Monday, September 28, 2009

Creative Twist Up Close & Personal Challenge

Hello, Hello! Sorry to all that I haven't been posting much crafty goodness lately! It seems though that God is taking care of things for my family and the days are getting easier! I promise to get back on track and have some more posts this week than I have had in the past two weeks!

It is Monday, which means my regular Creative Twist DT challenge post! This week, the awesome Christina gave us an absolutely fabulous challenge that I just loved! It was an 'up close & personal' challenge, meaning to use a photo that was a close up or zoomed in on someone or something. I chose this photo of my rockin' hubby, Andy. I took it back in April during our annual NASCAR trip. We always go to Fuddrucker's in Grapevine, Texas for dinner the Saturday before the big race. He ordered the biggest burger you could get! He is a big guy and as you can see from the photo, that is one HUGE burger too! Yes, he did finish it all too...and the yummy cheese fries!

It seems I have another new love of late too....81/2 x11 layouts! I finally stepped out of my comfort zone a few weeks ago and did my first one. I am hooked! I absolutely love them and will definitely be incorporating them into my regular scrappy style! And, I really liked how this one turned out too! I used Reminiscence, K&Co., MME and Making Memories paper along with some fiber from the Lady Marmalade Gauche Alchemy kit, and some vintage buttons I have been hoarding for awhile. Love, love, love vintage yummies! The rub-on is Making Memories as well, and the journal tag is Heidi Swapp. I used Thickers (pajamas felt font) for the title and I am definitely getting the most out of these little guys! See, those "l's"? They use to be "i's"! And that "i" in American used to be a "j" & the "a" at the end of American was a "d" in a former life! I am a firm believer in getting the most bang for your buck and this is such an easy way to use all the letters! I also have to admit I love how my little flower turned out! As you can tell, since I am always using them, I love making these cute little flowers and they are super easy too! This one I sewed together using some Bazzill thread. I also used StampCraft ink in black and coffee to distress the background paper and journal tag.

Make sure you hop on over to Creative Twist and check out all the terrific projects the other DT members came up with! If you play along with the challenges you will be entered to win a gift certificate! And, there is currently an AMAZING fall challenge blog hop going on that Creative Twist is participating in! Make sure you start out at Scrapsketch and enjoy the blog-hoppin' party! Happy Scrapping!

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3 comments:

Callista said...

Crystal, glad to hear God is taking care of you all. Love the new layout and the new size! Hugs sweetie!

Sandy said...

wonderful take on the challenge...love the flower and the pic is perfect!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Crystal we must be sisters from another time! I DO THE SAME THING WITH MY THICKERS!!!!!!! I love your flowers and will have to try them any tips?

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