Wednesday, June 28, 2017

#3 Birthday



I'm catching up the last few days on the sketches for June over at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"
Being out of town for a full week and a couple other weekends during June really put me behind on the challenges that I love to work with every month.

So for this layout of my Granddaughter Dylan's 3rd birthday I used Sketch #282, the last one for the month of June.   I did use a horizontal picture instead of the vertical one that is in the sketch, but it still working out great this way too.

Here is the link to   "SKETCHES IN THYME"   and the sketch.  


5 months old


Where does the time go.   I swear it was just a couple of weeks ago I was in the hospital room getting to watch my granddaughter be born.    But I get to watch her change day by day in pictures when I'm not in town with her.  Although only living 2 hours away I do get to see her in person many many times and I love every one of them.

Obviously this is the picture taken of her on her 5th month birthday on the 26th.   I'm glad I got it and get to used the great sketch #281 at   "SKETCHES IN THYME"     It was perfect to use with this picture.

Here is the link to   "SKETCHES IN THYME"   and also the sketch, still a couple of days to play along.


Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Princess Addisyn


I love when I get pictures of my granddaughter Addisyn modeling some of the dresses her Mom has made for her.   Here is another example of my pretty princess all dressed up today.

I used the sketch at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"   Challenge sketch #280.    Here it is below.


Bev is offering a great prize for the month of June a Just Imagine Crafts Kreaxions Circle Cutter.

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Boys in Lahanai


My son, my Dad, my brother and my nephew all went together on a vacation to Maui back in 2014.
I just decided the last few weeks that I should make some layouts of the pics they posted on Facebook for my son's album.   So I have gotten started now.   Plus this layout will now work in three different challenges.

I used the June Jumpstart sketch at  "THE SCRAPROOM GROUP" to make this layout.  It was so fun cutting different pattern shapes with the angles on the top half that I don't usually use on layouts.
Here is the sketch.


I was also inspired by the latest prompt at  "LASTING MEMORIES" when I was pulling out papers for this layout.   The prompt is...
LM #350 - June 25th - Log Cabin Day - create a layout that is a bit rustic and simple.  Use neutral colors or a woodsy look to your layout.
Since I had pictures of theses huge trees my son and Dad were looking at I wanted to use some wood like look to a lot of my papers and mostly neutral colors.


Next was the new challenge today at  "USE YOUR STUFF CHALLENGE BLOG"

Challenge #269 - Road Trip!

The guys of course had to fly to Hawaii, but they took many road trips on this vacation to see different areas of Maui for the day.

Ride the Ducks



This is the challenge I made my layout for.    "SCRAP OUR STASH"  June Sketch + Word challenge.

The word is Summer and here is what I used on my layout.

S = Shiny (the gold shiny dots on my patterned paper I used for my two tags.
U = Uniball pen (for my journaling in two spots
M = My Minds Eye (paper used on two triangles and the Bakers Twine on tags is MME)
M = Metal (Sun paper clip over pictures)
E = Echo Park (the green strip of palm leaf paper)
R = Recollections & Red  (Recollections card stock matting triangles & red journal strips

Sunday, June 25, 2017

PL double for girls trip



I just got home yesterday after a 6 day girls trip with us all meeting up in St. Louis.  We had so much fun and did so much, from kids at play to fine dining.  We had a blast and didn't waste anytime.    We stayed up late and talked and slept in when we wanted to.   One time it was breakfast for lunch but otherwise when you are staying up till after 3 a.m. you don't get up to have breakfast at any regular time.     When I got home and checked out the latest  PL card sketch at "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE" and saw this sketch.  I knew I could use it for the title page of my trip pages.    I love using memorabilia also on my PL pages when I can and these two pages have lots of that.

Check out the challenge at  "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"



Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fun in the Sun


I'm entering this in two challenges.  

First off I used the June 15th sketch and the awesome moodboard at   "COLORFUL CREATIONS"   For the mood board I was inspired by all the colors and by the watermelon plus the word sun.   I used mostly papers from Echo Park -Summer Dreams but then also the yellow paper and the sunglass paper from Echo Park - Summer Fun.   I had to use the sunglass paper to go with the sunglasses Addisyn is wearing.    This picture was taken while they were on a long weekend at Branson for a little get away.   She was enjoying hanging out at the pool having a little snack.




Next I'll enter this at the latest "LASTING MEMORIES" challenge #349.     The challenge worked great for this layout.      I have a summer themed layout and I have long stripes of patterned papers across the layout under my picture.

LM #349 - June 20 is the Summer Solstice (the longest day of the year). For this challenge use something long on your layout - like a border - or make a summer layout.