Sunday, March 20, 2011

My first Scraptivations Challenge!

Today is our first "official" challenge over at Scraptivations! I was honored to get to go first. This sketch is our first challenge, all you need to do to be entered into a random drawing for an awesome prize from The Paper Trail is to complete a layout based on this sketch and upload it to Scraptivations. For my layout I used papers and title block from My Minds Eye's newest line Stella Rose. To give the title block a bit more dimension I cut out the center title and raised it up by mounting it on a crocheted flower and mounting the title on brown cardstock to accent it more. The felt circle with heart embellie is from American Crafts. I love everyone's take on the sketch, all so unique even though they sprang from the same sketch! So hop on over to check out the DT's take on the sketch and for your chance to win an awesome prize for this month's sponsor! So excited for tomorrow, its the first day of class at Club Got Sketch! Can't wait to see what Valerie has in store for us tomorrow! It's not to late to join, just go HERE to join us, see you in class!

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Scraplifting fun

I had so much fun doing some "lazy" scrapping the other day. I am always blog hopping and finding layouts I would just love to lift, and yet, I never get around to actually lifting them. Well, the other day doing some late night scrappin' with my good friend and the mojo just wasn't there, so what's a girl to do but scraplift a layout. After all, I can't afford to waste the precious creative time I was able to give myself! This layout is a lift of Frances Sylvia from her blog FOREVER AND A YEAR...Frances' work is just awesome, love visiting her blog whenever I have time! For this layout I used my October 2010 PersonalScrapper kit featuring Jillibean Soup, which is fast becoming my favorite manufacturer now that Scenic Route is gone. I used this layout for my Week #7 52 week challenge over at Personalscrapper as well, which was the theme LOVE. I don't love anything more then these sweet faces...have you ever seen any cuter faces then these four???? These are my fav pics of my son, my niece and my two nephews from 2010. Just love the simplicity of this layout which allows these sweet faces to shine! Hope you all are having a good week, I'm hoping to do a bit of scrappin' tomorrow to get me over the hump, keep checking back, maybe I'll be able to actually finish one of the three layouts I have on my desk...then I've GOT to clean it off...who knows what is buried under that mess!

Monday, March 14, 2011

Winter Treat

Happy Monday everyone! I have been busy creating here and there, which boils down to, everyday when I have a few free minutes I piddle around with whatever layout is on my desk...usually for increments of 30 minutes or less. It's frustrating sometimes, but I find I am getting better at it as I don't normally have hours of time to scrapbook on an average day, even though I wish I did! I completed this layout awhile back but never shared it. I used my Personalscrapper January kit featuring Echo Park Wintertime and Fancy Pants Hot Chocolate papers. This is one of my all time fav kits, just loved this die cut paper and that little bird! This is from 2008 pics of my son at Panera Bread enjoying a cup of hot chocolate after we went with the fam to see Rudolph the Red Nosed Reindeer at Casa Mana (a local children's playhouse here in Fort Worth). This is one of those rare layouts I created without a sketch! Shocking I know, but see I really can design without a sketch, although I prefer not to. Well, I'm off to bed, this time change is doing me in....I must be getting old as it takes me longer to adjust to any little change in my routine lol! I am so excited for my first challenge at Scraptivations, don't forget to check HERE on the 20th, in the mean time, stop back by here cuz I did some scraplifting that I wanna share with you tomorrow, when I get some light to take a pic!

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Exciting News

I am so excited to share with you that I have been selected to be on the Design Team at Scraptivations! This is a fun new challenge blog that I am sure you will love as much as I do. Our first challenge is going to be up on March 20th, so I hope you will stop by and play along with us. I am looking forward to being part of this super fun site that will offer a great challenge twice a month. In the mean time I have been hard at work on our first challenge as well as my 52 week challenges and I will have more to share with you this weekend, so enjoy your Ash Wednesday and check back soon!

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sketch 105

Not sure which I like more, this sketch by Liz Chidester from The Scrappiest OR Basic Grey's Wander line...I guess its a toss up, both are pretty fantastic! I received these fun papers from my secret sister last fall Erica from Personalscrapper. I just love the colors in this line, perfect for any type of layout really. I complete this layout for one of the 52 week challenges over at Personalscrapper, the category for this challenge was MEMORIES. This picture was take of my Dad, brother and nephew on my nephew's first birthday this past January and is for his album that I am making him (slowly but surely, well, the first year will be finished by the time he's 10, so that' pretty good huh?) I love this picture, this little guy is the most photogenic baby I have ever seen, he is always smiling for the camera, unlike a 13 year old boy I know who shall remain nameless.....but his time is coming, he is due to featured on the old blogo here next week, cuz I'm currently working on a layout of him LOL! This sketch was so easy to use, and I really like the simplicity of it. I'm lagging behind though, cuz I think they are up to sketch 109 over at The Scrappiest, so hoping to play some catch up this weekend, but then again Becky did put up some really awesome sketches over at Page Maps this week too....choices, choices... well, off to play before bedtime, hope you can get sketchy soon too!