Saturday, February 18, 2017

Isn't he too sweet

  Jack my youngest grandson is absolutely so photogenic..... I know I am a bit partial, but his face just makes me happy. Amanda sent this one to me a couple of days ago..... Just because. I just had to honor it!  I bought some metallic texture paste by Heidi Swapp at Michaels the other day.... and decided to give it a test run. I have a bit to learn but it is fabulous. I used the  February week 1 sketch at Sketches in Thyme. What a fun sketch!

And here is my sketch......
Isn't he the cutest thing!   The navy sheet is from my stash.... just love navy and silver.... I used the silver metallic texture paste and the Tim Holtz burlap stencil to create the background. The papers, enamel dots, washi tape and chipboard are all from Simple Stories So Rad. The wire thread and silver stars are stash busters!

  I so appreciate you spending a few minutes with me today.
I hope your day is full of happiness and good memories.
Brenda


What a Process

  I am still really struggling getting back into the groove of scrapbooking. I just really do not "love" any of my pages. I just do not seem to be able to get a hold of  a vision and follow it through. That being said...... I am forcing myself to share my work anyway as that is part of the process for me. I start with this one that is for the sketch at Let's Get Sketchy. My 60th birthday was Sunday and my husband had the flu, so what was to be an exciting day was kinda blah. My precious daughter and her husband took me to lunch and truly brightened my day. I had the cutest dates ever!!
Here is the sketch... 

And here is my take



I found a Studio Calico kit Snippets in my stash. It had gotten buried  and totally forgotten about. I really enjoyed working with it and I will keep it close at hand to use again. I used a cut file from Paper Issues  and I used sequins from Pretty Pink Posh.

  Thank you so much for  stopping by!
Brenda











Monday, February 13, 2017

Just plugging along...

  One more done for Moms book... This one was a bear!! Just could not be happy with it. Messed with it for a couple of days then walked away. Then this morning decided I would finish it and just be happy! Well, I am happy it is no longer on my desk!! I am ok with the finished product..
 I had never visited My Creative Sketches before but saw the sketch on another blog. I thought it was the perfect sketch to use for one of the balloon pictures.
Here is the sketch
And here is my take
Thank you for taking the time to stop by and don't forget to head over to My Creative Sketches and check out the challenges and their kits!
Have a wonderful day!
Brenda



Thursday, February 9, 2017

Cousin time!

  The boys so enjoy cousin time! It was gorgeous for Moms party so after we ate it was outside for the afternoon. This was the 3 older boys learning that 3 is not always tons of fun......Emme bowed out to  be a big kid with Olivia.
  I did a pretty good purge this week and gave away a huge box!!  I need to do more but....not there yet. While going through stuff  I dug out some very old papers that I liked for these pics! This was a true Stash busting layout the only thing I used that was under a year old was the heart dies!
I used the sketch at Sketch-N-Scrap and the Tic Tac Toe board at Scrap Our Stash as a starting point for this one.

I used the top row The color red, Polka dot paper and a tag
And her is my take

Thank you so very much for stopping by!
 I truly home you are having a wonderful day!
Brenda
 

Monday, February 6, 2017

A Day with Zade.

 Last Thursday Adrienne got the opportunity to work at a Grand Opening of a baby boutique as a babywearing consultant. Therefore it was a Grandma and Zade day!!  We had a really fun day just putzing around. We went to the Chic-fil-a dwarf house for lunch and he was absolutely thrilled to get to go through the little door. I so loved seeing the joy on his face. Oh to be a child and such simple things would make our face light up.
   I use the sketch at Let's Get Sketchy for Feb 1st.
 They also have a mood board to go with the sketch.



And here is my take......
 I was inspired by the red paint and the puffy heart balloons. What fun to combine the two challenges!

This is a hodge podge of things that I had in my stash. I am in the middle of a purge so trying to use some of it up and make room for more!!!

Thank you for your time.
Have a most wonderful day!
Brenda












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Sunday, February 5, 2017

Had so much Fun

I decided that I needed a break from Mom's book to see if I could jump start my mojo a bit. I had so much fun doing this layout, I am so glad I took the break!
  I try to take the boys to the movies often. Zade is too little so it is hard for them to go as a family so it is a Grandma thing. Our theater has great comfy recliners so it is always a hit.  This is the first 3D movie we have seen so had to document it!
  I recently ordered a kit of Simple Stories Rad from Peachy Cheap. I absolutely love it and it just works with these two guys! I only got a 6x6 pad so will be a little challenged with it but this sketch was perfect. This was also the first time I have ever layered with 3x4 cards. I am so pleased with how much fun that was! I with definitely be doing that again and this kit has some really great ones.
 I used the February sketch at Stick it Down
And here is my take




 I used a Tim Holtz stencil and Gorgeous Grunge stamp set from Stampin Up for the background.
I also added a few wooden embellies from my stash!

  I really appreciate you taking the time to visit me.
Have truly blessed day
Brenda

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Sketches in Thyme # 258

  I got a little behind on my goal for Mom's book, and knowing that there really is not time for getting behind I rushed through this one a bit... that and I wanted to get it posted before the deadline and I have to work the next 2 days  haha I really am having trouble getting back into a groove with scrapping. I am just not loving my layouts at all. The great news is my Mom is one of my biggest fans so she will love them all...
Here is the Sketches in Thyme Sketch
This is my take...... 

  It is really a challenge to get to know my product all over again. So tempted to just purge it all and start over.  Instead I will just trudge through and enjoy the process until I get back in the swing of crafting again!
 I appreciate the time you spent with me.
Thanks
Brenda