Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Ugly Paper Challenge

So I have been MIA most of this year on here, but I did finally manage to upload a layout I recently completed for an Ugly paper challenge. I haven't scrapped in so long and I enjoyed every minute of it.

Here are the "ugly" papers I recieved and "ugly" embellishment:

I loved the dragonfly paper and the mermaid paper made me laugh since it went along with my screen name on scrapbook.com so well :)

After some hunting through pictures and playing with paper options I decided to scrap "Along the River". Last year I went out to lunch with one of my best friends and afterwards we went to a park area along the river. Here is the layout I created to capture the day:

I used the dragonfly paper as part of the background. To dull the colors of the bright papers I sanded the edges and center with an nail buffer. I made a small rosette out of the dragonfly paper as well and inked the edges.

The mermaid paper was a challenge. I decided to make my rosettes out of this paper and inked the edges with a button center. I also pleated the title background and hand stitched it on one side to keep it together. I used letter brads to create my title.

I love the way this came out and I can't wait to do this challenge again next month as well as find some more time to scrap!

Happy Scrapping :)

Friday, July 8, 2011

Quick update for now...

Been really busy and still without internet at home. I don't think I miss it as much as my hubby does until I have the need to blog or post pictures online. Hopefully soon I will be able to do it at home, until then I'll have to remember to bring my laptop to hubby's work and get some stuff up on here finally.

I've been working on wedding invitations, graduation invitations, cards and a mini album I'm itching to post on here...SOON!!

The garden is growing again this year and as always that days seem to fly past me.

I'm hoping to get my stationary/scrapping business officially registered with the state and online so I can market myself and start making some more$$$ :)

Until next time....
Happy Scrapping