Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Whatever!?! - Practical Scrappers Rub-On Challenge

The challenge at Practical Scrappers this week is to use rub-ons - one of my favorite crafting tools.  I chose a great "Whatever" rub-on title from KI Memories Pop Culture collection, added some Flip Flop and SEI papers, some George stars, and scattered some buttons here and there to create this simple layout.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Daddy's Little Girls - The Return of Chirper Challenge

Chirper Challenge is back!!!  Dany Poupet, a very talented scrapper from France, is now heading the design team, and there are going to be some wonderful fun challenges coming up!   Check it out!!

My DT submission for the *new* Chirper Challenge is "Daddy's Little Girls".   We were asked to use chocolate brown and pink....lovely combo.  I chose to scrap a vintage photo of my mom, grandfather, and aunt.  I love taking vintage photos and using them in modern layouts....neat feel.   I cut a large (10") flower using the button feature in Paisley.   Added a 7 1/2" circle from George...punched holes...and laced brown ribbon through it.  Added two 6 1/2" semicircles (George) and adorned the seam with an EK Success punch strip (Daisy Chain) and some ivory paper ribbon (Oriental Trading.)  Embellished the flower with more flowers (George), buttons, and butterflies (MS punch.)  The picture has Thickers photo corners added.   The journaling is computer printed on an ivory paper strip in brown...framed with more of that Daisy Chain punch.  Title is American Crafts Remarks stickers for "Daddy's" and "Little"....."girls" is Doodlebug stickers.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

AWW.....Scrappin' Disney!

A year later, I'm starting to scrap those Disney pictures.  I chose one to use for my DT submission for Practical Scrappers.   The challenge this week is to use something you've had in your stash for over a year....well, you know we've all got that.  Hop in and play along!!

I used Prima's Dude collection for the paper, with a generic black/white polka dot background. I love the way this paper just does the work for you.   Used the Goofy from Mickey and Friends, cut at 6", and the title is Thickers. 

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

The Simmons family does Disney! (SOUS March 19 and Paper Popsicles.

After a year, I'm finally working hard on my Disney album. Paper Popsicles has a challenge to use vacation themes this week, and it was the right inspiration.   The sketch at Stuck on U Sketches this week seemed perfect for the title page.  Easy....just some Disney paper (background is Doodlebug), lots of bright color photo mats, some decorative edge scissors, and lots of odd/ends black stickers.   Added a Mickey and Minnie (cut at 3 1/2") for embellishments.  "Disney" is from Mickey Font.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Pretty as a Daisy

Ann-Katrin made this week-end's sketch at Practical Scrappers, and what a beauty it is.   At first, I wanted to make a sun, but then it struck me as looking like a daisy....and off I went to create.  The daisy is from Walk in My Garden, daisy cut at 8" 9" 10"....I cut the petals apart, inked them, and fit them onto an 8" oval (thanks George!).   The pictures are framed on square nestabilites and I added some dimensional daisies with some "blingy" centers.  Title is American Crafts Thickers and a few other leftover stickers thrown in.  Paper is Urban Prairie.   Pictures are of Kati going to her 8th grade dance last spring. 

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Mistletoe Memories

Challenge day at Practical Scrappers and this week's focus is ink/chalks. I really wanted to create faux burnt edges with inks on a piece of music and the old picture of me fit in quite well.  This is probably my favorite baby picture of myself and my cousin Scott.  We were 2 and 4, and obviously, he wasn't too enthralled with me. 

To make the music, I printed "Silent Night" out on plain ivory paper, tore around the edges, and attacked it with my ink.   I used 4 shades of brown.  Starting with the lightest shade, I lightly rubbed the ink toward the midde....then I did the same wiith the next shade, stopping about an inch for the center.  Then I chose the next darkest shade, concentrating on the sides and blending toward the middle.  Finished with a dark (almost black shade) of brown around the torn edge.   Paper is Debbie Mumm...holly leaves are Stretch Your Imagination cut at 2 1/2" and enhanced with MS glitter.   Title is written on an inked Stampin' Up marquee punch.

Monday, March 1, 2010

Parental Advisory - Stuck on U Sketches

Loved the sketch at Stuck on U Sketches this week.  I've had this picture of DH for a long while...wanted to do "He was too old to rock 'n' roll. But, when I saw this great Parental Advisory cut on Indie Art, I couldn't resist.  Added stars from that cartridge as well.   The guitars and all the paper are from DCWV's rock star pack.   Added some MS ribbon at the borders.  Almost everything (all three types of guitars, title, etc.) are hand-cut from the patterned paper.