Sunday, January 27, 2013

Sisters............from Scrapbook Challenges

   Here is another challenge from Scrapbook Challenges.  It is from Nanette.  It is a Diecut, shape challenge.  The challenge is:  use hearts on your layout or card.  It can be digital or traditional, whatever you like best.

Here is my LO with hearts on it. 

It is my 2 sisters and I from December 2011.  Join in on this challenge by going to Scrapbook Challenges.


Saturday, January 26, 2013

Scrapbook Challenges: My Wildcard Challenge

January is a time for New Beginnings.
You may want to have a new style or new look for your New Beginning. I always want a new wardrobe to go along with a new beginning. I used to sew a lot and make many of my clothes. Those days are long gone, now I go to the store for my new wardrobe. I still do a little sewing now and then but when I got serious about scrapbooking I moved my scrap stuff into my sewingroom/walk-in closet. Now when I want to do a little sewing I go out on my porch where my big sewing machine is set up and ready to go.

My Wildcard Challenge is to Use Something from the Sewing Room. If you don't have a sewing room maybe you have a sewing box.

Things you can use may be:  sewing on your page by machine or hand, buttons, fabris, ribbon, felt, lace, ric rak, yarn, straight pins, safety pins, zippers, tape measure. Anything goes!

Here is mine LO

I used ribbon, buttons, a piece of sewing tape that had my son's name on it to label his clothes for camp. I used my sewing machine to sew around my big green patterened paper and my ribbon.

Please add your LO to the gallery at Scrapbook Challenges and then post it to this here to be entered into the challenge.  I can't wait to see what you come up with!

In order to be eligible for this month prize package all layouts and projects must be uploaded by 11:59 pm PST on January 31st.

Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Stuck Sketch LOs

This first LO is from the Janurary 1st sketch.  The photos are of my niece and nephew while visiting last year!  We had a birthday party for my 2 teenagers and these 2 year olds were able to come with their mom, my sister.  I thought the page needed some pop so I found some sequins in my January FitKit from ScrapFit that I just bought.  What a mess it was to glue then all on, but well worth the effect.

This second LO is from the January 15th sketch.  It is a photo of my husband and I from December 2011.  It was taken to remind us of the winters in New York.  We are dreaming of the time we can retire to our condo in Florida.  I used the Januray kit from Scrapbook Circle for the paper and embellishments for this LO.
To join in on these challenges head over to Stuck Sketches.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Sketch 328 from Scrapbook Challenges

It is Monday and time for another sketch from Scrapbook Challenges

I did a double page spread for this challenge.  I wanted to use the photos of my son opening his new gun on his birthday.

I used some camouflage paper for my strips between my lines of photos.  The silver circles are birthday cakes. 
If you want to join this challenge and be entered to win a prize go to this Scrapbook Challenges link for details and the sketch in digital or printable form.  I look forward to seeing your work there and what you come up with!   



Thursday, January 17, 2013

Siena College

My husband graduated from Siena College and for the past few years he has gone to a golf expo there the day after Thanksgiving.  Last year the kids and I went with him.  It was a chance for me to see a little of his Alma Mater.
After  buying a few things (I got a shirt and a sweater and I don't even golf!) we drove around and he showed us some of the sights.  We stopped outside the Chapel and tried to go inside.  It was locked, as were most building since it was vacation for the students.  So I just took a photo of him and the kids outside the building.  I used sketch #241 from Creative Scrappers

Thanks for looking! 

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New Year Card Challenge from Scrapbook Challenges

If you like to make cards then this challenge is for you!

Scrap a card to let your family and friends know what your goal, missions, resolutions or wishes are. Now is the time to think about the next chapter in your real or scrapping life. You can just wish everyone a happy new year or try to inspire or motivate. It can be a simple card like mine or as elaborate as you want it to be. Be creative and most of all have fun!!


Start with a 5x3" canvas or paper
  • Scrap your New Year's card
  • Use numbers (small or large)
  • Show your wishes, motivation, inspiration, goals and/or resolutions
  • Decorate and finish the card any way you want

Please post the image or layout of the card in the SBC Challenges gallery.
The link to it here before 11:59 on January 30th in order to be eligible for this month's prize package.

Here is my card:
I fussy cut this birdcage out of some patterned paper.  Added the number 2013 and a whole bunch of mini words that tell some people I wish to spend time with and some ideas I hope to be able to do in 2013.  So go ahead and see what you can come up with for your 2013 card! 

Sunday, January 13, 2013

Dad with layered embellishment

This is  for the Step Class #12:  Layered Emblellishments from ScrapFit

It is a collage photo of my husband from school.  I made the layered embellishment by using a tag, part of a flower, some gems, buttons and  chipboard words.  This class may not be one of my best.

Saturday, January 12, 2013

Pick Your Palette Colour Challenge

At Scrapbook Challenges the challenge was to use 5 colors in your photo as your base for your LO. 
Here you will see I used greens, tan, brown, and black.
I used these colors:
From this photo: 
To create this LO of my son with his new gun on his14th birthday in 2011.
I'f love for you to join us for thsi challenge at Scrapbook Challenges.  For the complete info for this challenge go to SBC Pick Your Palette Colour Challenge

Thursday, January 10, 2013

Scrapbook Challenges Sketch #326

Here is my first 2013 LO that I made for the Scrapbook Challenges Design Team! 
It is from our trip to New York City.  My kids are standing in front of the Statue of Liberty.

Here are the sketche for a single page LO

 Or a double page LO

So if you take some time to scrap you may want to use one of these sketches and add it to the Sketch #326 Challenge at Scrapbook Challenges.  While you are there check out their new look and join in the fun!

Monday, January 7, 2013

Scrapbook Challenges

I am so excited to share the news that I am part of the Sketch Crew for Scrapbook Challanges.  You can see the announcement here  I have been inspired by their website for several years....from when they were at their old site.
Be on the lookout for more posts from me about this great scrapbook place!

Saturday, January 5, 2013

Seat #22 at Spiderman

Workout #83 - Wish Upon A Star from ScrapFit was perfect for my photo of my family next to the poster for the Spiderman Musical.  When we went to NYC last summer we had tickets to go to this musical.  The nigth before the musical we spotted the poster downtown.  I made my family stand next to it and then snapped the photo of them.
I folded the e-ticket from the musical and put it on the LO with a clip.  I didn't want to glue down the paper so I use some star ribbon holders to keep the ticket in place.  Once I threaded the ribbon through the stars I positioned them on my LO so that they would not move.
I put some small stars onto my LO and then misted over them on the upper left hand of my background paper.  When I shot the mist most of the stars flew away and thus only a couple of stars showed up.  So then I made a mask with stars for the upper right hand of my paper.  I cut the stars out and then put the mask onto my paper then misted.  These stars came out much better. 
Lastly I wanted a big star for my journalling box.  I used a journal stampto stamp on a plain piece of white paper.  Then I traced a star on the back side of the paper and freehand cut out the star.  I wrote the journalling onto the lines.  After I attached the star to the paper I added the glitter glue outline to my star.  You can see a close-up of this star and one of the ribbon stars with the ribbon holding down the ticket below.