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Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Some of my Favorite layouts

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Joys of Spring




My Attributes

Best Friends


Everlasting Love


My Scrapbook File


Thanks for looking, next week I'll 3 more layouts that I'm doing this week. Have a wonderful  week. Until next time.
Mary

Saturday, April 23, 2011

ARTastic's April Inspiration challenge

This month over at ARTastic Inspiration challenge blog. For the month of April.  We have a painting called.
                                              "Autumn Wonder" by Debbies Adams.

                                      
                                                            Diva Demand for an extra 6 bonus 6 pts.
                                                                  Try and work
                                                       The following into your layout.
                                                             1). Cloud....1 pt.
                                                             2). Tree/s....2 pts.
                                                             3). Autumn Colors...3Pts.
                                                                   (reds, oranges, browns)

                                                             Here is my enrty:

Autumn
 This picture was taken in Sommerset Wisconsin, this past Fall. I hand cut my tree, and sponged dk brown ink to the base of the tree. I used buttons as my leaves, I tried to make them look 3d by adding a smaller button on top of
a larger button in the fall colors. I used my scrabble tiles as my font. For a special Fall feeling  I added 2 squirrels.

     Here is a fun challenge I did this past week over at Soul Scrappers.
All About Me challenge.  This challenge is about yourself.The theme was "What's in your Purse".
                                                         Here Is my entry:


Soul Scrap Quest #7


What is Soul Scrap Quest?

You will be sent a pack of embellishments to use on your page. Everyone receives the same items (color and size may vary). The concept is to scrap a page using all or most of these items. You can add anything you like but you must use all or most of your FREE STUFF!

By adding you name to the list you agree to use all or most of the FREE STUFF
supplied, make a card, layout, OTP, sewn item or a mixed media item.......and then upload to the gallery using the code SSQ#7 in the title.
This Quest allows you to create anything you want......

What makes this a QUEST unique..... is that until you open your envelope you are really not going to know what is in it, and what you are expected to use.   Some of the embellies could be shop bought, painted items,  stickers,  stamped images,  polymer clay items,  metal items,  hand pieced images,  handmade flowers, sewn items,  felt items etc......... the list goes on!! I will post a list of the goodies here, once all envelopes have been received.
  What I got in my  goodie bag  was...
     
1). paper dolie
2). 2 buttons
3). chipboard butterfly
4). 2- 6 " ribbons
5). 4 single rhinestones
6). paper clip
7). watering can
8). 2 6x6 pattern papers
9). stickers flowers.

                                                                                       So here  is my entry:

 

The Butterfly Garden
 

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Hello everyone!









What a wonderful day in the neighborhood, what a joke, I thought that Spring was on it's way, well, what a rude awakening this morning.  There was snow,  only a dusty, but still, what has happen to our Spring! But I did see my first Robin actually it was 2 Robins a male and female, so I guess spring is  here. My Tulips are coming up, there are are about 12 inches of above the ground, I'm hoping that they will be in bloom by Easter.   


Anyways, this last past week I have been  working on a couple of challenges for Soul Scrappers. The first was a sketch layout. Here is the sketch that I used:
                                                          
                                                                 
                                                                Here is my take on the sketch.


 


In this submission I have used pictures of my daughters Winter Carnival. For those who don't know what Winter Carnival is, it's Mid- Winter formal dance for the students. So here is one of many pages I will be doing for Hannah's scrapbook.  I'll post them as I make them.

Another challenge I did this week was called Layering and using chipboard. Layering isn't new for me where i use that technique quite bit. Here is what I did.  


"Can you help me find Heaven"






This picture was taken this past winter, on one of my Mini adventures with my daughter Hannah.  Since she is in Digital Photography class in school, once a week we go out taking pictures, granted she has assignment that she does and I go along for the fun of it and take pictures, We came along a cemetery, called Hillside Cemetery.   We found this small chapel, which I thought look so unique. 


 I had  found a  poem that reads:


"Can You help Me Find Heaven."


Can you help me find heaven?
Is it a place I can go?
How do I get there?
How will I know?

Close your eyes tight.
And feel with your heart,
It  knows what is true
There you will find
a piece of Heaven,
Inside of you.


When I read this poem, I constantly fell in love with it.
So I  thought this picture was just perfect.


I hope you enjoy reading my blog. Until week have fantastic Week.
                                        

Friday, April 8, 2011

Glee Club Week 6



Sadly to say this is our last 2 weeks of Glee Club. This week's challenge takes us back to the beginning of Rock 'N Roll, as we Be Bop into the Golden Oldies. This time is known for giving birth to Rock 'n Roll, with great artists such as Elvis, Chuck Berry, The Beach Boys, The Supremes, and our featured artist: BUDDY HOLLY. The song I have choosen was.... 

Oh Boy
The reason I had picked this title. If you noticed in the picture, there is Ozzy and Milo. My 2 British shorthair kitties. They are never seen together, as they are now. They are looking out the window as they watch the birds and squirrels. I like how this picture turned out. Now here is a picture of my two handsome boys.

Milo

Ozzy


Sunday, April 3, 2011

" Design Team "



I'm thrilled to announce that I have been asked to join the design team for From Screen to Scrap.I'm very excited and Honored that Shazza Bishop had asked me. What a wonderful
lady, very creative, and most talented  lady I have ever met. Thank you..

This delightful monthly challenges site take inspiration from some of the most wonderful movie posters. From  Old classics  as MY FAIR LADY to Modern  movies as LOVE ACTUALLY.  Fantastic prizes are awarded each month.
                         The April Inspiration comes to you from: SINGING IN THE RAIN.
                 Now this is a classic with Debbie Reynolds, Gene Kelly and Donald O'Conner.


                                                    The criteria for this month challenge is                                                           
                                                            1.) A rain related title... 1 pt.

                                                            2.) An Umbrella............ 2 Pt's.
                                                              
                                                            3.)  Let's do it in 3's , 3 pic's, 3 pp
                                                                   3 embellie's
                                                         You could earn a total of 6 Pt's.
                                                     If you want something more challenging,
                                                      and fun, please check us out. Remember
                                                       there are lots of fantastic prizes.


    
                                             
                                                             Here is my Submission


"Let it Rain"