28 July 2013

Scrap Africa Challenge " Patchwork effect"

I stumbled upon a scrap blog challenge called Scrap Africa.  I was interested in current theme. Patchwork effect.  Here is the page I created.  The elder in the Photo was one of my Great Grandmothers assistants.  She would have work bees at her house when she was getting ready to head to the NY State fair to sell her baskets.  I used The Sweetest Thing Paper collection from MME. Green tara, recollections and WOC blooms, Tresor Deluxe Lace and Thickers alpha's. I added a sweetgrass frame around pic.

close ups
Flower Cluster

Party Sketch #118

Here is a page for Sketches in Thyme.   Here is the sketch. #118 part 1

 Here is my page.  I used Heidi Swapp Sugar Chic Collection. My Great -great Niece brought over her invitation and I thought it would look great for this sketch.

left page

Right page

I kept the Title Party from her pics and added details on the journal card.  I have plenty of room to add pics from her party.


Here is a page for Sketches with a twist.

Here is my page. The twist to using the sketch was to use cardstock as your base. I used a black cardstock with a punched border then added a doily and a paper from MME sweetest Thing Collection. The pic is of the girls being Goofy in the pool.

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27 July 2013

Lets Get Sketchy Week 4 Fun Times

I am being selfish and scrapping as much as possible this weekend. I am at home this weekend. No wheels. So in between laundry and cleaning " I Scrap"  Here is the week 4 July sketch at Lets Get Sketchy.

Here is my page.

I used Heidi Swapp Sugar chic collection some recollection lace and trims green tara rose and Wild Orchid roses. Gems are also recollections.  The Girls in Picture are Taylene and Cherish.  Would you believe there was still a line to take a pic with a statue.  We had a great time and the kids were actually tired of me snapping pics.  Can you imagine.

Lets Get Sketchy Week 3

Here is another page for Lets Get Sketchy
And a pic from Downtown Disney. Here the kids are sitting with Pooh and his friends.  I used MME  paper pad Time for Tea collection. I added some lace from Tresor deluxe I had won and recollection trim.  Blooms are from my stash.

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26 July 2013

Let's Get Sketchy. Week 1

I have been lucky this week and found some time to play.  I was able to complete several scrappy projects just for fun.  Here is the sketch I used from Lets get Sketchy.

I used MME The sweetest things collection.  fussy cut the borders and added lace. I tried not to add a flower cluster but could not help myself and put one in the corner.  The pic is my DD Taylene at Daytona Beach.  First time they had played in the ocean.  Title is "You are My Sunshine.

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I am also submitting page to Red Carpet Studio. Driving Miss Daisy LO Challenge. The challenge is to add flowers.

24 July 2013

Once upon A sketch July "Grow" & Berry71bleu

Here is a page I would like to share.  I used the sketch and theme from Once upon a Sketch.  My Title is " Love Grows"  My Journal tag is behind pic. It reads " I was able to spend the night with Asher and Julie at the hospital so John could go home with the older kids Everyone is excited and our family is growing again.   Here is the sketch.
Here is my page.  I used pion paper collection Vintage garden.  I spritzed the heart doilies with Ice rink and mallard.  I added Cathio crocheted roses and Tresor deluxe lace. and Blue fern heart Chippies with a layer of liquid pearls white opal paint. I used a mask and some stucco effects paste. I also added wooded alpha tiles from my stash.

I will also be submitting to Berry71 Bleu for their "Anything Goes Challenge for July.

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21 July 2013

"Loveable" Sketchabilities #95

Here is the current sketch at Sketchabilities

Here is my page. using some MME and some recollections embellishments and some chalkboard sprays.
Asher and Taylene at Downtown Disney

Close ups.

About A Boy July 15 page "Splash"

I stole some time to play today.  In between loads of laundry and dishes I took a couple breaks to finish a page I actually started over a week ago.  My Nephew John.  Affectionately known as J-man.  I used Heidi Swapp paper collection No limits. I Used 2 masks and texture magic. Some spritz I made the pinwheels and fussy cut the embellishments.  I also added a metal charm.  I will be submitting this page at About A Boy Challenge blog.

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Some of the textures

Stuck On U Sketches July 19 Reveal.

