Sunday, September 27, 2009

Whimsical Scraps and Bugs Challenge

The blog hop challenge at Whimsical Scraps and Bugs was to make a bag topper. So this is what I made:

Whenever I go to SD to visit the family, Gavin always attacks my purse looking for gum. So I thought for his birthday present I would fill a baggie with gum just for him.

Chirper Challenge Blog

The blog hop challenge at Chirper Challenge was to make a card the uses the word sweet or an image that reflects sweet, Stamping and glitter. So I made this card for my nephew, TJ, who has a birthday this week.

It is also for the card sketch challenge over at A Cherry On Top.

Peachy Keen Blog Challenge

The blog hop challenge at Peachy Keen was to make a card based on their sketch:

So I made this card for my cousin who just had a baby last weekend.

Practical Scrappers Challenge

The blog hop challenge at Practical Scrappers was to use a die cut on your project. The frame around the photo is a die cut that I have had forever and discovered in my stash tonight.

Just Buggin Challenge Blog

The blog hop challenge at Just Buggin was to alter a die cut on your project. I had these die cut brackets from My Mind's Eye which I covered in buttons for Gavin's birthday card. I stamped Gavin's name and the Happy Birthday, but they didn't come out very good, so I thought i would just color over them with a blue marker....but I don't like how it turned out. So I may have to re-do before his birthday :-)

Scrapfit Blog Challenge

The blog hop challenge at ScrapFit was to make a happy fall card. Here is my attempt.

The Crafting Pot Challenge Blog

The blog hop challenge at The Crafting Pot blog was to make a layout going "old school". So I went pretty basic. I used a plate and bowl to trace the large circle shape and then cut it out. Then the green circle dots I hand cut out of the back side of the orange paper. Used basic black stickers for the title and had this quote just laying around.

This is my 2nd nephew, Kellan.

Scrapbooks & Stuff Blog Challenge

There is a blog hop going on right now with different Challenge Blogs. It is fun to discover new challenge blogs since I really like to use challenges for a starting point for my layouts.

This is for the Scrapbooks & Stuff challenge. They challenged us to use this sketch:

And here is my interpretation - My Niece, Georgia, being her Diva self :-)

I also made this for a challenge over at A Cherry On Top to use heat embossing. So I did the flowers on the black chipboard letters.

Thanks For Looking!!

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Some recent layouts

Well, I have been bad about uploading the layouts I have made recently. So sorry about the photo heavy post!!! Most of these were made for the September challenges at A Cherry On Top.

My newest addition

Well, I finally did it...I got a kitten. I have been wanting one for a while to keep me company and I finally decided to do it. I was worried about him being alone on weekends when I travel to South Dakota, but David convinced me that if I left enough water and food, he would be just fine. So I did it. I found a listing on craigslist and went to meet the kittens today. There were quite a few, but this was by far my favorite. The woman who had them was just so nice!! I spent about 30 minutes seeing all her cats and seeing her potbelly pigs. So he has been roaming around the apartment trying to figure things out. He also spent ALOT of time napping on my chest, shoulders and scrapbooking desk. We even took a nap together this afternoon. I haven't named him yet...I told David he could pick a name since he is much more clever than I am in that area. I am gonna hate to leave this little guy tomorrow when I go to work.

Here are some photos...he is actually a little darker orange than it looks in the photos: