Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Project Life - Texas Trip

This is my 2nd Project Life page.  So far I've only done single pages, Although this one probably could have turned out to be a two pager.      But I wanted to use project life to kinda sum up our road trip to Dallas to visit Jason and Susan and the grandkids.   I had already made many full page regular layouts with tons of pictures from the trip, but this just puts it all together.

I'm entering this over at www.week--2--week.blogspot.     The challenge the last 2 wks of July was to follow a sketch and include on your PL page.   The sketch is what I used for my title section.   Top left pocket.    I also got to use some of the prize I won for their last challenge which was a EP Photo Freedom kit and then I used some other Elle's Studio Journaling tags that I won last week in another challenge.  

Love using new items and prize winnings.    So much fun.

Sunday, July 14, 2013

Have you tried PROJECT LIFE yet ???

I wasn't sure I would try it or not.  I loved looking at everyone else pages but just didn't think "my life"

was different enough every week to justify doing it for a full year.

BUT,  I finally made a page.   A dear online friend sent me a few different page protectors and I didn't have a reason not to give it a try.

I have made one page now covering a week in July and I loved it.    In fact I went to Michaels this morning and bought another package of page protectors of 2 different styles.    I haven't broken down and bought a core kit yet because at this point I feel like I have enough little "add-ons" in my stash that I can use for inserts and extras on my pages.    I'm already (in my head) planning to cover another week from June when we went to visit the grandkids in TX.     Plus in 2 wks I'm going to DC to see my daughter and do wedding dress shopping with her, so should have a fun week to cover for PL pages.

BUT then my good news.   I just found out that my first PL page one on a new blog for PL pages.

This was just their 2nd challenge.   They have challenges two times a month so please check it out.

I'm glad I gave it a try and I'm sure you will too.


Sandi and Suzanne run the challenges and they always have great prizes.

Pool Time - July 2013

Worked with another great sketch at Let's Get Sketchy,   this was the July Week 1 sketch there.

I got the pictures of David and Nikki taking Gibson and Addisyn to the pool this weekend from FaceBook.     Oh how I love FB and getting pictures of all the family that are out of town.

Makes picture collecting so great, doesn't beat being there in person but still gets me pictures to scrap.

Saturday, July 13, 2013

Notre-Dame Basilica

The Week 2 sketch challenge at Let's Get Sketchy is fantastic.   I love the look of a photo cut

in half and matted.   I knew as soon as I saw the sketch I would want to do some type of landscape

but then my daughter and her fiancee posted this picture from their trip to Montreal over the July 4th weekend and I decided today to use this picture.   I really like the looks and the cut worked out perfect.

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Grandma's Gifts

This is my take on the July sketch for Artful Delight.   I used more pictures than were in the

sketch but I like the outcome.   I really like the window pane look on layouts, when there are

a lot of pictures I want to use together.

Saturday, July 6, 2013

Candy Cane Card

Around the Christmas tree card

Christmas in July - Happy Holidays card

Another Christmas in July card

Two of the Yahoo groups I belong to are doing Christmas in July challenges.   We have to make 30 cards during the month.   So with 2 groups hopefully I will have 60 cards completed this month and then just relax in December and mail them all out and no rush to get them all made.

I'm entering this card featuring stars at the pumpkinspiceblog.blogspot.com where their current challenges is to use Stars.

In the Parade

I love July 4th layouts and this year I'm doing more than just firework layouts because I got some great

pictures of the grandkids in their community parade.    Here they are riding in the golf cart they decorated for the parade.   It's a newly golf cart allowed community and Jason sells them for the company he works for, so it was perfect to decorate and advertise during the parade.

I'm going to enter my layout in the S.W.A.T red white and blue challenge.


Friday, July 5, 2013

Kai is ready for July 4th

I just loved this picture of my grandson Kai. So had to make a special layout using it.

It worked out perfect for the current challenge at  http://itsabouttheboys.blogspot.com

They are having a Red White & Blue challenge.   I used a combination of papers from 3

different collections, some holiday ribbon, an ATC and altered paper clips from a swap and

then the scallop pieces from another collection.   But it all went together well I think.

Monday, July 1, 2013

Christmas in July - starting to make cards cards cards

Here is my first Christmas card of the early 2013 season.   I'll be entering it in several blogs.

Scrapppin and Chattin yahoo group the prompt was to follow a sketch and I used Mojo Monday's sketch that was put out today.   And I'm entering it also in  Always Playing with Paper blog which is

having an Anything Goes Christmas during July.    I'm going to have so much fun this month.

I love making Christmas cards and Christmas layouts and I can always find Christmas pictures to scrap so there will be a lot of Christmas in July at my house this month.   YEAH