Tuesday, March 21, 2017

Oh so cute Elle.

I'm using the prompt at  "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"  for this layout.    The challenge is...

Today's challenge is
Patterned Paper Half; Today we want you to use patterned paper on half your layout, the rest is up to you!

I started with a base of pink card stock and then the bottom 6" is this patterned paper I chose to use with a picture of my granddaughter.    I matted the picture in hot pink and gold and then did a little journaling above the pp and added a variety of baby themed stickers I had.    

Here is the link for the challenge.    "THE STUDIO CHALLENGES"


I kept this layout really simple.   I wanted the paper and the journaling just tell the story of one single picture of my two grandkids in Texas.   The picture of them was because they were drinking hot cocoa this last December from their picture mugs of when they were little.   They were loving the fact that they are "all grown up" and using mugs made when they were little.

I found this piece of paper in an old collection from 2011 from Jillibean Soup - Sweet & Sour Soup collection.   So since I was doing the layout in a memory mode.   I just outlined in black marker all the lines that were visible that said M is for Memory.

I will be entering this in two different challenges.    

Challenge #86 - Recycling / Old Stash at  "SCRAPPING 4 FUN"   I  think using papers from a 2011 collection works as old stash.   I only had very little left so was glad to use up my next to last full sheet and this one partial was perfect to use and not save anymore from the collection.

The next challenge is Challenge #256 - Doilies  at  "USE YOUR STUFF"   Adding this doily from my stash, also not new, was perfect to add something to the layout and to have a place for my journaling.

You can click above on the links to go to each challenge blog for more details.

It's Me

I'm busy the last couple of days doing layouts for the Paper Issues Spring Crop challenges.   One
challenge was to make a layout about yourself.    This is rare for me, but I enjoyed it.

I went to  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"  and their mid-month sketch challenge to make this layout.
I thought it would work perfect.   I mean, if I'm going to do a layout about myself, I should make myself the 'star'.   LOL

Here is the sketch and link to   "LET'S GET SKETCHY"

Monday, March 20, 2017

Now and Then

I just got these pictures this last weekend from my daughter-in-law of my grandson.  He was recreating a pose from a picture when he was just over a year old.   I think he did a great job.
And he is on the same couch.   I just love it.

This layout is for the  "SCRAP OUR STASH"   mid March word challenge with a sketch and to
use the letters in the word 'CHARM' in you layout.

I have ........
C = Crate Paper (my background paper from the Acorn Ave. collection)
H = Heart  (the blue foam heart on the then picture)
A = Authentique (the blue paper behind pictures from the Original collection)
R = Recollections (the green cardstock and the bling are both from Recollections)
M = My Minds Eye (the striped paper and the yellow polka dot paper)

Here is the sketch and link to  "SCRAP OUR STASH"

Movie Time

Gibson was all set for his first movie experience out with Mom.   Soft drink ready and popcorn to share.

For this layout I used the Thursday sketch at  "ELLE'S STUDIO"  that came out on March 16th.    
I love using and mixing the papers from Elle's Studio.  For this one I combined papers from Thankful and Let's Eat collections.

Here is the sketch and the link at  "ELLE'S STUDIO"

Thursday, March 16, 2017


I always love to take pictures of flowers that I see.   Walking around the inner harbor of Baltimore on our road trip in 2015 was no different.      There were beautiful planters all over the walkways outside the restaurants.        I used Sketch #125 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

I heart Elle

When I saw the newest sketch this morning (March 15th sketch) at  "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"
I knew I wanted to go to work on it right away.   I also knew there was another challenge I had set aside that it would work with also.   The negative space challenge at  "CHALLENGE YOURSELF"    This sketch was perfect for  using 4 small pictures of my holding Elle, my newest granddaughter.    With this sketch everything is pulled to the center, leaving all negative space to left and right and a little on top on bottom.  And of course all 4 pictures have me in them to challenge myself.   Plus I got to be creative with my embellishments, a double punch, a couple of doilies,  a
puffy heart, some bling, a camera sticker, plus I got to use of the strip of patterned paper begins my picture that I had been holding on to for some reason.    Then I also used my newest Thickers of gold and pink.

I'm going back to see my granddaughter this Saturday so I'm sure I'll be scrapping more pictures of her soon.  

Here are the links to the challenges and the sketch.