Sunday, January 22, 2017

40th Anniversary LO

Good Morning and welcome :) Today Over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge, Lori has challenged us to use a Tic Tac Toe board for our layout. It's been a fun month "Stash buster" challenge and a cool challenge to finish off this month's challenges. Here is my take on the challenge:
and the challenge is:
Pick a row - up and down, across, or diagonal, and use those 3 items on your layout.

I did the straight across the middle of the board:  Enamel dots (hearts), polka dot paper (the paper that doily border punched), hearts (washi tape)
 A picture of my husband and I at my sister in law's 40th Anniversary Surprise party for them. This will be a double page layout once I get the rest of the pictures developed of the party. The girls were taking pictures of the attendees as they were coming in. I used Martha Stewart's Doily Lace punch for the scallop borders. Also the purple paper made an excellent pocket to put the napkin in from the party. The title of the layout came from the invitation card we received about the party. I think I better get those other photos developed and get this double page layout completed :)
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope you join in with all the fun challenges this month over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Feeling Blue for a Sketch N Scrap Card Sketch Challenge

Good Morning and welcome. Today I have a Sketch N Scrap #90 Card Sketch Challenge for you and a fun sketch too.
 This is the Get Well Wishes card I made from the sketch:
 The umbrella paper in my 6X6 paper pad that is in my current CKC kit:Glacially Toasted worked out great for this card as it's cold season I'll be ready to send out a card. The wood veneer mushrooms were in my "Bash"ket along with the daisy sticker border paper so the card came together very simply and very fast :)
Brought the front elements of the card into the inside for a quick note before I send it off :)
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create for this fun sketch over at Sketch N Scrap

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Dec Daily 2016 Title Page

Hi you all and look I finally got started on my 2016 Dec Daily :) I created my Title Page the other night before heading to work:
I used the acetate word sheet which I attached in spots with Scotch quick-dry adhesive, didn't leave any residue showing which was great :) I got some inspiration for my title page from Tori Bissell's youtube video on her Title Page. This girl has some great scrapping with scraps videos too :)
So I used the kit I created last month, fussy cutting the 12X12 background paper to keep the floral part of it and to still have some of the open part of the paper so the acetate paper really shows up all those fun words :) Words that are perfect for Christmas. I'll be uploading this to the Let's December Daily blog.
I'm debating on an doing a page on why I want to do the Dec Daily this year as I've seen a few of the girls doing this year and thinking just to go with it and start with Day 1. My goal this month was to get the pages done and still have time to accomplish it, but give myself time to create what I want with no hurry and do some in February too around any extra time I have that isn't being used for LOAD.
Thanks for stopping by and see you tomorrow with a scheduled post from Sketch N Scrap....

Monday, January 16, 2017

Tasty layout for Use Your Stuff challenge

Good Morning and welcome. Today I'm the hostess of this week's challenge over at Use Your Stuff. I am challenging you to get out those 6X6 paper pads and use at least 3 papers from the 6X6 paper pad and create with it!  Lots of inspiration out there on using it :) My layout was inspired by a Shimelle sketch. Here is what I created:
The Shimelle sketch that I used for inspiration is #42 Repeating Simple Shapes:
 scrapbooking sketch by shimelle laine @
 perfect sketch to use up a few 6X6 papers.
I used 3 coordinating papers for Die Cut With a View's The Juniper Berry Stack for my design background on my layout. the 6X6 paper pad was included in my current counterfeit kit: Glacially Toasted  I love to use 6X6 papers for layering on layouts and for card fronts too.
 These pictures were taken on Memorial Day and posted on facebook. A cute set of pictures of Zachary at almost 11 Months. He's getting so big in these pictures :) I've been working on a stack of his old photos and it's been fun to reminisce that time a bit.
 Close up of the photos.
Thank you for stopping by ans seeing what I'm creating and I hope to see your creations over at Use Your Stuff blog.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy Birthday for Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style

