Sunday, December 30, 2012

More 12 days and My Scraps and More #8

Had a chance to put another LO together (shocker I know). There are 5 golden (yellow) on this page, with the yellow chipboard buttons, yellow bling, and yellow paper on the bottom right. Paper is from TSR December kit (www. MME I am entering this LO into the 12 Days of Christmas, Day 5 (5 golden or yellow items) at Frosted Designs and My Scraps and More Sketch #8.

Thanks for looking!

Saturday, December 29, 2012

Trim the Tree 2011

It has become an annual tradition for Isaac and Macy to do all the tree decorating, every since I was pregnany with the little one two years ago. They love being in charge and remembering where each ornament came from.

Here is my take on Sketch Inspiration's Sketch 352. Also entering this LO in 12 Days of Christmas over at Frosted Designs.
SEI Kris Kringle Line and CTMH number stamp, CTMH Art Philosophy (circle)

Thanks for looking!

Friday, December 28, 2012

Sitting on Santa's Lap

Not only does Christmas Break mean time with family and celebrating Jesus's birthday, but time for scrapping! It has been awhile since I've seen the bottom of my desk. I was able to complete this page to meet two challenges: Paper Secrets color combo challenge and Sketch #9 at My Scraps and More.

Two totally fun challenges! Loving the color combo challenge, which usually is hard for me to put together out from the stash. The SEI Kris Kringle line was perfect for the challenge. I am also entering this into Frosted Designs 12 Days of Christmas Challenge. I used nine sparkles for the 9th day of Christmas.

Thanks for looking! Here's to a New Year filled with many blessings!

Saturday, November 17, 2012

Sketch Inspiration #346

Tiny Dancer---Sketch Inspiration #346

Tiny Dancer (a.k.a. Macy) was adorable in her red and blue dance outfit for this year's recital. A bit of a challenge this year was figuring out a way to lengthen the tutu, which was too short to begin with. Miss Cheryl came to the rescue and added a piece of red ribbon to the middle and the show went on.

The flowers were made from ribbon in my stash and with the help of this tutorial here.
Paper is Pebbles by American Crafts.

Here's my layout:

and the sketch:
Entered into Sketch Inspiration weekly challenge.
Happy scrapping everyone!

Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Paper Secrets Oct 15 Sketch Challenge

Had a chance to complete this challenge at last weekend's crop. Loving this sketch and as a bonus, had these Jillibean Soup papers to use for a bonus challenge entry.

JS Hearty Barley canola oil and fresh mushroom papers

And here's the sketch from Paper Secrets:

All the papers are JS, tag too, with the pins and flowers from CTMH. Thinking this counts as at least 75% of JS product!

Thanks for stopping by!

Until next time--


Saturday, October 20, 2012

Sketch Inspiration #342 Summer Delight

The paper in the downstairs scrap closet is piling up! I knew that I needed to just jump in and get started using some of the paper to make a layout. I used SI's #342 sketch for this page, and it came together quickly. I tried something that I have never done before-I has a kit from The ScrapRoom and the sketch, but had no pictures in mind. It was very liberating to use a kit that I've had since February and finish the layout within a couple hours. Would have been done sooner, but I had help from Macy and a pause to put the other two kiddos to bed.  So pleased with how this turned out and the fact that I even found pictures that went well with the LO.

Here's the sketch:

And here is the page:

WRMK Good Day Sunshine pps, CTMH rub-on (delight and small flowers), tag & flower circle cut from Art Philosophy cartridge, flowers from stash, WRMK metal flowers

Thanks for looking! Until next time...

Saturday, September 29, 2012

MOB-New Monthly Kit and Sketch

While checking in with Paper Secrets and Rochelle Spears blog, I stumbled upon a new site called MOB, Mother of Boys. So excited to find a site dedicated to boys (or men!) only. With one boy and two girls, I tend to scrap for the two girls more often than the boy. Who can blame me? The papers and girls "stuff" is just so pretty and fun to play with!

Had a great time using TSR September Kit and Basic Grey Clippings paper and embellies.

MOB Sept Sketch
Check out this great sketch (above) and my take on it.

Isaac can be such a goober sometimes, especially if it will get a laugh from one of his two sisters. This day he decided to try on Kiera's tiara, making her stare at him and wonder what he was doing. Most of the time he can get a laugh, but not this time!

