Friday, December 30, 2016

scrap table take over

So much for getting any scraping done.
My husband and son have taken over the craft table to build this years pinewood derby car. 
I'll have to crave out some space to get my DT projects done

Friday, December 23, 2016

Freaky fast formula x2

I'm back with not one but two layouts using the freaky fast formula for December
I used my September TSR kit Echo Park "Fall is the air"
I also added a button and sequence to the papers/ Ephemera from the kit.
This first page is of the Service unit investiture and rededication and the one below is of the crafts the girls did at the event
Thanks for stopping by to check out my creations.  This is probably it till after Christmas

Thursday, December 22, 2016

Carving party with Sketch -n- scrap

For some reason I thought  that if I just taught my water ex classes that I'd have more free time with the kids during break and maybe get some scrapping done too.  Well, not so much with driving the oldest to swim practice twice a day and working an hour or two in between.  I did manage to crank out his page thanks to the help of a great sketch over at Sketch -n- Scrap
I changed it up a little by going with 4 photos as I wanted to get in all of the girls from the troop that attended the service unit carving party.  With the extra photo I went a little large with the background papers too.
Hopefully I'll sneak in another layout before Christmas

Sunday, December 18, 2016

2016 anything goes at lasting memories

Welcome to the last challenge of the year at lasting memories.
 We've been doing a best of 2016  highlighting our favorite and most popular challenges.  There's still plenty of time to play along with us so let me recap what's happened so far this month.
Glitter and Glam, use only one photo,  use only four photos and our current challenge which is anything goes with photos from 2016

I chose photos from July
My husband and I were invited to attend a fundraiser dinner for the Viking Sal Senior center.
We had a wonderful sampling of New Orleans style foods and wine at Walnut Ridge Vineyard

I based my layout on this amazing sketch from Kristine Davidson- Creative Scrapper Sketch Vol.4 
and here's my layout

 I used the table place card as my journaling block.
It has all the yummy foods we sampled listed on it.
Let me make your mouth water as the names don't do the food justice
The shrimp cocktail was a jumbo Shrimp with pickled okra and watermelon chunks severed with a fried cheese straw accompanied by a complimentary glass of wine
Main course was Creole Chicken Fricassee atop homemade grits cake with fresh grilled veggies
dessert was the best though as we had New Orleans bread pudding with Praline rum sauce. 
So good
Don't those photos look yummy

Picture of us and the photo below is a Walnut, thus the name of the vineyard
I had a lot of fun putting this together with my July TSR "Fancy Pants-Good Fellows"
It's a very masculine line but the colors were perfect for the layout.  I used the enamel dots and wood veneer "this great day" from the kit.  The twine is from my stash. 
I still have a few bits of paper and a bunch of embellishments left, so I might be making a father's day card with left overs.
Thanks for stopping by and make sure to join us at lasting memories

Monday, December 12, 2016

Use your stuff- Let it Snow

This weeks challenge at Use your stuff is hosted by Janis from Pause Dream Enjoy
The theme is "Let It Snow."  Make any type of project you'd like with some snow on it,
and come link up with us

We don't get much in the way of snow here in the Willamette Valley, we do however get freezing rain.  Just this week too.  Think I much rather have pretty snow if it's going to be slick out.  Anyway for my contribution this week I created a layout of the Chess game my mother and daughter played during Christmas break back in 2014.

I added a bunch of stenciled and doodled snowflakes to the base page
 The stencil I used was looked more like an asterisk and dots so I added the extra arms to the flakes and the smaller dots weaving in and out around the larger ones with a white gel pen.

From there I loosely followed Sketches in Thyme sketch #235
 I didn't want to cover up all my snowflakes with a large paper layer behind my photos so I just double matted the main photo and I used a chipboard frame instead of a tag, but I think you can tell I followed the sketch.  I love using sketches when I'm short on time as I don't have to work as hard on the general placement of everything and can just focus on getting the rest of the layout together
I also rotated the photo orientation to work with my photo and drop the framed photo down a bit to hide a smudged snowflake

The title is older thicker letters that were actually glittery pink, so I toned them down with a chalk pen and now they look snowy too.  Got a bit creative and cut the bottom off of a b to make my h, but it works and now there are four less letters in my stash

To add just a little more snow I used the coordinating snow flake that cam with my TSR kit for December (MME- Sugar Plum) perfect timing as the papers arrived this afternoon and I was struggling to find Christmas papers in my stash.  Love my kits

Thanks for stopping by to take a look and don't forget to show us your snow at Use your stuff

Sunday, December 11, 2016

TSR December throwback

One more birthday layout tonight.  That's what happens when you have almost back to back birthdays. One on September 2nd the other on the 6th.
I used the December throwback challenge from The Scrap Room facebook page to create this layout of my daughter's birthday tea party
Dec 2014 sketch. 
 I changed out the tree for the birthday tag and used slightly larger photos

the Party time is actually part of the paper label, but works great as a banner

I had just enough scraps left to make this little card for my friends birthday
Thanks again for stopping by

December This or that challenge

I'm playing along with Rochelle's this or that challenge this month.
and I've used the Brenda's bonus sketch
I opted to not do circles as cutting the pictures would have cropped out the family gathered to celebrate my oldest birthday
I used a combination of  creative memories happy birthday embellishments to mimic the cluster in the sketch.  Then added the big blue rhinestone to the mix.  I have a few smaller ones on the blue pennants near the photos too.