A Little late with my post.  I thought I had scheduled this long ago but I forgot to hit publish so it did not Post. Oops.  Sometimes life just takes over.  

Here is another Beautiful sketch. I hope you find some time to create a page and play at SOUS.  

Here is my page.  I used some paper from a DCWV stack and a pic from our tenants at the cabin.  We have a family of ducks that live under our dock.  We get to see the duckling grow throughout the summer.  I tucked a dreamcatcher behind the pic and added a flower cluster. 

I will also be submitting this page at Frosted Design : Great Outdoors Challenge. 

15 July 2013

Love To Scrap Challenge #10 " Just a bit sketchy"

Wow this is a busy day for me 3 reveals and I am heading out of town for a workshop. So I hope I did not forget anything.  The challenge at Love To Scrap is a sketch challenge and the winner will receive 4 images from Delicious Doodles. Please check out all the rules at Love To Scrap.  Here is the sketch
Here is my page. This is my Niece Quinlyn and her date CJ.  A Prom Pose.  It was rainy the  day of the prom and most of the pictures are inside.  I used G45 Secret Garden Collection to create this page. I fussy cut the fence and I used the fairy images as embellishments.  I added a variety of blooms and a velvet ribbon.  

Use your Words Challenge #1 Story

Here is my page for the first challenge at "Use Your words"  The Challenge is to use the word "Story" on your page. The details and challenge rules can be found here at Use your words 
I used Kaisercrafts On this Day Collection, variety of blooms, Lace and a chippy to create this page. My wedding picture "Our Story" The journal card reads" Our Story began in 1989.  You asked my Father if you could give me an engagement ring a year before we said "I do".  He cried and said you were already a part of the family.  Dad was very emotional at the wedding not because he was losing a daughter but because he was gaining such a great son. A Son he always wanted."   I hope you get time to share your story at Use your Words.  I would love to visit your blog and read about your "Story"

AAG Torn paper and Sketch Challenge

Here is the Sketch for the Challenge. You also need to add torn paper.

And here is my page

I used a Colorbok Beach House stack for this page and a fun pic of the big girls in Florida.  I also watched a video of Miranda Edney and her layered rolled paper tutorial and tried it out. I hope you find time to play and you could win a spotlight feature or a chance at an awesome prize from one of our monthly sponsors.   About A Girl Challenge Blog

11 July 2013

A reason to SMILE. CM July Sketch

Today is my Mother's Bday and she would of been 63.  We lost her just over 2 years ago and I find my parents Birthdays the hardest.   So to bring me out of my funk I chose to work on the July Sketch at Cest Magnifique. I do subscribe to the monthly kit and this is the first time I have made it a point to use up the yummy goodies. I used the sketch as my base and wandered a little. The pic is of my Niece Quinlyn and her date CJ.  She will be the topic of many of my posts this summer.  She is an amazing young woman.

Bits and pieces Give away at CM REPOST

Friday, July 5, 2013

Our July Bits and Pieces Challenge!

It's the time of month when we give our blog readers a chance to win Leslie's Bits & Pieces from her July kit.  Below is a photo of what Leslie has remaining from her July kit.  Since these are her Bits and Pieces, there may be partial pieces of paper and partial packages of items from the kit and both add-ons. 

It's easy to enter our Bits & Pieces Giveaway 

1.  You must be a follower of our blog.  If you do not already follow us, just click 
on the "Join this site" button on the left sidebar and you'll be all set.  
The winner of this challenge must be a follower of our blog.

2.  Use the Inlinkz tool at the bottom of this post.

3.  We are giving you a chance to enter our giveaway twice!  To enter twice,
share this post on your blog (in a blog post, not your sidebar) and you can 
enter your name again using the Inlinkz tool below 
(just be sure to add the link to your blog post). 

The contest will close at midnight, July 12.  
The winner, selected by a random draw, will be announced a few days later.
Good Luck!

5 July 2013

Its about the boy July 1 challenge Red White and Blue.

