Friday, January 30, 2009

Crop time again this weekend

YMBD is having a crop this weekend. They have already posted some pre crop challenges too. Come on over and come play. They always have great challenges too. I already completed one of the pre crop challenges. It was to have someone else do the journaling. So I thought to do a little questionnaire for my DD. So I used one of her school photos from this year.

Its kind of hard to see in the photo but I added pearls as bullets for the questions. I really like how it ended up turning out.

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Also I have a couple announcements to make, but I can't say anything for a few more days. Lets just say I'm excited!!!

Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Scrapwhispers Music Challenge #14

The challenge this week was to use a song title for your layout. I found this photo of my DS and instantly knew the title. Thanks for a great challenge.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Crop Time this weekend!!

Scrap 4 Life is having their winter crop on Friday Jan 23 - Sun Jan 25. There are always tons of fun challenges to do. Visit Scrap 4 Life

Hope to see you there!

Wednesday, January 21, 2009

Scrapwhispers Journaling Challenge #13

I have two layouts done so far. The first is "My Twist" it was based on a pagemaps sketch. The journaling reads "My twist on jumping in the leaves. First, rake up all the leaves. Second, pile them all onto the trampoline. Third, jump into the large pile and watch the leaves go flying". I used mostly Scenic Route products -Sumner collection. Leaves are Prima.

My second one is "Dino Time" journaling reads "Tyler wearing one of his fav pair of PJ's his dino ones." Felt dino is from Fancy Pants, the other dino's were cut from Reminisce pp. jounaling spot -MM, Circle around title is from YMBD (check out link on my blog).

Saturday, January 17, 2009

YMBD Saturday Scraplift challenge

This one is Titled "Dad Heart US" Its hard to see in the photo but I have a large acrylic heart around the photo. I painted the edge with a pink metallic paint but it didn't photograph well.

I used scribble scrabble paper and making memories die cut paper, the acrylic heart is fancy pants, the felt is queen & co, the chipboard heart is K&Co, the flower is lil davis designs, sticker letters are american crafts.

Creative Cafe CHA Giveaway

Creative Cafe has an unbelieveable blog giveaway going on for the CHA new releases. Go check it out to try to win. Here is the blog

Thursday, January 15, 2009

Use your stash challenge plus a sketch challenge too

I used the sketch this month over at YMBD for this layout and also combined it with the challenge over at use your stash (brads). So I added a line of brads under the large photo, there are two brads in the title plus a few more scattered throughout some of the pattern paper squares. It also worked for Tara's challenge to do a 2 page spread.

I had to get a reaplacement photo for this layout because my 2 year old decided to scribble all over the photo I was going to use, don't you love when you have to run out to the store for one photo. LOL!!!

Sunday, January 11, 2009

YMBD Saturday Scraplift challenge

What a fun challenge on Saturday's over at YMBD they are starting a scraplift challenge which is due by Sunday night. There was a great layout by Marti that we were to lift. Here is my take Called "Hi Mr. Caterpillar" My DS found this great looking YELLOW (I never saw a yellow caterpillar below) caterpillar in our backyard this past summer. He was so scared to touch it at first but then had it in his hands.

The green paper is scenic route, yellow chipboard letters is chip chatter, brown letters is making memories, felt 'caterpillar' is fancy pants, journaling block is autumn leaves.

Saturday, January 3, 2009

8 Favorites for 2008

I believe that I really grew as a scrapbooker this year and
here is my list for my top 8 layouts that I created in 2008.

Changes in 10 Years
This layout was for a Before & After challenge. I had a really hard time with this one and it took me several days to complete, but then when I finally got it done it became one of my favorites. The top photo was taken about 10 years earlier than the other photos.

Meeting Belle
This layout was done from a pagemaps sketch. I absolutely LOVE how this turned out with all the flowers. Its so pretty and I was so happy to finally scrap this photo. The photo was only 4 years old and it was always one of my favorites of my DD on a Disney cruise.

Water Loving Boy
These shots of my youngest playing in the pool were so fun to scrap with the bright orange and blue in the photos. I love the pink paislee frame and kept most of the elements contained within the frame.

Swing Around
I Love the simplicity of this layout. I can't believe I was able to capture such movement in the photos!! I was soooo blessed with the photos. All the colors in this layout I took from the photo. I used the green background for the grass, the black circle for the tire swing, the pink title letters are from her shirt, the blue flowers are from her jeans and the dot of white are from her shoes.

Back to School
Love the decorative edged papers they are so fun to play with, aren't they! This is only the second school layout of done, so I'm a little bit behind. I kept this one pretty simple also. I like how the elements are all bunched together in the middle, but it still feels like there is a nice bit of room. The orange arrow just jumps off the page too. So fun.

I took the colors from my DS snow cone, which is something I like to do alot. I loved working with these bright summer colors. The We R Memory Keepers papers were so fun to use.

I did this layout with a kit I purchased from scrapbook heaven. It was the first kit I purchased and I challenged myself to use the items from it. The only thing I added that wasn't in the kit was the butterfly and the ribbon. I love how it turned out. It didn't hurt that my DD was super cute in the photo too.

Altered Frame
This one wasn't a layout, but it was still one of my favorites I did last year. The challenge was to alter the back of a photo frame. I was a little iffy about this challenge at first, but then I started thinking how this would make a great gift for my grandmother and got very inspired. She always loved flowers so this photo was perfect. I love all the texture with the large flower, the butterfly, and the felt ribbon.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

I Completed for 2008!

Happy New Year!!!!

I can't believe how much I got accomplished in 2008. I am so proud of myself. I reached all of my scrappy goals last year.

I completed 210 layouts, 77 cards, and 8 altered projects or mini albums. WOW!!! I really am in shock. The last thing I completed for 2008 was a layout titled My Little Pumpkin.

Before 2008 I hadn't made anything but layouts so I am proud that I was able to branch out a little, but in 2009 I do hope to branch out a little more.

My scrappy goals are to continue to make a large amount of layouts but if I don't reach 200 again I won't be disappointed either. I want to make 100 cards so hopefully I can use up some of my scraps and I want to make at least one altered item or mini album a month. Plus I would like to get published more but that means I need to actually submit things and I want to get on a design team again.

What are your goals for 2009?