Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Best Witches - Design Team Entry

I found a really cool challenge blog yesterday: Mothers & Daughters Creations. They happen to be running a Design Team Call, and they provided a page sketch for their first challenge and required a Halloween themed page...I took a really cute photo of one of my nieces at our Halloween Party on Sunday, and it inspired this layout:
I had to turn the sketch on its side to make it work for me, but I was really happy with the results. I am leaving the journaling blank for her mom to fill in - I think it is going to make a great Christmas gift!
I used lots of pop dots for dimension. The ghosts are supposed to be rub ons. I bought them last year at Michael's and they don't work...but no worries! I just trimmed around them closely, added adhesive to the back and turned them into stickers.

I used my Paper Dolls Dress Up Cart and my Cricut to cut the spider webs. I decided to heat emboss the largest one to add some shine.
I don't know if I have time to complete all of the recent challenges to qualify for the Design Team call, but I am going to give it a try!

Sunday, October 19, 2008

Method Playground Challenge 29 - Rub Ons

I have been peeking at all the fun challenges going on over at Method Playground for the past several months and I have finally decided to play along! The current challenge is to make a layout using rub-ons as the only embellishment. I had so much fun with the first one, I decided to go for two!The first one uses Heidi Swapp boy rub-ons and Heidi Swapp fuzzy crimson rub-ons (which I had never used before but I really love!). I did use a stamp for the journaling blocks - hope that doesn't break the rules! The pics are of my oldest son on the BMX track at Goshen Scout Reservation. We had a lot of rain at summer camp that year and the track was sooo muddy! He loved it!

The second layout uses some fall themed rub-ons I picked up at WalMart a couple of weeks ago. The packaging referred to them as "stickers", so I was surprised when I got them home and found out they were actually rub-ons. Thank goodness for this challenge or I might have returned them!! For the layout, I rubbed most of them directly onto the Basic Grey blue cardstock, but some of them went onto a rust-colored cardstock and got cut out. (I felt the layout needed a little "pop"!) The pic is a friend of my son on our annual trip the local pumpkin patch. It is one of my favorites because I just love the colors and the expression on his face.

This challenge was great because it got me to scrap these pics which have been sitting in a photo album since 2003. Thanks for the inspiration! I am looking forward to the next challenge.