Thanks for looking and hope you have a fabulous weekend!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

How Sweet It IsTo Be Loved By You-Father's Day 2011

This last weekend was spent at a crop hosted by friend Anita. It was a productive day, with good company, great food, scrapping,  and best of all, a much needed rain shower that lasted most of the day. Who doesn't love scrapping indoors when it is raining?  Here is one layout completed, using Echo Park Happy Days collection. This paper line truly is happy, with the fun colors, patterns, and embellies that coordinate so nicely together. Love Echo Park!

This layout is being entered in:
Rochelle Spears August Layered Embellishment ChallengeGranddiva's Creative Corners August Page Drafts. Items used for the layering challenge were chipboard (flags), metal (buttons), buttons, twine, and chipboard stickers (flag in the layers & subtitle.
Thanks for looking and have a great Friday!

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Sweet Big Brother, Sketch Inspiration #331

Anyone else wonder how you can get something done speedy quick when there is a deadline and a time crunch? Deadlines, time limits, and procrastination are all things that motivate me to complete a LO here and there. I had one hour during naptime yesterday to throw this page together, based on the weekly sketch over at Sketch Inspiration. I am also entering this into Paper Secrets August Word Challenge: Sweet. SI is an awesome weekly sketch challenge site, and definitely worth more of my time. When the time fairy comes to visit me, this is one of the first on my list...Here is the sketch:

And here is my take on the sketch:

For some reason, I can't get this any bigger, so you might have to zoom in. Crate Paper Story Teller Legend, Chapeter, and Trademard were used for pp. The tag is a hidden journaling, with the additional journaling strips from MME Lime Twist line.  Thanks for looking, and as always, comments are appreciated. 

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Mojo Monday #250 Thinking of You Card

It seems like cards are the only thing I have time for these days, but in reality there really is time. It's just a matter of not getting interupted or distracted by the three little ones, tv shows, or a little bit or work on the computer. I did take some time out to create this card, and even replicated it two more times with a different sentiment each time.

Supplies: Crate Paper Story Teller Collection, brads from CTMH, ribbon CTMH, flowers from stash

Mojo Monday sketches are so fun and inspiring. Thanks for stopping by to look!

Friday, June 15, 2012

Mojo Monday #245 Get Well card

It has been awhile since I have checked in with the Mojo Monday site. This week there is a fabulous sketch that was simple and easy enough for the task at hand. The sketch was used to make a Get Well card. I was able to do this during nap time for the baby, and had my daughter's help to boot! Love it when everyone is entertained during these hot summer days!

My version of the sketch:

Supplies used: SEI Field Notes Butterfly and Arboretum paper
American crafts Dandelion Cardstock (all from TSR May 2012 kit)
buttons from stash
Petaloo flowers

The wonderful sketch from Mojo Monday is here:

Enjoy your day and thank you for looking! 

Monday, May 28, 2012

TSR May Page Starter

The Scrap Room has a fabulous new feature called "Page Starters." Any time soemthing is simple and quick to do when it come to scrapbooking, it is worth a try. I had a great time doing the May Page Starter and using Echo Park's Happy Days collection. Here is my take on the sketch:
Who can resist those cute chubby cheeks and sweet smile? Thanks for looking, and as always, I love getting some love if you are so inspired!

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Sketch Inspiration #303 and a Give Away!

I had some time this weekend to play along with Sketch Inspiration, so I thought I would post the newest LO. Although it is winter, and there hasn't been a lot of snow around these parts, it was still nice to do a summer layout. I don't think I'm ready for summer to be back, but it was fun remembering all the summer fun we had. Maybe this will bring snow our way, and enough to bring a snow day!

Here's my version of #303:

With all the CHA Sneak Peeks out there, one can spend a lot of time browsing and shopping! As a self diagnosed paper hoarder, there are so many new and exciting scrap items to see. I found this give away happening right now at Scrap with Suzy on her blog. Check it out, as she's giving away a chance to win a $15 gift certificate to a scrap store of your choice!

Saturday, January 7, 2012

Daddy's Girl

It's a new year, and with that comes New Year's Resolutions. Instead of making a New Year's Resolution, I've decided to make some goals. These are so much more acheivable, don't you think? Creating one scrapbook page a week is one of my goals for 2012. If a week is a busy one, pages can easily be made up the next week or weekend. And, heaven knows I have a ton of supplies to use up from my stash. I've put my goal out there on this blog, so there's no escaping!!

Here's the first layout of the year created with Sketch Inspiration's first sketch of the year, #301. Check them out if you haven't-the sketches are exactly what the name implies-great inspiration! Kiera is now 10 months old, and the time is going quickly. She's getting so big. Love how this one turned out, especially since Scott is always the one taking the pictures and not ususally in the pictures.

Hoping you have a fantastic year with lots of happiness and achievments!