I had some time to work on a page today. Here is a page for About a Boy.  I used some Pink Paislee. I fussy cut the paper for embellishments and toned down the busy papers with a white wash of gesso.  This is my Nephew Asher minutes before we head out the door to a Halloween party at Disney.  My sisters family were "Things" My Family were minions.  I also used some washi chevron tape too.  If you get some creative time check out the It's about a Boy Challenge. http://itsabouttheboys.blogspot.ca

I am also submitting page at Scrap our Stash Red white and blue and use at least 3 star embellishments I made them with the PP.

1 July 2013

New Challenge Blog DT opportunity


Design Team Call

Welcome to Use Your Words Challenge Blog! 

We are a new challenge blog dedicated to getting those photos scrapped.  The way we will work is to have monthly challenges centered on one word.  The challenge word will be given to you well in advance and you are to create your layout around this word.   To help us get off the ground and running we are going to need a Design Team so we are holding our very first Design Team call. I am looking for about 6 talented committed scrapbookers to provide one a month for our challenges.  Design team members can be traditional or digital scrappers.  The term will run for a 3 month period from July 1st to October 1st, 2013.  Challenges will be provided to you well in advance.  Challenges will post on the 1st and 15th of each month.

Why apply for our team? 
  • To be inspired and to inspire others 
  • To be on the ground floor of an up and coming blog 
  • You will be a part of an amazing group of women and develop lifelong friendships with women from all over the world. 
  • Your work will be featured on Facebook and Pinterest. 
What is expected of our Design Team? 
  • Complete 2 projects per month (you will be given challenges at least a month in advance). 
  • Comment on participants entries (THIS IS A MUST!).  Any team member not adhering to this rule will be promptly removed from the team so please make sure you can do this before applying. 
  • Commit to a 3 month term (Beginning of  July to the beginning of October) 
  • Keep an active blog that is updated frequently 
  • Post our challenge and your project on your blog on reveal day and link back to the Use Your Words blog.
How to apply:
  • Leave a comment below indicating you would like to apply 
  • Tell me a little bit about yourself to include your style and whether or not you are on any other design teams. (no previous DT experience required) 
  • Provide links to your blog and any online galleries. 
  • Include 3 projects that best represent your style. 
  • Place our DT call on your blog to help get the word out.
  • You MUST have a Facebook account as we will have a private DT group on Facebook
  • Become a Use Your Words follower
We are accepting applications through July 7th New design team members will be notified by July 8th.  This is an open call, what that means is, I have the right to close this call at any time if I feel all the positions have been filled.    The first reveal will be July 15th.  Please email your applications touseyourwordschallengeblog@gmail.com.  Place DT call in your subject line.  Thanks!

International members are welcome to apply!
Digital scrappers are welcome to apply!

Love To Scrap Anything Goes

Happy July1st Canada and Happy 4th of July USA.  Living on the border between the 2 countries has its perks once in a while and celebrations are perks. Here is my project for our new challenge at Love to Scrap.  I created a Mini this time around.  Layouts are my first love but I am loving these hand made mini's.
This is a Paper bag Mini made from scratch. I used craft paper bags and the engraver collection papers. I also used masks and molding paste on the cover with cut outs and a Stamp from Kaisercraft. The blooms are from my stash the metal pieces are from the dollar store.
The cover is made of chipboard and covered with burlap. the book is put together with hinges.  It is a Kathy Orta Stylish Mini. I had alot of fun creating this and there is so much room for pictures.
I hope you find the time to scrap and join us at Love to Scrap.  Please read the challenge rules on the blog. http://lovetoscrapchallengeblog.blogspot.ca  Winner of the challenge will receive a $10 shopping spree at The Crafting Boutique.

July 1, AAG "New" challenge

Here is my page for the July 1, 2013 Challenge at About a Girl.  You need to add the word "New" on your creation. I chose some colorbok papers for this page.  I layered and added a variety of blooms. The pic is special. It was the beginning of our "NEW" Family tradition.  My parents always wanted to take the entire family to Disney in Florida. My Father was always too sick to go so we never went.  My Mom was determined to finish all my dad's plans. So when she found out she had Cancer we asked her what she wanted and a Family trip to Disney was first on her list. We scrambled and within a couple weeks we were in Florida.  The second trip was much harder without my Mom but we did it and had a great time.  We are planning our next trip now.  I hope you get some time to Create a "NEW" page and join us at AAG.  http://www.itsaboutthegirls.blogspot.ca