Saturday, December 14, 2013
I can't believe it has been close to two months since I have last posted. I have been so busy! It seems that after Halloween everything is a blur! Anyway I do apologize for the delay, but I do have some exciting news! I am a member of the design team for Scrapping Everyday Miracles! I am so honored, proud, and honestly a little nervous! Check them out they have some very inspirational work and words!!
Sunday, October 27, 2013
Scrap Our Stash Challenge blog has an interesting challenge this month. The challenge is to create a layout using the sketch below and to use from your stash add your choice of mist, paint, watercolors or gelatos. I love mist and paint but I rarely use it on my layouts. I was happy with this challenge. I chose to use mist on my layout. The supplies I used are Bazzill Basics, Jenni Bowlin, Ranger and Echo Park. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
I know I am behind! My weekends are the only time to scrap and my weekends are filled up right now. If they were not filled up I wouldn't have anything to scrapbook, right? The supplies I used on my layout are Little Yellow Bicycle and Authentique. Here is the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy and my layout. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
I did this layout using Paper Secrets sketch for a sketch challenge on their blog. The twist is to use alpha stickers. I used pictures my husband took of my son at the time trials at Talladega Speedway. As you can tell from the title he thought it was too loud! The supplies I used are American Crafts, Bo Bunny, Adornit and Basic Grey. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
Sketch N Scrap's second challenge this month is a cute sketch. I used pictures I took of my son at his second grade open house at school. The supplies I used are Simple Stories, Jelli Bean Soup and Little Yellow Bicycle. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
Tuesday, October 15, 2013
Hello everyone! It is the middle of the month and time for some new challenges. I combined several challenges for this layout I created this past weekend. Below the picture I have listed the name of the blog and challenge. If you haven't already, check out each blog site. There is so much great inspiration!! I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
Use Your Words - Love
Frosted Designs - flair, chipboard, kraft
Let's Get Sketchy - sketch
Wednesday, October 9, 2013
The challenge at Scrap Our Stash is a Tic Tac Toe board. Here is the board and my layout:
I chose arrows, chipboard and twine. The stars are chipboard. I used Basic Grey's Persimmon. I love this collection!!!! I have been dying to use it!! I also used Jellibean Soup for part of the title. This is a picture of my son who was picked as the Homecoming Prince for his class. He got a sash (the letters fell off during the parade) and a little trophy!! He was so excited and so was I!! I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!!
For this layout I combined two challenges, Use Your Words and Paper Secrets. First I want to say how much I am going to miss Use Your Words. As a former teacher I thought this was a unique challenge blog. I have thoroughly enjoyed it and hope that one day it will return. (Hint, Hint). For their first challenge this month the word is family. I loved the sketch by Paper Secrets and decided to use it for my layout. Here is the sketch and my layout:
As some of you know I am scrapbooking my wedding. I decided to use a photograph of my family, my mom, sister with me on my wedding day. I used Country Boutique by Fancy Pants. The burlap flower and rhinestones are from my stash. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
For the first challenge for About A Boy, the challenge is "Grunge." Honestly, I wasn't sure about this, but I like the turnout. I found this picture of my son when he was two. I can't believe he use to be this small. I started doodling on this trying different things and this is what I came up with. All of it came from my stash. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
New month means a new sketch at Sketch N Scrap. Here is the sketch and my layout:
I used Carta Bella's Giddy Up. This is such a cute line. I also used Jillibean Soup for the title. These pictures are of my son this past May when we went to visit a friend who has horses. He informed us that he wanted a horse for Christmas or his birthday. It didn't matter which he just wanted a horse! Thankfully he hasn't mentioned it again! I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
Sunday, September 29, 2013
Scrap Our Stash is having a blog hop, ABC 123 Blog Hop. Here is the challenge:
Create a layout using one of the sketches provided and your layout must also include both items from the set of alphas you chose. (For example if you chose the letters KL your layout must include kraft paper or an embellishment made with kraft paper and layering)
When posting your entry to your blog or gallery, you must include the sketch # and set of alphas you used.
To be entered into the Grand Prize drawing:
Your layout must be new as of September 27, 2013 and linked up below the
ABC~123 Blog Hop post.
by October 4, 2013 ~ 11:59 PM (PST)
You must follow the SOS Blog
Entries cannot be combined with any other Scrap Our Stash Challenge!!
The winner will be announced on October 6, 2013
I chose sketch #2:
First I chose GH, graph paper and hearts, but the paper I used for my background looked more like ledger paper not graph paper. Next I chose AB, arrows and brads. I still included the hearts by using a heart brad. The supplies I used are Crate Paper and Fancy Pants. Here is my sketch:
My son is in the second grade and his teacher is tough. I requested her because she will prepare him for the third grade. Every night it has been a battle getting him to do his homework. On this particular night he did not argue with me. He did all of his homework. When he was finished he smiled, told me he loved me and that I was the best mom in the whole world! Priceless!! And to top it off he said let's take a picture! He melts my heart! I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!!
