You are amazing

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

Happy New Year! I cannot believe it's already 2015. It seems like we were prepping for Y2K only yesterday...Well, I am starting this year off with a new post, a new LO and as a member of a new challenge blog called Picture This. The idea behind Picture This is to create LO's by thinking outside of the box based on the criteria for each challenge.

For the first challenge, the criteria is One photo + paint + Burst. 

I'm not sure how, but this page came together in about 30 minutes. I had this photo already printed, I knew I had this paper, it was just the paint part that I had to think about. As I was looking through my stencils, I came across a pack of chipboard words. Bam, that was it. I painted the YOU in the coral color for some contrast and added some embellishments in the same color to balance the page.  This is a favorite color combo of mine, yellow, aqua and coral. I fond it easy to use and versatile enough for all types of pages. The burst makes the whole theme of the page come together. He shines. He is amazing. 

Thanks for ringing in the new year with me and my creative view.  I hope you will follow me throughout the year.

Supplies:-PP-Basic Grey, Pebbles, Crate paper, wood pieces, stickers, clip, alpha & washi-Freckled Fawn, Chipboard-Fancy Pants-Paint-Making Memories, Studio Calico, Pen-EK Success

Oh Dreidel

Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Hey there, I guess this is my last post for 2014. It's also one of the last articles on the Get It Scrapped blog for the year. Using your holiday stash to create holiday pages.

When I first started thinking about this page, I thought I had a lot more Hanukkah stash than I actually did. As it turns out, I have a lot of old stickers but not many papers. It became a 'make it work' moment.

First I arranged the photos and background papers. I grabbed a variety of dreidel stickers, laid them out and stared at them for a long time. I just started placing them around the page until I got a design I was satisfied with. I didn't feel like it had enough stuff on it, so I created the border along the edge. I cut the lyrics to the dreidel song from a piece of patterned paper and used it as part of the journaling. This page is part of a series of pages from this party, so I didn't add the whole story here. 

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today and for sharing on my 2014 journey. I hope you'll be continuing on with me in 2015. I will be welcoming in the new year on some new Creative Teams. I'll have many new projects to share.  

Supplies: Cardstock-American Crafts, Bazzill,  Patterned paper-Karen Foster, Echo Park, Doodlebug designs, stickers-Mrs Grossman, Frances Meyer, Karen Foster, Mark designs, mist-Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico, ink-Memento, Adhesive-Recollections, EK Success alpha-American Crafts, Silhouette, pen-EK Success, 

Eat Cake

Sunday, December 21, 2014

Hey there. It's Monday, reveal day for Let's Get Sketchy.   

This sketch is a little different for me. I use mostly 4x6 photos. So to to stay true to the design, I used only 2 photos, but angled them.  I liked the notion of the paint as a base layer. I though this would be a good chance to use some new spray inks I got. I sprayed 2 colors, then dripped some water over them, letting the colors blend and drip. I used a different ink to paint the edges. I used the black and the patterned washi to give it some texture and contrast. The sprinkles of sequins give it a festive feel.

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. I'll have more to share soon.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, Bazzill,  Ink-Dylusions, Sparkling H20s, washi-MME, Freckled Fawn, wood pieces-Freckled Fawn, Basic Grey, Studio Calico, Sequins-Hazel&Ruby, Studio Calico, enamel dots-MME, die cuts-Silhouette 

I Learned Everything

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

I have a layout in a new Get It Scrapped article "Telling Stories about Holiday Mentors". This was a fun project for me to work on. The truth is, I did learn everything from Nani. We all do what we do, what we cook, how we prepare, because that's how Nani does it. We learned by watching, helping and doing. 

The project is more of a tribute and a thank you to her, than a story.  My thought is that the stories will be invoked by the items on the page; the recipe in Nani's handwriting, a pot of chicken soup and Nani baking at my house. 

The page is designed with Nani and a sense of family in mind. The paper, flowers and doilies make me think of Nani. The hearts and house further represent love and family. 

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. I've got more sharing to do, so  come back again.

