Happy Fall

Happy Fall Y'ALL 
Come and check out the new challenge over at Whimsical Twist blog


upload your project there and you could win a gift cert. to the WT shop and pick up some fun fall goodies of your own. 

Its a Fall / Texture Challenge.  This is my contribution to the blog for this challenge.  For this months project I thought I would create a mixed media wall hanging.  I covered a 12×12 board with burlap and layered in lots of fun materials and textures. I used corrugated paper to cut out my title and some leaves. I sprayed them with some glimmer mist for a little “bling” I used wood veneer flowers and layered them with some textured paper flowers I cut using my Tim Holtz tattered floral die cut.  These also were sprayed with some glimmer mist.  I could not resist adding the enamel dots to some of the flowers. Lastly I hand stitched a cute chevron pumpkin to complete my project.  

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Happy Scrappin 

Sketch with Stash Challenge #7


Hi Just wanted to share my entry into the Scrap Our Stash blog challenge #7  These pictures were taken on our Baja vacation in the spring of 2006. Thanks for stopping by. Happy Scrappin'

For this challenge you must:
1.) Create a layout using the sketch below 
2.) From your stash, you must add chipboard to your layout
Here is there Sketch

Mixing it up... Using paper from several designers on one layout

Hi, Carrie here. Just wanted to share with you today how I mix it up by using patterned paper from different designers on one two page scrapbook layout.  This is the final result.

Week 36 Kiwi Lane DT Doodles Sketch

First I like to pull out several pieces of pattern paper from my stash and choose several I think will work together on my layout.
I like the way all of these papers have warm tones of orange, yellow, green and blue.  As you can see I chose papers from different paper designers - Simple Stories, MME, We R Memory Keepers and Bo Bunny. All different but all warm colors. 
Then I grab my pictures and my Kiwi Lane Templates and layout my borders. I am creating this layout for the Kiwi Lane blog weekly sketch challenge.

Next I Choose which papers I like for each element and then I cut them by hand. I layer the papers and attach my photos.  Then I embellish.  Check out the cool sequins I got from the Whimsical Twist shop. http://shop.whimsicaltwist.com/collections/categories/sequins

These are a close up look at my finished pages.  I really like how it all came together. Thanks for stopping by today!           

Chalkboard trend

I am sure you have seen all of the many instances of the chalkboard trend around the world wide web. It’s hard to miss.  Well I am loving all the little embellishments that go along with the new MME Chalk Studio Collection.  They coordinate nicely with the new “Cut and Paste” collection too.
I did not have any 12×12 paper for this collection so I decided to follow a sketch I saw on Pinterest. I cut all my elements in 3″ widths to create this Layout

I have been going “back” and scrapping all my older photos, these are from 1996 when my now almost 19 year old son was just two years old.

I love looking at all my older photos they really bring back such happy memories. It really is why we do this. Preserving precious memories one scrapbook page at a time.

Check out the Whimsical Twist blog for more Chalkboard inspiration.  http://whimsicaltwist.com/blog/

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Happy Scrappin'