Sunday, September 22, 2013
The second challenge from About A Boy is a sketch. I love this sketch. Here is the sketch and my layout with a close up picture:
I turned the sketch on its side to accommodate my picture. The supplies I used are Bo Bunny, Bazzill Basics, Tim Holtz, and Queen & Co. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
For this layout I combined to challenges. The first challenge is from Use Your Words. The word for this challenge is "Sweet." I wanted to do another layout for my wedding album. I chose to pictures from our wedding reception. I used a sketch from Sketch N Scrap. This is the sketch and my layout with some close up photos:
I was intrigued by this sketch. This is the type of sketch I tend to shy away from. Combining both challenges made this layout work. I am really pleased with it! The supplies I used are Fancy Pants, Bazzill Basics, and Studio Calico. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
Monday, September 2, 2013
About A Boy has a new challenge for September. It is to use the colors white, black and one other color. I chose as my "other" color red. Here is my layout:
The supplies I used are Simple Stories, Bo Bunny and American Crafts. This is a picture of my son, Noah and his best friend Kaleb. It was the week before school starts and my husband and I took them to the movies to see Despicable Me 2. We always try to do something special right before school starts. He chose the movies. I took their picture in front of a big display for the new movie Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs 2. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
I decided to combine two challenges for this layout. Use Your Words challenge for this month is TOUGH. Let's Get Sketchy challenge is this amazing sketch:
I combined the two challenges and this is what I came up with:
I combined the two challenges and this is what I came up with:
I turned the sketch and left off the scalloped edges. The supplies I used are Basic Grey, Tattered Angels, Bazzill, and American Crafts. This is a picture of my son when he was six. He was full of attitude and always wanted to dress himself! I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!!
Hello September! I can't believe it is already here. Along with the new month comes a new sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap. Here is the sketch and my layout:
We have a new addition to our home, a cat. We knew there were a couple of stray cats in the woods behind our house. They had never come up to the house except for this little one. My husband started feeding him and you know once you feed them they never go away! My son feel in love with him and named him Mr. Whiskers. One day he ask if he could take my camera and take some pictures of him. I used these snapshots on this layout. The supplies I used are Amy Tangerine, Jillibean Soup and Kaiser Crafts. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
This week at Frosted Designs their challenge is to use numbers. I decided to use a picture of Noah at the public library reading a book. This summer he read 42 books! I was so proud of him!! Here is my layout:
The supplies I used are The Paper Loft and Becky Higgins. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
Wednesday, August 21, 2013
Tuesday, August 20, 2013
The mid month challenge for Use Your Words is BELIEVE. The supplies I used are Pink Paislee and Amy Tangerine. I know this page is simple but I thought the paper was enough. This is a picture of me with my ID badge at the school I work at. After being unemployed for four years it was great to start the school year with a job!!
I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
Saturday, August 17, 2013
I found a new challenge blog and it is 123 Get Scrappy!. They have one challenge a month and it is like a tic-tac-toe board with a technique, theme or embellishment listed in each block. Here is the board for this month:
The supplies I used are Echo Park, Tim Holtz, Bazzill, and American Crafts. This picture is of my son with his two best friends Kaleb and Isaac. They were in the first grade together and now will be in the second grade together. They play so well together and never argue. I can't get over how tall my son is. I believe he is the tallest kid in the whole school! Anyway, I am so glad they are friends and hope they will always be friends!! I hope you like my layout and thanks for stopping by!
Sketch-N-Scrap has a new sketch for their mid month challenge. Here is the sketch and my layout:
The supplies I used are Crate Paper. I still have to do journaling. I decided to wait to add the journaling because it is private. Yes, this is me when I was 11. I was in the hospital with a broken hip and a fractured pelvis. I was in the hospital for 15 days. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!
This weeks challenge at Scrap Our Stash is "Game On." The challenge is to create a layout using the sketch below and include one game card and/or game piece. I thought of the picture I took of Noah the day we played Monopoly. He begged us to play. He loved it until he lost all of his money! Needless to say we haven't played it again. I am sure we will play again when he learns the concept of money. The supplies used are Doodlebug, Queen & Co., and EK Success. I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by!!
It is that time again, school is about to start. I know I have said this before but, where does the time go? Noah is going to be in the second grade. It seemed like only yesterday I was pregnant with him. This past week was 'Meet the Teacher.' I snapped a photo of Noah with his new teacher. We are super excited that she is going to be his teacher! I did this layout using the collection Memories Captured from Fancy Pants. I also used the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy. I turned the sketch on its side to accommodate my picture. Here is the sketch and my layout:
Thursday, August 15, 2013
Guess what? I am the August Guest Designer at The Paper Loft Blog! Here are three layouts and a card that will be show cased on their blog. The collections I used are Island Sun, In The Zone, Funkysaurus, and Serendipity. If you haven't checked out The Paper Loft do so! I hope you like them and thanks for stopping by!