Supplies-PP, stickers-Fancy Pants, die cuts-Fancy Pants, Jellybean Soup, alphas-Fancy Pants, October Afternoon, Basic Grey, Brad-October Afternoon, wood, epoxy and resin-Freckled Fawn, Doilies-Doodlebug Designs, BoBunny, Washi-Doodlebug Designs

The Coldest 4th Of July

Monday, December 15, 2014

I have a new project to share, and am very late in writing this post. (Chalk it up to Holiday season gone wild)  I'm also sad to say this is the last reveal for Child's Play Challenges.  We will be closing the blog at the end of the month. Our last classic toy is 

I went with the idea of lighting, as in fireworks, to create this layout. I used a Scrapbook Generation sketch, some patriotic colors, the Silhouette and that was it. I was very easy to put this together. 

The photos aren't great, but neither was the day. It was the coldest, gloomiest 4th of July that I can remember. (note the long sleeves) For some reason, so one was around and we wound up lighting fireworks in our driveway by ourselves.  We made the best of it.

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view. Stop back again, I have more coming up to share

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP-Melissa Frances, Doodlebug Designs, Fancy Pants, Stamp-Stampology, Ink-Colorbox, Alphas-Authentique, American Crafts, Die cuts-Silhouette, Sketch-Scrapbook Generation

Give me some #@*$* Cake!

Monday, December 8, 2014

Paper Issues has a new link party today and I am adding an OLD (Circa 11/2011) layout that, to this day is one of my favorites.

Is it fancy? No. Lots of embellishments? No. There are none. Does the title say it all? No. The photo does, but the title is what my son can't say but was expressing with his actions. Done and done!

Wild, Wild West

Sunday, December 7, 2014

It's another Monday, so that means a new sketch reveal at Let's Get Sketchy.  Here's the new sketch

Here is my layout.

What I like about this sketch, is it's versatility. I have actually used this sketch before and you can find it here. Today I used a large 5x7 photo and some extra layers of paper. Due to the larger size, I minimized the items at the top of the page as well as the embellishments. I chose colors that were neutral and tore them to add to the vintage feel of the photo. It needed a bit of contrast, so some red was added around the page. It definitely helped make the photo stand out.

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. I've always got more to share, so stop by again.

Supplies: PP-MME, Pebbles, EchpPark, washi-MME-Stickers-Sticko, Sassafrass, October Afternoon, alphas-MME, American Crafts, enamel dots-Quwwn & Co, Ink-Colorbox, 

Picture This! A new challenge blog

Friday, December 5, 2014

Hey there. Today I,'m talking about a new challenge blog opening in January. It's called Picture This.

The idea behind this challenge is kind of like a recipe challenge. To get everyone started, there is a mini challenge on the blog:

Create a LO using one photo + Christmas + paper strips + layers. 

The rest is up to you as long as these items are clearly visible on the page.

I dont have very many Christmas photos. In fact, this may be the last one I have. He went through a phase where he loved to wear hats, the sillier the better. I didn't want to use traditional Christmas colors, but red HAD to be on the page. I mixed it with turquoise and yellow. It's festive, bright and happy, just like the photo. I layered 3 papers, added 3 paper strips and used one photo, and a Christmas related title.

There is a giveaway as well as the mini challenge up on the blog today. Head over there to check it out. Be sure to come back on Jan 1 when the first challenge will be revealed.

Supplies: CS-Paper Accents, PP-Echo Park, Simple Stories, stickers-Pebbles, resin & clip-Freckled Fawn, wood pieces & mist-Studio Calico, sequins-Hazel & Ruby, Doodlebug Designs, stitch Template-American Crafts, Alpha-Theresa Collins, pen-Sakura, 

We All Live on the Disney Submarine

Monday, December 1, 2014

If you are looking for today's Child's Play Challenges reveal, please go here

Good morning and welcome to the Scrapbook Generation December Blog Hop. You should have arrived here from Steffanie's Blog   If this happens to be your first stop, it would be best to go to Scrapbook Generation and begin from there.

