Saturday, March 17, 2018

New creations

The typical scenario  goes something like this.  
I want to scrap, the kids and husband are out playing pathfinder with friends. 
So I pull out some photos and maybe some paper too, but then I'll go throw a load of laundry in the wash and while I'm making a cup of tea to sip on as I scrap I start the dishes. 
 Before I know it the family is back and I have got nothing done other then housework.
 I'm finding that if I don't go to retreats or crops I don't create. 
 Lucky for me I had the opportunity to escape to
 the Salem 4H center for a scrap retreat this past weekend. 

I've simplified the way I pack and have been mostly taking just kits and extra embellishments

Here's what I got done and some of my inspiration:

These layouts were created using the
exclusive papers from croptoberfest

This one is older CM ( red, White and Blue) paper pack

I used this sketch from Throwback Thursday challenge at creative memories, but used a TSR kit

I'm happy to say that I polished off the last of my illustrated faith TSR kit this weekend
documenting the Ia's first Christmas.

I altered the March jumpstart sketch from TSR 

to be a 2 page spread with a few more photos and flipped it upside down

 I used Sweater weather kit because the blue paper looks like Ice cubes.
I also added the rhinestone border to make it feel more the ice encrusted branches from the photo above

Crate paper " Chasing dreams" 3/2017 kit

Echo Park "once upon a time" 5/2017 almost finished off this kit too.

 Crate Paper "Heart Day" 2/2017

 This next lay out uses the March Freaky fast formula

fancy pants joy parade 1/2017 

Echo Park "just be you" 2/2017. 
 I added a few buttons and enamel dots and alphas from my stash

Echo Park "I love winter" 1/2017
 using the Bee mine project recipe from Creative memories. 

And then one from a random kit I picked up from big lots years ago.

I hope to get back into a regular grove of creating, but how knows