Saturday, August 11, 2018

Friends with God

Hello my scrappy friends!  

Quick post today as we are having our son's 16th birthday family party today!  Grilling in the rain, should be fun!  Hubby is looking for the table umbrella right now!

I'll be entering this layout into the challenge for Scrap Our Stash, Golden Globe Inspired challenge.  The requirements included using a journal card, which I did but it's hidden!  Look closely to see it under the close up photo of my kids on the ark.  Obviously this was vacation bible school themed Noah's Ark.  The other requirement is to use "friend" on your layout.  That is in my title!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Have a fantastic weekend!

Thursday, August 9, 2018

16th Birthday

Hello my scrappy friends!

Today is our son's 16th birthday!  These past 16 years have gone by pretty fast and I can only guess that the next 16 will go even faster.  A few gifts and laughes, a yummy dinner, brownies for dessert...a pretty good day!  Family party is on Saturday, with more gifts, more laughs, some games and lots more food!

Here is the card I made our son for today.  I'm sure I'll make another for Saturday's party to go along with the other gifts we saved for him.

I used a Tim Holtz stencil named "Rays" with some Tim Holtz distress inks, paper some scraps for the scalloped border strips and a stamp set from SU! "Five for All".  The inside stamps says "it's for the greatest kid in the universe!"  I used SU! Calypso Coral  for the sentiment.  Such a quick, cute card!

I'll be entering my card into the Sketch-N-Scrap card sketch #27 challenge on their blog.  This challenge just opened on Sunday and closes at the end of the month.  Enter your cards today!!

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Enjoy the rest of your week!

Thursday, August 2, 2018

Hot Fun in the Summer Time

Hello my scrappy friends!

When searching for titles or ideas for my layouts, I often turn to music.  I love music, all different genres!  This layout is no exception.  However, little did I know that the song that inspired my title, was a challenge online!  Check out Scrap with Stacy, for a great challenge using Sly and the Family Stone song "Hot Fun in the Summer Time".   I'll have to create new layout for Stacy's partner Rochelle Spears sketch challenge!  Guess I shouldn't complain too much about my children, teens, sleeping till noon most summer days...give me more time to scrap uninterrupted!

I used real sand, rocks and shells from the lake beach!  My Cricut, Life's a Beach, was used for the title and I think the shell...that was in my stash for the longest time!  The tag was from a swap I was involved with years ago.  Multiple washi tape strips were used in the background.

Thanks for stopping by and commenting!  Stop by Stacy and Rochelle's blogs for some great challenges!

Have an awesome day!!

Sunday, July 29, 2018

Christmas Cookies

Hello my scrappy friends!  A quick post today as it's almost 3am and I should try to sleep once again.  

Here is a layout of me and my daughter, some years ago, making Christmas cookies.  I was inspired by the Blend-A-Sketch challenge from Scrap Our Stash blog.

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Saturday, June 30, 2018

Water Wars

Hello my scrappy friends!  A quick post for you right now...I gotta eat!  Stomach is growling, guess that sandwich just wasn't enough five hours ago!

This layout was from 2010 featuring my daughter getting her water gun ready for a war with her brother!  They had such good times with their water guns.  I used Echo Park Happy Summer papers for this layout and some random papers from my stash...they all matched pretty well!  I'll be entering this into the Sketch In Thyme challenge #330.  

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Friday, June 29, 2018

Student of the Month

Hello my scrappy friends!  I was super busy this morning, running around for and with the kids.  When we got home, I ate a little but had a killer headache.  After a quick nap, I went straight to my scrap table and created this layout while listening to some great tunes!

This is my son from 6th grade a few years ago receiving a student of the month award in front of the superintendent and the school board!  He had great grades and was seen several times, and I think this is why he actually received the award, helping other students with various things, many of the students, his friends, having special needs.  He has always been the one to step up to help others, I pray he continues this path as he grows up.

I'll be entering my layout into the following challenges, just making the deadline for one of them!

Scrap Our Stash - June's blend a sketch
Scrap Our Stash Challenge

Sketches In Thyme - Sketch #329
Sketches In Thyme

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

You Are Loved

Hello my scrappy friends!  It's Thursday evening and I for one am ready for bed!  It's been a busy week and it's not quite over yet!  Tomorrow morning will have some running around but the afternoon should be mine!  I'll get my crafty table ready for a layout before I go to bed tonight.  But first, I layout I created this past week.

This is my daughter some years ago, crafting with her stuffed animals.  Wish she would do more crafting these days rather then being on her phone!

This layout will be entered into the following challenges:

"Lasting Memories" Scrapbook Layout ChallengesLasting Memories #400 - Stash Bashing - Rub-Ons.  My rub-ons are hard to see on the bluish colored paper.  The rub-ons say "you are my sunshine, you make me happy, you are my sunshine" and there is a butterfly next to the words.

Use Your StuffUse Your Stuff - Mood Board.  From the mood board on the blog, I used the sequins, banners and the bright colors as my inspiration.

Sketches In ThymeSketches in Thyme - Sketch #328

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