Saturday, October 26, 2013

Back In Action

It has been a while.  Some times life just happens and you don't have time to scrapbook it.  But I'm getting back into my crafting stride, so it is time for some challenges - which means blog opportunity! 

One of my favorite challenge sites is Color Me Scrappy.  They always have challenges that motivate, and I really enjoy the color schemes they come up.   The colors this month were fall inspired: blues, burgundy, golds.

Nice right?  I had the perfect paper collection in mind (you know I'm paper obsessed and I love how collections make it so easy to quickly put it all together) - Echo Park's "Times & Seasons."  The colors were perfect, and the heritage/family theme made me think of Thanksgiving.  Score.
So... yeah, then the twist - use feathers.  Of course, out of all the hoards of scrapbook stuff that I have - was there one feather?  Oh well, what a great reason for a trip to Hobby Lobby!  And after checking the clearance rack, I found the perfect multi-pack of feathers for only 60 cents!  Awesome!!! (in my high-pitched singing voice).  How did I still manage to spend $30?  That is for another post...

Anyway, I was actually very pleased with the feather.  It gave my project that little extra somethin' somethin'.  Some crocheted flowers, few buttons, pins, clips and we've got ourselves a nice cover.  Totally going to use feathers again.

Getting back into scrapping, I've started small - this is a cute little 3x3 chipboard mini album from Close to My Heart (I got 5 of them on ebay for about $5 - nice!).  Perfect size for a quick project to get your juices flowing. 

So thanks Color Me Scrappy, hopefully I'll win that mystery grab bag!