Sunday, May 20, 2018

Delightful Father & Son Superhero Lasting Moments layout

Hello and welcome to the newest challenge over at Lasting Memories
 Our theme for May has been - Variety Of Shapes - and this week our challenge is:
LM #396 - use one or more hexagons on your layout
Here is the layout I created or this challenge:
 Using some old stash and some project life cards plus some scraps from this month's counterfeit kit-Geometric Beauty, I made this layout using my Stampin Up hexagon punch. Lots of fun creating that background of the layout. Using a very old Studio Calico sketch I found on Google for the inspiration for my layout.
 This is the journaling. The layout is from LOAD518 Day19 prompt which part of it was to use a Hero theme with a measurement of sort on the layout. My son is a hero in my book :) once you get past the goofball craziness of his personality he's an awesome person
 Carl and Zane what a great pair of guys. Love you both!
Now are you ready to take on the hexagon challenge! I look forward to seeing your creation real soon and check out the other challenges over at the Lasting Memories challenge blog.

Friday, May 18, 2018

#TBT Halloween 1995 a Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style challenge

Good Morning and Happy Friday to you :) I hope you are somewhere where the sun is shining! We are missing the sun here been mostly rain lately and looking forward to seeing the sun.
The title block of the layout came from this fun Project Life sketch over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style. I fell into the craze of Project Life cards when it first came out thinking I would transition into Project Life scrapbooking, but didn't fall in love with it so now I try to use them in my Scrapbooking, which I do love to do. Finding that these fun sketch challenges help with this and a good way to add a project life card to a layout. So this mid-month sketch:
 Now, on to Sketch #102 - courtesy of Emma!

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This is the card I created using this sketch. It come from the Project Life core kit Vintage Travel
 The pre-written part on the card worked out for this particular layout. I found that looking through the cards in this core kit that I need to have them handy cause they can be used for alot of things besides travel so time to use up the stash I have!
The layout I made around this card:
 Used some black cardstock for my background, just a wee bit of my current counterfeit kit (Glitter tape, gold glitter hashtag and a few things from my last counterfeit kit plus some theme paper and those fun black glitter dazzles and this layout is called done. I used the sketch over at Let's Get Sketchy for my inspiration for the overall layout:
and I used the LOAD518 Day 17 prompt for my layout theme: Throwback Thursday. Story: Use an old photo to throwback to an earlier day Technique: Use retro embellishments or old stuff from your stash. Using both the old photo and old stuff from my stash (Halloween stickers I had forever! it seems)
 My journaling
 Close up of the picture of my kids plus the card I created
Adding some fun word stickers too. Adding Gold Heidi shine mist to the layout to give the black a bit of something. There it is in a nut shell :) I look forward to seeing what you create with this fun sketch :)

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Hey Girl Your Awesome LO of Sketch N Scrap challenge

Good Morning :) Welcome to another cool challenge over at Sketch N Scrap. This is the sketch we are to use for this challenge:
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and the layout I created using this sketch:
I had fun creating this layout for Sketch N Scrap using the sketch. Tells a story of when I was writing the newsletter for the Moline Gold Collectors Assoc. an Antique Tractor Club my husband and I belong to. I become treasurer the same year. Something I volunteered to do and did for 10 years.
 Close ups of the photos and the title spot.
Using my current counterfeit kit: Geometric Beauty for the most of the elements of the layout but I had also brought in some things from my stash too.
 The journaling, bit hard to read unless you have it in front of you

So I wrote it on this paper to attach to the back of the layout.
Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation for this challenge and all the challenges we having going on this month over at Sketch N Scrap
 May is in full swing here at Sketch N Scrap as we celebrate turning SIX YEARS OLD this month!!  We are in process of our Sixth Birthday Bash Crop on our Facebook page  WOW!  SO much excitement!!  
We hope you will join us!!!  We can't wait to see what you create!

