Monday, March 29, 2010

Platinum Scraps Easter Themed Layout

Rejoice, Jesus Is Alive!  This week over at Platinum Scraps we were challenged to render our take on a sketch by Rowena.  Initially,  I envisioned a child's layout complete with Bunny Rabbits and eggs and all the things that commercialize the Easter Holiday.  As I was on the phone late Friday night with CurlyLocDiva, I kept being pulled to do a layout about the Savior and what the Resurrection means to me.

With that in mind and many attempts with the Iphone to send pictures of my pattern paper to Curly and many failed attempts, she was able to assist me with the selection of the paper I wanted to use for my background.  I am a chicken when it comes to using Pattern Paper as a background.  Curly, girl you know you are a great teacher and I better not hear about this again.  LOL.  Truly thanks girl because without that key selection, I could not have completed this beautiful layout. 

I included a copy of the Resurrection Story as iilustrated with the Easter Eggs and tools.  You can purchase the eggs from any Christian Book story.  The eggs also work with the children's book, Benjamin's Box by Melody Carlson.

Tulips - Walk in my garden
Grass - Zooballo
Egg - Easter 2010 Mini
Lamb - Easter 2010 Mini
Child praying - A Child's Year
Cross - Indie Art
Church - Heritage
Fence - Heritage
Alive - Plantin Schoolbook
Sun - Soccer
Birdbath - Songbird
Rejoice, Jesus is - Songbird
Cuttlebug Embossing Folders: Divine Swirls, Swiss Dots, Tiny Mosiac

Monday, March 15, 2010


Here is my spin on the June 2007 Card sketch from Page Maps for this weeks challenge over at Platinum Scraps.  I have a wonderful Pastor and First Lady who are always there for me.  The past month or so has been really rough.  I lost my aunt then my grandmother.  Through this difficult period, they have been my anchor.  I received several gift items from a fellow messageboard member and it had a stamp that said " A friend is someone who reaches for your hand, but touches your heart" by Kathleen Grove.  This saying sums up our friendship perfectly.  I tremble when it comes to the weekly card challenges because I deem myself as more of a scrapper than card maker.  I am also afraid of pattern paper.  Being on the design team has made me step outside of the box.  Thanks for continually following me as I journey down the crazy road of craftin.

Supplies Used:

Cricut Cartridge:  Accent Essentials
Paper: Bazzill, Paper Trey Ink, and Patterned Paper
Punch:  SU Ticket Corner Punch
Cuttlebug Folder: Tiny Bubbles

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Family, Not Luck, But Love

Here is my take on the challenge at Platinum Scraps this week.  The sketch was provided by Patti Hutchinson and the theme had to be St. Patricks Day related.

I was like I have no pictures of anything St. Patty's Day, then while looking in my stash I came across these of my DGD, Symone and my DS, MJ at the park sometime in January.  Little Miss Symone had never been to the park with us and she did not care if she ever did from her reaction.  She did not like any of the park equipment; swings, slide, animals, none of it and she was not having it. 

No one could satisfy her but "Uncle".  She would not go to anyone but him.  Her reaction on each photo says it all.  When I am unsure or afraid, I can always count on the love and protection of family.

The Sketch
Patti Hutchinson

Family, Not Luck, But Love

Supplies Used:

Paper:  Bazzill Cardstock (solid paper)
Little Yellow Bicycle (patterned paper)

Cuttlebug Folder:
Tiny Bubbles (rainbow, gold coins)

Cricut Carts:
Storybook (font)
From My Kitchen ( recipe label)
Paper Doll Dress Up (leprechaun, pot of gold)
Hello Kitty Greetings (rainbow)
A Child's Year (horseshoe)

Fiskars Border Punch
Creative Memories Corner Rounder