Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Inspired to Scrap

Hi guys,

I was able to send off 4 of my kids to school today so only one left at home ill.  And I am taking her to the doctor this afternoon.  I just want to check to make sure that there isn't something else I need to be doing to get her well.  But 4 out of 5 is good right?! lol

For some reason I have been inspired to clean my scrap room!!!!!!  I know, I know....crazy right?  You personally probably couldn't tell that I have been cleaning all morning but I am feeling lighter and lighter.  I bet when I am done I will be totally inspired to scrap next! (but I will probably be too tired to do it! LOL :-O)  Anyway, that is what I have been doing this morning mostly.  But just now I remembered that I said I would post the two layouts that I made this week on here today.  So here I am to do that for your viewing pleasure. ha

For those who aren't following along regularly, my New Years resolution was to make more layouts this year.  I've gotten pretty slack about making them and want to get back to it since it is one of my favorite things to do.  SO, on the site Colorful Creations I found a fun challenge called So You Think You Can Scrap

Everyone had to all sign up in advance to participate so it is too late for you to join in this time.  Each week there is a challenge posted and you have one week to complete the challenge.  Each week people are either dropping out or being kicked off for not following the challenge rules.

Eventually it will be whittled down to 1 person who will win.  I have no idea what the winner will win.  Isn't that funny.  I'm doing it just to be challenged to make a layout each week!  ha   And I've
already made it to week 4. (Woot!) 

This week the challenge was especially challenging.  Seriously.  There is a color challenge, combined with a sketch challenge and then you have to have 1 die cut (very specific kind) and can only use embellies off a small list and only use one of them etc etc etc etc.   For those interested in seeing the whole list of challenge rules you can go HERE to see them.

Here is the first layout I made for the SYTYCS challenge #4.

Notice I said it is the first layout I made for this challenge...  After I made it I got to second guessing myself.  The rules are very rigid and you have to sink or swim on your own interpretation of them.  So on this one I was worried that I would not get passed on to next weeks challenge because I used a Lucky 8 punch to make my circles instead of a die cut. 

So I added that little heart which is definitely a die cut but not really what they want. (they want the circle to be a die cut) AND I fussy cut the key out of the paper so technically it is just paper but they might think it is an extra embellie and since I chose flowers as my embellie THAT might get me disqualified.  ANYWAY after stressing over it for a day and night.  (stupid right?)  I decided to make another one!  (See! They are inspiring me to make 2 (!) layouts this week!! LOL) 

I'm hopeful that this one will pass inspection and get me to round 5.  Fingers crossed. 

For this one I found a Nikki Sivils circle die cut and turned it over and used the white backside.  I had another Nikki Sivils circle die cut that looked like a record so I cut out the black center and adhered it on top of the white backside of the other die cut.  (our color palette is black, white, cream and grey ONLY)  My base card stock is grey.  I matted my b/w photos on cream patterned paper from Authentique - Lovely collection. And then matted them again on black card stock.  The other two black and white papers are from the Bo Bunny - Enchanted collection.
I decided to pick "bling" as my embellie on this layout and only used bling - nothing else.  And I picked a single word for my title since that is how it was on the sketch and the rules were to make it as similar to the sketch as possible.  Wish me luck!! lol   I will let you know if I make it to round 5 on Friday. 
I didn't take very good photos of these layouts - sorry.  They look much prettier in person. (even if I do say so myself! lol)  I will try to do better next time. 
Okay back to cleaning and organizing...  There might even be a photo of a clean (better than now anyway) room to share. :-)
Until next time...happy scrapping!


  1. Both scrapbook pages are fantastic! You got so creative in the second one using one a few items! The key on your first one looks so real.

  2. They are both amazing!! What a fun way to get ahead!! I can't wait to see your clean room pics!! I just brought home 2 giant bags of goodies from Micheal's 70% off of already clearanced??? I was in Heaven!! Now my space is a mess again. LOL

    I have my ZOMBIE countdown on the calendar and I cannot wait!! Hope all the kiddos are coming around. Both of mine of just started with the running noses :( its gonna be a long weekend!

  3. Hi There,
    I love the cards. I am still trying to learn the lingo of scrapping. I will have to admit I am so lost. I'm glad the kids are doing so much better.

  4. wow super pages stacy ... love the design and so much to look at ... well done ... hope you have a great day ... happy crafting and love sandy xx

  5. well, you fret too much! they are both fabulous!

  6. Very beautiful Lo's!!
    Love them both!
    Glad the kids are getting better.
    Hope the other two are better now!
    Hope you make it to the next round!!
    I have been reorganzing my scrap area too and Im still working on it. I took a break the past few days working on other house projects.