Sunday, May 19, 2019

Japan - Epcot

Still working my way around the World Showcase.

Here are a few pictures from Japan:

A few old scraps of patterned papers, washi tape, and I LOVE these cherry blossom stickers!!!

Here is the sketch #373 from Sketches in Thyme that got me started:

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Beautiful China!

Good morning!!  Avoiding the light drizzle and waiting to see if baseball will be cancelled - again!

Here we are at the China Pavilion in Epcot:

Finally got to use these fun Mickey China papers from Scrap Your Trip!

I used this fun sketch from Rochelle:

Off to check on the rain and the schedule!

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Saturday, May 4, 2019


What a great day for {inter}national Scrapbooking Day!!
The weather is great and I have NOTHING on the calendar!!
I've been up since 6am working on challenges, playing games and attacking a box of pictures.
I'm so excited to make a dent in these pictures.  And a big dent in the stash too!

Here is a page I did for Sketch #176 from Sketch N Scrap:

Here is the original sketch:

I think I've knocked out about 8-10 birthday pages today!  

Off to work on a few more before I lose daylight!

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Saturday, April 27, 2019


LOVE the pictures that we get on our Photopass for the rides!!

Here is a great pic of all of us on the Dinosaur ride:

I used some bits of corrugated paper and some burlap paper from DCWV stacks.

Here is the sketch from Sketches in Thyme that I used #370:

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Picture Perfect Moment

Good morning!!  Last night was prom for my daughter and it's so hard to concentrate on Disney pics when I really want start on prom pics!!

Here is my pic for this morning:

I used lots of washi tape for the background.

Here is the sketch I used to work with from Sketches in Thyme #368:

I'm also using this for "Look Up at the Sky" challenge from Lasting Memories.

Off to work on more pages before the SNOW comes...yes, it's Chicago..snow in April...ugh!!

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Saturday, April 20, 2019

International Gateway

I was inspired to do a "travel" page by another challenge from CSI Challenges;

I love this big Mickey globe!  The perfect element!
For the travel theme, I also added a little car, plane and cloud puffy sticker  from my new set from Simple Stories.

Here are the case file clues:

I also used this fun sketch from Sketches in Thyme:

I was able to use a bit of Disney scraps.

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Prettiest flower is....

Good morning!!  So happy to have a long weekend to work on pictures!

Here is my first page for today.

I started out with this sketch from Stick it Down:

I just happen to have these pics of the flowers and such around Disney.  I usually get up at a ridiculously early hour and walk around while it's quiet.  I catch the sunrise and watch the animals running around.  
This challenge from CSI Challenges # 280 was my second inspriation.
Flowers, flowers and flowers!

I used lots of flowers from the stash and added a couple of butterflies.  And to keep in the spirit of Disney, I added a few hidden Mickeys.

Here is the case file from CSI:

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Friday, April 19, 2019

Pixie Dusted

Happy Friday!!!  I'm trying to sneak in a bit of scrapping before our baseball tournament today.

Here is what I put together using a sketch from Sketch N Scrap:

I used a bit of ink under the photo.  The vines and leaves were in the stash.  It was the last bit I had and I know I'm going to be on the hunt for more.
The Tinkerbell stickers have been around for years!

Here is the original sketch:

Time to get ready for baseball!!

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Sunday, April 14, 2019

Just Goofin' Around

Good morning!!!  It's another crazy weather day today.  We had a couple of days in the 70's and today....snow!!!!

The hubby and kids were camping with the scouts this weekend and came home early due to the weather.  While I love having them home, I'm also going to miss my quiet scrapping time!

Here is my page for this morning:

I hand cut my star and then outlined it with black marker.  It took a steady hand (and a handy ruler) to make sure my lines were straight.
I was trying to match the colors in the background of the picture.  When I was searching for a title piece, I found this Goofy title and was so excited!  The colors were perfect!  And I had the perfect "Goofy" sticker to go with it!

Here is the sketch from Let's Get Sketchy that inspired me:

Off to watch the snowstorm...ugh!!

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Saturday, April 13, 2019

7 Dwarfs Mine Train

One of my favorite rides ever at the Magic Kingdom is hands down - The Seven Dwarfs Mine Train!!  I could ( and have!!) ride this one over and over again!!

Here are a few of the ride pics we got on our Photopass:

I drive my kids crazy when I sing HI HO at the top of my lungs...LOL!!

Adding all the random bling was so fun!   And also reminded me of how much bling I have in my stash...which may or may not be a good thing...

I came up with this page using sketch #174 from Sketch N Scrap:

I have so many pictures from this ride,  now I have to figure out how to out-do this page...

So maybe having tons of bling isn't a bad thing.

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Good Times at Graumans

Happy Sunday!!  It's a scout camping weekend, so I'm ready to rock and roll and scrap!!

Here is a page I put together for the CSI Case challenge # 279:

Below are the case clues:

Some of the clues I used other than the color scheme are:
cursive fonts

I used this fun sketch from Rochelle to start out my page:

Again, one of my favorite parts is using up lots of old stash and scraps!

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Tuesday, March 26, 2019

All Aboard for Good Times

Happy Tuesday!!  What a great day to have nothing to do but play!

Here is my take on CSI Challenge Case # 276:

Of course, once I saw this color scheme, I thought of Disney right away.
I used quite a bit of washi tape on my background.  
Other clues from the case were:
die cuts

I also used sketch # 366 from Sketches in Thyme to get started:

Off to work on another case while I still have daylight!

