Thursday, March 25, 2010

American Crafts Green Challenge

So sorry for the hiatus.  I have been without my laptop since March 10th.  My DD dropped my laptop and did a number on it so the Geek Squad has been repairing it.  I got it back last night and am playing catch up now.   A dear friend Jessica let me know about the American Crafts Green challenge this past weekend at the Scrap Clinic.  You had to use a minimum of 2 green American crafts products.   I love the Junior collection and instantly knew it would be a perfect fit for the photos I have of DD in her cheerleading uniform.  I also used some of the Thickers for my title.  You know I love a Thicker.... sigh!!!!!!   

Scrap Clinic was held at Memories Galore this past weekend.  Sharon hosted the crop.  Jessica, Angela, Von, and I attended and boy did we have a blast.  Sharon did a fabulous job setting up the crop.   She was very generous with prizes.  Von brought our March kits.  What more could a girl want?   Seriously.  So right away I worked on my Design Team projects followed by my Valentine ATC's for the swap.  Here are my creations:

I used the Main Kit.  I have to be honest.  I was a little apprehensive about using these papers.  But once I opened the kit and started cutting I could not stop.  They are very user friendly.  And the way they are designed honestly help get the creative juices flowing.  And I love, love, love the Riff Raff chipboard title.  I adored the natural tone with the paper so I kept it just as it was.  I used some American Crafts markers to color in the bow and flower on the paper and a Martha Stewart loopy punch.  The sepia tone was perfect for this paper collection.  

I am hosting the Scrapbooking Your Journey on Life Preservers and this is the page I created for the first lesson.  We had to choose a word that resonates within us.  That we thought people would see when they see us.  I chose the word "faith".  I also used the March 2010 Life Preservers stamp as well.  I hand cut the diecut under the title.  I added a Prima that Angela was kind enough to give me.  
I loved Jessica's Martha Stewart loopy punch.  I am on the look out for one of my own now.   I used that punch on the card below as well as my Stampin Up circle scalloped punch.  
The only additions to this card are the Making Memories glitter frame that I actually won at the Scrapclinic crop and some Stickles in the largest flower.  For my greeting I cut the saying out of the bottom of the paper.  The butterfly is from the March Life Preservers stamp.  I also added some BG bling to the butterfly.  
And my Valentine ATC Swap.  I used a CM corner rounder, March 2010 stamp set, Stickles, Diamond Glaze, Stampin Up stamp, and February 2010 Main Kit.  

Here is the ScrapClinic Life Preserver girls.  It is a horrible photo of me but what do you do?  There was one of my snorting from laughing so hard.  I deleted that bad boy with the quickness.  From back row left to right is Sharon, Angela, Jessica, me, and Von.  
Here is Sharon hard at work.  She is such a beautiful person.   
Jessica here cutting her favorite patterned paper.  
And Jessica offering Von some advice on future kits.   BWAHWAHWAH!!
And Miss Angela photographing me photographing her.  
Sorry this post was picture heavy but I had lots to catch up on.   I still have to post more pics but that will come later on.   


nomorelittlemonkeys said...

Lisa, I just love the projects you made with the March featured kit! It looks so beautiful, and I can't wait to have it in my hands!!

Thank you for posting photos of you girls during the crop! It helps me put faces to your names. I wish I could meet every single one of you! I

Denise said...

Too cute you ladies are! Glad you had a great time!!

Melissa@WhimsyPics said...

I so wish I could've gone. How do you ladies feel about coming down to NC???? :D

From The Owls' Nest said...

I so love what you have done with the March kit so far...don't you just love those muted colors!!!
And seriously, if you could take a picture of me in my slippers, you can keep the picture of you snorting..hehehehee! You ladies kept me laughing the whole time....much better than a shot of expresso!!!
And Melissa, I am all up for a road trip...let us know when and where!!!

Chris said...

Gorgeous projects, Lisa! I love the colors and the roses are amazing! Each one of your designs is perfect!

I love the photos of the five of you as now I have a face w/ a name! I feel I know you better!

Fantastic work!

Angela L. said...

My stuff is still all packed so let's go girls!!! I had the best time ever and it helped me so much to be carefree and foolish (which I'm very good at)not to mention to laugh the whole time, it took the stress away for awhile... Lisa, I love everything that you created, it's all SO gorgeous!

petunia670 said...

Love what you're doing with the featured kit Lisa and thanks for posting the photos. You know the those lil dinky avatars are so not accurate!

Amy said...

I'm so looks like y'all had a blast! Where do y'all crop at? Anywhere close by?