Monday, June 30, 2014

Camp Scrap 2014

Happy Monday! I am super excited because Camp Scrap 2014 starts today! There is still time to register.  The talented May Flaum will be teaching four classes:  Art Journaling, By Design, Kit-Tastic, and Mixed Media.  You can register for all four or ever how many you want.  Me I am only taking two; By Design and Kit-Tastic. I am not into art journaling or mixed media.  But I have feeling I will be by next year!  I have taken several classes by May and I have learned so much! I love the fact that the content in the class stays there so I can go back and review if I need to.  Go to her site to check out the classes here.  Here are some items I have made from past classes I have taken with May:

Some turned out great, I think, and others not so good.  I used Tim Holtz Distress Ink, Stains, and Paint.  I also used Dylusions Ink Spray that has become a favorite of mine.  If you missed it, in March I posted some scrapbook layouts I did with some techniques that I learned from one of May's classes. You can see it here. Like I said before if you haven't go visit May Falum website and her class site. She has so much inspiration and I love the way she teaches!  Thanks for stopping by!

Sunday, June 29, 2014

Together/123 Blog Challenge

Hello everyone! I stumbled across 123 Blog Challenge and loved the challenge.  I love these challenges because it challenges me!  This is the inspiration board for the challenge:  

And this is what I came up with:

The supplies I used are Bazzill Basics, Tim Holtz, Ranger, American Crafts, Amy Tangerine, and Faber Castell.  Thanks for stopping by!


Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Finally Fish/Let's Get Sketchy Week #4

Hi everyone! I have a layout that I did using Week #4's sketch from Let's Get Sketchy.  Here is the sketch and my layout:

I used Bo Bunny's Family Is collection.  Other supplies I used are Bazzill Basics, Ranger and Fancy Pants.

  For Noah's birthday we gave him a fish tank minus the fish.  I know, I know.  Bad mom.  I just now got around to getting fish for his tank.  I will blame my other half for waiting to put the tank up!  Noah was so excited to get the fish! All he could say was "Finally Fish!"  I took him to Wal-Mart to buy the fish.  I didn't want to spend a lot of money on fish and him not take care of them.  He picked out 4 Neon Tetras and 1 algae eater.  We are down to 2 Neons and we still have the algae eater.  At first he was upset, but now he just wants to go get more! We will, of course, in a week or two! Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 19, 2014

All That Awesome/Fancy Pants

I received the Fancy Pants newsletter today.  They had a challenge to create a layout using a sketch.  Here is my layout:

I used the Be Different collection from Fancy Pants.  I love this collection.  The colors are beautiful!!   Thanks for stopping by!!

Love/Stuck?! Sketches

Hello everybody! I hope everyone is enjoying there week.  Here is a layout I did using the second sketch of June from Stuck?! Sketches.  Here is the sketch and my layout:

The supplies I used are Basic Grey, Little Yellow Bicycle, Prima, and Bazzill Basics.  Thanks for stopping by!

Hello 9 Years/123 Get Scrappy!

Hi everyone!  I have a layout I did for 123 Get Scrappy June's challenge.  On the Tic Tac Toe board  I used the bottom three:  modeling paste, water colors and strips.  Here is the Tic Tac Toe board and my layout:

Here is a close up:

I used a stencil from Tim Holtz for the paste.  After it dried, I took water colors and painted the paste.  The "9 Years" I used DYI thickers and also painted them with water colors.  The stripes is one of the papers behind the photo.  The supplies I used are We R Memory Keepers, Simon Says Stamp, Tim Holtz, and American Crafts. Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, June 16, 2014

Serious Gamer/Scrap Our Stash

Hi everyone! Scrap Our Stash has their second challenge up for the month of June. Here is the sketch:

The challenge is to create a layout from the sketch and you must include Enamel Dots OR Sequins AND 2 different types of alphas.  Here is my layout:

The supplies I used are Bazzill Basics, We R Memory Keepers, and Crate Paper. Thanks for stopping by!

Summer Reading/Sketch-N-Scrap #59

Hello everyone! I hope you are having a great week!  Here is the sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap and my layout:

Isn't this sketch adorable?  I really liked this one.  I used the Say Cheese Collection from Simple Stories and Doodlebug Designs for the alphas.  Thanks for stopping by!

Our Love/Sketch-N-Scrap Inspired #6

Hi! Sketch-N-Scrap has their Inspired Layout from Kerry.  Here is the sketch and my layout:

Here is a close up:

All the supplies I used are from Elle's Studio.  The collection is Love You More! It is so cute and I loved it for this layout!! Thanks for stopping by!

