Friday, November 28, 2014

GOOD!! At 123 Challenge Blog

This month's challenge at 123 Challenge Blog:

What a challenging challenge!

I have never scrapbooked with copper before. I dug up an old, embossed sheet of copper color vellum from K& Co. which has been in my stash for over ten years  lol! The vellum is quite sturdy, enough to be background paper.

It took me awhile to figure out what colors match with copper, but I think the olive green, gold and white work pretty well!

Talk about stash busting...I used Magic Mesh, Jolee's 3D stickers and a metal rimmed tag. I think they were all purchased in the 90s! I didn't intend to use old stuff, it's just what spoke to me. I added new items as well..the knit flower, card, and copper glitter glue.

I LOVE how the copper seems to bring out the glow of the photos. I also love seeing everyone else's projects and how they incorporated this challenging color as well.

The photos are of my little niece, Caroline, on her second Christmas. And yes, she is a good little girl!


Saturday, November 15, 2014


This next one, my third for 123 Get Scrappy, has a one word title, spots of purple ink, and a little banner under one of the photos. These are my oldest girls with my cute little niece, Caroline!

What a bunch of cute girls!

Need For Speed

Here is another for November 123 Get Scrappy...

I used three ribbons in between the two photos. I used more than one photo, and I have six little brads inside my arrows.
For some reason, I find it very hard to scrapbook pictures of track events. I also find track events very hard to photograph, but these didn't turn out so bad.  It is fun to do a sporty page now and again!


123 Get Scrappy! November challenges

It's November, and I have done three challenges at 123 Get Scrappy

I love these challenges! They are simple enough to do, I like the choices and I always end up with pages I like.

For this page I have a one title word, some spots of black ink and a little banner I made out of twine and tape. 
These are two of the very many foster kitties I have cared for over the years. I had these two sweeties for about four weeks before they were old enough to be adopted into good homes


Thursday, November 13, 2014

LM 215 Waves


This challenge was to use only one photo.
This was a great opportunity for me to use this beautiful wavy, metallic paper. I never used it before, because it is such nice paper I didn't want to cover it with photos....the perfect paper for a one-photo page!!



This challenge was to remember someone special!

This is my Grandma Collins..she passed away almost two years ago, at the age of 90. She lived a good long life! My cousin Roxann (who is in the photo) posted this on Facebook and I just had to print it out..I do not have many of Gramma in her last few years.
I used peachy patterned papers. I gold-dipped a naked chipboard frame, used gold paper for the title and heart accents. I also played with my new Artiste cricut cartridge for those borders.


Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Going Crazy at Cocoa Daisy!

I haven't been to Cocoa Daisy in a long time. Once I remembered my password and signed it, I realized I haven't posted there in five years! The site has changed quite a bit. The design team galleries are quite inspiring.
In the forum, they have some challenges due mid-October. Five prompts in all, and you can just submit as many as you want! Perfect since I had a scrapbooking weekend with some friends. I just took the prompts with me and went to town.

Prompt 1: Use orange and black. I am working on summer pages, so orange is appropriate. I only used a little black here in the title and doodling.

Prompt 3 is my favorite. A list of tools of which you must use at least two.

Use at least 2 of these tools on a page or card
[*]embossing folder
[*]paper punch (shape)
[*]paper punch (deco edge)
[*]electronic DIE CUTTER   
[*]manual die cutter
[*]tiny attacher or stapler
[*]edge distresser
[*]HEAT gun

I use my Cricut on almost every page, so that is easy enough. But I rarely use other tools. Since I was scrapping with friends, I got to use their punches and other tools. I also dug up a few old punches myself.

For this one above, I used my Cricut for the bird cage and I used the Creative Memories border punch system for the fence.

For the below page, I used my cricut for some of the butterflies, and two different border punches. I also borrowed some butterfly punches!

Picture Perfect: Used the Cricut for the title, and my little-used tag punch to make the tag border. Also used a hole punch. 

