Thursday, June 23, 2011

Time Flies

If you have come here from the Twisted Sketches blog, you may have noticed I spelled flies wrong on my layout there. Well, even English Majors such as my self make silly mistakes, fortunately once I saw it on the blog I said to myself "you dummy, that's not right!" So here is the corrected one:
All I can say is thank God my father the editor wasn't here to see it! LOL! Anyway...... Please check out the Twisted Sketches blog to see Anam's awesome sketch, the twist this week is TIME, and play along with us! Just be sure to use spell check, before you post anything for the whole world to see!

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Summer/DT Call/Inspired by

Its summer at last! School is out and the pool is open! I love summer! If you love summer as much as I do, then check this out from the Paper Variety!

I'm sure you already have plenty of summer pictures waiting to be scrapped! If you play along you could win any available past kit and a free class from:

Unfortunately, this is my last project for The Paper Variety. So sad. I've had such a great time over there! Everyone there is soooo talented and sweet! There is a Design Team call going on right now for The Paper Variety! Go check it out HERE and try out! (after you finish reading my blog ofcourse!)

I want to show you how this layout came to be! First of all these are pictures of my youngest during field day this year, I love field day, it means summer is almost here !
So, I was inspired by THIS layout on the October Afternoon blog. I made a sketch of the layout I had in my head!

I loved the small pictures and banner, so I worked them in, but pushed the majority of my layout to the top of the page. I also loved how the paint/mist was splattered all over the page too. So, I created a star stencil and misted and splattered all over as well! I wanted to include a picture of the whole class so instead of the flashcard embellishment I added another photo. So, that's how this layout came to be!

Monday, June 20, 2011

Cosmo Cricket

Cosmo Cricket is sponsoring a chance to be published in Scrapbooks Trends Magazine! One of my scrappy goals is to be published in at least one magazine. Since I've never submitted anything to be published, I guess now would be the perfect chance! So, here goes....
Cosmo posted a sketch to use and this is my interpretation of it...........
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I used Social Club for this layout, probably not the usual line for outdoorsy pictures, but I love the colors in that line and they went so well with the picture! Sometimes you just have to think outside the box!  Here is a close up of the hidden journaling behind the photo:
If you would like to try out too or if you would just like to see the sketch,  go to Cosmo Cricket and check it out! Wish me luck!

Friday, June 10, 2011

Creative License

I thought I would try my hand at Sketchy Thursdays Guest Designer challenge again. This time there is a sketch and 3 inspiration pictures:

I instantly thought of the pictures I have of all the Holiday treats my son and I made last year. I know, most people look at these pictures and think: summer, fourth of July, I have always danced to my own beat! I guess it was the sprinkles and the yumminess of all the pictures that inspired me! We can just call it creative license! Whatever it was, I love the layout it conjured up!

Thanks for stopping by today! Happy Scrapping!

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Camo and Guns

The Paper Variety is at it again! Another awesome challenge is ready for your interpretation!
What could be more manly than camo and guns? Well, around my house, there's a lot of manliness! My hubby and 2 of our 3 boys went turkey hunting last fall and these are the goofy pictures of my boys being manly men before the "Big Hunt"!
I used papers from American Crafts "Campy" line, lovin' that line! This layout is also loosely based on one of the sketches from Sketch Support. You really have to play along with us this week because there is an incredible prize to be won! You could win this:

Wooooooo Hoooooo! Get goin' girls! With Father's day coming up, I'm sure there are lots of "masculine" projects just begging to be made!

It's SUMMER at Twisted Sketches

It's that time again at TWISTED SKETCHES! A new sketch is up and ready for you to play along! This weeks twist is very fitting ~ SUMMER!! I chose to use the amazing sketch to scrap a favorite picture of my brother when he was little! The photo was taken in 1964 at my aunt and uncles cabin, those were the days...  I hope this inpsires you to scrap some of your summer photos and play along with us!
For this layout I used a new company (at lease new to me!) called Simple Stories. The line I used is called, appropriately enough, "100 days of Summer"! I also used some October Afternoon and the large piece of blue and brown is from American Crafts "Campy" line.  Now go check out the blog and see everyone's interpretation, then grab some paper, glue and pictures and have fun!