Sunday, March 26, 2017

2 months old

I just got this picture an hour ago but had to jump right in on scrapping it.    I decided the challenge that just came out today at  "LASTING MEMORIES"    The challenge this week is to use 5 different patterned papers, which I have used (actually 6 if count the pattern on the cut-out heart.)
And I used the optional challenge to do a birthday layout.   Whats more important than a 2nd month birthday?   :)    All my papers are from the My Minds Eye - Beloved Collection

Here is the link to the challenge.



with and optional challenge to create a birthday layout.

1 2 3 and Jump

I am going to enter this in two different challenges.   I started off with the new challenge at
"THE STUDIO CHALLENGE" - Numbers challenge.      Then while thinking about what to do I decided to combine what I made using the "SCRAPPING 4 FUN" - Recyling Old Stash challenge.

I have my big numbers   1 2 and 3 in my title using black Thickers and then on the one long banner I have in mini alphas 2016 for the year these pictures were taken of my son and his two kids having some fun trampoline time.

Then I used all old collections,  Fancy Pants-Swagger from 2012,  Fancy Pants from 2014 and My Minds Eye - Find Your Wings from 2013,   the two banners from Fancy Pants were the last scraps so used it all up.

Here are the links to the challenges.


"SCRAPPING 4 FUN" - using old stash

A Busy Week PL page

I just finished this weeks PL page and I use the PL card sketch at  "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE" for my title page for this week.    The way I am doing PL this year I don't always have a title card because I'm just doing more of a run on monthly PL than week by week.   But this time I  wanted to add a card and the sketch worked perfectly for me when I rotated it to make it fill my horizontal pocket.
Here is the sketch and link to "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE" 
There is a new sketch every week so be sure and check back weekly and daily for more reveals from the design team.

Friday, March 24, 2017

Fun Family Memories

It's a grey and finally a rainy day here in Kansas City.   I say finally rainy because it has been so dry here, even all winter, we are way below normal for the year on precipitation.

I am entering this layout in two different challenges.    I used the sketch at  "CREATIVE SCRAPPERS"   and also a monochromatic challenge at "COLORFUL CREATIONS"
I guess its because it is grey outside and hard to get a good picture, my patterned papers look more shades of grey than blue, but they are all blues in person.   Thats why I matted the papers in two shades of blue.  At least those show up in this picture.   The three gems are a pale blue too even though here they also look grey.   Oh well I tried my best for the photography conditions.

Here is the sketch and the links to the two challenges.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Let's Eat and Celebrate

I have been talking about taking Dad out to C. C. Broilers for a great steak dinner for his birthday since last June.    But that was when he started fighting cancer.    He got really sick from the chemo and took awhile to get over that.   He has been feeling great for months but I finally pushed and got it planned and last weekend, we all went to dinner together for a belated birthday celebration.  
Even my 7 week old grand-daughter went out with us for her first fine dining experience and was perfect.      Dad has told me over and over again how great the dinner was so now I have told him this year we will do it again but on his birthday this June.

I used the double page sketch at   "LET'S SCRAP"  for this layout.   I  just made 6 smaller pictures for the right side instead of the 3 in the sketch so you could see some of our food pictures I took.

Here is the sketch and the link to the challenge at   "LET'S SCRAP"   The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to an online store of their choice.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Oh so cute Elle.

I'm using the prompt at  "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"  for this layout.    The challenge is...

Today's challenge is
Patterned Paper Half; Today we want you to use patterned paper on half your layout, the rest is up to you!

I started with a base of pink card stock and then the bottom 6" is this patterned paper I chose to use with a picture of my granddaughter.    I matted the picture in hot pink and gold and then did a little journaling above the pp and added a variety of baby themed stickers I had.    

Here is the link for the challenge.    "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"


I kept this layout really simple.   I wanted the paper and the journaling just tell the story of one single picture of my two grandkids in Texas.   The picture of them was because they were drinking hot cocoa this last December from their picture mugs of when they were little.   They were loving the fact that they are "all grown up" and using mugs made when they were little.

I found this piece of paper in an old collection from 2011 from Jillibean Soup - Sweet & Sour Soup collection.   So since I was doing the layout in a memory mode.   I just outlined in black marker all the lines that were visible that said M is for Memory.

I will be entering this in two different challenges.    

Challenge #86 - Recycling / Old Stash at  "SCRAPPING 4 FUN"   I  think using papers from a 2011 collection works as old stash.   I only had very little left so was glad to use up my next to last full sheet and this one partial was perfect to use and not save anymore from the collection.

The next challenge is Challenge #256 - Doilies  at  "USE YOUR STUFF"   Adding this doily from my stash, also not new, was perfect to add something to the layout and to have a place for my journaling.

You can click above on the links to go to each challenge blog for more details.