Sunday, August 31, 2014

My dream ......................for Pixels and Paper Challenge

The September  photo inspiration at Pixels and Paper is below

When I looked at this photo I was drawn to the blue and serenity of the water.  I used a photo of me from my June trip to the Adirondack Museum.  they have this giant chair there that I climbed up in.  Then I used lots of blue: paper, a transparency, washi tape, ribbon, and a pin.

To see what the other DT members created from the inspiration photo head over to Pixels and Paper.

Saturday, August 30, 2014

Better late than never

At SID sketch Tuesday it is the double page team LOs this week.

Here is the sketch that we had to work from.

Here is what I created.  It is photo from last Christmas.  If you look closely you will see some of the same photos that I used already on single pages.  These pages will go in my daughter's scrapbook since side 1 is mostly photos of her. 

To see more of the LOs created and to enter their challenge for to SID.  You have 1 week to create a LO and post it.  You could be a guest designer if your LO is chosen.

Winter for Southern Girls

I made a winter LO for the texture challenge at Southern Girls.  I used paint and mist on my white brick paper.  Then I used some snowflakes to add the winter effect.  These pop right off the page to add lots of texture.  We are at the end of our summer and I know I really don't want to think about the harsh winter we had last year.  I did want my kids to be able to remember it so I took these photos.  

Sunday, August 24, 2014

SBC Sketch and Sizzling Setches

Well I have been busy and did not put up the SBC (scrapbook Challenges) Monday sketch for last week so today you get 2 sketches and a whole lot of  Sizzling Sketches.  I am actually posting this a day early so that I do not forget to post it tomorrow morning.

August 18th Sketch Sketch 407.  

Here is what I created.  Photos from the restaurant we loved, the Skinny Pancake.

 August 25, Sketch 408

 My LO is of  my kids and their cousins coloring Easter eggs.

Sizzling Sketch LOs that have already gone by.  I am not including the sketches for these as it would be way too much to look at.  Here goes.............

SS 7
These are the adult girls with their fake mustaches last christmas.

SS 8
These photos are from our family Christmas dinner.  This is  before we put on the mustaches.

SS 9
Here are some of the teenagers wearing their mustaches.  It is these mustaches that we adults later wore.

SS 11
Connor with his birthday cake last October.

So as you can see I have been busy creating pages for my kids' scrapbooks.  To see all the sketches go to SBC.  The deadline is August 31at.

Walrath Christmas

Here is another LO with photos from last christmas.  My daughter did not want me to take her picture but I did anyway.

These photos were taken while celebrating at my in-laws.  I used the August Sketch #28 from Kreative Koncepts for my inspiration to use all these hexagons.  I cut them using my punch.

To see this sketch go to Kreative Koncepts.  You have 6 more days to enter their challenge.

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Coal..oh that is a mustache

Last christmas some of the kids got stick on mustaches.  Here a four of them sporting their mustaches.

I used the August 1st sketch from Stuck Sketches.  I used 1 photo instead of the 2 that were in the sketch.

You can see this sketch and their partner color challenge HERE.  So if life gives you coal turn it into a mustache.

SBC Monday Sketch and Sizzling Sketches

 I am a few days late with my post for the SBC Monday sketch, but better late than never.  Here is the LO I made from the August 11th sketch.  It is a photo of my family while at the Magic Hat Beer Tour in VT.

SS 3
This photo is of my husband and I after our beer tasting.  I had a little more than I like.  I don't usually drink any beer and I had 4 small glasses.

These photos are from last christmas.  It shows our tree and the kids in front of it.  This is one photo that I take of my kids every christmas. 

SS 5
Here is a photo I took int he car on the way to the Beer Tasting Tour in April.

SS 6
Christmas photos taken at my mom's with all my sisters and brother and everyone's family.

During each week day in August there is a new sketch put out at SBC.  So if you have some time and need some inspiration that is the place to go for sketches.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Happy Us

Here is another christmas page.  Both my kids in front of our christmas tree.

I put my journaling on a card inside the envelope.

Challenges used for this LO are:
3or more  To use three photos and pockets or envelopes.
Studio Sketches  This challenge is to use buttons.
Scrap & Play Challenge #7, Let's Get Moody.  I used the colors in the mood board

You can go to any of these challenges to get all the details and enter your own creations.


Today I have photos of my daughter from last christmas eve.  That is when we open presents from each other.  We have the stockings and "santa presents" on christmas morning.

Here are a few of the details from my page.

I used the challenge from Kitchen Keepsake to use a time or date for the title of my page.  
The christmas LO from XOXO scrapbooking was the inspiration for my LO design.  
Southern Girls Challenge also has a christmas page challenge right now.
Have fun with any of these challenges.  Just click on the link to see the original challenge.

Tuesday, August 5, 2014

SBC Sizzlin Summer Sketches

Welcome to our 3rd annual Sizzlin Summer of Sketches here at Scrapbook Challenges.
For those that are new to SBC SS works like this…
Each Monday in August we post our regular Sketch + 2 challenges. Then from Tuesday – Friday we post a bonus sketch and some extra inspiration from the Sketch Crew. In addition to our regular sketches and challenges, any layout you complete with a Sizzlin Summer sketch can also be linked up for an entry into our monthly prize drawing! So without further ado…
I made a page about last easter when we colored easter eggs.
I used lots of spray mist on my background paper.  I used a transparency and some stickers for the title.

Here the sketch that it is based.

Kitchen Keepsake Blog Hop Winner!

 I used to choose the winner for the Blog Hop.  
The winner is..........
What a fun challenge! :) It gets you thinking!

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