Wednesday, April 2, 2014

I'm Back!

Hey....anyone out there still stopping by here?  Sorry to have been gone so long.  No good excuse except I have been in a funk.  A scrapping funk I mean.  I've barely scrapped at all in the last two months.  Ever since I got my Fitbit Flex (a pedometer thingy) for Christmas and made a resolution to try to get healthier this year, I have been out walking instead of sitting in my scrap room either on the computer or scrapping.  But I think that I can find medium ground because I need to be a bit creative everyday too.  So I'm BACK!  (lol)

I'm still the co-dt coordinator at Sketches4all and we always have a Design Team challenge that starts on the first of each month.  This month it is a sketch challenge and it is Anything Goes.  Here is the gorgeous Pagemaps sketch you have to work with:

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And here is the card, yes...card, I made as my example.  Baby steps people!!!  ROTF

Not my best work but at least I got my feet wet right?

This challenge lasts until April 30th and there is an awesome prize by our fab sponsor, My Creative Time.  So if you have the time and like the sketch you should join in!!

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Life is busy like usual around my house.  Kids are busy with school and after school activities.  We are full swing into boys lacrosse season and my son's team is doing really well this year!!  So it is super exciting to go to games.  It is always fun to watch!  We have a game tonight in fact.

My daughter just finished up her season on her Dance Team with a big banquet at school.  She looked beautiful as always and really loved being on the team!

Okay, time to go walk.  I hope to hear from you if you are still visiting!

Until next time...happy scrapping...or walking.... lol 


Monday, February 3, 2014

February Fun!

Hi everyone!

The Design Team Challenge this month at Sketches4all is a sketch challenge with a Valentines theme.  Here is the sketch:

 The sketch is from ScrapFriends and I just love it!  Here is the layout I made:

I have hidden journaling on this tag behind the photo.

Here is the fantastic prize you could win from  Moments of Tranquility :

There is also a fun event going on at Sketches4all right now called "Love is in the Air"!  It is in the forum under Special Events.  Each of the design team has come up with a fun challenge and if you participate in 3 challenges you will be entered to win this:

My challenge (#4) is to have the word "LOVE" on your project.  Any type of paper project.  Super easy right?  Here is a card I made to inspire you:

That's it for me tonight.  Thanks for stopping and looking!  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Sunday, January 12, 2014

Pinque Peacock has a giveaway!

Pinque Peacock is having a 300 follower giveaway.  Go check it out now!!  They are super close to 300.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday!

How has your week been??  My week has been great!  First week back after winter break and the kids and I were kept pretty busy.  My daughter and her school dance team had their first half time performance at the middle school basketball games this week.  They did a fantastic job!  It was so fun to watch them.  They did two dances during each half time (boys game and girls game).

We had lots of homework, dance practices, lacrosse practices and school meetings.  I got a Fitbit flex for Christmas and started wearing it and tracking my walking and sleeping this week.  That has been kind of fun to do.  I've been trying to up the number of steps each day and have been succeeding.  The kids have started going walking with me in the evenings.  Never hurts to try to get a bit healthier right?

I have a layout to share.  I have to confess that I was inspired to create it after seeing the GORGEOUS layout Fairies Are Handmade by God by Adri du Preez over at Scrap365.  I hope she doesn't mind the scraplift!!

I made this for the newest challenge at Sketches4all - The Winter Wonderland Challenge.  It started today and lasts until January 31st.  There will be a great prize for the winner.  The challenge is an anything goes challenge as long as you follow a "winter wonderland theme" and use this photo for color inspiration.

I really had fun putting this layout together.  I used Distress Stains in Salty Ocean and Brushed Pewter for my circles and splatters.  I stamped out a quote from William W. Purkey using a stamp from the Crafter's Companion Sentimentals - Friends and Family stamp set.  I stamped it with VersaMark in and sprinkled on some silver embossing powder and then heat set it.

