Sunday, August 29, 2010

SBVC133 - Ribbon Rewind

Very easy challenge this week..

This week we are revisiting a previous challenge - Ribbon. Let's see the creative ways you can use ribbon on your page(s).

SBVC132- School Style

I know many of you are out school shopping or maybe you have already completed it. I'm about half way done. As I was out shopping with my boys I saw some really cool looking tags on the clothing. I was wondering if there was a way to include the tags into a scrapbook page. Low and behold I was reading an email from about school pages. One of the samples included a tag.

Scrapbook Pages That Recycle: Use Clothing Tags as Scrapbooking Accents

So this week's challenge is a two parter: 1). include a clothing tag on your page and 2). include some stitching faux or machine.

This is not just a school challenge it can be for any occassion (maybe that perfect black dress for a wedding or night out on the town).

SBVC131 - Bingo!

Good morning scrappers!

I’m happy to say, I’m the guest hostess today! Diana’s taking a little break and will be back next week.

For this week’s challenge, I thought we’d play a little game of Bingo. This will help us use our stash of items we may not normally choose for a layout.

All you need to do is choose a row from the attached Bingo card (open below) - down, across, diagonal (or "X" if you want to be really challenged.) Use those items on your page. You are not limited to the items listed, but use at least those items. Feel free to play if you're a digi scrapper too!!

My Sample: Mommy's Cake for U

I used the “G” row down: at least 2 flowers, 5 or more buttons, 3 ribbons, a punch and 2 patterned papers.

Bingo Card

SBVC130 - Hobbies

What are your hobbies other than scrapbooking & cardmaking? Do you like to garden? Do you play an instrument? Do you like to go shopping? Maybe you even make your own beer or wine...

Whatever your hobby is scrapbook it. If you have one too many hobbies, then maybe you have a child or grandchild who likes to build things. Go ahead and scrap them.

SBVC129 - Chillaxin

For this week's Variety Challenge I want you to show how you Chillax (chill and/or relax).

You MUST use Chillaxin as your title.

SBVC128 - The Great Outdoors

During the summertime we tend to spend alot of time outdoors; ie camping, hiking, swimming or just enjoying the summer sun.

My challenge to you this week is to scrap those outdoor photos. I also want you to include some kind of embellishment that represents the activity.

On my Bugs layout I included a small twig.

For a water effect use some faux bubbles, like the ones on this layout.

Or if you are at the beach you could collect some sand or shells. This sample I have a bottle filled with sand from the Bahamas. On this layout I used a textured spray paint for a faux sand effect.

SBVC127 - Show your Patriotism

Let's show how our families celebrate the Patriotic holidays, whether it is an American holiday or Canadian holiday.

SBVC126 - Negatively Speaking (not really)

Thank you Anavon & Donna for filling in for me the past two weeks. Hopefully now that summer vacation is underway life won't be so hectic.. Ya right who am I kidding... lol...

For this week's variety challenge I don't think I'm repeating on and am sorry if I am. We are going to use the Negative Film strip (faux of course) on our pages. I will post my sample later on since I just bought the Tim Holtz die cut.

My old sample is of my dad with his Emmy award.

SBVC125 - Clean & Simple Father's Day

Thank you Donna for filling in for me this week.

Hello scrappers. I'm Donna and I will be hosting this weeks variety challenge.

With Father's Day right around the corner, i thought it would be appropriate to brake out those pictures of dad's and get them scrapped. It can be your own dad, your DH, a grandfather, a brother, nephew or a cousin, even a close friend. Who ever it is, he should be a dad.

And since we're scrapping dad's, I thought it would be fitting to keep things simple. By this I mean limit the embellishments (ie no flowers or bling).

For my sample, i scrapped some pictures of my DH cooking up a breakfast feast for my family. I just used cardstock, a few stamps, chipboard letters for my title, a marker and some brads. Simple and took all of 30 minutes.

SBVC124 - Pillow Fight!

For starters I want to thank Anavon for filling in for me this week.  Thank you!!!  Now onto the challenge.

Good Morning Everyone... For all you newbies, I am Anavon from Annie's Pantry and I am your guest host today. We would like to excuse Diana (princessdi69), she is out on a field trip. And like the old saying goes... "While Momma's away, the Kids will play!" hehehehe....

Today, I challenge Everyone to a great big, gigantic, humongous PILLOW FIGHT! (Inspirational of course)

My Family and I are getting ready to move into a new beach house and so I have been on the search for some new accent pillows for the sunroom. And in doing so, I came acrossed several that I thought would be great inspiration for some scrapbook layouts. I like my pillows to have color, style and charm....

So with that is mind your challenge today is to come have an inspirational pillow fight with us. Just choose a pillow that inspires you and create a page or layout that shows off that inspiration. Then share it here with us... here is a couple of websites filled with pillows that you could choose from.

Decorative Pillows

Accent Pillows

Classy Pillows

For those of you who like to just grab and throw... I have included three pillows below that are perfect for that quick, pick-up and whack sort of page.

Please post your pillow choice also, so that we can see what inspired you.

Here is my sample and pillow of choice today.... Hillstown House

SBVC123 - Watercolors

Today's challenge is to use watercolors on your page.

There are so many different ways to use watercolors on your page.  You can find directions for the following techniques on SCS resources section.

Watercolor Wash

Watercoloring with Markers

Watercoloring with Water Crayons

Watercoloring with Water color pencils

Wet Paper watercoloring

I was reading my latest Scrapbooks Etc. magazine and saw a neat technique on page 11. It uses Diamond Glaze and alcohol ink on a covered chipboard accent. They call this technique marbled but it kinda looks like watercolor.

SBVC122 - Kids Art

This week's challenge it to show off your kids or grandkids artwork. My youngest son made me the nicest card for mother's day. They had to draw a picture of their mom and write what their favorites things were.

I am working on my layout and will hopefully have it completed by tomorrow morning.

SBVC121 - Wedding Invites

This weeks variety challenge is based on a challenge wedding invitations. This past weekend was a Mini VSN and for challenge C you were to make a shower card (ie bridal, baby etc).

So for this week's variety challenge I am going to post a few links to some wedding invitations.

Yes, I know it sounds more like an inspiration challenge BUT you need to work in bling, ribbon, lace or any other embellishment that corresponds with the invitation you use. For example if you use the Birdcage design you could use the obvious birds on the page or maybe even an old broken piece of necklace for the chain.

PLUS, some of the invitations have a color swatch to change the cardstock or print. Some of these swatches will work great as a color combo challenge. So the bonus to this is to incorporate those colors into your layout.

Birdcage Invitation

Simply Dazzling

Petal Clusters

Leaf Flourish

Natural Pair

Asian Blossoms

Have a great time with this challenge.