The little girl is my oldest granddaughter, at age 2 1/2, as flower girl in my oldest daughter's wedding back in 2001. I did some punching and fussy cutting here.
I did more fussy cutting with the scraps to make a card for the card sketch:
I love challenges! and are plenty of them going on right now. Inspired 2 Scrap has some awesome monthly challenges up right now; and My Scraps & More is hosting a "My Scrap's Got Talent" contest for the next 8 weeks, beginning TODAY!
And on Cookin' Up Creations, we are celebrating the forum's second anniversary all month long with the Birthday Bash Celebration 2.0. There will be a new challenge every day, but you have until the end of the month to complete them. There will be a few special challenges -- I'm kicking off a menu challenge today -- and some games. And prizes -- did I mention prizes from some generous sponsors? Needless to say, we are in a party mood!
The challenges are great because they inspire me to create. This week I completed several layouts, all as part of a challenge somewhere.
I've been enjoying my April Juicy kit from Sweet Peach Crop Shop; it's nearly gone! I used it to create this layout featuring two of my grandsons ...
... and this one, with my other grandson ruining his socks (and probably his shirt) dancing at my younger daughter's wedding reception last spring:
I made the star embellishment by covering a chipboard star with a piece from an ancient pair of jeans, then layered a punched paper circle with a clear button, a metal button and thread. The little stars were diecut from denim with Cuttlebug dies.
I found this photo today when I was looking for something else in one of my photo boxes, and it brought back memories of the Christmas when Care Bears were hot -- and sold out. I bought kits and made them for my two kids. I was afraid they would be upset because they weren't "real" Care Bears, but they were thrilled. I love these old fashioned papers in Echo Park's For the Record line.
And I needed one more layout for a Blue Plate Special challenge at Cookin' Up Creations (so I could get my name into the drawing for the awesome prize kit this month!) so I created this one. I stamped the flower with dye ink:
The ladies with me are my older daughter Heather and our scrapbooking forum friend, Beth, taken two years ago at a Creating Keepsaks Convention (actually, at Applebee's that evening .... dinner with good company, a couple of perfect margaritas ... a fun night!) It is one of the worst photos of me, but the other two look great,, and it's the only photo I have from that night, so I put vanity aside and scrapped it.
Hoping for a bit of scrapping time this weekend, too --- so many challenges, so little time! Have a great weekend!