Friday, June 25, 2010


The June kits at Life Preservers Club are to die for! I'm excited to be working with the Alternate kit, which features papers by Paper Loft (Dude collection), and embellies by Little Yellow Bicycle. The film strips and lace cardstock are so cool and are perfect for masculine pages! Here is my first layout. I was able to use these wild photos of my oldest son jumping off the deck in a bedsheet and mask! Perfect subject matter for this kit!

This layout was done for Rhonda's week #4 weekly challenge to mix up your title on a page. I scrapped some photos I took on Father's Day.

Weekly Challenges!

The weekly challenges at LPS have become even more exciting, now that you can get flair for each challenge you complete! And now, you have until the end of each month to complete the challenges, which makes it much easier to get all weekly flairs! I managed to do weeks one and two, so far. Here are my layouts.

Melissa's June week #1 challenge was to use journaling on a layout.

Lisa's June week #2 challenge was to use something on a layout in a way that it was not originally intended. I used the Prima backing packaging as a frame for my photo, and the 4 as part of my title. I'm hoping to work on the other two challenges this week, so I can get all that fabulous flair!! Check out the challenges at Life Preservers Club.

This challenge was to fulfill Andrea's June week #3 challenge to scrap something that is not a person, and the Amazing Scrap Race challenge to use lime green, teal, and orange/yellow on a layout.

The Amazing Race Continues!!

I'm hanging in there for the Amazing Scrap Race at LPS! It has become quite competitive, with the top players shifting around. I've found that speed is more important than anything else on my layouts, which are becoming more and more simple. At least I'm still in the top of the pack. Our challenge this week was to do a page about a memorable vacation, which was easy to do.

Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Amazing Scrap RAce Week #2

I'm shocked I was able to get this done by Monday, considering I was wiped out from the crop! The Prima bling is so gorgeous, and I really need to use more of it.

Summer Lovin' Crop June 11 - 13th!

Fun was had by all who participated in the crop at Life Preservers last weekend! I was even able to get a few layouts and one make and take done. The Design Team kicked butt once again! Here are some of the things I completed.

Here is my example for the "Gifts from the Sea" challenge.

Lisa's Early Bird Sketch challenge was really fun!

Lisa's 1 Hour Sketch Challenge was a riot, although I did not make the deadline!

I had to try this make and take by Laura-Lee! It was just too cute!

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Amazing Scrap Race Week #1!

The fun has begun at Life Preservers, with the latest contest called "The Amazing Scrap Race"! We have already been given tricky questions regarding a mysterious destination. It took me two tries to get that one right! Then, we were given a photo and layout assignment. Many completed both of these within the first deadline. There are seven more weeks to go, with many surprises in store!! Here was my scrappy assignment, which was to use distressing on a layout.

I took the term "distressing" to the extreme, using a peeled paper technique from Claudine Hellmuth's book "Collage Discovery Workshop". This is a great resource for altered artists and paper crafters.

Saturday, June 5, 2010

You want a good laugh?!!

My friend Maggi Just add glitter and stir recently posted some photos of herself in some glamor shots from the 90's! Not to be outdone, I decided to post this one I had taken in the early 90's (I was about 26) to impress my new boyfriend (now husband). The stylist did not understand what I wanted at all, which was more Marilyn Monroe. Instead, he curled my hair tight, outlined my eyes and brows in black, and painted my lips pink! Yuck! This definitely falls into the category, "What were you thinking?"!! They're good for a few laughs, anyway. I was furious at the time, because I was out $50 for the sitting fee, and I did not even order any prints!


Here is a little 8" X 8" layout I did with my May LPSC kit! I just love the feeling of these papers!