Thanks for stopping by

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Stick it down December double

 I was so inspired by this months 2page sketch at Stick it down  that I couldn't wait to get started. I decided I'd scrap some more of my troop photos as I just happened to be at my Cadettes archery day in my stack of photos.  I managed to get 7 photos within the large target I created for the layout.   
   And here's my take on the sketch 

The target is not centered in the middle as I wanted to cut on the break between photos.
 This also left more room for my larger title.

 Below is a close up of the journaled required steps to earn their badge.
Thanks for stopping by to take a look

Sunday, November 27, 2016

Glitter and Glam Christmas

Hello and welcome to my Glitter and Glam Christmas.  Can you believe November is almost over and it's just a few weeks till Christmas.  I'm starting to feel the time crunch with more and more on the schedule so I'm combining my DT assignments this week into one.
First up is Lasting Memories where we are doing a best of 2016 recap of our favorite and most popular challenges from this year starting with Glitter and Glam. 
 Here's a link to the original challenge to give you some more ideas
 and over at
 Use your stuff we are asking you to create a scrapbook or card with a Christmas theme.

I'm also using this rotated sketch #117 from Scrap and Sketch
I think I might have go overboard on the glitter, as I had a bunch of sequence that got bunch up on the plastic sheet in my binder.  Instead of smoothing out the mess I just kept piling it on.  I also threw in some glittery foam stars from a pack I bought back in June for some girl scout swaps for camp.  The blue glitter gems are from the dollar bin at Michael's, but the silver tape I have no idea of when or where it came from.  The paper is older stash as well as the stickers too.


Sunday, November 20, 2016

Lasting memories- shapes

I'm finally able to jump back in with a reveal this weekend.  I've got a bit behind on my DT commitments, but am catching back up with this fun layout. 
 The  challenges over at lasting memories  for November have been all about shapes. 
The first one for the month was squares ( see my inspiration here), followed by circles and triangles.  
For this week at Lasting Memories you get to choice a shape-hexagon, oval, clouds, ect.
 I'm showcasing hexagons.
I got this fun paper in my September Pink Paisley Take me away kit from TSR.
I knew right away that I wanted to cut around some of the hexagons to get this funky stripe down the middle.  I also used the paper that looked like watercolors as the Brownies were working on painting pottery for the pottery badge.  I even added the wood veneer hexagon  from the kit.  Kind of looks like it's half glazed just like their pieces.

Thanks for being patient with me and don't forget you still have time to enter any and all of the November challenges.

Friday, November 18, 2016

Scrap our stash November

I did a two page spread using up some more left overs from another TSR kit


here's my take on the challenge
I used glitter buttons on the flowers
harvest gold paper and Indigo
Thanks for taking a peak

Retreat part 3

This is the final set of layout from the retreat I attended. 
Saved them for last as they are not girl scout layouts. 
This layout may look familiar as I did the Cm recipe for this one.
I used papers from 3 different  CM collections, but they all blend so well

close up of right side

Left side

This one I did with the CM die cut sheet, gold pen, stencils and a 12x4 piece of paper

Monday, November 14, 2016

Sketches in Thyme #248

I'm on a roll.  Got another layout done using the sketch at SIT as inspiration
and here's the sketch
Pretty close minus the top banner and placed a little lower on the page
I used the same base for the second page but had 4 photos of the bridging so switched it up a bit
here they are together
Thanks for stopping by


Sunday, November 13, 2016

November jumpstart at TSR

So here's one of the layouts I got done on retreat using the jumpstart at TSR

I stuck somewhat with the sketch and set my photos on angle, but I left out the tag as I wanted more of the wood paper mat to stick out from behind the photos as it helps carry the wood working theme.  The layout is of a few of my cadettes repairing and replacing portions of the picnic tables at the Irving Grange
I also played along with the TSR facebook challenge for whip it up Wednesday,
which was to use a frame
I  used up the last bits and scraps of  My Mind eye on trend 2 and pink Paislee Fancy free.
  Wood veneer frame is from MME.  I love how the two kits mix and match so well

Retreat layouts part 2

Okay so here are a few more of the layouts I got done at retreat, sorry for the delay in posting.  I've been a bit busy getting caught up and doing laundry by hand in the sink.  The washer up and died 3hrs after we placed our order for the replacement.  The 26th can't get here fast enough.
Anyway for some fun distraction and to give me a break from washing here they are

I have a few more to post soon