Tuesday, June 27, 2017

Princess Addisyn

I love when I get pictures of my granddaughter Addisyn modeling some of the dresses her Mom has made for her.   Here is another example of my pretty princess all dressed up today.

I used the sketch at  "SKETCHES IN THYME"   Challenge sketch #280.    Here it is below.

Bev is offering a great prize for the month of June a Just Imagine Crafts Kreaxions Circle Cutter.

Monday, June 26, 2017

The Boys in Lahanai

My son, my Dad, my brother and my nephew all went together on a vacation to Maui back in 2014.
I just decided the last few weeks that I should make some layouts of the pics they posted on Facebook for my son's album.   So I have gotten started now.   Plus this layout will now work in three different challenges.

I used the June Jumpstart sketch at  "THE SCRAPROOM GROUP" to make this layout.  It was so fun cutting different pattern shapes with the angles on the top half that I don't usually use on layouts.
Here is the sketch.

I was also inspired by the latest prompt at  "LASTING MEMORIES" when I was pulling out papers for this layout.   The prompt is...
LM #350 - June 25th - Log Cabin Day - create a layout that is a bit rustic and simple.  Use neutral colors or a woodsy look to your layout.
Since I had pictures of theses huge trees my son and Dad were looking at I wanted to use some wood like look to a lot of my papers and mostly neutral colors.

Next was the new challenge today at  "USE YOUR STUFF CHALLENGE BLOG"

Challenge #269 - Road Trip!

The guys of course had to fly to Hawaii, but they took many road trips on this vacation to see different areas of Maui for the day.

Ride the Ducks

This is the challenge I made my layout for.    "SCRAP OUR STASH"  June Sketch + Word challenge.

The word is Summer and here is what I used on my layout.

S = Shiny (the gold shiny dots on my patterned paper I used for my two tags.
U = Uniball pen (for my journaling in two spots
M = My Minds Eye (paper used on two triangles and the Bakers Twine on tags is MME)
M = Metal (Sun paper clip over pictures)
E = Echo Park (the green strip of palm leaf paper)
R = Recollections & Red  (Recollections card stock matting triangles & red journal strips

Sunday, June 25, 2017

PL double for girls trip

I just got home yesterday after a 6 day girls trip with us all meeting up in St. Louis.  We had so much fun and did so much, from kids at play to fine dining.  We had a blast and didn't waste anytime.    We stayed up late and talked and slept in when we wanted to.   One time it was breakfast for lunch but otherwise when you are staying up till after 3 a.m. you don't get up to have breakfast at any regular time.     When I got home and checked out the latest  PL card sketch at "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE" and saw this sketch.  I knew I could use it for the title page of my trip pages.    I love using memorabilia also on my PL pages when I can and these two pages have lots of that.

Check out the challenge at  "SKETCHES IN THYME PL STYLE"

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.