Friday, May 31, 2013

Challenge #14

Wow!  I can't believe we are up to the 14th challenge for Scrap your Story!  Time is flying!  Anyway...this week's challenge is Music/Song Lyrics.  Oh man!!!  So not me!  As much as I love listening to music, it just doesn't inspire me to scrap.  So, a challenge it was!

I had this photo of my two kids.  I wanted them to always remember they are loved!  Hmmm...Google to the rescue.  I googled "You are loved song lyrics" and got a hit!  Josh Grobin has a song You Are Loved (Don't Give Up).  The lyrics are perfect.  Thank you google and Mr. Grobin!

LOL!!  Anyway...I also have been meaning to use hexagons on a layout...been want to do this for awhile.  I came across this Becky Fleck sketch which I thought would be perfect.


So...viola!  I'm loving how it turned out.  So...give it a try!  If I can be inspired by song lyrics (well sort of) you can too!  If you need more inspiration...check out what the SYS DT has going on!  They rocked this challenge out of the park!  Can't wait to see what you come up with!
 

Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Art Journal started! Oh yeah!

I've been itching to start this journal for a while.  Especially after Dyan Reaveley visited the Scrapbooking Studio.  I soo wanted to take her classes, but alas...no can do.  I did buy as much as I could and brought it with me to Wisconsin.  Been here a week and no journalling was going on...what the???  Did lots of art journal pinning though.

Well...woke up at 3 am last night and couldn't fall asleep.  To add to the problem I had this journal page going through my head.  I had started the background before bed (not happy with this one...turned out muddy.  I'll have to look at colors I chose, order of application, amount of ink, etc...).  I'm totally happy with the final outcome!

I totally had a blast stamping, painting, cutting, doodling, etc!!!  I soo not done.  I already have another page floating in the grey matter.  I have lots of stuff to journal about right now!  LOL!!

Anyway...here it is!  And the start of a tag.  Not sure what else is going to go on that one yet.  Notice I doodled U R LOVED in between the heart border stamp.  Originally I was going to have the hearts surround the dress...but it wasn't working for me.  Then I thought to create butterflies out of the smaller hearts.  So I swirled them around and off to the other page.  I wish I could sew in the book!  Not quite sure how I'm going to pull that off yet!  

Thanks for looking!

Friday, May 24, 2013

Challenge #13

Another Friday, another challenge at Scrap Your Story!.  And this one had me shaking in my shoes, well flip flops right now!  LOL!!  Mixing and matching fonts has never been my thing.  Well...I was pinning on pinterest and came across this AWESOME layout by Cindy Lee on the Jillibean blog.  So I had my inspiration!!!  I busted out the Silhouette and viola...  I totally love this layout.  Thanks to Cindy Lee at Jillibean and Christy at SYS for the awesome inspiration!!!  The title is hard to read in the photo...it says "So Blessed to have a daughter like you!"


Friday, May 17, 2013

Challenge #12

It's Friday and challenge time at Scrap Your Story!!  Got to love a new challenge to spark the mojo!  This one did for me!  Plus...I've always wanted to do this more on my layouts.  Again...got to love when a challenge has me doing this.  This weeks challenge is stamping!  I have a ton of stamps and inks and use them mostly on cards.  I've always wanted to incorporate them more into my layouts.  I soo love this challenge.

I recently picked up these GCD Studio papers and embellishments and thought they were perfect for this photo of my son and I.  I had some matching Tim Holtz distress inks to use with the flower and butterfly stamp.  I varied the intensity of the inks by stamping twice...I LOVE how it turned out!

Need more inspiration...make sure you check out the Scrap Your Story blog...there is TONS of inspiration there.  Don't forget to link up your creation.  Can't wait to see it!


Wednesday, May 15, 2013

May Scrapbooking Studio projects

I'm soo sad to be posting my last projects for The Scrapbooking Studio!  I love creating for my LSS!  It is an incredible store with awesome employees.  But alas...I'm moving to Wisconsin...boo hoo!  But...it will all be good when our family is all back together again!

For May I got to work with Echo Park's All About a Boy line!  LOVED this boy line...not too young, not too grunge...right up my son's age!

The first one is another double dip...I've been soo crunched for time with this move.  So I used Christy's sketch.  It was also posted earlier for the sketch challenge.
The next one was way fun.  I had these photos of Max hitting the punching bag.  It totally worked with this paper...like a POW! in the comics.  Throw in some washi and banners and viola!

I altered a canvas for my next project.  I found this awesome quote about sons...played with some Dylusions inks, stamps, washi, and stickers.  I totally love the way it turned out.
 And here is my card.  I totally should have re-photoed this.  Using a white background for the shot when the card is white...totally can't see the edge of the card.  Sorry!


Tuesday, May 14, 2013

April Scrapbooking Studio Projects

Oh yes!  I got to work with AC Yes Please line.  And I had a blast!  The colors and patterns rock!  The stitching template by Amy Tan is the bomb!  You totally need to head to The Studio and pick up some of this yumminess!

This is a crazy hair day one of Max.  Totally fun!

I posted this one earlier....my I'm Good Enough layout.

 I just loved the tree.  I thought the sun/clouds stickers with it would be perfect for a Hello card.
 And then my altered item.  Amy Tan has a set of note cards and envelopes that go with the line.  They were totally screaming mini album to me.  The different sticker embellishments reminded me of things I want more of in my life.  So I created this little Got 2 Remember album.  I totally LOVE it!








Friday, May 10, 2013

Challenge #11

It's sketch time at Scrap your Story!   There is nothing like an awesome sketch to get the mojo going and Christy has done it again!!!

So....try the sketch out and link us up.  Don't forget to check out all the awesomeness of inspiration the DT has created for you!  Here is the sketch:
And here is my take:

Friday, May 3, 2013

Challenge #10

I cannot believe this is the 10th challenge already at Scrap Your Story!!  Time is flying!  This week's is way fun!  Scrap your "Favorite".  Favorite person, thing, top 10 list, the possibilities are endless!!

I chose to scrap my scrap room.  I think this is the room I'll miss the most when we move!  I just love this space and would spend all my time here if I could!

I used many other favorites on this layout also...Doodlebug products, washi, inks, masks, pop dots, stick pins...I probably should have added some stitching too.  

So...scrap your favorite and link it up at Scrap Your Story.  Remember to check out the blog.  The DT out did themselves this time!