Fly Boy, Fly

Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Hey there! I've got another one to share today. I'm trying to get caught up in preparation for next week (hint hint) :-). I worked on this a week ago for a couple of challenges. The sport challenge for Scrapbook Generation using a sketch from Scrapmuch?
I flipped as well as turned the sketch. I wanted a downward motion to simulate the motion of my son swimming down the lane. I kept is simple using strips of washi tape. I didn't want to overwhelm the page with the wavy piece. I also wanted to create some contrast to the page with bits of yellow mixed and multi color striped paper it wouldn't be all green & blue.Lastly, I added the black, I thought it would lead back to the photo and little bit of lane line in it. 
This is my son 2 weeks ago swimming the Butterfly for his High School at a Championship meet.  My husband snapped this photo as he was swimming down the lane, zooming in. Sent he resemble Michale Phelps? Just kidding. But I am in complete awe of his ability, commitment and love of swimming. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I'm not done yet this week, so come back again soon.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP-Simple Stories, washi-amy Tangerine, Darice, Queen & Co, WRMK, chipboard-BoBunny, Stickers-Pebbles, wood piece-Pink Paislee, epoxy-Freckled Fawn, mist-Heidi Swapp, Tattered Angels, pen-EK Success

Writer's Block

Tuesday, February 23, 2016

Good morning! Today's Get It Scrapped article shows a sketch with the team sharing their interpretation of it.  
In this sketch, I like the ability to change the size of the squares. I reduced the size of the squares to create a matte for my photo. I purposely broke the plane of the grid with the photo and embellishment to create interest and some whimsey.

My son took our pillows and foot rests to create a creative nook in his room.  He was always reading, writing or drawing. If it wasn't in his room, it was in the family room or at the kitchen table. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Come back later this week for new projects and posts.

Supplies: PP, die cuts, embellishments-Fancy Pants, stitch template-American Crafts, thread-DMC, alphas-Basic Grey, Mist-Studio Calico, pen,Sakura, adhesive-EK Success, Recollections

Momo and Me

Monday, February 15, 2016

Hey there and good morning to you! The first half of the month has flown by. But that's ok, That means it's time to reveal the newest sketch challenge at Stuck?! Sketches

This type of sketch speaks to me. I love the layers, the lines mixed with curves. I can use it as it extended to the edges of the page, or re-size it for a smaller photos and a portion of the page. It's so versatile. Today I used it as it was designed, but I flipped the direction to match the way we are looking in the photo. Those circular embellishment options screamed to be baseball oriented ;-).

This is a personal favorite photo from Momo's party. Everyone wanted time with him and he made time for everyone. It is because of Momo that we are a baseball family. It is from him that I learned my love of the game. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I'm gearing up for some big challenges in March. Stick around. If I'm not sharing much this month, I certainly will be soon!

Remember, if you play along with the Stuck?! Sketches challenges this month, you have an opportunity to win some prizes from our generous sponsors. Check out the rules on the blog.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP, washi, doilies, die cuts-Doodlebug Design, stickers-Echo Park, Doodlebug Design, tags-Queen & Co, Twine-Recollections, American Crafts, enamel shapes-Bella Blvd, Doodlebug Design, spray ink-Studio Calico, Tattered Angels

Momo's Loves

Saturday, February 13, 2016

Hello there! Just a really quick post today sharing a little something I created Super Bowl Sunday for a variety of challenges, including Scrap Our Stash for the Book inspired stash challenge.  

I really struggled with this cover. In the end, I went simple. I liked burst coming from behind the 'animal'. So here I used a bold striped paper coming out from behind the photos. The theme of the page is family love so the hearts were a great embellishment choice. 

I've had these photos for several years. They are the last I have with my Grandfather. I think that's why it's taken so long for me to scrap them. Although it was getting harder for Momo to get around, he could never say no to any of us. We enjoyed a beautiful winter day with a walk on the pier together. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I've got some exciting things coming up so check back here again this week.

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP, stickers-PhotoPlay, alpha-Thickers by American Crafts

Hello Love

Friday, February 12, 2016

Hey there! I'm sharing a page today that I can honestly say is a new favorite. I am not one who spends hours on my pages. Every now and then though, I get an idea in my head and I take the time to complete it. This is one of those pages. I saw a cut file in the Silhouette store that I couldn't stop thinking about. I bought it and used it right away.

The funny thing is, the page itself didn't take a long time to put together, maybe 20 minutes. It was the sewing! It took about 2 hours to complete the sewing.  I grabbed some pieces from a paper Issues Swag Bag, a bunch of different heart embellishments, some sequins to balance color and that was it. The page itself was inspired by a few challenges: Paper Issues current issue- Showered with Love, Shimelle-Hearts, ( I love that there are Shimelle challenges now)  and Scrapbook Generation NFL challenge, use Neapolitan colors-pink, brown and white.

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. I've got a couple of other things to share, coming soon, so come back again.

Supplies-CS-American Crafts, Silhouette cut file, thread-DMC, PP-Fancy Pants, Pebbles, Pink Paislee, Jellybean Soup, Bo Bunny, Amy Tangerine, doily-Doodlebug Design, embellishments & title-Crate Paper, Freckled Fawn, Sequins-Hazel & Ruby, Studio Calico,  spray ink-Heidi Swapp

{Grill} Master & Apprentice

Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Good morning. One of the things I like about Get It Scrapped is the focus on teaching a variety of ways to make scrapbooking easier.  Today's article focuses on contrast to strengthen the design of the page.

The colors in the photo I chose the scrap today are very bright and I wanted them to stand out. I chose a dark navy as the foundation to contrast the bright colors in the photo and the rest of the patterned papers on the page

Every summer we go visit my my Dad. My Dad is a great cook, especially with the BBQ. He was giving my husband a few grilling tips, because at our house, we call him the Burnmaster. 

Thanks for stopping by my creative view today. Come back again soon, I'll be sharing quite a bit this month.

Supplies: Patterned Paper, stickers, alphas-Fancy Pants, twine-Doodlebug Design, buttons-Hancock Fabrics, enamel dots-My Minds Eye, pen-Sakura, adhesive-EK Success, Recollections

Our World

Monday, February 1, 2016

Good Morning and happy February!  New month means new reveals for new challenges. First up today is the first sketch of the month at Stuck?! Sketches. 

I really like multi photo sketches. I am not one who edits and deletes photos very well. I tend to use more photos than necessary sometimes. This however, is not one of those times. For this page, I used 3 different photos to tell my story. Shortly after moving to Chicago, my sister and I visited the Adler Planetarium? Why did two sisters who have no interest in space make this happen? Because that's our name and we needed to take pictures by everything that said Adler. Dorks? yes? Did we scrapbook at the time? No. Im so happy I do now!

I started by enlarging the circle and made it more part of the foundation of the page. I did this because the paper was a literal part of the story. Other than that, the design of the sketch is pretty much intact. The photos aren't great, and are pretty neutral, but I don't care. That enabled me to choose colors that would make them stand out. The navy didn't, but the purple and teal did.

Join in the challenge this month for a chance to win prizes from out two generous sponsors. More details and rules are on the Stuck?! Sketches blog.

Thanks for taking  look at my creative view today. Come back again, i have big plans this month!

Supplies: CS-American Crafts, PP, flair, chipboard, die cuts-Basic Grey, enamel dots-MME, mist-Tattered Angels,