Sunday, January 29, 2012

Croppy inspiration!

Well, here are the other two layouts I completed at the VERY funny New's Year's crop at Personalscrapper last week! For layout one the challenge was to use a large photo, so I picked this one of my brother, SIL and nephew in front of their Christmas tree. The papers are from Bo Bunny Blitzen found in my December Personalscrapper kit. I added the American Craft flairs (love those things) as well as the Stampin Up felt snowflakes and Paper Trunk Benny alphas ( another MUST HAVE) from my stash! This layout is a direct "lift" from another layout I did in the past you can find it HERE.....don't you love it when you can lift yourself? After all, who needs to reinvent the wheel.

The second layout is my first time to use my papers I got last spring at Archivers from the Simple Stories summer line. I must say this line is super fun to work with, too bad I only got just a few papers, may have to find more somewhere! This layout is based on a sketch by Allison Davis from Sketch Support, this is one of her best sketch in my opinion! These pictures of my brother and nephew were a bit blurry, but in the wallet size format it is not as noticeable, so hard to photograph a fast moving two year old without a bit of blurriness! lol! I hand stitched the flower stems, the flowers are punch outs from my stash by Stampin Up and the letter stickers are Thickers!

Thanks for stopping by to check out the rest of my scrappy creations, up on this week's agenda is getting caught up on the 52 week challenges over at Personalscrapper! Can you believe how fast January is going? So what's on your scrappy agenda this week?

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Croppy fun!

The Personalscrapper Happy New Year's crop was a lot of fun and pretty productive for me! I got 5 of the challenges done. These are two of the layouts I was able to finish, the first one didn't really fit one of the crop challenges but did fit the challenge for week #2 of the 52 week challenges to scrap your family. This is my SIL, brother and nephew at the pumpkin patch last fall! I love this pic of them. I used the October Personalscrapper kit, featuring We R Memory's Autumn Splendor line. Letters are felt Thickers by American Crafts and Basic Grey minis (love these things!). Extras from my stash ( journaling spot by Paper Trunk, flower by We R Memory Keepers, Stickers by We R Memory Keepers (PS Oct. Kit) and calendar cut out by Paper Loft). Layout based on a sketch by Sketchy Thursdays. Sad to say, they are no longer going to be doing weekly sketches. I didn't have a chance to play along with them most of the time, but I always followed along and enjoy their sketches as well as the inspiration from those playing along!
The second layout was for the crop challenge : Mix 3 patterns of paper! I love these kind of challenges. I used the November Personalscrapper kit for the first time, featuring American Crafts Night Fall line. Letters included in kit are from Scenic Route (sure miss that company!). I used a lot of embellies from my stash on this one too! Ticket by Tim Holz, flower by Sassafrass Lass, calendar by Jenny Bowlin and family embelli from Rusty Pickle (this is an old one for sure)
This is a another page for my nephew's album, he just turned 2 last week! I love this picture of the 3 of them with the elk head my brother got hunting this fall.
Hope you enjoyed my scrappy crop fun folks! I'll be back in a day or two to share the rest of my 52 week challenges, can you believe we are in week 4 of 2012 already? Wow, hope 2012 doesn't blow by as fast as 2011 and hope I can complete all 52 of the challenges this year! Come join us at Personalscrapper if you would like to for the 52 week challenge, it's a great way to get those pictures in those albums and those memories in those books! Have a wonderful week friends!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Puppy Love!

Hope everyone is ready for the weekend! I know I am! We started a crop last night over at Personalscrapper and I was able to complete a challenge last night! This is a record for me. I completed a layout of my nephew with his puppies using the June 2011 kit featuring Jillibean Soup Watermelon Gazpacho line. I am now down to scraps of this kit and am thinking about reordering some more, it is an awesome line...but that takes me to the age old debate should I get more of the old or wait for the new summer lines which I am sure are going to be awesome as well? Kind of like the Seinfeld episode where Jerry has to take Bania out lunch after Bania gives him a new Armani suit...remember that one? Ok, maybe you don't I may be the only one on the planet who has every Seinfeld episode memorized. I love Seinfeld and find that a lot of things in my everyday life can relate to a Seinfeld episode! Hmmm...maybe this is another idea for a layout!?! lol! This layout is a scraplift of Aphra Bolyer's layout shown above. You can visit her AWESOME blog HERE....I am sure when you do you will find lots of fun things you will want to lift, she is an awesome designer and does a lot of work for some of my favorite manufacturers like Jillibean Soup! Well, I better stop yaking and get back to the crop, I still have 9 challenges to try and complete! Hoping to spend most of the weekend cropping with just a wee bit of cleaning thrown it! Happy Friday the 13th everyone!

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Happy Scrappy New Year!

Here is how I spent my New Year's Day....scrapping, sketching, and buying a few new products! I was able to take advantage of a great 40% off sale at Scrapper's Boutique on New Year's Day, I could have went HOG WILD, but didn't! lol! They had some awesome new Valentine's lines (my fav is the new Crate Paper Paper Heart line!) but I contained myself to only things I could find an immediate need for (at least that was how I justified it to myself lol) So I came home the proud new owner of the new My Mind's Eye Kraft Fun Day lines! These lines are so versatile that I figured I could easily put them to good use! Well, I had vowed not to spend all day just gathering MORE supplies (eeks!) so I came right home and went to work drafting up a sketch for the January Personalscrapper sketch challenge! And then, with still loads of time on my crafty hands I was able to whip up a layout using the sketch and my new papers and embellies! This is the ONLY picture from my son's birthday party last month with his friends (gasp!) And I had to beg, borrow and steal to even get that. I had kept telling myself that I was OK with the one pic, but really I wanted to jump out from around the corners at the boys while they were playing video games and snap away, but I decided to keep my promise to my son and be a crazed camera momma...besides this ended up being one of his gifts and I figured with Xbox games being $60 a pop it was an easy way to save some $$! So here you have it, my one picture 14h birtday party layout...a bit different from his first birthday where I literally had 100 pics (even if they were all pretty digital camera back then in the "OLD" days!) and could have created 10+ layouts of just this one event! Don't you just love the kraft paper? I have always liked it and am so glad it is making a showing once again! All papers and embellies are from My Mind's Eye, letter stickers are American Craft Thickers. On another note, I didn't meet my scrappy goal of 100 layouts last year (I know...lame huh?) so I set my goal a little lower at 75 this year and am pretty sure I can achieve that one! One done...74 to go! Hoping to scrap more this weekend, so check back again real soon!