ScrapMuch? Part 2

It's immensely frustrating to me that link-up tools won't allow you to link up more than one image from a single post. I guess I should try and keep up with my blogging more so I can spread out each layout to a single post, but life is usually getting in the way and I frequently find the need to lump together two or three pages in one post. Well, let's not waste any more time upon my soap box...here's another layout inspired by a November sketch over at ScrapMuch?

What I love about page designs like these is that I'm able to use up lots of smaller scraps. Yay for making another small dent in my stash, particularly the scrap stash. 

Thanks for looking!

ScrapMuch? Part 1

Happy Black Friday! Did anyone go out and brave the sales today...or last night? I don't usually, but Michaels had an amazing sale on art canvases (70% off!!) and I've been itching to do a large piece of artwork for the dining room of our new house, so I went and got one. It was so enormous I couldn't get it into my car and I had to have my dad drive me back to the store in his minivan to pick it up lol. Now I just need to wait on some more sales to purchase large quantities of gesso and paint to get started on my project!

In the mean time I will continue to dig into my large stash of scrappy product and get those projects done! Like I did with the following page which was inspired by one of the November sketches at ScrapMuch?

All of the product on this page is so old...My Mind's Eye and KI Memories Halloween papers as well as some My Mind's Eye Meadowlark paper and diecuts. Even the photos are fairly old...Halloween 2012. Not only did ScrapMuch? inspire me to create this page, but the giant title was a prize that I received quite awhile back when I randomly won for playing along with their challenges.

When I "finished" this page I realized I didn't have adequate space for journaling so somehow or another I'm going to have to find a good place to put some hidden journaling. Maybe a pull-out tag behind the photos? What do you do when you don't leave yourself space in the design for journaling?

Thanks for looking!


Your Smile Says It All

Happy Wednesday! I know I said this yesterday, but it really, really feels good to be back to scrapbooking. I haven't been able to get much done since this past Friday because the kids are off school for all this week, but I figured I could take the opportunity to post some of the layouts I've done since blogging is much quicker than creating a layout.

I was inspired to create the below page by two different challenges. I used the sketch from the November challenge at Scrappy Friends and I then used the Challenge #32 at Scrap Our Stash which is to use items that begin with the first letters of ALBUMS. I used Arrow, Letters, Uniball Black Pen, My Mind's Eye Rubons, Staples)

I've been able to get a lot of fun photos of the kids driving the Gator. They've really enjoyed having it, and even though I never would have actually bought them one I'm glad we have it.

Thanks for looking!

Product List:
Kaisercraft Chasing Rainbow patterned paper
American Crafts Amy Tangerine Stitched patterned paper
Elle's Studio Saltwater patterned paper
Recollections patterned paper
Bo Bunny alpha stickers
American Crafts Thickers
My Mind's Eye rubon alphas
Pink Paislee Hey Kid ephemera
Recollections washi tape
Heidi Swapp Color Shine
Liqitex gesso


I'm Back!

I cannot believe that it's been nearly FOUR months since my last post. I also can't believe how long I went without scrapbooking! I completed my last layout back in June and didn't get my supplies unpacked to start again until the last week of October. I was definitely suffering some serious withdrawals, which is probably why I have gotten so much scrapbooking done this last month. Unfortunately I haven't found as much time/opportunity to photograph and blog my layouts. There has been a lot of rain and wind in Dallas throughout November. And honestly, I'm still unpacking so I had to choose to spend my free moments creating or sharing what I created.  Fortunately it has been a great month for scrappy inspiration (which was perfect to get me back into the swing of things). The two following layouts were both created for the My Scraps and More Forum's Pinspirational Crop which ran from Nov. 6-15. Yes, yes I know...I'm just now posting them. Like I said....I had to choose between scrapbooking like crazy or scrapbooking a little & blogging. It was a no-brainer for me after such an extended hiatus. So without further ado...

I'm not sure how it is for you, but for me being creative is kind of like that old friend that you can go forever without talking to, but when you finally do talk to again you pick up right where you left off. It felt amazing to jump back into my scrapbooking after a forced break from it. I hope you've enjoyed what I've shared...there is much more to come!


Let's Get Sketchy July Week 4

Wow! Where on earth has July gone? It must have gotten lost somewhere amidst all the packing I've been doing. I had hoped to get in a bit of scrapbooking before I had to pack up all my supplies, but alas I was never able to. So it looks like this page for Let's Get Sketchy will be my last for a few months. I know it's not scrappy related, but perhaps I'll pop in with some "before" and "after" pics of the remodeling we're going to be doing on our new house. Otherwise I won't really have any blog post material until I'm unpacked and back in the saddle again.

And speaking of trying to stay on a scrapbooking topic, here is the final July sketch from Let's Get Sketchy...

And my take on it...

So it dawned on me about 6 months ago that I have not been keeping up with my kids birthday party photos. This year Santiago turned 7 and Paolina turned 5, yet I have never even finished scrapbooking the photos from their first birthday parties, let alone even gotten photos developed for all the proceeding birthdays. I think it's a similar case as with Christmas pics...I get overwhelmed by the sheer number of photos that I took, that I don't even know where to begin. Anyhow, right then and there I decided to bite the bullet and print out photos from Paolina's 2nd birthday party and make it a goal to have them scrapped by the end of 2015. I'm happy to say I'm half way through all of them...it's just too bad all this packing and moving is taking away from the time I had hoped to meet my goal.

Anyhow these photos were of some of the kids and the craft I had for them at the party...making their own crowns. All my product is super old, except for the watercolor-like chevron paper and the washi tape, which I picked up at Michaels last month when they were having one of their huge papercrafting sales (as if I need more scrappy supplies!)

Thanks for looking...hope you head over to Let's Get Sketchy to see what the rest of Team B has done!