Monday, April 7, 2014

April Challenges at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!

My Friends at Scrapping Everyday Miracles are hosting 3 challenges for April:   Theme Challenge, Card Sketch Challenge, and a Layout Sketch Challenge!  There are 3 prizes and badge honors up for grabs!

**Click on the link above in their site name to get right to the post! ***

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

A Layout for Stuck! Sketches, January 15 Sketch

Don't Feed The Animals is the layout I created for the January 15th sketch from Stuck! Sketches. 

Here is their original sketch:
Typically, I prefer to work with several photos on a layout, as I am 3 years behind in chronologically scrapping my son's life, but when I finished up the stack of photos from our zoo trip, this one was left!  I love my son's tiny finger pointing at the animals, and the profiles of the ones I love! But I was pleased to create this layout with paper and zoo theme embellishments that are SEVERAL years old!  I also pulled out my overabundance of buttons, and used several of those! 

Sunday, December 8, 2013

bunny love: A Layout for Stuck?! Sketches

bunny love
I created this layout exclusively for this challenge! 
Here is the original sketch from Stuck?! Sketches:

I had loads of fun with this sketch, and knew I had to use this quirky photo of my son gingerly holding a bunny at the Apple Festival!  I pulled out lots of OLD supplies from my stash, including the printed mini tags, and that blue vellum tag, which is likely 10 years old!  Whew!  I made my "picture frame," from the negative spaces of a square punch, and used several buttons from my excessive collection.  Enjoy!

Discover: A Layout for Sketchabilities #104


I created this layout exclusively for Sketchabilities #104,
and here is the original sketch with a link!
Although this sketch features 1 photo, my file folders open to reveal 4 more photos! 
This sketch challenged me to step out of my comfort zone by bringing out the spray ink and acrylic paint!  I really like how it turned out, and am looking for to the next sketch!

Giddy UP: A Layout for Let's Get Sketchy

Giddy Up!
I created this layout just for this sketch challenge!
Here is the original sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:

I am 3 years behind in chronologically scrapbooking my youngest son's life, and this layout is proof!  These photos were taken in the fall of 2010, and I am just now working with them!  I also take TOO MANY photos, and even though I only scrap the best ones, there are still so many! I had fun with this sketch, and was able to incorporate several scraps of my favorite papers, crepe paper handmade rosettes and everything was from my stash!  Enjoy!

Sunday, December 1, 2013

Advent Calendar!

Merry Christmas! 
Today is the first day of our very first family Advent celebration, and I kicked it off with this Advent countdown calendar box!  (Check out the Christmas them challenge at Scrapping Everyday Miracles!)

 I covered this Karen Foster Peek-A-Box with a Christmas paper collection by Making Memories, Sizzix Big Shot and sizzlits dies, American Crafts thickers, Close To My Heart distressing ink, various buttons, Glue Dots, gingham ribbon, bling and punches!

 Details!  The kits included numeral stickers, so I accented with black distress ink.
 I popped out the red in the paper with glittered hearts, to symbolize the love of God for us.

I chose "joy" for my cover to emphasize the Bible verse in Luke 2:10-11,
 "And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good tidings of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord."

I hope you'll enter the Christmas theme challenge at

Saturday, November 16, 2013

WILD at heart: A Layout for Sketch - N - Scrap

I created this layout, "Wild at Heart" for the sketch challenge at Sketch N Scrap!  This is the first time I've entered a challenge on the blog, and I was excited to discover it! 
Here is the original sketch from Sketch N Scrap, #45

I was thrilled to be able to use 4 photos on this sketch, as I am 3 years behind chronologically, in scrapping my youngest's memorable events!  LOL!
To create this layout, I used these products:
*My Mind's Eye
*Crate Paper button brads
* Me and My Big Idea red foil chipboard
*Simple Stories journaling scrap
* Sew Easy stitching
* embroidery floss, apple brads, buttons from my stash
Please leave  me a comment - I love to read them!