What a Weekend!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

As a member and participant of the Club CK Community I've had the chance to 'get to know' some wonderful people.  A couple of months ago a few of us who live near each other decided we wanted to meet, so we planned a weekend getaway crop.  We've been chatting and planning since June and finally the weekend was here! Nine of us got together at a hotel last weekend.

I do believe I just had one of the best weekends of my life! (Well, not counting family time). We scrapped, talked, laughed and ate.  Not necessarily in that order, or one more than the other.  Ok, maybe we laughed more than anything else. In fact I'm pretty sure of it.    There were many jokes, some tears-from-laughing, a few pranks, but all in good fun.

I felt like I knew everyone already.  There were no nerves or awkward moments. I felt like I was spending time with my best friends who I hadn't seen in a long time. And I can't wait to see them again.  We're already planning for next year.  It was an absolutely incredible weekend Ladies. Moustaches, pink glitter, saran wrap and all!

Believe it or not, I did actually get some pages done.  Here are some of the LO's I created on our weekend. I finished some of the details here at home.

One of Evan's Swim Meets.  I used a journal tag that was in one of my goody bags. Thanks HS.

I am amazed daily by how beautiful my surroundings are.  I get to see these mountains on my daily walks.  The flower is also from a goody bag.  Thanks Skeeter. This is also one of the last 2 LO's for BPC Design Challenge class I was taking.  Use a variety of sizes of font in your title. 

Hee Hee. I got to meet 2 Peeps for lunch in Feb.  A mini Peep too! Oh, and I got to use PINK! Oh, and another item from a goody bag! Thanks for the title, but I don't know from whom!

Oh, my little Bubba and his GEARS!  He brought this one home form school and they have been the toy of choice since! We have buckets of them!

Ok.  I don't do the random stuff.  I know I should, but I don't.  On this day I did.  I filled up my tank when gas was over $4 a gallon.  I was shocked when I saw how much it was. Thanks Moonygirl (my new name for you) for the twine, and Scraps for the stamps!

Blog Hop Winner!

Thursday, August 25, 2011

And the Winner is.....CAROLEB!

Sketch Blog Hop

Thursday, August 18, 2011

If you did not arrive to my blog from  http://www.eterno-lyyours.blogspot.com please return to Amanda's blog- http://www.lovejoypaper.com to follow the hop in order.
Welcome to my blog, and welcome to the August Sketch Blog Hop!  This is my first time participating in a Blog Hop. If this is your first time here, thank you for stopping.  I appreciate it and hope you enjoy.  I gave it a facelift because I knew you were coming. Let me know what you think!  I'm still fairly new to blogging, just figuring it out as I go along.   

I'm going to keep this short and sweet today because there are so many blogs to visit.

Well, here is my LO based off of Amanda's sketch.  A simple, easy sketch with lots room to interpret, which is exactly what I did.  The photos are in the same place, but I reversed the places for the title and journaling.  
I have boys.  I seem to be gravitating to bright colors and bold patterns with lots of energy lately.  I think they match the boys' personalities.  

I love followers,  So, if you aren't a follower, please join my blog.  I'll even give you some incentive to join....
All you have to do is join my blog and leave a comment for a chance to win some fantastic ??????
Want a peek? This is not all though.....

I will announce the winner here Sunday 8/21 morning

Thank you for stopping, reading and looking at my blog.  Have a great time on the rest of the Blog Hop journey.  
Please go to  http://ladyofthelakeslog.blogspot.com/ to continue!

If you'd like to be entered in the prize for the entire hop, after you've completed a layout based off the sketch, return to Amanda's blog- http://www.lovejoypaper.com to add your link!

Just Sharing

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Well, summer has always been hard for me to find the time to scrap.  Thankfully, this summer I have Club Ck as well as a few scrappy challenge blogs to keep me going.  I may not be creating as much as I do during the school year, but I haven't come to a complete halt either.  Each of the past few weeks, I've finished just one LO per week, but it's still better than nothing. At least the mojo is still here, even if the time isn't.  I'm in week 7 of BPC Mother LOAD, and have begun the BPC Big Idea Festival.  My goal is to stay current in MotherLOAD.  Take a look:
This is from Week 6: Begin with the story. These are the friends I made over the last 10 years and left behind in IL.  I miss them terribly.  But now I can open my scrapbook and see them daily. The paper and embellishments are the Abrianna line from K&Company.  I received this from Ben Franklin Crafts monthly Crop a Latte class. It was fun to use some very feminine colors and patterns.

I love this picture and there aren't enough words to describe it. Both my son and his friend have special needs.  They seem to have made friends with each other.  On this day, they just sat so nicely and quietly, sharing and enjoying the movie on the DVD player.

This I did just today for many challenges. (I love it when that happens!) The LO was inspired by a sketch from August 2011 PageMaps
-Club CK Issue Challenge #6-use eyelets (brads in my case)
-Club CK Project Runway Challenge-#3-Stilts-create your LO on a different size paper than you normally use.  I did the whole LO on 8.5x11 before mounting it onto 12x12 card stock
-BPC MotherLOAD-use color to help tell the story.  Blue + monsters+little boys=a great story
-BPC Big Idea Festival-Day #1-Share.  This is probably the only LO I'll get done within a day of the challenge.  Thank goodness I have until the end of the class to load my projects!

Most of the BIF is going to have to wait for MY BIG FUN SCRAPPY GETAWAY. But stay tuned.  I will have one more LO later this week. I'm participating in my first BlogHop!   Come back this weekend to see what else I've created.  Follow me and you'll be entered for a prize!