Tuesday, October 31, 2017

New Life Changes layout

From LOAD1017 Day 29: …diary – if you’re a planner girl, this will be a cinch! Document your signature daily routine. It may be just one element – do you weigh yourself first thing in the morning, or always start with a double shot caramel macchiato?
I went with a photo that I had taken of my locker at work. My journaling talks about some of the changes I made to work my shift. While most people get up at 6 AM to have thier coffee I get up at 6PM to start my day with a cup of coffee. A little bit about my day. Changes in my life to accommodate my new job. 1 year Anniversary this month :)
A nice easy layout using Simple Stories Daily Grind collection (just about got this one done!) and a sketch over at Sketches in Thyme sketch #297
 Oct 15 -21 Sketch #297
 A very interesting sketch.
 Some of my journaling and a cluster
 Some more journaling with this cluster
 Bottom cluster
Title and another cluster :)
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world.....

Fall is in the Air

Happy Halloween!

  Hello :) I have a few layouts to blog for some challenges today. This layout was inspired by LOAD1017 Day 30 …password – the subject is technology. The ultimate love/hate relationship is what most of us have with our devices. Find a clever way to document that, perhaps in a Dear Smartphone letter!
This is the layout I did for this prompt: 
What I love about my smartphone is that I have it with me all the time so then there are times like this on the spur of the moment I can take a photograph. What I don't care about my camera is that all the photos don't come out this great, instagram usually helps with the focus better than the actually camera does :) I got a cheap phone to see if I would like a smartphone and found out I do so I'll be looking at the Christmas sales for a new phone for me with a better camera :) 
I used sketch #298 over at Sketches in Thyme for my layout inspiration:
 Fantastic sketch and quick to do too
 My journaling and a close up of the photos
 One of the clusters
 My corner embellishment. Since I was talking about the camera on my phone thought this orange camera icon on my craft desk was fitting for the layout :) 
Be back soon with another layout.

Monday, October 30, 2017

Let's Go! layout

This is a layout inspired by LOAD1017 Day 19
…escape document your bucket list
I didn't document my Bucket List but did document a place I've been wanting to go see since I seen an article about it in the newspaper. 
 I used the Oct 15 sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy for my layout:
This was a fun way to do this layout. I used number paper for the bucket list element and a collage of photos of then and now for the photos on the sketch. Brought the diagonal element down in the bottom corner for my title so it wasn't getting lost in that background paper.
 My journaling
 the photo collage
The title work.
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I'm up too in my little corner of the world....

Chowder Head layout

Good Afternoon :) This layout was inspired by LOAD 1017 Day 9: …nickname – hopefully you had an immediate thought for this one.
Yes I did it's a nickname my hubby gave to our Buddy, our furry friend.
This is our Chowder Head aka Buddy. When I seen the prompt about nickname I knew I had to do this layout about Buddy. I used a recent photo of him:
 I used the Oct 1st sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy:
Love the layers that was matting the photo for this layout :) The border strips was like a frame for the layout. I also used 2 other challenges for this layout for the Scrappy Sisters Scrap September day 4: 3 colors: blue, off green and white. For Scrappin N Chattin yahoo group this is for the Navy Day challenge using Navy the most in the layout (a variety of blues indeed)
 Close up of the journaling
 The title and bottom cluster
and some of the other cluster work on the layout.
Thanks for stopping by and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world ........

Sunday, October 29, 2017

Love Being A Girl layout

Hello :) This is another LOAD1017 inspired prompt layout. This layout came from Day 18: I've got a secret..... …about girls. What do you love about being a girl?
This was a really tough prompt for me so many ways to go with it! it was hard to narrow down my choice. I found these odd photos that I printed out for some past LOAD and went from there. Our local paper does women in our local history every month and I just love to read the articles and I think that is where my story evolved around what it is to be a girl now and just wrote a small portion of my feelings (this could have been pages and pages of journaling :)
 I used the Oct 15 Sketch over at Stuck?! for this layout
This was a fantastic sketch to add all those fun stickers to. Love the touch of the tag again for this layout and added word strips to that area too.
 Close up of the journaling I added to the bottom of the layout.
Thanks for stopping by again to my little corner of the world.......

Brother N Sister layout

This is a LOAD1017 inspired layout for the prompt it is from Day 3: I've got a secret....... Day 3 :
…about boys – document an important male relationship in your life
I documented this layout about my brother Steve:
 I used the sketch over at Stuck?! the Oct 1st sketch for inspiration for the layout:
Sweet sketch for this fun prompt and found a few pictures of us together throughout the years.
My brother Steve was my focus for this prompt :) I have 2 brothers and they are both older than me, but Steve and I had a closer relationship since we were closer in age we grew up together. Chose 3 photos of us through the years and a bonus to have one with Mom :) One from our early years, one from our 20s and one from just recently within the last 5 years.
Close up of the journaling. 
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Explore the Past layout for Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to a new month of challenges over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge. I am the hostess for this month's challenge and the theme is Scrapbook Cooking Time: Having fun creating with some scrapbook recipes. This week's recipe is:
The recipe: 3 patterned papers, background stamping, a punched shape, puffy stickers and your handwriting.
This is the layout I created:
It was interesting to come across this picture of the Russell Inn from a Book at the library. The sing post is what is there now on the spot that the Inn was at.
The layout came about from LOAD 1017 Day 27: I’ve got a secret…
 …passion – the thing that really drives you. Find an exuberantly artistic way to communicate the feeling.
My recipe: 3 pattern papers, stamping: part of the title and the little notebook page, stars are the punched shape, Hiedi Swapp puffy stickers and my own handwriting :) a fun recipe for the layout
Some close up photos of the layout:

