Wednesday, December 22, 2010

I actually felt like scrapping some christmas layouts

Once Dec hit I actually WANTED to scrap some of those christmas and winter photos from past years. Unfortunately I haven't had lots of time to scrap this month but I have gotten a few done.

The last layout I completed was based on a sketch from Creative Scrappers #134 I used papers from Echo Park's Everybody loves christmas line.

Here is another Echo Park layout. My DS received a flashlight for xmas and it was his favorite gift, go figure right. I did this layout based on a challenge at My Sketch World - to do a christmas layout with non traditional colors so I knew that these papers would work great!

Last year we didn't throw away any of the christmas paper til after I took a couple photos of all the craziness. Here is the layout.

Apparently this month I felt like scrapping photos of DS#1 because all these layouts are him at different ages, LOL! This layout was based on a recipe challenge at Scrapdango to use 9 buttons and 2 different fonts.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Sassy Lil Sketches Nov 7 Sketch

Here is the Nov 7 sketch from Sassy Lil Sketches.

I really liked the blocking they had in this sketch and thought it would go really well with these photos I took at the orchard this fall. I used these FAB Apple Cider papers from Imaginisce.

Some other projects I have completed lately.
Finally got another layout completed from this summer's scrapping get together with the wonderful My Sketch World ladies (hence the title) LOL!!

I just loved the film strip paper in the Jillibean Soup papers, that is what started this layout.

Don't you just love when you FINALLY scrap photos that you have wanted to scrap for awhile and could never figure out what to do with them and then a challenge or sketch or just your mojo works and your able to scrap them? I love when that happens and I have actually done several layouts like that recently and it makes me sooo happy. These photos were from April of this year.

I'm also super happy to have finally used some of this Cosmo Cricket Garden papers. I bought them when they first came out and then never used them.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Another GD spot & Oct DT reveal

On Sunday I was featured on Liz Qualman's blog. I was one of the GD for her sketches, this was my third and last time this year. I had a great time being a GD being able to create from her FAB sketches!! I loved the clean lines of this sketch that I got to play with. When I went to create the layout I had just received a goodie box from Jill at Memorable Seasons and it had these adorable Jillibean Soup papers. Love these Monster Stew Monsters. So I knew I had some pics of DS with his little monster shirt on which worked so well with these papers.

Here is the great sketch that Liz created.


I'm so sad that this is my final DT reveal for Scrapdango. I had such an awesome time on the DT. But I'm not going anywhere as I was a member of Scrapdango long before being on the DT and I'm not leaving now. I had so much fun creating with the first combo kit Heather had at Scrapdango featuring Lily Bee's Catching Fall line and We R Memory Keepers Maple Grove.

This first layout is my Aunt (who I visited on my trip to Georgia) and my mom (the brunette). Can you see the family resemblance, LOL!!
I created my own flowers with a scalloped punch, which I then distressed a little and then Glimmer misted. I just love the flower trim that Heather included in this kit.

This one is based on the Oct sketch.

These photos are from last here, because when I created the layout our leaves had not fallen yet!! I used Glimmer mist on the background on this layout also just to add a little bit of texture.

Then I created a couple cards and still have plenty left over.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sassy Lil Sketches 10/21 sketch & Scrap Attack Contest

I loved the big star in the sketch. So I decided to play with this sketch. I wasn't able to create such a big star as they had in the sketch. But using my little cricut I cut a star from one of those older KI Memories Sheers. Then I backed it with some coordinating paper. These photos were from a trip to Disney at the Mexico Pavilion in Epcot. I'm so glad to have finally scrapped these photos.

Scrap Attack Contest

They were having a great contest using Scrap within Reach. Use 75% of their products and if you use 3 different collections you'll receive a bonus draw into the contest. Well I recently received some of their new papers (The District). This was the first collection of theirs that I purchased - I could never find anyone who sold them. Thanks so much for the contest and MAKING me use these FAB papers instead of just hoarding them. Well I did actually use 3 collections in this layout because all the papers are from the district but the alphas are from Cambridge and Urban Garden. The swirl at the bottom of the layout I actually cut with my cricut. Not sure what is going on that I actually used my cricut TWICE this past week. That might just be a record for me, LOL!!!

My DS grabbed his little wii guitar and started rocking along with daddy. It was too cute not to scrap.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

My Mind's Eye Challenge & Echo Park Layout

My Mind's Eye Challenge 16 was to use Black and this sketch.

I used the FABULOUS Lost and Found Collection and a touch of the Lush papers for this layout. I just love that the colors matched my photo PERFECTLY. This photo was taken at a museum and I just loved all the "life" that was in this piece.

I inked the cardboard alpha letters.

Echo Park
I took this photo in Georgia right after the baby got out of the tub. After taking the photo I KNEW that I wanted to use some Echo Park papers to scrap this photo. Those little ducks in the Walk in the Park line were calling for this adorable photo.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Imaginesce sketch & Scrapdango DT Reveal

Here is the terrific sketch that was posted over at the Imaginesce blog this month.

