Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Project Life: Weeks 5 & 6

I finally took some pictures of my PL pages that I haven't shared yet! These 2 weeks were pretty eventful with lots of different Senior activities. First, I found out that I am Valedictorian of my graduating class, and then in the same week, I also went to a DAR Good Citizen reception. Lots of good things that I need to scrap! I have found looking back at my albums that I rarely scrapbook ME. And I need to with all the activities that I've had going on lately!

Week 6 included going shopping with my sister. We got a couple of pairs of jeans at the thrift store and I transformed them into skirts! I've always wanted to do that and I was very pleased with the outcome. I actually have two more pairs at home I need to make... I also visited a college in week 6. It was AH-mazing, but it costs too much money. :( They used to have a scholarship that paid all of your tuition if you were Valedictorian of your class, but they got rid of it last year. Boo! :( Oh well- that just means I need to stay home and go to the college I already had in mind.

Don't forget to go vote for me in the Card Contest over at Practical Scrappers! See my post here.











Monday, February 25, 2013

It's Monday!

Hello!

I am sharing a layout today that I made all by myself! I feel like a big girl! ;) I had the basic design i wanted to use and so I simply layered lots of different papers from the Crate Paper "Pretty Party" line. Then I added my title and embellishments. I scrapbook in steps. I do my paper, then add my embellishments, and lastly, my title. I wanted to use the large flower diecut from my collection pack, and I was kind of unsure how it'd look. But, ends up, I love it! It's a little different for me!

Something I really like about this finished layout is the layering behind the title. I could have just placed my title stickers straight on the page, but I didn't want to do that. So, I layered some washi tape and strips of patterned paper, sewed a little on it, and THEN added my title. I placed a few small embellies around the title to add some dimension. I think this was a great "improvement" of my page. Just think how plain it would look without the grounding of the title!

Thanks for visiting today! I really enjoy reading your comments! :)







Friday, February 22, 2013

Top Ten- Yay!

First of all, I just wanted to THANK YOU for voting for me in the Card Contest over at Practical Scrappers. I have made it to the top ten- eeekkkk! So, today, I'm sharing my card for the next round.

This time the challenge was to use black and white and ONE other color as an accent. I'll just tell you, that's not me. I've tried doing these types of challenges before and I never like how they turn out- they always blend together too much. But, I got started. I went through my stash and picked out some black and white papers and I found this cute little typewriter diecut that I knew I wanted to use. I picked the color blue for my small POP of color. After I found the supplies I wanted to use, the card came together pretty fast. I added the "thank you" sentiment from a little set I bought from Stampin' Up! to complete the card.

So, now, I'm going to link you up so you can go vote for me! :) :) Click HERE to do so! And have a Happy Friday!



Wednesday, February 20, 2013

V-Day 2013

Hello! Just popping in today to share my layout I made earlier this week with my pictures from Valentine's Day with a sketch for the weekly challenge over at Club Creating Keepsakes. I did my journaling on the back of the layout because I didn't feel like there was space in the layout of the page for it. I like journaling on the back of my layouts every now and then. I used the only Valentiney supplies I own- the "Love Notes" line from Pretty Little Studio for this layout. You'll be seeing more and more of Pretty Little Studio's goodies coming up on my blog because I am now on their design team (in case you didn't know) and I got a TON of product to play with. I'll also be giving away some stuff too! :)

I hope you have a fabulous Wednesday. Wednesdays are one of my least favorite days simply because I have to so much to do. I have stuff I do at school every Wed., then I have stuff at work, and then I have to race home just in time to turn around and go to church! Not enough time in one day!!









Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Scraplifting A Layout

I had found this layout by Jen Jockisch on Pinterest and I actually saved it on my iPad and lifted it! I used Dear Lizzy's "5th & Frolic" line for this page. I didn't use the exact design of layering and embellishing and everything, but I think that's the beauty of scraplifting! I actually made this layout before I had a picture for it, which I rarely do! In fact, I never do that. I ended up using a photo of my sister from a little photoshoot we did a couple of weeks ago and titling it simply "Laura."

