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Thursday, April 25, 2013

Amanda's Stitch a Shape Challenge

OK - so at the 2SF blog in February, Amanda issued the challenge to "stitch a shape".  How hard can it be? 

Hard. The answer is very hard. At least when you can't for the life of you draw a danged fish to look at least half as decent as the fish stickers!  So finally I settled on waves. Yep. They are ugly. But you can too!!! 

No seriously though, if you want to "stitch a shape" - use something to trace to place your holes around. Unless you can draw way better than I can!

Supplies: Momenta, Creative Memories, unknown

Oh! I guess you are wondering where this is - Georgia Aquarium - went there for a hospitality thing when I was at the IPPE trade show in Atlanta this year (IPPE is the poultry production expo, how exciting, eh?)

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Shelby's Pile it On Challenge

So over at the Two Scrapbook Friends forum, Shelby issued the challenge to "Pile it on". Aka use a lot of stuff.  Normally, not a problem, but for this one I wasn't sure, so I decided to "pile on" the stitching using my brand new Husqvarna Opal 670. If you're just a scrapper, this machine is likely a little out of your price range, but if you sew too, its a DREAM !!

I even stitched the title using one of the built-in fonts. It didn't work so great in the paper, but its legible. So I stitched the top and bottom borders, around both pieces of Crate Paper paper and the title. Other supplies: American Crafts, Creative Memories and Gutermann (now that's a name you won't see much on scrappy pages!)

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Ann's Sketch March

Isn't this a gorgeous sketch by Ann over at the Two Scrapbook Friends Forum? 
I love how this one turned out, I wasn't sure in the beginning but as long as you keep going with it, it usually turns out fine. 
Supplies are MME, Precocious Paper, Cosmo Cricket, Recollections, Thickers :) 

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Shelby's Sketch - April

This  month at Two Scrapbook Friends, Shelby had this fun sketch to share: 

I decided to flip the sketch so that my photo was more facing inwards.  Supplies are a big jumble on this one, there is some MME, Creative Memories, Recollections, Cosmo Cricket, and Precocious Paper. If you haven't checked her out on Etsy, be sure to drop by!!

Sunday, April 14, 2013

What was up in March...

So still a little behind getting things all sorted, and the renos have gone a bit crazy in the house lately, but good news... almost done!!

Here are the projects I put together in March:

This was for a 2SF challenge to use a frame. I got the frame from the Silhouette store. 

Supplies: MME, Jolee's, Silhouette

This challenge was to use a die-cut. The large bee is one and from the Silhouette store as well. 

Supplies: MME, Jolee's, Silhouette, American crafts, unknown

This was a sketch challenge of a sketch by Christa. 

Supplies: American Crafts, Momenta, unknown

This was Ann's sketch in the month of February, and given my sister was a Valentine's baby, I thought it would be perfect. 

Supplies: Fancy Pants, Momenta, American Crafts, unknown

This was a fun sketch by Shelby. 

Supplies: All unknown!

This was also Shelby's sketch, which I used in conjunction with the "stamp something unusual" challenge, which I stamped with a oranges bag and acrylic paint. Supplies are all unknown.

This one was fun. 

Supplies: American Crafts, Dylusions, Tim Holtz, Cosmo Cricket, Creative Memories

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Wondering where I've been?

Well, its been a hectic few months here, with family drama, a few bereavements, the holidays and a bit of work travelling all thrown in.

February saw me finally getting back into crafting, I completed all the monthly challenges and the Let's Connect Online crop challenges at Two Scrapbook Friends.

The beginning of March threw me for another loop, but I am back, and hope to stay that way.

So here are the projects I completed in February, I'm not going to do a whole post on each since that would just leave you all spammed :)

Shelby's Challenge to use Wood.
Supplies: Momenta, We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts, Kaisercraft (I think), Staedtler
Challenge: Use themed paper for a non-themed layout or vice versa
Supplies: My Mind's Eye, Cosmo Cricket, Creative Memories punch
Jayne's Challenge to Doodle
Supplies: Momenta, American Crafts, Creative Memories, Quickcutz, Versamark, Staedler, Distress Inks

Ann's Sketch
Supplies: MME, Momenta, unknown Watercolors, Distress Inks

Shelby's Sketch
Supplies: MME, Cosmo Cricket, Momenta, Recollections, Distress Inks
Christa's Sketch
Supplies: American Crafts, Recollections, MME

Christa's Youer than You Challenge
Supplies: American Crafts, Momenta, Recollections, Bazzil

Amanda's Sketch
Supplies: MME, American Crafts, Recollections, Creative Memories
Jayne's Sketch
Supplies: Recollections, Creative Memories, Tim Holtz, American Crafts, Cosmo Cricket
Let's Connect Online Crop

Joann's Pinterest Inspiration Challenge
Supplies: Momenta, Recollections, Staedtler

 i____ Challenge
Supplies: Fancy Pants, Recollections, American Crafts, We are Memory Keepers
Facebook Menu Challenge
Supplies: Mister Huey mask, gesso, unknown for all else

Email Challenge
Supplies: Mister Huey mask, gesso, unknown for all else

Instagram Challenge
Supplies: American Crafts, unknown
Scraplift Challenge
Supplies: Momenta, Recollections, We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts, Creative Memories

Twitter Challenge
Supplies: Momenta, Perfect Pearls, Tattered Angels, American Crafts, Momenta