Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Little Piggies and Mommy's Little Pole Dancer & Drag Queen

Hey all! 

First, I want to thank everyone for supporting me and voting for me in the first round of the Torendi Challenge!  I've made it through to round #2!!!  I have made the cutest (IMHO) card and can't wait to reveal it for you later tonight!!  I just need to survive this week and next!!! 

On to today's business...

It's Monday (OK, so it's Tuesday...I'm a day late!!) so it's time for your next installments of SPCC and Spunky Scrappers.


This week's SPCC Color Combo:

At first glance this one brought to mind fall for me.  But this week's color combo had a twist...we also needed to use our sponsor's product on the layout. 

DRS Designs, a rubber stamps and more vendor, sponsored this week's color combo and they generously provided each SP Diva with free stamps to use on our projects!! 

One of the stamps I chose was the cutest little piggie sooooo that made me immediately want to scrap some pics of my kids playing in the rain on a warm summer day. 

You can see the progression of "piggieness" in the pics from top to bottom.  Note how my son's underwear went from white with a blue design to dark brown!!! LOL!!  I didn't mind...they had a blast and they didn't ruin anything that wasn't either washable or replaceable!  I think they were most surprised that mommy allowed them to do this!!! 

I splashed some "mud" (watered down brown paint) on the flower the title piggies are dancing on, as well as on all the piggies to make it look like they were playing in the mud. 

I colored the two chipboard elements, the flower and the flourish, by taking Stampin' Up! ink pads directly to the chipboard and rubbing it all over until they were completely covered.  Then I covered each with Crackle Medium to give them shine and a cracked finished (like dried mud). 

Can't forget to note that the design of this layout is an early Sketchy Thursdays sketch...one of my faves!!

Head on over to the SPCC site to check out the inspiration from the rest of the SP Divas. 

DRS Designs is offering this week's winner a $15 gift certificate to use in their online store!!  They have some seriously cute stamps so you are really going to want to get in on this action!! 

Details:  Paper - DCWV, Stampin' Up!; DRS Designs stamp; Ink - StazOn, Stampin' Up!; Chipboard - Fancy Pants, Stampin' Up!; Ranger Crackle Medium; American Craft white pen; Stampin' Up! marker; Zig Millennium pen; Making Memories felt alpha stickers, paint; Stampin' Up! ribbon.


Monday is also time for a new Spunky Scrappers prompt!  This week's prompt - Top 10 Lists

OK, so I didn't go for a "traditional" Top 10 list...this is more a Top 10 in Hell List:

See, I've been waiting for the perfect opportunity to scrap this particular picture for a while now.  It's so funny.  It's like the picture you never want to see of your kids when they're older and understand what they're wearing/doing.  (AGAIN with the incredibly embarrassing pics!!  Poor kids!  But remember, sometimes mommy laughs AT you.  I just can't help it!!)  I always thought the title would be something to the effect of "Mommy's Little Pole Dancer & Drag Queen".  (I'm going to hell, aren't I?  LOL!)

So, my Top 10 List is 10 future potential jobs this pic brings to mind.  Most quite shudder-worthy, some very tongue-in-cheek.  And at the very bottom I wrote, "So Proud".

As you will notice, this is another non-12x12 layout.  I had an irregularly sized piece of leftover patterened paper so I just went with it without trying to make it fit any conventional layout size.  It's quite freeing and makes things much simpler. 

Be sure to pop on over to the Spunky Scrappers site to play along with the Top 10 prompt and see what the Design Team made for your inspiration! 

Details:  Paper - American Crafts; Sassafras Lass journal card; Making Memories alpha stickers; Zig Millennium pen; thread.

Thanks for stopping by today!!



Diana Fisher said...

So funny!!! I love the non-12x12 page, too, lately. It makes it all so much easier sometimes to start with any piece of paper, not just that whole, big sheet staring at you.

Love your take on the prompt! Gotta start thinking about mine!!

Mo said...

omg....too cute! i love how you journaled on the crossword paper! and the piggies layout is awesome! the paint on the piggies...sooo cool! yes! i too let the kiddies play in the rain! it's soooooo fun!

Deanne @ Three Trees said...

Wow - these look AWESOME!! I love the crossword - totally creative! Love it all :)

Emily said...

Great job!

Emily-SP Diva

Sandra Farrell said...

very cute - I really love how the pictures and the title and the stamp go together. - great job.

Melisa said...

The future jobs layout is just too cute!!

Danielle said...

Great job with the stamps Diva! Love the piggy!!

Stephanie *SP Diva* said...

I just love this LO! Thgose littl piggies are too cute! You did an awesome job with this combo and stamps! Way to go DIVA!

~kelly marie~ said...

I love those piggies! So cute!!