Saturday, November 16, 2019

With this ring...

Last one for tonight.  This will be #8 for the day.  Which is awesome considering I was still able to get lots of house cleaning done too!

I used this sketch from Sketches in Thyme #396:

I chose to use some bling as the circle instead of my usual go-to which would have been a doily.

I love this glitter swirl ribbon I just recently bought from Joanns!  So pretty!

Off to get some sleep.  I will have a couple of hours tomorrow to work on more before the fam gets back from camp.

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Party Cruise

So I'm going thru my blog and I see this challenge from Scrap the Girls - The Hangover.
I'm not a big drinker but I feel like when I do get the opportunity, I kinda make up for lost

The word "hangover" just reminded me of the last one I had.  We went on a party cruise with my husbands co-workers.  After dinner, there was a LOT of dancing and a LOT of wine.  I had a FANTASTIC time that night!!  The next day and a half...not so much...

That's me in the green dress.
I'm so glad there are no pictures of me the next morning!

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Wedding stuff

I think the "random" pictures are the hardest to work with.  I want to include all the aspects of the wedding but don't want to overwhelm them with embellishments.

On a good note, I love multi photo sketches where I can knock out a few of these pictures at once.

Here is the sketch that inspired me from Sketch N Scrap #189:

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Sand Ceremony

I love that I was able to find so many different doilies thanks to the Martha Stewart collection at Joann's and Michael's.

Most of the papers are from the Silver Leaf collection by DCWV.

Here is the sketch I used by Sketches in Thyme # 395:

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Friday, November 15, 2019

Apple Picking Fun

Happy Friday!!
I am lucky enough to have the house to myself this weekend!  Everyone went camping and won't be home until Sunday!  
So in between loads of laundry (yuck), I will be knocking out some pages.

Here is the sketch sketch from Scrap Our Stash for November:

I chose to use "apples" as my fruit:

I didn't realize how many apple designed papers I had in my stash.  I guess now is a good time to start using them.
I fussy cut the apple cluster from a page by Creative Imaginations.
I slipped in little pieces of jute for texture.
Hope you like it!

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Sunday, November 10, 2019


Now I'm excited to be finishing off Fall and Thanksgiving pics !!  Apparently, I have a hard time committing to one subject lately...

This page was inspired by this moldboard from Scrapping with Stacy:

I just bought a few of these decorated circle die cuts because they are perfect for Fall pages.
The leaves are from Michael's - fall sale clearance.  
The pumpkins, sunflowers and scarecrow are foam accents also from Michael's.
I used some scraps from an Imaginisce collection from a long time ago.

Now I'm really motivated and hope to complete at least one more page before bed!

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My Silver Lining

I played along with the challenge from Challenge Up Your Life today.

The challenge was to use Black, White and 1 color.  This is perfect to sneak in another wedding page.   My daughter said I needed more black on my pages...(insert eye roll).

I used the purple from the wedding to use as my accent color with the black and white.

I used the Silver Leaf stack from DCWV. I saw this online and had to race over to Joann's to pick it up right away!  Sometimes these new stacks sell out immediately.
I will definitely be using a lot of this stack for wedding pages.

This is the sketch from DCWV I used.
I think this was supposed to be a card sketch, but I can

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Thanksgiving break

Hello again!

I have been so productive and getting so many wedding pages done, but decided to take a break to work on other things before I get totally burnt out.

Of course, there are so many ideas for Thanksgiving now.  And once I gathered up all my goodies for this holiday, I decided that working on previous years celebration pics would be a good idea.

Here is my page using a sketch I found on Pinterest:

The mix of papers are all older.  Some were leftovers from kits.
My title is from Creative Embellishments.  I painted it white to start with and then colored it in with markers.  I dabbed a little bit of bronze ink over it all, but it wasn't showing very well.
The pumpkin is a wooden piece I found at Michael's quite a while ago.
I also used markers and bronze ink on this.  
The turkey is from a sticker set from Recollections.
The leaves and buttons are all from the stash.

This is for the November challenge from Creative Embellishments.

Here is the moodboard:

The added twist was to add something wood.
I was so glad I found the pumpkin!

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Friends at the wedding

I don't normally do 2 page layouts but what a way to knock out a lot of pictures!

I did this page using the 2 page sketch from Stick it Down:

I hope my daughter likes it!

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Sunday, November 3, 2019

First Dance

Last page for the night...

I'm running out of ideas for purple!  If anyone can suggest a purple paper collection I would appreciate it!

Here is the sketch I followed from Rochelle Spears:

Now I MUST work on laundry!

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First Look

In between chores, I'm still getting pages done...

Here is a 2 photo page using a sketch from Sketch N Scrap #188:

I inked some doilies and added a bit of bling.

Here is the original sketch:

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Bouquet toss

Good Sunday morning!

I managed to find all of the flowers I saved to add to the scrapbook!  I am so excited!!  It's a great feeling to know that I can add the exact flowers that were used in the wedding!

And here is a page with some pictures of the bride tossing some!!

I have some scraps of ribbon from the wedding also.  
I added a bit of bling and ink to the background.

Here is the sketch I used from Let's Get Sketchy:

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Sunday, October 27, 2019

The Crowe Family

Trying to work on pages in between housework and laundry is proving to be quite the task.

