Saturday, November 30, 2013

Christmas Joy Joy

My son has the Christmas spirit year round. He wears his Santa hats throughout the year, but it really gets worn once the tree is up! After celebrating Thanksgiving, he came down the stairs wearing it. The season has officially started now!

The pictures were a little blurred because he refused to stand still for me. But, I love the spirit behind them, so I decided to use them any way.

This layout was inspired by the challenges on Paper Issues and Paper Bakery.

Here's the sketch from Paper Bakery:
 Here's my layout:

I used jillibean cards, Hot Off the Press papers, Maya Road chipboard titles with beads and fine glitter, a jenny bowlin card, and misc buttons and twine. Tapes are Queen & Co and Studio Calico.

Thanks for looking! I hope you have a wonderful holiday season!

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Everyday is Saturday!

Wouldn't it be nice for everyday to be Saturday? I imagine that when you retire, it might feel like that! My mom just celebrated her retirement from 37 years of civil service. She had such amazing devotion! This layout commenerates
that day. I used the sketch from Paper Secrets and the challenge twist was to use clouds. I've used clouds on my paper and some stickers. No stormy clouds for her retirement!

Here's the resulting layout:
Thanks for looking!

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Color-Me-Scrappy Challenge #50!

Happy Anniversary Color-me-Scrappy! This is their 50th challenge, and it's a great one!

Here's the color scheme below. The twist: use texture, too!

It's so versatile. You may think of summer beach photos just due to the inspiration picture, but any topic will do.

Here's my layout with glitter beads and some stamping for texture.

Thanks for stopping by! Please leave a comment and participate in the challenge! You have until the end of the month to link your layout at Color Me Scrappy.

Sunday, November 10, 2013

Destination Learning-Fall 2013

Last week, I received a terrific gift of two photos when JJ got home from school. They took his picture when he was working on the computer one day, and they captured him interacting with his teacher, too. I found some great challenges on my favorite blogs that inspired this layout. I blended two similar sketches to make my design. They are from Paper Secrets and Creative Scrappers. I also used my stash of 6x6 Jillibean papers with 6 wood vaneers. This was the challenge at Scrap Out Stash. Lastly, my overall theme is one of school, befitting a "Fall" challenge at Paper Issues!


And here's my layout:
I loved adding a touch of Blueberry color--my stickers, spray ink splatters, and misted vaneers. To color the other vaneers on this layout, I used Stickles!

Thanks for looking!

Sunday, November 3, 2013

November! A new challenge with Color-Me-Scrappy

November already? I'm not ready to put the shopping lists together for the holidays. Food shopping is first for Thanksgiving, and of course, all the gifts for December! I'm hosting Thanksgiving this year for my family, so it's my turn to do the main fixings!

To get the creative spirit started, how about a scrapbooking layout? It doesn't have to be holiday themed to get the creative juices going!

Here's the color palette and a sketch for extra inspiration! For the Design Team's interpretations, please visit Color-Me-Scrappy!

Here's my DT submission:

I had the opportunity to visit an on-line scrappy friend in person when I went to WA on a business trip, right in her home town! It was great to see Devra and talk about our sons for a while! Good times!