May 10, 2017

I got ahead of myself for NSD

I just knew that I was going to have free time to scrap the weekend away..but I got ahead of myself because mom duties called....one sick child and moving out of the dorm made for a long day of running around with both kids and I did a total of 5 layouts!  A measly 5...my full intention was to knock out like maybe 15??  Oh well, 5 is better than none...and no time to even get my Counterfeit Kit together...{sigh}  But on that note, I did do one challenge (so far-I still have 3 more days to add more) from our friends at Scrap Our Stash-my old stomping ground!
Their Challenge #2 is the May "Jump Start" sketch from the Scrap Room (with a twist!)

MY TAKE:  The twist was to use FLAIR-my background paper and my flair both came from an old (I know, I'm a kit hoarder)  Clique Kit- June 2016 to be exact!  The background paper was a CK exclusive-: Blue Star (Designed by Inna Moreva) and the flair was part of the kit too but I'm not sure who made it.

May 7, 2017

NSD Kill a Kit Challenge?? Nailed it!

Normally I NEVER EVER "kill" a kit....maybe it's because I make them way too big and it's unattainable??  HAHAHA...Well, if you look at my previous post, one of the NSD challenges on the Victoria Marie Facebook Group was to "kill a kit."  I actually managed to create 4 layouts out of this mini kit!  I struggled because I don't normally keep a lot of sports embellishments around but I think I did a great job of filling in the space.   MINI-KIT:   4 layouts....will have to try this when going to a crop.  That one pack of Jolee embellishments got  broken apart and used!! 




 LOVED LOVED LOVED the custom Orioles/Birdman papers that I got at my LSS Photo Scraps-I wished I had had just one more piece though!  For my local peeps, she has Orioles, Redskins, Ravens and more!  I even got some awesome Stevenson paper (for Thing 1's college pics when I finally get around to those) so if you are looking for something specific, holla at Tracy!

May 6, 2017

Happy iNSD!

It's (inter) National Scrapbook Day!  I had some mom stuff to do earlier today but good thing I took about 2 hours last night to do some (well I did forget to send pictures to Walgreens lol) prep work so I am ALL READY to finally sit down and create some stuff.  My goal for the Round 2 of the WHOGas challenge is 20 layouts for May and I intend to knock them all out this week :)

I'll be starting with the Victoria Marie Facebook Group Challenges.  One of the challenges is Challenge #2;  Kill a Kit Challenge.  Either grab a kit from your stash or make a kit and then kill it!
I chose to make a mini kit with these awesome custom papers that the talented Tracy @ PhotoScraps (my LSS) makes!

What challenges are you working on???!!

April 12, 2017

LOTD

It's a Wonderful Wednesday!!  Love that I hoarded the Illustrated Faith (collab w/ Bella Blvd) collection pieces ...my original intention was to do another journaling bible but as my projects continue to pile up, I decided to use some of it on some layouts!

















"Focus on the good in your life" (Phil 4:8)



















Crafting for Our Cause!

May of 2014, Brenda was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. Trigeminal Neuralgia is one of the most painful conditions known to the medical field. She has had the surgery to repair teflon padding in between her nerves but it has since worn off and with no medicinal relief to be had, she sought out additional treatments in this area with none to be had. She has since turned to TN expert, Dr. Mark Linskey at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. He reviewed her case with a fine tooth comb and has also determined that she has compressions on not just one nerve as previously diagnosed by Johns Hopkins, but four nerves. After discussions with her other doctors and her Hopkins team, she (together with her family) have made the decision to travel to California this summer to allow Dr. Linskey to operate again and to treat the new diagnosis of geniculate neuralgia.

This is where WE, her crafty friends and new crafty friends come in !! Join us for a crafty FUNdraiser! Scrapbooking, card making, knitting, mixed media, planning in your planners...if you craft it, EVERYTHING GOES!!

Save the date of JUNE 24, 2017 from 11 am-10 pm at the Courtyard Marriott in Columbia Maryland * *Crafting, food, raffles, door prizes, silent auctions and more -all to help Brenda with her travel  expenses!

 
Spaces are limited to the first 40 paying registrations and advanced registration is required. Due to the fact that we are hosting this event at the Marriott, participation is for GROWNUP (LADIES) ONLY age 21+. For additional questions, to register, to donate a raffle prize or to make a financial donation if you cannot attend, contact Kat (Kate) Blue @ bluequeen4@hotmail.com or, send a private message on Facebook to me.  Additional information and updates will be provided once your registration is paid in full.

April 10, 2017

It's a scrapping first!

