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Thursday, November 10, 2011

This and That...

Earlier this year I was part of the DT over at Let's Scrap which is a fabulous fun ning community.  They recently asked their former DT members if we'd be interested in hosting one of their design team challenges.  Well the challenge I came up with was to use found items basically.  The found items on the layout below are the ABC kids magnets, the apple is a flash card from a flea market, and the pencil is from an entire pack that I bought in the Michael's dollar bin.  The little masked circles are from an old package of those 3-ring paper reinforcing labels.
The patterned paper and paper embellies are from Nikki Sivil's, School is Cool line. And the lined stamps are Lawn Fawn.  I also want to note that I painted in the center of the base patterned paper to tone the pattern down a bit.  I've been doing this a lot lately and I wanted to give credit for the technique to the fabulous Helen Tilbury.  She posted a challenge some time back that did this, I never got around to playing with her challenge but the technique stuck with me so I wanted to thank Helen for the great idea!!!

And I'm so happy that I was able to play along with Bird is the Word again.  This time the word is "adore" and I even used their sketch!  Everything on here with exception to the twine in the button is from October's Cocoa Daisy kit.  The honey comb pattern is from their custom stamp from October.  Overall I really like this layout but now when looking at the picture, I may need to add a little something between the card stock and the base patterned paper... hmmm...  The picture is of Marin in her Halloween costume.  I have the kids pictures taken each year in their costumes and this year I asked my dear friend Theresa to take the pictures as she has a much neglected and very nice camera.  Well she jumped at the chance to play with her camera  and this is one of the fabulous pictures she took!
And finally, don't forget to play along with this months ribbon challenge over at Scrapbookers Anonymous!

18 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Ohhhhhhh I loveeeeeeeeee both of these!!!! I loveeeeee the alphas on the NS one and your DD's costume is ADORABLE!! I hope you send me your NS one... I would soooooooooo love love love to have you on my Showcase on YOU! on Nikki's blog! :):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Debbie P said...

How cute is your school layout and photos. Very nice job! And the "u i adore" layout is so gorgeous! Love it!

Lizzy Hill said...

I love the 'adore' LO, too ~ it's a fab photo & the scrapping really makes it 'pop' ~ great kit:):)

Theresa said...

sheer fabulousness... is that a word.. lol..=) you inspire me to get crafty. I haven't touched paper in weeks. and I'm loving the CD kits and stamps. very delightful indeed.
Can't wait to hang out tomorrow night.
=)

Debbie said...

Two wonderful layouts Lea!!! You need to check out my vintage challenge over at Do More For Less. The winner was #4, you!

Blossom inch said...

gorgeous pages Lea!

Roxy said...

Wow, I love both of these! I can't believe all the cool stuff you used on that first one, so out there, love it!!! And that photo on the second, holy cow, gor-jee-uss! Soooo pretty (what a nice costume too)!

Roxy said...

Oh yeah, I meant to say too that I have some MME paper with the word "adore" on it, you've inspired me to check out "bird is the word" and play along!

Lynnda Hosni said...

WOW WOW WOW... I miss coming here. Lea...How are you... love both layouts... super gorgeous... but my fave is the 2nd LO... totally swoon!!! Love the colors... and the embellishments... Awesome my friend... hugs...xoxo

Chantal Vandenberg said...

Gorgeous!!! Love them both The design on the second layout is really unique! Fantastic work!

Lizzyc said...

HI.. these are so cute.. the papers you have used in each are gorgeous and match the photos beautifully!! well done!

sandi said...

Wow! Love these! Both are just fab!!!

Cathy said...

Both fantastic pages Lea.. LOVE the monochromatic colours and leaf embellies on your 2nd LO!! Thanks so much for playing along at BITW :))

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Wow, what beautiful work here, they are so different but both are lovely, you are very versatile and creative!!!

Keshet said...

These are so cute! Love the abcs especially!

Linda Jordan said...

Such cute layouts!! I love the idea of using found items, it makes the layout look so much more personal :)

Linda
http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

Helen Tilbury said...

Thank you soooo much for the mention and the link Lea! I'm so glad you got to try out my tip & found it useful!! And you made a great layout with it too!! Love the real pencil :) And thanks for playing along at Bird is the Word too - beautiful Autumnal layout...

Chloe :-) said...

Gorgeous pages - love the autumn colours of the second one! Thanks for playing along at BITW :-)