Tuesday, June 20, 2017

It's a Boy Thing

Here is page I made with bugs!!  lol!
I've had these bug rub ons for a very long time and was surprised that I could actually get them to work correctly.

I did this page for the "It's a Guy Thing" from Connie Can Crop.

That beetle or spider thing on the side creeps me out....just saying...

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Pretty in Pink

Now that I managed to complete a few "boy" pages, I used the challenge from Cookin" Up Creations to do this page.
The challenge was to be inspired by the movie Pretty in Pink - and to add the word Pretty somewhere on your page, the color pink and the color gold.  I used a CM punch on some gold paper to add some hearts.

This sketch from Creative Scrappers was my placement inspiration:

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Dad Knows Best

More pictures of Dad - because it's Father's Day weekend!

I used this Subway art challenge from Granddiva to figure out where to start:
We were to choose a saying from the art board:

And then I put it all together with this sketch from Sketch N Scrap:

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Let's Set Sail

Time with the hubby is so rare nowadays.  It's such a treat to finally be able to get away for a bit. 
We were lucky enough to be invited to a dinner cruise on Lake Michigan.  We had a great time!

I used this 2 page sketch from Let's Scrap:

And this inspirational picture from Creative Embellishments:
I also added my nautical pieces  - the anchors - lighthouse and compass:

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Ridin' the rails

Everywhere we go, no matter how old we are, we always have to ride the kiddie train!
Here was a trip we took to a local museum that had a train that took us for a ride around the scenic grounds.

I used this Tic Tac Toe challenge from Scrap Our Stash.
I went across the top - Red - Buttons and Ribbon.
I chose this pictures to work with the "things that go" challenge at Cookin' Up Creations:

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Happy Father's Day

I know, I'm a couple of days late, but we were out enjoying the day.  This picture was actually taken last year.  This is Grandpa with most of his grandkids.
Quick Quote had a challenge to complete a project that was masculine.  I thought Father's Day would be great.  

My inspiration was this sketch from Stuck?! sketches:

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Lego Mania!

Nothing like seeing the Master Creators and their creations on a trip to Legoland!
Here are some pics of the creations of Chicago.

I was motivated to scrap these pictures by this color combo offered up by Scrap the Boys.  The first thing to come to mind were Boys and Legos:

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Hello - Atlantic Hearts~

Trying something new this time.  I saw this challenge site named Atlantic Hearts and although it looks like a card sketch, I thought I would use it for a page.
My oval cutter was of course, not the right size, so I put a few oval together and it gave the mat a scalloped look.
The color combo came from the Taste of Color Challenge from The Scraproom Group on FB.
The title and these papers have been in the stash FOREVER!
Finally found the perfect solution to using them!

Here is the original sketch:

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Friday, June 16, 2017

Cousin's Wedding

Hello all!  Today I want to share a couple of layouts I made with some pictures from a cousin's wedding.  The Mother of the Bride was kind enough to send us these beautiful pictures that taken.

The first page I made using a sketch from Sketches in Thyme #280.  In addition to using the sketch, I played with the challenge at Another Freaking Scrapping Challenge which was to use a wedding as your theme:

For the second page, I played along with 1-2-3 Challenges.  The challenge this time was to use:
1.  White (my background paper that was lightly misted)
2.  Love (chipboard title that I covered in Stickles)
3.  Bling (the floral piece I used has bling and I also added pearl bling brads)

I also used a new sketch from Sketchabilities for this page:

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Monday, June 12, 2017


This has to be one of my most favorite pictures of my 3 kids!  lol!
Jason looks so left out,..but he didn't want to do a funny pose, so the girls did their best without him.  He looks mad, but that's his "they are so crazy, I don't know them" face...lol

I used the single page sketch from Stick It Down:

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Dressed for Success!

Since I just HAD to have this cute little graduation gown, I figured there was no other time to finally use than now!

I used this sketch from Memory Nest #89.  

So happy to use up the old stash!  And the owls are so stinkin cute!

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You did it!!

While I had all the graduation goodies on my desk, I grabbed this picture of my niece and her high school graduation.  I added the tickets to the page too.  I love saving stuff like that.  :)

Here is the sketch I used from Scrapping Clearly

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Head of the Class

Happy Monday!!
Here is a page I squeezed out before I had to get outside and work on the deck.
I used a few pieces of ribbon and lace from the stash:

I used this color mood board from Scrapping Clearly as my inspiration:

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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Congrats Grad!

Yes, more graduation pictures!  
My dd was lucky enough to be chosen to recite a graduation poem she had written (that will be featured in another layout).
Here she is at the podium and receiving her award.  So Proud!

I used this sketch from Rochelle Spears.
Again, more old stash too!  This grad owl and stack of books are a set that has been around for a long time.  I feel so accomplished having finally used them!

Class of 2016

LOVE how this page turned out!  I had many more flowers on this page and had to remove some...lol.  It's still alot but I love it!
I bought this huge title piece last year and I feel like it 's been around forever!
And this professional picture of my grad was the perfect addition!

I used this gorgeous sketch from Scrap the Girls:

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So Proud of my Grad!!

I had a lot of fun playing with this sketch.  Of course, I had some great pictures to work with!
I had started collecting grad supplies a while ago and I was so happy to be able to use it finally!
This tassle has been around for quite a while.  

I used this sketch from The Scraproom Blog

And I am also using this for the "something hanging" challenge from Archiscraps;

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Playing like a champ!

He is so cute!  And he had so much fun learning basketball!
And he earned his first medal!

The sketch I used is from Sketch N Scrap:

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Bitty Basketball team

Love these old pictures of my little guy!  This was when he was first starting out in basketball. He had an amazing coach and he learned so much that first year.

The sketch I used was from Sketches in Thyme:

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Geek is Chic

Can you tell my little Geek is so happy to be done with 8th grade??
She is such a goofball!  But she had an amazing last year and is so excited to be starting high school!
I used her funny pictures with a sketch from Stuck?! sketches:

And the title pieces are from Imaginisce.  More old stash getting used!

Here is the sketch:

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Staying cool..one way or the other

This goofy Chicago weather is making me nuts!   On Saturday I got sunburned...last night I was freezing!  It went from 92 degrees down to 66!  
Anyway, I did this page with some fun pictures of my niece.

I used some cute acrylic pieces as accents and this sketch from The Studio Challenges:
The title was a challenge from Paper Issues - to use one tiny word.  I know,..there are lots of words on the background paper...lol.  But I chose to highlight just one!

And here is the original sketch:

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Musical Performance awards

Good morning!!  I was lucky enough to have some time to scrap over the weekend.  So happy to be able to have some "me" time in between baseball games and yard work.

Here is my page for the sketch challenge from Let's Get Sketchy:

I used some older metal rimmed tags. It feels good to dig into the old stash and finally start using things again.

And here is the original sketch:

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Thursday, June 1, 2017

Sketch N Scrap #5

Gotta love being able to finish up the month with one more sketch challenge!
Here is my take on challenge #5 from Sketch N Scrap:

And here is the original sketch:

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