Well hello and happy August everyone!!!
This is My Story with Maggie Holmes
Okay... Now this next one is a page I've been wanting to make for quite some time. This is for my Creative Monthly Project Challenge over at Colorful Creations. The challenge this month is to explore the world of "paper tearing".
I, myself, am a "colorful" person of sorts. I'm outspoken, extremely personable (from many years in the hospitality industry), and sometimes down right obnoxious!!!! I'm also good-hearted, I give when I can, and help others as much as possible :-)
One way I express myself is through my tattoos. Yes, I have several of them, and they all provide a glimpse into who I am. I wanted to make a page that reflects me as an individual. A page that gives you an idea of "who I am". And this is it:
This page turned out better than I expected!!!! I LOVE IT!!!! I used papers by Crate Paper Maggie Holmes collection to start things off. I distressed and tore edges, and created the big tear down the center. I used a MS paper punch to punch the edges of the torn area, then layered punched edges of different paper, ribbon, and a little Liquid Pearls. I created the flower cluster using various flowers by Recollections and Paper House Studio. The chipboard pieces are from Blue Fern Studio and were heat embossed, inked, misted and then topped off with Perfect Pearls and Liquid Pearls. I used my Spectrum Noir Black Alcohol Marker to go over some teal glittered Thickers so that the chipboard color was black, but the glitter would remain teal to match the page. This page is easy on the eyes, full of sparkle, and a little rough around the edges. Pretty much sums me up!!!!!
"Summertime" Anything Goes at Sketches4All
Sketches4All is hosting a "Summertime" Sketch Challenge where ANYTHING GOES!!!! That's right... Make what you want as long as you follow the sketch:
I decided on a layout using pics from my trip to Cozumel in 2011. Here's a look:
I've had these papers by The Girls Paperie sitting for quite some time and thought I would finally put them to good use!!!! They went well with the photos anyhow!!!
Instead of using three photos, I cut one into two and then added one of me and my husband on shore. The embellies and ribbon are all from the same paperline, aside from the K&Company tag (bottom right) and the metal balloon by Recollections. Looking at these pics make me want to revisit this tropical paradise!!!!!
Handmade Baby Girl Card using Crate Paper "Little Bo Peep"
This is a card that I made for SketchNScrap's July 20th Card Sketch Challenge and FORGOT to post as we were in Fort Lauderdale!!!!!! Browsing all my sites last night, I realized I hadn't even posted it yet... Better late than never I suppose!!! Hahahaha!!!
Any who... Here is the sketch:
My husband needed a baby girl card for his boss and this was the perfect sketch to get it done!!! Here's a look at what I came up with:
I had this Crate Paper that I also TOTALLY forgot about and finally pulled it out to use!!! Seems like a trend around here!!!! I followed the sketch quite literally, adding only minor changes. I hand cut the tag, hand-colored the elephant with my Spectrum Noir markers, and heat embossed "Congratulations" using pink powder. I finished it with ribbon, buttons, and a couple of flowers!!!! That's it!!! Easy Baby Girl card out the door :-)
Well gang... that's all for today!!! Stay tuned for some more exciting projects coming in the next few days!!! Have a LUCKY day :-)