Thursday, February 17, 2011

I'm so excited ...

... to be the February guest designer for Scraptacular! I want to thank Beth and the Scraptacular design team for giving me the opportunity to work with this month's kit and show my creations along with theirs. This kit is full of fun patterned papers and embellishments, and I'm having a great time working with it. If you haven't checked out the design team'swork this month with the kit, make sure you scroll down below to the Blog Hop post and follow the hop!

Now for a quick intro:
My name is Barb Prendergast, and I started scrapping six years ago when my husband gave me my first digital camera and I found the scrap supply aisle at Walmart. My favorite subjects are my family which includes my husband, four adult children (three of them married) and six beautiful grandkids. I'm a former newspaper reporter/editor and public relations manager; currently I substitute teach part-time in area schools.

The February kit is so versatile! Here are my creations using the kit (with enough left over for a couple more layouts and some cards)

I used my Cricut, Spellbinders Excalibur and an EK Success border punch to create a few accents, as well as some little buttons and rhinestones from my stash. 

I cut into the patterned paper and slipped my photo mat underneath the heart and flourish motif; the floral accents were fussy cut from one of the other patterned papers in the kit. The journaling spot was cut with the Cricut and the title with Cuttlebug dies. 

I used a few buttons and flowers from my stash and die cut the circles and journaling spot with Spellbinders dies; also used some puffy paint to connect the buttons and again, I cut into the papers to slip my photos under the owl. I used a sketch from Nuts About Sketches as inspiration.

The borders from My Little Yellow Bicycle are so much fun to use! I topped one here with a strip of that cute birdie-printed paper and the pom pom trim. The buttons, tiny alpha and pink flower were from my stash; I used the patterned papers in the kit and various dies to cut the little blue flower, the bird and journaling spot. Here's a close up of the bottom cluster:

The sketch is from My Sketch World. 

I punched out circles from the paper and used some rick rack to make little flowers for this layout. The felt fish were cut with a Cuttlebug die, and I had fun with a border punch too. This is another Nuts About Sketches sketch.

I used the other MLYB border here, along with a new Grands label die from Spellbinders, that bird die again, and some flowers, bling, alphas and rub ons from my stash. I also stamped a pattern on the bottom of my white cardstock. 

Thank you for looking! Be sure to check out the Blog Hop below!