I usually scrap a layout and then am done with it once I pot it...but I looked and looked at the last post (4/5/17) and thought wth ??   Is that it??  And so, since yesterday was a Scrapping Sunday, I pulled it out and had to junk it up!  A first!  Sorry the picture is blurry; am not sure what's going on with the camera (or is the user lol?)  Loved using up some more of that My Minds Eye that I was hoarding :)

April 5, 2017

LOTD

**LOTD** using some of my My Mind's Eye On Trend 2 papers and Mystery journal cards
Ultra clean layout, I had created it for the Challenge YOUrself challenge but of course, with the sick boy and running him around (someone tell me why it took 45 to wait for 3 prescriptions at Walgreens?)-I ran out of time and missed the deadline!  It's all good; I'm still finding a bit of ME time this week to play with paper...  That makes LO # 7/25 for the WhoGAS Facebook challenge!



It's a Wonderful Wednesday!

Got some additional layouts on this gorgeous April day...2 more for the WhoGAS Facebook group April challenge to use your stash and commit to crafting!  That's 6/25 so far!  Will be doing more once I put my Counterfeit kit together this evening.

MY GIRL BRENDA :)
People always ask me what products I use and I'll be honest, I usually don't know because I always mix manufacturers products!  My eyes see the colors and prints as coordinating not matching and so I usually pack my kits like that and everything gets jumbled! 

April 4, 2017

It's a Terrific Tuesday!

Terrific because the sun is shining, the sick boy finally got some meds to put him on the path to wellness  and he went back to school after missing 5 days!   Laundry getting caught up, admin duties almost caught up...I'm on fiyah!!!

I'm hosting a fundraiser crop for a dear sick friend (who also does scrapbooking and photography)and I'm pretty sure that I've posted in 85% of all my local groups, but just in case I haven't, I'm gonna post info here too...For any fellow out of town scrapbookers or planner chicks or mixed media friends who want to contribute something for a door prize, please contact me via email!
                                          [FUNDRAISER FOR BRENDA'S TN TRAVEL]
In May of 2014, Brenda was diagnosed with Trigeminal Neuralgia. Trigeminal Neuralgia is one of the most painful conditions known to the medical field. She has had the surgery to repair teflon padding in between her nerves but it has since worn off and with no medicinal relief to be had, she sought out additional treatments in this area with none to be had. She has since turned to TN expert, Dr. Mark Linskey at the University of California Irvine Medical Center. He reviewed her case with a fine tooth comb and has also determined that she has compressions on not just one nerve as previously diagnosed by Johns Hopkins, but four nerves. After discussions with her other doctors and her Hopkins team, she (together with her family) have made the decision to travel to California this summer to allow Dr. Linskey to operate again and to treat the new diagnosis of geniculate neuralgia.

This is where WE, her crafty friends and new crafty friends come in !! Join us for a crafty FUNdraiser! Scrapbooking, card making, knitting, mixed media, planning in your planners...you craft it, EVERYTHING GOES- all to help Brenda with her travel and medical expenses!

Spaces are limited to the first 40 paying registrations and advanced registration is required. Due to the fact that we are hosting this event at the Marriott, participation is for GROWNUP (LADIES) ONLY age 21+.   For additional questions, to register, to donate a raffle prize or to make a financial donation if you cannot attend, contact me @ bluequeen4@hotmail.com or, send a private message on Facebook to: Katherine Boddy Blue. Additional information and updates will provided once your registration is paid in full.

April 2, 2017

Scrappng Sunday!

Oh my, has it really been three weeks since I posted for Scrapping Sunday?? Tsk, tsk, tsk... I ave been scrapping here and there but just not consistently. BUT, I will be hosting a fundraiser crop for a dear friend of mine who is very ill, and as the host, you have to giveaway prizes!  Well, that forced me to go down to the scrap studio, deconstruct all of my kits, re-do some of them, and to start organizing embellishments to see what I have duplicates of.  I also made the decision that from now on, whenever I buy a collection or a kit, I MUST kill it all at one time and be done with it!

So, today was a day full of multitasking (including hanging out with bff2 this morning) but since the boy child is still sick, chores went by the wayside, we ate dinner early and so I've gotten in some scrappy time all while watching Fantastic Beasts AGAIN!  Four layouts done JFM!  I had originally planned on scrapping all of the Paper Issues facebook challenges before March 31st, BUT got sidetracked and so I just decided to go ahead and scrap them anyway and then continue on to the April challenges.




**so this is 4/25 for Patricia's  Facebook WhoGAS Back to Basics Challenge






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