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!  



  1. Your layout is gorgeous!!!! I love the distressed circles and clear title!

  2. Wow love your page ... What a super keepsake ... Happy crafting and love sandy xx

  3. I love your layout and the flowers. Happy day...

  4. This is super cute girl!! Of course you had to drag the kids out in the freezing cold for a photo shoot!!!

    You got some great shots of them ~ they're SO darned adorable!!

  5. What a cute LO! I just saw your name as the winner of a giveaway on Rita Barakat's facebook page! Congratulations!

  6. Pretty LO! Love all the lollipops I haven't made them in awhile they are so fun!
    You have been busy!