Monday, June 2, 2014

Lots to Share

Happy Monday!

I have a few things to show you today.  First is a layout that I made for my Tic Tac Toe Challenge at Sketches4all.  

One of the boxes on the tic tac toe board is "sketch" and I picked this awesome Pagemaps sketch:

Here is my layout.  I used the "Tic" vertical row of Sketch, Wood and Paint/Mist.

I made a layout for the #81 sketch challenge at My Scraps and More Sketches.  Here is the fun sketch:

I struggled a bit with this layout.  The sketch is great but I started off using the wrong papers and just couldn't get them to work.  Finally I took away the papers I had and started over and this is what I came up with finally:

And finally here is a watercolor card I made for my June Watercolor Card challenge at Sketches4all .  

There are a bunch of new challenges posted at Sketches4all.  If you want some fun inspiration you should go check them out!!  Thanks for stopping by today.  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Saturday, May 31, 2014

Happy Saturday!

Yeah!!  It is the weekend!!  I am SOOOOO ready for school to be out for the year!  My kids have 3 more days and the end can not come soon enough for me! ha  (Wow! Every sentence has an exclamation point after it!! hehehe)

Yesterday my oldest son went on his first "real" date.  He took a beautiful girl to the 8th grade Formal Dance at his school.  It was so sweet and he was so happy and excited.  They had a blast too.  Look how cute their were:

My mom is flying in today from Oklahoma.  I'm excited to have her here visiting.

I have a layout to show you today that I made yesterday while Rochelle and I were scrapping together.  It is actually a layout with photos of my mom and my aunt on it being silly and trying on funny hats.  So that seems appropriate! ha  I made it using an awesome Make it Monday #16 challenge at Memory Nest.

Here is the sketch:

Here is my layout:

I also was entering it in a color challenge at Color Me Scrappy but I am a day too late!  Darn!  I do this all the time! ha  Oh well....

Rochelle said I should have taken a before and an after photo because I actually really messed it up by adding paint circles to it and then hated them and needed to figure out how to creatively cover them up.  But I didn't so you only get to see the final results after I "fixed" things.

I love the title "Say it Loud,! We're cute and we're proud!"  I'm not sure how well it shows up in the photo.  I think I did pretty well covering up all those paint circles though. ha

That's all for today.  I have to get ready for my Momma!

Thanks for stopping and looking today.  Have an awesome weekend!  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Happy Tuesday!

Happy Tuesday!  Of course, I keep thinking it is Monday.  The result of the holiday weekend I am sure.  But then I will be happily surprised when it is Friday on "Thursday"!  LOL

I had a fun scrap "date" with Rochelle today at her house and I mostly finished two layouts.  When I got home I finished up one of them.  I am going to go ahead and share it with you because the challenge ends today!  EEK! ha

I am entering this in the sketch challenge at Stuck?! Sketches. Here is the fab sketch:

I am also entering it in the Scrap & Play Challenge #2 - Word Challenge.  The word is Flowers.  I used:

F - Flower
L - Leaf
O - Overlay (trimmed overlay to make photo corners)
W - Wood and Washi
E - Enamel Dots
R - Rhinestone
S - Stripes and Stickers and Staples

I actually had to change my original background because I had a painting mishap and got black paint smeared all over it.  And then I couldn't find another piece of cream card stock in my stash. (How is that possible?!?! ha)  I switched it to green and I think I like it better!! lol

Thanks for stopping and looking!  I hope you had a nice weekend and have a great week!!  Until next time...happy scrapping.


Monday, May 26, 2014

Happy Memorial Day!

Happy Memorial Day!

I have a few  cards to share.  They are cards that I made and gave out and then promptly forgot to post.  lol

Here is a watercolor card that I made and gave to my mother-in-law for Mother's Day.  I was inspired to make it by the Online Card Classes Watercolor for Cardmakers class.  I entered it in my friend Cheryl's Flower challenge this month at Sketches4all

I stamped the flowers on watercolor paper and then painted them with watercolor paints.  I think it turned out okay.  My mother-in-law liked it.  I'm also entering it on the Love to Scrap Challenge blog for their Anything Goes challenge.

The second card is one I made and my daughter gave to her friend for his birthday.  I used scraps leftover on my scrap desk from a layout I made.  I think it turned out cute. I'm entering this in the Anything Goes challenge at My Pink Elephant.

And here is another that I mailed and can't remember for the life of me who I mailed it to.  I'm having a brain fart. lol  I'm entering this in the Amuse Studio Anything Goes Challenge.


