Monday, April 25, 2011

Challenge #2~April Showers Challenge~Week 2

This spring has been a perfect photo-op for rain, splashing, umbrellas, rain coats and boots!  It sure has been soggy here!  April's kit couldn't have been a more appropriate fit for our very wet spring.  I love this picture of my daughter jumping in a puddle!  I altered it to black and white to really showcase all of the cute Crate Paper extras.  I enjoyed layering some of the sticker borders from the kit and adding some of the fun elements to the page.  
Items used not included in the kit are the buttons and alphabet stickers. 

Monday, April 11, 2011

Tanya~Week 2~Banner Challenge

There is a great challenge this week Trail Makers challenge blog.  We are to draw inspiration from the blog banner and create a project.

  The possibilities with this are endless, you could use it as a sketch to create a layout/card or you could use the colors, swirls, ribbon as embellishing inspiration!  Get creative and make something inspired by this banner.  I chose to create a card purse using a template from Krisis Kreations.  Here's a teaser for it!  What a great idea for all of those beautiful cards!  It's also a perfect gift box if you create a lovely card set for someone. 

I created my card purse using the blog banner as inspiration AND using Trail Makers April Kit filled with deliciously, springy Crate Paper! 

All items except for the ink can be found in the Trail Makers store!

Friday, April 1, 2011

Fun in the Neighborhood Blog Hop!

The time is here!  How much fun is this...we are having a progressive dinner at Trail Makers!  Please join along for great fun and inspiration.  Have you ever gone on a Progressive Dinner?  Here is how it works. There is a group of people who would love to have dinner together.  The entire group travels to each other's houses.  The first house hosts the salad, second the main dish, third drinks, forth side dish etc.  Our wonderful leader, Sandi, pulled inspiration pictures for us to have a "Progressive" Scrappy Dinner.  Below is a list of the different hosts.  Please stop by for a visit-take on the scrappy challenge and win a prize and make friends!

If you've made it this far, you are ready for the entertainment :)  We are going to use this picture to inspire us. 

Here is my inspirational layout. 
I used mostly April's Kit for this layout with an addition of some Clear Snap ink and BG pearls and extra buttons from my stash.

Here is how I was inspired:
circle table:  large circle on LO
pleated curtains:  pleated sticker border
playing cards:  tags from Scrap Matters (our sponsor this month)

If you started here your next stop is Trail Makers Challenge Blog

Please leave a comment and a link to your "card playing" layout/project to be entered in for an RAK!