Monday, May 18, 2009

Challenge #28: Live, Love, Laugh

The divas over on the Dreamgirls Challenge Blog had an awesome challenge this week. One that inspired me to create MY take on yet another challenge. This specific challenge our prompt was to use the quote words "Live, Love, Laugh" somewhere on our creation, include a piece of fabric at least 3x3 in size and include the colors red, turquoise, black and white. We also needed to cut up patterned paper and use that cutout as an embellishment on the layout. With all that in mind, here's what I came up with. It's titled LIVE WELL, LAUGH OFTEN, LOVE MUCH and it's of my two boys 2 summers ago on our last family vacation in Hawaii.

Sunday, May 17, 2009

My take on Sketch LS107

I love creating layouts using sketches for inspiration sometimes and Let's Scrap had this sketch to share this week so I did my thing and created MY take on it.
Here's Sketch LS107: And here's MY take:
This is my youngest daughter Eva with her brown (Hawaiian) Hello Kitty.

Saturday, May 16, 2009

Using Eyelets/Brads on LO's

Last month the EYELET OUTLET sponsored our challenge over at If It's Groovy. So this month our DT created LO's not only using Lissa's Sketch but eyelets/brads as well as a thank you. Please go on over and visit the Eyelet Outlet and show your appreciation for their sponsorship!

Check out
IF IT'S GROOVY this month to see what the rest of the team came up with for this challenge.

Here's Lissa's Sketch:

Here's MY take on it titled More Spice Than Sugar:

If you are inspired by this sketch and create a LO also using eyelets/brads you can have your LO displayed on the IIG blog and also be entered into a prize drawing. So, let me know if you end up creating a LO using the sketch please. Thanks for looking!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Sketch 12

Liz from The Scrappiest just posted her 12th Sketch on her blog and also has some Blog Candy to give away. You should give it a looksie. You have a better chance at winning the candy by completing as many LO's as you can using the Sketch.

You know I'm all about the Blog Candy but I don't know how many LO's I'll be able to get done since I spend so much time on just one LO by itself. LOL It's worth a shot anyhow. You should see the yummy candy *twiddling fingers*.

Here's Liz's Sketch 12:
And here's my take on it (including some close-up shots). I titled it IN YOUR OWN ELEMENT:

Once again, I've killed 2 birds with one stone as this LO is another I had to finish up for a client of mine.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


I know, I'm a day late. I was busy most of the day yesterday so I never got around to posting this till now. So here it goes...

This weeks challenge is staring right at you in black & white.
It's the SHADES OF GREY Challenge where you are to create your LO's using JUST shades of grey, black and white. However, you may add ONE other color to compliment the b/w tones. But, just ONE! Yes, it can be different shades of that color if you'd like. For instance, if you chose "pink" as your other color (like me) you could use hot pink, bright pink, pastel pink, etc.

The picture(s) you use in your LO's DO NOT have to be in b/w. Your picture(s) can be in ANY color regardless of what single color you choose. The only rule I have regarding your picture(s) is that it has to have "eyes". Be it a person, pet, insect, etc.

You will make up for the lack of color variety by replacing it with texture variety. So, be sure to add AT LEAST 2 different elements with different textures. This can be achieved through tearing or crumpling your papers. Or by rolling and curling the edges. Or by other means. You can also choose a mix of materials with different textures in your design; such as textured cardstock, corrugated cardboard, fabric, ribbon, buttons, and beads, etc.

Here's MY take on this challenge titled KEES. KEES. KEES. (kiss kiss kiss). My inspiration came from the AT&T commercial with Pepe Le Pew (the Warner Bros. French Skunk).

And here's a slideshow of LO's previously submitted for this challenge.

Please leave a comment with a link to your LO. Thanks for participating!

Tuesday, May 5, 2009

Three Word Story Game

This is called the three-word-story game. I will think of three words to start off the story, and you continue it by posting three more words (please continue off the person who answered ahead of you). I will then end the story when it sounds completed and add it to a new post with everyone who contributed as the authors.
The other day....

Monday, May 4, 2009


Time for Challenge #2 for this Manic Monday. This week's challenge is "Symbols associated with LOVE". There are many symbols that are attached with the expression of love. We're going to show a glimpse of these varied symbols on our LO's this week. Starting with the ubiquitous heart sign, to the word "LOVE". You'll need to:
-Include at least 1 heart somewhere in your LO. It does not have to be a full heart. It can be a broken heart if you want, or half a heart or even the word heart.
-Incorporate ANYTHING with "wings" into your LO. It could be an owl, a bird, a butterfly or dragonfly, an angel even. Heck, it could be chicken wings or a big mansion with an east wing and a west wing. Did you also know that Red Bull gives you wings?
-Include at least 1 flower. It could be a picture of a flower, a flower embellie or pp with flowers on it.
-You'll need to include the color brown somewhere on your LO's. It can be in the picture, in the pp or inked on the edges of stuff.
-There also needs to be some kind of frill in your LO. Whether it's ribbons, fiber, lace, etc.
-And last but not least, you'll need to have the word "LOVE" somewhere on your LO. It can be in the title or in your journaling or on some sort of embellie. LO's due next Monday.

Here's MY take.

About MY layout: The chalkboard patterned paper says I WILL NOT KISS BOYS all over it. My daughter Deja promised me she wouldn't have a boyfriend till she's 21. That's why I put angel wings on her. That's also why I created this's a little reminder of her promise to me.

Here is a slideshow of some LO's previously submitted for this challenge.

Please leave a comment with a link to your LO. Thanks!