I have created this for your viewing pleasure today:

I used a sketch from the 2 page Travel Sketches book. This book happens to be a personal favorite. I find myself continuously using it.

These are photos of my younger son's first ride on the Submarine at Disneyland. It was another "what should we expect" moment, and another "he did ok" moment when it was over.  This paper collection is an all time favorite of mine; one I hoard and will be terribly sad when it is all gone. That being said, I think I was more excited to use the chipboard embellishments than anything else on this layout. Because there are so many photos and they are different sizes and range, I used only the chipboard and nothing else. The sketch helped me put this layout together quickly and easily. 

You can find this sketch and many more in the Scrapbook Generation store.  In fact, if you want to try one out before making a purchase, there is a free sketch available in the store each month.  Thank you for stopping by my creative view today.  From here, please go to TinaGale's blog.  Please leave a comment on each blog in the hop. one lucky commenter will receive a Sketch book bundle of their choice from the Scrapbook Generation store.  You have one week to complete the hop. The winner will be drawn Monday Dec 8.

Supplies: PP-Crate paper, Cosmo Cricket, chipboard-Cosmo Cricket, Alphas-Doodlebug Designs, Jillibean Soup

Round & Round

If you are looking for the Scrapbook Generation Blog Hop, please go here.

Welcome to Dec and the first challenge of the month for Child's play Challenges. We decided to get into the Holiday Spirit for our Classic Movie challenge:

Here is my layout

 I had a few photos from a neighborhood carnival that I wanted to get onto one page. They are of 4 different rides, but they all went 'around and around', and one of them is even a train ride.  This is a much busier page than I have created in a while. But that's ok. The supplies I chose all relate to movement (arrows), and a fun day (cameras, word phrases). 

Thanks for taking a look at My Creative View today. Check back again soon. I always have more to share.

Supplies-PP, Stickers-Echo Park, Alphas-Echo Park, American Crafts, Die cut-Paper Issues

Smile Pretty

Saturday, November 29, 2014

I have a new LO to share today inspired by challenges at Scrap Our Stash, Paper Issues. It is also my DT application for an opening soon challenge site called Picture This. DT Call ends on 12/1. There is still time to get your application in! This LO has been finished for almost a week, but due to Thanksgiving, anything scrapbook related had to take a back seat.

This is the Scrap Our Stash Sketch that I started with. The other requirements are someone I am thankful for and to use 5 of my 'go to' stash items.

For the Picture This application, I had to use one photo, a flower cluster, and a frame.

For Paper Issues, I used the 'together' part of "birds of a feather flock together"

Here is my LO

I try not to overlap to many challenges, but these challenges all worked really well together. This Scrap Our Stash sketch was a fun way to use the Picture This requirements. The flower cluster is at the top, the resin frame at the diagonal corner of the single photo of my sister and I together, which is a treat. We live far apart. The truth is, i'm thankful to have her in my life.  The other elements I used are shaped paper clips, die cuts (both pre-made and cut on a Silhouette, resin shapes, sequins, mist and washi tape. 

So there you have it. Almost short and sweet. Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. Check back again. I will have more to share soon

Supplies: PP-Crate Paper, Pink Paislee, Heidi Swapp, BoBunny, WRMK, die cuts-Heidi Swapp, Silhouette (circle shape by Brenshevia Baker), washy-heidi Swapp, resin shapes, flair & clips-Freckled Fawn, sequins-Hazel & Ruby, Mist-Heidi Swapp

Best Friends

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Oh, Its Monday again and you know what that means...Reveal day at Let's Get Sketchy. Let's take a look at this week's sketch

I changed this one up quite a bit. I wanted a cleaner look for this photo, but wanted to still keep the original design in my page. First, I chose to use one vertical photo instead of the two horizontal ones. Then, I flipped the direction of the papers and the side of the page they're on.  I used the circular element, but placed it as an embellishment,  at the bottom right corner of the photo.  

I can proudly say this is the final Bar Mitzvah album layout that I will share. The album is finished. These are very special friends of ours who made the weekend exceptionally memorable. I wanted to create a layout highlighting them in the photo. 

