Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Some more challenges

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I am having so much fun (and getting some layouts done at the same time) doing challenges this summer! The first one is for Memory Making Crafts. This one is based on this sketch.

The final layout is another one for a challenge at Serendipity Scrapbooks. The requirements for the challenge are to use a shaped background paper, some hand cutting, some hand or machine stitching, and layering. The picture is of our Malamute, Quinson, who was only with us for four years.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Where did summer go?

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Where has summer gone?? The grandkids' baseball and soccer are finished, next week is our county fair and school starts on the first! I haven't had time to take even a long weekend away. Hopefully we will have a few days in September.
I have gotten a few layouts finished though. This first layout was for a challenge at Serendipity Scrapbooks which required fringing. I fringed the round flowers and the strips in the lower, left.

I did some stamping on this layout. The birds and the wispy flowers are stamped and some are cut out and added with foam tape.

The next layout was also done for a challenge at Serendipity Scrapbooks. For this one we were to create a border using non-typical scrapbooking items. I used some ephemera and images from Altered Pages for mine.

This final layout was another challenge at Serendipity Scrapbooks. We were to create a layout similar to one that was shown which used a LOT of hand cutting and layering.
The inspiration layout can be seen here.......
And here is my take on it:

Finally, I altered a puzzle piece for a friend. This was a large, floor puzzle piece. Her theme was freestyle (anything goes) using the colors of pink/mauve/black and a lime/sage green.