Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Before & After - WSB Challenge 21

The latest challenge over at Whimsical Scraps & Bugs was to use the ampersand (&) from any of the Cricut cartridges on some type of project - could be layout, card, altered item, it did not matter. So for my project, I used the ampersand from the All Mixed Up cart on a layout about my most recent haircut that I am not crazy about. Thank God it is growing back fairly quickly and I don't plan on doing anything to it for a long time! Well, I don't think so anyway!!

I need to make sure to give credit to Stephanie over at iScrap. She is a DT member for WSB and she is one amazing scrapper! Her sketches are just fabulous and I have to admit I pretty much scraplifted this one completely from hers that was titled, A Good Read and used the Don Juan cartridge. Click here to check out some of Stephanie's amazing work! I also want to make sure I give some love to my son, TJ, too. He took the top photo of me one morning a week or so ago and I think he did a really great job. He loves cameras & taking photos and I am hoping he gets more into it as he gets older.

For my layout, I used All Mixed Up, Opposites Attract, and Mini Monograms. The cardstock is The Paper Studio and the other papers are Making Memories. Also, all this pink is quite a stretch for me and a challenge unto itself. I do like pink, but I am just not use to scrapping it a lot as I have mostly guys pages and stuff. So it was definitely fun to step out my little safety zone! I did some faux stitching around the edge of the die cut paper with a pen for some more detail and inked the edges of some of the papers with Studio G ink in a really deep fuschia. The silk flower is actually from the Dollar Tree. I just buy them in bunches there, get exactly what I need, then take them apart when I get home. Super easy and super affordable. The funky ribbon I picked up at Wal-Mart but I don't remember the brand.

This was a super easy project thanks to Stephanie's awesome sketch! I hope you take the time to jump on over to the WSB blog and see what all the DT members did. There are some super, super cute projects on the site! Make sure to leave us a comment too - we would love to hear what you have to say!

Happy Scrapping!


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6 comments:

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Leanne said...

Hey! I hated that I missed this challenge please forgive me!! Just wanted to say I love your layout (and I really like your haircut, what do you not like about it?) I know it's fun when you get to actually scrap using girly stuff flowers, pink, ribbon!! I love having guys but every once in a while it's fun to scrap and be all girly!! You did a awesome job on the challenge (but you always do!) I can't wait till the next one and I will try not to miss no more!!

Amy said...

I love your page. Will have to check out Stephanie's sketches. Is that stitching all the way around the background paper? Beautiful. Also just wanted to say that I think your haircut is cute, from what I can tell in the picture anyway. :) Have a great day!

Enfys said...

I love that photo of you - you look young, fab and funky, all the things I wish I was! Gorgeous layout..
hugs
En x

Stephanie said...

TERRIFIC job Crystal! I love your layout! It's beautiful! Your haircut looks great also! It makes me want to go and get mine cut too!!

Roberta Laliberte said...

Great job, I love your page! The colors are delish.

Roberta

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