6/28/2011

Scraplift Challenge at Crop Addict!

I am so excited!!!! For my last challenge at Crop Addict as the Featured Designer of the month, I contacted Jaime Warren...my Scrap Idol...to ask her if it was OK to use the layout below to scraplift. Her layouts always inspire me with all the extra little goodies she adds and looks so effortless.   And I just love the photos she takes of her kids.  Maybe someday I will be able to do something close to what she does!!! She quickly emailed me back and told me that she would LOVE for us to use it!


So, I got to work on mine! Hoping that I would come close to creating something as wonderful as she did! With everything going on in my life right now I decided to create a page of me...which I never do! I actually found it therapeutic! And I am not too upset with how the picture of me came out that I took the other day! (too much light, but!!!!)
Supplies used: 
pattern paper-Echo Park Dots and Stripes, May Crop Addict kit
cardstock-Coredinations
embellishments-Echo Park, K and Co.  

Now it's your turn.  You go create a page of whatever you like that will make you feel good using Jaime's page! You have until July 2 at 12 AM PST to get it posted in the June challenge gallery and then make sure you post it in the forum for us to see too.  Can't wait to see what you come up with!!

Thought I would share my technique for this month too! I haven't unpacked my Big Shot yet, so I was fooling around with my embossing plates and some sand paper one day.  It really creates a cool texture on your paper.  It's very easy to do.  Just lay the embossing plate underneath your paper with the bumpy side touching your paper and sand away.  You do want to be careful that you stay away from the outside lines of the plate so you don't get the lines in it.  I also found that if you use a finer sand paper, you don't have as much trouble with the outside lines.
Here's a few pics to help see what I did!




Here's another page I created that I used the embossing plate, sanding tool and Coredinations cardstock.

Thanks for stopping by today! Stop by Crop Addict and see what's going on there!
Have a scrap happy day!



3 comments:

Lynn said...

Great lift and thanks for sharing techniques. I so forget about the embossing side. DOH! It adds a lot of dimension.

Pamela said...

Both of your layouts are great!

Beth said...

I'm not familiar with Jamie Warren's work, but her page is darling & I believe you did her page justice with your own version!

I also really like that sanded embossed page a lot!!