Tuesday, April 30, 2013

The Paper Loft April Sketch Challenge

I absolutely love this dragonfly paper!  Dragonflies are a favorite of mine.  I used the Creative Memories border maker system to create the decorative strip.  I layered Paper Loft paper with card stock for the ribbons and titles.

This is one of the best pictures of the boys just foolin around on top of Lookout Mountain.

I painted these small wooden dragonflies then misted them with walnut ink.  Finally, I used a pen to create some details and added pearl bling for eyes.

Sunday, April 28, 2013

The Scraprack Organizational Challenge

Tiffany Spaulding's 2013 Organizational Challenge has entirely changed my paper crafting!  With her system, I have began to overhaul my "have-a-lot" paper and stamp collection.  She has a very well thought out system that accommodates the have-a-little's and the have-a-lots.  First is to sort the papers, themes and calendar year are other sections but my favorite and most revolutionary part is the Rainbow section.  Instead of having scraps, borders, and various size papers organized by size or "collection", I have put them all in a selection of iris containers sorted by colors.  I ended up with way more than the 7 colors of the rainbow.  Plus, you need browns, tans, white, black and I have a black & white/grey.  I have also split up the blues into blues, indigos, and teal/turquoises.  The greens are brights and dark/olives then there is pink and metallics.  Below are some pictures of my sorting.  After paper organization comes embellishments which some of my photos include.

You can find the videos on thescraprack.com

Beginning to sort 12x12 sizes...

I did still keep the "mat" sizes in there own containers.  They don't store as well in the iris containers.




Bright greens




black & white/greys



Thursday, April 4, 2013

Creative Memories Candy Shop Summer Layouts

I could not wait to use the new Creative Memories Candy Shop Power Palette.  I was a little worried about using all the pink since I have boys, but the pink float in the pictures was really set off by the pink and the blues were great with the water in the pool.

I used the Candy Shop sticker letters for the title just layering on punched squares and chalking the edges with pink.