Tuesday, June 10, 2008

National Scrapbook Day

Okay, so I know that I'm a bit far behind, but I wanted you all to see what I've been working on the past couple of months. I thought it'd be perfect to start out with the two "award-winning" projects I did back on May 3rd at the Scrap N Yap National Scrapbook Day celebration. We spent 12 hours scrapping (and yapping!) at a local restaraunt & pumping out some might fine designs.

The first challenge they gave us was to creat our name tags. They gave us a little envelope full of goodies & we had to use everything in the envelope and whatever else we'd brought to make a lanyard style name tag. I'm proud to say that I won a QuicKutz set of dies for my design!

Supplied for my design was a black piece of cardstock, a white ribbon, a large pink foam flower, a small lime foam flower and a small piece of brown cardboard to hold it all together (on the back). I added my own touch with some turquoise twine, a pink ghost flower by Heidi Swapp, a pink star brad by Queen & Co., generic staples, and pink ghost letters by Heidi Swapp. The white gel pen was borrowed from Elizabeth Tuch and I have no idea what brand or even color it was.

Our next challenge was to take their supplies again and add whatever else we'd like and make a single page design. I had a picture I'd been dying to use, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity. There was a floral patterned strip, a solid Bazzill cardstock, a strip of ribbon, and a chipboard "O." As you can see, my design was "A Face Only a Mother Could Love" and I used the "O" for the O in Love. Mr. Beans' 8x10 was a perfect portrait for this! It was the floral patterned paper that I had the most fun with though! I embellished it and made it shiny and 3D by adding strips of transparencies (the kind you use on a projector in school) and green brads that I'd been holding onto for something fun like this!

In addition to the patterned paper, cardstock, chipboard "O" and piece of orange ribbon that I had to use, I added on brads by Provo Crafts, chipboard letters by Basic Grey, a piece of ribbon tape by Heidi Swapp as well as painting and finally adding Glossy Accents over it for an extra added shine.

Well I hope you enjoy these two projects. I look forward to posting a lot more once I pick my favorites. I can't wait for the Scrapbook Cruise to Ensenada that I'm taking on June 27th! Look for even more projects after I come back from that!

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