{Rebecca} Catered Crop : Flower Power

>> Thursday, March 21, 2013

  Love is the flower you've got to let grow.
   ~ John Lennon

I would be lieing if I said the first thing that popped into my head when this challenge was announced wasn't 70's pop music, orange and tie dye, peace and hippies, and VW vans. That was way before my time, but I still have always associated "Flower Power" with the generation that my parents were teenagers in. But of course, since that wasn't my generation, my card has absolutley nothing to do with 70's Flower Power. It took a much more shabby turn.

It has been a while since I crafted anything quite like this, but its a style I love and my pinterest boards are full of inspiration images that are more shabby and chic. I took the opportunity to create a girly card and pulled out my flowers and had a ball!

I can't wait to see what the other designers have created and encourage you to go take a peak, and if you have time, to play along with this challenge. Who doesn't love the prospect of getting to be Catered Crops guest designer? Fun, fun!
I'm so ready for Spring, aren't you? Let's celebrate with some Flower Power. Just include flowers somewhere in your project – as a stamped image, in your pattern paper, or as an embellishment – anyway you choose.

  • Just show us any project using a flower.
  • Include a link to us at Catered Crop or add our button, which you can grab on our sidebar or at our {button gallery}.
  • Link up and link often, but be sure you link up by 8:00 PM EST on Saturday, March 30.
  • Keep the party hopping by visiting the other players and leaving comments.
  • Check back with us on March 31 to see if you've won an opportunity to be a guest designer.



{Rebecca} Sketchabilities 87

>> Friday, March 15, 2013

With each sibling that has gotten married, I have added 4 pages to a scrapbook that I started for my Mom. Its been incredibly fun and rewarding project, and promises to be a long running book, as not even half my siblings are married, and the youngest is only 5. One thing I have very much enjoyed about this particular project is that it showcases my evolving style and scrapbooking growth, all in one book, and since it is my Mom's. Once I am done a page, regardless of whether I was fully satisfied with the results, I can't change anything.

There were 4 weddings in the book, and I'm started on the 5th. This is the first page, and I'm sure I will be sharing more with you in the future, especially since there are some gorgeous sketches coming up with Sketchabilities that I know will work perfectly for wedding pages.

I'm quite happy to introduce you to the first of (hopefully) many sketches from Sketchabilities.

Be sure to check out the Sketchabilities website for more great inspiration from the rest of the design team, and for a chance to win a spot as the March Feature Designer!


{Rebecca} Memory Maze March DT Reveal

>> Wednesday, March 13, 2013

I had a fantastic time working with the Memory Maze products this month, there is such a range of fun chipboard!

"Its a Girl"

The Memory Maze chipboard was the perfect accompaniment for the baby girl card that I created this month. I went all out with the pink and the brown complimented it perfectly.

The chipboard was the perfect colour already to compliment the pink theme, so I simply added a layer of glitter glue over the entire surface, it absolutely sparkles!  

Memory Maze Chipboard: 

Other Materials:
My Minds Eye Paper, Misc Antique buttons, ribbon, dictionary paper, Reflections glitter,


"Have Fun"

How much fun in this little vintage bike? I kept this card simple and tried to make the chipboard the hero hero, something that actually isn't very hard to do. Pairing it with October Afternoon paper made this a perfect duo.

I left the chipboard mostly original, but embellished it with some rhinestones. 

Memory Maze Chipboard: 

Other Materials:

October Afternoon Paper, My Minds Eye Rhinestones and twine, American Crafts rub-ons
I have another project using Memory Maze chipboard to share with you later this month!


{Rebecca} Catered Crop : Framed

>> Tuesday, March 5, 2013

I was framed, framed, I was blamed, framed
Well, I never knew nothin, but I always get framed
Oh, framed.
   ~ Framed, sung by Ritchen Valens

My Mom turned 50 this year and I knew that even though she is a huge fan of my cards, this year, that wasn't going to be enough. The older I become, especially now that I have a baby girl, the more I realize all the sacrifices my Mom has made and the love she has poured in my life. I wanted some thing a little more meaningful and lasting to say how much I love her.

So, I took this challenge quite literally and created a "framed" project. Quite conveniently we had a very recent photograph of the entire family from my brothers wedding and created a wall hanging based on Proverbs 31, specifically choosing the verse "and her children shall rise up and call her blessed". 

This (bi)week at Catered Crop, we want to see you frame your focal point or frame your project – just include a frame somewhere in your project. 

  • Just show us any project using a frame or mat.
  • Include a link to us at Catered Crop or add our button, which you can grab on our sidebar or at our {button gallery}.
  • Link up and link often, but be sure you link up by 8:00 PM EST on Saturday, March 16.
  • Check back with us on March 17 to see if you've won an opportunity to be a guest designer.