Monday, March 31, 2014

My First Layout, A Challenge at LGS

Happy Monday scrappy friends!
Since we have a 5th Monday this month, Brenshevia challenged the Design Team at Let's Get Sketchy to lift your first layout. Oh how fun!
I have been scrapping since I was pregnant with Sierra, so that is over 17 years! The scrappy world has changed so much since then! And I am so glad it has, you will know why when you see my first layout, LOL!
I started scrapping 8 1/2 x 11 years ago and made the switch to 12x12 after about 4 years.
Are you ready?
Here is my first ever layout:

Pretty plain huh?

Here is my lift, it really doesn't look much like the original, LOL!
I used a photo of Sierra and Greg keeping warm by the campfire and The Great Outdoors Collection by Echo Park:

and a few close ups:

I am excited to see what you and the rest of the DT do with this challenge!
Hope you have a great week!

Saturday, March 29, 2014

Super Saturday!

Good morning Scrappy Friends!
It's my day up on the Just Imagine Blog and thought I would share my guy card here as well.

I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #906 to punch my border and used the negative piece for my border. I then took the positive piece and flipped it over and added that to the top of my negative piece. I then took the fish punch, #607, and punched fish  on my border. I used the awesome Circle Cutter and cut out a circle and added my punched fish to the edge of the circle. I then added a few fishing stickers popped up with pop dots and a sentiment sticker and wallah, I have an awesome guy birthday card!

Here are the punches I used:
 Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, March 28, 2014

Cute Couple

It's finally Friday!
Do you know what that means?
There's a new sketch up on the My Scraps & More Sketch Blog!
I used a photo of Sierra and her boyfriend, Caleb,  (I think it was a selfie!) along with Fancy Pants Be Loved collection:

Aren't they just the cutest?
Here are some close ups:
The title using some Fancy pants letter stickers, some old rub-on letters (A cute) and some Thickers:

Some twine for the border:

A flair, some stick pins and fussy cut arrow:

I love watercolors and just had to add some:

Here is this weeks fun sketch by Tammi Bennett:
Hope you will play along with us this month, there is a fun prize up for grabs!

Sunday, March 23, 2014


It's been kind of a lazy Sunday here today, love days like that!
I decided to play with Let's Get Sketchy week 2 sketch for this month. I used some My Minds Eye Collectables for this layout of Sierra, Greg and I celebrating a friends birthday:

I added a button with twine:

I stitched the circles by hand and then filled them in with some watercolor:

Here is the sketch:
If you have time, we would love to have you play along with us over at LGS.
Enjoy the rest of your day!

Friday, March 21, 2014

Let's Hear It For The Boys!

Hey there! Happy Friday!
Hope you are having a great week!
There's a new sketch up on the My Scraps & More Sketch blog today. If you have time, we would love for you to play along!
I used a photo of Austin's football team for this sketch along with Echo Park That's My Boy collection and the Kreaxions Circle Cutter and the 4 in 1 Punch #907:

Here are a few close ups:

The sketch by Tammi Bennett:

Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Thursday, March 20, 2014

Love Life

Hey Scrappy Friends, it's almost Friday!
Just wanted to share a layout I made using Elle's Studio Everyday Moments along with a Stuck?! sketch. I used a photo Sierra took of Greg, Austin and I at the lake:

I added some watercolor:

an Amy Tangerine wood veneer cutout heart:

and some Lawn Fawn sequins:

Here is the fun sketch:
Hope you have a wonderful day!

Monday, March 17, 2014

Anything Goes at CIE!

Happy St. Patricks Day!
There's a new challenge up on the Cards In Envy Blog today and it's an easy one-
That's it, now get creating! LOL!
Here is my card using American Crafts Dear Lizzy Lucky Charms along with some twine and a SRM sticker:

Enjoy your St. Patty's Day!


Happy St. Patty's Day Scrappy Friends!
There's a new sketch up on the blog at LGS today.
I used Pebbles Family Ties for this photo of Greg and the kids at Bev's cottage in Canada:

The border of my page was created using cut of pieces from the bottom of the patterned papers.

I added some watered down yellow acrylic paint to my background:

Love these little family pennants and the chipboard:

Here is the sketch by Lanette Erickson, cool, huh?!
Enjoy your Monday!

