Punky Scraps Recipe Challenge

A new challenge went live at Punky Scraps yesterday.  This time it was a recipe challenge.  Here were the "ingredients" that our layout/project had to include:
1. use of 3 different punches
2. staples
3. masking
4. chevrons
5. 2 patterned papers
6. 1 photo
I had so much fun with this challenge because I adore every "ingredient" on the list.  I also decided to scrap this super fun photo of my adorable niece and I:
I hope you can play along with us this month.  Head on over to Punky Scraps to see what the other girls created and to link up a project of your own!
Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Echo Park, Lily Bee Design; Alphas: Heidi Swapp; Wooden shapes, Mask: Studio Calico; Punches: EK Success, Paper Source; Diecut heart, Shipping Tag, Coat check tag: Paper Source; Chevron Envelope: Whisker Designs; Twine: My Mind's Eye; Label Sticker: Heidi Swapp; Mist: Tattered Angels


The Studio October Sketch Challenge

One of the coolest things that has happened to me creativity-wise this year was becoming a member of The Studio's Design Team.  I've only been on the team for three months, but I've already been hugely inspired by the other girls and pushed to create new, unique layouts. 

I used to hate being forced to create layouts from sketches, because I didn't always find them inspiring.  It's one thing to find a neat sketch on a blog or another challenge site.  It's entirely different to be told, "you must create something based off of this."  And while I understand that is the point of being on a design team, it can be really hard.  However, our sketch designer, Valerie, has a knack for creating AWESOME sketches, which I love to create from.  Today's challenge is no exception.  Here's the sketch:
 Here is what I created:
And here is a close-up:
As you can tell, I kept pretty close to the sketch.  I adored it...and why should I mess with a good thing?  :o)

I hope you can play along with our challenges this month.  You can check out the other ladies' wonderful creations here.

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Studio Calico; Alphas: Echo Park; Sticker Phrase: Making Memories; Diecut Frame: Studio Calico; Wood Shapes: Studio Calico, Sodalicious; Washi Tape: Target; Mist: Tattered Angels


Halloween layout

Hey, everyone!  I wanted to pop in real quickly and share a layout that I made for Halloween.  I always love playing with Halloween-themed products.  The colors are always so awesome: orange, purple, lime green....LOVE!  Here is what I created:
Thanks for stopping in.  I hope you enjoy your work week.  :o)

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Border stickers, Ribbon, Dimensional stickers, Alphas: Doodlebug Design; Stamp: Hero Arts/Studio Calico; Paint: Apple Barrel


Punky Scraps October

Hey, all!  Happy, happy weekend!  :o)

As of yesterday, a new challenge is up at Punky Scraps.  It is an image-based challenge.  The image featured a lot of fun make-up products.  Here is my layout:
Fun fact: my polka dots and border details are painted on with fingernail polish.  I didn't have any paint with me when I made the layout, so I had to get creative!

I hope you can play along with us.  To see the image and the other ladies' wonderful creations, view the challenge post here.

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, Simple Stories; Wood shapes, Word bubble: Studio Calico; Alphas: Echo Park


Let's Go Hokies!!

Hey, everyone!!!  If you had a long weekend, I hope you enjoyed it.  I used some of my extra time to scrap a bit.  Here is one of the pages that I created:
E & I have been to a few different college footall games over the years (Iowa a few times, Duke, Tulane (our alma mater, which is not a school really known for its sporting abilities)).  He has a good friend who is a VA Tech grad, so of course when we we offered to tickets to the game, we had to go.  And it was a blast.  Blacksburg, VA is absolutely gorgeous - especially this time of year.

What fun fall activities have you been up to recently??

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Echo Park, American Crafts; Alphas: Echo Park; Wood Shapes: Sodalicious, Studio Calico; Diecut frame: Studio Calico; Enamel Dots: My Mind's Eyes; Button: Bella Blvd


The Studio - Family Challenge

Good morning, everyone!  The first October challenge for The Studio is up this morning!  Today's challenge is all about family, which is actually a pretty broad category, if you think about it.  Here is my layout:
I decided to focus on the fact that I added four amazing people to my family the day Eric & I got married: Eric, his parents and his sister.  And then his sister got married 3 weeks after us and I added 2 more awesome people to my family: her husband and his daughter...but I don't have a picture of that whole group that also includes my parents.  Needless to say, though, I am blessed with awesome people in my life!

I hope you can play along with The Studio this week.  The prize this month is from Teresa Collins!  And, as always, the design team's layouts are all inspirational.

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill, DCWV; Patterned Paper, Diecuts, Alphas: October Afternoon; Paper Borders: Doodlebug Design; Felt Flowers: Queen & Company


Currently Craving - Halloween Edition

Seriously?!  I cannot believe it's October!  Where on Earth has the year gone?  Oh, well.  I might as well embrace it.  Here's a collection of some fun Halloween-y projects to try this month: