Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Last Easter layout

  I have been in a bit of  funk lately..... but hoping some paper therapy will help. So here is layout number one.... I used a sketch from the Memory Nest.
The sketch
My take
Aren't they just too sweet. Love my grands so much.
All the papers and stickers are Authentique Hope.

Thanks for spending a moment with me, I so appreciate it.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Hair by "The Lake"

  I watched a class at on gelatos, I already loved my gelatos and this gave me some great ideas. I created this paper and then watercolored it with the gelatos. Learned a lot about this wonderful product and am happy to be able to use them in even more ways.
    I loved these pictures of Trips hair at the lake. and this sketch from Sketches In Thyme  was perfect for them. I am still trying to spend no money on supplies and work on my stash, so this is a total hodge podge of embellishments. The turtle is a cut file from the MTC gallery.
The sketch
My layout
Have  mentioned I LOVE the wire thread. Yes broke my no spend rule and bought it in 5 colors and love them all! Finding so may uses for it!

 I hope that where ever you may be there are sunny skies and many things to smile about.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Easter sunrise

Let's Capture Our Memories  posted an intriguing sketch earlier this month. When I got this picture printed I knew it was the perfect sketch for it. I dug deep in my stash for the papers and the flourishes I have been hiding them in the wedding box. I think the blue and yellow together symbolize the beauty that is Easter morning. So here it is
The sketch
My take
Thank you for stopping by. I hope today finds you counting your many blessings.

Whew , Glad this is off my desk!

  This 2 page layout has really been difficult for me. I had certain parameters to work around and I just could not make it work. My husband recently went on an 8 day business trip to Switzerland.   Two of his best buds from work went with him. They had  ton of fun .All the pictures are pictures that my non photographer husband took with his iphone and sent me during the week. I wanted to incorporate as many as I could and the sketch at Lets Scrap Sketches helped me with that. Also I wanted to keep it masculine and the main embellishments had to be my very broken goose egg. In one of the photos is a market stand. Jeff knew that I would love to see the sidewalk market and did not realize that the picture had an Easter tree in it. so this one had to included. He bought me two handpainted Easter eggs for our Easter tree while there and the big goose egg did not make it home. I was determined to scrap the trip and have the embellies be parts of the goose egg.Jeff was heartbroken that it did not make it so I wanted to showcase it and preserve it the best I could. I am very relieved to call this one done and get to move on! I hope he likes it!
 Here is the sketch
Here is my take

I originally wanted to sprinkle around pieces of the goose egg but it was not pleasing me so I decided to make some round embellies using the pieces. I was very pleased with how they turned out. They got to Olten on Sunday morning and Jeff said that all the churches were ringing their bells. Kind of a dueling church bells. He said it was amazing. Here in the US we don't hear church bells much anymore. So churches had to be the focal point. Jeff loves the food so had to sprinkle that in too.
The journaling is hidden on one of the tags.
 I am also entering this in the Mystic Mountain challenge at Lasting Memories 
going to link up at Paper Issues   for their Prints Charming link up party. 

 Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me. I so love sharing with you.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

Not done with Easter yet!

  I have one more Easter layout done and pictures for 2 more! I just had to preserve the egg-citement Zade showed when he got his Easter basket. As the journaling states, he is clueless to what was in it but he knew that it was the same as Skyler and Neal's. He is in a stage where he wants.....demands... to have what they have. So he was beyond thrilled Easter morning.
   I am entering this in 2 challenges.. PaperCraftersCorner Magazine Monday challenge. I loved the retro colors in the picture and thought they worked well for my photos. And of course it doesn't get much more spring than Easter! I am also entering it in a sketch challenge at Sketch-N-Scrap.
I was very intimidated by this sketch when I first saw it and did not even pin it. A friend in my yahoo group used the sketch and I loved her layout so decided to give it a go. You can check hers out here.
The sketch.....
My take......
All the papers are Bo Bunny Lemonade Stand. I have never had a border added to a picture before... These were poor quality photos with lots of blurring so I thought it would be fun to try with them. I am not sure how I feel about them?

  Thank you for spending your time with me. I am humbled.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Easter take 2

 I did get some of my "Cinderella" chores done today so took the opportunity this afternoon to scrap again. This is another one that just was not going to together for me. I kept throwing stuff at it but... Decided to walk away and call it done. I have a wonderful memory scrapped and that is a victory.
  I started with a sketch from Sketchabilities  The design team there is beyond amazing. So much talent!
Here is the sketch
And here is my take

 I am also going to enter this at Picture This. The challenge was one photo, corners and splatters. I think I will link it up at Paper Issues too.

 Thank you for stopping by. Hope your blessings are many.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Easter take One

  I am feeling so incredibly blessed. This is my third week of unemployment. I have been trying to tackle my out of control to do list around the house..ugh today I just wasn't feeling it so decided to scrap instead..Yep made a mess instead of getting ahead.....
   I have felt that my scrapping has been in a "box" lately so trying to do some new things to break out. One of the "box" things is somehow I had gotten to where I always started with a sketch and tried to make my pictures work, so no sketch for this one!! I used zero enamel dots on this...... that was HARD! Well, without further ado here is the layout.
I am going to enter this in the Scrap Our Stash Challenge. The challenge is to use the word S_T_A_M_P
  S-Stamp, stitching
 T-twine  thread
 P-Pattern Paper
I am also linking it up at Paper Issues EGGs-cellent ADD-ventures link up party

 I had so much fun making this. It is a reminder to me that even when I have no inspiration JUST START. This is soooooo far from where I started it is almost comical...And I Loved working with my gelatos in a different way. (blending with damp fingers)I will definitely be doing that again.
Thank you for stopping by. I hope today finds you feeling blessed.