Thursday, June 30, 2011

Second one hour challenge!

I'm back with my second one hour challenge, this time using a Page Maps sketch by Becky Fleck (love her sketches!), and this time around I actually didn't cheat at all! Yay me!!! I was able to finish in one hour without any difficulty this time, having the sketch to guide me really helped. I used the new Jillibean Soup line called Watermelon Gazpacho which I received in my June Personalscrapper kit. All supplies are Jillibean Soup except for the big star brad by Queen and company. I picked up a lot of fun embellies from the Queen and Company booth during the Great American Scrapbook Convention in Arlington this year! I love their embellishments, so versatile! This picture you might recognize from our annual Memorial Day trip to NRH2O waterpark...with our first time to take my niece who is 3! We had a great time as usual and really this was my only good picture of the whole day, so had to scrap it right away! Have a happy fourth everyone and take lots of pictures!

Saturday, June 25, 2011

One hour challenge!

We are having a summer camp over at Personalscrapper this summer! This was our first week of camp and it is my week to be camp counselor! So being a good camp counselor I had to find way to entertain the campers and what better way then some fun campfire games? Last night we gathered around the campfire and had ourselves a fun one hour layout challenge. You basically get one hour to create a for me that is a challenge! You can gather your supplies ahead of time, but you must create your layout in the hour time frame. Well, I did it, but it was a tough struggle...and I hate to admit it, but as I was getting this layout ready to photograph, I decided to add a few more I cheated by about 3 minutes...I had forgotten my journaling, which I quickly added and then I also added the cameo and quote up in the top right square..and now I am happy with my layout, so this one is the "almost" an hour layout lol! We are having another one hour challenge around the campfire tonight too...and I promise not to cheat tonight (lol!)! Ok, deets on my layout...all papers by Crate Paper (Potrait line)...embellies a mix of Crate Paper (cameo), KI memories (remember sticker), Queen and company (pearls and rhinestone), Pink Paislee (cork elements) and butterfly is unknown...I got it a long time ago in a kit and don't know who makes it. Letter stickers are from the Echo Park For The Record line. This layout was based on a sketch by Allison Davis from her blog called SKETCH SUPPORT. This picture was taken at the Arlington Great American Scrapbook Convention this June, where I was lucky enough to get to meet two of my online Personalscrapper friends IRL! Both Debbie and Kelly were a lot of fun to shop with and are as sweet as can be in person. I hope to get to crop with one or both of them someday soon! It is so fun to actually get to meet your online friends in the flesh! Ok, I'm off to prepare for tonights one hour challenge..wish me luck and I promise not to cheat this time *wink*!

Friday, June 24, 2011

Water Park Fun!

One thing we can say about this June, it's been HOT here in Texas, so we spent today cooling our heels at the water park nearby NRH2O...we had a great time, enjoyed the water slides, wave pool, my fav the lazy river and had fun taking underwater pics with my sister's underwater Kodak PlaySport Camera, it was a lot of fun! Great day with great friends beating the heat! I can't believe we are now half way through summer vacation- my how time flies when you are having fun! And to make my day even more perfect I'm scrapping tonight, so check back tomorrow to see some scrappy goodness!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Fun with color!

It's another fun challenge at Scraptivations this week! This week's challenge is brought to you by Amy! The challenge is to create a layout using a split complementary color scheme...sound complicated? It's not! In fact, it can make your scrapbooking much easier, by helping you choose what colors will complement each other when creating your layout! Basically what you do is pick your base color (in my case red), then you use the TWO colors adjacent to your base color's complement (in this case green) this case blue green(kind of a turquoise blue) and yellow green (more of a lime green). Remember the complement of a color is the color directly across from it on the color wheel. So for my layout I used the colors lime green, red and turquoise blue with a bit of brown and navy blue thrown in as well...The papers I used here are from Jillibean Soup (lime green dot) and Echo Park (plaid). Letter stickers from Hobby Lobby (Paper Studio) with embellishments from Jillibean Soup, American Crafts (flair badge), Queen and Company (pearls and big brad) and Bazzill (flower). Pictures of my nephew feeding himself for the first time! Sweet huh? I hope you can play along with us this month at Scraptivations, the prize up for grabs is from Punky Sprouts and it is what are you waiting for? Get scrappin'!