I did a lot more, but there is something wrong with my camera card. Will be back later!!

Monday, October 6, 2014

How bout a little Child's Play!

I have done this challenge blog before, and it is a whole bunch of fun.
This month, the toy to be inspired by is this little guy:

This is one toy from the past I DO NOT MISS! It always scared the crap out of me when it popped out of the box. But, even if a little creeped out, I was definately inspired.
I love the colors and decided to do a primary color scheme. I also was inspired by the playfulness and the mechanics, and chose these photos of my daughter playing on a playground.

I love the gears!!

C'est Magnifique for a beach page

October's sketch for C'est Magnifique

I love this sketch! Here is my take, using some beach pictures from my summer vacation.

I love the photo placement here..very different for me. I usually am not one to cut my photos too small, but may have to do it more often.

Color ME scrappy!!

I'm on a roll.
I think this is my first challenge at CMS.
Had to use a color pallette AND sketch. Color pallettes are hard for me. I am usually a two-or -three color kind of girl.

Of course, the colors make me think of fall. That's why I thought it'd be fun to do a summer page instead! The orange, ,yellow and green colors can by found in my photo. Adding brown and black was a bit different for summer, but I like how it turned out.

I used very little black, just as the mat for the entire layout, which is hard to see in the photo. Also, a bit is underneath the photo. I used some cocoa brown mist under the sun. I love the burnt orange color! Great challenge this month!

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Black with Two

This is my first time doing a challenge at Black with Two. September's challenge:

Every year, my family vacations in the same little town. It's great...a quaint little town, a beach of our own, favorite places we can revisit year after year. The one downside of yearly traditions, no matter how wonderful, is that I end  up scrapbooking the same pictures every year, and after awhile, they look alike.
For example: We go to this old-fashioned diner every year and order flavored Coke.. The kids always sit at their own table and spend at least a half an hour deciding what flavors of syrup to choose. They look so cute, I always have to take a picture! I have ten years of scrapbook pages in predictable colors with themey embellishments.
So this year, I decided to make a completely different-looking page. I love the black with the bold, bright colors! What fun! I love how the page turned out. Even the requirement of using the word BOLD led me to journal about a different perspective; I wrote about some of the bold choices the kids have made over the years (such as chocolate-grape coke. Yuck!)

The Eagle has Landed

Again, for 123 Get Scrappy

Brown background, some glitter on the wood tags, and a box pattern.
I was not so sure about adding glitter to a nature page, but it turns out, I love it! I also added some gold sequins to spread out the bling a little.

My Summer Girl

Again, for 123 Get Scrappy (see previous post for link and challenge board)

Here, I used GLITTER both on my border, and some of the flowers. I added some little hexagon shapes in the outer corners, and made a long (for me) title. Without this challenge, I probaby would have called the page "Miranda", as I am famously bad at titling my pages.

I love this picture of Miranda. It was taken by my very talented photographer sister, Kerry.

Some Tic Tac Toe challenges...

1,2,3 Get Scrappy. Here is the challenge board for September

and for this month, I did three!!


Brown background, a blockish pattern, and glitter for the borders.
A simple page, but, again, I am rusty. Adding the glitter border is something unexpected, and jazzes up a plain old page. This is why I love challenges. I liked this one so much, I did two more.

Monday, September 29, 2014

ARTastic Challenge. Hey first post of the year!

I have done a few new scrapbook pages this week, after a loooonnngg long time.

There is a challenge at ARTastic Challenge Blog
with an inspiration piece and the requirement to use twine in some way.

 This is the inspiration. 

I do have quite a bit of baker's twine, but don't seem to use it much. The words in the piece reminded me of summer on the I scrapped some summer pics and used the twine as a border of sorts, mimicing waves at the bottom of the page.

 I have not scrapped in a long time. I was feeling a bit rusty! Now I feel the need to create more....