Monday, February 8, 2010

Hello Monday!

I Hope everyone had a fabulous weekend! Congrats to the Saints for winning The NFL Superbowl! Mondays are always a warm welcome in my house as the hubby goes off to work and the two older kids head off to school. I have a quieter house with just the two little girls and myself. Mondays also mean a new weekly challenge at Squigglefly. This weeks challenge was to create a shaped Valentines card using non traditional colors. When I seen the challenge I knew exactly what image I wanted to use. This image is bedtime bear drawn by Susan Spiller. You can find this image and so many more at

Story behind image choice: Before my son heads off to school he Shouts very loudly  "Bye Mom Love you!" So when I seen the bedtime bear image Instead of looking at it as a bear yawning I seen a Bear shouting. All I had to do was add googly eyes to make him appear awake instead of sleepy.  It worked perfect for my Valentine to him. I printed my image Extra Large as I wanted that to be the majority of my card. I colored using my blending tool and Tim Holtz Distress inks. I printed the reverse image onto my patterned papers of choice and cut them out for his T-Shirt. The non traditional colors worked perfect for a boy.
Stop on over at the Squigglefly Challenge blog to see the other lovely DT cards. 

2 more Life on the {scrap}beach crop challenges:
Challenge #4: The fourth challenge is to create a layout or project either about or for the love of your life. It could be a layout about your Starbucks addiction, or a card for a loved one to let them know how much they mean to you. This is the cover of my TWS Trade mini. The mini will be about all the Loves in her life. I just love the DCWV Mariposa Paper collection the papers are just gorgeous.
The fifth challenge is to make a layout or project with play in mind. You could either make a layout about playtime, or you could just play with new techniques on a project. I tried playing with a new technique. Emboss resist stamping. It turned out to be more of a challenge to play with the tag to make it look good as my emboss resist technique didn't turn out.

Thanks for stopping by to look at my projects. Sorry for such a long post.


Jill W. said...

Cute "screaming" bear! lol
There is nothing about that guy that says sleepy or yawning.
Have a happy scrappy day!

Zeffy said...

Hi Dawn love your projects your front page is Fab! I think that your tag turned out rather well...have agood week

treesawardincrafts said...

Aww, these three projects are so good you are really talented. It's also nice to have some quality time with the girlies too, something to look forward to.