Monday, June 28, 2010

Border Punch Challenge

Happy Monday Morning!!! Are you ready for a new challenge?! This week at Practical Scrappers, the challenge is to use decorative scissors and/or border punches!! We all have them laying around... so dust them off and put them to use!! We would love to see what you can do with them!!

These are some more pictures from me and Lauren's little get away last week!! Along with the zoo enterance, you get admission into the butterfly exhibit and botanical gardens next to the zoo. Lauren LOVES to walk around the gardens... in fact I almost couldn't get her to leave!! It truly is a beautiful place and we had fun taking some silly pictures!! On the top one she thought she would pose like the frog!! she is sooo silly!! Both border pumches were from Martha Stewart. The flowers were from Practical Scrappers June sponsor Squigglefly. Now you know I am VERY new to digis but I kind of had fun playing with these!! I got out my watercolor pencils and colored them in! But don't look too closely or you might just see where I got out of the lines!!  LOL!! I thought that they were a little plain on their own so I added a Prima paper flower to the centers along with a gemstone. And of course I had to bling them up with some Stickles!! The papers are from My Mind's Eye!!

And check it out!! I actually made a card!!! Me!! A card!! Who knew?!! I have decided that I am going to try to do a little more of this with scraps that are left over from LOs!! Now... that's my goal, we'll see how it works!! I did not add a sentiment to my card because I really do want to work on getting a stash of cards going. Once I have a little variety, I will start making some specific cards!!
Thanks for stopping by to visit!! As always, I love your comments!! Be sure to check out what the other Practical Scrappers Design Team girls created this week!!

14 comments:

Kim said...

This layout has beautiful photos! I'm so glad that Lauren loves being silly and enjoys nature! She is so beautiful!!!!
This layout is too. I'm such a sucker for pinks and browns. You did a great job on the digis. Your border punches are fun!
Love that you did a card from the scraps!!! I just boxed up about 150 cards to send to OWH.
Blessings,
Kim xXx

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Adorable layout with the corner punch is very effective. Love the photos! You daughter is a cutie!

Beatriz Farquhar-Guzman said...

oh yes!!!! can't scrap without them. You did a great job on both projects, lovely. Happy Monday!
(Thank you for your encouraging words, they meant a lot to me.)

Dawn said...

Love the colors you chose to feature your daughters pictures.Great use of the challenge.
Great idea to make the card with the scraps, my favorite way of crafting.

Pat said...

Love the pics & the LO is gorgeous! Great card!!!

Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

Love how you used your border punch. I need to use them more often. Great inspiration :)

Brenda said...

Oh so pretty!! I love pinks and browns together!!

Sasya said...

love your cute page, Barb!! :)

Tanya Rudd said...

I love how you framed the 2 sides of the photograph with your border punch. I really have to try this out.
Hugs
Tanya

Leah said...

Hey Babe! Sorry I have missed commenting on some LO's but I just checked out what I had missed. The kids and I came over to my Mom's while my husband works, fun to spend some time together and good to do it while we've got the summer time. Anyways love everything..lots of summer happy pages! The photos as usual are the best too!!!!

DoubleClick Connections said...

So pretty! love the papers and the great punches!

Rainbow said...

These lo are so beautiful and soft Barb!! love the punch work!! and the card are precious my friend!!! you did amazing on these project!! love them!!

Jenny said...

Love this! So cute! ps: there are way too many things loading on your page its hard to get on your blog... just fyi :) :) :) :) :)

Fern said...

Fantastic job using the digi flowers.. I haven't tried digi's yet... Maybe when I retire and I have all the time in the world to scrap... lol Love the photos of Lauren!!!
And take a look at that card gf!! Beautiful job!!! You're a natural at whatever you do!!! Hugs!!!

 
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