Sunday, October 26, 2014

Creative Scrappers - Sketch Challenge #280

Oh, how this little stinker cracks me up!  We were playing outside and I asked her to stand still for a second, so I could get a picture.  Without skipping a beat, she stops and strikes this pose.  I could not quit laughing!  She is so full a energy and sass!  

I used the latest sketch at Creative Scrappers as inspiration for this layout.  I have been a big fan of the CS sketches for a long time!  This was a fun one to work with.  I am still feeling a little rusty, but still enjoying the process.

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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Soul Sisters

I feel like I am getting back into my scrapbook groove... with a twist.  I am adding many more mixed media elements in my layouts which feels... just right.  I have been sticking to my "not buying any stash" resolution and using what I have on hand.  This is forcing me to be more creative and I am really enjoying this challenge.  

Anyway, this is my newest layout inspired by my sweet, long-time friend, Michelle.  We are truly kindred spirits. I love her like a sister and so enjoy her company.  This is a picture we took on our summer trip to Ruidoso, NM.  

The color palette and elements were inspired by the current challenge at Scrap Around the World.  This is my first time to participate in one of their challenges, but as inspiring as the mood board was (see below), I am sure it won't be my last.  

Scrap Around the World- October Mood Board

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a blessed and relaxing Sunday!

Saturday, October 11, 2014

Fall Tag Trio

Frosted designs issued a challenge to create a fall project using fall colors, ink, and bling.  Here is what I came up with.  I must say I LOVE how these turned out and so enjoyed creating them!  It really puts me in the mood for the season, even though here in West Texas it still feels a lot like summer!  

Friday, October 10, 2014

Once Upon a Sketch Challenge

I haven't participated in a sketch challenge in a long time!  I love the current sketch/journaling challenge issued by Once Upon a Sketch challenge blog, so I had to enter! This sketch is great and so open to interpretation!  The journaling is hidden behind the photo. It's all about how much I love this little girl and how happy she makes my life.

Here is my layout for the challenge:

Here is the beautiful sketch:

Thanks for stopping by!  Have a great weekend!

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

A little bit rusty...

I got struck by the Scrapbooking bug again.  I think it has something to do with my Grandbaby moving to the same town as me!  So many new memories to document, on the horizon!  Plus, I have a ton of pictures from all my summer adventures that I suddenly feel the need to get in albums!  I am inspired, but also feeling a little rusty.  I am not allowing myself to purchase anymore supplies for the time being.  I have lots of old supplies that should work just fine.  It is very tempting to shop for the latest and greatest, but I am really trying to pay off those credit cards... from all my summer adventures.  LOL!  I also feel like using up my stash will force me to be a little more creative.  I kind of got in a rut, which is why the scrapbook bug left me in the first place.  I  was bored.  I have tons of mixed media supplies and plenty of scrapbook products.  I am going to combine those two loves more and see what happens.  Here are my latest layouts:

I was inspired to try out pocket pages to scrap our trip to New Mexico and Colorado in August.  I have so many pictures of our trip, I thought this would be the best way to get them in albums.  I have to say, after doing these pages, pocket pages are not my favorite.  I feel a bit confined using them and they are so structured.  Too much structure doesn't jive with my creative side.  As an elementary teacher, I am soooo structured in my job.  I need an escape now and then.  :)

This is my favorite picture I took all summer.  This little girl makes my wonderful, blessed life, all the more sweeter!  

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The Great Outdoors

Hey friend! Thank you for stopping by! I just finished uploading a process video for my layout titled, The Great Outdoors. I used an Echo...