Friday, February 18, 2011

No Patterned Paper

This week at Frosted Designs our challenge for you is to make a project using no patterned paper.  I must say this was a huge challenge for me this week.  I am a patterned paper fiend.  I do very little without patterned paper.  In fact I can much more easily get rid of cardstock than patterned paper.  So what's a PPaholic to do?  Try to make your own and alter regular cardstock so much that it starts to resmemble pattern paper.  That is what I did this week.  I started with cardstock and I inked, masked, spritzed, misted, and distressed to my heart's content and I must say that I am pretty happy with the outcome. 

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Crop time

This Friday I went to a crop at Archiver's with a few friends and had a great time.  As an added bonus I also got 3 layouts done!  I haven't been doing a whole lot of scrapping lately so I was very happy with my three layout and I think they all turned out quite well.

My first layout is for this week's challenge at Frosted Designs.  This week we are challenging you to use the word Love on your project.  I created a layout with my husband and I from our trip this past August to Maine.  I absolutely love the rub-on under the photo.  It says "If pictures are worth a 100 words then why do yours leave me speechless".  Talk about sappy, huh?  Well I guess I better just admit it...I am a big sap.

My second layout that I did is from our trip this summer to Texas.  It was my brother in law's high school graduation and I did a layout about the graduate himself.  

Finally I did a layout that was a long time in coming.  I finished the final layout of my trash the dress photos.  I have been putting this one off for quite awhile because I didn't want to be done quite yet.  I just loved working on this album so much.  It was fun to just go all out with the pages just like I did in the photos.  Such a great time.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Pink, Red & White

It is now February and Valentines is looming large in the near future.  This week at Frosted Designs your challenge is to get in that lovable spirit and use ONLY pink, white and red on your project this week.  Now I will fully admit that I am not the biggest fan of Valentine's Day.  It tends to feel a little to forced and there is just too much pressure to have a romantic day.  So for my project I chose to be a little more practical than lovey, but still with a little whimsy thrown in.  I have been needing a small file folder for some documents for work for awhile.  I was wandering around the Stationary department at Target trying to think of what to do for this project when I saw these file boxes for $3.  It came in white.  Perfect!  So I altered it to bring in to work for a little function and decoration.