Sunday, July 13, 2014

Scrap Retreat Weekend Layouts - #7-31

Happy Sunday! I am definitely not ready to start a new week. I had a wonderful weekend with my girlies at Scrap N Paradise weekend retreat in Oklahoma. Daddy was sweet enough to watch Maddie for the entire weekend so I could get away. It was much needed. I have been working so much that I hadn't scrapbooked at all this entire year! That is unheard of for me. I did manage to finish 6 layouts the weekend before I left and finished another 25 this weekend. That is a major record for me. I will admit that most of them are kits.



What a wonderful way to spend the weekend. Here are my layouts:














I can't wait to go again! LOL. Have a fabulous week!

Sunday, July 6, 2014

You. Layout #5 & 6

Another layout complete! This one is from an Embellish It kit. Photos of Maddie at 16 months and already little Miss Independent.  


 I'm headed out for a Scrappin weekend with my girlies next weekend!!!!!  YIPPPPEEEEEE, I can hardly wait. I've only been to one since Maddie was born........soooooooooooooooooo excited!

Our Day at the Aquarium - Layout #3 & 4

I hope you had a fun and safe 4th! After the fireworks, parades, BBQ's, and pool/sun fun, I managed to finish a layout. Rather boring - that's what happens when you don't scrap for 6 months; but it is done so I am happy.


This layout is from last year at the Dallas Aquarium. Maddie loved the sharks and penguins. I played along with Let's Scrap Challenge #188, use a Let's Scrap sketch and get inky. I used sketch 2-5-14 and inked the background with navy spray and a Tim Holtz stencil. It made a huge mess and I even got it on my photos - whoops. Here is the sketch:


I also played along with Paper Issues - In the Navy. I used photos from our day at the Aquarium which had lots of navy. Then I added navy card stock and navy brads. I even journaled with a navy pen.

Finally, I played along with the Southern Girls Challenge - You Spin Me Round Baby...Right Round. This challenge is to use circles and things that are round. I used patterned paper with circles, round navy embellishments cut out of embossed cardstock with a round embossing pattern, and lots of round brads.

Materials: paper - Bazzill & WeRMemoryKeepers; ink - Mr. Huey's; stencil - Tim Holtz; die-cut flamingo - Memories of Yesterdays; circle cutter - Creative Memories; brads - unknown.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, July 4, 2014

Ft Worth Zoo - Layout 1 & 2

Hello blogging friends!

I have been absent for months, I know. I have not scrapped a single page this year - until today.  We have had a frantically busy first half of the year and I have been working waaaaaaaayyyyyyyy  too much. Here is a layout from a zoo trip last year to the Fort Worth Zoo. Maddie loves the zoo and we go a LOT!



I played along with Let's Scrap Sketch for this week 7-2-14. Here is the sketch:


I also played along with Lasting Memories #193 "Go Wild with Animal Layout".  I definitely used animals on my layout - in both the photos and the animal embellishments.

Materials:  paper - Bazzill; stickers - WeRMemoryKeepers; washi tape - CTMH & unknown; letter stickers JoAnn Craft Essentials; and journaling block - Making Memories.

Thanks for visiting! Hopefully, I will be posting again soon! 

Monday, February 3, 2014

Inspiration of the Week - at Sketches4All

My most recent layout was selected as Pick of the Week over at Sketches4All!   I'm so honored!


Here is my layout:


Head over and play along. They have fun challenges and wonderful inspiration!

Sunday, February 2, 2014

Love U Forever - New Layout

Hello my scrappy friends! I was all set for a beautiful 73 degree day, that's what I was promised after all; but it barely topped the 60 degree mark and was cloudy all day. This simple little layout took me most of the day to complete. I just wasn't feeling that scrappy mood, but also couldn't just give up and walk away.

For this layout I used this weeks sketch from Let's Scrap 1-29-14: 



I also played along with Colorful Creations Feb 1st, Inspired by challenge. I was inspired by the color pink, the bling, the hearts, and the theme of love.



I also played on the "Love is in the Air" theme to meet the Scrapping Everyday Miracles Feb. challenge #1. Love was definitely in the air on this layout. I used lots of hearts, pink, and Love U titles. Maddie is definitely my little miracle and I thank the Lord everyday that I am blessed to have her.


I used the center column in the Scrappy Friends - Rochelle's Tic Tac Toe challenge. I used banner hearts, bling and wood hearts, and cork butterflies. 



For my title I used "Love U Forever" - the LOVE was to play along with Scrappy Friends - Kristi B's word challenge. Use one or more words from below in your title.



Finally, I used the color challenge from Scrappy Friends - Kelly's Color challenge. I used all of the colors although the challenge only requires you to use 3 colors. I also used white and black.




For the left side, I played along with Sketches4All - Rachelle's Feb. challenge - love always. This challenge is Anything Goes as long as you use at least 1-2 hearts. I used a banner of hearts (6) and a wooden heart.



