Saturday, September 3, 2011

Two New Projects!

Happy Saturday! I've been lucky today because I have been able to scrap. Denise and I are trying to get our scrapping mojo back by picking sketch challenges and doing them together (well she is doing hers in CA and I am doing mine in NV but we are doing them on the same day). We picked a gorgeous sketch from
My Creative Sketches Blog .

I decided to do a back to school page of my dd. All the kids got ready really early on Monday and there was time to kill before the bus arrived. So the 3 younger kids and I played outside in the front yard and I took a few photos. Here is one of her sitting on the porch. I loved the colors she was wearing and when I got a Mystery Box from Cosmo Cricket it had these papers in it that totally worked perfectly. (at least I think they do)

Pretty much all of the stuff I used was from this Mystery box from Cosmo Cricket. I got so many cool things!! YUMMY!
Here is a photo of what I got except I forgot to put the 3 mini books in the photo. A black heart, house and rectangle shaped one with scalloped sides. I am so stoked by all these awesome goodies!! I am totally addicted to Mystery Boxes. Yes, I am that girl who buys grab bags or anything mysterious. lol

I added some rubon florishes next to the green card stock flourish for the challenge at Frosted Designs Blog. I love how they look together. I added some twine from my stash and some Stickles for sparkle. What do you think? I think it is cute. Especially the photo! lol

Next I used some scraps, from a layout I made yesterday that I can't post yet, to make a tag for Michelle's Tag Challenge at Sketches4All. Her challenge was to use scraps and punches. Perfect match. I had these scraps sitting on my desk and I just got some new Martha Steward Punches for my birthday that I have been dying to use....

The paper is from Pink Paislee - Hocus Pocus. I got it for a great price at Scenic Route. I love to shop there. I used ribbon from my stash some rubons from Basic Grey - Olio. I like how the rubon tree behind the punched fence gives the tag dimension. And the punched MS Bat on the circle punched Moon do too. I like it and now I think I might either make another layout to add it too or put it on a card. I haven't decided yet.

I need to work on two DT projects this weekend too but it was sure fun to just make something or fun. Next I will do my Crafter's Companion project I think. By the way, they are having a HUGE sale at Crafter's Companion Store.!! You can save an additional 20% off your order now through September 6th. NO coupon code needed. So if you are thinking of getting any of their awesome stamps or if you have been wanting a higher priced item or just want to shop go check them out!!

Okay, I need to go fix dinner. I'm sure you will hear more from me this weekend. Hope you are having a good one.


  1. cute LO! so fun with that string going around. OMG...I totally missed the cosmo cricket mystery box! when did you get it? I'm that girl too. Love the Maya Road mystery boxes! I like your tag, lol. have a great weekend!

  2. love that tag! I'm so in the Halloween mood already even though temps in TX are still in the 100s!

  3. This lay-out is so super sweet! The colors are perfect for the photo! This is the 2nd time I am hearing about these mystery boxes... I'm taking it as I sign I may have to get one of these! I love the tag, is the fence from a punch or a cut? I'm undecided about the MS fence punch because I just bought the web around the page and you can only make Halloween stuff for so long! So the girls and I snuck out to Hobby Lobby and Micheal's but I didn't see anything I just had to have, just grabbed a few TH Alcohols inks in fun colors. Hope your weekend is going great! Two more days of fun!

  4. What an adorable page!! I love the color combo!! Thanks for playing along!!

  5. Such a cute page! Love the cluster of circles and your photo is so cute. That mystery box sure looks like a lot of fun. :) Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs.

  6. Cool, cool tag and the page is so pretty!

  7. Rub-on fourishes! What a great idea! I need to get some of those out of my stash and out them to good use as you have! Will we see your creations again at Frosted Designs? I hope so! **Roberta

  8. What an adorable layout - I love all of the layers and texture that you used! Your little girl is just so cute and looks very excited to go back to school! Thanks for playing along with us at Frosted Designs! :)

  9. Your LO is gorgeous! I love all the red patterns since your little one is all dressed in her pretty red outfit. Great idea!
    Your tag is so cute with the tattered fence border and all the other fun embellishments. The polka-dot pattern is such a fun background!
    Thanks for sharing! :)

  10. Thanks for your comments on my *scary* layout LOL and the misspell...forgiven. Do you know the number of times I've had my name misspelled? TONS! I'm used to it :)

    I love that layout, I think her outfit matches the papers perfectly. Especially love the twine winding down the page. Hope you had a great holiday weekend and that you and Denise got lots of stuff done! I'm off to pick up the girls now and hit up a cookout at my folks' house. That usually means big ol' cheeseburgers and guns LOL xx

  11. Adorable LO!!
    Love that tag!!
    You ddi get a lot of good things from that CC box!! Now I wished I would have gotten one now that I know they have some fun goodies!! I will keep a look out for the next one!!
    Have a wonderful day!!

  12. You really have a been a busy lady! I love your tag, too...but that layout with your daughter is gorgeous.

    Hope you had a nice weekend!

  13. Wonderful Layout! Thanks for working with My Creative Scrapbook Sketches..

  14. Hi Stacy, wow hun I always so enjoy seeing layouts with your kids, the're such pretty children!! Love the colours you used on this one!! Thanks for you concern in your comment on my blog sweetie, I am taking care of me, I promise!! Hugs, Frea

  15. Such a wonderful layout! I'm loving these pretty colours. Thank you so much for playing along!

  16. You are so creative and do the most beautiful work. She is the cutest thing too. I don't know where you find the time to do anything with 5 children must less make such wonderful things.

    Hugs...Tracy :)