Tuesday, October 26, 2010

One Color Says It All

Happy Tuesday everyone! Noel Mignon's new challenge is up! The challenge is to create a monochromatic layout. You can choose to use any color you want but you have to try and stick with just that one color. I had a hard time choosing which color I wanted to use, but once I settled on yellow, it kind of all fell into place. Yellow is such a happy color and it reflected the mood of my daughter perfectly in this layout. She loves to go outside and nothing could make her happier. Ok, well maybe some candy, but that is besides the point. Without further ado, here is my take on the challenge.

I hope you come and play along with us. The rest of the design team did an awesome job portraying their chosen color.

Until later!

Monday, October 25, 2010

The Pumpkin Patch

A couple of weekends ago, I took the girls to their very first pumpkin patch. They were so thrilled to go on a tractor ride, see some farm animals, and, of course, pick out their own pumpkins. When I got home and looked at the pictures, I knew I had to create a 2 page layout. It has been some time since I made one and I am happy with the way it turned out. I used items from two of my Noel Mignon kits - Sweet Sue and Sleepy Hallow.

In other news, I decided to dress up for Halloween after all. I will be Nurse Mercy from Ghost Stories. In case you are wondering who she is...

Trick or treating is going to be so much fun this year!

Until later,


Friday, October 22, 2010

Almost Time

Halloween is a week away and I couldn't be more excited! I purchased the girls' Halloween costumes this past weekend. My oldest chose to be Supergirl and my youngest will be Little Red Riding Hood. I am still debating on whether or not to dress up. We shall see.

Here is a layout I created with the Noel Mignon Sleepy Hallow kit. I thought it would be a cute idea to document my oldest daughter's Halloween costumes throught the years.

Don't forget to submit to the current Scrapstreet.com Magazine Calls! You have until the end of the month to submit your projects.

January 2011 Article Calls - Features
Call 1: Show us the Snow! Let's see your creative snowflakes! Do you stamp them, piece them, or make them from ribbon? There are so many ways to make snowflakes on our pages and projects...and we want to see them all!

Call 2: Baby New Year - Bring on the Babies! Share your favorite baby layouts with us. Make us coo!

Call 3: Suits Me To A 'Tea'-Did you know that January is recognized as 'Hot Tea' month? When I think of tea, I think of tea parties, bridal showers, or anything that is just floral and frilly. With that in mind, share with us your dainty layouts, cards, and altered projects that feature tea parties, bridal showers, or designs that exude what a tea party should look like to you.

Call 4: All a flutter. Show us how you used butterflies in a fun and unique way on your layouts.

Call 5: Pack in the photos! Share your layouts with at least 3 photos per page.

January 2011 Article Calls - Fixtures
Chic Street: Soft, delicate colors are hot right now!!! Show us layouts using pastels.

U-Turn: New Year, New Beginnings, New...Uses? Show us how you repurpose something old and make it new!

Open Road: Put the focus on your journaling! Raise your voice! Create a layout and tell a story in your strongest voice. Are you typically sarcastic, funny, serious, mushy? Be sure your journaling reflects who you are!

Easy Street: Ringing in the new year! Share with me your simple layouts about your plans for 2011 or perhaps your resolutions!

Card Corner: Little known holidays are a great source of inspiration for cards. Did you know that January boasts both Amelia Earhart Day and Christa McAuliffe Day? Celebrate the spirit of these great women by creating a card featuring a form of air travel (airplanes, space shuttles, hot air balloons, etc.)

Deadline is midnight on October 31 ... for all calls.

Please send your work to submissions@scrapstreet.com.

Please send a separate email for each submission you would like to be considered for publication. Please keep the image size around 600 x 600 pixels. Thank you!

Happy creating everyone!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

A Little Halloween Treat with GCD Studios

This month's theme at GCD Studios is Halloween. I just loved our inspiration piece this month.

We were asked to only use on dominant color along with black and cream. I thought yellow was a great compliment to my photos of my two girls. I just loved this bear costume that I saved it for my other daughter. I lucked out and they both were able to wear it, thankfully.

I played with the GCD Chipart tool a bit to deboss the chipboard stars. I think sprayed some lemon mist from Maya Road and let them dry before added some twine.

Here is what the completed layout looks like. I just love how it turned out!

Happy Creating!

Friday, October 8, 2010

Halloween in a Frame with GCD Studios

Ah Halloween. How do I love thee?

Halloween is one of my absolutely favorite times of the year. The one time of year where you can pretend to be anyone or anything and not have anyone judge you or make fun of you. I just love it!

Around my house, we decorate for Halloween. I have to admit that I have slacked off the past couple of years and have only had time to carve my pumpkins. Not this year! I am already in the works on creating my decorations. Speaking of decorations, I created a framed picture to hang over my fireplace. It turned out exactly like I hoped. The border on top extends across the whole frame. Unfortunately when I took the picture, the lighting came all wonky across the glass.

I used several different GCD papers(Ella Blue's Georgia and Ashley, Lydia's Sunny Brocade, and Homespun Chic's Vintage Audrey. The orange paper (B side of Sunny Brocade) looked too plain for my project so I splattered a bit of black paint on it. The bat, letters, and chandelier were created with my Silhouette Die Cutting machine.

What Halloween decorations do you plan on making? I am thinking of making a bat garland next.

Happy creating!


Sunday, October 3, 2010

It's Coming!

Halloween is just around the corner and I can't be more thrilled! It is one of my favorite times of the year! This year I plan on creating some ghoulish decorations and maybe even hosting a small Halloween party. Keep posted throughout the month. I'll be sharing my Halloween creations as I complete them. Today I will leave you with a layout I created with the Noel Mignon "Sleepy Hallow" kit. In case you want to know how I put together this layout, check out my post here.

Until later!