For the right side, I played along with Sketches4All - Cheryl's challenge group for Feburary - to use at least one arrow. I used bling arrows and a large black arrow brad.

Materials - paper - MME; journaling blocks - MME; brad - unknown; bling - Queen&Co, TLC, and Prima; stamps - CTMH; ink - CTMH; banner - BG; cork shape - LYB; sticker - MME.

Thanks for visiting!

Friday, January 31, 2014

Packing Up - New Layout LOAD #23

Yippee it's the weekend! It was a long week and I am very much looking forward to the weekend. I definitely didn't make 31 layouts in the January LOAD (Lay Out A Day) challenge over at Let's Scrap, but I did complete 23, way more than I would in a typical month. I finished one final layout this evening, #23.


I used the sketch below from Creative Scrappers #260.


I also played along with My Scraps & More - Throwback Thursday - 1-9-14. This challenge was to use at least a year old.  This is a photo from May 2012.

Materials used: paper - MME, Bo Bunny, and October Afternoon; rub-ons - Karen Foster; enamel dots - MME; twine - The Twinery; washi tape - MME; Thickers - Amy Tangerine; stamp - CTMH; ink - CTMH.

Thanks for visiting! 

Monday, January 27, 2014

A House is Made of Walls... - New Layout LOAD #22

Hello my scrappy friends! This is the other side to my "welcome home" layout. Photos of our new home (circa May 2012). This is LOAD (Lay Out A Day) #22 over at Let's Scrap.


For this layout I played along with Challenge #6 over at 1-2-3 Get Scrappy! Here is the fun challenge board:
I used the center column - a key, a blue journaling block and blue washi tape, and a 5x7 photo of our new home. I used my large photo as a pocket for my journaling block. Here is photo of the blue journaling block/tag removed from the pocket:


I also played along with My Scraps & More - Tuesday Trigger 1-14-14, to create a page about something new (it must be an object). I created a page about our New House!

Finally, I played along with The Memory Nest - Crafty Creations Link Up:



Here are a couple of close-ups of my layout:





Thanks for visiting!

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Welcome Home - New Layout LOAD #21

Happy Sunday! After church, lunch, and shopping for new clothes for Maddie; I finally have a second to post the layout I finished last night (yes, it's nap time...LOL).  This is a layout of Maddie the first time we entered our NEW house in May of 2012. She looked so small in our big living room and I was instantly struck by future visions of her running and playing in our new home. This layout is to document that moment. It is LOAD (Lay Out A Day) #21 over at Let's Scrap.


For this layout I played along with the sketch from the January C'est Magnifique sketch. The sketch instantly reminded me of a homey, warmth feel and I that was just what I wanted my page to be.


I also played along with Scrap Africa Challenge #25, use at least one recycled item. I am a sucker for all the fabulous packaging that is accompanying the wonderful trinkets of scrapbooking! I used the cardboard packaging from a Bo Bunny layered chipboard and misted/inked it to be the background behind my keys. I also used both the jute and the tag from a washi tape I had. I flipped the "paper tape" tag inside out, misted it, drug paper towels across the ink and used it for my key tag at the top. 


A similar challenge over at LESSology - challenge 32 was to upcycle at least one item and incorporate a key. I have had these keys forever and was waiting for just the right page to use them. What could be more perfect than a layout of a new HOME?

Finally, I played along with My Scraps & More - Word up Wednesday 1-8-14 to use the word SLEEP. "Sleep Tight" was the perfect sub-title to my Welcome Home chipboard at the top.

Here are a couple of closeup photos:



Materials used: paper - Bo Bunny; layered chipboard - Bo Bunny; keys - Tim Holtz; ribbon - Jim Holtz and Maya Roads; paste - Studio 490; stickers - Colorbok; washi tape - MME, Tim Holtz; quickutz - Journal; paper tape - CTMH; metal hangers - CTMH; mini alphas - Basic Grey; ink - CTMH; mist - Maya Road & Mister Huey; stencil - studio 490; border punch - Fiskars.

Thanks for visiting!

Saturday, January 25, 2014

School Photo - New Layout #20

One more layout to share. This one is Maddie's school photo from this year. Isn't she cute?  I am playing along with Let's Scrap LOAD (Lay Out A Day) and this is #20. Still behind, but catching up....I think.



I used this sketch from My Scraps & More #64:



I also played along with My Scraps & More - Free for All Friday 1-24-14. This challenge is to scrap photos that are school related. I used Maddie's school photo from this year.  

Finally, I played along with Paper Issues - You are Just my Type challenge. I like to mix fonts on my pages and ampersands are the latest hot trend. I added both to my layout.

Materials Used: paper - MME; stickers - MME; chipboard - MME; journaling block - MME; brads - MME; stickers - MME; letter chpboard - Heidi Swapp; Quickutz; ink - CTMH; sticker dots - MME.

Thanks for visiting!