September 26, 2016

MondAYS LOTD

Just a simple LOTD since I am away with Thing 2 at KK for a procedure...Will be back to the blog on Wednesday!

September 25, 2016

Poor blog, poor poor blog...



I'm so remiss and so sorry...my poor blog has been neglected for 6 weeks! I had every intention of blogging almost every day but life has gotten in the way since the beginning of summer.  I won't bore you with all the details, but it involved summer travels, back to school for both kids, a new ongoing (and unexpected) medical diagnosis for Thing 2, juggling work & family responsibilities all while managing high stress levels.

Sooo, on that note, I ran away for the weekend with some girlfriends to Pennsylvania to an event held by Monica for Harbor Scrapbooking.




It was great to meet new friends, connect with old friends, eat, drink and just relax and scrap!  The mojo has returneth!  I didn't get as many layouts done as I wanted to, but it was a start!


Since I had packed tons of kits, I started off by using my Cool Kid kit collection from Crate Paper(American Crafts.)-I'm so loving this collection and can't wait to use it all!

 

So anyway, for those of you who still read and look, I promise to do better!  Thank you for coming back!!

August 18, 2016

SBC SIZZLIN' SKETCHES 3 & 4!

SS'16 summer sketches 3 & 4 from Scrapbook Challenges...I tried my best to keep using my My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 collection in my stash!You still have 12 days to join us!

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August 17, 2016

It's a room reveal at Clique Kits today!

Ooops, I meant , It's MY room reveal at Clique Kits!  Today, I'm the special guest at Clique Kits and I'm sharing a little bit of my scrap space ! 
While I was at it, I actually pulled out my April Origins kit from CK that's full of Simple Stories and Bella Blvd...  made 2 layouts!

Going back to the scrap space...
It's messy and doesn't match, but it's all mine!  So hope you'll hop over and see more of my space!

August 16, 2016

more Sizzlin summer sketches!

In August, we switched things up at Scrapbook Challenges (I've been away for 2 weeks on vacation so forgive me for just letting you know) and every Monday in August,  we give you a sketch and then, on Tues-Fri, we give you a twist!

Sketch 01 is up on the SBC blog and here is Sketch 02 to inspire you!!


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all supplies are by My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 collection    

So, you still have until August 30, 2016 to play with us...add your creations here!
 
Come back all this week so I can catch you up!!


 


August 3, 2016

Hump Day check- in!

Just checking in to see how those of you who are on summer vacation are faring...and are you getting some craft ME time squeezed in there too?  Today's post is all about using more stash !  Even though I'm in a NO BUY Group on Facebook, (send me an email if you wanna join!) it was my birthday month last month, AND, I broke the rule and ordered a medium sized order from Paper Issues of the new Crate Paper goodness!  That being said, I'm now in a crunch to use up lots and lots of stash AND to use up my Clique Kits that are being hoarded before the package gets here!
So, today, I just have 2 layouts that I did just for myself using up Maggie Holmes Bloom stash; I'll be scrapping like a fiend all of August :):) since I'll be on relaxin'!

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For the first one, I used Sketch #492 (above) from Scrapbook Challenges; I originally was going to use it for my DT reveal but changed my mind and went with another instead (HERE) so technically,  I was actually inspired twice!
and then this one is just one of my own creations...free style...


Happy Hump day!  Hope it's got some craftyness squeezed in it!

July 29, 2016

TGIF! LOTD



Today's LOTD features my dad...he understands the power of the selphie!
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 Sketch comes to you courtesy of Scrapbook Challenges, our July sketch #491, you still have a few days to join us!

Cool kit is from the April Origin kit from Clique Kits!

July 27, 2016

LOTD

LOTD*  I'm in a Layering Like a Boss class hosted by the talented Victoria Marie and I'm just doing some layouts for myself using stash...here's my baby boy since I'm missing him like crazy this week while he's at camp!
HAPPY HUMP DAY!!!

Summer mojo gone? Use a sketch!

With family,  kids and grandkids being home for the summer,  travel plans, work and more stuff in our schedules, we hardly get time to craft sometimes and our mojo goes into hiding.  One way I get some of it back is with a SKETCH!  So on this WHAT I MADE WEDNESDAY, I'm showing you some sketches and creations that we've used over at ScrapbookChallenges this month to jump start your mojo!

