I Said I Wouldn't Do This!

Ok, I was talked into creating a blog to showcase my creativity. I have been resisting this for far too long, but now is the time to finally get the ball rolling.

So here goes. Come with me on my journey into creativity.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Breast Cancer Awareness Blog Hop

One of the ladies on the SOC website is participating in a blog hop in honor of one of the scrappers that was recently diagnosed with Breast Cancer.

So, hop on over to Sharon's blogspot and follow along to see the beautiful artwork that each one of the participants has created to honor Sherry Goodloe.

Breast Cancer Awareness ATC's

I also made these up to give to friends to put on their refrigerator doors.
Images by Bugaboo Stamps ... and I just love this image.


Breast Cancer Awareness Cards

I'm still making and creating all sorts of things to commemorate Breast Cancer Awareness.  Every year, I usually send out emails to all of my female friends with reminders to do their monthly breast exams and to also have their yearly mammograms if they haven't already.  This year, I decided to do it differently.  I've created some cards that are going in the mail to put the reminders right in their face.  This way, they just can't delete it... hopefully they will put the reminder where they can actually see it and take action.

I found these cute Breast Cancer Digi images from Bugaboo .  It was  a series of  7 with matching sentiments.  For this set, I colored the skin tones with Copic Markers , but for everything else I used Glitter Puffy Pants.  The patterned paper is from Making Memories Slice Breast Cancer line.







Bugaboo Breast Cancer Digi Stamps and Sentiments
Making Memory Slice Breast Cancer Paper
Bazzill Cardstock
Glitter Fabric Puffy Paint
Copic Markers
Tim Holtz distress ink
Ribbon from my stash

Monday, October 11, 2010

Another Challenge for Breast Cancer Awareness

In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness month, I will be participating in as many things as possible to keep Breast Cancer Research and Awareness in the forefront of everyone's mind.

Another challenge was posted yesterday on the Scraps of Color website to create a layout scrapping Breast Cancer Awareness.  The details are as follows:
Scrapbook a survivor, someone who has gone before us, someone in the struggle or perhaps just a page to encourage your sistahs to get mammograms, do self-exams or just to honor BC Awareness in general. You decide.
Layouts must:
  • use the color PINK!
  • have a title.
  • have at least 2 cardstock and 2 patterned papers.
  • Must include journaling.
  • Must include ribbon and bling.

Here's my spin on the challenge:

Breast Cancer Challenge Card

October 1st marked the start of Breast Cancer Awareness month.  I am a big supporter of Breast Cancer Awareness and I try to do my part in any way that I can.  Unfortunately, I'm unable to walk in the state Susan G. Komen 3-day 60 mile race, but hopefully next year, things will go my way and I'll be able to particiapate once again.

On the Scraps of Color website, a challenge was issued this past weekend to use a free digi background that was put out by Two Peas In a Bucket and to create a card.
This is my take on the card:

Digi stamp background from Two Peas in a Bucket
Prima and Bazzill Flowers
Ribbon from my stash
Coredinations Gemstone Cardstock
Cricut Cartridge - Pink Journey

Some Birthday Cards

I can't get off this card kick that I'm on.  I know its probably because its so much easier for me to make a card than it is to do a layout.

While browsing one of the magazines looking for inspiration, I saw these cards and decided to make them up.  It featured paper packs that I had and thought, what the heck. The magazine is called Paper Creations and this is from the Fall 2010 edition.

The cards that I created are from page 48 - Elegant Birthday Classics.  There were 3 cards and a scan and print sentiment that was found in the middle of the book.
Here's my take on the cards:

Black Velvet Flower and Diamond Birthday

Birthday in Paris (without Paris... lol)

White Floral and Striped Happy Birthday

DCWV La Creme Stack
Tsuneiko Chalk Ink
Preprinted sentiments
Fiskars Basket Weave Corner punch

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

First Day of School

My grandson is now 5 years old and started Kindergarten this year.  So Grandma had to be there for the big event.  He's so big and think he's grown.  I've not worked on any layouts in a while, so while I was attending a scrapbook retreat 2 weekends ago, this was one of the things that I had planned to do.   I remember when it was announced that there was going to be a little one in my life, I didn't want to be called "grandma".... but now, I proudly wear that title.

DCWV Grade School Stack
Bazzill Cardstock
Cricut Cartridge - Locker Talk
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