Friday, January 19, 2018

Time to Scrap

We have been having an unusually cold winter here in Georgia. It has given me a large amount of time at home Yep this southern girl goes in to full on hibernate mode. I have been given the gift of time but unfortunately mojo did not come with it. This week we had another snowfall. The kids went to school on Tuesday and that was it for this week! I have been homebound, could not even get out and help mom.  I was determined to get in the cave and get started on getting some pictures scrapped! The first one I got done was tough...... Just could not get happy with it. So decided to just finish it and move on. I have to remind myself that they are not all going to be my favorite!!! It has been so long since I have played that I am unfamiliar with my own stash...ugh.... well anyway.
    I LOVE these pictures of Zade from the first snowfall this winter. The area they live in got 10 inches!! Unheard of here. Needless to say the boys had a total blast, so lots of pictures to work with. I decided to use these for my second attempt at returning to the cave.  This sketch is 307 at Sketches in Thyme .


 I would love to tell you that this went together quickly but.... that is not the case. I was determined to finish it while having a pj day yesterday so that I can move on. And here is my take on the sketch...
I told you he is a cutie!!  I am really hoping that I can get myself back in the cave soon and continue to scrap. It truly keeps me sane and makes me happy! Maybe soon my mojo will come back and I will be back on track. In the meantime I will muddle along and enjoy working with pitures of my amazing grands!
  Thank you so much for stopping by. I would love to say see you again soon, but who knows haha.
Have a most blessed day and I hope you find time to do something today that makes you happy.
Brenda

Monday, October 30, 2017

Paper Issues week end

  Several people have asked me to post my layouts on facebook so that they can see them... somehow just don't like doing that... maybe because it opens me up to critique haha ...... So I thought I would put the 5 layouts I got done this week end for the Paper Issues online crop in this post and then post a link. I have fun cutting paper! There is so much talent on that site it is wonderful to be able to see all they can do. It is super fun to get to play along with them!
 Here is this week ends layouts....Lousy photo lighting too...ugh
yes it is the same picture... for 2 different albums....
Well there it is my week end.... haha and you should see the mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
 Thanks for looking
Brenda

Sunday, October 29, 2017

A stash busting week-end!

  Saturday the weather was supposed to be really bad... false alarm... but everything I had planned for the day was canceled. It just so happened that it was the same week end as Paper Issues on line crop.I have never really been able to participate in one so I decided that I would just scrap the time away. I had so much fun! I truly can not remember the last time that I got more than one layout done in a day! One of the challenges was to scrap a black and white picture with all bright colors. I found this picture on my cell phone and LOVED it in black and white. We were all at Amanda's for Trips birthday party and this praying mantis just decided to hang out for awhile. Zade is VERY animated when he sees a bug and this was a "big bug". I felt like this picture truly captures his reaction. I went searching for a sketch and found this interesting one at Scrap Our Stash. 
I then went digging and found this awesome collection from My Minds Eye called Collectable. I dug it out and quickly remembered how much I enjoy this paper and the embellishments too! I was really pleased with how it worked with the picture.
The challenge included using supplies to spell out the word leaf.
   L- Layered sticker and letters
   E-enamel dots
   A- arrow
   F-flair

 I am thankful for such a fun challenge to help me get my mojo going.
Today no scrapping as my craft cave is buried under piles of fun stash! I have to motivate to clean before I can play again. And the weather is good and several things from yesterday are rescheduled so it will be a full fun day!
Have a wonderful day filled with many blessings.
Brenda

Friday, October 27, 2017

Project

  I have the pleasure of picking Neal up on Wednesdays. The plan is for Adrienne to come down with the other boys for dinner and then all go to church. Zade had a fever so I got to have Neal all to myself on this Wednesday. We worked on his school project, bought Halloween pencils and ate at Taco Bell. Love Wednesdays.
  I used sketch #298 at Sketches in Thyme. I really like this sketch a lot!
And here is my layout.....
I used Studio Calico Snippets....I found it while looking for something else.... that I never found sadly, but happy to have found some old collections 
  Thank you so much for stopping by!
    Hope today brings you many reasons to smile.
      Brenda

Thursday, October 26, 2017

Where does the time go?

 One last back to school layout. Yep Trip is already in pre-k..... I can hardly believe it. He is having so much fun! And Jack is loving one on one time with Mom! (layouts to follow!)
  I used the October 1st sketch at Sketches in Thyme. This was a bit of a challenge for me. But finally cut a template and am happy to get it done. I learned some tricks that work for me while doing it so it is not as intimidating... or frustrating!!
And here he is!
I used Miss Kates Cuttables School Days papers and some stash busting to get this one done! 
  Thank you for your time. 
Brenda
  

Saturday, October 14, 2017

New School-Day 1

 Adrienne and Ben are fortunate enough to be able to get enough funding so that Neal can attend the Bedford School. It is a private school for children with learning differences. Now that he is 9 weeks in I am so very happy with the changes. He is so confident and happy within the school environment. He is making friends!!! And he is learning rapidly. He has always had a drive to learn but in a traditional environment was not able to get there. What a wonderful school for Neal. So very happy for this opportunity for my little buddy!
  I used this really fun sketch from Sketch N Scrap. 

 And here is my take.....
I know isn't that the best smile!
I used  papers from The Miss Kates Cuttables Back to School Basics pack. I did some real stash busting for the embellies. The book I did in MTC.

 Thank you so much for the time you have taken to share in my life.
Have the best day ever!
Brenda

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Boys will play

  Adrienne recently went to Mom Con  which was a conference with christian moms in Kansass City. Ben had "The boys" duty. Neal had spent the night with me Friday night, Ben and I met half way and they all headed home. Ben stopped at a park on the way home and these are a couple of the pictures he took. They are all so blessed! I thank Ben for making it a fun day for my buddies!

  I love the sketch at Stuck?!Sketches for October and it worked beautifully with these pictures. I had so much fun with my new Koretake water colors. I so love them. It really was a layout that the whole process brought me happiness. Thank you for the challenge. It was just what I needed!
  The sketch
And my take
Everything but the title was from Simple Stories Hello Fall. a fun collection to work with!
  Thanks for stopping by!
   Brenda