Friday, April 30, 2010

Croppin Paradise NSD Blog Hop!


Looking for something to do on NSD? Looking for inspiration? Looking for some good deals? Looking for some prizes?

Well, if you are, you have come to the right place! Croppin Paradise will be blog hopping our way through National Scrapbooking Day! The hop will begin right HERE at 12:00pm EST!
We hope to see you here!


Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Sketchy Sketchy Sketch of 4/26

Happy Hump Day Paradisers!! Hope your day is going well. I know mine is, because I got to "see" my hubby who is in Dubai at the moment via Skype. Gotta love technology, huh? Unfortunately, my love for all things techy does not include the knowledge of creating sketches in Photoshop. So, you get pretty sketches like this from me...



BUT, that chicken-scratch sketch did produce this cute little ditty...

Would LOVE to see your take on my sketch. You can show me HERE.
Check back real soon for the Design Team's End of Month Reveals!! hint hint.

Monday, April 26, 2010

Weekly Challenge 4/26

Hi all,


The challenge for this week is to use one of the hottest embellishments in scrapping right now, the banner...

Here's my take on it...







Create a page using a banner (or more than one!) and then upload to our gallery and link back to this thread!!

Have fun with it!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Weekly Challenge 4/19

Do you ever get scrappers block? Well here’s an Ad Challenge to help get you out of that rut. I found this ad from 1969 for Lilly Pharmaceutical and was inspired by the white space. - hope you are too! Post your finished layouts in the gallery with a link in this thread. Can’t wait to see what you create!


Lilly Pharmaceutical Ad





My Take On The Challenge
I have a hard time with white space - I like embellishments!
I used the My Mind's Eye Lil' Robots line for this layout.



The journaling reads:
All I want to do  is walk -
I try and try to shuffle my feet,
but it is so much easier to sit
here and wait for someone to
pick me up.

Weekly Sketch 4/19

Well it's my turn for the weekly sketch challenge. This one will get ya to use lots of photos, something that I don't do enough of. So I made the challenge for both you and me, to get those photos out on the page, and tell a story.
Here is the sketch I created for you to work with:


Here is my take on the sketch:
I used some of the LYB Gen Z line for it, some of the larger Cosmo Chipboard letters and tiny alphas, which I am seriously just lovin. Hope you play along and can't wait to see your creations!! HAVE FUN!!!

Saturday, April 17, 2010

Jenny's miniBook Joy Ride

My absolute favorite-est thing to do crafty-wise is make miniBooks. There's something so fulfilling about putting together a little tactile representation of a little piece of our family's story. Sometimes, I'll do one to document a trip or a single event or holiday, and sometimes I'll just tell a story. Just some random everyday "This is Our Life" kinda ditty. This mini is the latter.



I got to work with one of Cosmo Cricket's newest lines Joyride. But, I didn't document a vacation. That would be too obvious for me this week. I decided to document my life as a Stay at Home Mom. I've included photos of half of my story, but you get the picture. Here ya go...





Friday, April 16, 2010

My Old Standard

My new go to color is yellow. Not sure how a girly girl like myself picked yellow. I think it must have to do with that punch a hint of yellow can add to a crafty project. But, my long time favorite color is pink. I found a ton of inspiring photos on We Heart It (dot)com.



















Thursday, April 15, 2010

Mini Album with Generation Z Line

Welp here it is. My mini book of my son, using the Generation Z line, which can I just say, is totally freakin awesome? That's right, I said awesome. It is such a great boy line, lots of stars, guitars, wings and some wicked, wild cool boy colors. I really do enjoy scrapping fun boy pages and projects, and this line was sooo fun and easy to use. You can pick it up in the CP store right HERE, just check out all the fun and cool embellies that go along with the papers. I also used lots of the Cosmo Cricket little tiny alphas, which I just adore and great for a mini album to fit to size. I used some of the larger Cosmo alphas for some of the bigger letters that can be found HERE. For my album base, I used a Basic Grey chipboard album, that I flipped on the side for this album. The sizing on the album is great for small and larger photos.. So thanks for letting me share my creation.



Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Mini Album

I’m LOVIN mini albums (and there are a variety to choose from in the CP Store). Lately I’m finding that I don’t have as much time to scrap as I would like . . . with that in mind I’ve found that after I pick the mini album I want to use, gather my paper and embellishments I can complete a mini album in a day and feel like I’ve achieved a major goal.


I created this mini album as a gift for a friend. All she’ll have to do is add the photo’s and the journaling.

I used a BoBunny Cascading Album, the 7 Gypsies Venice Collection, along with some yummy Prima Flowers and Rhinestones and Jenni Bowlin Embellishments. I hope my friend likes this album as much as I do!

Joan



The Prima embellishments were the perfect match for the 7 Gypsies Venice collection.
























Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Better Late Than Never

Okay here it is . . . my mini book! I loved using this line from Anna Griffin calledIsabelle . . . check it out in the CP Store . . . it has the best pinks and greens!! I actually used 2 Prima packaging thingies as the base of my pages . . . I think it turned out pretty cool looking!
I tried to keep the layout of the book pretty simple. In the above picture I cut a square of the AG Isabelle paper and then made a ruffle using masking tape . . . so much fun!
In this section, I used some AG Isabelle Flocked sticker words, paper, and more masking tape!


These two pages are probably my favorite out of the entire book because I used several different strips of the paper to create the background and then topped it off with more flocked stickers!

Hope you like my mini . . . I had so much fun making it!
Happy Scrappin'!
Andrea