Sunday, June 18, 2017

Fun in the Sun

I'm entering this in two challenges.  

First off I used the June 15th sketch and the awesome moodboard at   "COLORFUL CREATIONS"   For the mood board I was inspired by all the colors and by the watermelon plus the word sun.   I used mostly papers from Echo Park -Summer Dreams but then also the yellow paper and the sunglass paper from Echo Park - Summer Fun.   I had to use the sunglass paper to go with the sunglasses Addisyn is wearing.    This picture was taken while they were on a long weekend at Branson for a little get away.   She was enjoying hanging out at the pool having a little snack.

Next I'll enter this at the latest "LASTING MEMORIES" challenge #349.     The challenge worked great for this layout.      I have a summer themed layout and I have long stripes of patterned papers across the layout under my picture.

LM #349 - June 20 is the Summer Solstice (the longest day of the year). For this challenge use something long on your layout - like a border - or make a summer layout.

Friday, June 16, 2017


Jason took all three of his dogs out for their walk and also added one more by walking Dads dog, the smallest one of the group.     Leslie pushed Elle in the bike stroller and for part of the time Otis walked with her.  Even though this picture might look like Elle is taking Otis for a walk.

I finally broke out my only piece of specialty burlap paper for this layout.   I have had it for awhile and wondered when I would use it.    In my yahoo group that I'm in we have a challenge going on to mostly use brown on a layout.   Then there is one going on at  Paper Issues - Friends and Fans called Try It Tuesday to add texture to your layouts by using fabric, yarn, lace etc.    So this burlap paper would work for that too.     But mainly I  wanted to find a great sketch to use and that is where
"SKETCH AND SCRAP"  came in.   The newest June 15th sketch was perfect.   I got to use a big piece of my burlap but save some for another layout.

Here is the link and the sketch at  "SKETCH AND SCRAP"

Elle at Four Months

I can't believe my granddaughter is growing up so fast.   I'm actually behind on making her 4 month layout.    In 10 days she will be 5 months old.

I thought the single page sketch at  "STICK IT DOWN"  was perfect for this picture.

Here is the sketch.

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Day at the Farm

As soon as I saw the new sketch at  "LET'S SCRAP"  I knew I had a lot of pictures I had been saving from when the St. Louis grandkids went with their parents to Purina Farms for the day.  They had so much fun and they got to milk a cow and just see farm life.   So I'm glad this double page sketch would work for exactly every picture that I had.

Here is the link to the challenge  "LET'S SCRAP"  and the sketch.

I  am also entering this layout at  "PAPER ISSUES (FRIENDS & FANS)"   for the Add it Up challenge.  I have 61 points from this months Add It Up list.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

At the Park

My grandkids just had 4 days on vacation in Branson, MO and I have a lot of pictures to scrap.  
These were just while they were out on a playground playing, but I love that they got pictures of all three of them.   With Bryce getting older he is out doing something different than Addisyn and Gibson sometimes.

I used the sketch #307 at  "CREATIVE SCRAPPERS"  to make this layout.    I used mostly papers from a Recollections stack.

I am also going to enter this layout at   "USE YOUR STUFF"   for challenge #267 -
"Use Warm, Summer Colors"   I have deep yellows, orange, greens, blues and reds.   I think these colors and the patterns are all very summery.

Here is the sketch and the links are above.

Fishing in Hawaii

I was going through photos on my computer this morning and found some my brother and son had sent me via FB when the two of them along with my Dad and nephew went on a "Boys Trip" to Maui, Hawaii.     My son LOVES to fish  so he fished every spare moment they had while on their trip.   The top picture was taken of him down on the shoreline by my brother from the balcony of the condo they had rented.     He did do well and brought in fresh fish that he cooked that night for dinner.

I made this layout with three challenges in mind.     I started out with "LASTING MEMORIES"

"LASTING MEMORIES"  LM #348 - June 14th is Flag Day here in the US, for this challenge use red, white, and blue on your layout.    For this challenge and my pictures I went right to the DCWV stack - Seaside Yacht
as I knew they had both red and blue papers I could used.   the only papers not from the stack is the
white 6x6 square anchor paper.   I then used blue Thickers for my title and some red and white fishing themed embellishments and both blue and red card stock to mat one piece of patterned paper and my pictures.

"THE SCRAPROOM GROUP    I used the Freaky Friday challenge.   It's always so much fun to work with and make your own design.   How I do it is to take a piece of white 12x12 paper and then cut out the dimensions listed in the formula and then start placing them around till I find something I like.   I usually always have my pictures printed to so I can move them around to see how they will work with my design.   Here is the formula.

"PAPER ISSUES FANS & FRIENDS"    Their Take 5 Challenge is also always fun to play with and you can enter as often as you like during the month.    Just be sure and pick at least 5 things from the list.   I used 7 this time.   Red, Blue, Date, Title, Stripes, 2 or more Photos and Patterned Paper.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Best Friend Best Dad

This last weekend was my Dad's 94th Birthday.  My brother brought him to our house in Kansas City  on Friday for the weekend.  We ate out Friday night and then Saturday we stayed home and had a big BBQ or smoked ribs, his favorite potato casserole, slaw and grilled pineapple.   Dad LOVES chocolate and ice cream so I made a chocolate cake for his birthday and had vanilla bean ice cream

Thanto go with it.  After we had Brunch Sunday at his favorite brunch place here in KC we drove to my brothers house in Columbia, Mo for the rest of the day and overnight.   We spent the time there with my daughter and son-in-law and with his #1 person his newest great granddaughter Elle.   We had a great dinner outside at a favorite restaurant in town.   Then Monday we drove him back to his home.    The pictures in my layout are from his home, the 4x6 one and the small one is at my house, both taken over the weekend.  

I made this layout with the 'SCRAPPY FRIENDS" Challenges in mind.   I used the great Rewind Sketch at "THROUGH THE EYES OF ROCHELLE SPEARS"  and then I used the June
Subway Art challenge at "GRAND DIVA'S CREATIVE CORNER"   I loved the subway art so much I printed an image of it as one of my pictures, plus used part of it as my title.   Both choices
in the challenge.

The papers I used were from an older collection.  Bella Blvd - Family Forever.    It was perfect for the sketch and for my pictures and feelings for my Dad.   The background paper was called Mom & Dad, but I thought it was perfect for picture of the Dad and I.

Here are the links to the challenges.


Thanks to both challenges for the great inspiration and the opportunity to scrap about the best Dad in the world and my best friend.