Saturday, March 20, 2010

Layouts from the Scrapgal Crop

The Scrapgal crop last night was awesome - we probably broke a record for numbers on the chat board - what a super group!!!!!! and you can still join in the fun and submit layouts for the challenges, etc. Just go over to , create a log in, and go to the Gal talk, and scroll down to the Crop forum - challenges are open until Sunday night. 
I did the above layout for the sketch challenge (no 2) - I used that beautiful Webster's pages paper (sigh), a Hambly transparency, some laces, some Prima flowers, metal birds from the jewelry section at Michael's, and I made the dress from felt, lace, and buttons and the hanger is made from wire (I posted a photo of the dress a while back when I made it)
This layout was for the menu challenge - I had to use neutral colors (love that kraft paper), a love theme, title of Blessed (I used Blessings), and stitching (I used Hambly rub ons). The other rub ons are LilyBee and the word stickers are 7gypsies. I am obsessed with buttons right now and they are appearing on everything I create. I may need to attend BA (buttons anonymous). LOL! I love the new Jenni Bowlin buttons!
Hope you are having a great Saturday - the sun is shining and the temp is supposed to be in the middle 70s. Yay!  To tell you how cold it has been in Florida, this was the first February since they started recording temps that it did not reach 80 degrees, and from the 10 day forecast, we will not reach 80 in March - I just can't tell you how strange this is for us - we have lived in Florida (and the Tropics) since 1987, and this year is just plain weird!
Thanks for reading and see you tomorrow,


McMGrad89 said...

Man Chris. You should see this store that is across the street from my mother's. The former owner is a seamstress (still works there) who made my prom dress. The entire time that she owned it, I don't think she ever changed out stock. The same materials and buttons were there for at least a decade or more. You would die if you saw the buttons she has/had there.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are GORGEOUS chris!! I wanted sooooooooooooooooo bad to make it over there this weekend....but *sigh* this is my catch up weekend as next weekend me & brian are both running all over town getting stuff done!! :( ugh.... anywho...i loveeeeeeee these!!! I love love love love that dress and loving the photo on the 2nd one!!!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)`

Cynthia said...

the dress is darling:) very pretty LO's as always Chris. I am glad the on-line crop went well. This weekend has been catch up with my current on-line class. I wish I could swung over and participated. Have a good rest of the weekend.

Bekka said...

Beautiful. I will attend BA with you. :)

Anonymous said...

WOWZAH! The dress with all those buttons is so beautiful, and I love that little strip with buttons on the second layout too! You go girl!

deana said...

So now why did we happen to go to FL on a weird year? It was warmer than home, though, even if I couldn't spend any time at the pool!

That button dress you made is just precious! I adore it! :-)

Hanneke said...

I love your LO's that little dress is so cute and I love the stitching and those buttons on the seccond one!!!

KateB said...

great stuff Chris-wish I woulda been in town (I don't have a laptop)!!

EverydayMe said...

This is so sweet... I love it... sorry I missed out... life gets away with you and I'm getting caught up now... hope you had a lovely time!!!
{{hugs}} Michelle