Saturday, May 29, 2010

Sketch Inspiration Layout

Life Preservers will be the sponsor next week for Sketch Inspiration. The DT was asked to provide a layout using this adorable sketch.

I had fun with my layout, but am disappointed with how it looks in the photo. The green looks a little like split pea soup, and it is much cuter in real life.

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

May Mini Book

I just received my May kit from Life Preservers Scrapbook Club last week, and was so inspired by the fun papers (Crate - Brook, MME), that I decided to make a mini book with all the extra photos I have of my sons. Here is what I have completed so far.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

A New Challenge at Life Preservers Club!

This week was my turn to come up with a challenge at LPS. I wanted to do something that was simple and easy, but fun. I got this great idea from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's blog! The challenge is to split your page in half right down the middle. Then, place your photo on one side, and another element of equal weight on the other side of the line. This page was so easy to do! View all the challenge details here. I hope you give it a try!

Friday, May 14, 2010

Amazing Scrap Race 2010!!

Life Preservers Club is starting a new exciting contest just in time for summer!! Sign up now to play the "The Amazing Scrap Race"! Find out all the details at LPS.

Monday, May 10, 2010

Another layout and project from the LPS Cambridge kit

Here is one more layout made with the LPS April alternate kit! This was such a fun masculine kit, it made me think of this old photo of my two great uncles, Carl and Earl Chamlee! In the photo, they are both playing the banjo. It reminded me of how my father loved to play music (which of course involved vast quantities of alcohol).

Here is a frame I altered with the kit.

Sunday, May 9, 2010

NSD Blog Hop Winner!

Thank you all for participating in the challenge Laura-Lee and I prepared! It was a fun way to celebrate NSD! My winner, chosen by random.org was Kim (Kimber)!!! Congratulations! I will get your prize out soon. Keep watching for the big prize winner from Life Preservers!

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Image Transfers

I've been playing around with gel transfers for the past few days. I actually posted a class on this on the Life Preservers message board. I love the effect, although it takes a little practice to perfect. You can find the complete class and directions here. Here are a few of my examples.

Here is an ATC I did using a transfer made from a picture from a magazine.

This card was made using a transfer of a vintage clip art image from the internet.

Her are a few of my early attempts. I love the artsy distressed look of these images.

Sunday, May 2, 2010

Would you like the chance to win a FREE Cricut Expression?

Check out Every Day Cricut for many chances to be entered into a drawing for a free Cricut Expression and other great prizes! http://www.cricutholiday.com/2010/05/our-gigantic-national-scrapbook-day.html

Blog Hop Sketch Challenge

I was able to complete one layout for the LPS blog hop yesterday. Lisa and Jodi challenged us to do a layout using a sketch provided by Robin Wade and using a recycled item. Here is what I came up with!