Sunday, February 27, 2011

Sketchy Sunday

Here is the sketch I made for the Personalscrapper crop last week. I created this layout based on the sketch for one of the challenges during this crop which was to combine at least 3 kits to create your layout. I chose this challenge first as combining products is hard for me and really was super challenging to me, so I wanted to master it first. Here I combined papers from We R Memory Keepers Tiffany and Nonsense lines as well as Fancy Pants Summer Soiree line. These were my November 2008, February 2009 and July 2009 Personalscrapper kits and I am down to scraps on all three, really need to make some cards and finish these kits off! Letter stickers are by October Afternoon (Love their little stickers!) and of course, American Crafts THICKERS!!! Flowers are by Basic Grey and American crafts (thanks Melanie- got these in a goodie bag I won on her blog!) This is a picture of my nephew from last June, he loved his exerosaucer so much and would jump and play so hard that he would wear himself out! I hope you get some inspiration from my sketch and can use it soon, if you do make sure and share your lovely creation with us by posting a link to your layout in the comment section!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Scraptivated by this fun challenge!

Just popping in to share a fun challenge completed for the first ever Scraptivations official challenge! Carly is a lot of fun, and I know this is going to be fun, motivating and inspirational challenge site! This was a fun challenge for me...the challenge was:
Would you rather...
*use a die-cut/punch or fussy cut something?
*scrap something hard to scrap about or hardly ever scrapped about?
*use a music title or a movie/TV title?
So for #1 I of course picked punches...cuz I'm as you know a basically lazy scrapper, cutting stuff out is work to me, but I ADORE my here we have punched hearts to meet the first criteria....#2: Scrap something hardly scrapped about: now that would be most scrappers I rarely scrapped about me, so for this layout I decided to do a page about how my niece and nephews call me Aunt WeWe...of course, this turns heads when we are out in public, since wewe is another term for a bodily function...but they are growing up so fast and the oldest one now just calls me Lisa, so I wanted to capture this memory before I forget it.....#3:I used Music title: for my subtitle around my circle I printed the title to Kesha's song We R Who We I really don't listen to Kesha (really only heard this song on a blog playlist), but I have heard this song title before and really thought it was a great quote/title to use at some future point, just didn't know I was gonna use it so soon! LOL!
These papers are from my February Personalscrapper kit, featuring We R Memory Keepers Be My Valentine's line, which is really cute, I just adore this die cut paper! Had to use it up first! And that ribbon, it is already pleated for you, just beautiful if you are a ribbon lover! So glad I was able to get this kit as they are now sold out, but I am sure the March kit will be just as great, in fact, can't wait for the reveal next week!
So go challenge yourself and hop on over the Scraptivations and play along, its sure to get you out of your comfort zone and saving those precious memories!

Monday, February 14, 2011

Happy Valentine's Day!

Happy Valentine's Day friends! I hope everyone has a special day spent with those they love! It will be a pretty routine day for us as we are pretty busy on Mondays as a general rule, but I do have a fun surprise up my sleeve for my son, although he will have to wait until after school to fully enjoy it, so hope he doesn't have much homework tonight as he does have basketball practice! This is the card I made for him letting him know I love him, he is special to me and I have a surprise waiting for him on his laptop! YEAH! I love surprises :o) This card was created for one of the challenges over at Personalscrapper where we are having a fun crop this week, check it out and I hope you will have time to join us there, lots of great stuff being created and shared! Papers for this card are from my February 2008 Personalscrapper kit and are from We R Memory Keepers Tiffany line. Hoping to finish up this kit in the next week as another challenge for the crop, so check back again soon! I used my Stampin' Up Everyday Flexible phrases set for the sentiment and used my decorative scissors (again!) to frame my of these days I'm gonna get me one of those borders punches with the corner punch where you can punch around the entire square...hmmm...maybe I should get myself a Valentine's gift! LOL!

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Just another Sketchy Sunday

This is sketch I created for our monthly challenge over at the Personalscrapper forum. It is so fun to see all the wonderful creations using the same sketch and yet all the layouts look so different! For my layout I used Pink Paislee Cupid papers from the February 2009 Personalscrapper kit. I also wanted to use this layout for one of our 52 week challenges, where we are given a different challenge each week to help us create 52 layouts for the year and this one was a BORDER challenge. So I used my Stampin' Up border punch to create the borders along the my vertical paper strip and then I used my decorative scissors (blast from the past) to create a border around my handcut was like being back in first grade cutting out hearts and using fancy scissors! This layout tells the story of a special gift my son made for me back in 2003....he somehow had a heart eraser he had written on the front of it "I love Mom" and then on the back he wrote "verry much"...such a treasured gift, I just had to take a picture of it and then scrap the story so even if the eraser gets lost (although I keep it right on my desk and see it everyday) I will still have the memory on paper! I hope you will be inspired by the sketch and find time to create a special page about someone you love, and if you do make sure and link up in the comments section so we can all see your lovely work!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Blog Award!

I was honored to be given this fun award from Jewels! Jewels has such an inspiring blog, cute kids and some gorgeous layouts! Hop on over and show her some love! Jewels, thanks for thinking of me with this fun award! Well, part of the award is that I must list 7 random facts about myself, so here goes:
1) I love to listen to talk radio instead of music while I drive
2) My favorite time of year is the Fall
3) I have NO patience with paper folding techniques, even simple ones. If I take a class that tries to teach it to me, I just sit and listen or talk my sister or my friends into doing the folding for me
4) I am a SLOW scrapbooker, my average layout takes 2 days to complete! *gasp!*
5) I cannot stand to glue ANYTHING down on my page until it is deemed "complete", just on the off chance I want to change something at the last minute!
6) I once locked the high school secretary in the school safe - by accident of course! LOL!
7) My favorite TV channel is TV LAND- love those old reruns of Roseanne, Bonanza, I Dream of Jeannie etc!
Now the second part of this award is to pass it on to some of my favorite bloggers, so here you go, all of these bloggers have awesome blogs that give me inpsiration on a daily basis, hope you enjoy!
1) Amy
2) Debbie
3) Carly
4) Teresa
5) Jenny
6) Stacy
7) Star
8) Lydia
9) Erica
10) Heather
These ladies all ROCK, wonderful layouts, great inspiration and a lot of fun times on their blogs, I hope you are inspired by them as I have been!

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Sketch 103

We are undergoing an unprecedented freeze here in Texas...its been below freezing for 3 days now and we still have more snow expected tonight as well and don't expect it to get above freezing until Saturday. The ice on the roads has caused massive closings of business' as well as schools, we are on our third snow day here! So what's a girl to do when she's snowed in? Well, scrapbook of course! So due to the snow and ice I have been holed up at home and was able to create this fun layout using Sketch 103 by Liz Chidester at The Scrappiest. I got the idea for this layout from a layout by one of my Personalscrapper friends Addie, you can see her layout of the same title on her blog JUST ME, when I saw this adorable picture of her son and the awesome layout, I got the idea to use the same title and papers to scrap this picture of my nephew last Halloween. I used Echo Park Wintertime papers and alphabet stickers and Fancy Pants' Hot Chocolate papers and card cut out from my January Personalscrapper kit. What a fun way to use winter themed papers on a nonwinter layout- thanks for that inspiration Addie! I love the way this layout turned out with the combined inspiration of Liz's sketch and Addie's layout :o) Makes the cold weather seem less irksome somehow! LOL! Who knows if I can get my driveway cleared off soon, I might be able to find more time to create! Stay warm friends and be safe on those icy roads!