Sunday, October 26, 2014

Happy Halloween!!

Halloween layouts aren't my usual.  I actually don't LOVE Halloween, please don't throw rotten pumpkins at me!!  In this day and age of buying the newest, most expensive costumes, it's hard to please the kids.... this year has been ok, one isn't dressing up, one is wearing the costume he wore last year, and the other 2 we outfitted at the second hand store for $10!

So anyways, I decided to do the It's a Sketchy Challenge from Canadian Scrapbooker, it's been a little while since I used one of theirs, but this one fit perfectly with the 2 pictures I wanted to use.  The sketch called for 3 but I tweaked it.

Here is the sketch....


And here is my take on it!  I can't tell you what paper this is, I inherited a ton of paper from my sister and still am wading through it all.... lol


I hope you all have a great Halloween with your little ones, and big ones too!!!!




Tuesday, September 30, 2014

Scrappy/life update!!

I was so excited to have school back in session.  Yes, I love my kids.  However, I also need a bit of a break from 4 kids every single day, all day long.  They are lovely, hilarious, generous, kids... but they are also LOUD. ;)

Brayden started nursery school which is only 2 half days each week, perfect for him right now.... just to learn to sit still once in awhile more than anything. lol  


I did a photoshoot with the kids before the leaves fell, but my favorite pictures were taken at 'the rock cut' which is about 10 minutes outside of town on the highway, with very large piles of limestone.... so not really 'fall' pictures, but they turned out SO well, I'm going to be putting together some Christmas presents of some sort with them shortly!!


Scrappy-wise I did manage to get to the table a few times in the last few weeks, which was awesome!  Brayden is starting to give me more freedom to get scrappy and I am very happy about it..... :)




Now that winter is settling in, I know that my scrap table will see more of me, and I am totally looking forward to it.....  Have a wonderful week everyone!!!!

Monday, September 8, 2014

Fall is here!!

As you can tell, this summer was busy busy busy!!  I didn't sit down to scrap more than a small handful of times, and most of those were for last minute birthday cards. LOL!  I was enjoying time at the beach with the kids, working, and of course our laptop had to get sent out AGAIN.

All is good now though, back in the land of the living and ready to tackle this new 'year' of school with the kids.  So far they are all enjoying it, but it's only day 4 so don't get all excited.....

I did do a layout this past weekend as it rained ALL weekend and my hunny was nightshift....

I won a prize package from Scrapbook Circle MONTHS ago that I hadn't opened up yet due to the busy summer, so I thought it was time.  And the Crate Paper inside along with the embellies was so soft and pretty, perfect for a girly picture :)

Thanks for checking in to those who didn't forget about me, and I'll be scrapping on a more regular basis now that things are back into routine.... :)

Thursday, June 19, 2014


Well, we finally have our laptop back after having to send it out for repairs... and looking back through my files, there were a few layouts I hadn't posted on here yet.  And, well, even if nobody is reading along, I thought I would add them.  :) LOL!








A few were created for sketches, challenges, etc. online and I've been trying to get to the table at least once/week.  Doesn't always work, but it's definately something I am working on!!

Thursday, June 5, 2014

I am not going to lie... this layout took me a little while to complete.  It sat on my desk for a few nights during the process while I figured out what I was doing with it and what all I was going to throw on the page.  In the end, after many little snips around the heart to frame it with solid color cardstock to make it pop (TWICE! LOL!) I found my groove, and I love the results.


I used the May kit from Scrapbook Circle, full of pretty pinks and other summery goodness from Heidi Swapp and Basic Grey.  Definately a very fun kit to work with!!  My picture of Kenna from 2 summers ago was perfect to pair with the papers.....

I hope that your June has started off with lots of warmth and sunshine, ours has been pretty good so far and we've been enjoying lots of outdoor time with the kiddos!!

Saturday, May 17, 2014

Spring is finally here!!

FINALLY I can have all of my windows open.  FINALLY we can put away our winter jackets and boots and mitts and hats and scarves.  FINALLY the beautiful weather has reached us and melted our snow.

I got my May kit from Scrapbook Circle in the mail the other day, and the second I opened it I think I gasped out loud.  So pretty.  Seriously pretty.  Awesome colors, perfect for spring.... nice and fun!!  Unfortunately, I have to take a break from the kits for a little while until we're caught up on some things around here, but hope to continue with them in a few months from now. :)

I created this layout for another challenge on their blog, "Don't Let Anyone Dull Your Sparkle".
Loved the little sequins in the kit, I think these are the first sequins in my stash and I will definately be picking more up!  I also threw on one of the Heidi Swapp glitter frames, those things are seriously cute!!

2 things that I did for this layout, I wanted to mention because you can take what is in there and turn it into something special no matter what it is!  The white and orange grid paper?  That's really from the Amy Tangerine packaging from one of the items in the kit... just cut out a triangle on the bottom and voila!  I also used the Heidi Swapp rubons to go slightly staggered on top of the paper cut out for 'Here we go' and it looks like it was meant to be a watercolor paper instead of just black and white!


The next layout was just for fun, and is about as furthest from my imagined layout as you can get. LOL!  I do love how it turned out, and love that I used lots of pinks on a layout with me and my youngest son. ;)


I hope you have a great long weekend, with beautiful weather, family and friends! :)

Friday, April 18, 2014

April Recipe Challenge!

In between boiling and dyeing eggs.... dying? dyeing?  Whatever, we made them colorful....  Well in between that, I managed to get another layout done and used a recipe challenge (#73) from Scrapbook Circle.  

'A pinch of this, a dash of that' got me digging through my kit to see what I could use, and it fell together pretty easy... and honestly not completely my normal page, but I love it!


Tayla asked me why I did another layout with this picture, as I have used it before... I told her I just love it that much that it deserved to be showcased twice.  She said 'yeah, it does'.... gotta love teenagers. LOL!

 
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