to The Paper VarietyPatti, our fellow DT member, is our sponsor this week and is offering up an awesome kit from Citrus Tree Studios!

Hope to see your project in the gallery!  

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

{photo inspiration} TPV

We have a wonderful new challenge this week at The Paper Variety!  A photo inspiration challenge!

Imagine the possibilities! The colors, the patterns, the photo theme.  I love to see how crafters interpret photos for inspiration!  Check out the blog and see how the DT was inspired by this photo!

I went with the rain theme and the colors when I created my "Rainy Day" funds holder.  I generally keep a little money stashed in my dresser just in case.  Now I have somewhere special to keep it.

I used some older MME paper, an Echo Park cloud sticker, teardrop punched "rain", a few ribbon sun "rays" and of course, some twine and an SRM Sentiment Sticker.  The box itself is an upcycled note card holder I've been holding onto for a while knowing I would put it to good use one day!

Our sponsor this week is Studio Calico!  They are offering up a wonderful prize, an assortment of papers and embellies from one of their fabulous kits!

Please join us this week!  You have until noon EST, Tuesday, April 12 to link up your paper project.  Remember, it can be a layout, a card, an altered anything-just as long as paper is involved!  :)  If you would like to be considered for the Submission Spotlight, have your project linked by noon EST this Sunday.

I cant wait to see what you create!  Happy Wednesday, friends!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

{tag} you're it

It's my month for a card challenge over at My Sketch World!  Instead of a straight forward card challenge I thought I'd change things up and do a tag challenge!  My challenge is to make a tag using your favorite thing about spring as a theme.  Spring in Michigan is a mixed bag-snow, sleet, rain and sun.  I endure the rain because April showers really do bring May flowers in my neck of the woods!  :)


I used some older MME Quite Contrary paper with a misted doily and one of those wood veneer flowers I scored from the dollar store.  I finished it off with an SRM Sticker, which is certainly my "go to" item these days.  I also added the yellow french knots to the daisy chain loop, it needed a little something and that little bit of stitching did the trick, as it so often does. 

I have to give a shout out to my youngest DS today, it's his 8th birthday!


Happy Tuesday to you, my friends, hope happiness finds you today!

Monday, April 4, 2011


Since my boy turns 15 on Friday I thought maybe it was time to scrap his 14th birthday.  (And we wont even talk about previous ones. *laugh*)  I made this layout using this sketch for the Birds of a Feather "It's a Spring Thing" crop.

Time to Celebrate!

Here is a close up.  I put the SRM Sticker on a piece of transparency so you could still see the numbers under it.  I also colored the clear star pin with alcohol inks to make it green.

You have until midnight Wednesday to upload projects to the crop!

Happy Monday, friends!

Friday, April 1, 2011

{april 1 card sketch} MSW

Just look at this fabulous new card sketch by Lucy!

 Be sure to check out the My Sketch World Blog to see both the new card and layout sketches and the DT's wonderful projects!  Here is the card I made, the only thing I changed was the orientation of the card.

Hello Friend

I combined 3 stickers from Echo Park (tree, scallop and flowers) with the 3 Puffies from KI Memories and added an SRM Sticker sentiment.  I'm not much of a stamper, so these sticker sentiments are perfect for me!

I hope you will join us for the April Challenges over at My Sketch World,  they will be listed in the forum over the next few days. There are both card and layout challenges to keep you busy the entire month! 

Just an FYI, Birds of a Feather Kit Co. will be having a weekend Crop starting tonight!  If you want to play you have to register for both the forum and gallery!  There is a Bingo game starting at 8:00 and if you want to play have your words in by 7:00 EST.  The owner, Amy is the sweetest and her kits are awesome!

Happy Friday, friends!