Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 36 (Wednesday)

Don't forget, I said this would be a 30 minute max page...
Pull the following and come back Friday to see how it all fits together.
1 piece of 12x12 cardstock
1 piece of cardstock/paper to mat your photo. same width (or .25" wider), but add about 2.5-3" to the height of your picture
grab your paper scraps and pull out a bunch that look good together
pull your favorite border punch or two
a couple buttons that go with your scrap papers 5-8 (or other embellishments with similar colors
title letters (stickers, chipboard, thickers, etc)
journaling - there will be room for a sentence or two
title - plan on same with as your picture

Monday, November 28, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 36 (Monday)

I hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving and a fun long weekend.  I stayed up late every night because Chris worked the weekend overnights which gave me lots of play time after the girls were in bed and now I'm bummed that this long weekend is drawing to a close.  Worked on some more OWH cards, some treats for the local collegiate members of my sorority, created a cute little coaster for my scrapbook table, wrapped some Christmas presents, started teaching my kiddos how to cross stitch and unearthed my scrapping table.  Now, it's time to get a page done - are you with me? 
We'll work our way back in slowly with a super super easy page.  Seriously - this one can be a 30 minute page (MAX!)  You will want to grab one landscape photo - at least 5x7, but can be bigger - mine is 6x9ish.  Go NOW. Grab your picture and come back Wednesday for the next step!

Friday, November 25, 2011

Operation Write Home Part 5

Because it takes several weeks to get to the troops, I created some Valentine's/Love cards.

There are several more that I didn't get an example made, but had all the part prepared. As I get those created, I'll post them as well.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Operation Write Home Part 4

This one is based off a card by Becky Roberts of Inking Idaho. I adore that woman. She has some of the most adorable projects & cards. Anyway - this is Basic Grey's Green at Heart line (the patterned paper) and it was fun to cut up about 150 strips of paper. This one is a bit more time intensive than my normal type, but I think the result is worth it.

This was a fun and simple one. Love the Itty Bitty Gumball machine along with the bright fun paper. I've been trying to find something to do with this paper for a LONG time. Couldn't quite pull this one together until I saw the ribbon at AC Moore. Then it all came together!

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Operation Write Home Part 3

The rest of the cards were not done that day, but I'll get them done over the next few weeks.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Operation Write Home Part 2

The one above we did not work on that day, but I've been working on it for a few minutes each day. It's really simple and I love the grey, white & black with just a little red.  This next one is one of my favorites AND they don't get much simpler than this! We did get those done that day. Wish I remembered what brand of paper this was (brown with pink & red hearts) because I'd love to get a bunch more sheets of it!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Operation Write Home Part 1

These next couple posts won't have much writing associated - just pictures.  Enjoy & have a wonderful Thanksgiving week!
These are the first three that we worked on. Unfortunately, I forgot the Word Window punch & ribbon for the pony one, so those didn't get finished. (That's probably my least favorite, but I thought they would be appropriate for birthday cards for little girls). 

Friday, November 18, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 35 (Friday)

I'm writing this at half time of the VT/UNC football game Thursday night.  I'm all warm and snug in sweats and fuzzy socks in my scrapbook room while Chris is turning into a human popsicle at the game in Blacksburg.  I think the reason this page caught my eye in the first place is because of the little cute Christmas people. This one was on the Imaginisce blog, so I'm guessing it's Imaginisce product. For those of you who aren't familiar with Imaginisce - they are the makers of one of my very favorite tools - the i-rock. Here is the link for the inspiration page . It's the one by Courtney Lee.  This is very funny to me, because that's my sister's name (her maiden name). 
I did mine a little different - I mirrored the page and created a two page spread out of it using an Accessory Sheet that I bought a year ago by My Minds Eye. I say it and fell in love with it. It's perfect to use on pages about little ones at Christmas time, so I thought these pages about playing outside in the snowstorm of 2009 would be perfect. 
Next week, for Thanksgiving, I'm going to take a one week break from Mystery Scrap to try to catch up on some other projects.  But stop by anyway - each day I'll post a couple of the cards from my Operation Write Home/ZTA card making event this past weekend.  We didn't get to all of the cards, but I'll keep assembling them so that by the time the box is ready to go, there should be 300 or so cards. Have a great Friday & hope everyone gets some scrappy time this weekend!

