Thursday, February 15, 2018

Valentines Dinner


We had an awesome and HUGE Valentines dinner last night and plenty of leftovers for a great lunch today.   But before I eat those leftovers I made this layout about our dinner.   The bonus is I get to enter it in four different challenges.

"SCRAP CHALLENGE YOURSELF"  you have to include a picture of yourself on your layout and use this color palette on your layout.   Plus since its February the added twist to the challenge is to use hearts or a love theme on your page.



"STINKIN' INKERS CHALLENGE BLOG"   
The theme for this month's challenge is:
"Love Is In The Air"

Create a project for Love, wedding, anniversary, Valentines Day, etc.



Challenge 108 
Love, Valentine, Wedding, Friendship

  1. You can create a - Layout, Card, Canvas, Mini Album, Mixed Media, "Off the Page" Creations
  2. Only new creations from 2nd of February onwards
  3. Enter a direct link to your creations into the link tool, not only to the main page of your blog. This makes it easy for the Design Team to find your creations to leave comments
  4. You may enter a maximum of 4 entries for each Challenge


"THE RUBBER BUGGY CHALLENGE"    I used the soft color palette.
You have great options for this one... choose either Rustic of soft colours... 
your choice.... so have fun.

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

100 days


This is my granddaughter in Orlando on her 100th day of school this year.   She dressed as a 100 year old woman.   She said she was trying to look like her 95 year old great grandmother.  The bat with the cut tennis ball base was her idea of a walker like her grandmother, plus the long necklace and glasses on the chain and cardigan sweater and she had the look down pretty great.

I will be entering this layout in two challenges.  First I used the Feb. 8th sketch, sketch #312 at
"SKETCHES IN THYME"   Then I went to "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE" Challenge #145 was to celebrate their 6th Anniversary and use 6 items of the same thing.   I used 6 doilies, 6 different colors on the doilies  and 6 gems on this layout.

Here is the sketch and links to both challenges.

"SKETCHES IN THYME"

"THE PAPER GRILS CHALLENGE"


Monday, February 12, 2018

You and Me



Nothing says love like a Grandpa taking a trip to visit his Grandson and his dog.  My brother hadn't seen his grandson for just over a year so he made a trip to Sydney, Australia for a long overdue visit.
He will be there 3 weeks and this was taken the first day he got there.   I think they are all happy to be together.

I am entering this layout at  "USE YOUR STUFF" Challenge #299  - Love is all Around.
I combined papers from two older collections from Simple Stories.   I used the Daily Grind collection and the Say Cheese II collection.

Here is the link to the challenge at   "USE YOUR STUFF"

Challenge #299 - Love is all around
So what love is around you? Show us with your cards, layouts, OTP or whatever your crafty poison is.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Now & Then



During a bored Saturday that we were snowed in I decided we should rearrange the furniture in our living room.   The house we bought here at the lake came with a lot of the furniture including everything in the living room.   So since last fall we had been living just how it was when we moved in.   When we moved the couch around underneath it was the picture at the bottom right of my layout.

The couple we bought our full time lake home from had moved into this house for summers when it was just a small two bedroom home.  Over the course of two years they totally redid the house and added the 2nd story and extended the house to add 3 bedrooms, new living room, three bathrooms and laundry room and added some decks.   We live here full time and absolutely love the house.  I have one of the bedrooms on the old part of the house that looks out to the lake as my scrap room, I couldn't be happier.  

I wanted to make this layout showing the old home and the way it looks now.   When I saw the first color challenge of the month at  "LASTING MEMORIES"  is to use Blues so that is what I did for this layout.

Here is the link to  "LASTING MEMORIES"   and the details for the challenge......

LM #380 - Color Me Happy Color Challenge - Blues


Today we are starting a new theme and a new set of challenges! This month our theme is "Color Me Happy" and all of our challenges will be color challenges. Here is our first challenge:

LM #380 - Color Me Happy - Blues - use the colors below as the primary colors on your layout. Blacks, whites, neutrals are all a given.

Wednesday, February 7, 2018

!st Cake



I printed out the February 1st sketch at  "LET'S SCRAP"  (as soon as it came out on the first but really wasn't sure on what to do with it.    I had been working on making first birthday layouts from my Granddaughters birthday the weekend before.   So I was looking through all the pictures I had on my computer from it and here were so many pictures of her tasting and trying her first cake and first time to try sugar.   So I knew this sketch would work great to use several of the pictures.   My pink tags across the top can be pulled out so they have 6 other small pictures from Elle's first cake tasting experience.    I can't wait to take this one to my daughter for Elle's album (well actually this first birthday is actually starting her 3rd album.  Grandma might have gone a bit overboard on albums that first year.   :)  :)  :)

Here is the sketch and the like to challenge at "LET'S SCRAP"  you have till the 14th to enter and then there will be another sketch on the 15th to try your hand at in February.



I also will be entering my layout in the  "LASTING MEMORIES" Challenge #348 - Color Me Happy Reds and Pinks.   I have several shades of pink in this layout and a little touch or red too.
Here is the link to  "LASTING MEMORIES"  and all the details of the challenge.

LM #381 - Color Me Happy - Reds and Pinks


We are back today with a new challenge for you. Our theme for February is "Color Me Happy" and all of our challenges will be color challenges. This week we are working with reds and pinks.

LM #381 - Color Me Happy - Reds/Pinks - use the colors below as the primary colors on your layout. Blacks, whites, neutrals are all a given.


I also want to enter this layout at  "THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"  for their challenge #145 for their 6th anniversary.   The challenge is to use 6 of the same thing on your project.   On this layout I have 6 large photos, 6 mini pictures on the 6 tags, in the 6 pockets and 6 pieces of bakers twine tied into bows at the top of the tags.

Since it is our Sixth Anniversary we thought the theme for this Challenge would be the number six. What we want you to do is to use six items of the same thing: ie six flowers, six buttons, six stamps, six gems... The list could go on and on.


I am also entering my layout at  "PAPER ISSUES (FRIENDS AND FANS)" on Facebook.   They have a challenge going on this month called Bigger is Better to use BIG titles on your layout.

Tuesday, February 6, 2018

February's first PL page



I used this picture I took of Reggie after I got up on the morning of Groundhog Day and decided to use it as my take on the day.    Since it looks like 6  more weeks of winter  Reggie crawled right up to the pillow again after I made the bed, so he was my Punxsutawney Phil.

I made this card using sketch #95 for the newest challenge at  "SKETCHES IN THYME PROJECT LIFE STYLE"    It was perfect for my picture and some journaling about the day.

Here is the link to the challenge at  "SKETCHES IN THYME PROJECT LIFE STYLE"  and the
sketch I worked with.    After that is my full PL page using the card.




Friday, February 2, 2018

Birthday Gift Time



I've been busy the last couple of days working on layouts for my granddaughters first birthday party last weekend.    Today I made this layout of her opening her gifts  (a.k.a. playing with the wrapping paper).     We did the gifts after she had her time with the birthday cake, so she was already changed out of her party dress.   She was a little under the weather for the weekend so this was actually her third outfit of the day.  LOL    I used sketch #146 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  to make the layout.
I did have to rotate it to work with the pictures that I had.   I think it worked out good in this format.

Here is the sketch and link to  "SKETCH N SCRAP"