Monday, July 26, 2010

Capturing Mountains

I recently did a swap on a non-crafting related message board that I belong to.  The swap was to exchange local goodies to help someone learn about your area of the country.  Most people were sending food related items in their swap, but I was having some difficulty coming up with anything for Colorado.  We don't really have a local food unless you want to count Rocky Mountain Oysters and I wasn't too keen on sending those to my unsuspecting swap buddy.  That would just be kind of cruel.  I did end up sending some food from local all natural food companies here in Colorado, but I didn't think that was enough.  One thing that Colorado is really know for is our gorgeous mountains.  We are VERY proud of our mountains and pretty much think that they make Colorado on of the prettiest places on Earth.  So I wanted to send something that represented the mountains, but not just a photo or a rock.  What's a girl to do?  I finally figured it out... Why not make a set of blank cards with a mountain theme and some natural hand made papers.  So I set to work.  I had some hand made paper that I have had sitting around for years that I broke out and I also broke out my Bosskut Gazelle to cut out some leaves and mountain shapes.  I decided the best thing to do to make the mountains was to create a stencil with my Gazzelle and spray them on with Glimmer Mist.  I am really happy with how they turned out and I hope my swap buddy enjoys the cards.

Friday, July 23, 2010

Bursting into Song

This week at Frosted Designs the challenge is super awesome!  Why is it so awesome you ask...well because I am hosting it and I came up with it.  So this week I challenge you to use some song lyrics on your layout card or project.  Let us know the artist too so we can get to know some great new music.

For my layout I used Sarah Mclachlan's song "Loving You is Easy".  The lyrics say "loving you is easy, loving you is wonderous, shout it from the rooftops"  I have really been enjoying this song on her new album so when I went to scrap this photo of my husband I felt it was a perfect fit.

Friday, July 16, 2010

Border Punches

Border Punches are so much fun and add a really great element to a layout, card or project.  I only have two right now, but I sure do use the heck out of them.  This week at Frosted Designs we are challenging you to bust out those border punches for your project this week.  Head on over and see what the rest of the design team has done.

For my layout I used the Fiskars Effervescence punch.  This is a layout about my grandma's 80th birthday party.  We threw her a surprise party and had a weekend full of celebration with family from out of state.  Notice the banner in the picture on the left....I made that for her.  It was a lot of work, but also a lot of fun.

Friday, July 9, 2010


This week at Frosted Designs our challenge for you is to use felt on a layout, card or project.  I have had tons of felt ribbon laying around and this gave me a great excuse to actually use some!  Head over to Frosted Designs to check out the other projects from the design team.

I used the Little Red Scrapbook June Kit for this layout.  I am loving this kit.  It's colors are just beautiful and all the papers fit so well with my style.