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Sunday, March 24, 2019

Visiting Epcot

Good morning!  It's a beautiful day today and I needed to sneak in a page before we started tackling the house with Spring cleaning.

I used the Zodiac stack from DCWV, a star punch from Creative Memories and my little Mickey punch.

Here is the sketch from Sketches in Thyme #365 that got me started:

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Tuesday, March 19, 2019

Bangers and Mash

Happy Tuesday!!  It's not often that I am able to post during the week, but here I am with a completed page!

I usually don't have a lot to work with for the St. Patrick's Day / Go Green challenges.
I totally forgot about these pictures taken at the Food and Wine Festival at the Ireland booth.

So happy that I was able to play along with the sketch and moodboard challenge from Scrap Our Stash.

As you can see, I had to flip the whole sketch in order to make my pictures work.
I used some chipboard circles from Creative Embellishments, along with a set of St. Patrick's Day embellishments.

I was also inspired by the Irish Inspiration board from Lasting Memories.

As much as I love St. Patrick's Day, I must remember to take more pictures!!

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Sunday, March 17, 2019

The Winning Pair

While playing along with a CSI Case Challenge # 277, I ran across these old papers from Rusty Pickle.

This color scheme works with the Challenge Yourself theme this month at Challenge  Yourself - black and white with red.

I added some metal rimmed tags, hidden Mickey's and a pair of fuzzy dice.

Here is the challenge from CSI:

I also used from the clues:
older paper with the matching color palette
bingo card
metallic accents

For starters, I used the left for the Pick a Side challenge from 

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Pandora Flora

Happy Scrapping sunday!!

Here is a 2-page layout that I finally finished up for today.

I don't normally do 2-page layouts, but I didn't want to stretch these pictures out too much.
My favorite part has to be the succulent flowers that I bought online.
These are so pretty and were perfect for Pandora.

Here is the sketch I used from Stick It Down:

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Sunday, March 10, 2019

Wild Ride

One of my favorite rides in the Magic Kingdom is the Jungle Cruise.  Usually the line is so long, we almost always end up riding it after the sun has gone down.  Which makes taking good pictures almost impossible.

Here is one of the rare occasions where we were able to ride during the day:

The background paper is from BoBunny.  I love this set of safari stickers also from BoBunny.
I added some leaves and a few hidden Mickeys.  

Here is the sketch that got me started, from Sketches in Thyme:

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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Toe Tappin' Fun

MORE pictures of the Dancing Country Bears!  It was such a rare opportunity seeing them, I took gazillions of pictures.

I added some bandana print ribbon, more elements from Kellybells and a few buttons.

Here is the sketch I used from Sketches in Thyme:

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Howdy Folks!

Still working on the batch of Country Bear pictures!
Love these guys!

I've been using up more bits and pieces from the October Afternoon collection - Sasparilla.
The titles, wheel and musical instrument are from Kellybells.
I found the sunflower and denim flowers at Michaels.

Here is the sketch I used from Sketch N Scrap # 172:

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Sunday, March 3, 2019

Jamboree Fun!

We were lucky enough to see all of the Country Bears doing their dance outside in Frontierland!

For this page, I used a few scraps of patterned paper to piece together the background.
The red ribbon was also from some scraps.
The Mickey heads are all cut from the Denim stack from DCWV.
All other elements are stickers from Recollections.

The sketch I used is new this month from Let's Get Sketchy:

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Our Lucky Day

These rainbow photos were taken the day after Hurricane Irma.  

I could not believe how lucky we were to see a rainbow in Disney! This will be journaled about on other pages - of course, I had to take zillions of pictures!

I grabbed these photos from the stash to play along with the "rainbow" challenge from Use Your Stuff.

The title on the triangle chipboard pieces idea came from the challenge at Lasting Memories. The rainbows and pam trees brought the whole tropical feeling together.

I fussy cut the flowers from some DCWV papers. And the flamingo paper came from the Simple Stories "You are Here" collection.

I have some hidden Mickey's all over the page too.

I worked with the Jumpstart sketch from the Scraproom Blog.

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Animal Kingdom

Good morning!  I'm liking the fact that Sunday's are my best day to scrap....but not liking the fact that Sunday's are my ONLY day to scrap....

Here is my morning page:

I used lots of BoBunny scraps.  As a last minute addition, I slipped in the guide map behind my picture.  I've been having a hard time remembering to add some ephemera to my pages.  I save so much of it!

I used this sketch from Rochelle to get me started:

Going to try to sneak in 1-2 more pages before everyone wakes up!

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Sunday, February 17, 2019

Tree Hugger

Good cold morning!!  I am so over Winter!  And we are supposed to get 3 more inches of snow today...ugh!!!

I worked on solving Case # 272 from CSI Challenges.

I was finally able to break open a paper pad from DCWV and use some plaid papers along with the wood border papers.

I was inspired by the Fall feel of the case photo:

Some of the clues that I used were plaid, trees, leaves, a woodland creature, and some string on my wood tags.

I was able to use  a lot of miscellaneous elements that I had in my scout stash.

I also used  a sketch from Sketches in Thyme # 360:
Here is the original sketch:

I'm off to a Scout meeting today, but I'm hoping to be back later to solve more cases!

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