Sunday, April 14, 2019

National Scrapbook day

Yeah I got to craft again.  Took me way to long to get in a good flow of creative energy.  I think maybe I should try scrapping more regularly, because cranking out 11 pages in 12 hours isn't great. When 4 of the pages don't even have photos on them yet.

Here is what I did get done with Creative memories World virtual crop
Sketch #11

Sketch #4

Sketch #3

Sketch #2

Saturday, February 23, 2019

TSR February jump start

I'm on a roll trying to finish my oldest daughters school album using the Jump start sketch from TSR.
Again I've modified the sketch as Ashley's album is 8.5 x 11, but the overall feel is the same

Taste of Color and FFF at TSR

I'm tking advantage of being stuck at home to orchestrating Girl Scout cookie sales.
I did a combo Challenge for The Scrap Room challenges for February

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I used most of the colors in the color challenge
and modified the formula as my layout is 8.5 x11

my modifiaton was 3x 11 instead of the 3x12 cut

hopefully I'll get a few more layouts done this weekend

Friday, February 1, 2019

Different type of creativity

I haven't given up on scrapping.  I've been busy with painting cabinets
 started with the laundry room cabinets and the can sorting rack

Then worked our way into the masterbath

and of course organized the draws

Hopefully I'll get back to scrapping this month

Friday, December 7, 2018

Stick it Down December double page

I'm super excited to be feature this month over at Stick it Down.

Here's the sketch I based my layout on. 
 I was looking at two different options for this layout
1. I still need to do graduation picture for my oldest, but when I looked at cropping the photos to the smaller sizes on the right-hand page, I figured it wouldn't work out.  

So, onto option 2. Swag sale- I had a bunch of photos of the evergreen swags Danielle and I made and cutting them down a bit didn't really take away from the overall photos.

Even though the photos are of evergreen swags for Christmas decorations I wasn't feeling the traditional colors associated with Christmas.  The Swags even sported bright icy blues, lime greens and Silver/ White adornments.  My layout definitely reflects our color choice.  I opted not to use the big bow on the sketch as it also felt traditional.  I also substituted felt flowers and hand drawn leaves for the holly embellishments. Totally love how this turned out.  

I can't wait to see what you come up with

Sunday, November 25, 2018

Eric's Birthday

Last one of the layouts I made at Croptober retreat

I didn't get it in with the last post as I did an alteration with glitter glue as the title cut out was the wrong color.  Super easy to fix with a maker for background and glitter glue on top.

The paper pack is one from National Scrapbook day event that I didn't get to attend, but had to have the paper.  Perfect for a birthday themed layout.  The Party cut out was from a giveaway from my CM consultant, however as stated above wae not in the color palate I needed.  So glad to have got it out of my stash and onto a page.

Friday, November 23, 2018

One more retreat post

Okay so last retreat post for the evening. 

I have a couple 2 page spreads for Girl Scout National Convention in Ohio
This first one is in downtown Lake Osewgo and in the airports
Exploring the Scioto Mile in Columbus Ohio
Convention and Ice Cream- our daily staple
And now for some single page layouts

This last one cracks me up.  
The bread is my daghters braids pulled around and twisted and it goes so well with her shirt.
You can't tell in this photo but I made her 3 dimensional by cutting out hr image and layering it on top of a second simiral photo.  Looks pretty cool in real life.

I have one more layout to share after this, but the glitter glue is still drying so it'll have to wait.  

Croptoberfest retreat

My CM advisor hosted a Croptoberfest Retreat.
Part of the event was using project recipes with the specialty paper for the event
Neither of my layouts are for the fall season but the colors worked well with them anyway.
First up is our family viewing of the nearly total Eclipse in Oregon
Then I documented our last summer adventures before heading back to school.
Our stops included lunch at sizzle pie, bubble tea at Townsend tea house, Ice cream at Red Wagon Creamery and a sweet treat from Vodoo donuts

I like the overall layout but might go back and tweak it as the sample photo doesn't look like the end result.  Think the measurements provided are not correct

CM virtual challenge

I've been really hit and miss on here.  I started a new job last month and my only creative time has been the retreat I attended towards the end of October.  I just relaized I never shared the layouts I got done.  So while I'm waiting for inspiration to strike I might as welll share.  Alot of the layouts where created for the Creative memories live crop last month and I did post a few of them to that forum.

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For Challenge #1 I stuck really close to the original sketch, however I didn't use CM products from the last 6months.  The paper is from a year to remeber which is on the older side.  Oh well, I was playing for the pure inspiration of the sketches and not to win prizes
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Challenge #2 has an extra photo in the layout but works because I changed the cut dimensions.
Got to use a TSR kit for this one

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Challenge #4, yup I skipped #3 as I wasn't feeling the circle cut photos.
Anyway I did just the left side of the layout of my Daughter and I running with 
Team Red, White and Blue
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Challenge#5 I flipped on it's side and made the photos larger.
I also didn't round the corners and replaced the scallops with the flower punch.

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Challenge #6 I think was my favorite.  I moved the journaling to the top as I wanted lots of space to write about my amazing daughter.  She created an inspiration board for her bedroom, with quotes and messages to her self.

So there you have it the Virtual challenge from October

Saturday, October 27, 2018

All heart

I never would’ve choose this particular paper pack to document my daughters run if it weren’t for the phrases on one of the 12x12 sheets that I cut to get the two on this layout.
“great things never come from comfort zones” and “the only limits in life are the ones you make “. I also did a lot of fussy cutting of hearts too.

I used the October sketch from stick it down