Sunday, October 16, 2011

Layout #57 and Cards #17 & #18

I went to a crop yesterday put on by my (somewhat) local scrapbooking store, Creative Accents, and it was a big one!!! I was able to get a ton done, see all the Design Team members again (great gals, all of 'em!) and eat too much. On the way home in my husband's 23 year old truck with no radio, I was able to reflect on the last time I went to a full-day crop, and I remember it was in the middle of a Yukon winter, probably 4 years ago, and I pulled my crop bag to the church in a sled, haha! If that isn't evidence of a scrapbooking obsession, I don't know what is!
Here's one of the layouts I created, and I love how it turned out! I used a sketch from 4x6 Photo Sketch blog, and some foam thickers and twine from our crop goodie bag. The stripe paper and label are from a full pack of Studio Calico papers I chose as a door prize (score!)
And here's a close up of some details:
Supplies: Bazzill cardstock, Scenic Route and Studio Calico patterned paper, American Crafts Thickers, Twinery twine, Prima flowers, 7 Gypsies brads, Creative Memories pen
I was also able to participate in some Make 'n' Takes to make these super cool cards for Christmas - I kind of want to keep them for myself! Maybe if I keep them out for a while, just to look at, I'll be able to part with them eventually! This one was designed by the folks at Whipper Snapper stamps (I believe):
That shadow on the birdie's head is from a piece of mica stuck on the window, oops! Then there's this one using some new Basic Grey paper and die cuts from Tim Holtz - a very easy design that anyone could easily mass-produce:

And that's all (for now) folks! Puppy and baby are sleeping, boys are hunting, and Ailis is watching Cinderella, so I'm going to see if I can take part in a couple of blog hops. Oh, and while I'm here, I want to remind you to GET YOUR ORANGE PROJECTS IN AT CREATIVE ACCENTS CHALLENGES!!! YOU COULD WIN A FABULOUS PRIZE!!! Haha, was that enough of a hint?


  1. Brenna is so adorable!!! Your layout is gorgeous!! I love the bright colours!! My hubby just got back from a week of hunting maybe life won't be so hectic this week!! Thanks for the heads up on the challenge!! I went and linked up and added Creative Accents to my side bar so I can see when new challenges come up (:

  2. Love the title on this! It's from Winnie the Pooh isn't it? The pictures are adorable and the colors you chose really showcase them. Beautiful make and takes!

  3. So good to see you yesterday at the crop and get to chat a little bit.. Love the layout. And we did have fun with the Make and Takes.. Hopefully see ya soon..Take Care

  4. WOW some great projects you have here!! The cards are great and I'm the same way. I need to look for a few days, or weeks, before I can give something up but then I'm fine. LOL!!!

  5. Glad to hear that you got out to a crop! They are so much fun and we deserve the "me time"!! Your layout and cards are adorable. I just popped over to Creative Accents and became a follower there!

  6. Sounds like your crop was a lot of fun (just as they should be!) Love your layout, the bright colours, the title and the cute photos of Brenna. The Christmas cards are fab too, love the birdie one with seed - great idea!

    Hugs, Carole xxx

  7. Such a sweet layout, great pics!! I love both the cards but I think the bird one is my favorite!

  8. Ok really,,,,this is sooooo super cute. How funny these kids love doing downward dogs eh??? If i ever get my s@*% together i'll get a page done too...I love how you journal...i have scrapbook pages done with no writing..i have no idea what to say...Love it..thanks for the awesome comments on my blog...your the best. kim