Friday, March 16, 2012

Sharlene's Sketch of the Week.

Here's a layout of my cutie pie nephew Caleb.  This layout is based on Sharlene's Sketch #1 and can be found on the forum here
Thanks for peeking! Enjoy the wonderful weather this weekend!



Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Birthday card and some GREAT news

First up, the card.  I made this for my brother's girlfriend Nicole as it was her birthday this past Sunday.











A now for the GREAT news....we just found out today that Nicole is cancer free!  She has been battling breast cancer and after chemo, a masectomy and radiation she is now cancer free!  It's the best news I've heard in a while and I am sure the best belated birthday gift for her.  Throughout this past year she has remained positive, determined and strong - and it finally has paid off.  I admire this woman more than she knows.

Cheers to you Nicole!  xoxo

Kelly :)

Thursday, March 1, 2012

Paper Mixing Bowl - Our First Challenge

Hi,

I am here for my first reveal for the Paper Mixing Bowl!

Here is a copy of our recipe for Devil's Chocolate Cake:

















And here is my take on the recipe:

















I used the main ingredient, dark chocolate for 2 of my flowers and for the mat behind the striped paper.  Both of the patterned papers I used also had dark chocolate in the paper.  The utensils I used were layers, distressing, mist and square elements (I used 4 instead of the required 2).  Lastly for the Directions (journalling) I journalled about the anticipation leading up to my wedding day in Mijas, Spain and referred to the 450 emails I had sent to our wedding planner because we planned our wedding over email and had never been to this region of Spain! 

I had a great time with this challenge and I hope you feel inspired to play along too.  Please visit the Paper Mixing Bowl for the recipe for the challenge and to post your creations.

Happy Crafting!

Kelly :)

Products used:

Paper:
 American Crafts (kraft background paper), Stampin' Up "Expresso" (brown mat and for looped border punched strip), Bazill "Red High Heels" (red mat for photos) and Bo Bunny "Timeless" for all patterned paper.  The small alpha letters are chocolate as well.

Embellishments:
Prima for the beige and red flower/trim; a homemade rik rak flower and a miscellaneous brown flower I found on clearance at Michaels; Pearl swirls are from Kaisercraft; My Mind's Eye for the brad in the rik rak flower and for the resin flower centre is Kaisercraft as well.   The letters for the title are from My Mind's Eye "Lush" and the small alpha letters are from Kaisercraft.

Ink:

Walnut Stain Distress Ink  was used on the edges all papers.  The journalling card was also inked by Cherry Cobbler from Stampin' Up.