Monday, January 16, 2017

Tasty layout for Use Your Stuff challenge

Good Morning and welcome. Today I'm the hostess of this week's challenge over at Use Your Stuff. I am challenging you to get out those 6X6 paper pads and use at least 3 papers from the 6X6 paper pad and create with it!  Lots of inspiration out there on using it :) My layout was inspired by a Shimelle sketch. Here is what I created:
The Shimelle sketch that I used for inspiration is #42 Repeating Simple Shapes:
 scrapbooking sketch by shimelle laine @
 perfect sketch to use up a few 6X6 papers.
I used 3 coordinating papers for Die Cut With a View's The Juniper Berry Stack for my design background on my layout. the 6X6 paper pad was included in my current counterfeit kit: Glacially Toasted  I love to use 6X6 papers for layering on layouts and for card fronts too.
 These pictures were taken on Memorial Day and posted on facebook. A cute set of pictures of Zachary at almost 11 Months. He's getting so big in these pictures :) I've been working on a stack of his old photos and it's been fun to reminisce that time a bit.
 Close up of the photos.
Thank you for stopping by ans seeing what I'm creating and I hope to see your creations over at Use Your Stuff blog.

Sunday, January 15, 2017

Happy Birthday for Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style

Good Morning once again :) If you are looking for the Sketch N Scrap layout you can find it here.
and if your looking for my Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge you can find it here.
This is the 3rd posting today, a very busy day indeed :) This one comes from the sketch challenge over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style and the card I made with the sketch:
 and the sketch I used is Sketch #59 by the lovely and talented, Susanne Brauer.....
The spot of words was perfect place to use up some word stickers from my current CKC kit: Glacially Toasted also the tabs came from the box of diecuts I had in the kit and the card came from the Natural matstack. The birthday stickers come from 30-Sticker Challenge used up quite abit on the layout:
 As you can see here on the layout :) I love how this all came together, I've had this picture of Zachary for quite awhile (he is 6 years old now) and this month I have been creating with some of his older pictures before I dive into his brother's 1st year book. So the combination of the sketch, the letter stickers from my CKC kit and the birthday stickers made a really cool layout :) I had a little help from The Memory Nest too as I used the current sketch for my overall layout:
A fun sketch for this fun layout :) lots of movement with this sketch.
 I shifted the Title down to the bottle of the layout instead of the top to produce the diagonal flow of the layout. Those big letters were in my "Bash"kit for this month, trying to get through those old letters. Be playing scrabble tonight with the rest to come up with Title uses for the extra :)
 Super cute picture of Zachary that Katherine posted on his birthday, he looks like his Dad in the picture, but he looks like his Mom too. He's really got the best of both of them within himself
The journaling for the layout I wrote a while back attached to the back of the picture with the day with a post-it note, something I need to get back to doing! it's way easier than searching for dates on facebook. Thank you for stopping by today and I wish you a fantastic day! Gotta run gotta finish up a layout for tomorrow's DT posting!
Hope you decide to play along this month over at Sketches in Thyme Project Life Style:
The prize for January is this Adore You stamp set. You will have until January 31, 2017 to add your link to be eligible to win this darling set!

Simply Beautiful

Good Morning once again :) If you are looking for the Sketch N Scrap layout you can find it here.
This is the 2nd posting today, a very busy day for my Design Team projects seemed to fall on the same day this week!
Lori is the hostess this month over at Lasting Memories and  this month is "Stash buster" challenge! This week's challenge is Ribbons, Washi Tapes and/or Paper Stripes. I Used both ribbon and paper stripes on my layout:
Ribbons for the bows and paper strips for the pennants and the journaling on the layout. The layout is from LOAD216: Day 29: Was a color prompt - German Flag: Which is Black/Red/Gold. I used the 3 colors throughout the layout with the addition of gold glitter hearts on the layout
 This was at the Barton House at the Bloomsburg Fair in 2012. The fashions were just gorgeous of that era (1800s). What the women had to wear to carry those big dresses around wow unbelievable :) We've come a long way since then :)
Thank you for stopping by again and I will see you sometime again today....

1st Few Days a Sketch N Scrap Layout Challenge

Good Morning and Welcome :) I've got a few projects to share with you today, so best get started :)
This is my first sketch challenge with Sketch N Scrap as a design team member and I loved this sketch! I did put my own spin on it as most of you know how much I like to include photos on my layout! Heather has created this fun sketch #121:
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 This is what I created with this fun sketch:
 Tristan's 1st few days at Preschool, the same school that Zachary had went to so he had been there before, but this was different now Mom was leaving him there. He handled it very well :) Great to see him enjoying the day. As the sketch had 2 landscape photo orientation, I only had the one and added the other 3 from that week to make up the other area of the landscape photo.
 I used my current CKC kit: Glacially Toasted for the layout, glad to use that ribbon for the border element and the left over stapled on the tag I created from a PL card. The title was created with 3 Alphas and the fun school sticker elements scattered about the layout.
Closeups of the layout
Be sure to stop Sketch N Scrap to see what my DT sisters created with this fun layout, so much inspiration there :) I hope you'll join us this month, there is a fantastic prize offered up to play along :)
Thank you for stopping by today and I'll be back a little later with another fun project to share with you.....