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. If you are inspired by the sketch, come play along at Let's Get Sketchy

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP , alpha & stamp-Basic Grey, washi-MME & Little B, die cut, enamel dots & stars-MME, ink-colobox, mist-Heidi Swapp, Studio Calico

Mid Century Modern

Tuesday, November 18, 2014

There is a fantastic new article on the Get It Scrapped blog today: Scrapbook pages inspired by Mid Century Modern.  I had a pretty good idea I knew what this was, but did some research anyway. I read this article on and looked at the Get It Scrapped Pinterest board as well.

I went fairly literal with this layout. I used the ideas of clean lines, graphic patterns and bridging the outdoors. The design of the page is simple with straight edges. The graphic patterns and colors are representative of wallpaper and artwork. The woodgrain paper and burlap give the page texture, as well as an outdoor feeling.  The embellishments are neutral, but continue the theme of outdoors and are graphic in their design.

We had had a rough summer as a family. Celebrating my husband's birthday by having dinner out with friends was a way to do just that. Celebrate. It was time to recognize the little things and give them meaning. And so we did.

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. For more fabulous projects, please read today's blog post at Get It Scrapped.

Supplies-PP-Basic Grey. Echo Park, Reminisce, Wood pieces & sequins-Studio Calico, burlap-Craft Decor, enamel dots-Queen & Co, cork-Freckled Fawn, Ink-Colorbox, Pen and adhesive-EK Success, journal tag-Paper Issues

Toe Tappin'

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Hey there. I have a new project to share today. It's reveal day at Child's Play Challenges. This second challenge for the month is inspired by Hot Wheels.

Here is my layout for this challenge. My boys have long outgrown cars and I have already used the photos on scrapbook pages. That's ok. It forced me to think differently, which is what these challenges are all about.  I was inspired by the racing stripes on the package. I re-created them here with strips of paper crossing both pages. 

It's the summer before 4th grade and my son has signed up for summer band so he can begin 4th grade in advanced band. Okie dokie. 4 weeks of daily band practice ending with a concert. This was the summer of all trumpet, all the time. It was fun to see him learn so quickly. Every chance he got, he was playing. In these photos, he was playing for his Nani who was visiting. She even captured him toe tapping to the beat of the music.

I'm entering this in the Paper Issues current linky party: Get your game on. It int so much of a game, but more that he is playing.

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I always have more to share, so come back again.

Supplies: CS-Bazzill, PP-Sassafrass, Wood pieces-Recollections, Citrus Twist Kits, American Crafts, Brads & sticker-MME, stamp& die cut-Basic Grey, Ink-Memento, Prima, chipboard-Fancy Pants, bling-Queen & Co, Alphas-Basic Grey, Simple Stories, vellum stickers-Freckled Fawn, sequins-Paper Issues

On the Town

Sunday, November 9, 2014

Hey there. It's Monday and time for a new sketch reveal at Let's Get Sketchy. It's a great sketch and I just went to town with it.

My sister came to visit for Hanukkah one year. We thought we'd have a mother-aunt-nephew day in the city. We went downtown, to the Sears tower, and had a fun dinner. We took him to an old favorite of ours, but it was his first time there, the Chicago Pizza & Oven Grinder. He still talks about it.

I picked up my first swag bag from Paper Issues. Didn't know what to expect. It's bits & pieces, die cuts, stickers, 3x4 pieces of paper. So, I took a bunch of stuff from my bag and put them to use here on this page. Anything that is paper on this page is from the swag bag. It actually was pretty feeing to just use a small selection of stuff! I added a selection of washi, some other embellishments and that was it. I don't think I've created a LO this quickly in a long time!

Thanks for stopping by my creative view. There is lots of other fantastic layouts on the Let's Get Sketchy blog as well.

Supplies: CS & clip-American crafts, washy-queen & Co, MME, WRMK, stencil-TCW, Mist-Heidi Swapp, enamle dots-Basic Grey, Doodlebug, MME, Freckled Fawn, all paper items-Paper Issues Sept Swag bag.