SKETCH 486:
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Or, how about this one??  It's SKETCH 489 ALONG WITH A BONUS PART TO THE CHALLENGE!

Weekly Bonus Challenge

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I love hashtags but was way too lazy to  turn on my Silhouette so...I had to dig deepdeepdeep into my stash lol!  Kit courtesy of Clique Kits (not the wood stars or camera)
Hope you'll join us at Scrapbook Challenges this month, we still have about 5 other sketches for you to use!  You have until July 30 , 2016 to play with us!




July 3, 2016

LOTD

Can't remember if I posted this layout before-it's a reminder to myself to get my Clique Kits open this month and use em!  I have 3 unopened kits that are screaming OPEN ME, OPEN ME!  For this layout, I used the May Northern Lights Kit which featured some serious awesomeness from Fancy Pants (Atwell) and Basic Grey (Urban Luxe) collections....

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Love is not blind,
it simply enables one to see things others fail to see.
-unknown

Happy 4th!!

no fireworks for us today (looks like rain anyway)...but hope you are celebrating Independence somewhere! So I'm just using my Scrappy Sunday time to edit pics of layouts I  found during my studio purge that were unfinished but  now finished and also, new one's I did in June using last month's CKCB kit!
scraplift of Melissa Smith from Paper Issues

sketches courtesy of Scrapbook Challenges blog

June 19, 2016

CKCB 3 Layouts done!

It's a Father's Day weekend but that being said, I get to scrap since my husband just wanted PEACE and QUIET (and food) so I can get down with that!  That being said, my mojo is off but since it's the middle of the month, I dug into my June Counterfeit Kit and just started off slowly!
Did a BIG PICTURE LO since this photo has been sitting in my folder forever:
and then I scraplifted the super talented Victoria Marie AGAIN; same layouts I used of hers before ...I used again (I loved em, what can I say?? )




https://s-media-cache-ak0.pinimg.com/originals/e4/9f/bb/e49fbb4f784b984984eb3ecc9539e06a.jpg  and then my take:
and again, HERS:



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and then, MINE:
I'm kinda obsessed with her style-please check out her BLOG and also her PINTEREST

June 12, 2016

Scrapping Sunday continues...

with the organization of my studo and the creation of  my June CKCB kit!  This month's inspiration comes from the May 2016 Hip Kit Club Scrapbook kit!

Many of their elements were custom made by the talented Kim Watson and since I didn't have anything that looked like this, I decided to start with some Bella Blvd stock that I had and I built my kit around polka dots, stripes and the florals and pinks: (sorry my photo sucks-in fact, that floral paper in the center is supposed to be blue lol)-I plan on counterfeiting some of the HELLO goodies in there with some paint :)
and then I put together a loosely inspired embellishment kit from theirs:
 pulled out my sequins, alphas, frames, animals and I'll have to add flairs in there when I find em!
 so there you have my June kit, I hope to start using it sometime this week!

Scrapping Sunday and a challenge!

I haven't been in my craft room for a whole month and so that's why I've been MIA...life gets in the way of play sometimes...BUT, that being said, I actually put in a JUST ME day on my calendar today and din't let anyone or anything deter me...no chores, no cooking (figure it out people), nothing but me & my crafty space and a massive PRINCE playlist...it's been pure BLISS...
So, for my last challenge on the CHALLENGE YOURSELF DT (I've officially resigned from all DT 's effective June 2016; I wasn't giving them my full time and attention-I needed a hiatus) our challenge # 30 is :





and my take:








Don't forget to send me out with a bang and link up your geo shapes to us before the end of the month!  If you need some shape inspiration, you can go to Clique Kits and buy their May Kit (Northern Lights) like I did !  One lucky winner will win an awesome prize!  Check out all the details HERE!

May 30, 2016

Fill your spring with color!

You still have time to join our May Challenge at Challenge YOUrself!  Here's
our May colors to inspire you-and, we've teamed up with 
Scrap It With a Song  for a song challenge  with 2 songs to inspire you!  May ROCK Song: "So Am I" by Kensington or, May POP Song:  "Best Day Of My Life" by American Authors    
and don't forget, you still have time (2 days) to link up to win this!


May 12, 2016

NSD layouts

pulled some of my own kits out (the last layout is my first CKCB kit layout for May)and scrapped just for myself so I can use up my stash!







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