31 August, 2009

It is almost time for Back To School

I made this back to school trio for the Wednesday Be Inspired #46 Back To School Challenge over on the Cuttlebug Challenge Blog . http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/
The challenge is sponsored by Cosmos Cricket so I pulled this paper out. I used a dollar monthly planner and made a new cover for it. I had seen a set that Mel from Mel Stampz made http://cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com/2009/08/be-inspired-46-and-cosmo-cricket.html and I just had to try her technique for embossing digital images. It works but you have to make sure you don't get the paper too thick because it won't fit through the printer. I even used the same Mo image that she used because it is just the cutest. http://www.digitalpenciltoo.blogspot.com/

This is the pencil box. I used a pencil box from the dollar store and made a pattern from it and made the box from cardstock and velcro clousure.

This backpack also a pattern by Mel that you can find at SPS I have been trying to pull that site up so I can add it here now but my computer is being stupid and I'm post this before something happens to it.

This is the sketch that I made up for the Wet & Wild Crop over at Pages In Time last weekend. This is the layout that I made as an example. I like this layout I just wish I could do them in a program on the computer. I would do more.

This was my sample for the Pick Your Menu Challenge that I came up with. You have a list of different items in a menu that you choose and then I send a corasponding item to go with each menu item. It is a very fun challenge.

This is the layout that I did for Luci's challenge. We had tofocus on water. These photos are from George and my first camping trip together back in 1981. I was such a baby then. This is the Ruby Mountains in Nevada.

This is the layout that I did for Cafe Mojo http://cafemojochallenges.blogspot.com/ this week.

Close up of the flowers and stitching and the ribbon which I dyed with Peeled paint Distress Ink and then added stickels. Jingle Bells: a Bella and Bronte image by Mo of Mo's Digital Pencil too.http://www.digitalpenciltoo.blogspot.com/ I used brown flocking on the dog and boots and white on the cap and earmuffs.

How cute is this Cinderella, another image by Mo. The paper here is Cosmo Cricket

And here are the stepsisters. I took the photo at night so you get that yellow glow from indoor lighting. I was going to reshoot it the following day but I got side tracked. I just remembered but it is dark again so I still can't reshoot it. Cute card though.

Close up. I used my shimmering H2O's on the dresses but you can't see the shimmer.

Have a great week.


Cindy said...

Melissa, I love your back to school items!! Mo's drawings are just fantastic, aren't they? Your cards and layouts are fantabulous, too! Glad you joined us with Be Inspired at Cuttlebug Challenge Blogspot.


Alex said...

Oh my goodness! TONS of gorgeous stuff! I love, love, love all the items and texture on your layouts!!! FABULOUS!

Anonymous said...

Oh WoW These projects are fabulous` TFS
Thanks for joining in with the Cuttlebug Challenge

Maggie said...

this is really kewl, luv it very much.

Michelle said...

congratulations melissa! your challenge project is terrific and your win is well deserved!
michelle cuttlebugchallenge.blogspot.com