Sunday, January 31, 2016

PaperCrafter's Corner, Magazine Monday #130


     Here's my little girl!  Zooming through kindergarten now.  Not staying little for long.  I asked her to stop growing, but she said, "Sorry, Gramma, I can't.  My body has a mind of its own." 
     So we hit another first:  a lost tooth. Thanks to PaperCrafter's Corner, I'm motivated to get
more done on DGD's page-a-month scrapbook. I've gotten way behind.
     The cut files I used are all from Miss Kate Cuttables.  She has great stuff and free files everyday!  The paper is some I've had for a long while from Piggy Tales.  When I was cutting the dotted paper, I realized the back is kind of chalkboard-y.  That gave me the idea to follow the PCC challenge to use my own handwriting, so I made the banner.  I also needed to explain why Gramma had the tooth the fairy had taken away.  I wrote that out, too.  I like writing on my pages.  My writing isn't up to some of the great stuff you see these days, but it's part of me that I want to leave for Sequoia.   The background of the inspiration piece has lots of straight little lines.  Mine does, too.  My crowns are the same shape as the eyebrows on the cover.  My model is cuter, and I'm not at all prejudice.
     Thanks to PCC for enticing me to be creative in the midst of turmoil.  I needed that!

Sunday, January 24, 2016

PaperCrafters Corner, Magazine Monday #129

     When I started my project for the PaperCrafters Corner challenge, I was pretty sure it wasn't going anywhere.  I don't do water coloring, or any coloring, but. . . the background on the inspiration piece DID inspire.  I had to give it a try, maybe not the ol' college try, more like a kindergarten try, and I had my kindergartener cheering me on.  She liked it, so I decided to use it.  I also used vellum to get a semi-opaque block title cut with the Cricut.  (I don't know how I managed before Steph introduced me to the Cricut!)
     I had recent pictures out to scrap, but the bright colors and flowers said "Spring," so I went back a bit to find a month I had missed. 
     I really got stretched out of my comfort zone, but, strangely, I like it, except for the tag.  I plan to redo that with a finer tipped pen.  And it does show some resemblance to the magazine cover, don't ya think?  Ha ha! 

PCC Inspiration

Sunday, January 10, 2016

PaperCrafter's Corner: Magazine Monday #128

I always look forward to what Stephanie at PCC has for the challenge us each week.  I had a hard time settling on an idea from this one.  We never do anything special for the New Year.  Too old?  New Year's eve is busy, though.  We party hardy. . .with our little birthday girl!  She arrived in time to be a tax deduction in 2009.  I can't believe she's six already!  And I have a birthday to scrap! 
    Papercrafting Challenge: Magazine Mondays - Week 128 Inspiration Piece (image) I took several ideas from the inspiration piece:  The bold heading, the sectioned off date and a confetti background (I had to restrain myself there).  The magazine cover celebrates the New Year.  We celebrated New Year's Eve, with a Princess Leia cake and a costumed birthday girl!  
     I sprayed navy cardstock with a mix of Perfect Pearls and alcohol to make the "far-off galaxy."  We did that on her invitations, too.  It shows up really well on dark paper.  All the heading was cut with the Cricut.  I love being able to cut larger letters. 
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