Wednesday, August 10, 2011

SF Technique & Theme August Challenge

Happy Wednesday, everyone!  It’s Jessica, here to share my Monthly Challenge with you!
I received this gorgeous line of paper from Kaiser Craft called “Shaken Not Stirred.”  When I first saw it, I immediately thought of some a card playing or poker type of layout.  Then realized that pictures from last year’s Scrapping Frenzy’s Red Carpet Convention were absolutely perfect to use!
Here is my layout:
I took one sheet of the printed paper “Pierce” and slightly trimmed it to use as a background sheet on top of a sheet of basic white cardstock – of course with all edges inked with Cats Eye Charcoal.  I then used a sheet of black cardstock and used it for putting my pictures on, after matting them with the red glitter cardstock.
Next, I took the printed sheet “George”, which is striped on one side and has lots of other design strips on the other side.  I cut out the top border piece from this paper.  I also used a small circle of it for my center embellishment.
I added a few scallop stitches, which is our technique challenge for this month, and a few black X stitches on the corners of the paper.  I also stitched down the button in the center of the page.  Last thing I added was my journal box and my red glitter title, which I cut using the Cricut and the All Mixed Up cartridge.
SF Supplies:
  • Kaiser Craft Shaken Not Stirred Collection – Pierce, George
  • Cardstock – Red Glitter, Black, White
  • Ink – Charcoal Cats Eye, Moonlight White Tsukineko Dew Drop
  • Ranger Ink Glossy Accents
  • Sticky Thumb Adhesive
  • Mini Glue Dots
  • Red Button
Other Supplies:
  • Red and Black sewing thread
  • Bazzill Stitching Templates – Granny Stitches
  • CM journal box
Remember, you can play along!  We would LOVE to see your versions of these challenges, so head on over this THIS POST for more information!
Have a scrappy weekend!!

Thursday, July 28, 2011

SF July Sketch Challenge

Happy Thursday, everyone!

I’m here to share my take on this month’s sketch challenge, and just so you remember… here is the sketch:
And here is my layout:
I’ve always heard that making a visual “triangle” in your layout will make your eye move around the layout much easier.  If you look, I have made a visual triangle from the yellow… (the yellow star on the top, to the yellow photo mat on the bottom left, to the big yellow letter on the patterned paper on the bottom right).  I have also used the Candi embellishments and the dew drops to create other triangles.
Here are a few close-ups of my layout:
I hope this has inspired you to create your own layout from this sketch!  We sure look forward to seeing your version, so please email it to us!  Don't forget to stop by the Scrapping Frenzy blog to check out all the other Design Team members projects for July!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend!!

Scrapping Frenzy supplies:
  • The Paper Studio – Alex’s Alphabet
  • Cats Eye Chalk – Chestnut Roan
  • Yellow Cardstock
  • White Cardstock
  • Sticky Thumb adhesive
  • Glue Dots
  • Dew Drops by The Robin’s Nest
  • Candi Embellishments by CraftWorks
  • Ribbon/Fiber
Other supplies:
  • Poppy Retro Lace Cardstock by KI Memories
  • Notebook Border Punch by EK Success

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

SF Technique & Theme July Challenge

Hi all!  Happy Tuesday!
Here is my Technique (paint) & Theme (travel) post for this month... it's live over at Scrapping Frenzy too!  
This is a couple of pictures that I took when my husband and I were flying to New Jersey last fall.  One of us on the plane and one of a lake that to me, kinda looked like an outline of the US.  It’s silly, I know… but I thought it made for a interesting picture!  HAHA!
I had the chipboard flower that was already painted, so I thought I would make the brackets match it, or at least the best I could.  I took some plain chipboard swirly brackets and some gray acrylic paint and went to town.
The brackets were still a little too dark, so I took my silver inkpad and, using a foam brush, “painted” some of the silver ink on top.  It gave it just enough sheen and made it stand out off the page a little.

For my title, the black letters were too dark with my background being black, but the silver letters were too bright and shiny and took away from the layout.  So, I used my silver ink pad and foam brush and painted my letters with the silver ink, to get the color I wanted for this layout.

I cut circles out out my patterned Foof-A-La papers and some cardstock and lined them across the bottom of the pictures.  I outlined the cardstock ones in Stardust Stickles.  Also in the Foof-A-La papers, I cut a strip of arrows and placed down the left side of my pictures.  I used the Stardust Stickles on some of the arrows to dress it up a little bit.
Here are a few close-ups:
 Remember, we would LOVE to see your interpretation of our Technique & Theme challenge this month!  Feel free to email it to me at and I will gladly share it for you.  Or, you can always post it as a picture to the Scrapping Frenzy facebook page!
Scrapping Frenzy Supplies
  • Orange Cardstock
  • Black Cardstock
  • Foof-A-La paper line (Directions, Global, Euro)
  • Cats Eye Chalk – Charcoal
  • Stardust Stickles
  • Glue Dots
  • Silver Pen
Other supplies:
  • Gray acrylic paint
  • Silver Ink pad
  • American Craft Thickers (title letters)

Saturday, July 2, 2011

July Challenges

Welcome to July!!

The NEW monthly challenges have been posted over on the Scrapping Frenzy website!  Be sure to stop by and check them out!  Once again, there will be a giveaway at the end of the month for those who have participated and linked up their projects.  Or you can always email me a picture to and I will link them up to Scrapping Frenzy's site!

I can't wait to see what your take on these projects!  Stay tuned for my posts later in the month!!

Monday, June 27, 2011

June Monthly Sketch Challenge

Hi all!  My sketch for Scrapping Frenzy's June Monthly Sketch Challenge is finally here!  I hope you enjoy it!

July 4th is right around the corner & the “The Freedom Collection” by Reminisce is the PERFECT collection to scrap up all your pictures of fireworks, BBQ parties, patriotism, family gatherings, and summertime fun!

The sketch:

My take:

And here are a few close-ups:

Don't forget, you can still play along with us, just by visiting THIS POST for more information.  There are ONLY a couple of days left until the end of the month!  And it's rumored there might be a prize giveaway for those that participate :)

Stay tuned for July's Sketch and Technique posts!

Sunday, June 26, 2011

Sneak Peek!

Okay... so it took me a little longer than a day to get this completed, but it's done now...

Here is a little sneak peek of my Monthly Sketch Challenge.  It will be posted in full over on the Scrapping Frenzy website bright and early on Monday morning!

I hope you enjoy!

Don't forget to check back on Monday on the Scrapping Frenzy website for the full reveal!

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Monthly Sketch Challenge

Hi all!

A quick reminder about the Monthly Sketch Challenge going on over on the Scrapping Frenzy site!  We would love for you to play along!!  You have until June 30th to post your take on the sketch... visit THIS POST for more information!

Check back tomorrow for my version of this sketch... it will be posted here and on Scrapping Frenzy as well!

Also, don't forget about the Monthly Technique & Theme Challenge going on as well.  You can see my version of it by visiting my post here!

Enjoy and have a great week!!