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Saturday, April 7, 2012

Challenges and Challenges and Challenges!!!

I know it is so sad that we've decided to close down Scrapbookers Anonymous but I must say I'm loving the scrappy freedom.  Last night my bff Theresa came over to crop and we played along with whatever challenges we wanted! It was so much fun.  I have 3 projects to share for you but they're for 6 challenges so beware, this post might get long.

First of all I just want to say I LOVE La-La Land Stamps.  I discovered them just this year and have already collected a good (almost embarrassing) amount of them. They have a customer gallery on their blog where you can upload your La-La Land creations each month.  And this past week for inspiration they're challenging you to recycle/ alter something.
Frosted Designs Fabulous Friday Challenge is banners, well how easy and fun is that, every other layout I make these days has a banner so I love this challenge.
So combining the La-La Land and Frosted Design Challenges I made this:
My recycled items are the foam alphas in the background.  I stuck them down and covered them with paint.  Just a note, foam alphas suck up a lot of paint, so the color shows through a little but I like the look of it.  The stamped image is mostly fussy cut and paper pieced, with some copics and stickles added.
(patterned paper, from March Cocoa Daisy kit)
(ribbon, from stash jars, but some is MME)
(text bubble, MME)
(butterflies, AC)
(stamp, La-La-Land Hunny Bunny Marci)

Okay, so when I was visiting my favorite challenge blogs and discovered the words at Bird is the Word are Sparkle and Charm, I'll admit I thought, well maybe I'll play along next time.  And then when I first saw the fish paper below in my Cocoa Daisy March kit, I thought, I'll never use that side of the paper.  Well that being said, this layout should have never been...

Everything on here except the tape (which is the new Bella Blvd stuff) is from March's Cocoa Daisy kit.  As you can see, fish paper, and the word Sparkle in the title.  The sketch is from Stuck?!, which I did love at first site.  I'll likely use this sketch again!

Okay, and lastly I have a card to share for City Crafter Challenge Blog.  Their week 103 challenge is "Hat's Off to You!!!"  Well, I had to do this, as I have this lovely hat stamp set from Lawn Fawn, with a stamped sentiment that says, hats off to you!  Perfect, meant to be, all of that...

I know, this doesn't look like much, but there's a lot of fussy cutting going on here.  The card is made from scraps of MME.

Whew, that's about it.  I think I covered all sources of inspiration and products.  Hope everyone is enjoying their holiday weekend, if this is a holiday weekend for you!  And happy scrappin'!!!

25 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Sooooooo awesome you and Theresa got to hang out and scrap!! I loveeeeeeeeeeeee everything you made!! GORGEOUS!!

Jessie said...

All your projects are just awesome Lea! I really love the cute card :)
Hope you have a fun Easter!

Lizzy Hill said...

These are GREAT...it's wonderful to see you doing lots of scrapping...LOVE all that fussy cutting & I ADORE the fish LO that almost wasn't....& you're right, the foam alphas do absorb the paint, but they look really sweet. Happy Easter to you, too:):):)

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mandysea said...

It is great to have scrappy freedom!! sorry to see that SA is finishing but so understand! Your work is just gorgeous. Love the little hexagons... ooh and that little banner!! cute card too
Happpy easter!

Chantal Vandenberg said...

So awesome!!!!! I know exactly what you mean about scrappy freedom - I'll be getting more some soon! :D

Ros said...

Fabulous card! perfect for the challenge ... I love that you paper pieced them too ... many thanks for playing along at CCCB

Sarah said...

Great projects - I love the way you have used that tape on your LO.Thanks for playing along with us at Stuck Sketches!

Sarah said...

Great projects - I love the way you have used that tape on your LO.Thanks for playing along with us at Stuck Sketches!

yyam said...

These are delightful! Always nice to hang out with a good friend and just scrap away!

Lydia said...

Really adorable layout Lea! Love the banner and those photos. So glad you are playing along with us at Frosted Designs! Fun to have scrappy freedom! :)

Jess Mackenzie said...

FAB work! Love the tape and the hexagon pieces on your sketch layout!! Thanks so much for playing along at Stuck?! Sketches : )

Lynnda Hosni said...

Love both your layouts Lea... That Hexs is my new fave!!! I'm trying to get a stamps for that...I hope I can find one... Totally understand about the scrappy freedom...its sad about SA but I am sure...its for the better..[big hugs].... Love the card... so cute... i love those hats... Awesome... hugs..xoxo

Linda R said...

So many great creations. Your card is perfect for our challenge. Thanks so much for playing along with us at CCCB!

Linda Jordan said...

Gorgeous creations! I think that card is amazing, the little hats are so cute!! It's fun when you have time to participate in many challenges like that, looks like you had a great time!!

Linda
http://lasteve1.blogspot.com

Debbie P said...

I love your beautiful layouts and card! I'm gonna miss SA, but I know it had to be sooo much work! Keep sharing you work here! Love to check it out often. : )

cnelson said...

All your creations are just fabulous! Thanks so much for joining us at CCCB!

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

I happen to agree with you, it is surely nice to scrap because we want to, and with no deadline!!! : )
Wonderful work there, and I love those little hats on that card, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

Sue Althouse said...

Totally cute! Glad you are enjoying your scrappy freedom, that's what a hobby is for, right?

Angi said...

Super duper adorable!

Deb Hickman said...

Gorgeous !!!! I love the ribbon border on your first LO, great way to use up thevThickers too.xxx

Helen Tilbury said...

That card is really cute & loving those layouts - can see you had fun for sure! Sometimes we need to just give ourselves a break & have more freedom. Even if we love something it can eventually become a chore...

Yara said...

Love all your projects! Very happy for you enjoying your scrapping freedom! Like all the stash you used here, stamps, washi tape, ribbon,...!

mandysea said...

oooh, love the little banner in the first one!! and the fish - adorable!!! cute card!
you've scrapped up a storm for sure here!!!

Kim said...

Love your take on the Stuck?!Sketch....that fish pp is very cute!!!
Thanks for joining in the fun at Stuck?!Sketches