Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Time to be grateful

So today its my turn to issue a journaling challenge over at Memorable Seasons and here it is

Hello ladies, with Thanksgiving quickly approaching I thought I would make this months journaling challenge quick and simple. Now remember ladies as much as we all love scrapping and creating beautiful designs-its the story or words about the picture that are very important to those that we are leaving the creations for.

So for this months challenge I want you to journal about something or someone you are grateful for.

THAT'S it!

I used my Kit for this month. When I saw the tree and that it was only half of a tree. I decided to use these photos of my Uncle from my mom's side of the family and journal about his & my dads relationship and how strong it still is even though my mom is gone.

Remember you have til 11/30 at midnight to get your creation loaded to the gallery and linked back here to qualify for the monthly drawing. Cant wait to see what you create girls!


Monday, November 7, 2011

Sketchy Thursdays and a sniff sniff

I just love when I see a sketch and RIGHT away I know what I wanna do.  This happens alot for me with the sketches over at Sketchy Thursdays.  While I have been able to play along with them much lately-I am excited that life is slowing down for a bit so I could join in this week.    So here's the sketch
So when I saw it I immediately thought of a layout I have been wanting to do for quite sometime.  And what hooked me was the lil paint splatters in the top right corner.  Why you ask--well I wanted to do a page of my oldest son on his first day of the 8th grade and also a picture of his first day of kindergarten.  Which for me was rough last year when that day came cuz that meant that would be the end of his time at his elementary school  (they go K - 8th grade)  and then would come high school-YIKES-soo not ready for that!  Ok so it was last year but I still totally can feel the emotion I had on that day so I figured better get it scrapped while I can still feel and journal they emotions I felt that day.  Those lil paint splatters to me represent my tears that I keep to myself becuz my boy is growing up.  Thats why they are hidden behind the photo and just peek out a lil bit! 

Now onto the fun stuff-I chose to break out my new goodies-Little Yellow Bicycle's Head of the Class line.  Looove the design of this stuff and the quality-WOWZA!!!  Of course I got it all at a GREAT price becuz I got it at my FAVE scrappy store MEMORABLE SEASONS.    So here's what I came up with

you have until Wed at midnight to join the fun over at Sketchy Thursdays-hurry hurry!


Friday, November 4, 2011

Memorable Seasons challenge

Its my turn this week for a challenge-did you know that we have 2 challenges a week over at Memorable Seasons?  All you have to do is post your entry in the gallery and link it back to the forum to be entered in a drawing for a monthly prize.  Wont you come join us?  Here's my challenge for the week

Hello ladies. So we have been seeing alot of work being done with strips of paper or borders as some like to call them. And in my kit this month I got this sheet of paper


and also this set of border stickers


so I thought how economical it would be to just those on a layout-and fun too I might add.


So I cut out a few of the strips straight, I also cut out the bottom border with the owls and fussy cut them, added a few from the sticker sheet and what a fun colorful combo I ended up with. And just for an extra added touch I scrunched some of the strips, angle cut one, and cut the ends of one with my deco scissors. So other than the base of my layout I only had to cut into one sheet of paper for my circle-the rest was from the two items listed above---NOW that is stretching your papers girls.

So hopefully I have inspired you today incase you are ever wondering what to do with that one sheet that usually shows up in a collection. Now let me see you strip it down and give me a layout for this challenge!

Remember you have until the end of the month at midnight to qualify for our monthly prize drawing!  Now hurry and get ta scrappin!