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Friday, July 22, 2011

Ohio Road Trip - Post 3

Closer images of the banners:

Ohio Road Trip - Post 2

Here are pictures of all the pennants:

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Ohio Roadtrip - Post 1

Okay, so at "some" point today I will be heading out to Ohio. So I decided that I would post the pennant I created for the Circle pennant contest. The guidelines stated we had to use the Birthday Bash cartridge for out pennant shape and the theme of the pennant should be based on where we live - I'm being general because there were more to the rules. Well, I'm from the south, born and raised (I trace back to the Native Cherokees), Georgia to be exact, so I considered peaches, peanuts, Atlanta, and other similar things. But I like to be different, so I started racking my brain for "different" and came up with Gone With the Wind. So, with that as my theme, here is my pennant:

Here is a closeup of the Magnolia tree I created. This is from a Martha Stewart border punch that I punched and the cut apart. I then hand glued all the pieces, last count was around 78 pieces. The blooms are made from tiny Prima flowers, from the milk bottle jars. I cut each petal off and then reglued to a small square of paper and cupped it as it dried. The centers look like Flower Soft don't they? They aren't. I went to a convention hoping to buy some, but no one was selling it this year. So desperation calls for creativity. I took a piece of brown scrap paper and using one of the dental tools I have, I scraped an area until enough of the paper feathered and shreddded then stuck it to glue in the center of the bloom. It gave it the perfect look.

This is Tara. I used the Circle Exclusive cartridge Pop-up Neighborhood for this image. I also used it for the trees. Cutting out a layer for a pop up tree and separating the pieces. I had used my version of Flower Soft, but I didn't like the look it had. The bushes are also the same pop up tree just in a larger size.
I added clouds and a fence. The fence is from the Old West cartridge and I can't remember just now where the clouds are from.

This is a closeup of Scarlet. The stickles on her jacket didn't show up well in this image, but you can see them better in others. I had drew her embroidery on the jacket and the feathered hat in made from scrap pieces. The girl image comes from the Circle Exclusive Shall We Dance. The dress is custom made. That is gold vellum for the underskirts. I did take a bit of liberty with her dress as this is not an exact replication of the drapery dress, but most people know exactly what it is when they see it.

I hope you enjoyed your visit today. This was a lot of fun to create. I can't wait to see all the pennants hanging around the room and I look forward to hunting for mine. I plan to post pictures of all the pennants hanging in a few days, so come back then.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Just You Wait!

I'm a so excited!

First: I will be traveling to Ohio to ProvoCraft's Circle Event there, where they will be showing off the exciting items they will release at CHA this week!

Second: While in Ohio, I will get to meet some of my online friends and I can't wait! This is going to be a great weekend.

Third: I am finishing up my projects that I will be taking with me to Ohio, so I will be autoscheduling them soon.

Do you want some temptation?

Okay - (not necessarily in this order) My pennant entry for the Ohio Roadtrip contest; My Calling Cards; My magnets < both for the swaps at Ohio; plus my container for the magnets.

If everything works properly, I hope to finish another project before I leave, but I'll play that by ear.

Also, I will be posting pictures at some points of all the fun stuff there. Unless we are told we can't show pictures yet, I plan to get them up on Saturday(maybe even Friday night). And cross your fingers, because we are supposed to get to do a Make-n-Take with the second quarter Circle cartridge, so I plan to post pictures for that as well!

Stay tuned for more!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Its A Wrap Blog Hop!

Hi everyone! This has been such a crazy week that I FORGOT about putting my post up! I apologize most profusely for this.
But so you don't get lost, here is the lineup

It's A Wrap Blog Hop Line Up
Cool Beans by L.B. (HOST)
Debbie from Deb's Eclectic Thoughts
Cindy from In Love With Paper
Amy from Amy's Digi-Scraps <-- you are here!
Next Stop > Cindy from Scrap-Obsessed
TX Scrapper Mom
Scrapalette from Around the Block with Scrapalette
Suzelle from
Confessions of a Scrapaholic
Stephanie from Once Upon a Paper
Brenda from Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker
Random Thoughts of a Scrapbooker
Maria from Stamp Cut Create
Terri from
Lori Apgar from
I came, I saw, I created
Anabel aka cricutaddicted from
Michele from Green Girl Scraps
Alicat from
Everything Digital Scrapbooking
Robin, The Scrappin' Delta Diva
Gamma's Creative Corner
Paper Crafting Chic

Monday, July 11, 2011

An ABC Swap Angel

I was fortunate to participate in an ABC swap as an angel. What does that mean? Well, I was too late to sign up for the actualy swap, so when a few people weren't able to fulfill their obligation, a call was posted for "angels" to take their places. I was able to sign up for the letter "G" and I am doing a Goldfish. The swap is for a child's ABC book of letters with matching pictures. I had to quickly create 26 identical layouts for my letter.

These are 6x6 pages on white cardstock. I had a mottled aqua-blue cardstock that I used to make the fishbowl, and orange/gold paper for the goldfish and lettering. The fishbowl and godlfish is from the Animal Kingdom cartridge. The large "G" with black shadowing is from the Micket Font cartridge and the "Goldfish" word is from Printing 101 cartridge.
I also used clear Skittles for the bubbles and inked the fishbowl esges with CTMH Denim inkpad. I outlined the fish with a black pen.

Thanks for looking. I hope you enjoyed it.