Just starting the show and tell thread. Post all of your work here, challenge related or not.
Paper piecing challenge
someone needs to make sure there are no pigs flying past their windows b/c I have finished my 2nd layout of the day (I'm up to 1 paper, 1 digi) which DOUBLES my productivity of 2009!!!
This one wasn't for any particular challenge, so I thought I'd share it here:
(decided this needed to be a 2-pager)
Gwen ... thank you SO MUCH for encouraging me to jump in here today. I've got to work the rest of the weekend, so I'm probably done. But it feels SO GOOD to have done something creative today. Makes me dread my weekend work that much less.
Here's Natalie's birthday card
And my layout for my sketch challenge
I wanted to stitch around the birds but my machine doesn't have the right stitch (and my hand drawn ones don't look right).
Funny looking at these with Jack at the same exact age.
For the anything challenge.
My 2.5 hour layout .... the layout itself took about 45 minutes (probably less, actually). the titles for each quadrant took a lot longer. I cut so many versions, the font is so thin that my letters were breaking apart.
The beauty of this layout is that it replaces the four layouts on my to do list. One layout per quadrant!
First, I want to show you my inspiration - this was in the current Parents magazine.
And the layout
Half Time Challenge (also counts for portrait challenge)
I did mine in about 35-40 minutes (had to take a break for dinner). I'm like Angie, this is so simple that it's sad it took me so long. Most of my time was spent looking for the right papers.
And a close up of the bears
Finally did this. Thank you so much for this challenge - as a result, I scrapped photos that I had forgotten about.
Kit is a RAK download from Aug 08
You had your first day of school today! You were so excited about it. You gave your teacher a hug when you got there. And when I picked you up, your teacher said “we could tell that Natalie has been to preschool before, she's such a good listener. She was the only child to listen the entire class”. What good news! Of course, they were surprised to find out that it really was your first day ever. You really enjoyed it but you told me that you really missed me.
Kit is Childhood by Jessica Dixon except for butterfly, that's by Kristin Cronin-Barrow
Another scraplift. This kit is Swirly Things by Melany Violette
For the procrastination station challenge
The picture is 15 years old. I still can't believe I graduated college that long ago! (on top of that, I did an extra year because I changed my major a few times, I really should have been class of '94)
Here are my creations.
Anything goes challenge
And now a few Valentines
And another one for the portrait challenge. :
#8 & #10
everyones work looks great!
portrait challenge (will get a better pic tomorrow)
slogan (and early bird!) challenge
slogan challenge (#2)
something new challenge
The nearest Michael's/AC Moore is about an hour away from me so I didn't get out today for adhesive. Decided to come back to the digi stuff I had downloaded and never used.
I had PS Elements on my desktop, but we got a virus and had to wipe everything clean. DH reinstalled it for me and this is the first time I've used it since dd1's first bday invites (last April!!)
Seeing the layouts beside each other makes me notice some things that really annoy me that I will probably go back and change (make the turkey's the same size or only use it on one page/move the journaling box to the bottom right corner on Part 2/make sure the red frame boxes are the same size on both pages/etc.etc.)
At any rate, I'm okay with them for being my first real try at it! Think I will try to keep my next one with a simpler background!!!
Trina (or other digi scrappers) - not really sure how to link or acknowledge the kits I used...I think I need a better method for keeping it straight myself! Do I just need to say who's kits they are? These were all free downloads from a link that Carrie posted a while back from a contest, I believe. I think *most* of the stuff came from Simply Shan Designs: What a Turkey
Here is what I used for the Procrastination Challenge:
It is Shabby Princess Festival and maybe a few things from SP Promises
And I didn't have a lot of flowers downloaded (so I used hearts) and no brackets (just staples!), but this is what I would have submitted for the Sunshine Challenge:
Not the picture I started with at all, but anyway. Most of the embelishments are KHadfield Little Hearts - I can identify the other things if anyone is interested!
Oh, and I am totally embarrassed to put my digi stuff here near Trina's! Hehe :pinkelephant:
Here is what I tried to do for the professional photo, but I don't think the photo is 5x7 in proportion to my page. Anyway:
Shabby Fall - Scrapberry-Striped Paper/Shabby Princess - Festival - Embellishments/PhotoCowGirl - Small Town Girl - Brown Paper
This is my Scraplift. I believe that Pickle N the Middle (?) posted this journaling a LOOOOOOONG time ago, but I had just started coming to this board and didn't make a note of who did what...I only have part of the original saved, but will post it later along with credits for this kit. I hope it's okay that I literally copied it word for word!
Slogan Challenge - GE (General Electric) - We Bring Good Things to Life:
Just for the Anything Page Challenge:
For the Early Bird Challenge:
Okay, here are some Anything Paper Scraps - my first paper scraps in about 10 yrs! I decided to finally do DD1's Portraits Album since I (obviously) already had those pictures printed. I may go back and journal and add more embellishments to some of them later, but I feel like I got a good start. At least they are out of their envelopes in the storage cabinet!
