Sunday, December 29, 2013

New Toys

When you are a kid, the best part of Christmas is getting new toys! On Paper Issues, this month's challenge is to create a layout about something new, so this was an easy theme for me. I combined the topic with the sketch on Creative Scrappers for my layout.

Here's my result:

supply list: pp: DCWV, ep. tapes: Glitz, AC. stickers; BG, carta bella. ink: Stazon.

Friday, December 20, 2013


I completed a layout today with some of my favorite pictures from the Bellagio Gardens last December. We have a new tradition amongst the girls in the family to go see the Christmas display, have lunch, and maybe do some shopping.

I found a great sketch challenge at Paper Secrets when I was planning my layout. It uses the following sketch:

Here's my layout;

Supplies; cs:SC, pp: Pebbles, crate paper. stickers: Memories Complete, heidi grace, Little Yellow Bicycle. straws, twine: Queen & Co. clocks: Little Yellow Bicycle.

Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 16, 2013

Yummy Life Documented

It's time for another challenge on Color-Me-Scrappy! Challenge #52 has a great color scheme of cherry reds and cool blues which provides lots of possibilities! The twist for this challenge is to create a page with a food theme or picture.

Here's the color palette:

And my resulting layout:

I tried to use a mask with white ink to make a clear and sharp arrow look pointing to the picture. The ink didn't turn out exactly as planned, but I like how it looked with the cork arrows on top!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope you join us on Color-Me-Scrappy with this challenge!

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Simple Joys

Feeling extra scrappy this weekend! I decided to do another page today for the Scrap Our Stash and Creative Scrappers  challenges. For Scrap Our Stash, the challenge is to use a phrase about family or a family member that was provided on the blog and 4 photo corners. I created the page using the sketch on Creative Scrappers.

Here's my layout using Sei, mme, SC and Crate Paper pp. Frame; AC, die cuts: SC, heidi swapp, tape: Glitz, enamel dot: mme. ink: Ranger, chipboard; heidi swapp, and corrugated house: Maya Road. stickers: AC.

Thanks for stopping by!

Remember This Moment

It's unusual for me to do a Halloween layout, but this one has a twist. As I was adding the title and journaling, I realized there was a deeper meaning for this page than just pictures of a party. I am going through a life transition; this party was a very nice distraction, and it helped me focus on having fun.....I can still have fun and be optimistic in the face of adversity (looming divorce). I am still ME!

I created this layout for challenge #17 on Paper Bakery. My supplies: SC cs, tag. pp: Crate Paper, MME, SC. brads: MME. ink: Colorsnap. tape: WeRMemory Makers, stickers: heidi swapp, simple stories, mambi.

using this sketch:

Here's my layout:

I like how I focused on what I was feeling, not just what I was doing! Thanks for stopping by!

Monday, December 2, 2013

CMS Challenge 51: One of a Kind and I'm So Lucky

On Color Me Scrappy, there is a new challenge!This challenge also has a great sketch!

Here's some close-ups: I used my hexagon tool to create the embellishments.

 I had a great time with this color scheme! I hope you join us on Color-Me-Scrappy! Have fun with this challenge!