Saturday, September 28, 2013

First layout from our trip

At the yahoo group Scrappin-n-chattin there is a 24 hour  sketch challenge. I have been so creatively challenged lately that I was determined to participate. This is the first picture that I have scrapped from Olivia's 12 year old trip. She has been talking about it since she was 6 and I can hardly believe that it is over. We had a wonderful time and really covered a lot of territory in a week. this picture was taken on the boardwalk in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. We walked down to the water after a very long day in DC.
Here is the sketch
This can be found at Sketch Savvy.
 And here is my take.

I used Simple Stories Summer Fresh collection. This is one of those rare layouts that I used the collection almost exclusively. Sure saves time!!!
I think it is a fun collection to document a fun trip.
Thank you for stopping by.
Have an amaing day!

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

PAD in October

My friend Kim is hosting a  project a day challenge for October. This is just for fun so if you do not make all 30 it is okay, but I think it is going to be fun to try! It can be any kind of project you would like to share from a card to home decor. Yep, I am looking forward to many awesome projects shared! I will be gone for a week during October on family vacation so I am hoping to have some childrens projects to share!  Actually just crossing my fingers I will have enough energy to post at all lol. I am working on my list of projects I would like to make during October and adding in a some to make with the grands at the beach. (if anyone has any ideas for this part let me know, please!) Geez the list is long!
  We would love for you to join us. The more projects the better to be inspired! So come along and share what you are working on and maybe make some new friends in the process. Leave me a message with a way to contact you and I will get you all the details. She is hosting this through a private facebook page. Looking forward to seeing you there!
Counting down the days.

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Giveaway Winner!

  I used random number generator to choose a winner from the birthday bloghop honoring Danni last week. Thank you all for your sweet encouraging comments. I appreciate every one of them. But I can only choose one. Maybe I will just have to do another one very soon.
The prize is

The winner is

Congratulations Jean.
Thank you for stopping by.


This could be addicting!!! I received a few packs of the printable square1 a few weeks ago. Though I have plenty of projects in my head I just could not find the mojo....motivation....guts to use it. So decided tonight to start simply and had the best time. I am soooooo happy with the results can not wait to do another project!
 I searched for free subway art for Fall and got this .
Then went through some of Adriennes pictures from last fall.
I copied them into Word sized them and printed them all on square1.
I had not gotten the edges attached very well when I took the pictures. (Had to run my fingers down the edges a few times) This is a repositional non vinyl product and it took a little more effort to attach than the vinyl I have worked with before. It really made it easy because you could move it around very easily to get it exactly where you want it. I really love the way the photos look on the product.
 Can not wait to share more projects using this fun product!
These canvas are ones that came out of Michaels grab bags. So painted them and repurposed them. the ribbon is from the dollar tree. I feel like I got a lot of bang for my buck! And Adrienne loved it!
Thanks for stopping by.
Have a truly blessed day!

Thursday, September 5, 2013

I just might get it together one day......

 I needed to do a birthday card for Adrienne last night I went to Mojo Monday to see the current sketch.... love it! Then to pretty Pink Posh for the 10 minute dash challenge for the colors. Picked out all my papers last night. But was struggling with the rose. This morning I got up and started working then remembered these flowers brown with a rose center SCORE! So I got the card done and even got pictures of the card and the timer yep got it done in under 10! Really happy with it. Went off for the day then came home to find out they closed the collection at Pretty Pink Posh.... and I love the new colors sooooo much more, figures doesn't it.LOL
 So here it is the sketch
The color inspiration

The card.....
  These papers are from the Summers End collection from Fancy Pants. I absolutely love them.
Thank you for spending a moment with me. Take another moment just  to enjoy today!

Wednesday, September 4, 2013

It is a birthday hop and a giveaway

Today is the first of TWO Flutter By Wednesday blog hops to celebrate
 Danni's (theowner/creator of FBW) birthday!
 Today we have the friends of Danni fluttering along to
share some amazing creations to inspire you!!
You should have fluttered here from visiting  Denise ! If not--start at the beginning of the hop at the Flutter By Wednesday Blog.
Be sure to leave comments at each stop that you flutter to as there are some surprises hidden! You have until September 9th, 2013 at midnight CST to flutter along!
We hope that you’ll also join in this week’s challenge at Flutter By Wednesday which is anything goes with a butterfly or fairy! A little butterfly told us that if the challenge gets
over 100 entries there will be a prize!!

Here are my projects for today~~
I won these Little Yellow Bicycle cork butterflies not long ago and I knew that I wanted them on this page. This is a picture of Amanda in the first grade with her best friend Jessica. The papers are a combination of two My Minds Eye sets Oh LaLa and Abbey Road.
This is a second layout that  I wanted to include because I like the role of the butterfly. It is very different for me. It really did not take anytime to put together but do not ask me how long it was from the time I began it until I actually got it done GEEZ..... but it is done!

  Please leave a comment to be in the running for my giveaway.
It is a combination of cards from 2  Becky Higgins Project Life sets 5th and Frolic and Vintage Travel it will be over 600 cards! I will choose a random winner on September 10th.
Good Luck!

Now you should hop on to visit  Rhonda ! Don’t forget to flutter to the FBW blog tomorrow for another hop full of more fluttery inspiration.

Thank you so much for stopping by and don't forget to leave a comment.
Now flutter on!