Sunday, February 28, 2010

Let's Scrap Challenge

I was so happy to have some scrapping time today!!  I completed a layout for Kristie's "New to You" Challenge over at Let's Scrap.  We had to use a new technique on a layout based on one of the Let's Scrap Sketches.  Here's mine:


The technique I used was dry embossing on my title.  I also used my Big Shot to cut chipboard letters, which I've been wanting to try for a while now.  It worked out great!  I also tried cutting felt with it - not so good - I think I need a different type of felt, maybe?!  I also wanted to try and make my own die cut embellishment.  I started trying to make an owl with my Big Shot.  I just couldn't get it to look as cute as I had envisioned, so I gave up and used a little owl embellishment I found at Michael's!  I did use my Cricut to cut the tree though - and stamped the trunk to look like wood.  I was happy enough with how it turned out.  Here's a close-up of the tree and my title.

Supplies Used:
Patterned Paper, Cardstock - DCWV (The Green Stack)
Green Patterned Paper for Tree - TLC
Fiber; Ink - CTMH Sassy Strands; Chocolate
Brads - Target Dollar Spot
Stamps - Cosmo Cricket (Mr. Campy)
Owl - Michael's
Pinecone Sticker - Pebbles, Inc.
Journaling Pen - Sakura
Embossing Folder - Cuttlebug
Cricut - Zoobaloo
Sizzix - Lollipop

I have been eyeing DCWV's "Green Stack" for a while now.  I went to Hobby Lobby for some retail therapy yesterday and finally bought it!!  It has some really fun paper in it!  I knew it would work well with our camping pictures and some of our recent vacation pictures!!

Thanks for the challenge Kristie!  Now, if I can just get up the nerve to pull out my sewing machine....

Thanks for looking and have a great week!


Mimi said...

Cute owl, cute man.
Tree trunk looks good too.

Kristie said...

WOWsers! If you can try all that in one shot, surely you SHOULD pull out that sewing maching!!! Love your layout, the letters look FABulous and I am sooooo impressed with the dry embossing! Thanks for playing!

Sally Cranney said...

Loving this layout Cori! Great job with the dry embossing. That's one of the techniques I'm going to try. They do make a thickened felt that might work better or you might be able to thicken it yourself with a fabric stiffener, though I've never tried that. Darling layout girl!

Jennifer Shaw said...

This LO is great! I love all the die cut work! I really have to use my Cricut more. It adds originality!! Good for you for trying dry embossing! I've never done that. It is fun to try something new, once in a while and change things up!! :)

ana said...

love the paper great layout

Christy said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog and your sweet comments! :) I love your blog header!

Kristie said...

YOU WON the challenge Cori! Send me a PM at Let's Scrap so I can send out your prize package! Congrats!!!