Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Fabulous Style

Good morning my scrappy friends!  We are getting ready to go food shopping for our son's 11th birthday party...a small sleepover with 3 other boys.  I'm not exactly sure what to do with four 10 and 11 year old boys but I'm thinking video games, Legos, video games, eating, video games, maybe some board games and did I mention video games!?!  It's all they seem to want to do.  Fine with me, my house shouldn't get too destroyed playing video games!

Onto why we're really latest layout!  I used the MME July Sketch Challenge for two pictures of my daughter's Girl Scout Daisy trip to a place called Enchanted Dreams.  A fantastic little place perfect for little girls to dress up like princesses and fairies and dance around and have a spot of tea!  It was wonderful seeing their faces light up at all of the fancy dresses and wings!

I used MME papers, fussy cut the circles/doilies, stamped using CTMH stamps, and die cut the title and arrows from various Cricut cartridges.

Thanks for stopping by~

Saturday, July 27, 2013

Slip Slide Away~

Hello my scrappy friends!  Another summer LO completed!  This one of my son from July 2009 during a week or Sports Skills run by the county.  It was a fantastic week of fun!

This layout was created using scraps from various manufacturers including DCWV and Colorbok.  Stamps are from CTMH.  I'm entering this into About A Boy July 15 challenge "showcasing water in some way" and Let's Get Sketchy week 1 sketch challenge.  

Thanks for the great challenges :)  You have a few more days to enter your own layouts!

Thanks for visiting~

Friday, July 26, 2013

Summer Fun!

Well, hello my scrappy friends!  It's been a while since I've posted or scrapped even!  This month has been filled with fun filled days with my kids...visiting family, movies, bowling, play dates, and VBS.  Gotta live it up while we can....little more then a month from now we'll be back at school!  I can't believe it, already!

So, lets' get to it!  My first LO is of both my children at the lake, we go often, from 3 years ago.  I never said I was caught up!  I used DCWV glitter mat stack for the glittery "summer" subtitle, CTMH Pennant Alphabet stamp set for the title "celebrate", and making memories travel paper for my pennant banners.

This LO will be entered into the following blogs:
>> Twisted Tuesday #54 - use something that begins with the letter I (used ink) and the twist of embossing (on the blue paper).
>> Embellish Me Happy July Challenge celebrating summer
>> Lets Get Sketchy Week  2 sketch challenge, featuring half photos.  Obviously I used twine to give the illusion of half photos.
>> Sketches 4 All Technique Tuesday week 4 banners

Off for lunch and hair cuts this afternoon!
Thanks for visiting~

Monday, July 8, 2013

All New Day

Hello my scrappy friends!  I think it took me less then 2 hours to make this LO which is a record for me!  I'm a very ssllooowww scrapper...always.  I don't know why, several reasons I guess...picking out papers, choosing die cuts, inks, photo placement.  It just takes me time to make decisions, but that's ok.  At least I get pages done eventually!

So here is the LO I completed yesterday using lots of stamps and bright colors.  It's pictures of my daughter at the lake so bright colors work perfectly, especially with her brightly colored bathing suit!  I inked a white card stock paper, trying to mimic the water and sand background, using Tim Holtz distressed inks in iced spruce, salty ocean, corduroy and marmalade.  All of the stamps are from Oriental Trading clear stamp set, Summer.

I'm very happy with how this one turned out.  The stamps were perfect wording for it too!  I'm entering this layout into the following challenges:

> About A Girl July challenge - using the word NEW somewhere on your LO
> My Scraps & More mini challenge #1 - using 3 different stamps
> SWAT Drill #11 - using 80's Neon colors

Thanks for visiting and enjoy your day!

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Winners, a t-ball layout

Happy Weekend my scrappy friends!  I hope everyone had a fabulous Independence Day and three day weekend.

This layout is being entered into a few challenge, most being red, white and blue colors required!  These colors work perfectly for my son's uniform colors.  I did some faux stitching on the blue and white papers, used MME and WRMK  patterned papers, some stickers, brads and buttons that have been in my stash forever.  The font is my first attempt at a mixed alpha title using Cricut diecut (Don Juan cartridge), chipboard letters (Basic Grey) and stamps...those are the white squares with red ink.  The stamps are from Scrappy Moms clear stamps, Alphabet Soup.  I won a challenge from Red Carpet Studios a little while ago and this is the stamp set I chose!  I'm loving it :)

OK, so the challenges I entered:
> Paper Secrets sketch challenge with a twist - using textured background (I made my own by scoring it with my MS score board every half inch.)
> About a Boy color challenge - using red, white and blue
> Mind Minds Eye July color challenge - using red, white and blue
> Sketches 4 All July mixed alpha challenge

Thanks for visiting and have a wonderful night!