Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Floral Sketch

Sketch challenges tend to be my favorite, and this week's TrailMakers sketch is fabulous! It calls for lots of flowers, which the TrailMakers March kit is perfect for! I used the kit plus a lot of Prima flowers, to create this layout of our trip to this bay last summer.

Go to the TrailMakers blog to see the kit, more inspiration, and join in the challenge.

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Little Yellow Bicycle

I am so happy that Lauri let me play with Little Yellow Bicycle's Twig line this month. I love the mix of cutsy and earthy elements, the blues, greens, and browns, and fabulous embellishments, which were just perfect for these pictures of South Africa. LYB's Lucky Me line coordinates so well with Twig and the brand new Prima and chipboard Thickers added the perfect touch! You can find all of these products in the Scrap Attack Scrapbooking store:

I cut the scalloped circle die cut paper in half and used Prima ribbon as a border to frame this picture of Cape Town, South Africa.

I used the second half of the die cut paper in this layout and oriented it horizontally. I love how the brown Prima bling adds a nice touch to this masculine page without making it too girly.

I used plenty of this gorgeous Prima lace to create a border around this two-page layout. The corrugated birds are so adorable and added that bit of whimsy that this layout needed.

I love the graphic designs that LYB put in these Twig papers -- they are beautiful and so easy to use. All of their papers work together so beautifully.

I used a lot of blocking in this layout to show off as many papers as I could from the beautiful LBY Twig and Lucky Me lines.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Challenge and Glossy Accents Tip

There is a new challenge at the TrailMakers! For this challenge I created a layout about eating crabs at the bay -- such fun! It was easy to use three different kinds of paper (one patterned paper and two kinds of cardstock) for the background and matting because the March kit is full of lovely paper! Check out the full kit and challenge here:

One of the cool things about this kit is that is comes with glossy accents. Glossy accents is a versatile tool and I used it to make a shiny chipboard embellishment. What I did was take the chipboard tag and colored it with paint. Once the paint dried, I applied a generous coat of glossy accents on top and let it dry overnight. The next day I had a nice shiny chipboard tag, which I finished off with some ribbon and alphabets from the kit! Here is a close-up:

Sunday, March 6, 2011

TrailMakers March Kit

This month's TrailMakers kit is my favorite so far. The papers are so lovely and the fabric thickers are the prettiest I have seen. I used this kit on this layout of our trip to the Bay and made a flower with part of the gorgeous ribbon included in this kit.

Check out the full kit and design team reveal at the TrailMakers blog:

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Love Song Challenge

I think the line "I can't resist your charm" from Lionel Ritchie's "Endless Love" describes Paris quite well and the TrailMakers February kit is also irresistible! Check out both the challenge and kit at the TrailMakers blog: