Wednesday, September 25, 2013

Yahtzee Challenge

This week's challenge for Child's Play Challenges is to be inspired by the game Yahtzee. This is the picture that can inspire you to create whatever kind of layout your heart desires.

I decided I better start some more of my cousin's wedding layouts. I was inspired by the dots on the dice & the photos. They reminded me of 4 of a kind in the game.

I used my Lucky 8 Punch for my scalloped background & added the black pearls to some of the white dots. I wrapped some  fancy floss around the end pearls & added the banner title.
I had this white dotted paper & thought I can just take a black marker & fill them in to look like the dots on the dice. Then I decided I would double mat the photos with it.
I added some Prima flowers to the ends of my scallop border.
I came across this saying & thought it went well with the photos since she had her hand on her little boy's chest.


SEI Wedding Kit paper & photo mats
Black Cardstock
Momenta Banner Stickers
Me & My Big Ideas Family Quotes Stickers
We R Memory Keepers Sew Easy Flamingo Fancy Floss & Lucky 8 Punch
Prima Say It In Pearls & Flowers
Martha Stewart Border  Punch
Rangers Black Soot Distress Ink & Distress Marker

I hope you can find the time to create something for the last week in September.
Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

Blues Clues

When I saw this weeks challenge for Child's Play, I knew I had to participate. This weeks challenge is based on the TV show Blues Clues.

When my son was about 2 years old, Blues Clues was one of his favorite cartoons. I have to admit it is one of my favorites too.  As you can see in the photos, he had multiple things from Blues Clues such as the inflatable Thinking Chair, a Blues Clues pillow & talking mailbox. He also had a stuffed Blue & his 2nd birthday cake was Blues Clues themed. I will have to do a layout on that another time.

I have had these Blues Clues stickers for quite awhile now. I am thinking I bought them at Archivers because they have quite a bit of cartoon themed stickers. When I was at my retreat in Wisconsin, I thought about putting the Mailtime song on the layout. We looked up the song on YouTube since I couldn't remember exactly how the song went. I dont know what happened in the middle photo with the white stripe but a friend of mine suggested that I write something on it because I didnt know what to do about it.  I didnt have everything with me for the layout so I waited until I came home to make it.

I do like my layouts to have some 3D embellishments so I have put some foam square dots behind most of the stickers. To me, the stickers look too plain just slapped on the page. I cut the letters for the Mailtime words on  my cricut & then inked them. I also inked the wood veneer quote with first white chalk ink & then tried distress stain. They soak into the wood so it didnt turn out too white but it is different from just right out of the package.

I used my scallop punch for the background of my sticker. For the Thinking Chair sticker, I cut around the sticker with my trimmer & used my corner rounder on the corners. I fussy cut the mailbox sticker, added foam dots & added it to the house sticker.


Bazzill Blue Cardstock
Creative Imaginations Paper
Sandylion Blues Clues Stickers
Queen & Co.  Washi Tape
Studio Calico Wood Veneer
Ranger's Barn Door, Milled Lavendar & Black Soot Distress Ink
Ranger's Broken China & Picket Fence Distress Stain
Prima White Fluid Chalk Ink
Cricut's Designers Calendar cartridge

I hope you can come play at Childs Play Challenges this week! We would love to see what you come up with! Link up your layout & you have a chance to win a prize at the end of the month or be one of our faves.

Happy Scrappin!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Gears Challenge

Hi everyone! Can you believe its September already? Hope everyone had a nice Labor Day weekend. Kids are back in school & I am afraid the warm weather will soon be a thing of the past. I wish the summer temperatures were year round.

This week's challenge at Child's Play Challenges is Toy Gears.

It reminded me of when my son was racing go karts. He is in the black & red -5 go kart.

I wasnt sure how I was going to use this background paper by Creative Imaginations but I bought it knowing I was going to use it for my son's racing layout. I made the gears with Tim Holtz Gadget Gears Bigz Dies on the Vagabond. I used black & red for the color of my son's go kart. Then I added the yellow & green buttons to go with the colors of the challenge & some colors in the photos.

I used my Sizzix embossing folder since it reminded me of  the dirt in the  photos. I got the idea from Megan when we were at  our retreat.  I used some Walnut Stain Distress Ink on it to give it some darker color. I also used Prima's Shabby Tote Fluid Chalk Ink on the vellum Superspeedway.

I hope you can find the time to join us at Child's Play Challenges. We have a monthly prize to give away if you participate. We would love to see what you come up with.

Happy Scrappin!
Hope you enjoy all my scrappy projects that comes from My Crafty Heart