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Happy Father's Day!

Happy Father's Day to all the Father's out there! This layout isn't really a true Father's Day layout, but it is of my brother and nephew, such sweet photos taken by my SIL. I just had to scrap them. We had a nice Father's Day celebrating with my Dad and spending time with the fam....even got some time in stamping with my niece and scrappin'time as well..can't beat that! This layout was one I made for my stint as this week's camp counselor over at Camp Personalscrapper! We are having a fun summer camp starting this week. You can earn badges by completing each week's challenge and this week my challenge is a scavenger hunt challenge! You create a layout based on the things on you "list", the more things you add to your layout the more points you get (20 points max) and the winner is the one with the most points! I used to love scavenger hunts....the best ones are where you have to do silly things...and in this digital age it is fun to be able to capture it on video or film...i.e. one of the challenges I saw online from a church group was to smile at someone and when they said "hi" to say "I have new socks!" and capture their reply on video...or go into a restaurant and then ask patrons for the parsley off their plates...or how about this one...get a picture of a human pyramid in the front yard of a stranger's house, but the kicker....the homeowner has to be in the pyramid! I was laughing so hard imaging people's expressions on some of these...however, in the times we live in now, it may be dangerous to do some of these things, people are not as friendly as they used to be and might not think these things are to funny! I know when I was a kid it was a common occurrence to have someone knock at your door needing something like a roll of TP etc for their list...and in my 15 years as a homeowner, I think I have had it happen only once that I not as common anymore. But back to scrappin'...this layout is worth 15 can see my list HERE. For this layout I used My Mind's Eye papers from the Stella Rose line, buttons and puffy sticker are from that line as well. I also used my Stampin' Up punches for the flower and to add a bit of texture, I used my newest STampin Up sizzix embossing folder on the middle of the flower. Letter stickers are Thickers (blue) and My Little Shoebox (small grey). I hope you can join us at Camp Personalscrapper soon, I know I'm on a mission to earn all the camp badges this year!

Friday, June 17, 2011

Life of the Party!

Another fun layout to share with you today! This layout uses the newer Basic Grey line called Life of the Party. Have I told you how much I love Basic Grey? It seems like their last few releases have been just my style, and this one more then any of their previous lines! I don't even really like to scrap birthdays per se, but this line is very versatile, bright, cheery, and it's not just for birthdays! Most of the "B" sides of the themed paper are totally non-birthday! This layout is of my son on his big thirteenth birthday...he got an Ipod Touch and it was a total surprise to him because I told him they were "too expensive" so he didn't think he was going to get one at all! All the papers and embellishments are from Basic Grey's Life of the Party line and the letter stickers are Thickers (daydream font- a fav of mine). I love the use of tags here, seems like they are appearing all over the place again, it's a trend I like and seems to go dormant for awhile and then pop up as the "in" thing every now and again, so glad they are back "in again! Have a wonderful Friday friends and look for another fun challenge at Scraptivations on Sunday....a little's colorful!

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Scrapbook Bingo!

Time for another fun challenge over at Scraptivations! This is my week to host the challenge and I have come up with a fun game of scrapbook Bingo! I love Bingo and decided to combine two of my fav things: scrapbooking and bingo for this challenge! For this challenge you will create a layout or project using the four items in your "bingo" i.e. across, up and down or diagonally. You can use more then these 4 items but you must use at least those four items on your layout or project. On my layout I scored my bingo diagonally and used: one photo, twine, season and punch(used my wave border punch)! With Scrapbook bingo everyone's a winner! My layout uses papers and embellishments by October Aftenoon, their Seaside collection. I also had fun with some twine I picked up online awhile back, love the look of twine, it's all the rage now and you see it everywhere, in fact, I need to get some more to play with! Don't forget to link up your layout for this week's challenge HERE by July 5th for a chance at a very cool prize! Can't wait to see what you Bingo!