That's about it for today! I have been working on some Pretty Little Studio goodness, so be sure to check back on.... let's say, March 1st! :)













Friday, February 15, 2013

Asking for Votes Again :)

I made the top 16 in the Card Contest over at Practical Scrappers. Yay! I'm so honored that I was chosen by YOUR votes! And it's time again for you to vote for my card! ;) My name's Heather (in case you don't know) and my friend, Mandi Holmes, is also a finalist! Thanks so much! Click HERE to vote!

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello! Hope you have a great Valentine's Day today! I don't have a project to share with you, but I am telling you about a great giveaway instead! My friend, Andrea, is having an awesome giveaway over on her blog. Click here to go enter! She is an awesome scrapbooker. I know you'll find her blog inspiring!

Oh, I do have this picture I took of my candy bouquet my mom made me. She made a separate one for everyone in my family! ;)

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

A Simple Valentine

Here's another valentine I made! I cut the heart card with my Silhouette Cameo. All I did to make the card was weld two hearts together... Super easy! I used Crate Paper's "Fourteen" collection for this line. I loooove this line. Can you tell?? I have used it for a lot of my recent projects. This card is for my parents. I would have made it a little more dimensional, but I kinda liked the simplicity of it just these way it is!

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Mixed Media Valentine

Ok, I'm going to go ahead and say... I'm not a mixed media expert. I'm not going to even try to say that I know what I'm doing. I only attempted this because I love my little sister. She likes the mixed media look, so I made this valentine for her. I did enjoy making this mixed media card, but I'm not awesome at it.

I started out with using some chalk pastels and oil pastels to create the background. I blended the colors together with a baby wipe. Then I just dabbed on some paint and added some washi tape once it dried. Then I put a Prima butterfly on the card and placed the stickers on. Last, I cut 3 "love" phrases with my Cameo and layered them on top of another with some dimensional glue dots. It's definitely a little messy, but I think it turned out all right. I think she'll like it. ;)





Monday, February 11, 2013

Love You 2 *Layout*

Hello! Happy Monday!

This weekend was another productive one for me, creatively speaking. I made some valentines plus a layout and a card. PLUS I went shopping with my little sis! :) So I feel accomplished. In case you're wondering, my tour on Friday went very well. I loved the college, but I would only get a third of what I'd pay in scholarships. And I'm paying for college myself. So I think I'll stick with the college I was planning on going to in the first place. Don't get me wrong, the college was BEAUTIFUL and I loved everything about it. But I don't want to have a buncha debt when I get out of college. :)

Here's the layout I made this weekend! I used the weekly challenge over at Club CK to use the word "love," washi tape, and one or more hearts. I used Diana's sketch over at the Imaginisce blog. I'm not entering it into the challenge because I didn't use Imaginisce products, but I liked the sketch so much I used it anyway. I used my "Cashmere Dame" mini pad from Glitz for the papers. I really like how it turned out. I didn't mean to make the turquoise and red prominent but I apparently did and I like that! :)

Come back tomorrow for some Valentine inspiration... Mixed media style!









Friday, February 8, 2013

Vote for me (Again!)

Just wanted to let you know that voting is open for the top 20 over at Practical Scrappers! Yay! Go vote for me by clicking here. (Mine's the owl card- name's Heather Adams) THANKS!!

Winter Wonderland

 Yay! Today I'm visiting another college and I'm super excited about it!! ;) I might be living at this college *if* I decide it would be better than the school I'm currently planning on attending and so that is sooooo exciting!

I made this layout at school yesterday (I bring scrappy supplies every once in a while when I don't have anything else to do at school). I planned this layout out and then executed my idea at school. I loooooved the sketch that Diana made for Sara's birthday blog hop. It has one huge photo as the focal point of the page. I never use a huge photo on my layouts, but I guess this year is a year to try new things, right? I only have a 5x7 printer, so I cropped my photo to a 5x14 and then just printed one side of the photo and then the other. And of course I 'stitched' them together on my page and trimmed the excess of. Pretty easy! I love this photo of our field from when it snowed last month. I accented it with some Pretty Little Studio "Winter Wonderland" papers and a few other embellies, and called it done! :)





Thursday, February 7, 2013

Valentine Milk Carton Treats

Sorry... I should have posted this yesterday, but my Internet connection was bad. :(

After the little treats I made for Christmas last year, I just *had* to make some Valentine teats for my lunch friends at school. I looked for the Ghirardelli caramel squares (which is what we all LOVE) but Target didn't have them so I got some caramel Lindor truffles. I tried one and they're not as good as the squares, but I still love Lindors!!

