Another Trendspotting Layout

Good morning, all!  Happy Monday morning (if there is such a thing, ha!).

If you regularly stop in to my blog, you know that I've been taking a Studio Calico class called "Trendspotting."  The class introduces us to many of the current scrapbook trends and teaches us how to incorporate the trends into our own work without compromising our style.  There is also a weekly challenge that sorta acts like homework. 

This week's challenge was to scraplift either one of the instructors (Lisa Truesdell and Kelly Noel) or one of our fellow classmates.  I chose to scraplift an awesome layout by Lisa.  I wish that I could link up the layout for you all to see, because I really think it's great.

Here's what I created:

I think I managed to keep my own colorful style in tact.  Going into it, the biggest challenge for me was creating that ombre tag, but it ended up being really easy.  All I did was take three different mist colors and paint them on.
Thanks for stopping in...enjoy the work week!
Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Alphas, Labels, Diecut Calendar, Border Stickers: Jillibean Soup; Wood Shapes: Studio Calico; Mist: Tattered Angels, Studio Calico; Washi Tape: American Crafts


Currently Craving - Chevron Edition

Hey, everyone!  Ever since last fall when Target released their special collection made by Missoni, I have had a serious obsession with the chevron pattern.  And, wow, are the lots of cool chevron products out there...hence, this month's installment of "Currently Craving..."
See something you like?  All items are linked below...
1.  Layout by Tina Walker  2. Purse  3.  Paper Bags  4.  Pillow  5.  Dresser  6.  Chair  7.  Blouse  8.  Fabric Hangers  9.  DIY Dinnerware


Trendspotting Layout

Good afternoon, all!!

I have a quick layout to share with you.  I made it for the current Studio Calico class i'm taking.  The class focuses on current scrapbooking trends and we were challenged to add some of these trends into a layout.  I incorporated bits of woodgrain, confetti, triangles and metallics.
I'm also excited about this layout because it's the first time I've used my new Silhouette!  I got one for my birthday a few weeks ago and I used it to cut out the triangle background.

Thanks for popping in and taking a peek at my latest project!

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Alphas: Prima; Tags: Chic Tags; Transparencies: Hambly; Wood shapes: Studio Calico; Sticker: Jillibean Soup; Die Cuts: Studio Calico


August Sketch at The Studio

Hey, everyone!  I hope that you had a nice weekend.  Mine was very laid-back, which I love.  I have a tough work week ahead, so I needed my relaxation time :-)

Yesterday, The Studio posted their awesome sketch challenge for the month. Here is the sketch we had to work with:

And here is my layout:
A little different from my normal work, but I'm loving it.  It was fun getting messy (literally, my hands were covered)...and it was the first time I'd ever really used a mask for misting.

If you have time, hop on over to The Studio to see the other layouts.  They are all pretty amazing...and totally inspiring!

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Crate Paper, Studio Calico, October Afternoon; Diecuts: October Afternoon, Studio Calico; Alphas: Prima; Washi Tape: K & Company, October Afternoon; Rubons: 7Gypsies; Mask: Studio Calico


Punky Scraps Challenge #50

Happy Saturday, everyone!  I hope that you are all enjoying your weekend! 

I wanted to quickly pop in and share the layout that I made for the current Punky Scraps challenge.  For the challenge, we had to use this picture for our inspiration:

And here is what I came up:
Another wedding picture scrapped...yay!  :-)

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Paint: Apple Barrel; Flowers: Queen & Company, Prima, Target; Bling: Prima; Film strip, Staples: Tim Holtz; Wooden shapes: Studio Calico; Sequins: Doodlebug Design; Die Cut: October Afternoon; Label Stickers: Jillibean Soup



So, this month I decided to do something a little different and actually signed up for one of Studio Calico's classes.  The class this month is "Trendspotting," and it's all about how to use popular scrapbooking trends without compromising your own style.  So far, we've been taught how to use triangles, woodgrain and ombre.  It's been a lot of fun.

For the ombre trend, they provided us with some fun printable journaling cards desgined by Marcy Penner.  I used one on this layout:
I'm glad that I'm finally scrapping more of my Paris pics.  I'm a bit behind...

I hope you all have a nice weekend!

Layout: Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Alphas: American Crafts; Tickets: 7 Gypsies; Diecuts: October Afternoon; Journaling Card: Marcy Penner; Paint: Apple Barrel


August Crate Color Challenge

Hey, everyone!  This past weekend I decided to play along with Crate Paper's August Color Challenge.  The color combo was Linen, Pear Green and Sea Grass Blue.  As soon as I saw the combo, I thought of Crate's older Brook collection and thus this layout was born:

I'm pretty proud of myself for making a 12 x 12 layout.  I feel like it's been forever since I've made a page that size.  I've just gotten so comfortable with the 8.5 x 11 format. 

For the background I used a really neat technique that I found here on Christine Middlecamp's blog.  It's so simple, yet looks so great.  I never would have thought of it on my own.

Enjoy the rest of the work week...thanks for stoping by!

Layout: Patterned Paper: Crate Paper; Cardstock: Bazzill; Twine: My Mind's Eye; Alphas: American Crafts; Punches: Martha Stewart; Paint: Apple Barrel


The Studio Challenges

Hey, everyone!  Happy Sunday!  I hope your weekend is going well.  My first layout for The Studio Challenges is posted this morning....so exciting!

This week's challenge: use a new technique on your page.  The technique I chose to play with was stitching, particularly stitching a title:
I traced my word in pencil first, then used a thumbtack to poke holes along the writing. I used baker's twine to weave it through the holes. Here's a close-up:
For more inspiration, head over to The Studio Challenges.  The rest of the design team's layouts are amazing!

Layout: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Hambly, My Mind's Eye, American Crafts; Transparencies: Hambly; Vellum, Mist: Studio Calico; Wooden Banner, Twine: My Mind's Eye; Sticker: Jillibean Soup