Friday, January 13, 2017

Let Love Grow for Funday Friday Challenge

Good Morning and welcome :) It's Friday, a Funday Friday for me :) Jo our fearless leader over at Jo's Scrap Shack has made a few changes this year ahead and also we got some great new sponsors too for the challenges. So from now on Challenges are:
"Always Anything Goes"
One of our sponsors is being featured today Oddball Art 
Please take a minute to go check out their online store and browse! They have some of the cutest digital stamps!!!
This is what I created using their stamps:
 Sweet digital stamp that I colored up with my bic markers. The greeting is also a digital stamp set from Oddball Art. I used my Labels Nine spellbinder cutters for the digital stamps. The flower and the ribbon both come from my "Bash"kit (a facebook group called Bash Your Stash) This was something created new this year the Bash kit to have on your desk and to bash through the month. This is my 2nd creation using the bash kit as well as my current counterfeit kit: Glacially Toasted for the cute blue paisley paper.
 I brought more of the paper into the inside of the card and added another cute flower too. Not sure who is getting this card yet but I like the way it came out. Thanks for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your creation linked up over at Jo's Scrap Shack where every Friday is a Funday Friday!

    Starts: Friday, January 13th 12:00AM

   Ends: Friday, January 20th   6:00PM
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4. All entries must be NEW and created for the current challenge.
5. You may combine with other challenges as long as you link back to us in your post.
 * All entries that do not meet the challenge requirements
Will not be eligible for top 3 or random wins (optional from sponsors prizes)
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You have until Jan. 20th by 6:00PM (eastern) time to link up.
All winners will be announced during the week of Jan. 23rd.
Have fun and we look forward to seeing what you create!

Monday, January 9, 2017

Family Fun for a Stick It Down Challenge

Good Morning :) Today my husband and I are off to the Farm Show in Harrisburg, PA, just an hour and half from our house. We go every few years to check out what is new and exciting! Myself I'm looking forward to getting out a bit the winter blues are setting in and always look forward to the food :)
Today is Stick It Down's January's Double Page Design Team reveal and this is what I created with the sketch:
Part of the things happening at the 2016 Campbell Family Reunion. The kids made the best out of a dreary day that started out great and ended up rainy, by this time it had been raining.
The double page sketch that we used:
I actually stayed pretty true to the sketch other than all the journaling.
 The left side, I had opened up the mini page kit that was in my current counterfeit kit Glacially Toasted. I used the papers for matting the photos, making the border and for the punched circles for the scallop edges. These are the pictures of the younger cousins having a good time.
The frames that I used came from a package of Happy Mail I received years ago, I had added that envelope to my "Bash"ket a fun challenge that is taking place this year over at the Facebook group: Bash your Scrap.
 I used some journaling word strips from the 3 Alpha sheets I have in my kit
 I also hand wrote some journaling and the date.
 Upclose photos of the layout
I loved the stickers that were in that mini kit to make the fun title to the layout. I look forward to seeing what you create from this fun sketch too and link it up over at Stick It Down challenge blog. Have a fantastic day!

Sunday, January 8, 2017

Love the Ones You're With

Good morning and welcome :) I received most of my December/Christmas pictures in the mail Friday, so look out! The December Daily will be a common site on the blog! for this month as I get creating and getting it finished by the end of January. Probably a few layouts for the Christmas Album too, as there were alot of pictures ordered. Something how the holidays and events bring about the most pictures and so hard to decide which ones to keep and which to let go! But with the kids and the grandkids there are lots of separate visits all tied up into one month.
Today though is Sunday and it's a Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge, January we are focusing on using up some of that forgotten stash.Our second challenge of the month is:

LM 326 - Buttons, Bling, and Brads - use a little, or a lot, use just one of the choices, or use all three!
I used bling and I finished up a pack of stickers too that was in my stash:
Dave with his granddaughter Astacia :) Love this picture and my hubby is 6'4", means Astacia is getting a bit tall.
I love the greens in my current counterfeit kit: Glacially Toasted. the steampunk style butterfly stickers was a great addition to the layout and a nice touch of bling too.
With the last butterfly in the pack I also made a Thank You card:
 Used some rubons on this card and ribbon too. I like that I saw someone said about making a card with the leftovers after creating a layout and put that into practice right away.
The inside of the card is ready for the inside sentiment.
Thank you for stopping by today and I look forward to seeing your scrapbook layout up on Lasting Memories Scrapbook Challenge.