I made these cute little milk cartons with my Silhouette Cameo. It took a little bit of trial and error to get them small enough, but I finally got it! Once I decided to make these, I started looking through my stash and discovered that I didn't have hardly any Valentine-y paper! I did find some Pretty Little Studio "Love Notes" paper and so I used 4 pieces of that. They were very busy patterns that I have not been able to make work on cards or layouts. So that worked well! But, I still needed two more cartons. Hmm... What's a girl to do? I looked and looked and finally found this cute little paper from Pebbles' "Country Picnic" collection that had hearts on it. It matched perfectly with the other papers. I had to make them match because it would have annoyed me if they didn't. ;P

I put the treats in and tied them up with some ribbon, but they looked so plain! I just had to make them look a little cuter. Plus, who doesn't love something cute with their name on it?! I got out some American Crafts stamps and an ink pad and got to work. I could have used stickers but I know these are going to be thrown away so I didn't want to waste my stickers! I stamped the names, notched the end of each strip, and added a bit of washi tape behind it and a few heart stickers on top!

I'm very happy with how they turned out. :) I gave them to my friends today and they loved them! I love spreading the love of scrapbooking!! Thanks for visiting my blog today!









Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Repurposing & a Sketch-- All in One

My layout I'm sharing today is a little different than my usual style. I saw the sketch over at Pam's blog (click here to see the sketch) and I immediately thought of my sheet of October Afternoon journaling spots. I had already punched out all of the journaling spots, and I had kept the negative because I liked how it looked! I got out that piece of paper and got to work. I printed out my pictures and glued them under each space and then layered some cute embellishments on top. I left the middle spaces empty and glued a strip of paper over them to create a nice background for my title. Here is where I used the sketch a bit more.

I am so proud of myself for using SEVEN photos on this one layout. I usually use one or two. At first I thought I might not use this sketch, but then I thought, "No, I need the challenge!" I had a lot of pictures of my sister and our baby goats that were fresh from the camera, and I think it worked well to use them all on one layout, rather than dividing them up and using them on separate pages.

Another thing I like about this page is that I didn't worry about elements not matching. I just used anything I wanted. My Tim Holtz tiny attacher gets used a lot now. I don't know what I did without it!







Monday, February 4, 2013

"You Are So Beautiful" *Layout*

Hello all! I got a lot of scrapping done this weekend, so I get to share all my projects now! Yippee! This is just one of them. I completed 3 layouts, 1 card, and some cute little Valentine treats this weekend. I haven't layout scrapped in so long it seems. It was nice to get back in the the "groove."

On Friday, Laura and I went out to visit our baby goats. Well, I went with her just so I could take pictures. ;) She ended up wanting me to do an impromptu photo shoot of her! Love it when that happens... it doesn't happen often enough... This layout features our favorite photo from the photo shoot. She's such a pretty girl, don't you think? (Well, if you don't think so, don't tell me. I like thinking that everyone thinks she's gorgeous. ;) ) While taking the pictures, I kept saying "You're so cute!" over and over. Just ask Laura.

I used some of my hoarded Basic Grey "PB&J" papers and stickers for this layout. I'm on a spending freeze for this month, so I'm going back through my stash and using what I have been keeping and *not* using. I am not usually a big fan of BG, but they got me with this line. I love it! So good for the 'everyday' photos I take. I was really inspired by Tina Walker's approach to titles. She posted on her blog one day saying that she liked using the "premade" titles, the ones that are already printed on the papers, stickers, or packaging. I thought, "Cool idea!" So, I used one of the stickers from this line and made my title around it. I will definitely be using this technique more often because I am kinda getting tired of an "all Thicker" title. I like the variety this new approach gives.

Ooh- one last thing! I used a sketch from the Scrapbook Steals blog for this layout. You can find the sketch be clicking here. I really really liked the arrows incorporated into the layout sketch. I used some of my Amy Tan paper that had a chevron arrow-type print on it and just cut out the arrows and sewed them right on! To change it up a bit, I cut some of the arrows down so they weren't the same monotonous shape. Loved how it turned out.
Come back tomorrow for another layout share!