Tuesday, March 17, 2009

THEN & NOW Design Team Challenge

Well, I am so glad I can finally post this layout. It's been ready for a little over 2 weeks. I did it early because of the Mega Crop. On the 10th of March, my husband & I celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary. So last month when Melissa gave us our assignment I thought I would do a layout of us. I had the Teresa Collins paper line (red, black, cream, and white), so not my colors. But I am very pleased with the results.

The title was cut out on the Cricut using the Storybook cart and I chalked around each letter in black. I distressed the edges of the clock and the corner cut outs. Then I inked all the edges and the card stock buttons with Staz On Black.

Here is a list of the challenges and products used.

We had to use at least 4 out of 10 challenges. These are the ones I did: used circles in my design, layer, layer, layer, tore paper, and hand cut a design out of pattern paper.

Products: Teresa Collins (paper, transparencies, chip board stickers & buttons), Bazzill cardstock, Heidi Swapp flowers, Say it in Crystal Bling, Ribbon, & Doodlebug Sugar Coated Brads.

Friday, March 13, 2009

TM Mega Crop Layouts

This is a layout and a tag I did at the Mega Crop. I do like the way both of these came out. The layout is of pictures I took on our vacation last summer in Tennessee. On our way up to Klingman's Dome the wildflowers were in bloom on the side of the mountain. I saw Tim Holtz do this technique on QVC awhile back. So I tried it on these pictures. I made a black and white, and colored copy of the same pictures. Glued TH fragments onto the color picture with glossy accents. After it was dry I cut around the fragments and glued it onto the color picture in the same spot. I really liked to effect it gave. I used Basic Grey for the matting, letters, and tag. Bazzill cardstock, brads, and I chalked the letters. I cut the flowers on my Cricut using the Walk in my Garden cart and cut 3 sizes of the same flower for each. I pop dotted in between each layer.

The tag was done with the BoBunny Birthday paper and sticker sheet. I added the brad, ribbon, and fiber to give it a dimensional look. I pop dotted the paper and stickers. After I stickled everything, on both sides. I will use this tag for my grandson's birthday coming up and then put it on a layout for his birthday party.

Monday, March 9, 2009


Hello Everyone,

I just want to start off by saying if you missed the TM MegaCrop Weekend, you really missed a good time. It was wonderful! Janet and her staff of teachers, workers, helpers, and Mark (Janet's brother) were AWESOME!!!! The only complaint I have is that the weekend flew by to quickly. I know it takes a lot to put on an event like they had this weekend and it takes a long time to prepare and set up. But you ladies and gentleman ROCK!!!!!!!!!!! I know ya'll are probably not even wanting to think about this right now, but I can't wait till the next time.

If you read my blog you will be hearing a lot about the Mama's or Mamarazzi's. This is a group of ladies that I scrapbook with. There are 8 of us and we always have a great time when we get together. If you think any of my layouts are good its because of the talented people I have the pleasure of keeping company with. They are great and we as a group always help, compliment, correct, and when asked are ready and willing to give suggestions, and opinions (good or bad) about what the other is working on. One is my true sister and the others are my very best sista's.

Now, on to the layout. I put this together for all of us. Our logo for our group is a camera, so I used my cricut cut them out, cut out the middle of the circles, put our pictures in each, cut out a blackout shadow camera, and pop dotted them. On my DS I used the Mickey Font's and put together my title. I cut this out of regular white card stock, used the new ink pots, and when that was dry I put glossy accents on top. They layout is on the core card stock and I sanded the edges to let the white come through. There are all different types of flowers, bling, rub ons, buttons, ribbons, and fibers. I did my layout before the event and put together a kit for each of them. They worked on theirs at the event.

I will be posting more of the layouts and tag I worked on this weekend later. Until then have a great day!!!!!!! Lisa

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

TM's Design Team Bio

  1. Tell us about yourself. What would you like everyone to know about you? Well, I am 47 years old, my husband and I have been married for 30 years. I am originally from around the Houma area, we moved to Youngsville almost 5 years ago. I have one daughter, and two sons. I have 4 grandchildren (1 boy and 3 girls), they are wonderful. I am a stay at home Mom now, but I worked at a bank for 14 years. I enjoy working in my yard, cross-stitching, reading, and cooking. But I must admit that Scrapbooking is my passion right now.
  2. What is your scrapbook style? I guess my style would be classified as Shabby Chic, but I have no rhyme or reason to my style. I just continue to put stuff together until I am happy with the results.
  3. How long have you been scrapbooking? I started collecting products about 9 years ago, but actually really started scrapping about 6 years now.
  4. Who do you scrapbook? Anyone and everyone. I started when my children were older (daughter is 26, one son is 23 and the other is 16)so I really need to go back. I have done some of the older pictures for each of them, but I still have a lot of catching up to do. But I don't let it stress me out. I also scrapbook my grandkids and my "Mamarazzi's". We have a group of about 8 of us that get together to scrapbook and we have lots& lots & lots of fun. We go to different scrapbook events all over and we have a great time.
  5. Name your top 3 tools. Cricut, Herma Dots, and Pop Dots.
  6. How are your inspired to get started on a layout? It is all about the pictures. If I have a certain picture I want to scrapbook, I will look until I find the right things to go with it.
  7. Do you have any great tips to share? I don't know about great, but just do what you like. There is no right or wrong way to scrapbook. Don't be afraid to try something new and always ask if you have a question.
  8. What is your favorite 3 embellishments? I have always loved the acrylic letters ( the ones that use to come in the soup can). I have used those on many layouts. I love flowers (size, shape, it doesn't matter). All the BLING (whether it be words, shapes, or just individual).
  9. What is your favorite paper line? If I had to pick one it would be Basic Grey, if all else fails BG, but there are alot of other really great lines out there. Little Yellow Bicycle and BoBunny.
  10. What is your favorite way to journal? This is what I really lack in. I don't like my own handwriting. So a lot of my layouts don't have journaling on them. If I do jounal I will either print it on the computer or write it on a tag and slip it behind something ( hidden journaling).

Birthday Card

Hi Everyone,

I am so excited about this weekend. It's the TM Mega Crop Weekend and I have been counting down the days. I don't think I am planning on getting much done, but it's just going to be nice to get away.

Also this Sunday is our youngest sons birthday. He is turning "16" OMG. I made him a card before leaving for the megacrop because I would not have time when I got back. Of course it could not be to mushy or over the top because he is 16 after all. But I like the way it came out. I used Little Yellow Bicycle Zach's Life, Cricut carts Graphically Speaking & Mickey Fonts.

I also finished my layout for the next DT challenge. I can't wait to post it. But Melissa would be really mad if I put it on my blog to soon. HAHAHA

Have a great weekend and I hope to see all of you in Breaux Bridge.