Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Another Paper Girls Challenge - chipboard

This week's Paper Girls Challenge was to create a project using some of that bare chipboard that is stashed away in your craft room.  I love chipboard, but sometimes I don't know what to do with it.  Do I ink it, cover it with paper, use it many options.  Well, this time I decided to ink it with stamping spot.

The chipboard is a set from OT, with all sorts of shapes and frames.  Then I used SU's Tempting Turquoise, which went perfectly with the paper from EP's Happy Days.  The cardstock is from one of SU's In color lines (I don't remember which year though), and the twine is SU's early espresso.  The sentiment is a rub-on from Deja View.

This was really easy to put together.  I hope you enjoy.

Friday, May 18, 2012

Paper Girls Challenge

So this week's challenge on Paper Girls Challenge Blog was to use this sketch to create a project. 

Normally with a sketch like this I would create a layout, as I have soooooooo many pictures I am behind on.  However, due to time crunch and the fact that I needed some thank you cards for the Sunday School teachers at my church, I decided that this sketch could lend itself very nicely to a card instead.  Here it is:

I used the following to create it:

EP Happy Days 6x6, MM Dilly Dally alpha shimmer, MM creative letters - funky - aquamarine, QuicKutz - Paisley & Diamond Icing Rubons, Recollections cream cardstock, and AC minimarks accents rubons.  It's hard to tell in this picture, but the striped strip is folded/corrugated.  This ended up being pretty easy and quick to put together.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

Spring ATC's

Every couple of months a group of ladies on Crop Chocolate do an ATC swap.  The first time I did this was last spring, and I enjoyed doing them.  However, since then, the timing just didn't work out for me.  But this time when it came up, I decided that I wanted to participate again.  The theme this time was "anything goes" - so I decided to go slightly spring-like with a pick-me-up sentiment to them. 

Then Paper Girls Challenge Blog decided to do a blog hop with extra chances to win an awesome prize coming by entering some ATC's.  Well here I go doing double-duty yet again!!!!

So, I ended up using mostly scraps for these, which unfortunately means I don't remember where everything came from.  I do know that there is some DCWV, some BG, and some MM English Garden.  Then I used the MS butterfly border punch, Fiskars doily border punch, SU star punch, tag punch, Su scallop circle punch, and the SU butterfly punch.  There is also some lemondrop baker's twine, some MM die cuts, and some other die-cuts.  I had a lot of fun making them.  Enjoy!!!

Focus group challenges

So I have been a little remiss in posting my Crop Chocolate Focus Group projects over the last few months.  I just haven't been very consistent about getting them up here.  Shame on me!!!!  Heehee!!!

Well, here you go.  For February's challenge, we were given a recipe of items to use in a project:  a pinwheel, 2 trims/ribbons, 3 colors, and staples.  We didn't have to use them all, but I tried to.  Howeever, I don't own staples that are safe, so I skipped that part.  Instead I used a brad.

CC Products used:  EP Happy Days 6x6, Mm celery ribbon, M fresh anthology picot daffodil ribbon, MM brad - paper reverie metallique.
 Non-CC products used: white cardstock and Mrs. Grossman's stickers.

March's challenge was a photo inspiration.  Amber's DH had made a comment comaring getting excited about scrapbooking to getting excited about a sunset, so she decided that would be our inspiration for that month's challenge.  At first this one was tough.  Of course, I could not find the pictures from the shore (that's about the only place I get the chance to take pictures of sunsets), so I decided to use the colors as my inspiration.  But I went with a somewhat subdued set of colors, which reminded me of MME's So Sophie Graceful set.

Then as I was going through some pictures I had to scrap, I decided to use the pictures of Sam's first days of Kindergarten.  As the basis for my LO inspiration, I used Sketch Inspiration's sketch #310 from due March 10.  For the challenge for SI, I used the sketch pretty much as was and documented Sam's first bus ride to school.

CC products used:  Bazill chips - paisleys, MME So Sophie Graceful paper and journal card and embelllishments, and FP It's the Little Things alpha.
Non-CC products used:  1, 1.25, 2.5 and 3inch circle punches, and SU more mustard ribbon.

Then, for the other half of the LO, which documents Sam's first day at school, I turned the sketch 90 degrees so that the shaped paper looked like a sun setting over the shore (similar to the photo). 

CC products used:  Bazill Chips - paisleys, MME So Sophie Graceful paper and journal card and embellishments.

Non-CC products used:  3inch scallop circle punch, 1inch circle punch, SU elegant eggplant ribbon, K&Co fresh paint die cut chipboard frame, SU tempting turquoise stamping spot, AC thickers - regards - patterned.

More focus group projects soon!!!