Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Sketchabilities #60...

Here it is, Sketch #60:

And here is what I came up with:

I had so much fun working with this sketch (I think I ALWAYS have fun)!  What I really, really liked about it were the flowers floating off the pages--I know, such a minor detail, but it gave me the idea to add more floating flowers--or in my case, hearts. I love how a sketch can send you off in so many places...

Hopefully, myself and the rest of the Sketchabilities design team have inspired you to give this sketch a go!  And please, post your creation and your lo may be featured on the blog!

Happy Scrapping!

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Full of Joy....

I did this lo soon after I recieved the November kit from Burlap and Buttercups, but held onto it until the sketch challenge was posted on their blog.  Here it is:

This was such a fun lo to do!  Everything came together so easily thanks to both the sketch and the kit!  I also did something new (for me) with thread by bunching it up and layering it underneath the brads--am really liking it--it's fun and sort of messy looking! 

Off to play a game of Monopoly with Hayden!


Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Scraplift Challenge.....

For their second November challenge, Burlap and Buttercups issued a scraplift challenge which I totally jumped at!  I have loved this layout by Anna Sigga.  I love it's simplicity and its white space.  So here is my take on it.

I have recently become obsessed with white doilies so this lo was just perfect!  As a side note, I cut a journaling card down to size for the title which is very obvious in the picture, but in real life it is hardly noticable :-).  TFL!


Thursday, November 17, 2011

Fall Fun.....

I recently subscribed to the Burlap and Buttercups monthly kit club and I am loving it!  This next lo is one I did for their first November Challenge--Use stickers on a lo.  Well I used two :-).  Here it is:

I have had the idea of doing a lo with chevrons ever since I saw I tutorial by Marcy Penner, so this is my first go at them.  They turned out okay--not as neat as I would have liked them, but they look like chevrons, so it was a success.  LOL. 

These pics were super fun to take--it was a combined effort between my son and I.  And I will admit, I dressed my daughter in yellow to match the papers in the beautiful kit.  Is it bad when you start buying and dressing your children in clothes to match a particular line of paper???  I hope not :-).  


Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Sketchabilities #59.....

We are halfway through the month and that means a new reveal at Sketchabilities!  Here is sketch number #59:

And here is my take:

I was actually super excited to see what the rest of the design team came up with and I was NOT dissapointed.  There is something so fun about lots of small pics :-).  Getting lots of pics on one page can be a bit of a challenge, but Karan's sketch made it super easy!

So please stop by and see what the rest of the team did here.  Make sure and upload your take on it with Mr. Linky and you could be one of the next featured designers!

Have a great day!


Thursday, November 10, 2011

Trick or Treat.....

This is a page I made based off of a sketch from Kelly Purkey's new Sketchpad class.  I was super inspired by the sketches and this is what I came up with:

I really loved the circle element in the lo and I tried to include more circles throughout it to tie it all together.  I added the buttons and orange bling at the last minute--I had been looking at it for awhile and both my son and I decided it needed "more," so that is when I decided to add them and I think it works.  I was also BOLD and stitched a zig zag onto the photo--yes, I am living on the edge these days!  LOL.

Well, hope everyone is having a great day, I know I am.  Just sat down to eat a bowl or two of homemade chicken noodle soup and am enjoying it :-).


Friday, November 04, 2011

All Dressed Up.....

Ah, Halloween finally came and now it's time to scrap the pics!  My first lo features my family which consists of the villian from Scream, a lovely lady bug, and a San Diego Charger fan!  (I know I am missing, but I had a hard enough time getting pics of this impatient threesome!)

Hope everyone has a happy weekend!

Wednesday, November 02, 2011

Crate Paper Farmhouse......

I have been so good these past several months when it comes to buying scrapbook goodies--I have really been being honest with myself and only getting what I will use.  Usually I would see a new line and have to have everything.  This meant that my stash was borderline out of control-LOL. 

When I took these next photos I knew I wanted to use Crate Paper's Farmhouse collection--so I carefully went through the line and bought just what I thought I would use.  AND after having done two layouts I am down to scraps which is GREAT!  I have conquered these papers and can move on :-).  (My husband is seriously grateful for these turn of events--he was quite taken away with how much I had been getting---not upset, but not quite understanding why I had to have so much!) 

So here is the first lo:

I used the 10/27 sketch from Sketchy Thursdays for this one.  I ended up making it a three photo lo which meant moving everything to the side to accomodate.  I had recently been seeing lo's where scrappers were layering their banners, so I tried it out.  And I added lots of twine because that is my thing :-). 

And here is the second lo:

I had lots of fun layering paper for this one!  I really thought that the papers went really well with the pic.  I just love fall flowers.....

Well thanks for looking!  Have a great rest of the week!