Friday, March 24, 2017

Fun Family Memories

It's a grey and finally a rainy day here in Kansas City.   I say finally rainy because it has been so dry here, even all winter, we are way below normal for the year on precipitation.

I am entering this layout in two different challenges.    I used the sketch at  "CREATIVE SCRAPPERS"   and also a monochromatic challenge at "COLORFUL CREATIONS"
I guess its because it is grey outside and hard to get a good picture, my patterned papers look more shades of grey than blue, but they are all blues in person.   Thats why I matted the papers in two shades of blue.  At least those show up in this picture.   The three gems are a pale blue too even though here they also look grey.   Oh well I tried my best for the photography conditions.

Here is the sketch and the links to the two challenges.



Thursday, March 23, 2017

Let's Eat and Celebrate

I have been talking about taking Dad out to C. C. Broilers for a great steak dinner for his birthday since last June.    But that was when he started fighting cancer.    He got really sick from the chemo and took awhile to get over that.   He has been feeling great for months but I finally pushed and got it planned and last weekend, we all went to dinner together for a belated birthday celebration.  
Even my 7 week old grand-daughter went out with us for her first fine dining experience and was perfect.      Dad has told me over and over again how great the dinner was so now I have told him this year we will do it again but on his birthday this June.

I used the double page sketch at   "LET'S SCRAP"  for this layout.   I  just made 6 smaller pictures for the right side instead of the 3 in the sketch so you could see some of our food pictures I took.

Here is the sketch and the link to the challenge at   "LET'S SCRAP"   The winner will receive a $15 Gift Certificate to an online store of their choice.

Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Oh so cute Elle.

I'm using the prompt at  "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"  for this layout.    The challenge is...

Today's challenge is
Patterned Paper Half; Today we want you to use patterned paper on half your layout, the rest is up to you!

I started with a base of pink card stock and then the bottom 6" is this patterned paper I chose to use with a picture of my granddaughter.    I matted the picture in hot pink and gold and then did a little journaling above the pp and added a variety of baby themed stickers I had.    

Here is the link for the challenge.    "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"


I kept this layout really simple.   I wanted the paper and the journaling just tell the story of one single picture of my two grandkids in Texas.   The picture of them was because they were drinking hot cocoa this last December from their picture mugs of when they were little.   They were loving the fact that they are "all grown up" and using mugs made when they were little.

I found this piece of paper in an old collection from 2011 from Jillibean Soup - Sweet & Sour Soup collection.   So since I was doing the layout in a memory mode.   I just outlined in black marker all the lines that were visible that said M is for Memory.

I will be entering this in two different challenges.    

Challenge #86 - Recycling / Old Stash at  "SCRAPPING 4 FUN"   I  think using papers from a 2011 collection works as old stash.   I only had very little left so was glad to use up my next to last full sheet and this one partial was perfect to use and not save anymore from the collection.

The next challenge is Challenge #256 - Doilies  at  "USE YOUR STUFF"   Adding this doily from my stash, also not new, was perfect to add something to the layout and to have a place for my journaling.

You can click above on the links to go to each challenge blog for more details.

It's Me

I'm busy the last couple of days doing layouts for the Paper Issues Spring Crop challenges.   One
challenge was to make a layout about yourself.    This is rare for me, but I enjoyed it.

I went to  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"  and their mid-month sketch challenge to make this layout.
I thought it would work perfect.   I mean, if I'm going to do a layout about myself, I should make myself the 'star'.   LOL

Here is the sketch and link to   "LET'S GET SKETCHY"

Monday, March 20, 2017

Now and Then

I just got these pictures this last weekend from my daughter-in-law of my grandson.  He was recreating a pose from a picture when he was just over a year old.   I think he did a great job.
And he is on the same couch.   I just love it.

This layout is for the  "SCRAP OUR STASH"   mid March word challenge with a sketch and to
use the letters in the word 'CHARM' in you layout.

I have ........
C = Crate Paper (my background paper from the Acorn Ave. collection)
H = Heart  (the blue foam heart on the then picture)
A = Authentique (the blue paper behind pictures from the Original collection)
R = Recollections (the green cardstock and the bling are both from Recollections)
M = My Minds Eye (the striped paper and the yellow polka dot paper)

Here is the sketch and link to  "SCRAP OUR STASH"

Movie Time

Gibson was all set for his first movie experience out with Mom.   Soft drink ready and popcorn to share.

For this layout I used the Thursday sketch at  "ELLE'S STUDIO"  that came out on March 16th.    
I love using and mixing the papers from Elle's Studio.  For this one I combined papers from Thankful and Let's Eat collections.

Here is the sketch and the link at  "ELLE'S STUDIO"