And my first card for the VDay Challenge:
These are the last two from me for this crop! I decided to try paper scrapping again tonight. These are also for her portrait books even though they are just snapshots I enlarged and/or made a collage out of. I would like to add journaling at some point.
edited this one out.. to combine with my other post.
My first completed layout -for the sunshine challenge
For the anything challenge:
No challenge, just cuz
1/2 time layout:
StateChick - sorry, I don't know your first name. You can simply state the deisgner, or the kit and designer, or nothing at all on this board - someone might ask you what it is though, we're pretty open. If you're posting in online galleries you'll need the kit name and designer name, that's about it (most of which you can find in the kit previews or the folder name when you download them). I'm glad you're jumping in! If you have questions about digi, there are a bunch of us here just shoot!
Not a layout, but something accomplished during the crop
State chick, your LOs are GREAT! Never be embarrased to share. We all have our own styles and can learn from each other believe it or not.
Gwen, I LOVE that set of pics of Jack. OMG!! I wish I had done some shots of Griffin with his "boo bear". We have recently retired him. Never thought to get pics with him, but I do still have the bear. Love these. GREAT job!
I updated my original post with a new layout - should we start a new post or add to the old one?
I always add to the old one that way the thread length does not get out of control.
"The happiest place on Earth"...for the Slogan challenge
For the procrastination challenge
"Rooted & Grounded" for the anything challenge.
some baby thank you notes I'm starting on...am going to make alot of these.
all cuts are New Arrivals.
And my friend used her Gypsy to help me come up with this umbrella cut. It's from Sweethearts and she added the letters to it. We are not having a traditional baby shower, but rather a "sprinkle" after Cohen is here. Emphasis on just having a good time for families to visit and see Cohen, instead of gifts. So these will be the invites.
for the slogan challenge:
valentines day project
for "early bird" (doesn't really fit any other category except the anything category)
This weekend is just not working out the way I hoped it would. Hoping the girls nap at the same time tomorrow and I have a little more scrapping time. I got my 2 page LO for week 2 of Project 365 finished tonight. It doesn't fit any of the challenges, but I'm trying to keep up with them and not get too far behind, so I made myself do it first.
Pictures are linked to blog for credits
I made 4 of these baby thank you notes
the images were all cut at 2.5". The greeting is 1 3/4".
image is 2.5", greeting is 1 1/4". The little ducks are 3/4".
giraffes are cut at 3". Greeting at 1 1/4".
All of the above are New Arrivals cuts. I decided to stick to simple and was able to make quite a few last night.
DH's valentine card
the "boxers" are from Everyday Paperdolls. I saw this paper and knew I wanted to cut a pair of boxers from it. "Be my Valentine" is Wild Card
DH's Anniversary Card....we are celebrating 5 years February 17th, so wanted to get the cards out of the way because I don't know if I'll be having a baby by then. This card is probably confusing to most, but we have always dreamed of opening a coffee roasting business/cafe next to our house (whenever we move next). So I wanted to make him a really personalized card...thanks to the ideas from Karen (captainswife) by always making hers' so personal.
house and "Selah Cafe" are from Jubilee, the dove are actually my husband's business logo, so I printed and cut those out. Title is Street Signs. Flowers are Sweethearts.
inside the doors
the two boy cuts are A Child's Year, "family" is Home Accents, the couple is Sweethearts. They are all tiny cuts, so I just stuck with one color, instead of layers.
fireplace is Christmas Cheer, the "coffee" bags are from Old West. LOL, kinda corny, but oh well.
I made this for Maryann, as a thank you for cutting me out the "Sprinkle" umbrellas for my invites.
Got them all done! YAY!
and the envies
on the next three cards I took pics of the matching envelopes with them. They are some of envelopes that my friend made me, so the cards were so fun to put together.
Valentine card using the elephant from Paisley and Love Elsie paper. It makes me happy!
JOURNALING UNDER PORTRAIT CHALLENGE
My goal has been to finish up some old LOs and I am so glad I have. Still have a bunch left so we will see what else I can get done.
before noon Sunday challenge:
also done before noon on Sunday:
To of the cards I've made this challenge.
The present is from the Sweet Treats Cart.
And for the V-day Challenge- these cuts are from the Sweethearts Cart
I could have sworn I posted my pages on here yesterday! oh well... I'm claiming my space.. again!
Here is more from me. I have gotten done more today than yesterday. And 2 2-pagers.
Here's my stuff:
A wedding gift. I am WAY happy with this! (it's kinda hard to see the etched "T" in the background)
First one I have been able to do in a VERY long time! This is for the sketch challenge:
This is one for the half time challenge.
This is one for the scraplift challenge.
This is one for the "anything" challenge
This is one for the Slogan challenge: Slogan by Acura
This one is for the Slogan challenge
linked for credits
my challenge LO's
All I can say is WoW, there's some heavy duty talent here! StateChick, you're in the 8/09 birthboard, too! And someone from MN, where I'm from! Sweet! Love that LO peeking under the door. I had to laugh!
Here's my challenging LO's