Saturday, February 22, 2014

Altered Blue Frame

 I've mentioned before that I am a paper hoarder, however it doesn't stop with new collections or new papers. I hoard all my scraps of papers as well. Boxes and plastic container fulls. Little pieces that could and should be thrown out I tell myself somewhere, sometime I WILL need that and into a box it goes. The same with bits of ribbons, buttons, pearls and well basically everything.

Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge # 2 is "Let's See That Hoard".  This challenge had a color scheme to go by, Blues.  The challenge was to pick the thing or things you hoard the most and use them, but only things falling into the color scheme.

Well paper is really my downfall so of course once again that is the main hoarded item that I used in this project, but not new papers. I delved into my precious hoard and stacks of paper scraps
I had an old frame that was fit for the trash, no way to keep the glass in, the back didn't attach ( of course it never made it to the garbage but to my shelf where it sat until today)
Using bits of torn paper I covered the frame changing it from basics white to a patchwork of blues and patterns. I use spare bits of ribbon to fill in empty or not so great looking spaces.
Below is my Altered Blue Frame

Off The Rails Scrapbooking Challenge

 I needed to make a Thank You card for someone so I figured the card making challenge "Calling All Card Makers" at Off the Rails Scrapbooking would be a great way to get the creative jiuces pumping.  
It was a sketch and a color challenge.  Aren't those colors just awesome !!!

This is what I came up with 

Friday, February 14, 2014

Paper hoarder

I have come to realize that I am a paper hoarder. I love scrapbooking papers and collections and I love shopping for them just as much. The only thing I have trouble with is bringing my self to break into my guarded hoards and actually using them.

For this layout I broke out my Teresa Collins Timeless which I have been holding onto for over a year now. I also used a picture of myself from high school. I don't have many pictures that I have kept from my younger years (silly teenage years and all I threw out most because I didn't like them.... of course now in my ummmm later years lol I am regretting that because I miss those memories.)

A perfect reason to get myself motivated enough to break into my stashes are challenges that well challenge me to do so.
Crop Circles a facebook group I am in held a "Throw Back Thursday" day.
Craft Hoarders Anonymous have a "Show Us Your Style" Challenge while urging one to use up their hoarded items. As I mentioned I have hoarded this Teresa Collins Collection for over a year and have used them in my layout using my style of shabby chic meets distressed grunge.
Off the Rails Scrapbooking is also hosting a challenge "Use a photo or memorabilia of a loved one" and this photo is definitely a piece of memorabilia.

Monday, February 10, 2014

A few other pages I did over the last few weeks as ongoing projects  in Crop Circles weekend. We had a mini mid-winter scrap meet. WQhich was a wonderful way to get that creativity flowing again while surrounded by inspiring and friendly people all getting thier "scrap on" 

This was "Wave Your Fingers at your Neighbor day" in the Crop Circles group,  so I made a Thank You card using a Tim Holtz die and Authentique papers.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Crop Circles, a facebook group I belong to has been having an ongoing daily challenge/project for the month. It's called PEP Talk February. The idea is for us all to find inspiration from each other while creatively participating in group projects.
The first project was a "Selfie" project.  I used some of the awesome stamps I  bought from Unity Stamp dealing with cancer and attitude. Papers and elements are by Heidi Grace Designs.

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