Sunday, May 27, 2012

Our family is perfect

Yep...another layout done.  And this is what I'm talking about!  Oh yeah.  I got these papers (well some of them) in a Bella Blvd box sale.  Did the scraplift challenge at Scrap 'N Chat, and viola!  LOVE this family layout.

Friday, May 25, 2012

It is a miracle!

I hope you are all sitting down.  Especially those that know me.  You see....I'm a VERY SLOW scrapper!  I agonize over every placement, colors, embellishments...everything.  If I get a layout done in a week...well...I'm lucky.

I think I must have broken through something, because I have gotten 4, yes 4, layouts done this week!!  Woohoo.  I really LOVE the first 2:  Getting ready 4 Max, and The looks, then the Cheese.  The next two I used BoBunny's winter line and well, I'm not loving them.

You see...I feel I went old school on them.  I have not scrapped distressed lines in a while.  I have moved away from Basic Grey and even, ( I know the horror) my favorite MME.  I've been sticking with the clean bright lines of Doodlebug, Echo Park, AC, etc.  So with these papers, I edge distressed, inked a bunch, and well...couldn't find the embellishments I wanted.  Oh well...I guess I'll stick with my new favorites!

The first one is for this weekends blitz at'll have to stop by later to see what inspired Surrounded with Love.
 This one was done for Diana's sketch challenge.  She had ovals on the sketch...ovals!  Argh...I had to bust out some old tools for this one.  CM's oval cutters and my magic matter...remember that one!  LOL! 

Thursday, May 24, 2012

Getting ready for Max

Have I told you all lately how much I love the message board Scrap 'N Chat?  I do. I really do.  There are soo many challenges that just keep me scrapping.

Here is a layout I did for the May round of Scrapbook Tag...what a fun challenge!  I got to bust out these photos from '09.  Kelly had a blast helping paint Max's room.

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Tuesday, May 15, 2012

May 15th -- Challenge time

That is right!  Time for the mid-month challenges at Scrap 'N Chat!  And for me, it was all about trying something new...or that something you've always wanted to do.  I did that in a couple of places here.

First the chevron.  Been wanting to make one of those since they started hitting the scene.  Which is unusual for me...I'm not usually a trendy gal.  Then I mixed up my alphas in my title.  I've always wanted to do that also, then never remember.

So...come check out my challenge and all the others!  I would love to see what you were inspired to create!

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Birthday

To Mary Lou and Barbara!  I hope you both had wonderful days!
This card was totally lifted from Caro
I love it when I see something and have all the materials.  I've had these papers, die, and stamps for a while!  Woohoo!

Happy Graduation

to Davis and Natalie!  Way to go and good luck on your future endeavors!

Saturday, May 12, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Well...a day in advance.  I don't think I'll have time to wish all my scrappy friends Happy Mother's Day tomorrow!
I hope you all have a great day!

Friday, May 11, 2012

Strign Art Frame

Hey all...Check out this layout.  I'm really loving it.  I was inspired by challenge #1 of Big Picture Studios crop last weekend.  Well, challenge #1, #4, and something I pinned on pinterest.

Let me explain.  Challenge #1 was about using a bunch of something to frame a photo.  Like brads, flowers, bling, etc.  I have done something like that before, so I was sort of struggling with this challenge.  Then challenge #4 came up and it was all about twine.  I think the artist had 10 different ways you could use twine.  I also had recently pinned a bunch of cool string art on pinterest.  It all came together...a string art frame with twine...Oh yeah!  I love the way it turned out!

Saturday, May 5, 2012

Family photo

I posted this photo in an Easter it is scrapped.  I was inspired by this post on sketch support.  It's a card sketch.  But look further down, and Sue Althouse created a 12x12 layout from it!  Brilliant.  I thought it would be perfect for a family photo.  So vioala...

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

It's the First

Which means new challenges at Scrap 'N Chat!!!  Oh yeah!

Anyway...I picked up the OLW challenge this month.  That is One Little Word.  A word that hopefully will spark your creative juices.  Our dear friend Tania is taking some time off to recover from her family emergency.  I decided I'd keep the challenge rolling this month with the word "Memory" in honor of making sure we get those cherished memories down.

When I choose that word, this memory of my mom came to mind.  I just loved the seeing the joy and happiness on her face when we were finally able to connect with Jim via skype on her birthday.  I didn't actually catch that moment on film.  But I had a couple of photos from the day that would fit the story I wanted to tell.

So...jump over to Scrap 'N Chat and check the OLW challenge and others that are being posted today.

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