Monday, July 20, 2009

Scrapping The Music and Crop-A-Ganza Projects...

I had so much fun at the Crop-A-Ganza! Oh my word! And I actually got a lot accomplished too! That hardly ever happens - LOL! Anyhoo, before I share my projects from the crop, I want to tell you about this week's Scrapping The Music song. The song is "If Today Was Your Last Day" by Nickelback - and I found it to be a very inspiring song to scrap with! Here's what I came up with...

The lyric I chose for this layout is "My best friend gave me the best advice. He said each day's a gift and not a given right. Leave no stone unturned, leave your fears behind; and try to take the road less traveled by." I love that!

I used the June Studio Calico kit, plus grungeboard wings, acrylic paint, glimmer mist, black ink, fancy pants corner stamp, Jenni Bowlin black star vintage paper, turquoise duct tape, and black and white journaling stamps.


So - on to the Crop-A-Ganza projects. First up is a layout for the current "Scrap The Boys" challenge. The challenge is to title your layout "Real Men ______." I thought it was perfect for this picture of Michael and his dad on father's day this year. I used the June Studio Calico kit, and here's what I came up with...The mat behind the photo is actually the inside cover paper from an antique book. It was in a big box of free vintage papers and ephemera at SiSversary. It's fun to be able to use it right away!

Next up is the 4 x 4 Mini-album from the class that Jenni Bowlin taught at SiSversary. I used it for some of my pics from SiSversary. I bought a few extra papers and embellies to customize it for my style a little bit - but most of what I used was included in the class kit. Remember you can click on the images to see the details better...













I started another layout (for the Lotus Paperie challenge), but it's not finished yet.

I hope you had a lovely weekend! I will be back tomorrow with a Project 365 update! Thanks for stopping by and for your comments - they really mean a lot to me!

14 comments:

Nat said...

your stm layout is so amazing- I love the whole design and jorunaling! Also love your minialbum!!!

Peggy said...

Beautiful work, all of it, but my favorite here has to be your STM LO. It caught my eye immediately when I saw it on the STM site, it's absolutely gorgeous.
xxx Peggy

Marit said...

I love it all Michelle! That mini book is gorgeous... fun to see faces with familiar names.... The STM lay out is fabulous too!

Thinkie said...

great mini!

McMGrad89 said...

I just love that mini album. I will have to come back later when I can see more clearly. (When I get up in the morning, only my right eye works - I am only guessing what I am typing.) I am glad you were able to get so much done at your crop. You certainly went well prepared.

mandysea said...

Your stm LO is just stunning!!! Love it ...those wings and that photo really say it all!

What a wonderful testiment to the time you had in that mini-album...it just ooozes JOY!

Denise said...

Honestly, the comment in my head as I was reading your posting and checking out your projects was WOW. That seems like not enough praise, so I will also admit my jaw was on the gound in awe. Wow!

meganklauer said...

These are all so great! I am in lohhh..ve with that first layout! Amazing!!!

Amy Coose said...

What great stuff!! I love that first LO, the wings are amazing. Great mini as well.

Kirsty Wiseman said...

you are super creative girl, come round to my house and pour out your creativity on me!

lisa dickinson said...

gorgeous work! i love that page with the Nickleback song - so lovely!!

Shabby Chic Crafts said...

Michelle that looks like so much fun!!!

Beth Perry said...

I ABSOLUTELY LOVE YOUR JB MINI!!! IT TURNED OUT SOOOOO CUTE!!! You are wicked talented girl!

Andrea Ancich said...

you little mini from Jenni Bowlin turned out so freaking cute!
I love it...