Monday, May 28, 2012

Creating for Scrapbook Steals: Authentique Free Bird Cardmakers Dream Bundle

     Good morning! Thank you for stopping by on this Memorial Day (in the USA, anyway :) weekend! I am so pleased to be able to show you what I was able to create for Scrapbook Steals today. It was so much fun to see what kind of cards I could come up with using the Free Bird Dream Bundle. The scrapbooking supplies provided in this bundle are so abundant! There was so much paper and so many embellishments, pretty much anything I thought of, I could make happen. Not only that, but each of the cards you see below has a twin. I made a total of 12 cards. And that was using only 1/7th of the actual kit! These scrapbook supplies are PLENTIFUL to say the least.  Scrapbook Steals Design Team member Cyndee, came up with a fun sketch for us to work with and here are some of my designs!

This one used that adorable little typewriter embellishment! I have a bunch left too so I can use them on more cards. Pop dots make the embellishments stand out so well too!

I really liked the simplicity of this one. I love that paper at the top too! 

We have many graduation parties coming up next month. I used some of the kit to make a few cards for the graduates. The phrases on the Authentique embellishments lend themselves well to cards like these!

I was able to satisfy my love affair with clouds with this one! Again, those embellishments are just perfect. 

There is no sentiment on this one for a reason :) The card is versatile enough that I thought I'd wait and see what kind of event I needed it for and add the sentiment later. 

I had fun making this one. I embossed the Free Bird papers and then sanded them to get the look I wanted. The texture and weight of the papers make it easy to emboss and play with them. 

Here is a photo of all of the cards that I made. Again, I only had 1/7 of the entire kit! Can you believe it? This bundle is LOADED! 

I am so glad that you stopped by to take a look today. If you are new reader...welcome! I'd love it if you would become a follower! Please feel free to leave a comment below. I read them all! Enjoy the rest of your weekend!

Scrap Happy~Melissa

Monday, May 7, 2012

A "Challenging" Weekend

     Well it wasn't a challenging weekend in the real sense of the word but I did get several scrapbooking challenges completed! Saturday was National Scrapbook Day. When I woke up, I was really expecting breakfast in bed or some sort of celebration to mark this momentous day. Shockingly, no one even wished me a Happy National Scrapbook Day. What a let down. Then...I went online. To say that the scrapbook community celebrated this event to its fullest is an understatement. There were contests, giveaways, sketches and so much inspiration! It was a fun day, though hard to keep up with all of the excitement. Fortunately, I did find time to complete all four challenges for Scrapbook Steals and one for Imaginisce too !

     For the first layout for Scrapbook Steals, we were asked to create a layout with a "Sassy Springtime" theme. It had to include flowers, pink, etc. Fortunately, this challenge also worked perfectly with the challenge over at Imaginisce that I was planning on doing which required flowers, pink & bling! So it is also my submission for the Imaginisce May Monthly Challenge.  I used the "Enchanted" collection for this layout of my twin nieces on their first birthday. It couldn't have been more perfect! 

     The other three challenge projects for Scrapbook Steals are below. I've also posted them on their Facebook page so I won't go into a lot of detail here. My exception is the first one below. I used a My Little Shoebox sketch for the layout. The Scrapbook Steals challenge was to use a photo of yourself as child. I found this beauty of myself as a 9th grader. It was quite interesting to recall what I was thinking about then and what mattered to me compared to what I feel now. I probably could have journaled on the whole 12x12 sheet about that one! I liked the idea of using travel themed paper because it has really been a journey to get to where I am now. And, I am so happy to be here! 

A challenge to use stitching and an inspiration piece. 

A layout based on the sketch by the fabulously crafty and lovely Misty Buck. My first of many Disney layouts that will be showing up around here! Her sketch was so fun. I loved it! 

Thank you so much for taking a look today. Have a wonderful day! 
Scrap Happy~Melissa