Scrappy Chics Kits: Sneaks! { Day 2 }

More Spring Fling! &
New!! Color Combos Galore sneaks!

So how do you like my new blog?
I love the new design, so happy with how it turned out.
Pretty blues and grays.
I switched my playlist to the music I always scrap to.
Though I miss my upbeat tunes,
I think my scrappy music is more fitting.
I hope you are enjoying it.
Still trying to figure out how to adjust the volume.
So torn with having a blog with music or without.
Yesterday I announced I have joined the design team at Scrappy Chics Kits.
L-O-V-E  T-H-E-M!!!!
Here are some more sneaks using the April kit, Spring Fling:

I recently discovered the Graphics Fairy blog, yeah I know, where have I been? I was actually looking around for a vintage label to use on my blog when I found this image of some cute birds. It just cracked me up! I can't wait for you all to see this card!

Kit: Scrappy Chics - Spring Fling (April '11) plus
Cardstock: American Crafts (white); Punch: Martha Stewart (border); Digital: Graphics Fairy (birds), unknown vintage frame; Edwardian Script (font);

Other: Studio G (glitter glue); ColorBox (fluid chalk); Offray (ribbon); fabric trim piece, Dritz tracing tool (faux stitches)

When Melinda asked me to include a project with my layouts, I have to say, that scared me a bit. Projects? I am going to admit, projects are never on my scrapping to-do list. Just layouts and cards. But you know what? I have to start sometime. So I decided to create projects that I can gift for birthdays and Christmas.

Kit: Scrappy Chics - Spring Fling (April '11) plus
Rub-ons: Basic Grey (sentiment); Punch: EK Success (leaf);

Other: Studio G (glitter glue); linen thread

Check back tomorrow when I can finally show them all!

You know, this week has really set me in a sneaky mood!
So I have decided I am going to start a little tradition....
On my color challenge site, there are sneak peeks of the current challenge.
But for my lovely readers here,
I say, why wait until then?
See you there!

Thanks for looking!
Have a fantabulous day!

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Scrappy Chics Kits: Sneaks! { Day 1 }

It's official!!

I am so excited about this!
Scrappy Chics Kits has a new Designer.
I LOVED these kits the minute I saw them.
Now I am thrilled to be designing for them!
What I love most about these kits?
The GREAT mix of papers and embellishments.
And there is A LOT to create with!
After working with my debut kit, I still have plenty left over!
Just take a look at their current kit HERE.
You will see that I am not kidding when I say it's FULL of scrappy wonderfullness!

Here is a peek at the April kit, Spring Fling:

This kit goes on sale April 1st.
These kits sell out fast!

I will be back with more sneak peeks tomorrow!

Thanks for looking!
Have a fantabulous day!

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Dress You Up in My Love....

The colors are alive.
The inspiration photo is gorgeous.
The Designer's Challenge is butterflies.
And I am so excited for all of it!
The song you are hearing right now?
It's what's playing right now at CCG.
Head on over and play along!

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Oh So Dreamy!

A card for CCG #182
This week's Inspiration Board?
Soft, smooth, gorgeous!
Oh, and the colors, they're pretty neat too!
The song you are hearing right now?
It's what's playing right now at CCG.
Love how it TOTALLY suits the inspiration photo this week!

{ The Design }
Here is the card I made for the challenge. I managed to get some creating done. I had a terrible time getting good lighting this week. I was hoping for sun today, but to no avail. So I had to take the photo indoors and it was yucky. Either my point and shoot camera is a terrible one, or I just stink at photography! I played with the different camera settings and lighting, but it photographed either too dark, too yellowy, too grainy, and way too frustrating. So I added the glow. I like the pretty glow!

From Studio Calico: Patterned Paper: Cosmo Cricket Everafter (Hey Diddle kit); Stamp: Studio Calico (Yearbook kit)
From my stash: Cardstock: Colormates (white), Bazzill (cream puff); Punches: Martha Stewart (bracket), EK Success (fleur de lis), Fiskars (unknown); Stamp: Sassy Stamps (floral leaves); Other: Chalk, Ink, unknown ribbon

{ My Inspiration }

{ Color Combos Galore #182 }
 { Pencil Lines Sketch 227 }
The Color Combo: The Designer's Challenge was to create a tone on tone project using three of the colors and one color as the accent. I chose the silver as my accent. The last color was a little tricky because I meant it to be a gray with a hint of green. It didn't realize until after the Reveal, when I looked at my bedroom comp, that it hinted more green than gray.

The Sketch: When I saw this sketch, I knew I wanted to make a card. Simple. Easy. A bow in place of the title and the HOME stamp was my journaling spot.

{ Some Details }

The Deets: I really tried to make a bow. Key word: tried. I really don't know how to do them. I will keep practicing though! I think it looks flat and smushed, lol!

In the second closeup, get ready for this....I whipped out the corrugator-crimper-maker thinga-majiggy from WAY BACK WHEN. I used a 2.5" square piece of cardstock, punched the edges, then ran it through the crimper. I think that is the width you need to punch once all around.

I used two different lace punches, sanded the edges a bit and chalked them. I ended up having to chalk the HOME image with pencil because I didn't have a deeper gray ink.

This color challenge is over now, however a new one will be revealed later on tonight. Stop by and play along with us, Studio Calico's Waleska Neris will be joining us again and the colors are divine!

Thanks for looking!
Have a fantabulous day!

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Color Combos Galore #182 | Pencil Lines Sketch #227 | Studio Calico | Waleska Neris

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