Sunday, February 28, 2010

Recent Layouts

Wow it has been awhile since I have uploaded on here, but I have been busy.

Did this one with all stash. Is it just me, or are Stickles not as great as they used to be.

This is the Layout I did for the Feb. Scrap lift at OSU. I really like it! All done with stash. The butterfly is actually from a floral arrangement I found for $1 at Hobby Lobby.

LO I did with a lot of CTMH stuff I had on hand. The flowers were made by Val in the handmade flower swap.

The last two are made with the swap kits for OSU. Basically I had to use one of each thing in each kit.

Sunday, February 7, 2010

LOs I Created with *MY* Kit :-)

I had fun using the kit I put together with my stash and new stuff. The only thing I added in was Glimmer Mist and a few brads to hold my flowers together. Thanks for peeking! :-)

Friday, February 5, 2010

Desperate for a Kit

I love kits! The problem is with the economy I have not been able to really afford them. Plus, I have just gotten....well...picky. I think I am scrappy snob or something because if I don't like the entire kit than I don't want to spend any money on it or if there is too much PP in it than I don't want it either because that is the one thing I have too much of. There are are some great kits out there that I fall in love with every month -- like Bad Girls! But, Bad Girls Kits are $129 a month....ummmm...that is just not happening for me. So today, I decided to spend $40 at the scrap booking store and create my own kit for myself. I wanted a technique because I am getting bored with what I know how to do. SO, I found bling templates! Now I can use those left over rhinestones and pearls to create cool designs with.

Here is what I got for $40 and now I appreciate so much why kits seem light these days -- they are expensive! I really don't feel like I got a lot, but I had fun mixing five paper lines together and I am not really sure if this matches to anyone else, but it matches for me so all is right in the world!

I then came home and dug through my stash. See, I can not in good conscious not try to use some of my stash. I really am resourceful and want to use it. Once I pulled everything from my stash (including CS, primas, flowers, a pocket of my child's old jeans, buttons, ribbons, pearls, journal spots, and every thing else I can't think of) I stood back and looked at all the pretties and imagined just what I would create with this lovely kit. So here is a picture of the final kit!

I then briefly thought I could actually start designing kits, but then I realized that people probably felt the same way I did and would not want to spend that much money on a kit. See, once the kit was complete it could retail for about $150 and that is just too much..what is even more sad is that this was not even a dent in my stash...

A Layout of Tribute

I grew up in a rough town and I am sad to say that my HS is closing down :-( This is so sad for me. My Mom was the first graduating class in 1963. Exactly 30 years later (1993) I graduated and in 2010 the district has decided to close it's doors :-( I painted the tittle our school color. I then used a grunge feel to it to show how rough the school was. The black shows the saddness of the closing of school. The bricks reperesent the walls of racial division that still need to come down. The butterflies show that even through it all the school did produce students of beauty and the opportunity to fly. So long Hogan forver in my heart you will be :-(