Friday, September 25, 2009

Candy Shoppe Designs 'Sweet 16' Blog Hop Layout

I was able to get my layout done today and I am pretty happy with how it turned out. There were 10 steps given for the "Sweet 16' blog hop and I was challenged to try things I don't normally do. For example I used chipboard as my base instead of cardstock and painted around the edge. I even distressed one of my wedding photos for the layout. LOL Who knows maybe I'll even win the Lollipop Guild kit from Studio Calico. The Candy Shoppe Designs blog is fast becoming my favourite place to look for inspiration.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

It's Been A While...

... since I did a digital layout, so I decided to make one for the September Layout Tag at Kindred Creations. I used the 'Antique' kit by Nandinha Menezes Designs that I bought last year from Polka Dot Potato.

I'm also working on a layout for the Candy Shoppe Designs "Sweet 16' blog hop. I am incredibly inspired by the layouts and instructions from their DT, unfortunately the hopping is extremely slow when your are stuck with a dial-up internet connection. Hopefully I will have it finished by the time the blog hop ends on the 28th. I would really love to win the prize of a 'Lollipop Guild' kit from Studio Calico.

Sunday, September 13, 2009

A New Layout

As I mentioned in my last post, I love the Candy Shoppe Designs blog. I did this layout for their 'Striptease 101' challenge using the colour palette and sketch they had posted. I love how it turned out!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

A New Blog and a Birthday Card.

I discovered a new blog this weekend called Candy Shoppe Designs. They have challenges and tutorials and lots of blog candy. I love that the challenges and tutorials are easily doable by all levels of scrappers and I love the inspiration to be had from all of their amazing samples. And did I mention the blog candy? LOL There are also some great prizes up for grabs on this blog! Take a look at this and this and this. Their 1st blog hop is coming up on September 16th and I can't wait to see what they have planned.

I also want to share with you a card I made today for my niece's 13th birthday.

Happy Birthday Katelyn!

Monday, September 7, 2009

Another Toot!

I just found out I was picked as a guest designer for November for the Christmas Cards All Year 'Round blog. I have to admit, I didn't do anything more than submit my name for a draw. LOL But, it is exciting none the less and great incentive to get started on this years Christmas cards.

Basic Grey Toot

I submitted the layout I did yesterday to the Basic Grey Gallery and it was accepted. It has been a while since I've done that and it makes me feel like I finally have my mojo back. Even better I got another layout done today using the September BG sketch. It is another 1st day of school layout for my DD's album.

Saturday, September 5, 2009

I Love Basic Grey!

I can't help it, I just love the distressed look of their papers and their buttons are my favourite to work with. I just finished a layout today with one of my fave lines 'Romani' . I used it as a sample layout for my September Challenge at Kindred Creations. You can check out the challenge here. Also the Craft Critique blog is giving away 3 of the new BG paper packs and all you have to do for a chance to win is post about it on your blog, Facebook or Twitter. Just like I just did. LOL

Here's my layout.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Prima, Prima and more Prima

I love checking out the Prima Blog for inspiration and I certainly found plenty in the Prima Product Picks. It is great seeing what the Prima design team has done with them too.