Five/Let's Get Sketchy Week 3

Hi everybody!  Let's Get Sketchy has a new sketch up for the week.  I loved this sketch because of the layering!! Here is the sketch and my layout:

Now here is a close up.  I tucked a journaling card behind the paper to keeep it hidden.

This picture was taken the last week of school.  Most of you know I work with special needs kids.  They love for me to take pictures of them!  I knew I wanted to document the last week of school because two of the kids are going to a new school.  The supplies I used are Studio Calico, American Crafts and Bazzill Basics.  Thanks for stopping by!

The Cook/Stuck?! Sketches

Hi everyone! I found a blog called Stuck?! Sketches.  They had the cutest sketch that I had to use!  Here is the sketch and my layout:

I've had this picture laying on my desk for awhile now.  This was the perfect sketch for it! The supplies I used are Little Yellow Bicycle, Bazzill Basics, and Jillibean Soup. Be sure to stop by Stuck?! Sketches.  They have lots of great inspiration!  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Lucky Me/Let's Get Sketchy Week 2

Let's Get Sketchy has a new sketch up for week 2.  Here is their sketch and my layout:

I love this sketch!  I changed the sketch a little bit. I just reversed the sides of it.  Basically I did this because of the photo.  He's standing on the side of the trampoline by the net.  The supplies I used are Simple Stories and Studio Calico.  Thanks for stopping by! 

Monday, June 9, 2014

Road Trip/Scrappy Friends

Hello everyone!  I hope you are enjoying your summer!  I have a layout I completed using the Scrappy Friends challenges.  Love these challenges! Here is my layout and then the three challenges:

I chose the word trip.

I used one photo instead of two.

I used jute, tickets, and hexagon.

The supplies I used are Echo Park, Tim Holtz, Maya Road, and Bazzill Basics.  Thanks for stopping by!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

Pure Sweetness/Black with Two Challenge

Have you ever just stumbled upon a challenge blog that is intriguing?  That is what happened to me when I came upon Black with Two.  I thought this was a great challenge for me since I usally never ever use the colors that were in the mood board.  I have one son who is the subject of all my layouts!  Here is the mood board, sketch, and my layout:

If you haven't checked out Black with Two please do so.  There is some awesome inspiration on the blog!  Also if you plan on doing the challenge check out the rules page!  I used the sketch pretty much how it is except I used one picture instead of two.  The supplies I used are Bazzill Basics, Basic Grey, and Bo Bunny.  Thanks for stopping by!

Wednesday, June 4, 2014

Super Awesome/Let's Get Sketchy Week #1

Hi! Happy June!! I have a layout I just finished using Let's Get Sketchy sketch for the challenge week one. I love this sketch!  Here is their sketch and my layout:

The supplies I used are Crate Paper, Bazill Basics, Tim Holtz and Ranger Ink.  I haven't added my journaling yet because it is private.  Some of you know that I work as an aide with special needs kids.  They always try to let me go on field trips with a child that is in the same grade as my son.  My son loves these kids and especially the one in the picture.  On this day it was park day.  My son stopped playing with his friends to play with this child.  He was showing him how to play basketball. He has such a BIG heart.  It makes me proud. Yeah, I know I am a little bias, after all he is mine! Thanks for stopping by!

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Most Favorite Everyday/Scrap Our Stash Monocromatic Challenge

Hi! I have a layout for Scrap Our Stash challenge. The challenge is to create a monocromatic layout with 5 or more premade/prepackaged embellishments.  I used shades of blue (my favorite color) and the embellishments I used:
  • 7 stickers; flowers,butterfly, Most Favorite  
  • 2 blue crystals, 
  • 1 paperclip (light blue above the everyday piece)
  • 1 chipboard (everyday)
  • 1 piece of Washi tape
Here is my layout:

The supplies I used are Authentique, Little Yellow Bicycle, Recollections, and Tim Holtz.  I hope you like it and thanks for stopping by! 

Principal's Award/Sketch-N-Scrap #58

Hi everyone! Happy June! We finally are out of school and are enjoying the time off.  I have a layout I completed using Sketch-N-Scrap sketch for June. Here is the sketch and my layout:

I used Fancy Pants Collection 'Be Different.'  I love the colors in this collection. They are so pretty and vibrant!  This layout is about my son winning the Principal's Award for his class.  This award is kind of a big deal at school.  This is his last year at his Elementary school. Now he is on to the Intermediate school.  Part of me wants to keep him little and beside me at all times! Sorry....feeling a little sad.  Anyway, I hope you like my layout and thanks for stopping by!