I used some adorable Apple Cider papers and goodies I received from Imaginesce's WCD giveaway they had on Facebook. Thanks so much for the goodies Imaginesce. I adored the goodies so much I had to play with them right away, plus it worked out perfectly we just went to the pumpkin patch the weekend before!!!

Sept DT project for Scrapdango
The September kit featured Sassafras Indie Girl line.

This photo was taken at about 7am after a weekend of scrapping with these LOVELY ladies from My Sketch World. We were the last to leave and we were waiting for our ride to the airport.

This is of DD and one of her best friends at the band concert. Luckily they stopped and I was able to get this one pic of them. :)

Look at all these wonderful circles!!

This is based on the Sept sketch. I absolutely loved it when I relized I had these pics of DD still to scrap. The circles from the sketch just worked so wonderfully!!

A couple of cards and I still have tons of pieces left to create more.

Friday, October 1, 2010

My Trip to Georgia

I had such a fantastic time visiting with my cousin's and getting to meet my 2 baby cousins.

A couple days before going to Georiga one of my cousin's called and asked if I would help her make a scrapbook of her 2month old baby Olivia. Oh YEAH!!!! So I brought my crop bag filled with goodies to make baby pages.

So we decided that I would create a page and my cousin watched and I explained what I was doing and more importantly why and tried to give her little tidbits of info. By the way I also took this photo of baby Olivia.

So then it was my Cousin's turn. This is her very first layout she every created. Didn't she do an AWESOME job!!! I helped her a little bit giving her small suggestions but all the BIG ideas were hers. The title says Daddy's Girl.

Next I was showing her the wonderful world of online sketches. She saw the sketch over at Sketch Inspiration and she loved it. So we decided to change gears (since she already had another pic she was planning to scrap) and I talked her into making her next layout based on the sketch. Here was the sketch

It turned out soooooooooo Good!!! I fussy cut the flowers for her while she was putting the layout together.

After she did such a good job with that sketch she decided to do another sketch this one was also at sketch inspiration and this one is based on this sketch.

The title on the badge says Best Mom! Such a cute pic of you both!

Since I had some time on one of the days when she was going to a couple of doctor appointments I created these two additional layouts for her. This first layout was a photo I took the day before when we went to the downtown area and took photos in front of this fountain and a few other spots as well.

The title is a little hard to read but its a Moment to Remember.

On this one I showed her the great fun and look of distressing. Title Baby's Best Friend!

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

MSW sketch & Dixie Pieces challenge & Scrapdango's Card Crop

MSW Sept 15 Sketch

I used Pink Paislee's Starlight Collection. Its hard to read the journaling but it says - Sparklers Your ticket to an evening of fun.

Dixie Pieces is having a fun music theme crop that goes thru Oct. so there is still time to join. So go on over and check out the challenges. You can still do past challenges to try to win the prize at the end of the crop.

This layout was based on the week 2 challenge - Alternative challenge. Alternative makes me think of crazy mismatched clothes, ripped panty hose, dark makeup and piercings. So I used lots and lots of layers, added black Glimmer Mist to a couple papers, distressed some papers, inked, crumbled papers,added a metal heart, brads for piercings and added some black trim.

To Celebrate World Card Making Day in October we are making cards all month long over at Scrapdango.So come make some cards and maybe you can get a jump start on your christmas cards. You have all month long to complete your cards and be eligible for the prize.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Scrapdango DT projects & next months BIG event

Aug DT projects for Scrapdango

This month I got to work with the AWESOME Sugar kit featuring Echo Park's Walk in the Park Collection. I TRULY think this is the BEST kit Heather has put together so far. It was AMAZING.

This one is based on the Aug Sketch.

Starting tomorrow Sept 1st we are having another month long event at Scrapdango. Come check it out do some challenges and maybe win a prize.

One last thing before I go. I found out that I won the AUG sketch challenge over at Crate Paper's Blog!!!! WOOHOOOO I'm sooooo excited! Can't wait to get my prize. What's the prize you ask I got to pick a collection that I want so I asked for the FAB Restoration line. Want to see my layout scroll down a couple posts.

Monday, August 23, 2010

Webster's Pages & Crate Paper Challenges

Webster's Pages

There Aug Challenge is to scraplift one of the DT's creations I choose to scrap Lucy's Moderate layout. This is Lucy's layout.

Here is my lift. I had fun distressing all the papers, ripping them,sanding them using my Heidi Swapp distressor.

here is a detail shot also.

Crate Paper

Crate Paper is having a sketch challenge on thier blog for Aug. What a fun sketch they posted. You must use at least 50% Crate Paper.

I used the Orbit collection which I have had forever. So glad to have FINALLY used this fun collection which I have been hording for way to long. My layout is all Crate except for a couple of the alphas. I even created a coordinating brad thanks to my I-top tool.