That's all for today!  Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Until next time...happy scrapping!


Thursday, May 22, 2014

Not Sure

Hello and welcome!  I made a layout yesterday for a sketch challenge at Stuck On You Sketches.  It is a great sketch but I'm not totally sure I am loving my layout.  What do you think?  Here is the sketch:

And here is my layout:

I like the distressed background paper that I inked but I think my complaint about this layout is that it doesn't seem to go with the papers and fussy cut embellies I used.

The photo is from winter time and is very similar to another photo I scrapped in January.  Yes, this is one of those times where I grabbed a photo I had already scrapped, (do you do that?) realized it and then luckily had one a bit different to change it to.  I actually just glued it down directly on top of the other photo.

My daughter is having her end of year Dance program at school tonight.  She is in 3 of the dances.  Hip Hop, Tap and the finale.  So, I will hopefully have some new photos to scrap of her and will share them with you soon.  I know she is going to rock it tonight!!

Thanks for stopping by today!!  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Second Post of the Day!

Hi guys,

Here is my second post today so if you missed the first one please scroll down and check out all the layouts I made!!  This layout is for the May 15th sketch challenge at Sketch N Scrap.  This was another fantastic sketch that was fun to scrap!  I used more of the yummy Graphic 45 papers from the Botanical Tea collection that my mother bought for me.  Super gorgeous papers!  I have been using and using this paper pad.  I am also entering this layout in a color challenge at Sketches4all.

My layout using a photo of me and my kids on Mother's Day.

Here is a close up.

Thanks for stopping and looking!  Don't forget to scroll down and check out the other post from today.  Until next time...happy scrapping!

Ton's To Share!

Hi everyone!  I'm back... ha  I have actually gotten my scrappy mojo back....yeah!!  But I'm still dragging my behind on getting back to blogging my projects.  I am getting there but I'm being a bit slow so today I will be sharing 3 projects!  Let's get started...

One of the reasons I have my mojo back is that I found a new local scrappy friend!  The amazing thing is the way I found her.  My daughter brought home a birthday invitation and it said to RSVP to Rochelle Spears.  When I read the name I went, "wait a minute!"  "Rochelle Spears?!"  Could this be Rochelle Spears Scrapbooking that I know online??!  I went all "fan girlie" for a minute!! LOL

So I rushed to Facebook to check if my online friend was in fact the mother of a child in my child's class!!  And can you believe it?  She was/is!  So I emailed her to RSVP and tried to play it cool so that she didn't think I was a crazy stalker! ROTF  At the party we talked scrapping as much as we could and then made a "play (scrap) date".  And the amazingly wonderful thing is that when we got together it was effortless and it just seemed like we already knew each other.  And we had a fun scrapping together.  We have already gotten together twice and plan to do it again next week. (and again and again!)   I am thrilled to bits to have made friends with Rochelle.

I have made 3 layouts and 1 card during our scrapping time.  I'm sharing some of them here today in addition to one other layout I made.

The first layout I'm sharing I made for the challenge at Scrap Our Stash.  The sketch is by Rochelle and it was super fun to scrap.  You are required to make your own background w/cardstock, stencils and/or mask and a medium i.e. paint, ink etc.

I used white cardstock and a fun stencil for my background.  I used Heidi Swapp Color Shine in Chartreuse to spray my stencil and then I dripped Primrose and Teal Color Shine on top of the paper too.  Then I inked the edges of the paper with my Ranger Distress pad in Peeled Paint.  The photos are some that I took on Mother's day.  I'm entering this in the number challenge at Making Today Better Than Yesterday.

Close up.

Another close up.

My next layout is for the May 1st sketch challenge at Sketch N Scrap.  I decided to scrap some photos of my son and his friend that I took while they were working on a cooking project for their World Geography class.  I used papers from the Bo Bunny - Our Lil' Monster collection.

My layout.

A close up.

The next thing to share is another watercolor card.  While Rochelle was here the first time, I showed her how to do the watercolor technique that I used to make the two watercolor cards I recently posted (last two posts).  Afterwards I had this pretty watercolored square just sitting on my desk so I had to make it into a card.  And of course I had to share it too.  lol

The stamp is from Hero Arts - Big Ticket stamp set.  I stamped the sentiment using VersaFine onyx black pigment ink.

So that's all from me for today.  Thanks for sticking around and reading this LONG post! ha  Until next time...happy scrapping!