Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Silly Face

This uses the new Wild Things bundle (including LD Kracken - "Silly Face" and "winner", LD Wild Child - "Contest" and DB Mutant Trait Doodles - monster after title, labels under photos), DB Forest Friends - journaling arrow, DB Dainty Swirl and LD Soccer Mom. Whew! That's a mouthful.
Other credits: paper is In Living Color from all things visual, ribbon is from Shabby Princess Happy Go Lucky.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

A scrappy quilt

Check out this fabulous baby quilt I received as a gift from my sister-in-law.

Is that not one of the cutest blankets you've ever seen? The fabrics are adorable and the quilt is a work of art.

I've noticed there are a lot of similarities in trends for quilt fabric and craft paper. It inspired me to try to blur the lines a little with a layout inspired by this quilt. It was really fun and I used the fonts from the new Jillustration Sweet Nothings bundle.

The title font, LDJ Mac n Cheese, is really neat! Have you ever seen an outline script font like that? Jill, the artist behind Jillustration, really takes the cake with that font. The lowercase letters are the connecting ones, the capital letters are capped on the left side so they can start the word, and you need to type the right bracket ] to cap off the end of the word. So to type the title, I had to type: No], Thanks]. But seriously, it's such a cool result!

Other credits: "I prefer my fingers" in LDJ Jillberish, journaling around the outside in Scrap Casual, Papers from Lettering Delights Denim and Blue Jeans Paper Pack.

Where do you find inspiration for your scrapbook pages and cards?

Monday, September 21, 2009

Christmas in September Winner

Congratulations to Amber from Maryland for this submission to the September challenge!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Christmas in September

Ah, September... the lovely crisp air in the mornings, the ring of the school bell sounds down the street and autumn is fast on it's way. It's the last full month before the beginning of what I call the holiday time warp. You see, once September is over then October is suffused with Halloween, November is building up to Thanksgiving, and BAM, it's already time for holiday decorating, company and neighborhood parties, gift buying, cookie baking and what can be the most time consuming: sending out the holiday greetings.

Which brings me to this month's challenge: Christmas in September (or Hannukah or Kwanzaa or even New Year's). Here's to being ahead of the holiday time warp. Bring on the holiday spirit in cards, scrapbook layouts or other craft projects that use scrapNfonts products. This is a challenge to those of us procrastinators out there.... Post your project in the scrapNfonts idea gallery by September 20th for a chance to win a coupon code for free scrapNfonts product.

Luckily, we have some inspiration from the lovely and inspiring Regina Easter, who is on top of things with this delightful Christmas Card.

For this card Regina used the new SNF Marmalade to write the "Happy Holidays" in the background and Y from DB Retro Noel for the main image.

Fortunately, disorganization can come in handy for this challenge, too. Do you have any old Christmas photos you want to add to your scrapbooking history? Now's your chance. Have at it!

Happy scrapping.