CPC Nov 1-Wild Child

Saturday, November 1, 2014

It's reveal day for Child's Play Challenges. We are having a crossover challenge with Paper and Pixels this time. Paper and Pixels also used photos as inspiration so we thought it to be a good combination. To make it special, we added a recipe challenge to the mix. Here is the photo and recipe

something older than 1 year
3 patterned papers

This is not what I had intended to create, but that's the fun about creativity. You can't always control the direction it goes in. As overall inspiration, I saw in the photo, toys that children play with. So, here are photos of my son playing with pretty much ALL of his toys in his room. At this time, animal photo books were his favorite and that is the book he is looking at.  Other recipe ingredients are gold brads and mist, green bling, Sew Easy is more that one year old, and you can see more than 3 patterned papers.

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Stop on over at both Child's Play Challenges. and Paper and Pixels  for more ideas and creative inspiration

Supplies: CS-AMerican Crafts, PP, die cuts & stickers-Fancy Pants, chipboard-Crate paper, bling & paperclips-Freckled Fawn, enamel dots-MME, Freckled Fawn & Doodlebug, Brads-Making Memories, mist-Heidi Swapp, sketch inspired by Scrapbook Generation

The Ghosts of Halloweens Past

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

I've been feeling sad this week about Halloween. I LOVE Halloween! Somehow, my children aged out of Trick or Treating. There was no discussion about costumes, no shopping or making of costumes. No visit to the pumpkin patch. We haven't carved pumpkins yet. Well, we haven't bought them yet either.

To make myself feel better and to be able to play along with Paper Issues, I'm "Wichin' you a Happy Halloween" with some Ghosts of our Halloweens past...

Halloween 2010

Halloween 2007
The Ghost and the Cowboy

Halloween 2009

Halloween 2008
The Vampire meets Superman

Halloween 2007

Halloween 2007
Scooby Meets Elmo

Halloween 2007

....and this is why I scrapbook.  Happy Halloween!

Hello Sunshine

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Well, I said I have lots to share this week. I've been super excited to share this layout. It is featured in today's Get It Scrapped article, using embellishments in a design hierarchy, and only 3 embellishment areas. 

This was a great assignment for me. First, I've been perfecting my creation and usage of clusters. Second, I had this big, huge wood piece that had been staring me in the face. Third, I had some new papers and mist to play with. All of these helped me choose this photo of my younger son playing in a pool on a hot day at Grandma's. He's so easy to please. Give him some water and he gives you an instant smile.    In a nutshell, It was natural to make the title the heaviest embellishment area because of the product I chose.  The As you move around the page to the bottom, the clusters get smaller. I embellished the title piece to make it stand out even more. Throughout the page, I repeated the color yellow, small word stickers, and wood pieces, all in different shapes and pieces.

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. There are many more inspiring layouts and articles on the Get It Scrapped blog. Today is also the last day to take advantage of the discounted price of the new class Curated Albums

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP-Pebbles, wood chips-Freckled Fawn Studio Calico, chipboard, brad, paper clip, badge, phrase stickers, vellum tape-Freckled Fawn, Stencil & Sequins-Studio Calico, Mist-Dylusions, twine-Doodlebug Designs, Stickles, ink-Memento, pen & adhesive-EK Success, sketch inspired by My Scraps & More


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Oh happy day. It's Monday again. And it's Halloween week. But I have mixed emotions. My boys are no longer Trick-orTreating. They have outgrown it. I guess it's time for a new Halloween tradition. It's also time for another challenge and reveal at Let's Get Sketchy

First, I flipped the sketch around to the way I used it.  I use mostly 4x6 photos, so it was easy for me to convert this to a one photo layout. I liked the idea of the steps of the altered papers so left the banner one sided. Because I used a pre printed paper, i changed the embellishments at the sides of the page. Lastly, I moved the title. 

We loved walking around Downtown Naperville on warm sunny days. No matter what, we always had to stop at his fountain and make a wish. And take a picture. So, it's just another moment captured and a chance for me to say "remember when..."

