Monday, August 31, 2009

Easter Fun

Fun page for my DD's album of her with her cousins & brothers. I used a color combo challenge at Scrapbooker's Clubhouse, this week's Practical Scrappers challenge to use stamps & Pile It On's challenge to use circles.

And speaking of Practical scrapper's, last week my layout was chosen as Christine's Pick of the week. Thank so much!!! If interested you can find it here.

Sunday, August 30, 2009

80's Day

I still can't believe my kids had 80's day at school this spring. The 80's weren't too long ago!!
I used some bright old papers that seemed a bit 80'ish to me, and used lots of doodling which is the current challenge at Method Playground. I also used a sketch from Capture these Sketches.

Indiana Jones

A very simple one of the Indiana Jones show in Hollywood Studios. I used a sketch from 52 sketches, 52 weeks just omitted a few photos on it.

Birthday Cake

A fun, bright layout of my DD when she turned 5. The picture of her isn't the best, the glass tabletop reflected the b'day candles so there are some weird shadows, but the look is just SO her that I had to use this photo anyway.
I used sketch #64 at Creative Scrappers.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

the Happiest Place on Earth

Photo of two of the kids at DisneyWorld (the oldest was too busy riding the Rock n Roller Coaster to pose for a pic).
I used the color challenge at Mix It Up, a sketch from Inspired blueprints, and this week's challenge at Practical Scrappers to use up some of your vellum stash. I didn't realize how much vellum I had!! I used my Silhouette to cut the circles & flowers - it worked really well on the vellum so I plan on doing this some more.

Tuesday, August 25, 2009


Another quick layout of some Easter photos from 3 yrs ago (seems like just a few months ago). This week's challenge at Scrap and Stamp Saturday was to use at least one stamped image and create a non-Christmas, holiday themed layout. I used a CTMH stamp set to create the title, eggs and the wasket weave on the green c/s.
I used a sketch from Inspired Blueprints, just flipped it on it's side.

Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Pumpkin Patch

A layout for my son's album of our annual visit to the Pumpkin patch.
I used sketch #65 at Creative Scrappers along with a couple of challenges:
- Scrapping Out Loud - use tissue paper and a bow - the tissue paper is stitched onto the layout to create the circle and the bow is on the post of the sign.
- al a Carte - Challenge to choose at least 3 items (I did 4) from the current 'menu' which consisted of :
1. doodling around the edge of layout - Did that
2. hand or machine stitching - Did that
3. craft or turquoise cardstock -
4. 4 different patterned papers - Did that
5. buttons...must be threaded! - Did that
6. handmade embellishment -
7. mixed alpha title
8. journaling strips...preferably DYMO

Lost in TV land

Another simple one I did with some old photos. I used sketch #13 at So Sketchy. Alison has some great sketches there and a very talented Design Team too. If you are interested in winning a set of myStamp box stamps, you'll also want to check out her personal blog, Your Memories.


A simple one of an old Christmas photo of my boys. I used this week's sketch at 52 sketches, 52 weeks, the challenges to use up scraps at Practical Scrappers, and to make a masculine project at Pile It On.

Monday, August 17, 2009

1st photos

This was my DDs 1st attempt at photography. It was so cute how proud she was of herself. This week's challenge at Practical Scrappers is to use up some scraps, which I used a lot of. Based on my scrap pile I could do this challenge a lot!! I also used a sketch from Let's Scrap, a 'new to me' challenge site. The sketch was a 12x12 one, but I 'scrunched' it up a bit for this page.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Summer Lovin'

My son and his Great Grandma, who we only see every summer for far too brief of a visit. She is now 94 and one amazing lady. The kids love her to bits, and I think it's obvious in this photo that the feeling is mutual.

Scrapping Out Loud had quite the challenge this week:
Use these (listed below) different sized papers and embellishments on your layout, *the only other thing you can add is a journaling block and alphas*....
Cardstock or Patterned paper for your base
(1) 9 x 10 piece of paper
(1) 8 x 8 piece of paper
(2) 3 inch x 11 pieces of paper;
1 piece of ribbon size of your choice;
a scrap of fabric;
3 layered flowers (or other embellishments);
and a hand sewn flourish.....

I wasn't sure how to pull it together, but then I saw a sketch at Creative Scrappers and it all worked perfectly. I've never used one of their sketches before but think I'll start checking them out more often.

You're a Hoot

My boys with their cousins. They usually only see each other once a year, but they always have a ton of fun when they are together.
Yesterday's challenge at Scrap and Stamp Saturday was to do something whimsical, and I immediately thought of these CTMH owl stamps. I also used a few other stamps sets to create all of the circles along the border. I used this week's sketch at 52 sketches, 52 weeks, and I guess this also would work for Pile It On's request for boy/manly projects.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Home for a Week

A quick page about where we stayed when we were in DisneyWorld. This uses a color scheme challenge at If the Shoe Fits.....Scrap It and it also works for challenge #2 at Practical scrappers, use up some stickers. In addition to the letter stickers, I also used some circle stickers including the two I made into trees. All of the supplies are from a CTMH paper pack.
Practical scrappers will be having a giveaway of the Aug. SOTM from CTMH once their number of followers reaches 200 - go sign up for a chance to win!

Monday, August 10, 2009

Anyway you slice it........

Here's a quick layout of my son and his love of food. I was inspired by the colors in the inspiration photo of Mixer #26 at Mix It Up and also used ripping which was this week's challenge at Scrapping Out Loud. It also works for this month's theme of food at Scrap the Boys.

Monday, August 3, 2009

Our friends, the K's

Some photos of good friends of ours. The kids couldn't pronounce their last name (which starts with a K) when they were younger so they became "the K's". I used stamps to create the border & the embellishments, except for the K's, which is some Grungeboard. This one works for 2 challenges: Sisterhood of Scrap's which was to use at least 2 stamps in a layout and Scrap & Stamp Saturday theme of Friendship this week. I also used a Page Maps sketch.
Sorry about the poor photo.

Cruisin' in the Jaguar

Some more older photos. Practical Scrapper's first challenge is to use eyelets and I certainly have a lot of those. It's not real obvious in the photo, but that's a row of them along the border. I also used 3 "menu items" from al a carte's current challenge - a border, an automobile and a travel word in the title. I love the concepts for both of these challenge sites. Be sure to check out Practical scrappers as they have some blog candy to give away once they reach 200 followers.

I used my Silhouette again for the title, and I tried to use a clipart image from the internet to cut out the Jaguar - obviously I need to learn how to do that better - I ended up having to cut it all out by hand! Oh well.

Soccer Stars

Finally, back in my scraproom. We have a cold day here, so I took some time to create and it felt so good. I used this week's challenge at Scrapping Out Loud - Black, White & READ all over (use newsprint in a layout). I also used their sketch for this week. I used up so OLD supplies and used my Silhouette for the first time. I think I'm going to make lots of use of it!!