Wednesday, March 5, 2014

I am back!

So we are on snow day three due to 2 inches of ice then an additional 2 inches of snow...  I am using this time to explore online challenges.  I have been scrapbooking a lot but always am disappointed in my creations.  I really think I am most creative when I use a challenge. 

Today I found several new blogs and also the challenges listed on   I look forward to joining some of those. 

But for my first challenge back I created the following page:
This will meet the challenge listed on Feeling Sketchy (I rotated the sketch)
This will also meet the challenge featured on Scrap the Boys
This only uses the colors of green, yellow, and blue.   

Friday, May 31, 2013

Too late...

Patty came over today and I was able to work on three more challenges... but of course the submission dates were already over.   Better luck next time :(

Question: how do you photograph your layouts to post online?  Everyone else always has perfect pics with nothing else around!  What am I doing wrong??

Thursday, May 30, 2013

Summer Break=Scrapbooking

Yeah for summer break!  I finally have time to scrapbook and am having a great time.  I am working on challenges and relaxing after a long school year.

Challenge one: Use Three Pattern papers and rub-ons to complete a layout from Scrap Our Stash  I really had to dig deep into my stash to find some rub on as I am not a fan.  I used them on photos this time; I have NEVER done this before; but like how it looks.  The pattern paper was the easy part as I LOVE pattern paper.

Pictures are from our vacation to Michigan last summer
Challenge two: Took more time as I researched song lyrics to do something different.  I also was able to use this same layout for another challenge asking us to use two different alphabets.  (I have never done this as well.  I don't mix things up well.)  This sketch is also from the IASST challenge.

Scrap It with a Song  I used lyrics from  Mr. Blue Sky by Electric Light Orchestra  in my title
Scrap Your Story  I used 2 different alphabets.  I stamped some words but put the most important work in red stickers.

This is it for tonight... I am looking forward to a rewarding summer and catching up with my projects.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Scrapbooking.... What is that?

Oh the last nine weeks of school takes so much of my time....

I haven't really scrapbooked for about a month.  I have completed some swaps including a big project of 2 sets of  12/12 layouts dealing with a month.  They have taken a lot of time. 

I also have been involved in a circle journal here in town taking three spots. (Long story but I am doing the work for my grandmother and mom's journal as well as my own.)

I did take a few minutes today to write scrapbook goals for the summer break (PLEASE HURRY!!)

This summer I want to:
1. Finish scrapbooking all photos from 2012 ( I am about to June)
2. Enter at least one challenge a week
3. Finish the 52 layout for the IASST challenge
4. Attend one weekend retreat
5. Update blog weekly

Hopefully that will motivate me to stay on track!

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Another Sunday of Challenges

It has been a long week... work was crazy!  Friday night was the Blue and Gold Banquet; then Saturday I spend the day taking care of a sick husband.  Therefore, I rewarded myself today with challenges.

First Challenge: Hoarders  Use something in your stash that is over a year old from About A Boy.  This layout is from my first Basic Grey Class in March 2011.  So glad I was able to use it, finally.

Challenge 2: Over on Scrap Your Story Use just one photo; this is not like me.  I love lots of photos on my page.  I used the sketch from Creative Scrappers

Third Challenge: from a new blog I am following The Studio Challenges    I used paint for the first time by painting the star chipboard and using foam stamps for one of the alphabets.  The other alphabet is Basic Grey stickers.

Fourth Challenge: Using the sketch from Sketch-n-scrap I designed this page.  I also can enter this layout at Red Carpet Studio because I used my favorite embellishment of BUTTONS!

Final Challenge for today is from Colorful Creations.  I was to use black and white with a touch of green.  This was a lot harder then I thought it would be.  But it is done!

YEAH: scrapbooking helps me relax and I cannot wait to spend more time on it this week!

Sunday, February 24, 2013

Layout Complete

I have been trying to complete a challenge of CSI but never had the time.  My youngest is home sick this weekend... so the time was perfect.  I am in love with site and not sure why!

The colors were the biggest challenge for me and honestly, I am not sure I completed it correctly.  It looks like I might need to use something like the photo but if I am wrong at least I tried.  Challeng e details

The sketch is from Creative Scrappers   They have a book coming out soon with a variety of sketches that I am debating on purchasing.  Their sketches work with anything.

Pictures are from this summer when Carol and I found Chester, Illinois.  The home of the creator of Popeye.  The entire town was dedicated to the comic strip.   Someday we will return; there was so much to do!

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Who needs another challenge blog?

I mean honestly... who doesn't need one more great challenge blog to follow.   The ideas that come from them amazing me. 

Join me along in following the new blog Scrap Your Story.   They will start posting challenges March 1