Monday, July 25, 2016

Genuine Star Student

Hello once again today :) This layout I made today for The Memory Nest weekly sketch challenge.
 This is the layout I created :) Pictures of Zachary while he was writing. Great to see him doing so well so early in life, he just started Kindergarten just a couple of months ago. They have to know so much now versus when we were in school. We are so proud of Zachary and all our grandkids to see them developing like this.
This is the sketch for this past week's challenge over at The Memory Nest:
Only with 2 pictures to use for the layout I moved the journaling up and used a journaling card for the middle picture.  
 I used my current counterfeit kit Just Chillin' for my layout :) Adding in the school related embellishments with the circles I punched out. I was inspired to use some of the puffy stickers too so this goes with Whimsical Musings: Challenge #220 - puffy stickers
 My journaling
My title block. This was a fast one to put together with a great sketch and lots of scraps left from my counterfeit kit it took no time to put this together :) Probably the longest time was choosing the pictures to use.

A Floral inspired Birthday Card for the Use Your Stuff Challenge

Hi and Good Morning :) I hope you had a wonderful weekend, ours was a bit hot so I relaxed quite a bit in the house where it's a bit cooler :) Today over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog, our hostess Lori wants us to create using floral patterned papers on your project. I'm in need of a few Birthday cards so this one was a sweet one to create and I had a few floral patterns in my current counterfeit kit Just Chillin' that I could use for this challenge, lots of scraps to work with:
I used the sketch over at Sketch N Scrap for my card: card sketch #77

I found some fun pieces on my craft desk to add to the card :) Those extra bits and pieces are great to have around so they get used up :) The flower and the floral gems came from my desk and so did the sunny floral piece that made it into the inside of my card:
I look forward to see your creation made from floral pattern prints linked up over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog. Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world :)

Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Love Layout for the July Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop

Good Morning and welcome to June Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog Hop.I'm following this month's Guest Designer, she's does inspiring creative layouts too :) Gretchan's blog then your on the right track :) but if not you may want to start at The Counterfeit Kit Challenge Blog and get on board with the first stop on this month's blog hop. This is always a fun blog hop showing off the ladies creations from their current counterfeit kit. This month, you can choose to share any project you have made with your Counterfeit Kit Challenge kit which you have not shared on your blog yet. You project could be related to any of the three challenges or maybe just something you made with your kit. As a reminder, here are the three challenges this month:
I went challenge #1 for this layout, I do enjoy a good read so was easily persuaded to try this challenge because of the reason. The The challenge was to take a cue from one of these book covers.
I choose love and miss c<3mmunication for my layout, I went with the love part of the title and being married as long as we have we have had our share of miss c<3mmunication this is a price about the book:
This unforgettable debut novel asks us to look up from our screens and out at the world . . . and to imagine what life would be like with no searches, no status updates, no texts, no Tweets, no pins, and no posts Yes, the way of life before the internet, I do remember that :)
So the book gave me the idea for the layout and the cloud and heart paper was a perfect background for the layout about some of the feelings I have for my husband :) For the layout itself I went to Let's Get Sketchy and used their week 2 sketch for my layout:

I shifted over the pennants so I could use the one for my journaling:) I also went to Whimsical Musings and used their Challenge #11 - Inspired by words "You have to kiss a lot of frogs in order to find your Prince."  the layout just falls right into that prompt and I've been looking at that one quite often debating on my approach to it till I came across this photo of Dave and the rest just feel into place very nicely :)
Thank you for stopping by and do continue on with the blog hop and see what Elaine has creative she does some amazing layouts too :) and you can see what she did create at her blog.
As for the internet, do I miss the days of not having it, yes and no :) seem back then that life was a little beit slower, not so multitasking. But, when I want a quick search to find something I do love that and to see the grandkids and the great grandkids anytime on facebook yep that I would not give up at all :)
Have fun and enjoy the hop.............

Friday, July 22, 2016

Gears happy Birthday for Funday Friday Challenge

Hello and happy Friday to you :) Today is Funday Friday over at Jo's Scrap Shack and today's challenge is a Color Challenge: Coral/Tan/Aqua and our sponsor is Scrapper's Delights and use their Cogs And Gears Stand digi stamp:
A birthday card for the hubby :) I used a sketch over at Sketch N Scrap for my card: 
 Here is a closer look at that digi stamp:
 I colored it up with bic markers, glitter silver wink of stella brush and silver chrome viva pearl pen for the scattered studs look and for some detail work on a couple of the gears (really need to use these more, the Viva Pearl pen :)
The inside of the card. I used that aqua cardstock that was in my current counterfeit kit and matched up great with the Close to my Heart Chalk it Up paper kit for the card. Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see your creation linked up to Jo's Scrap Shack.
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4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
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You have until Friday, July 29th 6:00 PM (eastern) time to link up. All winners will be announced on Monday, August 1st.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Tuesday, July 19, 2016

The New Grill for SID challenge

Hi you all :) Today is the reveal for the DT Double Page layout for Stick It Down and my layout consists of our new Grill/Smoker we got this past April. The hubby said he was going out to check on prices and a couple hours later there is a new grill/smoker on that back of his truck:
It was a festive event trying to get it off the truck :) The tractors are good for that kind of stuff too. So this was the perfect sketch for those pictures :)
Here is the sketch :) Very festive :)
The Left side of the layout:
Focuses on getting it off the truck
The Right side of the layout:
Dave with the new grill and it off the truck and set up on the back porch area, plus my journaling. I used my current counterfeit kit Just Chillin' and grabbed a few papers from an old paper stack.
 Close up photos of the pictures
 and my journaling.With all the banners on this layout I was inspired to use this for Whimsical Musings Challenge #181 – banners
Now go and get your double page layout done and get linked up over at Stick It Down :)

Monday, July 18, 2016

Star Studded Experience

Hi once again :) I did this quick layout to get in on the challenge over at The Memory Nest. Our granddaughter Britney and her beau Russel went along with her brother Bradley and his girlfriend Cortney to Myrtle Beach. Britney and Russell took in the Hollywood Wax Museum and really got some awesome pictures. But this one was my favorite and deserved a page on it's on. a will make a companion page of some of the fun photos they took (so many to choose from :)
The sketch over at the Memory Nest was perfect for this fun star filled layout
Most of my layout came from my current counterfeit kit Just Chillin' but I also used some scraps that were hanging around my craft desk :) Because of the stars I can use Whimsical Musings Challenge #192 – stars (scrapbook products) I used plenty throughout the layout.


Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree

Good Morning :) Today's challenge over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog Martha is our hostess and she want us to use Die Cuts and / or punches. I have this fun Christmas layout I created last year during LOAD Day 30 Someone Else’s Words: Make a holiday inspired layout today and include the lyrics to one of your favorite songs!
My die cuts are the tree and the Santa, thinking I cut them with my cameo. I think I had a blast decorating that tree :) Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree is one of my favorite Christmas songs and when I think of rockin around the tree I always think of Timmy the cat we had when I was a kid, he was always having fun and seemed to love to climb the artificial tree we had. These are some of my favorite Christmas pictures with Timmy.
 The die cut
The journaling included part of the lyrics
 Close up of the pictures. A memory that is now recorded and documented :) I do scrapping for this reason the extra playing involved is a fun bonus
Thank you for stopping by today and I hope to see your creation linked up over at Use Your Stuff challenge blog