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Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Scrapbook challenge sketch #344

My entry into the scrapbook challenge for sketch #344!

Another thing about non-scrapbookers that request your scrappy assistance... They have nothing sorted, labeled, or in any way organized, unless they have OCD. So you end up somewhat having to piece things together based on what can be seen in the photo. :P

/sigh  What a fun, yet challenging exercise it is to go through photos that aren't your own!

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Scrapbook challenge sketch #345

Entry into scrapbook challenges for sketch #345!

These are registration plates belonging to rental vehicles that my friend and her boyfriend rented during one of their trips!

The sketch was rotated by 90 degrees, so it had portrait style photos, but my friend seems to only know how to take landscape photos. LOL (No kidding, 98% of her photos are landscape)

Anyway, here it is! :)

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Scrapbook challenge sketch #343

Entry into scrapbook challenges for sketch #393.

A double page layout!

I'm really trying to get a lot of pages done while I can! It's not often I have time to just sit and make layout after layout! One of the great things about layouts however is that you can (usually) go back and spruce them up with whatever embellishments you find later on! LOL

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Scrapbook challenge sketch 346

Entry to the scrapbook challenges sketch challenge #346!

I recently picked up some fancy circle spellbinders dies at Michaels since they were half off. :) You can spot one in the background in this layout. So far, I really like them!

This is a layout I did for a friend who has a ton of photos, wants them all in scrapbooks, but doesn't scrapbook herself. :P Thought it to be a good opportunity to get some of her photos scrapped!

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Sunday, 26 May 2013

Last sketch-y Friday for May!

I think the title says it all, don't you?  :)

Edited to add:
I had to upload this before midnight for it to be entered into the ScrapMuch? challenge, so I had to do it from my phone.

Apologies for the poor quality!

I used a Pink Paislee stencil to do some masking and some Tattered Angels Mists for the misting that was done for the background. I thought it was a tad plain all on it's own. :)

 I will probably add some journaling later, but I kind of like it without the extra "messiness" that journaling would add. Maybe I'll do it on a tag and add it in somewhere. 

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Saturday, 18 May 2013

The Best Way to Get Layouts Done...

...For me anyway, is by using challenges! I'm not a huge layout person, but when something like a prize is offered... Well, why not at least try? :P

Okay, so this time (Since I've entered all of the ScrapMuch? challenges already!) I'm using one of Kaisercraft's Saturday Sketches to get more layouts done!

Here is the sketch that was posted for this challenge:

And here is my take on the sketch!

The downside to this layout is that I can't actually ENTER it in the challenge, since it's not Kaisercraft oriented, but I did get this layout done, which is greatly advantageous! LOL

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Possibly the Last Post... of the Night? :P

As I perused the ScrapMuch? blog, I realized I hadn't even checked the colour challenge for this month!

I checked it out and realized that it incorporated many colours I've been using to enter into the various challenges they have posted on the blog, so I decided to make another paper thing. :)

Here were the colours for the May colour challenge:

And here is my entry:

A "just because" kind of card made with a black cardstock base. :)

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On a Roll, I Am

Do I even need to bother with an intro here? :P
Another challenge entry for the day... And I don't think I'm done yet!

Also, I have a ton of project posts to upload from another group's kit that I received this month, likely over the weekend. :D

ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday Challenge.

Sketch for Inspiration:

My take on the sketch:

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Friday, 17 May 2013

As I Was Saying About That Vibe...

Alright-y then!

Here is another entry into a ScrapMuch? Sketch-y Friday challenge!

The sketch:

My version:

As you can (hopefully!) tell, I rotated AND flipped the sketch to make it work to my liking. :)

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I Guess I Have a Vibe Going...

This is my second project for today so far.. It's an entry for the 1st Sketch-y Friday over at ScrapMuch?!

I VERY RARELY every start with a piece of plain cardstock for the background!  But in this case, I couldn't find a background paper with a pattern "light" enough for this layout. I think for my first REAL layout using a blank background, it turned out pretty neat!

Here is the sketch we were to use:

And here is what I came up with...

Simple I know, but I like it this way! :D

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ScrapMuch? Kit Club Challenge for May!

Guess who's back?  Back again?
Kerry's back! Tell a friend! :D

And she's back with her entry into the ScrapMuch? May kit club sketch challenge!

Here is the sketch:

And here is my entry into the challenge!

I'm a little peeved about the fact that you can barely see "Washington DC" but I really didn't want to have to rip it all up and find a new background paper, so I tried to frame it ... I think that made it worse. LOL

Ah well, we live and learn!

Also, you see that stitching in the bottom left hand corner? That's from my new to me sewing machine! It's a Kenmore (from Sears) and it's computerized and it makes sewing SEW MUCH EASIER!!! I never realized how much time I'd save simply by not having to manually adjust a ton of settings!

Okay, ramble over!

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Saturday, 11 May 2013

My Opinion on the Scotch Quick Dry Adhesive

... And my opinion begins with WHY HAVEN'T I EVER USED THIS BEFORE???

No seriously.
If you don't have a bottle - Get to you local Michael's, Joanns, Hobby Lobby, or whatever craft store you have near you, download a coupon to your phone and get it  at 40 - 65% off depending on what sales you have going in your area.

I happened to luck out and find a ton of bottles in my local Michael's clearance section. Picked up 4 bottles based on the rave reviews this product has received in the past.

I now understand the reason behind the rave reviews. This stuff is perfect for permanent paper adhesion to just about anything. It bonds faster than I can sing the first verse of any song. LOL

My go to wet glue was previously Aleene's Tacky glue.

Although I haven't given up on Aleene's since I still do fabric stuff and it's GREAT for that, I will definitely be using the Scotch Quick Dry over Aleene's when it comes to paper application purposes. :)

Anyway, I just had to let you know about this stuff in case you'd never seen or heard of it before! I've put my huge bottle of Aleene's back to my "tool" stock shelf for the time being. I doubt I'll run out of the Scotch Dry glue anytime soon with all the bottles I bought! :D

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Friday, 3 May 2013

ScrapMuch? April Kit Club Challenge Entry

Hello World! :)

So I'm aware that April didn't turn out to be as craftily productive as I intended... BUT here is an entry into the ScrapMuch? April kit club challenge to make up for it. LOL

There's not much left of my kit that I would use (as I don't really do Easter-y type things), but the stuff I did have that I could use has been used in this challenge entry.

I should also mention that before this challenge was posted, I used up a bunch of cardstock and patterned paper from the kit to make some tags for a swap I'm in this month. :P

Okay, enough chit chat - Here it is!

Apologies for the photo quality - Using the old camera since the newer one is currently set up on my non portable tripod. LOL
Lazy to the extreme!  You know how when you have something set up JUST right and you don't want to change it because you know you'll never get it set up exactly the same way again? That's how my main camera is set up right now on my tripod. :P

Anyway, thanks for checking in - My viewers mean the world to my crafty life; I have no one else really to craft for except you guys! :)

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