Monday, July 6, 2015

Happy? Monday!

It's summertime, which means that Mondays don't hold the usual thrill for me that they do during school months.  I don't have quiet time, I don't have that leisurely coffee on the couch watching Young and the Restless before getting ready for work....  So Monday is just a Monday right now. lol

Sketchy Saturday at Paper Issues brought us a sketch by the uber talented Steph Buice, I love her work and was very excited to see that they had chosen one of hers to use. :)

Here is the sketch:

And here is what I did with it, using of course, some of the remaining Color Chaos papers from Bella Blvd.  I swear, I'm almost out of this stuff. ;)

Such a fun sketch, you could take it a whole bunch of different directions!!!

We have company coming in tonight for the week, so I doubt I'll be able to get back to the scrappy table until the weekend.  Have a great week everyone!!!

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Happy 4th of July!!

I totally missed Canada Day posting on here to wish my local Canadian friends a Happy Canada Day!!  So I'll combine it with todays wish for my south of the border friends to have a wonderful day celebrating with friends and family!!!  We had a good day on Wednesday, finished off with amazing fireworks down at our beach.  Always a great time!!

I did take a few evenings this week to try and work on some scrappy stuff.... things have been busy and we were out of town as well, so it took me 4 days to get one layout finished. LOL!!  I did this one for the Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues, based on a layout from Jennifer Holloway McMurtrey.  Here is her original version, which I really really loved....

And here is my version, using October Afternoons Treasure Map line, which is so frickin' cute!!!!!!

Always some inspiring challenges for fun around the PIFF group, if you haven't yet checked it out on FB, please do!!!!!

Thursday, June 18, 2015

Thirsty Thursday!!

To be honest, I don't really drink.  I enjoy a bevvie now and then when we're out, but around the house I don't tend to dip into the booze.  I think I'm missing out, because Thirsty Thursdays have always meant nothing to me.  I'm thirsty every day.  But for my 7up. lol

Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues is something that I have been trying to take part in.  I love doing a scraplift.  To me it's very similar to doing a sketch, because you may start off fully intending to follow the layout design to a 't' but it veers off on it's own wave length and the end result is up in the air.

This past week was a layout from Michelle Arseneault Gallant:

I decided to pull out my Crate Paper Confetti and Craft Market and mix them together for my take on it... my daughters choice of Mickey Ears made it very easy for me to choose pinks to work with for this photo:

Thanks for popping in!!!!

Monday, June 15, 2015

Um hi.

So if someone can be a gem, and start a fundraising campaign for me so that I can buy myself a new laptop, that would be swell.  This whole ipod thing is REALLY getting old.  Not only for blogging, but the weather is finally nice and we're getting outside and I've been finally taking pictures again and I can't even freaking edit them.  Seriously losing my editing skills in this 'no laptop' time of my life.

Just sayin'.

So when the man is nightshift, I try to get to the scrap table.  He's nightshift this set, so guess what I did?  Yes, I did.

I created this layout with nothing in mind but having fun and using up some more of my Color Chaos from Bella Blvd.  I didn't buy lots of it, I swear, but I sure am doing a bang up job of stretching it as far as I can!  I also brought out the Invisibles that I purchased that I got and wasn't quite sure what to do with them.  I think it turned out ok. ;)

Our town is being infested with nasty army worms, aka tent caterpillars.... and if they keep climbing up my house and all over my yard, I might be able to get to the table again before the man is nightshift again.  I hate these things, and I can feel them crawling all over me just thinking about them.  

Hope everyone has a wonderful week, get outside and enjoy any nice weather you have....and do something kind for someone that isn't expecting it. :)

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Finally some rain!

I know, who wishes for rain, right?  Well when you live in a forest, and it's super dry and fires starting everywhere, you wish for rain!!!!  Today there is some gorgeous drops falling from the sky and I hope it helps to get some moisture in the ground so they can cancel the fire ban....

I played along with the Scraplift Sunday at Paper Issues this past week, and I'm really happy with the result.  I used my Bella Blvd Color Chaos (seriously I didn't buy tons of this but it seems to be stretching pretty far! LOL!) along with some other sticker alphas.  The design was awesome and I stuck to it pretty close.

And my lift!

Can't wait for next weeks, scraplift inspiration is awesome!!!!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Magic of the Mouse!

Hello everyone!  Thought I would pop in and put up a few more Disney layouts I've gotten done in the last little while....  So many pictures to choose from, and I know I won't be scrapbooking them ALL, but it's been fun picking and choosing which ones to use!!

This was done using October Afternoon's new Treasure Map line, super awesome papers that I had fun with, but had a hard time cutting into a few of them like the stars.... I only got one sheet of each, big mistake! LOL!  This was where we stayed, the Little Mermaid rooms at the Art of Animation, and it was so awesome aside from the long walk to and from the main building.....

 The next 2 I dipped back into Simple Stories Say Cheese collections, I'm finding that it's harder than I thought to match these papers to the actual photos I took because I honestly don't have a lot of deep red, etc. in the pictures.  And, well, I'm kinda ocd about that kinda stuff. lol

Who doesn't love a spin on the magic teacups??

I loved running across this picture on one of the retaining walls from the construction.  And Makenna just so happened to be wearing her 'Off with their Heads' tshirt this day!!  Perfect photo op!!

Heading into another weekend, hopefully full of some rest and relaxation along with some yardwork and all that fun stuff.  Have a great one with your friends and family!!!

Monday, May 18, 2015

Happy Long Weekend

Well, to those that celebrate Victoria Day with me in Canada! :)  I am really enjoying an extra extra long weekend as I took Friday and Tuesday off as well!  My mom had surgery on Friday and will be gone for a few weeks, and my dad is in Mexico, and the daycare is full.... so I just took the days off that Darcy is working, fine by me! :)

I got a little scrappy this weekend, and also started trying to reorganize my scrap space as I bought a few new baskets.... only the baskets are twice as big as I thought they were going to be, so I'm not quite sure what to put in them! LOL!  That is deterring me from scrapping any more today because I can't even see my desk, so we'll see how determined I get to finish.

I put this layout together using Pink Paislee's Atlas line, I really wish I had purchased more papers, and embellishments to go with them, but I'm still happy with how it came out.  Nice and simple, and the colors were a perfect match for this picture I snapped in the Orlando airport on our way home from Disney.

I honestly can't remember if I shared this layout on here yet. lol  My littlest guy plays with his hair all of the time when he's tired, and this day he started playing with mine instead while watching tv.  I used Crate Papers Craft Market for the layout, nice soft colors with a little bit of an urban feel....  If you have seen it before on my blog, my apologies for having a bit of air in my brain. lol

I have a few new Disney layouts to share as well, and I'll be back later on in this coming week to do so!!

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