Friday, March 19, 2010

Think Spring!

This week it was really easy to think about spring as the weather was gorgeous and the sin was shining.  It got into the 60's and 70's all week.  Today not so much!  It is snowing here and so cold!  Ahhhh....Gotta love Colorado weather.  BUT on the bright side it is spring over at Frosted Designs.  This week everyone made projects featuring flowers to get us all in the mood for spring.  Head on over and check it out! 
I did this layout for my first paying client (woo hoo).  It is her from her tropical cruise honeymoon.  I thought the bright flowers and colors would be perfect for a tropically themed album. 

Monday, March 15, 2010

A sketch and some stamping!

I am behind on blogging again.  First I did my first sketch!  OK so I am not too proud of it cause in all honestly it is pretty simple.  I just didn't have the program/s or knowledge to create a better one.  I plan on learning some more about sketching in the future.  Anyway I did this sketch for the wonderful ladies at Frosted Designs. 
And here is my take on my own sketch.  I had a lot of fun with this lo.  I loved this photo of my dad and my husband at the park, but there was a HUGE space between them without much of anything in the middle.  I printed the photo in 5x7, trimmed it to 4 inches tall and then ripped about a 2 inch chunk out of the middle and laced up the two sides.  I am really happy with the effect.  On top of that there is lots of paint and glimmer mist on this lo. 

Also this past week at Frosted Designs our challenge was to use stamps to create a background on a project.  I used some Scenic Route Stamps to create a birthday card for my brother in law.  I also used a Copic marker for all the coloring.  I am really starting to fall hard for those markers which is a dangerous prospect since they aren't cheap! 

Friday, March 5, 2010

Technique Week!

This week at Frosted Designs it is all about Techniques.  This week we want to see what everyone's favorite techniques are and see how you use them.  Head over to Frosted Designs to see all the awesome techniques and projects from the rest of the design team.  For my technique I chose to use one that I have been using a lot lately.  I went with masking.  Masking really is such a fun technique that really gives your projects a great look.  I used 2 different types of masking.  The first was on the background paper I masked with a Glimmer Screen and Tattered Leather Glimmer Mist.  The second type was using a Tim Holtz Mini Mask and Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink to the left of the photo.

Of course this is another one of my trash the dress layout.  I had so much fun taking them and I am having just as much fun scrapping them. 

Monday, March 1, 2010

Catching Up!

Yikes I am behind on my blogging.  Life got a little hectic and I haven't been able to post in awhile.  So enough with the excuses and on to the crafty goodness.  My first project was for Frosted Designs 2 Fridays ago!  I know that is like forever in blogging time!  We were supposed to use plaid and polka dots on the same project.  I made this birthday card for my father in law.


The second project I have is a layout I made with an old photo of my husband.  He is a writer and this photo reminds me of a photo on the dust jacket of a book.  This past Friday at Frosted Designs we were supposed to make a project using our own handwriting.  I hand wrote part of the title and the journaling.