Monday, 2 September 2013

Labor Day with layouts

Happy Labor Day folks!

Can you believe that it is already September???
I can't believe how CRAZY it has been in my life---absolutely no time for crafting whatsoever! Which, as you may understand, drives me crazy! For a couple of

So, yesterday, I had a chance to dust off my supplies and get crafty.

I completed a few layouts. YAY ME!

I also accomplished a couple of challenges. Double YAY!

So, without further adieu, here are my creations.

I followed a recipe challenge, found over on the Paper Lovers Studio. The recipe: 3 patterned papers, background stamping, a punched shape, and your handwriting.

Check, check, check, and check!

I broke out papers from Pink Paislee Nantucket collection (papers are absolutely GORGEOUS!), the cardstock is from Ranger Distress Collection; Butterfly stamp is from MME 'My Girl' collection, Jillibean Soup letters ('little'), Studio Calico ('girl'), Jenni Bowlin notebook paper, heart die cut is from MME, '3' is fro October Afternoon, and the heart is TH Grungeboard, inked with Hero Arts Neon pink.

I am also linking up this layout to :Paper Playtime Ch#18...Use 3 different papers. Even though they only ship to US address, in case I win, I'm out. But oh well! It's all in fun!

My second layout is also based on the same recipe, but I forgot to background stamp, which I only realized after I was finished. Bummer! But, I am still pleased with it.
I was also doing this layout for another challenge over on "Just Us Girls" Challenge.
I try to participate as often as I can. This week uses distressing techniques. Which in my case, was done by my turquoise WRMK sweetheart inker (love that l'il guy!)
Another collection I broke into, and I just love the colors. This collection is Fancy Pants Designs 'Park Bench'....another fabulous collection. Look at the colors! Everything is from FP, except the tags in the bottom right and top left corner---those are from MME. 'Play' ticket is from Tim Holtz.

My final layout was done after my DD had another tantrum yesterday. And feeling 'yucky' after she finally fell asleep, I created this layout of her. It was kind of an eye opener for me....and heart wrenching.
This layout was done with Echo Park 'Sweet Girl' Collection. This is such a fun collection! I used various letters from American Crafts ('I'), EK Success (Scrabble letters 'SEE'), and Making Memories ('MYSELF'), Cardstock is from Ranger.

That's it for me today. I hope to get some more crafting done. It's going to be another crazy week for me, so I'm hoping to get my creative juices depleted...ha!

On another note: Want a chance to win some Faber Castell goodies??
Want to see some awesome creations?? Check out Alexandra's blog...and maybe you'll get lucky! My fingers are crossed!

Be safe. Get crafty.

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Marisa said...

Wonderful set of layouts! Thanks for joining us at Just Us Girls this week.

snappy scrappy said...

Super cute LO's...thanks for playing along with us at Paper Playtime!!