** warning ** warning ** warning** this is a loooooong post with lots of yummy pics!
For some reason it seems like everything cool happening in my scrappy world is happening on Thursdays this month. (OK, except for my Pink Ninja shtuff...they get Wednesdays all to themselves this month!) Today is no exception. I've got 2 layouts for 3 awesome challenges to share with you today.
I was stunned when I won challenge #12 over on Scrap That Poetry for THIS layout. Seriously, I even checked out their site to find out what the poem was for challenge #13 and didn't even bother to scroll down to the winner post. I found out I won from a random comment on my flikr account!!!! LOL. The most exciting part is that I get to be the Guest DT for challenge #14!!!!!!
The poem is April by John Greenleaf Whittier. Click HERE to see the whole poem. Upon first read, I was worried. Much of the poem seems to speak of the ushering out of a snowy winter. I'm from Gilbert, Arizona!!!! We don't have snow!!! Our trees and flowers are confused from November to April with several false spring starts since we regularly get 70+ degree weather at any point during that time.
But then I was able to pick out a few lines that made me think of the most adorable fairy costume my daughter wore for her first Halloween and birthday party.
I love this costume so much it hangs on her wall in her bedroom now!!!
The base of the layout is the shaped paper...the white background is the board upon which I photographed it.
So, I loved my sketch so much that I made for the current Sketchy Thursdays blog hop (in which Scrap That Poetry is also a participant!) that I just had to make another layout with it!!
Incidentally, you have until Sunday night to play along with the hop and this sketch HERE.
The lines I extracted from the poem are:
I used mists on quite a few items to echo the shimmer and iridescence of the fairy dress.
The two doilies are misted with green, blue, and pink mists. The flower has pearl mist on it.
The wings were cut out of white glitter paper that I sprayed with mists, too. Incidentally, I made the wings by tracing the acrylic Maya Road wings I got in my Ninja Addicts' "Carrousel" kit.
Please stop by Scrap That Poetry, take a look at what their Design Team made, and play along with us!!!!
And, as if that wasn't enough, I also have - of course! - my weekly Sketchy Thursdays layout!!!! And to make it just that much more fun, we teamed up with Who's That Girl for the fun prompt "Right Now". (Anyone else now have the Van Haggar song running through their brain?? It's been coursing through mine for days. Ugh!!)
Does Diana ever disappoint?? Her sketches are perfect.
The idea of the prompt was to document 5 (or more) things that provide a little glimpse into who you are right now. (Dammit, there's that song again!!) I went with 5 of my current simple pleasures.
Have I mentioned I ~heart~ picnik.com? So easy to make a cool collage.
McLovin my new iPod! (Yes, I just got one...the Hubs surprised me out of the blue with it one day.)
(Yes, I'm like a little kid with this.)
I couldn't pick just one fave scrappy challenge site because I have TWO (Sketchy Thursdays and Pink Ninjas) so they are sharing one spot on my list of 5.
Dancing With the Stars - the only show I religiously watch the same day it is recorded. It's addictive!
I drink coffee at every hour of the day or night. Raw sugar and fat free 1/2 & 1/2, thank you very much. (Shush, Diana!!) This is my fave mug. It's just the right shape, the perfect weight. Unfortunately, it's a little worse for the wear having sustained a fall and chipping once or twice.
And by now you probably know of my obsession with Harry Potter. When I took this pic yesterday I was in the midst of reading book #5 for the fourth time. (I've since graduated to book #6.) You can see from the pic how well loved this poor book is. It's literally held together with clear packing tape.
I was hoping to one day pass along my love for Harry to my kids to read but I don't think this particular edition will make it. I'm sure I'll have to purchase another soon...I'm hoping the boy hits this reading level in the next couple years.
Here's more of that scrumptious glitter paper, this time in black and fashioned after a Prima lollipop flower. I gotta get back to Target to see if they've gotten any more of the black and white Colorbok glitter papers in. Two sheets for 99 cents! Can't beat that with a stick. The red flowers are made with mini treat (cupcake) liners and Prima flower centers.
** updated ** I totally forgot to mention that cheetah print paper...it's FLOCKED!!!! Mmmmmmmmmm...
Join us over on Sketchy Thursdays to check out what the DT made for your inspiration with our awesome sketch and the Who's That Girl prompt. You have until next Wednesday 4/21 to play along for your chance to win Apron Strings' "Bigger Than a Breadbox" April kit!!