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

Monday, February 18, 2013

IASST sketch challenge

If you are looking for a great group of women who love to scrapbook, PLEASE join us at IASST

We have a lot of fun and this year we have a 52 sketch challenge to complete. 

Here are some of my pages using the challenges

Sketch 28: I used swap piecs instead of circles on the sketch


Sketch 35: FIRST time ever I cut something in half and placed on both sides.  I like it :)

Sketch 38: rotated and used hearts instead of stars

Sketch 42: not my best work but I think that is because I have put off these pictures FOREVER  I used squares instead of the circles in the sketch to go with the paper

Now just 40 sketches left for the year!!

Sunday, February 17, 2013


Just returned from an outstanding scrapbook weekend that included my mom and GiGi!

We all had a blast and I was able to complete some challenges.  My friends could not believe I was designing some of these pages.  A huge thanks to the blogs for making me work outside of my comfort zone.

First challenge: Sketch In Thyme
This is so not me... ribbon, flowers, pearls  OH MY

Second challenge: BE BOLD

I used swap pieces from IASST.  Then my friend gave me her animals she cut using the Cricut.  I feel the bright yellow is very bold along with the different patterns in the title.

Third Challenge : Sketch-N-Scrap
I love this sketch; and I love what I did with it.  The colors are bright.  The seagull adds so much to tell the great story of the seagull crashing into the pole at the playground. Plus I used the picture I took of the sign as the title.

Fouth Challenge: another Sketchabilities

Pictures to document our boat ride to Mackinaw Island this past summer... my boys love it.  I was REALLY out of the comfort zone with the stickles. 

That is it for now :)  So glad I was able to work on some challenges and look forward to more soon

Sunday, February 10, 2013


My scrapbooking mojo has returned :)  I am making pages and feeling great.

I am pleased to share that I completed my first blog hop and thought it was cool.  I  have brainstormed several ideas so I can use the same sketch they did.  I would recommend checking it out. Blog Hop  Valentine's Day at Sketch N Scrap

Challenge completed #1
I used sketch number 12 from IASST  This will also meet the requirements for a challenge on Colorful Creation.
Challenge completed #2
This will also meet requirements for a Colorful Creation layout.  I also introduced my boys onto a new boy blog site: It's about a boy  I was so proud that I finally used this kit. It is from the Basic Grey Class I take at my local scrapbook store. 
Challenge completed #3
This page will meet a requirement on Colorful Creations.  I got the sketch from Sketch-N-Scrap after following the blog hop this morning.  I am proud of the turn out.  The pictures are from our summer trip to Mackinac Island.  This is Arch Rock.  AMAZING
Final Challenge
This was a hard one...  On June 16,2012 I finally had that moment.  You know the one when you know you are too big to enjoy life with your family.  From that day forward... I have paid attention to myself and want to be a great mom.  I now watch what I eat and attempt to exercise.  Thanks to Scrap it with a Song I found the perfect way to capture the moment.  The sketch I used is from IASST.