Monday, February 19, 2018

OH SO COLD





This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff Challenge Blog.  This week's challenge, "Twinkle Twinkle," asked us to use something sparkly on our projects.  I decided to feature pictures of my daughter at her first figure skating competition.  She truly looked like a little ice princess out on the rink in her white skating costume.  To accent these pictures, I used a variety of silver sparkle snowflakes from Michael's "Recollection" line along with Authentique's "Wintery" Collection. The title words came from Crate Paper's "Snow and Cocoa" collection.  To pull this project together, I was inspired by the following sketch from my former design team "2 Broke Girls."

Thursday, February 15, 2018

13



This is my latest project 
for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  My baby turned 13 the other day.  I have no clue how this happened.  All those clich├ęs such as, "I blinked, and she grew up" have been flying out of my mouth.  So for this project, I decided to feature a picture of my daughter on her 13th birthday along with one of her on her first birthday.  While the pics are birthday themed, I used Photoplay's "Love Notes" paper throughout this project.  I think one of the beauty's of Valentine's Day paper is that you can use them for more than just Valentine's Day.  All the colors, designs, and accessories of this line reminded me of a little girl turning into a teenager; the perfect combo for a page about a girl turning 13!




Monday, February 5, 2018

AMAZING

This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff.  This week's challenge required us to make a project using weather as our inspiration.  Right now, it is winter in Ohio.  Need I say more.  As a result, I decided to use summer time weather as my theme.  I'm a bit of  a weather nerd, and I've always wanted to safely see a tornado.  Last summer, my dream came true.  My family and I were in Panama City Beach, Florida.  A storm started to blow in off the Gulf of Mexico, so we headed up to our room.  As I was on my balcony looking out at the storm, a water spout emerged from the sky.  I was in weather heaven!  So to help solve my wintertime blues, I used one of my tornado pictures as my project's focus.  To pull this project together, I used a sketch from my former design team 2 Broke Girls and a variety of papers from Kaisercraft's Coastal Escape collection.

Thursday, February 1, 2018

EMOJIS


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  My daughter's 13th birthday is in a few days, and in honor of her officially entering her teenage years, I decided to scrap pictures of my daughter doing the ultimate teeny bopper activity; selfies using Snapchat filters.  Her and I were having fun being silly one day, and these were some of my favorite pics from our "photo session."  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Simple Stories "Emoji Love" line.

BRRR

This is my latest project for Sketchy Boards using the following sketch.  I made this project on a day I was off work because of the weather.  I'm a teacher, and due to temperatures too dangerous for kids to be outside and refreezing of the roads, we had a "cold" day today which meant NO SCHOOL!  The gift of time is the greatest perk of my job.  I will say that teachers probably like calamity days more than students.  So I decided scrapbooking was on my agenda for the day.  These pics were taken earlier in the month when the temperatures plummeted, and my dogs decided to burrow under a comforter.  They were too cute trying to stay warm, so I decided they would be the perfect subject matter for this project.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Crate Paper's "Snow & Cocoa" line.  




Monday, January 22, 2018

TAG! YOU'RE IT!

This is my latest project for Use Your Stuff challenge.  The task for this week is entitled "Tag! You're it!" or in other words, create a tag.  I love making tags.  Not only are they a quick project to pull together, but also they are a wonderful way to use scraps of paper that are accumulating in my work space.  My children and husband love sports, therefore I have an abundance of sports themed paper piling up in my scrap room.  Everything used to construct these tags were scraps including the tags themselves.  The only thing I purchased was the football sticker that "Brutus the Buckeye" is kicking in tag one.  And trust me, there will be plenty of opportunities to use the other footballs in the sticker package.  If you are in a crafting rut, I highly encourage you to make a tag.  These are fun, quick projects that will get your juices flowing again.

Sunday, January 21, 2018

SO THIS HAPPENED



This is my latest project for Sketches in Thyme using the following sketch.  I was inspired by the paint splatters on the design, and decided to do a project featuring painting.  And the artist was...my dog.  My daughter watched a video of a puppy painting, and she decided our Chihuahua was the next abstract artist.  So using safe paints, my daughter and her dog did their version of puppy art!  To pull this project together, I used a variety of Bella Blvd papers that reminded me of an artist's brushstrokes on a canvas.

Monday, January 15, 2018

IT'S A MARSHMALLOW WORLD IN THE WINTER


This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following design.  It is winter in Ohio where I live, and it has arrived with a vengeance.  When I created this page, I was off work because the temperatures were too low for the children to come to school.  But it's never too cold to scrapbook, let alone scrapbook pictures of my kids playing in the snow.  I picked a few of my favorites over the years of my kids stomping around in fresh powder in my yard.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Authentique's "Alpine" collection along with the "Wintery" collection that my sweet husband bought for me for Christmas.

Monday, January 8, 2018

HAPPY NEW YEAR

This is my first post of the New Year for Use Your Stuff.  The theme for this week's challenge was "Something New."  I decided to feature a picture of my daughter and her best friend on New Year's Eve 2017.  (Yes...it was last year, but it was too cute of a picture not to scrapbook!)  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from the Simple Stories "Happy New Year" collection.

Monday, January 1, 2018

DASHING THROUGH THE SNOW

I've been keeping a secret for a little while, but I found out at the start of December that I was selected to be a member of Sketchy Boards Challenge design team! I love to work with sketches, and this team does not disappoint.  If you love to scrapbook, but feel that you lack the time to create pages, I highly encourage you to like us on Facebook to access the wealth of sketches this team produces.  Not only are the sketches beautiful, but the designs are simple to recreate.   This is my first creation using the following sketch.  Every Christmas season, my family & I go to dinner at a historical restaurant in a neighboring town that outdoes itself with decorations.  However, this year, I was recovering from a foot surgery & was unable to attend. My only request was for my husband to take a few pictures of our girls.  He did not disappoint.  These are a few of my favorites that he took that night.  To pull this project together, I used a variety of papers from Authentique's "Wintery" collection along with snowflake die cuts and sequins I've accumulated over the years.  

MERRY CHRISTMAS


Happy New Year!  This is my latest project for Let's Scrap using the following sketch.  On Cyber Monday, I gave my husband a few hints about what he could get me for Christmas at some of my favorite online scrapbook stores...He MORE than came through for me.  (It's because he's a closet scrapbooker; he actually helped me layout the second page of this project).  One of his buys was this lovely Photo Play "Mad 4 Plaid" collection.  I chose some of my favorite pics from this past Christmas to use with some of my favorite prints from this collection.