Monday, November 28, 2011

Fall is almost gone!

It is starting to feel more like winter then fall here! We had a cool front move through this weekend and it sure feels more like Winter now! Trying to stay warm has zapped my mojo somewhat, but am slowly getting back to scrapping now that the house is almost decorated and my charity obligations are almost done for the rest of the year! I was participating in the 52 week challenge over at Personalscrapper but not sure I am doing very well with that, we are currently in week 48 and I have made exactly 30 pages so I am about 18 weeks behind...not sure if I can actually pull off alll 52 challenges are not, but I am still going to try. I am jokingly telling my son I am locking myself in my room on December 30th and coming out on Jan 1st with all the challenges done! lol! I wish I was a fast scrapper like some of my friends, but the truth is, if I complete 3 pages a week that is a good week for me! Even at an all night crop I am lucky to get 4-5 layouts done! So at this rate I will complete the 52 challenges sometime around Valentine's Day! This layout uses the wonderful October kit from Personalscrapper featuring We R Memory Keepers Splendor line (with a few embellies from my stash thrown in.) I love this picture of my brother and nephew taken while walking to the hayrack ride at Vala's Pumpkin Patch in October, my nephew looks like a miniature little man doesn't he? So cute! This layout was inspired by Debbie's transparency challenge for the October LOAD and I also added some chipboard so it will fit the Chipboard challenge for week 37 of the 52 week challenges! The transparency I have had in my stash FOREVER and says "Tall oaks from little acorns grow", I thought it fit this picture perfectly! I haven't used vellum on a page in forever, so I had to dig out my vellum adhesive and then used brads to attach it to my page securely! Papers and stickers are by We R Memory Keepers - Splendor line, chipboard acorns by Basic Grey, chipboard leaves are from Target dollar bin and letters are by Paper Trunk! If you are participating in a 52 week challenge this year make sure and leave us a comment we'd love to see what challenges you have been working on!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Hello my name is Derf!

Well, we had a nice time at Trunk or Treat last night, our church sponsors a trunk or treat each year for the local kids, we went and passed out candy at my parent's trunk this year. My son is now officially to "Old" for Halloween! Bummer huh? So I have no funny pics to post this year of his costume, but luckily I get to scrapbook my nieces and nephews, so I can't wait to get my hands on their pics and scrapbook them! I recently created this layout for one of the Personalscrapper challenges and thought I would share. This is my son last year on Halloween when he went to our Youth Group costume party as DERF the Nerd and actually won one of the prizes for best costume! He did look pretty funny I'll tell you. I won this Jillibean Atomic Soup line as a crop prize from Personalscrapper awhile back and was saving it for a science fair pic, but then I realized it was perfect for this page! So I used it vs actual Halloween themed papers/embellies and I really like the way it turned out! Corrugated alpha by Jillibean Soup and foam letters by American Crafts. We still have this week to work on our Croptoberfest layouts so I am trying to complete at least 5 more challenges to get me to 10, although I think I already completed about 10 layouts total for October, but 5 of them weren't for Croptoberfest challenges. So if your mojo needs a jumpstart please come join us, you have until Sunday to participate and don't have to be a member to do so! I'd love to see you there!