Good Morning once again :) If you are looking for the Sketch N Scrap layout you can find it here.
and if your looking for my Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge you can find it here.
This is the 3rd posting today, a very busy day indeed :) This one comes from the sketch challenge over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style and the card I made with the sketch:
 and the sketch I used is Sketch #59 by the lovely and talented, Susanne Brauer.....
The spot of words was perfect place to use up some word stickers from my current CKC kit: Glacially Toasted also the tabs came from the box of diecuts I had in the kit and the card came from the Natural matstack. The birthday stickers come from 30-Sticker Challenge used up quite abit on the layout:
 As you can see here on the layout :) I love how this all came together, I've had this picture of Zachary for quite awhile (he is 6 years old now) and this month I have been creating with some of his older pictures before I dive into his brother's 1st year book. So the combination of the sketch, the letter stickers from my CKC kit and the birthday stickers made a really cool layout :) I had a little help from The Memory Nest too as I used the current sketch for my overall layout:
A fun sketch for this fun layout :) lots of movement with this sketch.
 I shifted the Title down to the bottle of the layout instead of the top to produce the diagonal flow of the layout. Those big letters were in my "Bash"kit for this month, trying to get through those old letters. Be playing scrabble tonight with the rest to come up with Title uses for the extra :)
 Super cute picture of Zachary that Katherine posted on his birthday, he looks like his Dad in the picture, but he looks like his Mom too. He's really got the best of both of them within himself
The journaling for the layout I wrote a while back attached to the back of the picture with the day with a post-it note, something I need to get back to doing! it's way easier than searching for dates on facebook. Thank you for stopping by today and I wish you a fantastic day! Gotta run gotta finish up a layout for tomorrow's DT posting!
Hope you decide to play along this month over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style:
The prize for January is this Adore You stamp set. You will have until January 31, 2017 to add your link to be eligible to win this darling set!

Simply Beautiful

Good Morning once again :) If you are looking for the Sketch N Scrap layout you can find it here.
This is the 2nd posting today, a very busy day for my Design Team projects seemed to fall on the same day this week!
Lori is the hostess this month over at Lasting Memories and  this month is "Stash buster" challenge! This week's challenge is Ribbons, Washi Tapes and/or Paper Stripes. I Used both ribbon and paper stripes on my layout:
Ribbons for the bows and paper strips for the pennants and the journaling on the layout. The layout is from LOAD216: Day 29: Was a color prompt - German Flag: Which is Black/Red/Gold. I used the 3 colors throughout the layout with the addition of gold glitter hearts on the layout
 This was at the Barton House at the Bloomsburg Fair in 2012. The fashions were just gorgeous of that era (1800s). What the women had to wear to carry those big dresses around wow unbelievable :) We've come a long way since then :)
Thank you for stopping by again and I will see you sometime again today....

1st Few Days a Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge

Good Morning and Welcome :) I've got a few projects to share with you today, so best get started :)
This is my first sketch challenge with Sketch N Scrap as a design team member and I loved this sketch! I did put my own spin on it as most of you know how much I like to include photos on my layout! Heather has created this fun sketch #121:
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 This is what I created with this fun sketch:
 Tristan's 1st few days at Preschool, the same school that Zachary had went to so he had been there before, but this was different now Mom was leaving him there. He handled it very well :) Great to see him enjoying the day. As the sketch had 2 landscape photo orientation, I only had the one and added the other 3 from that week to make up the other area of the landscape photo.
 I used my current CKC kit: Glacially Toasted for the layout, glad to use that ribbon for the border element and the left over stapled on the tag I created from a PL card. The title was created with 3 Alphas and the fun school sticker elements scattered about the layout.
Closeups of the layout
Be sure to stop Sketch N Scrap to see what my DT sisters created with this fun layout, so much inspiration there :) I hope you'll join us this month, there is a fantastic prize offered up to play along :)
Thank you for stopping by today and I'll be back a little later with another fun project to share with you.....