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today.  Stop by again. I've got lots to share

Supplies: PP, stickers, die cuts, chipboard, alphas and brads-Simple Stories, washi-MME, pearls-Freckled Fawn, twine-Doodlebug Designs, Jillibean Soup, mist-Studio Calico

OMG, Great Grandma

It seems this month that some newer-to-me places have caught my eye. Namely ScrapMuch, Stuck?!Sketches  and Paper Issues. I have participated multiple times at all three blogs this month. Just want to say thanks for the inspiration that helped me get a few pages completed.

This LO uses a free cut file from Paper Issues. and a sketch from Stuck?!Sketches

I chose my own shape to use, circles, which enabled me to use the Paper Issues cut file. I just want this to be a fun page because it was a fun and exciting day for my son. The design of the page is simple enough that I could choose bright, happy colors, and whimsical embellishments. The title is large and eye catching. After reading it, the meaning of the page is apparent. the embellishments add to the excitement of the page. It came together quickly, after I decided on all the pieces. 

This page is based on a sketch from ScrapMuch, using many pieces from the Sept & Oct Paper Issues Swag Bag. 

It was kind of fun using just mixing bits and pieces, and not a selection of papers.  (I only hard wish I could get the white balance right of the LO. It's taking photos here when it's so grey outside. The background is white paper!) This too was a fun sketch to use and a design I need to remember in the future. I didn't want a completely solid background, so I used a chalk mist with a stencil. I felt I needed something to tie it all together, so I layered the background paper after punching a scalloped edge around it. I used a couple of 3x4 cards and a bunch of embellishment pieces from my Swag Bags. A few extra embellishments and I was finished.

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. It will be a busy week here, so com back again., I have lots to share

Supplies-OMG-CS-Bazzill, PP-BoBunny, DoodlebugDesigns, Pebbles, Echo Park, Die cuts-Paper Issue and Brenshevia Baker, Silhouette, brads-MME, stickers & chipboard-Freckled Fawn, Twine-DoodlebugDesigns, tags-PaperIssues swag bag, Alphas-October Afternoon, Freckled Fawn, stamp-WRMK, Ink-Memento

Supplies-Great Grandma-CS-AMerican Crafts, PP-Theresa Collins, enamel dots-MME, Basic Grey, punch-Fiskars, ink-Colorbox, mist-Tattered Angels, stencil, TCW, alphas & washi-Freckled Fawn, dies cuts-American Crafts, remaining pieces all Paper Issues Swag Bag

Curated Albums

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Have you seen the new class that's starting soon at Get it Scrapped? It's called Curated Albums.

How do you have your albums arranged? by person? Theme? Year? This class will help you find the stories within your albums that you may not know are there. That;s how I'm thinking about the class. I scrap chronologically. Why? I like then see the changes and consistencies in my family from year to year. But, what I have been noticing with the consistencies, is that a story is unfolding about us. Some are personality stories, others are traditions. What if I pulled apart the albums to better showcase these stories? I'm sure there are many others I'll find in my albums, and that's why I am looking forward to this class. 

Class begins on Nov 4th. I think it's going to be worth it. You can sign up here: Curated Albums.

Let Her Go, She's 91

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

Hey there. It's my reveal day over at ScrapStuffz' Inspired by.  We've changed things up and are offering two inspiration photos this month with a verbal prompt as well.  I created a layout for each photo.
"let it go"

 I'm pretty much out of snow pictures, and I thought "let it go" to be quite funny.  I grabbed some blue card stock, a printed neutral paper and some funny pictures, and "Let Her Go" was created. All of the embellishments further the silly theme of the page.
These photos were taken right after we got our first dog. We had a feeling that our younger son would  love playing with her, but wee not expecting this. He would not leave her alone. Thankfully, she was very tolerant of him.

The second photo
"words to live by"

From this photo I took the whitewashed frame and ran with it. I used a whitewashed paper as the background for this LO. The sketch is based off a sketch at Stuck?! sketches. I thought it was a fun one and slightly different form what I usually see. But I was able to use it within my style. That's what it's all about.  I used different blocks of paper at the bottom instead of a triangle, but kept it angular in nature. I did leave the triangle at the top though.  The rest is all humor. Again.

