Monday, May 23, 2011

On the Hunt with a challenge

I decided once again to join the fun over at Once Upon a SKetch.

I mean a great sketch with a journaling challenge is soo right up my alley. Isnt that why we scrap-so the stories dont go untold?

Anyhow this week we were given this awesome sketch and we had to type our journaling. Now I must say this is a challenge for me cuz I make it a habit to handwrite my journaling. Its just a lil personal touch I like to have on the page. But after completing this challenge it sure is alot easier to type it up and you can get alot more journaling on there too. Cuz I am sure you can tell from my post I always have alot to say-LOL!

Onto my lo-well at our old house we lived by the woods (as we called them) and we used to go ride our 4wheelers alot there. Well one year it finally dawned on us why dont we have our Easter Egg hunt there-DUH! The kids soo enjoyed it and it became a new tradition for us. So thats the story on this one. I worked with the Crate Paper Neighborhood line-love the colors, it has just enuff pink in there not to be too overwhelming and well since we had our hunt with the neighbors well it was a no brainer-heheh! The egg doiley was such a steal at Wally world during Easter season only $1 for 40 of them. Gosh I will never use them all but hey ya never know I might just be sharing them with you.

Well there you have it for today-thanks for stopping by. Stay tuned for more goodies to come later in the week. I am working on a lo with stars---AHHHH my fave!

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

SKetches and spots-fun fun

So this week over at Once Upon a Sketch they posted another awesome sketch and the journaling challenge was to journal on a journaling spot. EASY PEESY huh!

Well as soon as I saw the sketch I knew exactly what I was gonna do-GOSH I love when I get instantly inspired like that. I had just gotten some of the Jillibean Dutch Mustard Soup papers. ANd can you believe I just bought some journaling sprouts-what in the world is wrong with me??? Those things are awesome-I have since bought 3 other sets-yep I am addicted. But I have an obsession with journaling spots so this challenge was a great way to dig in and use some of them up. Did you know they are not just for journaling-they are great for an embellishment for for your title placement-if the area you want to put your title is too buzy well stick a journaling spot in there to ground your title.

So off to my lo-well I have had these pics of my son - who btw is now ten, for along time. I love his lil sweet self in the photos but i absolutely HATE HATE these kind of cheezy backgrounds. As long as I have had children I would never let the photographers use those dumb things. Anyways his g-parents took him one Sunday after Church and had his pic made, so the background police wasnt there to put a stop to this. Well he looks so dang cute with his lil feet crossed and his chubby lil hands clapping I had to scrap them anyways. On my lo I combined some old JB pp with the new Dutch mustard soup becuz I wanted to focus on the #2, since he was two in the pictures. And with that came the sketch having 2 photos, and I carried the theme into my stitching-I did 2 lil hand stitches different places on the lo and 2 different fonts used in the title. Hope you enjoy and just maybe learned a lil something today.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Being a Mom is a Dirty job

Well this weekend is Mothers Day and of course Saturday is National Scrapbooking Day. So over at Memorable Seasons are having an online crop. We arent having a BUNCH of challenges just a few to get you going and try to win some prizes. We understand that its Mothers Day weekend so we dont wanna overwhelm you with challenges. So if you need to get your scrap on come join us.

Here is my challenge for the crop.
Being a Mom we have all kinds of dirty duties, mopping, dirty laundry, clean up sick kids and so on and so on. So my challenge to you is to scrap from the phrase
"Being a Mom is a Dirty job". That is sooo wide open for interpretation. As for me I took it literally and scrapped some photos of me and my boys and the local Mud Bog during the County Fair. I took them by myself, cant remember why Dad wasnt there but anyways we had a good time.
Here's my example

I took some brown acrylic paint mixed it with a lil bit of water and went to town splatting it all over the page and add some photos and journaling and WHA LA! I used some Echo Park, playground, walk in the park and lil boys line. Dont they just mix together so well.

Now I must add that I am soo addicted to the challenges over at The Paper Variety and this week their challenge is to get messy- so yes I too had that in mind when I was making this page. I loooove love to paint, mist etc on my lo's. So if you do my challenge well you can use it over there too-DOUBLE goodness!
Now get on over there and join us for a wee bit of fun.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Busy Busy week

Well I havent been scrappin this week (insert shock face) LOL!

Its been a busy week here at the White House, we have had baseball practices, basketball tryout preparation, school awards banquet and church. And today is Cinco De Mayo-WHOOP WHOOP!

Tonight I am making Tami's Mucho Nacho Bellgrande and a Margarita cake, cant wait to taste that cake. Now if only I could find my sombrerro-LOL!

So this Saturday is National Scrapbooking Day--BTW my Hubs asked why are they having that "I thought that was everyday at our house" CRAZY GUY! Anyways there are numerous online crops all over the Cyber world and of course we @ Memorable Seasons are having one too.
You need to get over there today becuz we are releasing our challenges this afternoon so that you can get a jump start on all the activities for the weekend. And while your there dont forget to sign up for my Bingo game-trust me its not your average Bingo game-LOL!


Monday, May 2, 2011

May Dt reveal and some polka dots

Helloo May!

Today is reveal day over at Memorable Seasons

And this month I got to work with the Pink Paislee Hometown Summer collection--its OH so fun! And so versatile-these are not your average summer papers ladies. You can do soo much with them and I let me say I am soo sad that I ran out that I am gonna pick up some more. they will work perfectly for some Easter lo's--yes I said that Easter lo's.

So heres a picture of what we got-and yes I fell down on the job and didnt take a pic of the backsides of the paper-SOrry for that!

So when I opened my box from Jill-it also contained my purchases for the month. Well there it was the perfect addition to this line-the LillyBee Stationery. See look

Here's my first lo and I used the green Lillybee as the background now thats a good pop of color for these not so good photos-buy hey thats me I will scrap them anyways! Cuz its all about the moment right? Good photo or not! And remember I live will all boys-so any photo of an everyday moment is a good one for me! LOL!

Now you all know I am a challenge freak-HECK thats the only way I get any scrapping done these days-so I had this challenge that is due tomorrow in the back of my head for the use of polka-dots (which is my FAVE BTW) so I thought this would work perfectly for this too. And the best part of this page-I didnt even use a sketch-OMGSH are you shocked? I know I am!!!!

So if you wanna join in the POLKA Dot challenge over at the Paper Variety just go HERE better hurry that challenge ends real soon.

And dont forget to hop on over to Memorable Seasons Store and do a lil shoppin

toodles for now