Saturday, May 12, 2018

First Hummer for the Counterfeit Kit 1st Challenge of the month

Good Morning and welcome to the 1st challenge over at The Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog. Being inspired by Leslie's challenge of Shapely Photos.  Did you guess? We are cutting our photos into shapes for this challenge. She promise's you won’t hate her after you see some of the inspiring examples on her special Pinterest board HERE. There are some great examples too. This is what I created:
We had our 1st hummingbird for this 2018 season. It was so cool to see :) and the perfect pictures for this challenge as most of the outside of the picture was just empty space. Using my Creative Memories oval cutters I cut the photos in 3 different sizes and matted green cardstock to give it some lift off the page. Using this sketch from the 100 Pattern Paper challenge group:
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The doily was the perfect addition to layout to mimic the circle in the sketch. The oval photos is a nice touch and a great change of pace from my normal rectangle pictures.
 Using 1 full sheet of paper, the striped 6X12 paper in my kit and the scraps I have from cutting into papers created this fun page :) Photo and journaling of the 1st photo taken when I hung the feeder.
 The other 2 photos were taken when I first seen the hummingbird. My journaling about that day
The center photo. The layout was created with my current counterfeit kit: Geometric Beauty.
We look forward to seeing your counterfeit kit linked up over at Counterfeit Kit Challenge blog and look forward to seeing your creation from this fun challenge :)

Friday, May 11, 2018

Thinking of You card for Funday Friday challenge

Good Morning and Happy Friday to you :) It's Funday Friday and Today over at Jo's Scrap Shack our challenge is Always Anything Goes. Our sponsor this week is Little Blue Button Stamps. I had gotten Hyacinth digital stamp. Here is the card I created :
Using most of my current counterfeit kit: Geometric Beauty to create the card :) I color the digital stamp with my bic markers and I used the sketch from Sketch N Scrap for my inspiration.
 Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creations over at Jo's Scrap Shack.
 So make sure to play along this week~
    Starts: Friday, April 11th  12:00AM
   Ends:  Friday, April 18th    6:00PM
(Eastern time)
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2. Be sure to include a link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering your project into

3. THREE entries per person are allowed for each challenge and you must post a separate blog post for each entry.

4. For all entries -NO BACK LINKS ACCEPTED- 
The date on your blog post should be dated between the start date & the end date for the challenge you are entering, in order to be eligible for the challenge & prizes

5. You may link up to other challenges but be sure to link back to Jo's Scrap Shack and to the challenge post you are entering 

 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
WILL NOT be eligible for the top 3, any sponsor wins or any random wins by Jo
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You have until April 18th by 12:00AM (eastern, USA time to link up. 
All winners will be announced during the week of April 21st.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Monday, May 7, 2018

Young One for a Use Your Stuff challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) Today's challenge over at Use Your Stuff is a Mood Board:
and I was inspired by the young bird in the bottom left corner, the florals and the soft colors on the mood board:
The picture on my layout is a very young Brown Thrasher that I saw June 3, 2017. I made this layout using scraps on my desk, most of the scraps came from my last month's counterfeit kit: Spring Flings and Easter Things and using bits of this month's counterfeit kit: Geometric Beauty
 Fun cut apart words I got from a border sheet that was in last month's counterfeit kit
Flowers I had left over in a dish on my craft desk and the sequins are from my current counterfeit kit :)
Thank you for stopping by today and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world. I look forward to seeing your creation for this fun challenge over at Use Your Stuff.

Photo Opp layout for Stick It Down challenge

Hello :) Today's Double Page challenge over at Stick It Down is this fun sketch:
This is the layout I created with this sketch:

 The pictures are during last year's Easter Egg Hunt and there were a couple special moments this being one of them when Andrea was trying to gather the kids for a special photo. Using pattern paper from my 100 pattern paper pile and from my counterfeit kits both last month and this month and the stars from both kits too :) I was impressed how much I have combined these kits to make current layout and it's worked out well.
 The left side of the layout has 2 burlap doilies, border strips, word strips, and stars
The right side of the layout has some of the same and also that fun shaker camera sticker I had gotten in my Paper Issues Swag Bag (1st one I ever got) so glad to use pieces from that fun purchase.
 Close ups of the layout

Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I'm up to in my little corner of the world and I look forward to seeing what you create from this fun sketch over at Stick It Down