Thursday, October 27, 2011

I Dream of Mocha...

Hello again my crafty peeps! Told ya I'd be back again didn't I? Although I said I'd share a Halloween LO, I decided to save that one to show in a few days & share this one instead...mostly cause its so much fun & I just really like it! I was totally inspired to do a LO like this by a recent page I seen in Scrapbook Trends. I loved the blocked style of that LO & the similar use of some stick pins. I decided to go from there & make it my own, including scrapping about my love of iced mochas...especially the ones from Taco Bell. Seriously, have you tried those yet? They are amazing; maybe cause they use Seattle's Best coffee, I don't know. I just know that me & the kiddo are always craving one!

I was also inspired to create this LO by the current challenge over at True XoXo to use an "instagram" type feature on your photo. I used a combo of Picnik & Photoshop on mine and really love how it turned out. The retro effect you can achieve with Picnik is seriously fun y'all & you should totally try it if you haven't! And, you should definitely check out True XoXo (click here!) because they have some terrific challenges & some great designers too. The inspiration over there is really fabulous and they encourage you to scraplift their DT's ideas...which is where I was inspired to use my mists, as well as the vintage feel of the Odds & Ends papers!

Cardstock - Bazzill
Patterned Paper - Cosmo Cricket (Garden Variety & Odds and Ends Collections)
Glimmer Mist/Glam - Tattered Angels
Thickers - American Crafts
Yellow Letters - Little Yellow Bicycle
Distress Ink - Tim Holtz (walnut stain)
Cloud Stamp - Little Yellow Bicycle
Ink - Staz On
Pins - Offray
Journaling Pen - Pentec
Photo Editing - PhotoShop, Picnik
Adhesives - Glue Glider Pro, Pop Dots

Thanks so much for stopping by to visit y'all! I always enjoy your sweet comments & they really just make my day! Now, make sure to stop by again Saturday as I will definitely be sharing my Halloween LO that day. I really, really love how it turned out & can't wait to share it with you. Until then...Happy Craftin'!

I'm also entering my LO into the following super fab challenges!
True XoXo - Instagram (inspired by misting & vintage feel of Khristen's LO!)
ScrapFIT - WO #53 Journaling Goes Round & Round
Kraft Journal - Anything Goes 
Moxie Fab World - Tuesday Trigger (inspired by the block shapes & colors!)
Lollipop Crafts - Embellish It
Crafts and Me - Winter Blues/Use Blue
EAD Designs - Color Challenge
Southern Girls - Stripes & Polka Dots
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Inkspirations - Color Challenge


marilynprestonn said...

Love the mocha too. Cool pattern too. Love the papers. Well done.

Thank you for playing Party Time Tuesdays with us. Nice of you to join, do come again, and good luck. :)Peggy

~amy~ said...

being the coffee-a-holic that I am...I adore your layout! Thanks so much for joining us at EAD Designs!

Tracey ~ GardenOfGrace said...

What a fun LO! Love the white space and your wonderful misting. Such a creative idea to use the pins to attach the clouds!! Thanks for working out with us at ScrapFIT! ~ Blessings

Lindsey said...

super cute layout! I adore the colors and am inspired by your background squares. well done!


Audrey Pettit said...

Oh, how fun this is! I LOVE the blocked background and love the subject. The pinned clouds are just fabulous, too. Thanks for playing along with us at The Kraft Journal.

Jan Hennings said...

so it!

Cath said...

Hey Crystal! Thanks for linking this up to this week's Tuesday Trigger in the Moxie Fab World! I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

Crafteezee said...

Great layout. Thanks for playing at Crafts and Me. Hugs Tracy x

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