Friday, November 20, 2020

BEAUTIFUL FALL

This is my latest project for Sketches in Thyme using the following sketch.  My favorite pictures to scrapbook are fall themed ones.  So when I discovered this one that my daughter took with her BFF, I was on cloud nine.  I love everything about this picture; the colors, the corn field backdrop...PERFECT fall themed page.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers and embellishments from Prima's "Autumn Sunset" collection.

Sunday, November 1, 2020

TRICK OR TREAT


Hello!  This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff where the bi-weekly challenge starting today is to create a project using stripes.  I love to create Halloween projects, and recently bought a fun Halloween themed kit from Peachy Cheap featuring Fancy Pants' "Halloween-Howl Collection."  With the adorable cut outs and the playful paper designs, I decided to dip into my Halloween picture archives and feature pictures of my daughters carving their Halloween pumpkins when they were tiny girls.  To pull this project together, I also was inspired by a sketch from my former design team 2 Broke Girls.   

OCTOBER PROJECTS 2020


The month of October was rough...My daughter broke her leg a second time and had to have surgery.  Long story short, I have not updated my blog with my October projects.  Now that she is recovering, and I have some time and brain power, I am uploading a variety of projects I made for two design teams that I am a member of.  The first layout I'm featuring is a project I made for Sketches in Thume.  My favorite projects to make are Halloween themed projects, so I had a blast creating this layout of my daughter creating a Halloween gingerbread house using the following sketch.  




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My next projects were for the design team Cooking Up Creations.  This month's challenge was to attack a paper pad in our stash and create 2 layouts and 4 cards using papers from the pad.  I used a Vicki Boutin pad I bought at Hobby Lobby to create the following projects. This pad was so versatile; I loved working with it.  Not only was I able to create a recent project of my daughter posing for a picture with our dog, but also I used a picture from when my girls were tiny operating a lemonade stand.  The papers were perfect for all age levels and themes.  These are definitely some of my favorite projects I've made this year.
        
























Sunday, October 4, 2020

AHOY!


This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff where we were asked to create a project with a nautical theme.  I knew exactly what picture I wanted to feature when I saw this challenge.  When my girls were tiny, they went boating with their Dad and Great Grandparents and my husband caught this shot.  My oldest was intently concentrating on fishing while my youngest was intently giving her Dad her cheesiest smile.  It's truly one of my favorite pics of my girls that fit perfectly in with a nautical themed challenge.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from P13 "Off Shore II" collection.

Monday, September 7, 2020

COOKING UP CREATIONS SEPTEMBER 2 & 7, 2020 PROJECTS

Hello everyone.  I'm running a little behind this month (even though we are only 7 days into the month) and decided to feature both of my Cooking Up Creations projects in this post.  Our theme this month is "You Spend me 'Round;" in other words, create projects that feature round themes.  For my September 2 project, I decided to feature balls, specifically baseballs, in a scrapbook layout.  My daughters were, at one point in their life, willing participants in all my picture taking endeavors.  I took these of them horsing around on baseball statues when they were tiny little baseball fans watching their uncle's team play our local minor league time.  To keep in line with the round vibe, I used a variety of baseball die cut stickers and baseball themed papers to play up the baseball mood.  For my September 7 project, my "round" theme was wheels.  This is one of my all time favorite pictures of my oldest daughter hailing a taxi cab in Chicago.  To give it a round vibe, I used travel/car themed papers and chipboard wheels to highlight the content of the picture.

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This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff where this biweekly challenge was to create a farm themed project.  When my girls were tiny, every fall we would take them to a local farm.  Not only did they have a wonderful selection of pumpkins and other fall related items, but also they had a petting zoo that my daughter's loved to visit.  My daughter's had so much fun petting and feeding all the animals.  I loved this picture of my oldest loving on a horse.  I thought she would be the perfect subject matter for a farmed theme project.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers and die cuts from Doodlebug Design's "Down on the Farm" collection.

Friday, August 28, 2020

COACH

This is my latest project for Cooking Up Creations.  This month's challenge is to create a project using a television game show as inspiration.  For my second project, I chose to create a layout based on the 1970's game show "Sports Challenge."  Two professional athletic teams would compete against each other answering trivia questions.  Winners would receive a cash prize that would be used to purchase athletic equipment for youth athletic programs.  So for my project, I decided to feature my favorite youth athlete and her favorite soccer coach.  This coach has been a God send to my daughter.  Not only has she taught her a much about the game of soccer, but also helped navigate my daughter through her broken leg recovery.  She is the best, and I thought she would be the perfect subject matter for a "Sports Challenge" challenge.  To pull this project together, I used a sketch created by Bev Code for my former design team Creative Inspiration.