Sunday, March 16, 2014

Way To Go!

Happy Sunday!
We are having our monthly reveal up on the Just Imagine Blog today.
This months theme is St. Patty's Day or anything green. Since we don't really do anything special for St. Patty's Day, I decided to go green on my card:

I used the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #907 for my border and added the fall away piece to the top of it. I then added another small piece of the border to the top of my card to mimic a pennant. I used the Kreaxions Punch #611 to punch the crown and then added that crown to my sentiment along with some Stickles to bling it up a little.
I love how it turned out!

Saturday, March 15, 2014

Inspiration Elevator March Challenge

You may recall that the purpose of this challenge group is to take our scrapbooking to the next level, to stretch our creative process and to grow as artists by embracing challenges that make us think, work and extend ourselves. You can view all of the challenges at our Inspiration Elevator Blog, here.

Our challenge this month was posed by the very talented Ann Jobes. Here's how she expressed this month's challenge:

First, for those of you who are getting tired of journaling-based challenges, I apologize. This idea has been cooking since the fall (just not articulated). My daughter subscribes to the Dance Spirit magazine and I sometimes browse through it, too. One of my favourite monthly features is an article that features a different dancer each month, some photos of that dancer, and a description of their current work, and (the best part!) a letter. The theme is a Letter to My Teenage Self. The content ranges, depending on the dancer and his/her experience, morals, ideals, etc. So this month's assignment is to write a letter to your teenage self. You can take any approach you'd like to this - scrapbook page, art journal page, canvas. However the prompt inspires you. And your content is of course up to you, as well. Some topics might be: what would you try to teach yourself? Or, what would you counsel yourself to do or not do?
This does not have to be a page about regrets. It could be about congratulating yourself on something you did right that has contributed to who you've become today.

I decided to create a layout about a decision I had to make my senior year of high school- college or tech school?
I decided to use my senior photo and my favorite color back then- purple and try my first monochromatic layout. I used a stencil with light modeling paste and lots of watercolor for my background. Since I don't use purple for scrapping very often, I didn't have many purple embellies - just a few small Prima flowers or mists. I decided to use watercolor on my white flowers to change them to purple. I added some twine, wood veneer, also used watercolor, and Creative Embellishments chipboard fence with Gesso on it, along with some pearls to create this layout:

Here are some close ups:

The word "time" are LYB burlap alphas also water colored: 

My journaling reads:
Back when I was a senior in high school, college wasn't as important as it is today. I debated going to tech school for Cosmetology or college for an architect, which was and still would be my dream job.
In the end, I settled for tech school/Cosmetology because being an architect meant moving away from family and friends.
Today, I realize, I should have gone for my dream job and hope both of my kids take this advice and be all that they can be and want to be!

Please visit the other Inspiration Elevator designers' blogs and see how they worked with Ann's challenge:
                                                                  Ann Jobes
                                                              Laura Whitaker
                                                                  Lisa Moen (I am so glad you are here!)
                                                                Cathy Harper
                                                               Joanne Burton
                                                                 Jodi Wilton
                                                           Michelle Hernandez

We would LOVE to see you take up Ann's challenge this month, so if you do, please share it at our linkup on the Inspiration Elevator blog.

You & Me

Happy Saturday Scrappy Friends!
It's my day up on the Just Imagine Blog today.
I am sharing a layout of  Greg and I. This photo of us was taken by Sierra out at Dexterville. I used Crate Paper for this along with the Kreaxions 4 in 1 Punch #304 for my border and the Star Template along with the same punch with insert A to create my doily::

                                                                Here are a few close ups:

Here are the Kreaxions Tools I used:
Hope you have a great weekend!


Friday, March 14, 2014

Skipping Stones

Happy Friday!
My Scraps & More Sketches has a new sketch up on their blog today.
I used Elle's Studio Everyday Moments for my layout of Austin and Greg at the lake, skipping stones:

Here are a few close ups:
I added some thread:

Some spatters:

Some light modeling paste with a mask:

and some stitching to my title:

Here is the fun sketch by Tammi Bennett:

If you play along, don't forget to link up your layout to the blog for your chance to win an awesome prize for the month!
Have a great weekend!