Saturday, May 3, 2014

National Scrapbook Day!

Happy National Scrapbook Day!!  I can't believe I was actually home and able to scrap today.  I've missed out the last couple of year.  Today I made two layouts and a card and I thought I would share them with you.

The first layout I made is a DT project for Sketches4all's May DT challenge.  It is a sketch challenge with the My Favorite Woman/Women theme.  The sketch is from Brenda Ragsdale and it is wonderful!  She makes the best sketches!!  I used my mother as the focus of my layout.

I really like how it turned out.  It photographs a little paler than it is in real life.  I did a bit of fussy cutting to help add dimension.

After I finished the layout I made a card with the scraps that were left on my desk.  Here is how it turned out.  I used the sentiment stamp from Avery Elle - Handwritten Notes.  Love that stamp set!  I entered it in Cheryl's Flower challenge at Sketches4all.

The next layout I made is actually for 4 challenges.  

The first is a sketch challenge at GrandDivas Creative Corner .  

I picked doily, graph paper and masking but then worried that my patterned paper that has a graft paper background wouldn't be considered actual graft paper so I also did doily, punches and chipboard!! lol 

And I entered it in Fia's challenge at Sketches4all.  Here is what I came up with:

I will probably make a card with the bits and bobs leftover on my scrap desk but haven't had a chance to do that yet.

What have you been doing for NSD?  Get any scrapping done?  Sign up for any giveaways?  SHOP?  I did all of that except shop....can you believe it?! lol

I just finished eating a lovely Chinese takeout dinner with my hubby and oldest daughter and now I need to go walk some of it off!! ha  It is better to walk here in the evening after it cools off.

My two older boys are gone to L.A. for a band field trip.  They spent most of today at Disneyland and had a blast.  They keep texting and telling me so! LOL  They are driving back home tonight and I will have to go pick them up at 3:30am!!  (eek!)  I'm definitely not looking forward to that. ha

Tomorrow I think we will be sleeping in (hehe) and then spending the day in the pool!!  It will be sunny and hot here in Las Vegas and the water in the pool is glorious!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend too.

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



  1. Wonderful layouts Stacy!!! Awesome job with all three of the Scrappy Friends Challenges! I did not get any scrapping in today, but I did go scrap shopping this afternoon and got some really good bargains so I do not feel too bad about not being able to scrap today! Enjoy the rest of your weekend and I hope you get to sleep in tomorrow!

  2. Fantastic take on all of the challenges! Oh how I wished I could have been home to scrap on NSD! Thanks for playing along with the Scrappy Friends! :)

  3. Great job on the challenges Stacy!! :) Glad you had a good NSD!!