 The photo I found of the Inn
 My title work
 Current pictures of the area

 My journaling :) This is from my Historical Walking Tour series of layouts. 
Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I'm up too :) I look forward to seeing your creation to this fun recipe linked up over at Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenges

Saturday, October 28, 2017

WCMD-Happy Birthday-Sketch N Scrap challenge

Were still celebrating World Card Making Day over at Sketch N Scrap and this week's sketch is:

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and this is the card I created with this fun sketch:
 I had fun using some old product to create this birthday card, I was running low on Birthday cards so thought I better get some made up. This one will go to the grandson for his Birthday tomorrow.
The inside stamped and ready for a personal message.
Thank you for stopping by and I look forward to seeing your creation over at Sketch N Scrap

Monday, October 23, 2017

May Good Things Grow for a Use Your Stuff challenge

Today the challenge over at Use Your Stuff, and I'm the host of this week's challenge so it's Sketch week over at Use Your Stuff!  
This is the layout I created with the sketch:
and this is the sketch:
I tried to stay a bit true to the sketch, but added a journaling spot and a bottom strip cluster for the date. 
This layout was also created for LOAD1017 Day 21: I've Got a Secret....…garden – use a photo taken out of doors for your page today! I knew these were the photos I wanted to use for this prompt so made sure to use this sketch to create the layout.
 Close up photo of the title block and journaling
 close up of the bottom edge cluster
close up of the photos and the cluster above the photos 
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing what you create for this fun sketch challenge over at Use Your Stuff

Friday, October 20, 2017

Happy Halloween for a Funday Friday challenge

If you are looking for the Sketch N Scrap post you can find it here 

Welcome to post number 2 today :) It's Funday Friday over at Jo's Scrap Corner where the challenge is Always Anything Goes! and Our Sponsor this week is Digital Delights by Louby Lou!
We got this cute image from our sponsor it's one of their newest releases super cute too:
 Isn't this just special, such a cute design :) I used some fall papers for my card and the striped ribbon was on my desk :) I used a sketch from over at the Sketch N Scrap Fall Crop for my card:
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 The inside of the card waiting for a message to include:
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation for this fun challenge.

 So make sure to play along this week~

    Starts: Friday, Oct. 20th  12:00AM

   Ends:  Friday, Oct. 27th    6:00PM
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4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

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You have until Oct. 27th by 6:00PM (eastern, USA) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Oct. 30th.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!


Happy Birthday Queen-Sketch N Scrap Challenge

Good Morning and welcome to today's challenge over at Sketch N Scrap today the challenge is a card sketch:
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Such a fun sketch to play with too. This is what I created with it:
 I had fun using stickers and washi tape for the strips on the card. Found the fun crown in a baggie of children chipboard but I think this could go for an adult too.
 Brought the sketch to the inside of the card just need to add the stamped sentiment to it :) Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation with fun sketch!

Also we are hosting a cyber crop event! Go over and join in on the fun!
I look forward to see your creations over at the blog and the crop :)

Sunday, October 15, 2017

2017 Fall Pickings for Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style challenge

If you are looking for the Sketch N Scrap post you can find it here 
Hello again :) My 2nd post of the day is using this fun sketch over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style. The mid month sketch for October is courtesy of the talented Emma Pescott: Emma has created a great journaling card for us to work with:
 I created a fun card to go with my layout:
Fall has finally come to Pennsylvania and we are finally seeing the color changes here. We generally grow pumpkins each year for the grands to choose on and then make a craving party out of it and have them decorate our house too :) Well this year it isn't happening with the yield we ended up with pumpkins. We do have pumpkins for them to choose from but that is about it :)
 A fun layout out I created with one of this month's Page Maps sketches:
I flipped the sketch and I also used 1 photo for the 2 small photos. Cool sketch :)
 My journaling card when where they had their journaling at :)
 Buddy made for a very nice photo with the wagon full of pumpkins this year.

 The pumpkins that we grew, oh my not even a dozen! But we have some for the grands to choose from if they come by soon, I noticed yesterday that a few are rotting already.
I used this layout for LOAD1017 Day 14: …musical gift – these are about as much as I am capable of! I went off prompt and created this layout. I did try to play an instrument in band in my Jr High years, but it didn't amount to much a few lessons and that was it and no pictures and not much of a memory for a whole scrapbook page layout. So went with a fall layout page instead.
This layout also falls under Scrappy Sisters Scrap September Day 27: Use Scraps: All scraps on this layout except the background paper. I've got about 3 or 4 collections of fall paper scraps together in a baggy with the left over papers from another collection that I'm trying to use up before cutting into a new fall paper pad I got with my birthday GC at Michaels.
Thanks for stopping by today and I hope you have a fantastic day today!