Monday, April 30, 2012

Wow- there are 5!

I had a surge of creativity come over me this weekend after taking the past week off to reorganize and regroup! I decided to participate in a weeklong NSD crop at 3scrappyboys . I wanted to get warmed up for all the challenges that will be happening all over the boards next weekend! You can still join in on the fun- there's prizes and all!

Layout #1 was based on a sketch challenge that I followed pretty closely! My kids getting their Easter loot from my parents.

The second layout was based on a color challenge- I threw in the green for good measure!
Photos from a visit to Little Italy's farmers market!

The third layout was based again on a sketch! You can't tell but the skull is all black glittery!
The photo is of my son and his 8th grade football coaches.

The fourth layout was based on a challenge to lift from someone in the gallery- I lifted from kimberlyatlga- look for her layout in the gallery! The picture is of my son- who has always been such a great sleeper! Here he is passed out in my bed!

and lastly- this layout was based on the challenge to use three elements that stood for 3SB.
I chose 3 photos, strips of patterned paper and buttons!

As always thanks for stopping by! I appreciate the time you've taken to come visit! Enjoy!

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Competitive to the very end

Here is my latest layout for Shimelle's online crop which continues through today! This is my layout for challenge six which can be found here. The challenge was to take a layout already done and change it dramatically. I chose this layout to get inspired from 4 photos and my dramatic change was to turn it on it's side, make one rectangle across the middle, in place of the strings I used a banner and I changed the colors significantly. Thanks as always for stopping by!
My son participating in the Rock Lobster events from his school- he's got such a competitive spirit and his expression often shows it!

Products used:
Patterned Paper: Dream Street, My Minds Eye, Rhonna Farrar
Embellishments: Jillibean Soup, My Minds Eye, Bling
Alphas: Jillibean Soup, Adornit

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Shimelle's weekend crop Challenge 5

Challenge 5 for Shimelle's weekend crop can be found here-Shimelle's crop  The challenge was to  take some inspiration from the layout pictured. I followed the same basic design but posted it on it's side. What I liked the most and most caught my eye was the half circle border so I definately had to include that! Thanks for stopping by!

Abriana hanging out at school with some of her friends. Thanks as always for stopping by!

Products used:
Patterned paper: Cosmo Cricket, My Minds Eye
Embellishments, Basic Grey, and buttons-uknown
Alpahs: JilliBean and Adorn-it

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Shimelle- Challenge 4

I am still working on Shimelle's  challenges and there is still plenty of time to get in on the 16 challenges that were given!
Challenge 4 was to use the colors grey, yellow, and one other
 color to complete a layout. I chose to use the color orange but you'll notice a little pink and green
in there as well. 

Noah being goofy with that funny look on his face. Again as always thanks for stopping by!

Products used:
 Paper: Sassafrass lass, Bazzill, Dream Street
Embellishsments: Jenni Bowlin(journal card), WRMK, Ribbon- unknown, twine
Title: taken from a strip off of a Cosmo Cricket border sheet

Monday, April 16, 2012

Shimelle Challenge 3

For the third challenge over at Shimelle's blog the challenge was to mix your look with a look you haven't tried.  I went the misting route which I only tried once to a not so nice turnout. I believe this one turned out better as I misted using a stencil down the middle to form a pattern. Though most is covered I think you get the jist and still see enough around the edges! (Hmm... just noticed a little crookedness that I have to fix-LOL!)As always thanks for stopping by!

Disney Chick is some photos of my daughter( my husband) when she was just 15 months old. Her first trip to disney. Some say it may be to young- but we loved taking her and she's been a Disney Chick ever since- most recently returning from her last trip a week ago when she went with classmates.

Products used: Patterned paper- Basic Grey, Bo Bunny
Embellishments- Colorbok, Bo Bunny
Alpha: Making Memories
Mist and Stencil: Ditto- a hampton arts brand- small bottle at a great price with a Michael's coupon!

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Shimelle's Online Scrapbooking Weekend- challenge 2

Our #2 Challenge over at Shimelle's blog was to create a page using three or more paper collections. This one was actually pretty easy for me- I usually love mixing lines and this one came together pretty quickly as I decided to just use small portions of paper. I think it came together well. Thanks for looking!

The Farmers Market in OB(San Diego) is always our Wednesday evening stop. The beautiful colors and tasty samples make it a favorite event for us!
Products used:
Patterned paper: Sassafrass Lass, small strip of Basic Grey, Echo Park, and that long strip down the middle- unknown( I wish I could remember- I love it!)
Embellishments: Bella Blvd, Cosmo Cricket.
Alphas: Cosmo Cricket, Basic Grey, and Bella Blvd.

Shimelle's Online Scrapbooking Weekend!

I've been working on the challenges this weekend over at Shimelle's blog! So far there are 10 great challenges up and great discussion and learning points in between her challenges. I'm having a great time and guess what- it's not to late to join! The challenges are not due until next week- so give it a whirl!

Here is my layout for the first challenge-
We were to be inspired by this layout and here is my interpretation

It's a picture of me and my husband a few Easter's back- such a cute couple!
Products used: Patterned paper: Paper Salon, Pebbles Inc, Fancy Pants (birds)and Prima(recycled cardboard backing- used behind my  photo). Embellishments: Bo bunny, WRMK, American Crafts and Jenni Bowlin. Alphabets: My little shoebox and WRMK

Thanks so much for looking, I'm hoping to add up my next one after lunch!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Hello again!

It again has been a super long week filled with appointments, practices and just life! I did manage to get three more done for the lift challenge at myscrapsandmore as the deadline is today- I'll call the challenge done!

Here is the layout we had to lift for 3/20 it's by Kelly Noel
and here is mine!

It looks a little wonky- but trust me it's all straight in real life!
A picture of my son after just having some teeth pulled. He was drugged up(a little) but his look kind of reminded of a frog face and it gave me an excuse to use this vintage Basic Grey frog paper.
Products used: patterned paper: Basic Grey/A2Z and Pink Paislee, Alpha: Jenni Bowlin, My Little Shoebox, Embellishments: Prima, Crate Paper and a couple of buttons.

The challenge for 3/21 was to lift the below listed layout by board member Chiqui

and here is what I came up with!
A few photos of my daughter playing with the manta rays at Sea World. In these photos she was 2 and she is now 16! I love reliving those baby photos!
Supplies used: Pattern paper: Scrapworks, Sassafrass Lass, Echo Park(backsides), Embellishments: Maya Road, American Crafts, 3 bugs in a rug, Alphas: American Crafts and My little shoebox

Lastly 3/22's lift was an ad:

and my lift titled :Songs of Natural Beauty
Several photos of my daughter and her choir group at multiple concerts her Sophomore year. That's her in that bottom righthand photo- front and center.
Supplies used: patterned paper: Basic Grey, Fancy Pants, Embellishment tag-unknown. Small Alpha: Carolees Creations.

Thanks so much for looking everyone- I appreciate all your comments and time!

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Made with Love- lift 3/19

The inspiration for this layout came from Natlie Elphinstone. I thought it would be pretty hard for me to lift but it ended up coming together pretty easily for me- surprise, surprise! Here is her layout:
Here is mine of my kids making me breakfast:
I took a shortcut on the border edges and used some Sassafrass Paper that already had all the edges built in! I threw in some Basic Grey Oxford floral paper, the border edging from the Sassafrass paper, some Prima and Making Memories flowers, some vellum leaves from Martha Stewart, and some twine, a doily and an alpha by Crate and Voila my interpretation!

Thanks for stopping by- Happy April 1st!