Sunday, March 27, 2016

My first layout for the Scaproom.

  I had never visited the Scraproom before, a friend posted a link to this sketch challenge and I absolutely love it. I am hoping soon I can subscribe to their yummy kit club. So very glad that I found them.
  I have these  pictures that Adrienne and Ben posted on facebook yesterday from Ben's family's Easter egg hunt. I am so excited that Grace was there so I got to add flowers to the layout!!
This is the March sketch. Isn't it wonderful.

And this is my take....
The papers and stickers are from the  Echo Park Bundle of Joy collection.
The flowers are all from my stash,
 The title was cut using MTC. 
 I am so very blessed to have my wonderful grands to scrap, I hope for you beautiful memories to document too.

Sketches in Thyme #189

  I am having a great time scrapping this Easter. These were the first pictures I got of Zade at his first egg hunt. He had so much fun.
   I was a bit intimidated with this sketch but really felt like it would work with these pictures.  And I am happy with the way it turned out. Here is sketch #189 at Sketches inThyme.
 And here is my take

The papers are all from Bo Bunny Lemonade Stand.
The chipboard tree I pilfered from Echo Park Bundle of Joy.... (the papers that I originally tried with these pics but couldn't make them work lol)
The egg and candy are a file from Miss Kates Cuttables.
All other embellies are just items found in a stash raid.
 I am not sure who had more fun me scrapping or Zade hunting. Thank you so much for sharing my joy.


I did this two page layout earlier this month and forgot to blog about it. This was the last of my procrastinated layouts. So now I am free to just scrap whatever... like I don't just do that anyway.. lol. But it really did feel good to get it done. Anyway I was blessed enough to have another layout of mine featured at Stick-It Down, when I saw it I realized I had never posted this one.....
  I was lucky enough to get these photos from Trips first birthday party. Tim's brother is a professional photographer and he took these wonderful shots. I used the 2 page sketch from March at Stick-It- Down. 
Here is the sketch
 And here is my take....
The paper is from the Carta Bella Ahoy There collection.
The party was Peter Pan themed and I had cut silhouettes for the wall behind the food table. So I cut a smaller version for this layout. I cut the silhouettes, the title and the ships wheels with MTC.
  Thank you so very much for stopping by and spending your time with me.
Hope your day is filled with many beautiful memories.

Sunday, March 6, 2016

.......Stick It Down

  I also managed to do the one page layout too. Yep I had a bit of a me day yesterday! But I needed a kick in the pants to get back in the craft cave. A friend in my yahoo group posted a link about a week end crop on Shimelles blog. I have seen her work before but did not follow her blog. Oh my my so happy to change that. So I joined the facebook group and got 3 of the 5 challenges done yesterday. Yep, planned on getting them all blogged and shared yesterday but ran out of steam but 3 LAYOUTS it has been a long time!!! Ok no more gloating.......
 The sketch from Stick it Down
And my take.......
This layout is soooo far out of my comfort zone, but I really like it! I am in a yahoo group and there is a challenge to use all green papers for a layout. So I hit my scrap bag and got these together. Then hit my cardstock stash for a background piece to pull it all together. The floral and polka dot are a 2 sided classic Martha paper!!  Found some green sparkly thickers and then hit the button jar! Can not remember the last time I used buttons on a layout. When I decided to journal in brown I went back and added a bit of brown to the embellies... yep love my wire thread and had just the right colors for this layout! So glad I attempted this. Was a sketch that scared me and a color scheme I could not wrap my head around and the outcome a layout I like!!!  One of the challenges at Shimelles crop is that one covered!

Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you have a moment to scrap your blessings today!

Scrapping the hard things....

 On Dr Suess day my niece posted this picture of my brother with the quote "Sometimes you never know the value of a moment, until it becomes a memory" I had never seen this picture.... so it was a little hard to swallow. I still can not believe he has been gone 16 years. So I decided to grab this photo off facebook and  keep it where I can love it. Robbie loved his girls more than anything and this picture truly captures that for me.
I used sketch number #187 from Sketches in Thyme

 I really love this sketch. I had a bit of a hard time with the layering and felt that my end product was a bit one dimensional. I love the look and think I will really do some digging and see if I can't improve on the next one.
Here is my layout.
Everything except for the brown wire and the little embellie that says "with great love" came from the Jack and Jill collection by Echo Park. So it went together quickly.
  I really appreciate you taking a moment to share in my messy life. I hope today brings you many reasons to smile.