Scrapbook & Cards Today - SWAGGER

Hey there!  Long time no see.  It's been super busy around here, but I wanted to take a moment to share one of my most recent favorite layouts.  I created this layout for the spring issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine.  The spring issue is full of so many amazing projects - if you haven't seen it yet hurry on over to the Scrapbook & Cards Today website and download it for FREE (can't beat that price now can you?)

I created this layout about my youngest son Brandon for an article on scrap-tastrophies!  Yep we've all had them - a sticker or paper tear, mist mishap, spelling blunder.  You name it and I've "been there done that" LOL!  For this layout I wanted to show how you can take a tragedy such as a paper tear and turn it into an opportunity to step up the design quotient on your layout and create a fun embellishment to hide your mistake.  Here's a picture of my paper tear right smack dab in the middle of the paper I was using for my title ...

Now if I had another piece of green paper I could have started over, but I didn't want to risk having to pull off the remaining black letter stickers from my title.  So with a  little bit of die cutting and my trusty circle punch I created a cute top hat and mustache embellishment to house the letter "s" and take my title up a notch.  I love that it adds some personality to this layout all about my youngest and HIS "swagger-iffic" personality. 

You can see that I used the name of the Fancy Pants collection featured on this layout as inspiration for my title.  It was the perfect fit for these photos of my youngest strutting his stuff at our family photo shoot last fall.  Here's a few more detail images ...

Be sure to head on over to the Scrapbook & Cards Today website to download the spring issue and see how a few other SCT designers tackled their scrap-tastrophies.   Thanks so much for stopping by!

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Scrapbook & Cards Today - CardMaps Volume 3 GIVEAWAY!

** Contest is now closed and the winner has been emailed.  Congratulations to Lisa P - you've got mail!  :) **

Hey there friends!  I am so excited to share some fun news.  It has to do with this gorgeous new idea book from the good folks at Scrapbook & Cards Today magazine ...

See that card on the cover right there?  Super excited to share that it was create by yours truly.  So stinkin' happpy to be on the cover of CardMaps Volume 3 - not gonna lie!  LOL  I truly LOVE this idea book.  And live for it to be released every year.  It has the best card sketches by Becky Fleck and tons of fun new card making techniques inside.  Here's a bit more about CardMaps Volume 3 ...

“CardMaps Vol. 3 is brimming with inspiration, techniques and creative ideas for your next cardmaking adventure.  It features over 70 gorgeous cards from some of today’s top designers, more than 40 card sketches from PageMaps, step-by-step instructions for every card, and eight photo technique how-to’s!  All this in a high quality, beautifully photographed resource book you’ll keep for years to come!”

To find out more about this amazing book and order yours visit the Scrapbook & Cards Today website here.  I also have a copy of this beauty to give away right here on my blog!  To enter simply leave a comment on this blog post telling me your favorite type of card to make (birthday, baby, kid, everyday, etc).  Be sure to leave your email address in your comment so I can contact you if you've won.  This giveaway will be open until midnight EST on March 8th.  The winner will be posted on my blog and contacted via email shortly after.  One comment per person please.  Good Luck!

Two Peas In A Bucket - WINNER!

Just popping in to announce the winner from last week's Two Peas In A Bucket Gardeners' Digest. 

Congratulations Anne!  You will have access to Wilna's new workshop shortly.  Thanks for stopping by!