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 35 (Wednesday)

Did anyone miss me this morning?  I usually try to do my posts the night before and have them post just after midnight. Last night we went to a fundraiser event for the March of Dimes and by the time we got home I was beat. So beat, that I apparently forgot to set my alarm clock and awoke to my 5 year old coming into my bedroom this morning! That meant I didn't 'get it done before work either!
Anyway - the page this week has very little in the way of embellishments! You will need:
1 piece of 12x12 cardstock or patterned paper
3  2-3" decorations (I used pre-printed die-cut people - Accessory Sheet by My Minds Eye)
3 or 4 1-2" decorations
sticker letters (fairly small ones)
your title will need to be pretty short
journaling could be in place of one of the 2-3" decorations
See you Friday!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 35 (Monday)

For Mystery Scrap Week 35, you will need 3 portrait oriented 4x5 photos. white border optional!
See ya Wednesday!

Friday, November 11, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 34 (Friday)

Life got in the way of scrapbooking this week. Things have been so hectic lately - much of it self-induced, so I really can't complain. This weekend, I'm organizing a card making event with my sorority alumnae group for Operation Write Home and have busily been designing cards and making packets so we can make about 20 of each card.  Since I've been so gung ho with that, I put off my Mystery Scrap page for this week and just don't have the energy this morning to whip one out. (The picture I finally chose last night just doesn't inspire me.)
So - the point is -I don't have a "my version" to show you today. I may or may not try to put one together once this card making event is done. (I should probably start working on  next week's so I'm not a slacker two weeks in a row!)
I will try, however, to post pictures of each different card we make tomorrow, so that will be fun.
One more thing - I'm looking for someone who would be interested in guest hosting the Mystery Scrap sometime in the next few weeks.  You would need to pick a page as inspiration, create one of your own based on that inspiration page and write out the supplies needed... Let me know if you are interested!
Ok - finally, here is the inspiration page for this week... have at it!

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 34 (Wednesday)

Background paper - solid color cardstock
4 pieces of patterned paper 3"x5"(or complementary colored cardstock) one of these will double as your journaling spot, so graph paper, lined paper or light paper would be perfect
5 small (1"-ish) embellishments
1 brad or gem
paint (for splattering if desired)
2 little scraps of paper for subtitle, date, or phrase
twine - 3 4" lengths (or one 16" length)
stickers or cricut letters - fairly short title (width you have to work with is 3", but could break longer words up into multiple rows)

Monday, November 7, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 34 (Monday)

I need a super super easy one this week, so if you've not done one in a while, this would be a good one to jump back in on! Grab one 3x5 portrait oriented photo. If you typically scrap events, challenge yourself on this one to tell a story that is not event based. It could be about a favorite place, time of year, person, memory - whatever you want.  See you back here Weds for the supplies list.

Friday, November 4, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 33 (Friday)

Super quick post this morning (I forgot to do it last night before bed).
As I said earlier in the week, this one is based of a sketch from Sketch  Click here and it's the third one down. Be sure to check out the rest of the site including the 2 page sketches.
Here is my take on the sketch - one of my last few pages for the informal Layout A Day that the ScrapHappy group did in October. Glad I made it through that (partly because I ended up being drawn as the winner! but partly because I now have 31 more pages done than I would've otherwise!)  I really liked using the ribbon pieces because they turned out to be almost an embellisment. I love how they subtly add interest, color & texture. Hope everyone has a great weekend and can set aside a few minutes for some play time.

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Mystery Scrap Week 33 (Wednesday)

paper 1: 12 x 1/2” & 12"x3/4"
paper 2: 12"x2.5"& 3/4"x12" (light color)
paper 3 12"x .5" or ribbon: 3/8"-.5" x 14" (so you can wrap around the back of the page & tape down)
3-5 embellishments (punched pieces, stickers, chipboard pieces, etc.)
Random pieces of ribbon (could be a variety of colors or all same color in different shades/patterns)
title: approx 1" letters (stickers, cricut letters, etc.)
journaling - ~2"x4" of space