Managed to get this one done without getting white paint all over everything.

I painted the chipboard scalloped circle and then ran silver ink along the edges.

Here is the sketch I used from Sketches in Thyme:

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A Few Good Men

Back again with another wedding page.

This page was inspired by the sketch from Scrap The Boys:

This was a lot of fun and laughed at the pictures the whole time!

What a great group of guys!

Fancy Footwork

Good morning!!

Moving right along with the wedding album.  I'm still pretty motivated, but it's getting a little harder to find the right patterned papers.

My biggest inspiration has been sketches.  Here is one I finished using a new sketch from Let's Get Sketchy:

I strayed way off from this one, but I was inspired to use up multiple photos.
I used a mist on the background.  The silver is glitter corrugated.  NO idea where I found that from!  
And I added a few pearls for an added touch.

Here is the original sketch:

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Thursday, October 24, 2019

Be Our Guest

Sneaking in a quick page for the evening.

I loved using this multi photo sketch from Sketch N Scrap #186:

I used up a handful of pictures, along with a mixture of different purple flowers, and some bling. 
It's so hard to find purple patterned papers, so I'm working with distressing, inks and lots of embellishments.

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Sunday, October 20, 2019

The Speeches

This is probably going to be my last page for tonight.  I am so motivated to work on this wedding album, but my laundry is being seriously neglected.

I hand cut the shape behind the pictures using a different die cut as a template.
I added two different kinds of ribbon and used a little bit of Stickles on my title.
This is how I got started - using sketch # 187 from Sketch N Scrap:

Off to get some laundry done and maybe a little bit of dinner too.

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The Flower Girl

Good morning!!  I'm really happy to be working on this wedding album.  I feel so inspired and I have plenty of pictures to work with.

Here is my first page for today:

I used some bling ribbon leftover from the wedding.  The flowers are actual petal that the Flower Girl used.  I had to remember to add bling to my pages.  The Bride loves her bling!

I used this sketch from Sketches in Thyme # 392:

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Saturday, October 19, 2019

Wedding - Family

I made it to my goal to finish our 2017 Disney vacation album!  I''m so excited and feel so accomplished!!  I even managed to pack up all the disney scrapping stuff, purge it all and sort thru the stash to pull out all the supplies for the next project.

I decided a few months ago the the next big project will be my daughter's wedding album.

I started out is my first page:

I already knew I was going to try to stick with the wedding colors of course, but I had to do something different our I will get burnt out on this project after the first 6 pages.

I played along with this month's moodboard and twist challenge from Creative Embellishments:

This picture was one of many taken outside with just a tad bit of Fall color in the background.
I distressed and inked my papers in orange to try to bring in the Fall colors.
I used a chipboard twig circle that I inked with orange and light purple.  I debated adding a shimmer to it, but opted not to.
The purple orchids are leftover from the wedding.  I have tons of them to use to tie in all my pages.
I added some CE chipboard leaves - I painted them white, then went over them with a light orange marker and added some burnt orange also.
The twist to the challenge was to add lace, which I had in the stash.

This was fun and I'm so excited to really dive into this project!

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Sunday, October 6, 2019

Happy Haunts!!

Hello there!  I am sooooo close to being finished with our 2017 Disney vacation album!!  I literally have about 5 pages to go!!

Here is the latest one I finished:

I used a couple of different sized doilies that I sprayed with Mist and then inked a bit.

I used this month's sketch challenge from Rochelle Spears:

And of course, I had to add a hidden Mickey!

Sticking to my goal to finish this album by the end of October!

Of to see what else I can come up with!

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Thursday, September 12, 2019

Disney Friends

Hello there!!  My goal to finish up my Disney album is moving right along!  
I'm hoping to have this completed by October 31st!!  

Here is a general page of some pics of some Disney friends that stopped by to have lunch with us:

I used this sketch from Let's Get Sketchy to get me started:

Off to pull more pics!

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Monday, September 2, 2019

Voyage of the Little Mermaid

Good afternoon!!  I have been working away on my finishing up my Disney album.  I am so close to being finished.  My goal is still to finish it completely by October 31st.  I feel like I am right on track too!

Here is my latest Little Mermaid page:

I hand cut the seaweed pieces from some vellum.  I also layered the patterned paper at the bottom.  The bottom piece is on pop dots for dimension.
The water / seashells bits are from Jolees. 

I am using this page for the "seashell" challenge from Challenge Up Your Life.
This site is new to me, and I am glad I was able to play along.

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Thursday, July 4, 2019

Celebrating our Countries

Good morning!!!  I am a little late posting this, but this month I a happy to be a Guest Designer at Lasting Memories Challenges!!

I've been playing along with their challenges for a long time now and it's a great group of talented ladies.  I love that they are all traditional scrappers we can all share our ideas.

The first challenge this month is Celebrating Canada Day.  The challenge was to create a layout or project that uses lots of red and white.

Here is my page:

Stop by the Lasting Memories blog and see what the other ladies have created!  
There will be more challenges to celebrate our countries this month,, so make sure you stick around and see what we come up with.

Have a great 4th of July!!!

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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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