Sunday, January 03, 2010

January Sussies and Scrap Whispers

I've got a lot of scrappy stuff for today, so here we go..
The January kit at Scrapbook Sussies was a lot of fun to work with. I especially loved the extremely girly stuff that was in this month's. I had an idea for making a door sign for Natalie's room, and with the embellishments that came with this kit it worked out perfectly.

For the door sign, I used a 10x10 canvas. I sprayed glimmer mist all over the base. This was a very easy quick "paint" job. I then cut an 8x8 piece of the poodle paper and then layered my embellishments on top of that.

I need to take a better picture of this next layout. I do see that it has a bad glare on the left side. But here are my other two layouts using the girly side of the kit.

For the boy side of the kit, I was really wondering what I was gonna do because well, I don't have boys. But as I was looking through some of the pictures I've recently printed out, I noticed how well our clothes matched these papers in these family photos. I cut up one of the rubons (a frame with "this boy" in the center) and re-purposed it. Using the frame to house "love" and using only the "this" as part of my title.

Now with this last one. I doubled up. It is my 4th layout for the Sussies kit, but it is also my very first layout for Scrap Whispers. A few months ago, during their down time, I was asked to join their team. What is scrap Whispers? Well I'll get to that in just a minute. The first challenge for the new year is "Stars and Spikes". That's it, no more direction than that. You can interpret it any way you like. I chose to simply include stars and added a spikey banner along the edges. (By the way.. these pics are of my cute nephew!)

Be sure to head over to the blog to see how the other Design Team members took on this challenge. And play along! We have a new challenge every week, and at the end of the month one lucky participant wins a scrappy prize.
Now.. what is Scrap Whispers? Remember that game you played as a kid, where everybody sat in a circle. The first person thought of a phrase or sentence and whispered it into the person's ear next to him and then that person whispered it to the next, and so on and so on. By the time it made it all the way around and the last person said it out loud to the whole group it was usually NOTHING like the original phrase. Well Scrap Whispers is the scrapbooking version of that. It's played by scraplifting a layout and passing it on to someone else in a team. If you'd like to know more, stop by our blog. I believe there are a couple more days to sign up if you'd like to participate in our next round that is beginning soon. In the meantime we also have new challenges every Sunday that are open to everyone, whether you're signed up for the "whisper" round or not.

Have a great week and ROLL TIDE!!!!


trisha too said...

very nice!!


Val said...

That is a great idea using glimmer mist on canvas, may have to lift that idea from ya:) Fab work on your layouts!