Friday, April 26, 2013

Challenge #9 and Studio Projects

Hey all!!!  It is time for another challenge at Scrap Your Story!!!  It is an easy challenge...well usually for me!  All you have to do is 2 sentences of journalling.  This is normally a no-brainer for me, but I've been going journal-less phase lately...hmm...hopefully it doesn't last long.  And well...I did not get a chance to scrap this one...Out of town and a sick kid puts a serious dent into scrappy time.  But no problem...make sure you click on the link above to see the wonderful inspiration the rest of the DT has come up for you... are some Scrapbooking Studio projects I've been waiting to post.  I usually post them when they go up on the store's blog...but I missed it at some point.  Sheesh!!  But...I LOVE what I created with this Pebbles here they are....drum roll please....

I was thinking I would use one of these as an example of the challenge...but I did not journal on them...WT!  I LOVE the one of my dad!  And well...I felt the layout really shows that I love my dad enough on it's own.  Then the one of my family. journalling...just loving this family.  Oh well...I also love the card and wreath I put together.  Make sure you stop by the store and see them IRL!  Photos don't do them justice!

Happy Scrapping!  I can't wait to see what you journal!

Friday, April 19, 2013

Challenge time!

Yep...time for challenge #8 at Scrap Your Story (SYS).  This week the challenge is Stitching!  Oh me some stitching.  This is obviously not much of a challenge for me!  I LOVE to stitch on my layouts.  What a subtle way to add a little texture and dimension to the page. is my take.  This idea was inspired by a friend on Facebook.  She posted this hit home.  I've realized that I often think I'm just not "enough", but I never really but that together with insecurity...Big whack upside the head for me.  So I knew I had to scrap it!  I ended up without journaling on this layout...but every embellishment has meaning for me.  I was also going to stitch an arrow...but I ended up loving it just the way it is!

The title reads "I'm Good Smart Pretty Strong Fun Creative Loving Enough"  The strips of paper are machine stitched with orange thread and I hand stitched the star/asterisk with Amy Tangerine's stitching template.  Way fun!  

Make sure you check out the SYS blog and see what the other designers did!  There are some AWESOME examples of stitching there!  So give it a try and link it up!  I can't wait to see what you create!

Friday, April 12, 2013

Scrap Your Story -- Challenge #7

Time for another challenge at Scrap Your Story!  And it is sketch week!  Christy has a fabulous one for you to try.  Make sure you follow the link to see the sketch and all the wonderful DT takes on it!

The photo on this layout was in a Best Friends frame.  Kelly and her friend were besties while we were neighbors.  But we left there 5 years ago and she has new best friends.  She was going to throw the photo away, but I felt there was a story that needed to be told.  These two were inseparable while they lived next to each other.

I thought Christy's sketch was perfect for the photo.  And the circles begged to be stitched!  LOL!!  Hmm....there may actually be a hint for next week's challenge!  HEEHEHE.  Anyway...I can't wait to see what you come up with!  Make sure you link up your creation at Scrap Your Story!

Saturday, April 6, 2013

Pinterest saves the day!

Yep...Pinterest saved me today.  Here was the situation.  I'm in deep deep cleaning mode to get the house on the market.  All that was left was washing the floors and spot cleaning the carpets.  So today I started the floors.  I steam clean them, then add shine.  For some stupid reason, I left the steamer on the floor for a period of time...not quite sure what I was thinking.  Sure enough...I created a HUGE water mark that could not be hidden!  Argh!

I'd remembered seeing some pins on Pinterest about removing water marks.  So a searching I went and found a couple of ideas.  Mayo...had to leave on for 24 hours.  Not happening in my house.  Then there was one that used an iron and old t-shirt.  The problem here is that DH took the iron...grrr!  But the whole point of the iron is that it dries the water that snuck in under the finish.  So I thought I'd try my blow dryer. It worked!!!  Phew!!!

Thank you Pinterest and all those who post what works for them!  Woohoo!

Friday, April 5, 2013

First April challenge -- Challenge #6

It's Friday and time for a new challenge!  This week we are using Spring as a theme over at Scrap your Story.  Initially I had trouble with this challenge.  See...spring was not cooperating.  So much so that we had snow in late March!  Sheesh...enough of winter already!

Then I saw the Robins.  And I heard them working on their nests.   Ah ha!!!  First signs of spring!  Found my inspiration.  I went out and shot (with my camera) a Robin and a nest...and Viola...first signs of spring layout.

Now...I had a little help with this one.   I'm in deep deep cleaning mode in this house.  We are getting ready to move and I have to sell this thing.  So there is no mojo right now.  Time for a sketch!  I found this one from DCWV...perfect!
And here is my layout...

Need more inspiration...make sure you check out what the DT did at SYS!  They knocked this one out of the park.  So come play with us and link up your creation...there is a prize on the line!  Can't wait to see what you create!