Thursday, August 12, 2010

Sydney's 10th Birthday Party Invites!

I just put the finishing touches (addding wiggly eyes) on Sydney's birthday party invites last night. I found this package of print-your-own invites at my friends yard sale earlier this summer for $1. Gotta love that. I could have totally made these on my own, but it was so fun cranking these out in just a few hours. The set came with these really fun lime green envelopes and I was thinking of dressing them up with a daisy accent or something and then Sydney came up with the suggestion of adding a turtle instead. It turned out to be perfect for this color scheme.

I diecut the little guy using my Silhouette with a design by Lori Whitlock. I had personally sent them several requests begging them to design a cute turtle with her as a designer for many months. In response they kept cranking out ugly turtle after ugly turtle by other people (sorry to the other designers out there) until I finally got the one I had been waiting for. I love his cute little scalloped bottom. Sorting out polka-dots on a dozen turtles was a bit of a pain, but they were done in 3 hours from beginning to end, so who am I to complain?
Thanks for peeking. :)

Monday, August 9, 2010

August Pagemaps Blog Challenge

About the only scrapbooking I get done these days is for various scrap challenges and Becky Fleck's Page Maps Blog challenges are always favorites of mine! I wasn't totally feeling this sketch when I started (a rarity when it comes to her stuff), but as I started going and made it fit my needs I ended up really enjoying it.

Here's the challenge Sketch:

The pictures and journaling are from a post I made here last June when I saw my actress idol, Keri Russell, in person. I was kinda fearing working with these precious photos and not doing them proper justice, but they were some of the only 3 vertical photos I had to play with and in the end I'm satisfied with how it turned out. Here's my take on it:

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper: BoBunny
Journaling Notebook: Making Memories
Flowers & Leaves: Prima
Buttons: Basic Grey
Ribbon: Michaels
Embroidery Floss: DMC
Fonts: Bernard MT Condensed &
SlashHmkBold (title) cut out on Silhouette

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