Saturday, August 27, 2016

First Ice Cream Cone

When I saw this series of pictures on Instagram of Silas enjoying his first ice cream cone.   I knew they had to go on a layout.

The sizzling summer 16 Sketch #10 at    "SCRAPBOOK CHALLENGES"    was perfect to have three 4x6 pictures.  

Here is the sketch.  

Friday, August 26, 2016


I had to scrap this picture.  Last week Dad was feeling so bad from Chemo side-effects.    All he dis was lay in bed or on the couch.   It was hard to take this picture but I wanted it because of his dog
Freckles beside him.   When I actually stood up to take the picture Freckles had his head laying over Dad's shoulder but moved when I moved.    But Freckles is Dad's constant companion anytime, but while he was so sick last week he never left his side, literally, was always touching him somewhere.
When Dad got up to go to another room, he literally walked touching his foot each step.

I thought the August 14th sketch at  "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"  was perfect to show just this
single picture, not a lot of embellishments or anything, just let the picture be the center of attention.

My back ground paper is from the DCWV-Seaside Yacht  stack and the corner papers are from
the Craft Smith - Indigo Gold stack,  then I just used a navy card stock to punch around the
picture.   Then my title are Thickers.

Here is the sketch and the link to  "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

My Foo Fighters Room

I had to order ink cartridges for my photo printer yesterday so any scrapping I do for a couple of days
will be of old pictures that I had printed or were old as these, pre digital camera pictures that had been developed.

When my daughter was a Junior in High School she became obsessed with the Foo Fighters, so this her room that she decorated all in Foo Fighter memorabilia and pictures.    She also worked part time at a paint your own ceramic studio.    She made this pottery bowl, with the names of all the Foo Fighter songs at the time from the first 2 albums that were out on the bowl, the interior is red and the fired it.     My color scheme for this layout is black and red and some gold stars.   The Foo Fighter logo/emblem colors are red and white so that is also what colors she used in her room.    This picture is actually the beginning or decorating, the room, when she was finished, she had done all her bedroom, the jack and jill bath between her room and the guest room and then some extra pictures and stuff made their way over to the guest room also.

So back to the layout,   I used the week 4 sketch at   "LET'S GET SKETCHY"     It worked out great for the pictures I found, I just trimmed down the bowl picture some and it worked great.

Here is the sketch and go to  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"   to see all the details about the challenge.
You still have till the end of the month to enter this weeks challenge and the other weekly challenges for August.

Old Vacation

I really wanted to try this last of the summer challenges at  "THE MEMORY NEST"   but I had to
find a picture.     My photo printer had run of one ink color last week before I went out of town so decided to be cheap and save money and ordered a generic brand instead of the regular Canon ink.
Put the ink in yesterday to print a picture and, the colors are not even close to right, everything had a dull grey look to it.    So I ordered the right ink last night from Amazon but had to go into the Archive of pre digital picture and find something to use.
I found this picture of trip we took to Cancun early December almost 25 years ago.    I thought it would be perfect because I knew I wanted a picture that I could use a heart with and this one was great with the kids and their Dad.  
Instead of a pocket like it shows in the sketch I found this great PL card that would work with the picture.    The card is what made go with the black and white scheme for the papers and then the red heart I cut and one pop of color with the check paper in red worked well with the poinsettia tree that there are standing in front of.

Here is the sketch and check out all the details and Design Teams take on Make it Monday #70
You still have till the end of the month to enter the weeks challenge or any of the ones from July and August for the summer grand prize.     I got them all completed, it was my goal to do it.    With being out of town for 8 days and then this week having my Dad and brother here, this is just my 2nd layout in two weeks.   But glad I stuck with it.

Monday, August 22, 2016

Back to School

It's that time of year again and getting back to school pictures of the grandkids.

First off the St. Louis grandkids have started school so they get the first layout.

I used Make It Monday Sketch #69 at  "THE MEMORY NEST"    All summer I've been keeping up with the week the sketch came out but I got behind this time.   I haven't scrapped in just over a week
so it was nice to sit down today and make a layout.   But admit I felt a little rusty on what to do first, so this layout is mixed with a lot of different ideas.

Here is the sketch and check out all the details at   "THE MEMORY NEST"     You have till the end of the month to enter all the summer sketches.

Sunday, August 14, 2016

Cousins Together

This is a new way to make a layout in a couple of different ways.     I started the layout with the prompt this week at  "LASTING MEMORIES"       For the month of  August  all the challenges are
"Color Me Happy" theme.     For this week we are asking you to add to your layout an image you have colored or to actually color on your background.
I colored this big flower image from one of my adult coloring books and then fussy cut it and put it on my layout of my two granddaughters.   They might look alike but are cousins.

The second thing different for me was that this is probably the first layout I have ever made that I didn't use any patterned paper.     I just have the card stock background paper, my colored image, a card stock double matted picture and 3 strips of washi tape.

Go to  "LASTING MOMORIES"  and check out the details and what the rest of the Design Team made.   I know I'm excited to see what they did.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Our Fun Day

My grandkids were on vacation in Las Vegas and had a fun day at an Amusement place.    I wasn't sure how to scrap these pictures because they had this pink/purple hint to them.   No sure if there was a filter turned on the camera or what.     But then I saw the  Mood Board challenge for August at
"PICTURE THIS" and thought if I could find the right papers these pictures would work great.

I found these papers in a Mambi stack and I thought they were perfect with the colors of the mood board, I add the white flower as an embellishment as I thought it looked like the rosette in the woman's hair in the picture.

Next I had to find a sketch I might want to use.     The single page sketch for August at
"STICK IT DOWN"  was perfect because of just having the two pictures that I wanted to scrap.
So it all just worked out so perfectly with my pictures and also the two challenges.

Below are the links for both challenges so be sure and check them out.