Winter's Gift layout. These are photos of my back yard last year when snow fell in February. It was out first year back in Texas and this gave my family a little taste of what we missed about Wisconsin. I used a sketch from Punky Scraps for this page. The papers are My Mind's Eye and I used my Cricut Expression to cut the snowflakes out. I also covered all the white parts with Star Dust Stickles.
Week 3 of the Monochrome Challenge was to use an all neutral palette with a bird twist. My favorite neutrals to use are black and white and I had just the photos I wanted to use of this sweet little cardinal that visited my house every day.
Tweet layout. This is a cardinal that would visit my house every day. Isn't he a beauty? I used the Meadow Lark collection of papers for this and added some fabric and paper roses. The title is made of Thickers and I stamped a flourish design with Staz-On Opaque Cotton White Ink. I used Stickles in Black Diamond to form the circle. This page is also a lift for the Scraplift 101 Challenge; a lift of Create by Craftysprinkles.
The last week of the Monochrome Challenge was to use your birthday colors from Colorstrology; both the month and the day. My colors were Coral Blush (July) and Lilac Marble (08). I wish my colors had been more to my taste but I did my best with these.
Cake layout. This is me on my first birthday. The photos actually went really well with the papers and colors I chose to use. I used my February Scraps of Darkness kit for this. I was so lucky that the colors I needed were provided for me so coincidentally! I distressed the edges of all the papers with my Distrezz-It-All and used almost an entire package of Prima Symphony Blend flowers, plus some Prima E-line pearl bling, and some beaded trim. I used Lavender Stickles around the page as well and some old puffy sticker alphas I had in my stash. This page is also a lift for the Scraplift 101 Challenge at scrapbook.com; the lift is of Kissed by the Wind by CathyLane.