Sunday, March 18, 2018

Let's Eat Christmas Dinner

I seem to take a lot of food pictures and make layouts including food.   So this weeks challenge at
"LASTING MEMORIES"  was perfect for me.    When I started thinking about ideas of what to do for my layout I remembered that I hadn't made my Christmas dinner layout yet.   I had a lot of pictures to choose from so I decided to print them all in a small size and use them all on my layout.
I'm happy with how it turned out.

The challenge this week at  "LASTING MEMORIES" is .........
National Frozen Food Month & National Nutrition Month - Create a foodie layout. Can have food in the photos, in the paper, or in the embellishments.

Saturday, March 17, 2018

Beauty in London

I'm really enjoying filling in my London vacation scrapbook with a lot more layouts.    It's been my main focus these last several days.   We took this vacation back in 2006 so was just before I started scrapping so I hadn't done a lot of layouts at least not a lot of layouts that I like.   My style is simple but looking back on the first layouts I made simple now is fancy compared to then.   LOL

I used the sketch from March 15th at   "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"   I really enjoyed this sketch and matting my  pictures 4 times,  3 with card stock and then last bigger mat with patterned paper.  Plus this is he first time I've ever used any netting on my layout.  I got this in a prize package from a friend and I'm going to have to find out where she got it so I can use it more often,   I love the soft look to it.

Here is the sketch and the link to  "STUCK ?! SKETCHES"    As usual they have two great sketches this month to use.

On Our Way to Amsterdam.

This was a fun challenge at  "SCRAP OUR STASH"     I didn't try it last month this month I decided I really wanted to give it a try.       Here is the challenge and what you had to do and then I'll tell you my  take on the challenge.

My take of the challenge was to mostly go with the main elements of the sketch on the right but then from the left sketch I used the two pictures and then I pulled the circle element in the left sketch for my pictures and cut them in circles.   For the frame element of the challenge I used two acetate overlays to frame my two round pictures.

Check out the challenge at   "SCRAP OUR STASH CHALLENGE BLOG"

Planes, Trains & More

The March 15th sketch at  "LET'S GET SKETCHY"  worked out perfect to use these miscellaneous pictures of some of our modes of transpiration while on vacation in London and Amsterdam.
We were on planes going there and then on a plane from London to Paris to get on a train to go to Brussels,  we loved the boat rides along the waterways of Amsterdam,  we took trams and buses too and once a taxi.  We even rented a card to drive to Stonehenge and area one day,  that was quite the experience there were 6 adults in a car that at best held 4 comfortable, but we made it work.

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

Eating Tapas

I used the sketch #149 at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"  to make this layout.  I spent yesterday making layouts to fill in my album from our 2006 vacation to London and Amsterdam.    I made this layout because this was probably the best place we ate, a tapas place in Oxford.   Other than this we weren't impressed with the food much.

Here is the sketch and link to the challenges for March at  "SKETCH N SCRAP"

Friday, March 16, 2018

Arriving in London

I've spent several days this week scrapping pictures from our family vacation to London and Amsterdam back in 2006.   This layout I put together with the Scrapbook Bingo challenge at

These are pictures I took on our trip from airport to the hotel, tram, train and walking.  I have two pictures of me, which is always part of the challenge,  top left and my back in bottom right.
Then I went with the middle row across the Scrap Bingo card.   I have  six buttons as my embellishments and then washi tap,  two strips of this awesome travel style washi tape I had in my stash.

Here is the link to  "CHALLENGE YOURSELF"   and the Scrap Bingo card.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Explore London

I checked out the new March 15th sketch at "LET'S SKETCH" this morning and this has pretty much been my project for the day working on this double page layout.  

One of my goals this year was to go back to old vacation albums and see what pictures I hadn't scrapped and fill in the album.   So that means I also get to enter this double page layout at
"THE PAPER GIRLS CHALLENGE"  This trip was back in 2006 and a good year before I started scrapping so a lot of the pages I did early on and I totally had no idea what I was doing, so it has been fun going back and filling in these pages.    So this double page let me really incorporate a lot of different pictures I took during a couple of days of walking around London.

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

Here is the link and info for  "THE PAPERS GIRL CHALLENGE"

Challenge #147 - Travel/ Vacation Fun

Karrie here in the midst of a crazy winter with blizzards, rainstorms, ice buildup and mud puddles!  Dreaming of getting away from it all again, I have chosen this fortnight's theme of 
 "Travel / Vacation fun"
So whether you've gone on vacation or had a staycation or enjoy making 
Bon Voyage cards, we want to see it!