I made the lollipop flowers out of the same papers and some left over packing foam that I had stashed.  You will see some fun silver sequins and gorgeous Sailboat Blue Skittles.  The grey alphas are from Maya Road and so are the little pearl colored flowers and stick pins.  (I loved everything in my Maya Road mystery box!!!)  Aren't those vellum feathers just the coolest things?  They are from Jenni Bowlin.  When I saw them at my LSS I grabbed a couple of packages!!  I just new I would find something that they just had to go on! ha

The photo is of my kids at their Grandpa and Grandma's house in December.  I drug them outside in the freezing cold (notice the ice on the tree behind them) to have a "photo shoot".  They didn't mind.  They are always happy to go outside.

I'm happy with how this turned out.  What do you think?  Have you been motivated lately to scrap??  Thanks for coming by and check me out.  Until next time...happy scrapping!  


Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Back from Oklahoma

I'm back from Oklahoma and ready to start scrapping!  We really had a nice Christmas break visiting with friends and family in Oklahoma.  The drive there and home was uneventful (best kind of trip!).  Weather was a little dicey for a few days in OK with an ice storm but the ice eventually melted and then it was just cold.

The kids got all the presents they asked for and were happy with Santa.  And I was happy to get a few scrappy goodies myself.  And I can't wait to get them unpacked and start playing!  To break the ice so to speak, I made a couple of cards for a couple of challenges at Sketches4all.  The first one is for Cheryl's Valentines Day Challenge.

I used some older papers from my stash and a piece of red card stock that was sitting on my scrap desk.  I found a packet of doilies and distressed one of them.  The hearts are fussy cut from one of the patterned papers and popped up with pop dots to give some dimension.  And I had to add a bit of Stickles for sparkle.

The second card is for Libby's Snowman Challenge.  The snowman was also sitting on my extremely messy scrap desk.  It was trimmed out and left over from another project that I was working on before I left for Oklahoma.  Actually most all of the parts of this card were started for some other project and I just gathered the bits together and made this one.  The base card was made much bigger and I trimmed it down to fit.  The mat with stars was also much bigger and trimmed down to fit the snowman.  Might as well use what I've got right?! ha

I added some sequins that were also on my desk (see a theme here?! LMAO).  I finished with a sentiment sticker and some crystal stickles.

I guess the reality is that I was cleaning off my scrap desk.  I made of pile of stuff that needed to be used and then I used them! ha  My desk looks much better and now I can make a layout!

I hope you had a nice holiday and are ready to have a fantastic 2014!  I love my scrappy friends and I appreciate all the friendship and inspiration you have given me.  Thanks so much for stopping by and visiting.  Until next time...happy scrapping!


Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Happy New Year!

Happy New Year 2014
The Watson Family!!

Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Last Crafter's Companion Post

Happy New Year's Eve!  

I'm sad to say that this is my last project for the Crafter's Companion design team.  I will not be on the Design Team this next term and I'm going to miss it!!  I've loved every minute of the last several years.  It was fun being a part of their first U.S. design team and helping to get Crafter's Companion established here in the United States. It has been a really fun ride.  Please go over and welcome the new design team members that I'm sure will continue to inspire you at Crafter's Companion.

I have a lovely white on white holiday card to share.  I started with a white pre-scored 8.5 x 5.5" Ultra Smooth Premiun White Card Stock base card.  Next using the Embossalicious 6" x 6" embossing folder - Christmas Patchwork, I embossed a piece of Luxury Centura Pearl paper.  Next I trimmed it down to the size I wanted.  I grabbed some white wired ribbon my my stash.  I adhered it around the card and just taped it to the front in the middle.  It is hidden by the embossed topper that I added next with some pop dots to raise it up off the card and give added dimension.

I LOVE the Tsukineko Delicata Golden Glitz ink!  I pulled out a sentiment stamp from the Christmas Sentimentals - Christmas Magic stamp set and stamped out "Merry and Bright" onto a scrap piece of Ultra Smooth Premium White Card Stock with this luscious ink.  I trimmed it down into a banner shape and adhered it on top of the embossed topper.  I finished with a bit of ribbon and a white flower from my stash.

I love the simple elegance!  I hope you do too.

Well, thanks for stopping by today.  Have a fun and safe New Years Eve and I will see your next year!!  (tomorrow...hehehe)

Until next time...Happy Scrapping!!!