Sunday, September 27, 2015

Picture This!! Mid month challenge

Picture this mid month challenge:
2 pictures, a sunburst and buttons.

Here's my littlest daughter with two of her friends enjoying some ice cream...


Paper Issues sketch

Paper Issues has a facebook sketch up for the month, and here is my take

Prize is a gift card.

Paper Issues!

Paper Issues Linky Party has several prompts to choose from. I chose Fall colors and did this page using a very old picture of Gracie when she was young.

Winner gets 20 dollar gift card to Paper Issues.



 Yay! I was featured.....


Off the Rails scrapbooking has a really dramatic moodboard this month..

I was inspired by the wintery bleak feel of the photographs, and used red, gray, black on a white background.

The water dripping off my gutters one winter formed this unique chain on my back deck. It grew to about three feet high!

The winning prize is some chipboard from 2 Crafty Chipboard, which has some AMAZING stuff, but unfortunately for this American girl, they are based in Australia!! I love their website though, it is so inspirational.



Mystical Scrapbooks will not allow me to copy the color challenge image, so here is a link..

I used the bright navy, purple, pink and yellow in the form of solid paper, and the bright green in the ribbon. I was inspired by the bright pops of color against the wood of the trees and crates, so I used woodgrain brown paper as a background.

My daughter is a freshman in college. She and her roomies all bought the same shirt in different colors for a wonderful photo op. Love this picture!!


Mystical Scrapbook challenges for September

The second challenge : a photo containing 2 people, buttons and stars. For this I created a simple page, but it is one of my favorites of late. I love making overlays with the Artbooking Cartridge for the Cricut. A page with an overlay just automatically looks good.
This is a really cool photo of my daughter and her friend parasailing. I love the colors in the chute and tried to mimic that by placing small pieces of paper behind the open squares in the overlay.

Love it!!


...And as an addition to my previous post, here is my take on sketch 114


My Scraps and More Sketches for September

There are two sketches for September's My Scraps and More Sketches



And here is a picture of the loot we're playing for:

Lots of Halloween fun stuff.

Here are my pages:

#113 G+J

I used some sparkly paper for the background, lace ribbon for the criss-cross elements. My daughter and her boyfriend at Niagara Falls...


This just above layout was featured as a top 3 pick!!
I get a little blinkie...

My Scraps and More September challenges.

I did eleven pages for My Scraps and More September challenges.

My Scraps and More: Got Talent

In August, I did a bunch of challenges for My Scraps and More Got Talent. They were due begininng of September. They haven't updated with winners yet. Here are some more that I did..

Strike up the Band- challenge was to use a song lyric. I used Strike Up the Band, an old favorite from the Michael Stanley Band, a Cleveland area band from back in my high school days.

BOO!- I was challenged to use only ribbon and washi as a background. It's a little busy, but fun!
Why We Love Easter- a list challenge, which I like because it forces me to journal in a different manner than I normally would.

BUCS- Here we had to use items for each of the letter in Got Talent. I have Group photo, Overlay, Twine, Thickers, Labels, Epoxy Sticker, Three patterned papers, and EK Success and Am. Crafts rub ons.

EGGCELLENT- i had to create three different patterned papers. I used stamps, colored pencils and stencil to create my strips here.

A GREAT DAY- I made a pocket with plastic packaging.My photo to the left is encased, with sequins inside.

EASTER- I custom-made a title by painting and color-pencil outline.