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!







My May CKCB kit is finally ready!

I had the kit together last week but with Mother's Day and more going on, I haven't had a chance to post it...This month's Counterfeit Kit Challenge CKCB kit inspiration comes to us from a #TBT Quirky Kits 2014 kit called It's My Party:



and here's my papers-sorry for the terrible pic!I was inspired by the polka dots, the stripes and the gold...then threw in some older stash with bolder prints
and  their embellishment "You've Got the Love" add on kit:

 and mine:














Had some time during NSD to use my kit; will post some layouts later!

April 21, 2016

THE artist, gone too soon

Prince...visionary, game changer, singer, song-writer, entertainer, innovator...LEGEND. 
 Gone too soon.

PRINCE ROGERS NELSON... 1958-2016 ...RIP
 

April 12, 2016

SBC challenges you with Sketch # 478!

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SKETCH #478 is up at Scrapbook Challenges and we'd love to see what you got!  I absolutely loved this sketch since it was so many possibilities and for once, I used more than 1 picture to show you exactly what I mean!  I dug into my February Clique kit (I know, I'm still using it :)) and used up more Maggie Holmes BLOOM deliciousness!


 

April 8, 2016

TGIF!! This one's for the girls (or women) at Challenge YOUrself!



Our April Challenge at Challenge YOURself is all about song lyrics this month!  Yep, a wonderful song by the super talented and beautiful Grammy award winning Martina McBride!  Her lyrics capture empowerment for "US girls" from age 13 and all the way up to my age {GULP} and more -It's all about GIRL EMPOWERMENT this month! I chose to scrap a recent photo from a girl's trip I just took in 2016 with old and new friends!
 Lyrics:
This is for all you girls about thirteen,
High school can be so rough can be so mean,
Hold on to on to your innocence,
Stand your ground when everybody's givin' in.

This one's for the girls
This is for all you girls about twenty five,
In little apartments just tryin' to get by,
Livin' on on dreams and spaghetti-o's,
Wonderin' where your life is gonna go.

This one's for the girls,
Who've ever had a broken heart,
Who've wished upon a shooting star,
You're beautiful the way you are,
This one's for the girls,
Who love without holdin' back,
Who dream with everything they have,
All around the world,
This one's for the girls.

This is for all you girls about forty two,
Tossin' pennies into the fountain of youth,
Every laugh line on your face,
Made you who you are today.

This one's for the girls,
Who've ever had a broken heart,
Who've wished upon a shooting star,
You're beautiful the way you are,
This one's for the girls,
Who love without holdin' back,
Who dream with everything they have,
All around the world,
This one's for the girls.

Yeah we're all the same inside,
From one to ninety nine

This one's for the girls,
Who've ever had a broken heart,
Who've wished upon a shooting star,
You're beautiful the way you are,
This one's for the girls,
Who love without holdin' back,
Who dream with everything they have,
All around the world,
This one's for the girls.


Our challenge # 28 at ChallengeYOUrself this month is to create a layout and to interpret this song ANY WAY YOU WANT!  Just as long as YOU are in the photo!  











April 5, 2016

Let the April challenges begin!

Scrapbook Challenges was on fire last month so let's continue that fire in April and what better way to do that than to give you another sketch??
SKETCH #477 is up!
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and you can do like I did and just use 1 picture cause I was having printer issues lol!  I created this using my February Clique Kit (Maggie Holmes love!) and some sequins stash!


We can't wait for you to join us at Scrapbook Challenges! 
Come back tomorrow cause we have something "different" for you!

March 30, 2016

one more day left to play with us at SBC!

You still have 24 hours to play along with us at Scrapbook Challenges so how about a new sketch??
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SBC Sketch # 476 is up and we'd love to see what you do with it!  March has been kinda busy and so I used my stash that was on my desk and some of my February Clique Kit !
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March 22, 2016

It's still all about the chevrons!








That's right!  It's still all about the CHEVRONS this month at Challenge Yourself! 


and don't forget this sweet little prize is up for grabs!
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