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Saturday, April 27, 2013

Art Cart Love! ♥

I just received, assembled, and loaded up my Raskog cart from IKEA. I'm using it to store the majority of my art supplies and was instantly inspired to create a layout about my cart! I used Stephanie's Designer Choice Challenge for my starting point. For this challenge, we had to take a photo of something we've been loving lately (my cart), use one color predominately (aqua), and use "hello" in the title. Here is my take on the challenge.

I actually used paint on my layout! If you're like me and love the look of clothespins, but not the bulkiness, just take them apart and use the decorative side. I just twisted a little twine around it and tied a simple bow to hide the groove where the clip was originally.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Easter 2013

Yesterday I went to an all-day crop and had a wonderful time. I was able to catch up with some friends I haven't seen in ages and had lots of laughs and too much food! You would think I would get a ton accomplished, but I did more socializing than anything. I did start on a 2-page Easter layout, but wasn't feeling super inspired. Today as I was unpacking, I decided to finish the layout. I added some stitching, ink splatters, and a few more goodies, and now I'm pleased with the end result. Most of the products used were from Cocoa Daisy's April kits with a few things from my stash. Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Scrappy Multi-tasking

If you read my last post, you know that I just organized all my UFOs into my albums. Jody at Cocoa Daisy threw out a Sweet 16 Challenge - the challenge was to use 16 elements on a layout. It sounded like the perfect challenge for one of my UFOs. I completed the first page of this layout in 2011! Of course I couldn't find one, little scrap of the paper I had originally used, so I had to get creative and find a patterned paper to compliment my original layout. The new Webster's Pages Modern Romance Collection (Carving our Name) had the perfect color match (I love when that happens!)

I found these adorable Kelly Purkey stamps that came in a Cocoa Daisy kit and thought they would add such a fun element to the page. I stamped the bubble phrases onto blue vellum paper with VersaMark and embossed with various colors of Zing Embossing Powder. I was giddy when I saw how cute they turned out! I then cut the embossed bubbles out and used pop-up dots to give some dimension.

There you have my version of scrappy multi-tasking. I finished a UFO, a challenge, and ended up with a fun 2-page layout!