Thursday, March 29, 2012

Got Sketch 107

Howdy bloggy friends! Has anyone taken a Got Sketch class? If you haven't you need to! I have taken almost everyone of them that Valerie has offered and have never been disappointed. The current class is Got Sketch 107 and you can learn more about it HERE. This is my page based on sketch #1 from this class. I was able to use up some of my older October Afternoon Stash. This layout is a mix of Cherry Lane, Duck in a Row, Weathervane, and Thrift Store. I love the hexagons on this sketch (Valerie provides all class members with a template to make them) and it is a great way to use up a bunch of scraps! I think this template itself is worth the price of admission, some other classes out there cost a whole lot more so this class is definitely a bargain! I am working on some other assignments from the class and can't wait to share them with you. The other great thing about this class is you use your own stash, no "kit" to buy, no supplies to buy, and I am using up some older stash so far. The flower is from Basic Grey, the stickers are from October Afternoon's Ducks in a Row line and the letter stickers are by Making Memories (I got them at Target ages ago and this is my first time to use them!) All these items on this page have been in my stash over a year. The pics of course are of my sweet adorable nephew at four months old! He was such a cute chubster! Of course, he is still cute just not a chubster anymore, don't you love chubby babies? We have a busy weekend ahead so not sure I actually finish the rest of my Got Sketch projects before the end of March, but I will get them finished soon and share when I do! Have a wonderful weekend friends!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Scrapbook Bingo!

Well, I was able to get a bit more scrapping done this week with the rainy weather we had earlier in the week. I am trying to catch up on the 52 week challenges over at Personalscrapper. Hard to believe we are in week 12 already! I have done 8 of the challenges so far and am now just 4 weeks behind, hoping to narrow it done by at least one more layout before week 13 begins! This layout was from a challenge for week 8 that I created. I decided to do a little game of Scrapbook Bingo (I love bingo! Just ask my son, he will tell you I can't get enough of it!) If you haven't played scrapbook Bingo before here is how it works: you look at the bingo card provided above and decide on your "bingo" in my case I picked the second row straight down. You must use those four elements on your layout you create, however, you can add additional elements if you want, just must include at least the four elements from your "bingo" which in my case was: 1) three patterns 2) scraplift - I scraplifted this awesome layout called Winter Hats by Carrie Postma 3) twine and 4) buttons. I used the January Personalscrapper kit featuring Echo Park's Winter Park with one paper thrown in from the January 2010 Personalscrapper kit featuring Echo Park Wintertime (these two lines do coordinate nicely). The buttons are from my stash as is the little punch out saying which is from My Mind's Eye. The circle is a coaster from Paper Trunk and the letter stickers are from the kit by Echo Park. I love the simplicity of this layout, thanks Carrie for the inspiration! If you decide to try your hand at Scrapbook Bingo be sure and link back here in the comment section so we all can enjoy your creation!

Monday, March 19, 2012

Our Little Poser

Happy Monday everyone! It was a relaxing fun last weekend of Spring Break at our house. My niece and I did a bit of crafting, we did a lot of yard work and enjoyed time with friends and family! Today they are predicting a lot of storms, so hoping to stay in tonight and do some more crafting. Here is a layout I made using the awesome Simple Stories Yearography collection. This collection is super cute and if you don't have it on your wish list you might want to add it! This is the collection featured in the March Personalscrapper kit and this kit comes with a bunch of Basic Grey embellishments that are super awesome, can't wait to play with this kit some more. The stickers are from Simple Stories as well and although you get the awesome alphabet stickers in the kit, I did buy the other sticker sheet that goes with this collection separately after I learned this was to be our line for March. I LOVE these cute little pumpkin stickers and it also has the cutest snowman and other stickers too! I also used up some older stash on this layout: the background striped paper is by We R Memory Keepers Autumn Splendor line and was in the October 2011 Personalscrapper kit, the word print paper is by My Minds Eye that I have had in my stash for years, glad I finally found something to coordinate with it, and the letter stickers are from Simple Stories, Jenni Bowlin (little circle ones) and American Craft Thickers for the word "poser" on the banner. The kraft die cut is a die called Top Note from STampin Up and the border punch on top of the banner is by Stampin Up as well. This is my nephew at the pumpkin patch last fall. He did (and most likely still does) the cutest little pose (just like you see in the pic) where he puts one hand behind his back, smiles sheepishly, pauses to pose, then waits til you snap the pic and then rushes over to the camera to see himself! So cute! He LOVES to see pics of himself in the display screen of your camera, as I suppose most kids do (when my son was little though no such thing as digital, so I never experienced it with him) but the funny thing is for a TWO YEAR OLD...he hold still so you can get a good kind of kid! Now don't get me wrong, I doubt he would hold still for an extended period of time, he is two after all, but he will hold for one you gotta be quick still to get the good pic, but as quick as with other two year olds! This layout is based on an awesome sketch by Tammi Bennett from My Scraps and More, which is another awesome scrappy site, fun message board, great crops and even better an AWESOME scrappy store with great products, great sales and even faster shipping! If you are in need of some retail therapy I highly recommned her store, great experiences when I have shopped there, she won't disappoint I am sure! Well, better get off the computer, I can see some lightning now as well as hear the distant roar of thunder, here comes the storm! Stay safe and dry tonight friends!

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Live a Full Life

Happy weekend everyone! Hope everyone is having a nice scrappy weekend so far! I have been lucky, getting to do two of my favorite things today, watch basketball and scrap! The only downer is our team (KU Jayhawks) lost the Big 12 tourney, but it was nice for Mizzou, they are a good team, so congrats to all you Mizzou fans, sad to see them leave the Big 12 after this year. Now to share some of my scrappy fun, here is a layout I did for the week 3 52 week challenge over at Personalscrapper. The challenge was to scrap something that made you happy....when I thought about that I listed so many things, that I decided to combine them all into one layout. This layout is based on a sketch by Valerie Salmon at Got Sketch (sketch #100) and it is also was inpsired by a layout by Jen Chapin. Jen did an AMAZING layout called Live a Full Life and although I didn't lift her design I did lift the idea and title from her so thank you Jen for such a great idea! Please visit Jen's blog, it is packed with amazing work, you will want to spend hours pinning all her layouts to your Pinterest board believe me! I used the March 2011 Personalscrapper kit featuring papers by My Minds Eye So Sophie line (loved that line) with letter stickers by American Crafts and some OLD OLD cork ones from an unknown source (these I got when I first started scrapping in the 90's that is how old they were!). Thanks for visiting my blog, hope to see you back again real soon!