Friday, June 21, 2013

Practical Scrappers: Weddings

Today the ladies of Practical Scrappers are getting into the spirit of the summer season with a wedding feature!  Please stop by and see all the beautiful postings of layouts and cards.

Here is my little card for the week.  It's the bluebird of happiness surrounded by a bit of white lace.

Please stop by the Practical Scrappers blog to see what the other ladies have created!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Practical Scrappers: Bags

Over at Practical Scrappers, the ladies are showing us Ten Things to do with Bags!

My take on this week's challenge was to create a mini bag on a birthday card :-)

Please stop by to see what the other ladies have for you today!

ps- sorry these posts are so short...I have a very lovey newborn who seems to always be occupying one of my arms :-)  Love!!

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Practical Scrappers: Ten Things Tuesday - Scallops

Scallops are very trendy right now, and I'm seeing them pop up in all sorts of design, including cards and layouts.  Since they seem to be all over the place, I had a hard time coming up with a new and creative way to tackle them for this week's Ten Things challenge at Practical Scrappers.

I decided to go way out on a limb and break out my art supplies.  In my stash, I rediscovered my oil pastels!! They're basically big, oily crayons that can be drawn with and then smeared, blended and manipulated on paper like oil paints.

Here's how my oil pastel scallops turned out!

They kind of remind me of peacock feathers and I love that they create a different effect from any of my other craft supplies.  I can see myself incorporating them into many other projects :-)

Please stop by the Practical Scrappers blog to see what other creative ways the ladies are using scallops in their designs!

Sunday, June 2, 2013

UnstampaBelles: Case a Previous Design Team Creation

Hello everyone!  Are you ready for another fantastic challenge from the ladies at the UnstampaBelles challenge??

This is a fun one, because we all get to CASE (use as an inspiration) a paper project based on a previous example from the Design Team.   This was so fun to do and was also very difficult!  I love so many of the things my fellow designers have made, it was hard to choose just one to use as inspiration.

In the end, I picked one of my all time favorite cards by the fabulous Jan.  It's from our Christmas challenge, and I just loved the shape, texture and layers that she used.  I usually have trouble with circles, so I thought this would be a fun one to just go for it :-)

Here is Jan's gorgeous Christmas card:

And here is my CASE of it!

My sentiment is a rub-on :-)  Please swing by the UnstampaBelles and get in on the fun, and remember NO STAMPS :-)  Have fun and can't wait to see what you create!!