I loved the paper in this collection that had the old newspaper and magazine clippings. I though they were amazingly supportive of a photo of my 91 year old Grandma. Feminine with some attitude. Just like Nani. We had taken her out for her birthday and when we were ordering drinks, she said, "i'll think I'll have a term that sounds good." and right out of the bottle she drank. But really, she is 91. Who is going to tell her otherwise?

Thanks for stopping by today to look at my creative view. Come again soon. I have lots to share.

Ler her Go:CS-Bazzill, PP-Bo Bunny, Fancy Pants, cork-Freckled Fawn, Fancy Pants, chipboard-Freckled Fawn, Crate paper, Brad-Freckled Fawn, die cut stickers-Crate paper, 7 gypsies, sequins-Studio Calico, clip-Queen & Co

She is 91: PP & Die Cuts-Famcy Pants, wood pieces-Freckled Fawn, Studio Calico, resin flowers-Freckled Fawn, mist-Heidi Swapp, washy-scotch, sequins-Hazel & Ruby, Doodlebug Designs

The Play-Outs

Monday, October 20, 2014

I've been wanting to make this layout for quite some time. Well, thanks to the latest Link party at Paper Issues "Woodn't you know it's fall", I had my excuse. I used the idea of what fall means to me to  create the page about the baseball playoffs.

If you know me, you know I live for baseball. I have a love/hate relationship with fall because yes, it means baseball playoff and the World Series, but it also means the end of the season. These photos are from the 2008 NLDS, Dodgers vs. Cubs. We were super excited, thinking maybe this is the year for the Cubs. We had tickets to both home games, and sat there watching as the Dodgers won both games. The Cubs got swept in 3 games. That was the end of the season for us. My son coined the term "In Dusty we Busty", as the manager, Dusty Baker, just couldn't get the job done. From that day on, we called this the Play-Outs, not the playoffs.

Thanks for taking a look at my creative view today. Check back again tomorrow when I have more projects to share.

Supplies: CS-Bazzill, PP-Paper Pizazz, Echo Park, unknown, Embellishments-EK Success, unknown, Alpha-American Crafts

Say Cheese

Friday, October 17, 2014

Just a quick one because I forgot to write this up! Paper Issues has started a new feature called Sketchy Saturdays. Create a project based on a sketch. Here is the inaugural sketch and my interpretation

What? A 2 pager from this? Yep. I turned the sketch on it's side and spread it open to accommodate the 6 larger photos.  I continued to use the same simpler format and paper collection as on previous pages for this project. Worked like a charm. And helped me get one step closer to finishing that long Bar Mitzvah project that has been hanging over my head....Thanks Paper Issues!

Supplies: CS-Bazzill, PP, die cuts, chipboard-Basic Grey, alphas-American Crafts, Basic Grey, sequins-Michaels, metal pieces-MME

Brotherly Love

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Good Monday to you. I can't believe the month is almost halfway over. But that means we are getting closer to Thanksgiving.  Well, I guess I'll just keep plugging along. Seeing that is is Monday, I have a new layout to share for this weeks sketch challenge at Let's Get Sketchy

As you can see, right off the bat I made it mine by using two photos instead of three. I added some extra paper at the top and bottom of the page, moved the embellishments around and used die cuts instead of a circular element. 

I got a new camera for my birthday. My boys were outside playing and reading. I looked up saw that my younger son had crawled into his brother's lap. I grabbed the camera and just started shooting. These photos are all because of the camera :-)
I chose to use some primary colored, basic shaped papers, but added fun, silly embellishments. Although they can at times be monsters, at this moment, they were just brothers.

Thanks for looking at my creative view today. If you like what you see, leave me a comment letting me know

Supplies: CS-Pulp Papers, PP, buttons, stickers & die cuts-Fancy Pants, washi, pearl and resin shapes-Freckled Fawn, enamel dots-MME, sequins-Michaels, mist-Tattered Angels, Studio Calico