Monday, May 10, 2010

Happy Monday & a new challenge!

Happy Monday everyone!! I hope everyone had a wonderful Mother's Day and is well rested and pampered!! Well... are you ready for a new challenge?! At Practical Scrappers this week, our challenge is to use punches in a card/layout/project!!

Yes... this is another cruise picture!  I did not put a title on it since it is going in the cruise album... I figured I really didn't need one!! Besides, I couldn't make the one I wanted to use work... so I just left it off!!  heehee!! I used a Martha Stewart punch to create the border around the outside of the layout. I used the same corner punch for the frame around the photo. AND I used a Martha Stewart punch to make the butterflies!! I LOVE this punch!! It has to be my favorite and I find myself turning to it a lot lately!! Of course, it doesn't help that my Gypsy is off for repairs and I am just too lazy to start pulling out cartridges to use the cricut the regular way... I am too spoiled now!! I guess until I get my baby back, you may be seeing a lot of punches and premade embellies!! LOL!!

So... supplies used are:
Paper: K & Co. Lofty Nest
Border Punch: Martha Stewart
Butterfly Punch: Martha Stewart
Flowers: Prima
Music Paper: Paper Poppy Kit (April?)

AND.... I wanted to thank the lovely ladies over at Scrap it With A Song for picking my Paparazzi LO as a top 5 this week!! They have a new challenge posted for this week so get on over there and check it out!! Also be sure to stop by the Practical Scrappers site to check out all the wonderful projects the team of ladies have created there!! Check back each day as new design team projects are added daily!!

Thank you for taking the time to stop by and say hello!! Have a fabulous week!!
Barb :)


Pat said...

This is GORGEOUS!!! What a great looking couple. Love the papers & that punch is just the right touch!

Jocelyn said...

Love this LO and you did a great job with the Challenge.....Congrats on the top exciting....I am so very happy for you!!!

Wishing you a wonderful day sweet friend!!! :-)

Angi Barrs said...

You layout is making me want to hop on a cruise. This teacher needs one really badly. LOL
Love the butterflies and Prima flowers. And Congrats on your top 5 win.

Denise said...

Your punches rock. Love Martha's punches, though it pains me to say it. Great picture of you!

Sasya said...

Hi, Barb! I adore your LO! You are sooo beautiful!! and I love the MS butterflies' punch too!

Scossie Jane said...

Beautiful layout Barb, and what a stunning photo of you and DH, your Cruise Album is going to be a treasured piece...


Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

Beautiful page! Love your border and flowers. Everything is great. Happy Tuesday!

Heidi Mattessich said...

Wow, Barb, this is a gorgeous layout! I love what you did with the punches and the combination of patterned paper :)

Crystal said...

Gorgeous pictures and layout! I hope you get your G back soon! Yes Jon was brave, he told me he was sorry for such an ugly shirt but I really do like it since THEY made it you know?

Unknown said...

This one is gorgeous too! I love all your punches. THis is a stunning photo! You did a fantastic job again!
Kim xXx

RobinJ said...

This is a lovely LO, Barb! That border punch is great and your color scheme is super! The MS butterflies are too cute! Congrats on making it into the Top 5!
Hugs, RobinJ

Debbie said...

A fabulous Lo Barb, I love the pretty border pinch and all the pretty detailing...and I add my congrats to making the top 5!
Debbie x

Fern said...

WOW Barb!! Gorgeous layout and Beautiful photo!!! The papers and the flowers are just beautiful and I luv the punched edges... This is going to be one fantastic album gf!!! Have a wonderful week!!! Hugs!!!

Anonymous said...

Hello dear Barb!!! I am so sorry for taking so long to get back to you my friend, hope you had a beautiful Mother's day celebration!! mine was awesome!! I love this lo Barb!!! the punching work is amazing!! love the papers and the pic of you both is gorgeous!!!Congratulations on the top 5!!! Wow !!!
Big hugs to you my sweet friend!!

Debbie said...

Wonderful layout Barb. Great picture of you and the hubby! Love the paper and the splatter of butterflies. Congrats on the guest DT over at SOUS! Can't wait to see what you create next.

Random Acts of Krafting said...

This is an amazing layout. I love the butterflies, the flowers, and that musical tape/paper behind them. So very pretty. Oh and love the stick pins too!


Sarah Bennett said...

This page is fabulous! I love everything about it. That's an awesome photo you are showing off; you must have had a wonderful time! Congrats on being in the top 5.... no surprise, your work is amazing!

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