Tuesday, September 30, 2008

Week 3 - Top Designer

Wow!! I am so excited to announce that I have made it through Class 3 - Less is More in the Bad Girls Academy! We are down to 95 students now, I think. Here is the LO I made with a clean and simple look.

I actually love it, even though it very different than what I usually create. Minnie and Winnie is a song that I always sang to Emma when she was a baby - she still loves it and she is learning the words. It is a poem by Tennyson - I will try to find the lyrics and add it to my post later. Look at that little thumb!
So on to Class 4 Embellishing! And I have been working on my LOs for the October Kit from Scrapmuse - some yummy Websters!! :) I'll share some later on! Hope everyone is having a good week and see you soon! :

Tuesday, September 23, 2008

Fall Festival Online Crop

We are having a Fall Festival Online Crop on Saturday at Scrapmuse and I wanted to invite you to join me and see the great classes, prizes and fun and games that will be going on! It will all begin at 8AM - 10PM (EST).

I will be doing some online make & takes and classes from 2-4 (EST). Here is a sneak of what I am teaching!

Quilting 101 - Very simple and fun technique to create a layer that looks like a quilt for your LOs.
Make & Take - Distressed Paper Flowers and help me title this LO:

I'll also have some games and will be giving away 50 points which are redeemable in the store!

Hope to see you there! :)

Monday, September 22, 2008

Round 2 - Top Designer

Whew!! Made it through Round 2 of Top Designer at Bad Girls. The 2nd challenge was mixing pattern paper and colors. I think there were 187 entries this week. Here is mine:

I hate to sound like a broken record but we are still recovering from this cold thing that I had, now Emma and now Mark. Don't you hate it when it hits everyone in the family!

I've been working on some LOs that I really love this weekend for some classes I am doing at Scrapmuse next weekend for the Fall Festival Crop. I'm going to post some sneaks and details tomorrow. Hope some of my blogging friends can come over and check it out! There will be lots of prizes and fun and games for all! :)

Wednesday, September 17, 2008

September LOs for Scrapmuse

I had fun creating with the September kit from Scrapmuse this month!

I just love how this picture captured the bubble in front of Emma's face and her intent look! She loves bubbles and asks almost every day to blow some! lol I tried to continue the look of bubbles by stamping some random circles with a foam stamp and placing the title on the acrylic tag. Some machine stitching finished off the final details.

Em and my mom looked so cute together in this picture. My mom kept mentioning to me how much she liked it - so this LO is going to her to frame. I painted the background cardstock with brown acrylic paint to get the right color and texture. I punched some flowers from the distress paper I made (see earlier post) and some over stamped cardstock. Love the way the border punch finished the edges of the blue paper but wish I could figure out how to make the corners match up better. (A math whiz I am not)

I love to visit St. Johns Cathedral in Savannah. It is truly majestic and has such amazing architecture.

These photos are from our trip to see the Backyardigans Live. Em is performing the Mighty Knights march during intermission. I used a charcoal pencil to shade and outline on this LO. I love how the crepe paper ribbon framed the title.

Thanks for letting me share my LOs with you! :)

Monday, September 15, 2008

Top Designer Class 1

Whooo!! I made it through on the first cut of Top Designer on Bad Girls! The first class was to show at least 2 examples of layering on your LO. Here is my entry:

Of course I think I went a little overboard with the layers, but you know me! lol I took these pictures of Em when she was about 15 month and just love them. She was so proud of her messy face and thought she was very funny!

I crumpled and distressed my paper layers and did some layered floral embellishments with bling, tulle, and flowers. Here is a close-up of some of the detail:

I guess there were about 200 people in the class and there will be 6 total with eliminations each week. Wish me luck! :)

Saturday, September 13, 2008

September at Scrapmuse

Well, it seems like a quite a while since I checked back into the world of blogging. So, let's see, what have I been doing? First an extended trip to Missouri, where I grew up, getting sick and then finishing up my LOs for Scrapmuse this month. Doesn't sound like much, but it has been slightly crazy - lol. I found this older photo of Em the other day with her little pig tails and just had to scrap it and used the great kit from Scrapmuse this month! Here is the preview for the September kit - I can't believe how much you get with it! It was fabulous to create with. I'll share my other LOs later on. ;)

The distressed paper is a piece of cardstock that I did a tutorial on - you can see all the details here. Just another fabulous technique by Tim Holtz (my fave)! I have step-by-step photos and instructions if you want to check it out.

I am off to visit all of my blogging friends that I have missed the past couple of weeks. Can't wait to see what everyone has been up to! See you soon. :)