Monday, October 16, 2017

HELLO MY PRETTY


 This is my latest project for The Memory Nest using the following sketch.  I decided to feature pictures of my daughters four years ago during a trip we took to Senoia, Georgia.  If you are a Walking Dead fan reading my blog, then you would recognize Senoia as "Woodbury" or "Alexandria."  It's where The Walking Dead is filmed.  My older daughter and I scheduled a tour with Atlanta Movie Tours that took us to all sorts of locations where pivotal scenes from the series were filmed.  My inner nerd was filled with so much joy seeing all these places!  When we were done with the tour, we explored the city of Senoia.  And even the railroad tracks where my daughter was standing in this layout were in the series.  The tracks led to "Terminus."  To pull these pictures together, I used a variety of papers from Pebbles's "Midnight Haunt" collection.

Sunday, October 15, 2017

YOU PUT A SPELL ON ME

This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  I decided to feature a trip my daughter and I took a few Octobers ago to Senoia, Georgia.  Why Senoia?  Because that's where The Walking Dead is filmed.  We had a blast touring the different places where our favorite show is filmed.  We saw all sorts of cool locations such as the waterfall where Rick told the group they were all infected to the warehouse where Daryl fought his brother Merle in season 2.   The highlight of our trip was our tour guide otherwise known as "Woodchuck Walker."  He was the featured walker in Season 2 Episode 1 where Rick and Daryl had to "pump his stomach" looking for Sophia...He was more than happy to do his best walker pose with my daughter.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of Authentique paper from their "Mysterious" line.  I loved the vintage, macabre look of the paper.  It reminded me of the opening credits of The Walking Dead, so I felt it would be perfect for this layout.



Monday, October 9, 2017

IT'S THE LITTLE THINGS

This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff.  The challenge this week features "Breast Cancer Awareness" or use the color pink in the project in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.  I decided to showcase a picture of my daughter wearing and holding all sorts of pink.  She loves her Snapchat filters.  It's amazing how she can take a thousand pics of herself a day, but if I try to take one of her, she flips.  So when she does take a selfie that she's happy with, I always ask her to send it to me so I can do things like this...To pull this project together, I used Simple Stories's "Beautiful" collection.  I loved how subtle the pinks where on the paper, and the boldness of the black and white flowers. 

Monday, October 2, 2017

YOU'RE MY PUMPKIN


This is my latest project for The Memory Nest using the following sketch.  I love fall theme paper.  I love it so much in fact that I may have a borderline addiction to buying papers with leaves and pumpkins on them.  When I saw this sketch, I decided immediately a favorite fall picture should be featured using my favorite, newly purchased Carta Bella's "Hello Fall" line. 


Sunday, October 1, 2017

HAPPY FALL Y'ALL




 This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  As I've said in other posts, I love fall scrapbook paper.  Dare I say, I'm a bit addicted to fall scrapbook paper.  So when I saw Authentique's "Bountiful" collection, I knew I had to buy it.  And once it was mine, I knew exactly what pictures to use.  Five years ago when the leaves were at their peak color, my daughters and I did a photo shoot at a local arboretum.  To this day, these are some of my favorite pictures I've ever had made of my children.  I liked how the pictures were placed on this sketch and followed it closely.  Because I chose to keep my pictures in the 4x6 format, I decided to use a decorative placement of squares on the far right instead of pockets. To add a fall touch to my layout, I used leaf tags I found at Michael's in the discount bin; my favorite place to find unique embellishments.

Monday, September 25, 2017

FALL

This is my latest project for Use your Stuff.  The theme this week was "Old and New" which meant use a recently purchased item with something that is older.  Well, that was easy seeing as I buy scrapbook paper entirely too often!  I used a variety of Authentique's "Bountiful" collection to fulfill the "new" requirement.  For the old, I used an older photo taken of my daughters that is in sepia tone.  I love the "antique" look of this picture highlighted against the gorgeous fall colors in the Authentique paper.  Overall, I need to keep the guidelines of this challenge in my back packet.  It was fun going through my photo archives to see what picture(s) I didn't scrap earlier that could be strapped now using a modern product.

Thursday, September 21, 2017

PLAY WITH HEART

This is my latest project for Sketches in Thyme using the following design.  My daughter's soccer team played in a soccer tournament this past Labor Day weekend and had quite a successful weekend..  It was grueling...During Saturday's games, the girls had to fight off remnants of Hurricane Harvey coming through our area.  (Which meant super wet fields and an annoying, constant drizzle).  By Monday, the girls were combatting extreme heat.  Despite the elements, her team made it to the final game losing in a heartbreaker.  Although her team were not the grand champions, they played with incredible heart the entire weekend hence the reason for the title. The series of three pictures were perfect to display some of my favorites from the weekend, especially the pics where she is showing off her "hardware."  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Moxxie's "Soccer Star" collection.