Saturday, July 11, 2015

Number 3 and last numbered layout....

Ben risked his iphone to take this wonderful shot. The boys absolutely LOVED everything about the beach. They truly could not get enough of it. So this really captures vacation for them. I loved working with it. I used a sketch from Let's Get Sketchy. And am going to add it at Jo's Scrap Shack. She allows 3 entries and with the inspiration pic of the sea I have plenty of photos to work with!

Here is the inspiration photo

Here is the sketch
This is my layout
I told you it was a fun picture.
All the papers are from the Fancy Pants Nautical collection.
All the cuts are from Miss Kates Cuttables. She always has a freebie of the day and also many adorable reasonably priced cut files. take a minute to check them out.

thank you so very much for spending time with me.
I hope that today your blessings are many.

Vacation Layout Number 2

   I am going to have to eventually stop numbering these layouts as I am still getting pictures sent to me from others. I know that when they send me a picture they are thinking it is layout worthy. This may be quite the volume.
  This is one of 2 pictures that Ben took that absolutely were my favorites of all vacation. With all the great cameras there these were both taken with his iphone. I was so lucky to be able to watch the sunrise with dear Zade as he is  a morning kinda baby. And I am so very happy to have a layout to help me remember those special times.
   I was inspired by the challenge at Kraft+ mustard explosion. Since yellow is my favorite color and this is my favorite vacation picture I just had to go for it. I love to see all the amazing entries in their challenges. The talent that is there is very inspirational. I can not begin to create at that level, but I always find that I step way outside my box when I attempt the challenges. So though mine are a hot mess, I am learning and growing and ultimately I have a layout that I like.
  I am alsogoing to enter this at Jo's Scrap Shack. for Fun-Day Friday challenge. This is a new blog for me a nd I look forward to following along.
  Here is the inspiration piece 

Isn't this a wonderful picture. I really enjoyed doing this layout though it is definitely the product of many mistakes but ultimately it achieves  my goal:  to showcase this wonderful picture. I really love the sunburst and will use that method again for sure. Also learned that I have much to learn when stenciling on a layout. But I am armed with some youtubes and ready to try again another time. And found that if the paint drops just are not right you can always smear them everywhere while trying to clean up the mess.
Thank you for the challenge and inspiring me to stretch and learn.
 I hope that your day is full of inspiring moments.


Thursday, July 9, 2015

First Vacation Layout

  We were totally blessed last week to be at Cape San Blas Florida. Adrienne's in laws go every year for a family vacation. This year they had an extra bedroom and graciously invited us to go along. I am amazed at their awesome generosity. And it was such a blessing to have a weeks vacation with 3 of my grandsons. Right before I left my keyboard decided that I no longer needed some of the letters so I had to order another one. Thus I came home from vacation to a new computer with Windows 8.1 (which is new to me)and none of my files and my new camera had 600 photos to download. I finally have managed to get the new computer set up enough to edit photos and use my cutter, let the crafting begin!! Really got my fingers crossed that it will not take me another week to get the second vacation layout done.
   Without further ado, I used this sketch from The Memory Nest
 And here is my take
 This was the last day there and Jeff was catching fish fast and furious. This was the very first fish of the day. I love seeing the body language of the boys when they get excited to see the fish.. It wasn't long until he had caught so many they didn't even notice.
  I used MTC to draw the fish background and also to cut the lure and the sign for the title. The papers are Lori Whitlock " A Perfect Summer". It really felt good to finish a layout.

 Thank you so much for stopping by and sharing a moment with me. I am honored.
Hope today is filled with bright moments.