Sunday, June 7, 2009

StampTV Challenges


This layout is a sketch from Erika's weekly scrapbooking challenge over on GinaK's StampTV. I love doing these challenges, because they force me to do a layout. My goal for 2009 is to make 52 pages. I still have time to get that accomplished, although I am very behind. Moving to within two hours of my baby sister in a week or so will help, because she's a scrapper.

I used Basic Gray Aged & Confused paper. This paper fits my oldest so well, it's like it was made for him. It's complex and beautiful, just like he is. There are embossed chipboard stars from BG, and all the other stars are from an old scrappin' kit from My Mind's Eye. They are well distressed, embossed and Glimmer Misted to within an inch of their lives! I also added bits and pieces of the metal that I always pick up when we are out. Yesterday when we were geocaching, I picked up three more of those old pul tabs. I do my part. The tag is from the Crafty Secrets Travel  Creative Scraps. I reach for these constantly! 

This card is for Cammie's color challenge over at STV. We were to use red and blue, but not in a patriotic card. Red & Blue are not my colors, so I was out of my comfort zone before I even got started! I used GKD Bold Flowers for the dots and the tree stumps. I added lots of Christmas Red Stickles, of course! Not bad for red and blue!

7 comments:

Sharri Seffens said...

Carla,
Great job on both challenges! Love the red, white and blue christmas card!
I nominated you for a blog award, visit my blog to check it out. http://istamp4u.blogspot.com.

Marie said...

Your layout AND your card are both gorgeous. And if I remember correctly, you took the picture of your son? It is AMAZING. Moving 2 hours closer to your sis means you are only 2 hours or so from me...one of these days we'll have to plan a "blogging friends" craft retreat...Chrisi at stampmonkey.blogspot.com isn't too far either!

Noelle Reese said...

OH MY GOSH! That layout ROCKS!!! I love the card too obviously, but I can only focus on the layout LOL
HURRY and move! I miss you a ton. With no voice at all [Troy called me MORGAN] LMAO I could not call and chat. It is a little better today so I think by tomorrow I can talk again. I missed a whole WEEK of work! That has only happened when I have been in another state or having a baby!
ILY
N.

Pat (mspfd) said...

Love your scrapbook page and card. Both are super. You do such good work.

Want to hear more about the move!

~amy~ said...

good grief sista...you are certainly staying busy...I absolutely adore the lo! wowza and the card?! woot woot...I love red and blue together...sue-pah sweet!!!!

Kathryn said...

Carla,

This card is super cute--love that cute polka-dot theme!

Also BTW, there's a little surprise for you over at Kitchen Table Crafter ;) Hint-hint wink-wink...

Have a great day!
--Kathryn

thefrugalcrafter said...

Love how you did the stars on the first LO, they look like rusty tin, cool, good luck with the lo challenge! I need to visit stamp tv!