Thursday, November 22, 2007

Weeks 5 and 6 of Scrap That Tune / Exciting News!!!

Here are my Weeks 5 and 6 layouts for "Scrap That Tune" over at Scrappy Giraffe Kits. I can't believe that we only have two weeks left!!!

Week 5:

Song: Crazy
Mission: Scrap the title/use the sketch
Photos: Three...combo black and white/color
Extra: Buttons (handmade out of paper and floss w/inked edges
Other: Felt letters, flower, gems
Techniques: Doodling, hand-stitching, inking, homemade buttons; Popped up the center color photo by backing with chipboard.
Journaling: "Sometimes you drive me CRAZY. We like to be CRAZY. CRAZY 4 U."

Week 6:

Song: Bad Day
Mission: Title, Artist (see blow up pic), Lyrics, Sketch
Scrap Design: Monochromatic
Bonus: Pipecleaners
Other supplies: Patterned paper, transparencies, chipboard, rubons, ink, brads, eyelets, fiber (arrow)
Special techniques: Doodling, inking, handcut title, handcut custom border, black and white photo with custom colored sling

Exciting News!!! I was selected to be on the design team for Express Yourself , my favorite LSS!!! I'm very happy and look forward to creating for Amy and her store. The rest of the team is super nice and I'm happy to work with them!!!

Happy Thanksgiving, All!!! :)

Sunday, November 11, 2007

Week 4 of Scrap That Tune

My Week 4 project for "Scrap That Tune" over at Scrappy Giraffe Kits was super fun to make.

Here's what I did:

I chose to use "The Joker" by The Steve Miller Band this week. Very challenging, but I was able to make it work for me.

Also used patterned paper, bling, letter stickers, tag, buttons, brads, eyelets, transparencies, scrappers rings, glue dots, and magnets. Techniques include embossing, doodling, stitching, and inking. Flowers are handmade out of paper. Album is handmade out of chipboard sheets, as well.

TFL! :)

Thursday, November 1, 2007

Weeks 1, 2, and 3 of Scrap That Tune contest at the Scrappy Giraffe

So I joined this REALLY fun contest at Scrappy Giraffe Kits. It's called "Scrap That Tune"! Each week we are given a choice of three different songs to use as a foundation to scrap a layout. Each song is assigned a different point total. We are also given choices to scrap as much or as little of the song as we see fit. Generally, the more you stick to the song theme, the higher the points. We also have design choices to make with different point levels. Each week there is a given bonus ingredient that gives us extra points if we use it on our layout. There is also a secret ingredient that will earn points as well. At the end of the week, the person who earns the most votes from their peers and from the design team will earn even more points. This is a very challenging and fun contest!!!
Here's what I did for Week 1:

I chose to use "Don't Blink" (5 pts); I used the sketch and scrapped a few lyrics (4 pts); I used two different mfg patterned papers (Prima and MME) and ribbon (see the flower) (4 pts); I used felt underneath my journaling strips (2 pts).

Total = 15 pts

Journaling is visible in close-up.

Large picture is my high school graduation photo, taken in 1986. Small photo is from 2007.

This is my layout from Week 2:

"You're Beautiful" - 5 pts
Song title and at least two lines of lyrics - 5 pts
Handcut title and buttons - 5 pts
Glitter - 2 pts
Total = 17 pts

Lyrics used: "I saw an angel, of that I'm sure. You're beautiful, it's true."

I made a hand-drawn and cut title, swirls, and flower greenery out of Sugar-Coated paper. The flowers are made out of felt and embroidered with button details. I used a Heidi Swapp wing stamp for the wings. I just used glue and glitter instead of ink. I made a fiber and glittery floss border and used some beads for added interest. Some star brads round out the details added. My journaling is around Samantha's photo. Supplies: Patterned paper: Creative Imaginations; Sugar-coated paper: Doodlebug; Wing stamp: Heidi Swapp; Glitter: DecoArt; Embroidery floss: DMC; Pen: Signo Uniball; Other: felt, buttons, fiber, staples, glue dots, gold star brads

And, lastly, here is Week 3's layout:

Another Day in Paradise – 3 pts
Scrap at least 10 lines of lyrics (see around photo and title) – 5 pts
Patterned paper from stamp + memorabilia – 5 pts
Ink on flowers – 3 pts
Total = 16 pts

Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics; Corrugated cardboard; Metal mesh and letter stickers: Making Memories; Mica: Magic Scraps; Flowers: Prima; Stamp: Label Tulip; Brads: American Crafts; Snaps: Junkitz; Ink: Ranger Industries; Pens: Signo Uniball, Staedtler; Other: colored pencils, staples, and glue dots. Photo by
Memorabilia: American Idol concert ticket. I thought provided a little irony, given the topic.
Journaling: When life gets me down, I only have to think about those that don’t have the comforts that I do…food, shelter, income, love.

I can't wait to see what amazing challenges are in store for me for the remaining five weeks!!!