It has been a busy few days and I have done quite abit of crafting. Willow Traders, a site online that I frequent, has had different kit clubs hosting every day challenges this month. I've had allot of fun creating things for their challenges and even won a few things (not sure what but that's half the fun when they arrive in the mail). Fiskars is also having an online crop and I did 2 of their challenges yesterday. Sometimes that's exactly what you need to get you motivated.
This layout was fun to make as I got to use a new tool that I found at Goodwill a few days ago. It was an embossing tool called the ScrapBoss and sells for about $35 but I got it for $1.50. If you look at the bottom of this layout you will see the flowers and scrolls that I embossed using this tool. I did outline them with a glitter pen so they would show a little easier in this picture. All the words and crowns were made with my new Cricut cartridge "Storybook"..........what a gorgeous font!
I made this card for Cupcards to Go when they were hosting on Friday. I love the new bday candle border punch I got at Micheals last week (thank goodness for 50% off coupons)! The cupcake stamp I found at the dollar store.
I also did my first sketch challenge. They post a sketch that tells you how many pictures should be on the layout and placed where (they even show you where the words and embellishments should go). So the first thing I did was find 3 pictures to work with and they were ones of Allayah playing with Uncle Todd's mini tractor collection. So I used some of the John Deere paper & embellishments and even a little tractor brad on it. I think it turned out nice especially with the bright pink splash to match her outfit.
I hate to show the next layout that I finished and not for any challenge either. You can see by the date that it was a FEW years ago when I took 2 of my sons with me on a "business" cruise. Yes I said business.....the consignment software I was using came out with a new version and it was a chance not only to buy it but have training with it so who wouldn't jump at a chance like that? We had a daytrip to one of the islands and all the locals hit you up to get braids in your hair....I still can remember how they said "hey Man U want braids" but man sounded like mon. So my son Tory was 15 at the time and of course wanted to come back to High school with that neat long braid that they added to his hair. I'm glad I got the picture of him having it done and the memories that went along with this trip. Isn't this paper gorgeous? I made the ship with my Cricut too! Thanks for checking out my new projects!