Thursday, October 15, 2009

Some Brand New Layouts and Cards

My niece told me today how much she liked my blog, so I thought maybe I'd better do a little updating of it! I haven't kept it up much lately. My family and I have had some medical issues to deal with the last couple months or so, but things have settled down a bit now. At least for a while, anyway.

So here are some of the projects I've done since the last time I've posted. Hope you enjoy seeing them as much as I've enjoyed creating them!

This was created for the WiScrappers design team. Our challenge was a color challenge to use orange and black. I wanted to create something other than Halloween, so, for me, Harley themed was the obvious choice! This layout is a photo of me, my friend, Heidi, and her mom, Helen. We, as in, me, Gary, Heidi, Wayne (Heidi's hubby), Helen and Lynn (Wayne's brother) went Harley riding on this glorious fall day this past September. The weather was perfect! We traveled to Michigan for a pig roast. Oh, did I mention that Helen is 92 years old?! I love this lady! She is sharp as a tack, very charming and sweet and incredibily witty. I can't wait to see her again next summer!

The following layout I created for WiScrapper design team. I had to follow a sketch for this one.Here's the sketch I had to use followed by the layout I came up with. When I acquired the safari themed paper in a paper pack, I wondered what on earth I would ever use it for, but I think it worked terrific for this layout. I stamped the harlequin pattern on cardstock with Versamark for a watermark look. I absolutely love mixing patterned papers, too.

Here's a card sketch designed by WiScrapper design team member, Kim, that I had to use for a blog challenge. Here's my take on the sketch. When I first saw the sketch, it made me (and other DT members, too) think of a bowling ball! Anyway, here's my interpretation of the sketch.

The following card was a product challenge for the design team on WiScrappers. The product we were required to use was stickers. I'm really glad Melissa challenged us to use stickers because I have a ton of stickers from when I first started scrapbooking. Now I'm on fire to look for different and innovative ways to use up these stickers I have stockpiled! I've always avoided them, as I like dimensional scrapping and don't care too much for flat. For this card I adhered the sticker to cardstock, cut it out and used foam dots to raise it up and add dimension.

Make sure you visit the WiScrappers blog to see what the other design team members have created!

Until next time...