Monday, February 15, 2010

Reveal Day

Today is reveal day at the Scrapping Turtle. I can show the world what else I created in my room with the kit I was given.

First off we have "First Day Jitters". I used Bazzill cardstock (what else would I use?), American Crafts ribbon, and the Miss Muffet Font from Quickutz. And yes, that is a pic of Dave all ready for his first day of school, he barely fit on their chairs and was asked to not come back since he was too much of a disturbance for the class.

Next we have "Mad Science" Once again Bazzill cardstock was used, some American Crafts glitter cardstock (I love that stuff) used for the goo in the flasks and "sparkles" by the title, the Flasks, 12 inch border, and Zelda font all from Quickutz. The rest including rub ons was part of the Piggy Tales Simple Simon Collection.

Last was my altered item. I really scrapped outside of my shell on this one. This is the first altered item I ever did 100% on my own, outside of a supervised class setting. I picked up the plaque at a dollar store for $1, painted it with kaiser craft red paint left over from another project I am working on, rik rack ribbon kicking around my stash, American Crafts ribbon, some misc buttons and embroidery thread also kicking around my stash, and some circle grunge board that I did up for the "shhh, study area" . I think for my first time, I did OK completing my first altered item by myself and I came out of the experience pretty much uninjured. I am working on another altered item, but I injured myself in step 2 of the project, more on that when I actually finish the project and post it.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

A Sketch Challenge

Heather, one of the Design Team members at the Scrapping Turtle, issued a sketch challenge. She made a sketch, along with a layout she did of based on the sketch and we were each to make our own layout. Here is her sketch:


And here is my take on the sketch. I used Reminisce Frosted paper, Karen Foster sparkle brads, QK Jolly font, snowflake, label and border die.

Monday, February 1, 2010

Exciting News!!!!!!!!

I have some exciting news!!!!! I have been sitting on this news for a little while now, ready to burst with excitement. I am the Guest Designer for the month of February at the Scrapping Turtle!!! Lori and Hannah called me a couple of weeks ago to ask if I would be their Guest Designer. Without thinking I said yes, then I dropped the pepperoni that I had in my hand when I realized what I just agreed to. Dalwhinnie used the pepperoni on the floor situation and my distraction to her full advantage and seized the opportunity with her mouth in .03 seconds. Lucky dog.

I love crafts and scrapbooking is one I spend most of my free time on. Being Guest Designer is exciting and an incredible honor on one hand, yet thoroughly frightening on the other. My work is being put out there for everyone to see and like a lot of people I worry whether or not my work will be "good enough". Silly I know. I am also not one who has not posted a lot of her work for others to see. For me, being Guest Designer is an excellent opportunity, as we like to to say at the Turtle, to help me "Scrap Outside My Shell".

I will be posting different layouts and other scrapbooking projects throughout the month. I even have to do a card challenge which I have been working on in my head for about a week. I have a couple of ideas, not sure which one I will run with. I will let you all know when the time to reveal comes.

Today is the sneak peak at the Turtle Board and on their blog. The day we reveal a little taste of what we created with the kits we received. I was given the Simple Simon Collection by Piggy Tales. I chose to do Amanda's school picture from this year in black and white, which really popped on the red card stock.