Monday, September 28, 2009

The Next LPS Crop "Dare to be Inspired"!!!


The Design Team at Life Preservers Club is already hard at work coming up with some awesome challenges and games for the upcoming fall crop! Save the dates October 23 - 25th! There will be many fun fall surprises and spooky goodness! Don't miss it!

Copy Cat Challenge of the Week!

Is there another scrapper whose style you love? This weeks challenge is for the copy cat in all of us! I'm not telling you to go out and scraplift another person's layout. Instead, try to emulate the style or signature element of one of your favorite scrappers!

At LPS, one of my favorites is Sharon S! I just love her vintage style, and use of embellishments on her pages. I took inspiration from a few of her recent layouts to do this one of my parents as newlyweds.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

I'm in love with this kit!!!

For the past few days, I've been wallowing in scrappy goodness, playing with the LPS Featured kit, which features papers from both Cosmo Cricket Early Bird and October Afternoon Cherry Hill lines. Each of them is amazing in their own right, but together, they are almost more than I can bear!

Von describes the kits as appealing the the "Domestic Goddess" in all of us! The kit is kitschy and nostalgic, without being corny. I'm loving it! Here are a few things I've made, so far.

Sunday, September 6, 2009

Some of this and that

I really wanted to scrap this weekend! I have some adorable photos, and goodness knows I've got plenty of beautiful product to play around with. For some reason, I just could not get motivated to scrap!

I decided to work on some flowers and cards, to try and get my mojo back! Some awesome tutorials have been posted recently at LPS, so I decided to start there. Sandra posted a link to a tutorial on some really pretty cardstock roses. Here are my attempts.

Angela posted a link to a video tutorial on making flowers with the Papertrunk Socialite papers. I have that line from the August LPS project kit, so I gave it a try, and added it to a card.

Lastly, I made some cards with the leftovers from the LPS August Alternate kit by Crate Orbit. I just love these whimsical papers! They make the cutest boy's cards!

Chinese Take Out Boxes!

Last week at LPS, it was my turn to come up with a challenge. I've been wanting to make a chinese take out box, ever since Nancy brought over Thai food a few weeks ago. I snagged the box from a small order of rice, and used that as my template. You can see complete instructions on how to make these boxes here http://lifepclub.invisionzone.com/index.php?showtopic=8523 Here are my examples.

I am definitely going to make some more of these for Halloween! What an adorable treat box!

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

I've been eliminated!!!

Well, it finally happened! In the Big Scrapper House this week, we were given a choice between three doors. Door #1, door #2, and door #3. I chose #3, and that was the elimination drawing! I was one of the two who's names were drawn! I'm sad and a little lost. There is always a chance to get back into the game, though. If there is a silver lining, it's the fact that I now do not have to complete a layout using only cardstock and doodling!! Thank goodness for small favors!